Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sunday Post #178


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

So... three weeks into January and not much happening. Just reading and Netflixing a bit and playing around with some flash fiction along with more serious writing stuff. Now that the year is underway I'd like to spend more time on that.  Hopefully we'll survive and I'll be considering each Sunday Post to be a milestone from here on out. I'm only partly kidding. :) 

We're about a week (okay a little more) away from the premiere of The 100 S4. I am SO ready for the return and will be reviewing episodes again this year. So if you're a The 100 fan don't be shy! And of course I think It Starts at Midnight will be doing her usual reviews with her partners in crime- those are not to be missed.    

I reviewed Dark Matter this week (mind blowing) and discussed Would You Live Forever If You Could? Next week's discussion will be on Cover Love and specifically urban fantasy- Is It Hot?  And... my copy of Freeks arrived! 

Dark Matter


Last Weeks Stuff:

I did a Cover Characteristics post featuring storm clouds. Tuesday Tagline featured Royal Bastards and my Top Ten was all about the underrated reads. My discussion post this week was Would You Live Forever If You Could? And I reviewed Dark Matter- an awesome read. Bookcover Spotlight #84 takes a look at an upcoming read.      

Next Week: 

Cover Characteristics will look at retro scifi- I'm linking it with Vintage SciFi Month. Tuesday Tagline returns along with Top Ten freebie and a look at urban fantasy art for my Wednesday discussion post. And I'll be reviewing Rising Tides- a dystopian set in a world of elevated sea level. Bookcover Spotlight will look at one of my fave covers of the year so far. 

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

The Wanderers (The Wanderers, #1)

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60 comments:

  1. You made me want to read Dark Matter, Greg! It sounds so, so good!

    The pulp fiction cover looks very uncomfortable for the woman there... that position is pretty weird.

    The art you shared is great! I really love the 'Uncomplicated' one. That's how life should be - laying down in the shade on a hot summer day :D

    Have a great weekend and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  2. The 100 is one of the many series that I want to watch. I think I might do a post about what I need to catch up on TV wise so everyone can see how hopeless my situation is!

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  3. Not much happening here either. SO excited for Dark Matter but the library wait is going slow. Love that last snowy picture. Have a great week!

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  4. The table breaking thing looks horrible. I hope that person in the second video is okay. And the pulp cover makes me uncomfortable, because the woman looks like she's been roofied. I CAN'T WAIT for The 100! I'm still debating whether I want to wait and binge watch or watch every week. I know I'll be salty about not being able to discuss it while it's on (and having to wait) if I decide to binge watch, but at the same time I like to be fully immersed. It's a tough choice. :D Love those pictures!

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  5. Had a fairly quiet week too which has been nice because I've had more than enough crazy ones! Your review has me wanting to read Dark Matter. It sounds so intriguing. Love the art as usual! Have a great week!

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  6. That sounds great Greg, to focus on other writing. I'm hoping to do that this year, but January has been a bust.

    I've been Netflixing too. I blame you for getting me addicted! :-)

    Must check out your review of Dark Matter!

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  7. Hubs and I have been thinking about returning to The 100. I need to figure where we left off!

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  8. Table breaking? Just...why?! I'm glad that January is going well for you so far! I've been getting a lot of reading done lately, so yay for that. Not feeling well at the moment though so *thumbs down*

    -Lauren

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  9. Not sure what compels some people. Looking forward to the 100. Loved the sunny 62 degrees weather today. Felt like we should go to the beach. Have a greet week.

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  10. Yep, pretty boring over here, too. I hate winter time in the Midwest... so boring :( At least I can say I haven't resorted to table crashing. How dumb are these people? Sheesh...

    Have a great week!!

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  11. I have Dark Matter on my list....and I especially love the art this week. The city views, and the one with the balcony...awesome!

    Thanks for sharing...and I must check out The 100. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  12. So not table breaking anytime soon. LOL I am so thrilled you loved Dark Matter :) Hope the week ahead is a good one for you!

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  13. I LOVED Dark Matter! Loving the art this week. Have a great week :)

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  14. Dark matter sounds so thrilling - we really want to read it now. Love the art you shared. We're wondering, is Pascal Champion the artist, or the winner of some art prize? We'd like to find more of her/his works. Nice Sunday post!
    ~ Pendragons 

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  15. What the hell is the table breaking challenge, and why are some people doing it on top of other people?! I swear I question the sanity of people sometimes. Who in their right mind lays on a table and lets someone belly flop onto them from on top of a car or a building???

    Anyway, moving on from THAT... I keep saying I'm going to get back to writing this year, and so far it just keeps not happening -_- Good luck with your writing though :-)

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  16. You always find the most gorgeous images. I'm loving the beach theme. *glares at the foggy cold weather outside*

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  17. I need to read Dark Matter - haven't heard anything bad about it. I would love to write more but never have time (or rather, use the time unwisely instead). Have a good week.

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  18. I'm trying to catch up on The 100. I've disliked Season 1 a lot, had to force myself through it and then ended up being positively surprised at the end of it and Season 2 took a very dark turn. I am now in the middle of it and hopefully will manage to catch up at some point!

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  19. Hm... there are times when I boggle at what used to be allowed to go on book covers, because the pulp fiction offering this week is really unpleasant. And talking of boggled... table breaking - REALLY?? If anything is a strong advert for reading books it has to be that! Thank you for once again providing some thought provoking imagery and I loved your review of Dark Matter. Have a good week, Greg:). My Sunday Post - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/sunday-post-22nd-january-2017/

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  20. I'm off to check out your review of Dark Matter! I have been waiting for someone to review it so I could get a better sense!
    Sometimes I wonder about the trends that take off...table breaking...WHY?!
    Have a great week!

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  21. It is a rather slow start to the year and I am totally ok with that, If the pace stayed like this I would be very happy.
    I keep hearing about Dark Matter, I wonder if I would like it. I need to look more into it and read your review since I haven't been able to visit this week because real life happened :)

    I hope you have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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  22. So I guess I need to add Dark Matters to my list, I wasn't real sure about it. So that Table breaking thing...why are people so stupid...lol.

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  23. I don't think I'm going to be watching The 100 this season - it's just too emotionally draining. I'll get my fix with bellarke fluff fan fiction, hahaha. HOWEVER, I am definitely looking forward to your reviews because I like to know what's happening in canon even if I'm not watching. :)

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  24. I loved Dark Matter too! So creative.... and different, and isn't that a breath of fresh air to find a story that you haven't read in one form or another before

    The artwork is minimalist and wonderful! I just love it and thank you for always including a bit of discovered pictures here each week; it's appreciated. Have a great week.

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  25. I love the artwork!
    Table breaking? Well, that's interesting. It always amuses me that little things like bottle flipping, planking, and table flipping can become such a big 'thing' in this day and age. As if there's nothing more constructive to do.
    Have a great week! :)

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  26. Dark Matter has been getting such great reviews, think I'm going to have to give it a try. And I love the art this week :)

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  27. Dark Matter sounds good and it would be a nice change from what I normally read. Plus everyone is talking about it so I'm curious now lol. The table breaking is crazy! It's scary to think of what they'll try next lol. You've always talked about The 100 so I need to check that out on Netflix. I hope you have a great week!

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  28. Pulp Fiction covers tend to have risque covers on them but this takes the cake, I think. Lol.

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  29. How's the weather up there, Greg? We're having some unusual weather today -- for this time of year, that is. We're getting wind gusts of up to 35 MPH! Not that I mind, though. The wind takes the edge off the heat! Lol.

    Really enjoyed your review of "Dark Matter", and am looking forward to reading this book some time this year (hopefully!).

    I'll be checking out your "Cover Characteristics" post next week. Retro SF covers sounds GREAT!!

    LOVE that video of Mark Hamill with the light saber prop! Although I'm more of a Star Trek fan, I do LOVE those light saber battles! (And those AWESOME space battles, too!)

    LOVE that you're sharing more Pascal Campion art this week! I really like his work!!

    Thanks for sharing all your bookish news! Hope the week ahead is a TERRIFIC one!! :) :) :)

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  30. I really want to get Dark Matter on audio for my husband to listen too, but our local library doesn't have it yet. Bummer. Have a great week Greg! - Lauren @ Obsessive Book Nerd

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  31. There is so little going on here too and I am feeling some winter doldrums. I need to get in the groove of doing something more productive for a longer period of time than what I am currently doing. I think I'm just a little bit bored and going from one thing to the next.
    Those crazy table breaking fools! They are all going to live out their old age in miserable pain.

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  32. Awesome week you had! I haven't seen the 100 yet, but I would love to and I'm hoping to read Dark Matter some time!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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  33. I think it's b/c of you I added Dark Matter; it was really intriguing to me. I hope to post tomorrow as I have laundry to start and need to get some crocheting done. Takin' a quick break as I'm heating up burger and fries leftovers right now from yesterday's jaunt to BJ's. The little one was awarded a certificate for a free kid's meal from her PE teacher who liked how she listened to directions and immediately carried them out. Have a good Sunday.

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  34. I like The 100 and looking forward to its return. Of course I have to refresh my memory as to how it ended. LOL

    Have a great week!

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  35. Crazy videos! And I'm excited for the return of The 100 and The Walking Dead. Such fabulous artwork. Thanks for sharing, Greg!

    My Sunday Post

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  36. Awesome art - I really like Winter Bonfire! I stopped watching the 100 when they got to the AI... my husband didn't like it and I really only have time to watch TV with him, so yeah, it just fell by the wayside. I'm curious to know what's happening though, so I may read your reviews, despite not being current with the show.

    Have a great week!

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  37. Wonderful art work - love them all, the simple and the beautiful. I don't watch 100 but so happy to know you have a show you really look forward to.

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  38. I'm curious about The Wanderers. Will have to look for your upcoming review. I like Pascal Campion's artwork Tomorrow Same Time. Enjoy your reading and Netflix viewing this week!

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  39. Great post! And hey, next time you are just Netflixing, check out X-Files yeah?! Its back up! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  40. Beautiful art! I LOVE Winter Bonfire, Walking on the Beach at Night, and Sometimes I Just Can't Sleep. And the cat one, because I love cats!

    Have an awesome week!

    ~Michelle @ FaerieFits

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  41. Ok then, I'll dig out my Dark Matter. Love the last two pieces of art in particular.

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  42. I love all the beach themed artwork. I could use a day at the beach right about now. I am obsessed with The 100. (At least we get to see Charles Vane there, right?) I look forward to the new season. I'm glad you are a fan as well. Enjoy your books!

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  43. I really love Pascal Campion, I am so glad you shared him with us. They are really slice of life art, and I love the styling.

    I couldn't finish watching The 100. :( My husband can't wait though for the next season!

    I'm looking forward to seeing your own fiction! I toy around with writing too - maybe I will do a little writing of my own!

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  44. Three weeks into January! I don't even know where the time has gone right now. I feel like I need another reset already. πŸ˜‚

    Wow, you've just reminded me that I haven't got around to watching The 100 S3 yet. Oops! I did enjoy the first two seasons though!

    Glad you enjoyed Dark Matter so much! It sounds awesome, if a little mind boggling. :)

    Hope you have a great week.

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    1. Oh no! Well, I'm still going to have to watch it in order to GET to S4 ;) I enjoyed S2 and where they took the series but I was a little worried about where they would take Clarke's story after that... I guess it wasn't to a wonderful place...

      Have you ever read the books behind the series? I haven't but I'm wondering if I even should since I do already like the TV show...

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  45. I can’t wait to see the new ‘The 100’ season. I hope it will air here soon too!! :D
    I love the art! So pretty!
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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  46. I've seen Dark Matter on a lot of blogs lately, might have to make some time to read it and see what all the fuss is about. Have a great reading week.

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  47. I want to read Dark Matter so bad and it has a movie deal! Table breaking??? πŸ™ˆ

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  48. Oh, that art! I just want to step right into those scenes.

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  49. Table breaking? Who knew? But I LOVE the Pascal Campion artwork. I'd never heard of him, but now I need to see more!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  50. Had Dark Matter on my wish list since its release but it's getting bumped up based on that review!

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  51. I'm so glad that your copy of Freeks arrived! I hope that you enjoy it. And I love all of the colorful pictures! They are very pretty. :)

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  52. Love Mark Hamill, that's pretty cool about the lightsabers.

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  53. Yay for Freeks arriving!! Hope you enjoy! And good luck with the writing, that sounds awesome :)
    Have a fantastic week Greg!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  54. Gorgeous art. These posts are always so eclectic and fascinating. Thank you for sharing all your discoveries with us.

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  55. I had to Google flash fiction since it's not a term I've come across before. Sounds interesting! Do you ever share any of your writing? I just picked up Dark Matter at the library for my husband. I'm hoping he'll love it, too!
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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  56. Oh so neat seeing the clip with the prop. I always wondered how they did the color on the light sabers. Neat. :)

    Hope you are having a great week.

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  57. I need to read that Blake Crouch book soon, so many good things about it!!

    Hope you have had a good week!

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  58. I had a few weeks like that as well, I don't have much to write in my sunday posts. I haven't watched the 100, but it sounds like you're excited for it it to return :). I always like seeing the artwork pictures you share. I really like the can't sleep one!

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  59. I cannot believe all the posts of your I missed with all of the po!itical stuff going on! I just commented on the orevious post andam commencing my menting spree. Ha ha!

    I don't know what it is about fire escape art. I just love it. Table breaking? Are they the new Jackass? XD

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