Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sunday Post #180


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

Well it's February now. Another week and we seem to have survived. The good news is February is a short month and then March... spring is on the way. And about time.   

I didn't read as many books as last week but it was still decent.  The 100 is back and I reviewed the first episode here. I also watched the first episode of Riverdale- anyone watching? I would say... it's got potential. And I watched a bit of Futurama - I've never seen the show and it's on Netflix. It's okay. The only other thing of note is I won the Best of 2016 giveaway over at A Night's Dream of Books. Crooked Kingdom is the book I picked. Thanks Maria!    

Last week I reviewed Three Dark Crowns and this week I'll review How Will I Know You? I also put the finishing touches (well, mostly) on two more installments of Trust Issues. Yes Kayla and Nick are in trouble again!


Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1)FreeksHow Will I Know You?

Song of the week 


Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics was about humorous covers and Top Ten Tuesday was all about my favorite graphic novels. I also posted Tuesday Tagline and I reviewed Three Dark Crowns. And I posted Bookcover Spotlight #86.       

Next Week: 

Cover Characteristics will look at Statue of Liberty covers and Tuesday Tagline and Top Ten Tuesday will be back as well.  I'll also be reviewing How Will I Know You and of course Friday will be a Bookcover Spotlight. 

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Quarry's Ex (Quarry #10)

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Six Wakes

BOOKISH LINKS

What would Rogue One look like as a 8-bit game? 



This is kinda cool. It's an archaeology type story and if you click the link you can read the little story bits that go with the map.  

Sepulchre of the Crying Gods map by LingonB on DeviantArt:

Pinterest 



Dungeon Maze This one for me has atmosphere- when I look at it I can imagine sloshing through fetid water, there are chains everywhere, and it looks like water is falling from above as well as through various pipes? Where does the passage lead?  

64 comments:

  1. Ah those pictures are beautiful! They always inspire writing ideas, so thanks!
    I'm dying to hear your thoughts on Freeks. When will you be reviewing that?

    Have a wonderful week ahead :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad they inspire! I find some of them do for me too, especially this week the dungeon one for some reason makes me want to have an armchair adventure. :)

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  2. I haven't had any time for watching stuff on TV the last two weeks. I just want to read at the moment so I'm going with it! I'm working on a post right now to show how far behind on TV I really am and it's actually quite shocking!

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    1. I've been reading as well instead of watching- although I do sneak some in occasionally lol

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  3. Yay for spring being on its way. I am on the fence about starting Riverdale. I might let it go for a bit and see what the verdict is. Congrats on your win and good book choice. Have a great week!!

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    1. Riverdale could go either way. I mean there was a very trope- ish scene that made me shake my head, I just don't if the writing will be good. You know?

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  4. Oh, those pictures ... they are awesome. I like the map and I the Rogue One vid made me smile. Congrats on the book win too. I'd say you'd had a pretty good week :-)

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    1. Thanks, the vid made me smile too and I thought the map was fun.

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  5. I love the map and the misty castle picture! Yay for the book win! I've heard great things about Crooked Kingdom. I love the cover for How Will I know You and I'm looking forward to your review. Have a great week!

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    1. I like those too! How Will I Know You was VERY good.

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  6. Congrats on the giveaway win! And yes, I'll be glad when we're in spring and this stupid cold weather is gone -_-

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    1. Yeah I've been on a roll w/ giveaways lately!

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  7. YAY SPRING!!! CAN'T WAIT/
    I really should watch The 100! I need to check Riverdale because I know I heard of it but can't remember now :) Congrats on the giveaway win! Crooked Kingdom seems like a great choice. Loved the Crying Gods! Especially the teary faces!!!

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  8. I look forward to hearing what you think of How Will I Know You.

    I'm still waiting for s3 of The 100 to appear on Netflix here! As for Riverdale... it's not on here as far as I know but I've seen pictures and NONE of the characters look like I expected. Perhaps I'm still thinking very much of the comic characters of the 1970s though as I've not seen if they've morphed into something else in any re-releases etc...

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    1. How Will I Know was very good, tackles some issues but a very good too. And Riverdale I think is VERY different from the comics- a total reimagining with a murder mystery thrown in. Tim ewill tell if it works...

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  9. I saw the commercials for Riverdale during The 100 and they were like "season's best new drama!" and I was moderately curious, though it seems soon for throwing superlatives, but no one asked me. ;)

    I feel you, I cannot WAIT for winter to be over. No more. I have had enough cold and snow and disgustingness. Congrats on the win! Crooked Kingdom was SO good- I thought it was much better than SoC, which in itself was quite good.

    Also, I want to live in that peaceful looking castle, and then spend the day in the pretty cave with the water. Gorgeous. I'm curious about the creepy passage too but I will pass on personally hanging out there hahah.

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    1. I know right? Best new drama and we're one episode in- SMH. Silly advertisings!

      winter sucks and I'm done. Here in the northlands it's just too dreary. And thanks! I'll have to get SoC to read but then I'll have it waiting. :)

      I loved both of those- the castle w/ the mist, and then the cave with all the green.

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  10. Congratulations on winning the giveaway!! This week's art is amazing - every one of them looks like a real picture! My favorite is the one of the girl with the hawk (??). Stay warm this week!!

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  11. Ohhhh, the castle by the lake is gorgeous! The cave too - wow. Congrats on winning the giveaway! Crooked Kingdom is an excellent choice.

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful week, Greg. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  12. Awesome photos! I really love the one of the water, with the castle and the tree reflected in it.

    I've been eyeing How Will I Know You?

    I hope the news becomes less frightening in the days ahead...and since my One Word is Hope...maybe I should focus on that.

    Enjoy your week...and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  13. That castle on the lake picture is so soothing to look at. I haven't poked at Riverdale, but I'm ambivalent about the premise. I used to read Archie comics as a youngster and I have to admit I'm not sure how they got Riverdale from such happy go lucky work. Anyway. Have a great week. :)

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  14. Hooray for the win! I love Futurama! Bender is my main bot. :D And I agree about Riverdale. Those pictures are gorgeous! Have a great week, Greg!

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  15. I wasn't able to watch Riverdale since I couldn't get the channel in, but I would love to watch that show someday!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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


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  16. I need to catch up on the 100... I've only watched the first three episodes of the very first season. I just tend to rather pick up a book than watch TV. Always!
    I'm happy spring can be seen on the horizon, too. I'm sick of this winter, not sure why - as I usually love winter.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.

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  17. The pics as ever are awesome - the castle in the mist looks rather like Hever Castle, which I love as it's a great place to take the children who always have a great time there. But I'm with you regarding the dungeonscape... Thank you for sharing and let's hope the weather forgets it's winter for the coming week! Sunday Post - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/02/05/sunday-post-5th-february-2017/

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  18. Ah those pictures are so pretty! Yeay for getting Crooked Kingdom!

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  19. With the mild winter we've been having (knock on wood) I'm hoping for an early spring. Lovely art work as always, Thanks for sharing. Have a Great week!

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  20. I am curious of what you think of How Will I Know You, so I need to remember to check out the review this week.

    I can't wait for spring! The only thing is some times March can be our worst month as we have gotten our largest snow amounts then. So I hold my breath till March is over...lol. :)

    Have a great week,
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  21. It seems we don't really have a spring...we kinda go from winter to summer. March here is just as cold and snowy as the winter months. I'll have to look out for your upcoming reviews. You're reading some good books I've had my eye on.

    Thanks for sharing those awesome pics. Wow, they're beautiful.

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  22. Congrats on the book win! I love winning books! My husband tried to watch Futurama years ago, but he wasn't that into it either. I have heard about river dale but I haven't seen it! Have it great week
    My Sunday Post

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  23. Those pictures are so beautiful! I can't wait to read Freeks - it's looking like a great read!

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  24. Oh I used to really like Futurama! Not as much as The Simpsons but still. I've been wanting to rewatch ever since I saw it on Netflix! I LOVED Archie Comics but I don't think I'll watch Riverdale. They made it into a drama and that's not what the series was for me so I guess that aspect is putting me off. I'm curious about your progress with it as it goes on though. If it wins you over it might just encourage me to give it a chance :) Congrats on the book win and as usual: love the fantasy/sci-fi art ♥

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  25. I loved the pictures this week, Greg! Have a good week!

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  26. I wanted to watch Riverdale, I heard it's a lot darker than the comic. If I can stop binge watching Bones, I would love to try watching The 100. Need to go check out your review of Three Dark Crowns!

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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  27. Congratulations on the contest win! Hope you enjoy the book.

    I was a fan of the Archie comics as a kid but I don't know if I'd like Riverdale. I may check out one episode just to see.

    February is my least favorite month of the year but at least it is short and you are right--spring is that much closer.

    Have a great week!

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  28. I'll have to check out Riverdale. Futurama is an old favorite of my husband's and he has been watching it on Netflix despite that we own them all. I'm really looking forward to Spring, though we are starting to see signs of it here in Florida. My lemon tree and the azaleas are blooming. It's also strawberry season here so I'm looking forward to that! :)
    I hope you have a great week!

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  29. I'm happy as the days get longer getting closer to Spring. It makes it easier to exercise. Getting home after work and having it already dark is kind of depressing.

    How Will You Know looks like a book I might enjoy. I love mysteries! Those pictures are gorgeous! The last one from Dungeon Maze reminds me of the movie Underworld. Loved that movie!

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  30. I'm curious about Riverdale. I was surprised to hear it's a dark version of the Archie comics. I'll have to check it out. I love the images. I hope you have a great week!

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  31. I love the pic with the bird - it speaks to me. Riverdale might be interesting. Have a great reading week!

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  32. Seriously, the pictures you include on here every week just make me want to climb into them. They are always so pretty to look at it.

    Anyway, I've seen a couple of things about Riverdale and it's on Netflix so I've been thinking about watching. I may have to check it out and see if it's any good. It can go on that long list of things to watch.

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  33. Congrats on winning the giveaway. That definitely a great start of the month! ;)
    I can’t wait to see the new episodes of The 100 too. They aren’t showing them here yet! I hope soon though.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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  34. I'm so ready for spring. I like to be able to sit outside and read; it's very relaxing! :)

    Hope you have a great week,

    Lauren

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  35. I am thrilled the 100 is back. Gotta love me some Charles Vane. :) I miss him so much on Black Sails, but like you said, it's nice to have him on The 100. I definitely want to check out Riverdale. I missed the first episode, so hopefully I can find it on demand. I hope you have a great week!

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  36. Thanks for the stunning visuals and congrats on the win. Great choice! I can't believe I forgot about the return of 100. Luckily I'd set On Demand to record. Going to need that more and more with The Walking Dead coming back this month.

    My Sunday Post

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  37. I was happy to see 100 return. I'm debating whether or not to watch Riverdale. The commercials look good. Have a great week!

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  38. Yes, I'm excited for February to end, even though it's only the fifth. I don't know, I haven't enjoyed the first days I guess. Have a good week, and happy reading! :)

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  39. It sounds like you had a decent week! I'm so interested in Freeks, but I haven't had the chance to read it yet! I hope you enjoy it! Gorgeous art this week!

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  40. That 8-bit Rogue One game is awesome! It brings back lots of memories of playing the NES back in the day, LOL. When I first started watching Futurama, I wasn't sure if I would stick with it, but the show definitely found its groove. Congrats on your giveaway win! :D

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  41. Oh man, I love Futurama! I've watched it from the beginning so many times that I can quote almost every episode. Yep, I'm that annoying about it. LOL I loved the Archie comics, but don't think I'll be watching Riverdale.

    Hope you have a great week! ~Aleen

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  42. I love your optimistic viewpoint that spring is coming!! I can't wait!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  43. Congrats on the book win, always exciting even if we have heaps to read, a booklover loves a new book! Ah Spring will be with you soon, your winter seems to have passed quickly!!

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  44. It's always a great feeling to win a giveaway - big congrats!

    I loved your Secret kingdom pics - how stunning! Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your week - not long until Spring arrives for you, nearly there!

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  45. I watched the first two episodes of Riverdale and I think it might turn into my new guilty pleasure!

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  46. Congrats on winning a book! I haven't been getting as much read either lately. Darn Netflix! I have been watching Sherlock. Each episode is 90 minutes!!! Have you watched it? I might start watching Stranger Things as well. I have heard great things about that one.

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  47. January and especially February always seem to take there time in passing. I'm not sure why that is. Maybe because the holiday rush always seems to be just that--a rush. I will be glad to see spring come too, even if I am enjoying the rain. Congratulations on your book win! The artwork is beautiful, Greg. I hope you have a great week!

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  48. February is always an odd month, not a lot happening and always grey. I have started watching Riverdale and it's cheesy but fun...or at least I thought so!

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  49. Hold on, it could be a bumpy week of weather. Gotta love it. I haven't watched Riverdale, but wondered about it. How Will I Know You sounds good, looking forward to your thoughts.

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  50. While I am all for Spring getting here as soon as possible, I am a little freaked out about how fast February seems to going.
    So I don't want to read your review of The 100 episode to avoid spoiling but how generally is season 4 going so far? Thumbs up, down or indifferent?
    Six Wakes sounds so awesome! Hope you like it!

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  51. Futurama is the best, in fact I love it more than the Simpsons!! Seeing Riverdale advertised a lot, is this the Archie comics thing?

    Have a good week!

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  52. It doesn't look like almost spring here at the moment, we just got a bit of snow today. I haven't watched any of those shows you mentioned. And that's great you won a giveaway :). Have a great week!

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  53. I will be looking out for what you thought of Freeks. People seemed to either love it or hate it. Ha ha. I love the cave map. I hope you had a great week. I can't believe I am still catching up in commenting. Heh heh. XD

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  54. I love maps...and all the other goodies.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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