Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sunday Post #181


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

Another week in dystopia but at least The 100 has returned. Did anyone see Riverdale last week? I'm starting to get into this show. It could get very interesting. I'm still between shows on Netflix but with all the books coming out (seriously there are a TON I want to read) and some of the shows back I haven't exactly been bored. 

Trust Issues IV is ready and should be up on March 1st. Why so far? Well I'm actually ahead that far and I'm ahead on reviews too. I have to juggle those with my reviews for The 100 and Riverdale. Because of course I have to review that as well.    

This week I reviewed How Will I Know You? (short version- loved it) and I read Six Wakes. I mean clones and a mystery in space? Next up Winter of the Gods (book two of The Immortals). So it's been a good reading week. :) My reviews for Six Wakes and Gods will be up soon.  

How Will I Know You?Six WakesWinter of the Gods (Olympus Bound, #2)

Song of the week


Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics was about the Statue of Liberty. Tuesday Tagline and Top Ten Tuesday were fun this week and I discussed Does Time Dilute The Impact of Books? Also I reviewed How Will I Know You? and shared Bookcover Spotlight #87.       

Next Week: 

Cover Characteristics will look at playing cards. Tuesday Tagline returns and on Wednesday I'll be reviewing The 100 Ep. 2. And I'll be reviewing Freeks. Friday will be Bookcover Spotlight #88   

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 


NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:


BOOKISH LINKS

I don't really watch Saturday Night Live but I feel like in the Trump era they're killing it.   









112 comments:

  1. Great pics as always :)
    Hope you have a good week ahead! I look forward to your posts :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  2. Sorry, haven't heard of Riverdale but from what you said it sound a bit weird and not really my thing. I'll be interested in seeing your review of Moon Called!

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    1. Riverdale is growing on me! And Moon Called should be up before long.

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  3. Looks like it will be a great week for reviews! I just read Six Wakes as well. I look forward to your thoughts on Gods. I haven't figured out when I'm going to squeeze that one in.

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    1. I need to squeeze Winter of the Gods in also. I thought Six Wakes was quite good! But give me clones and a generation ship and you'd have to screw it up pretty good to make me unhappy!

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  4. Wow! You've really done great job getting ahead on posts! I've added How Will I Know You to my TBR because of my review and that picture of the moon and the tree is super creepy! I really need to watch The 100 and I've never seen Riverdale but the title has me curious. Have a great week!

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    1. I know, how long will it last?? How Will I Know You? is a good read and I hope you get to it.

      the 100 is awesome (I'm biased though) and Riverdale is fun

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  5. I am still waiting on Riverdale. I feel like it could go either way so I will see what everyone says in a few weeks. That Melissa McCarthy sketch was AMAZING. She nailed it. Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah Riverdale I wasn't sure about, but it's growing on me. I hope it continues to get better.

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  6. I'm really looking forward to Winter of the Gods! Look forward to hearing what you think of it. Also, yeah, I only see Melissa McCarthy whenever I see Sean Spicer now. She's does him better than he does ;)

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    1. I can't wait to read Winter, it looks so good!

      She killed it as Sean Spicer!

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  7. I haven't really been watching a lot of SNL lately, because it's too much about Trump for me. I can only take so much, even if they make fun of him. I don't want everything to be about him all the time^^

    Love the mermaid picture!!

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    1. I can understand that. I don't normally watch it either, although the skits have gotten my attention. It feels like more resistance.

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  8. I just finished Six Wakes! Such good stuff. Mur Lafferty has a new fan in me :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  9. A few people here are talking about the Drew Barrymore show on Netflix so I must check it out.... though a few people have said it takes a while to get into it.

    We don't get SNL here (as far as I know) but here about it and see clips via social media etc of course!

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    1. Hmm I don't know that one! And I haven't watched SNL in ages, but I have to admit these recent skits have gottem my attention!

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  10. I don't watch TV (with the sole exception of Grimm, which I love). I've been seeing commercials and advertisements for Riverdale, and I can honestly say that I'm curious! But not quite curious enough to start watching. If that makes sense. :D I spy the Millennium Falcon! Which makes me want to rewatch The Force Awakens. I loved that movie!

    I hope you have a fabulous weekend, Greg! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. It does make sense. I think the jury is still out on Riverdale although I'm cautiously optimistic that it's going to be quirky and fun. And yay for the Falcon!

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  11. I am watching Riverdale too! I am sort of not sure how I feel about it yet! It could be really good and interesting or it could fall flat for me - but I am intrigued to find out!

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    1. I know- it could go either way! So far I'm liking it??

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  12. I am waiting for my copy of How Will I Know You? It's coming from Amazon Vine.

    That November Moon is gorgeous...and the Melissa McCarthy spoof of Sean Spicer is hilarious!

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. Oh I'm glad, and I hope you like it. I thought it was quite good.

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  13. I keep dithering on watching Riverdale because I loved the old Archie comics so much and I know it's nothing like those. Great art finds as always. Have a great week!

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    1. I have a feeling they're very different! Ha but it's good if you don't expect too much... :)

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  14. I really want to watch Riverdale, but I never had the time to watch it! I hope it's good!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  15. Haha! Yes, the Spicer skit was spot on. I kind of hope Spicer would've walked out for the next press briefing carrying a water gun. Yeah, I watched the 3rd ep. of Riverdale, and feel like I'm settling in with it. Have a great week, Greg!

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    1. They are KILLING it! Did you see last night? I didn't but I watched on Youtube- cracked me up.

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  16. I... am not completely convinced that The 100 isn't actually a reality show at this point, tbh. I almost feel like I'd pick the radiation some days. Also, I have been loving SNL! I have been watching it since... Idk, a long time, like, when Will Ferrell was on it? But then it got pretty awful for awhile, so I skipped it, but now... it's like I can't miss it because it is necessary to make fun of this bullshit- I think it makes me feel like "okay, yes, everyone thinks this is completely asinine and awful", because sometimes it just plain feels like we're in The Twilight Zone or something.

    I can't wait to read your thoughts on The 100! I actually posted mine early for a change. (But that is only because I have zero motivation to do ANYTHING else.) But I loved it- I thought it was one of the strongest episodes in a long time. Which is saying a lot, since I love them all ;)

    Also curious about Six Wakes, that sounds so fascinating and unique! Glad you had a good reading week!

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    1. For real? Like The 100 right now feels LESS apocalyptic to me lol? I'd rather have Clarke and Bellamy in charge than Trump! And SNL I never watch but now... I'm in lol. Exactly for that reason- if we have to live with this then we might as well get a laugh out of it. Plus we know Trump HATES what they're doing, so there's that... :)

      Your 100 post is up?? Gah I must get there. I have... thoughts. Big surprise. :)

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  17. Glad you had a good reading week! And that's awesome that you have so many books and shows right now, although then it goes to the other end which is that it gets stressful trying to fit everything in, haha.

    I feel like every new thing I hear about Trump just makes me more and more full of disbelief that this is actually our president. Like, 5 years ago the man we now call our president was tweeting/obsessing about a celebrity relationship? Are you kidding??? And now he's using his presidency to Twitter-shame Nordstrom?!!?? What's even happening?

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    1. Oh man I'm like swimming in books and shows right now. Make it stop! But yeah it's getting hard to schedule book reviews (which are like, the point of the blog) but I guess it's better than being behind like I used to be!

      Trump... I just dunno. It's like a bad dream... that never ends. I mean could we elect anyone dumber? It's so easy to push his buttons too... I mean criticize him and he goes on a Twitter rant. I wonder when he has time to do his job lol.

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  18. I am really enjoying Riverdale too - more than I thought I would I must admit. The SNL sketches are really funny - I think you need bad politics to make good comedy.

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    1. I think you're right? And I am enjoying Riverdale- wasn't sure after Ep 1 but the last two have me.

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  19. I agree about SNL, I never used to watch it, but they have really good political skits, and I feel like they aren't afraid to make fun of people that might be frowned upon if they made fun of. Have a good week, and happy reading! :)

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    1. I haven't really watched SNL but they're killing it with the Trump stuff. I just like them slamming him.

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  20. I love the pics - yessss... where DO those glowing tubes go to?? If I don't get a grip, I'll be writing a novel about that one! Hope you have a good week reading and blogging-wise - and manage to avoid the plethora of colds, flu etc that seem to be abounding right now. My Sunday Post - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/sunday-post-12th-february-2017/

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    1. Some of those images are great idea generators. I wanna know where the tubes go as well. :)

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  21. I don't find SNL funny anymore, sorry. It's not just the Trump stuff it's all there sketches. The new cast just doesn't have what the old ones did.
    On a different note, I love that mermaid pic. It's amazing, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yeah it's for everyone I'm sure. And to be honest I haven't watched it in years, so it's all new to me now. the cast anyway. I do agree some of the classic cast... they were amazing.

      Glad you liked the pic, and thanks for coming by. :)

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  22. I've never found SNL funny, except for the Trump stuff. I like Baldwin. Still haven't caught up with the 100, in the middle of Season 2 now. But I like Riverdale. And it reminds me I need to watch the last season of Gossip Girl which I still haven't done.

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    1. I haven't really watched SNL but I've seen a lot of the older classic skits. I have to admit I'm just watching for the trump stuff. I've been liking riverdale too.

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  23. I don't watch TV, but I will catch shows on Netflix. Last night, my hubby showed me the SNL clip with Melissa MacCarthy. Funny! You've read some good books this week. Hope you have another great reading week.

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    1. To be honest I'm so out of the loop on SNL, but the Trump stuff has made me curious.

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  24. I think Riverdale is on hulu or CW on my Roku, I plan to catch it when it has a few more episodes. I used to love the archie comics and I find it interesting they are giving it a little twist.
    I am very jealous how ahead you are ;) I am still trying but things around here have been kind of hard to do much of what I want. But I am doing good anyway :)

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. they are giving it quite a twist I thinking! And I wasn't ahead very long ago- infact I was getting worried at how few posts I had- but then I got lucky and got ahead.

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  25. Love your pintrest finds! So pretty!
    Have a great week!

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  26. I forgot about Riverdale!! It looks awesome. I think we may have to start that today lol. I've heard good things about the Santa Clarita Diet too, so I think we might begin that. After we finish up Veronica Mars, we are almost done. I kind of want to rewatch Buffy now though. Lol.

    Also, that Brodsky series looks really good!!

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    1. I'd be curious to see what you guys think of it. It's definitely now the Archie Comics version of Riverdale lol. but I like it?

      the brodsky series is quite good. I'm hoping to start the second one next.

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  27. Oh my gosh, that mermaid is absolutely stunning! I love it. I'm also in between shows on Netflix. I want to start a new series soon but I don't know what I want to watch. lol! I've finally caught up a bit on my ARCs so I feel like I have a little more free time now...maybe. lol. SNL has been so good lately! The Alec Baldwin skits are so good! I haven't watched the Melissa McCarthy ones yet.

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. I loved that mermaid! And same on Netflix- I've been thinking of a few but not knowing which to try?

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  28. Even in Norway, the newspapers are talking about SNL, which makes me laugh, because I don't think there are any TV channels where that show is actually aired. We used to have it in Switzerland a while back, and I look it up every now and then.
    Your pictures are amazing as always, thanks for sharing your new finds with us every week, Greg.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  29. Love the SNL parodies. I swear, this administration is a gift and a curse.

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  30. I'm glad you posted the SNL skits. I keep seeing posts about McCarthy playing Spicer but keep forgetting to go watch it. I love the political skits they do. They seem to help me laugh about the situation for a few minutes rather than feel sick to the stomach like usual. tRump is being shoved down our throats anyway. Might as well make it funnier than it already is. :)

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    1. Yeah if we have to suffer through at least we can maybe get a laugh now and then. I haven't watched SNL in ages but I love what they're doing!

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  31. The SNL segments about Tr*mp and Spicer have been killing me. Ha ha. I can't wait for the new Trust Issues! Wnter of the Gods is still intriguing me even though I don't care for stories about Immortals. Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. And I FINALLY caught up on reading all of your posts! Ha ha. I managed to comment on almost all of them too!

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    2. I know, I've been enjoying them. :) Thanks I'm glad you're looking forward to Trust Issues, I had fun writing them. And Winter of the Gods I think will be good.

      Thanks for the comments! I saw in my email notifications that you had commented on several- I appreciate it!

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  32. I don't even know what Riverdale is...will have to look it up...not that hubby and I don't already have more than enough television to try to keep up with. And I added Six Wakes to my wishlist after seeing your post last week.

    Not into SNL but may have to start making an exception...

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    1. I haven't watched SNL in years and still don't watch the whole thing, but I'm loving these skits. :)

      I hope you like Six Wakes!

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  33. I need to catch up on these SNL skits. I haven't watched the show regularly since I was in college and up late doing homework and studying, lol. I keep seeing Riverdale in my Twitter feed; I read Archie comics growing up and I'm not sure if I could get used to a serious take on the characters, but I may have to check out an episode or two just to see what everyone's talking about.

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    1. See I never read the Archie comics so I have no real frame of reference, although I think if I did I might have a harder time. I'm liking where they're going they're making it kinda mysterious.

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  34. We don't get SNL over here,it looks kinda funny, I do like Melissa McCarthy.

    Have a good week.

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    1. The skits are a riot. Otherwise I don't watch it much. :)

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  35. I totally agree about SNL. It's the best it has been in years. Alec Baldwin is on point and Melissa McCarthy is doing a brilliant imitation of Spicer.

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  36. I'm biding my time for The Walking Dead's return tonight and waiting for The Black List to return. It was full moon last night and that first image looks a lot like it did. Love that Pulp cover this week too.

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Did you like the premiere tonight? I thought it was pretty effective. Thanks, glad you liked em.

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  37. I have been getting into Riverdale. I like it, but I wonder how long they can keep it up. It's hard to sustain a show around a single mystery. I love SNL, and they are killing it this season. Happy reading!

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    1. I am too. It's an interesting take and pretty unlike the comics I guess...

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  38. Love the image of the Millenium Falcon. <3 I just found out Netflix is losing The Clone Wars in March so I'm cramming to finish before then. That, and I borrowed a bunch of Johnny Carson tapes from my grandparents. Funny stuff right there. XD

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    1. I love watching old Johnny Carson, he just had a way. That style is long gone but he was good.

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  39. I still need to watch The 100 premiere. I liked Riverdale's, though. Enough to keep watching. It's kinda weird seeing the Archie characters so similar, yet different.

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    1. I'm kinda liking Riverdale so far!

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  40. I haven't watched Riverdale yet but I want to. I don't watch SNL either (I'm asleep already lol) but that skit was funny. I'm sure this term will be full of skits lol. I hope you have a great week!

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    1. the skits are pretty good. Riverdale is interesting!

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  41. I did not watch Riverdale, as I've got so many shows that I watch and see a couple of premieres that I want to watch. I've got How Will I Know You and am looking forward to reading it.

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    1. I hope you like it, I thought it was quite good.

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  42. Oh gosh, Melissa McCarthey on SNL is fantastic, and I've been loving Alec as Trump. Definitely some good material to work with at least. haha

    -Lauren

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    1. Yeah might as well get a laugh anyway we can right? :)

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  43. I've been curious about Riverdale and wondering if it was worth checking out. Sounds like it is!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Riverdale is surprisingly not bad!

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  44. I am completely loving this season of SNL. Alec Baldwin as Trump + Melissa McCarthy as Spicer = magic. I kind of love the fact that Spicer's portrayal by a woman seems to be getting to Trump. Serves him right.

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  45. A great selection of pics this week, the last one is stunning!
    I'm glad to hear your short version of your review of How Will I Know You? was positive, I have this one currently sitting on my TBR shelf.
    Have a great week Greg!
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

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    1. Thanks, and I hope you get to read How Will I Know You? I was quite impressed with it.

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  46. I'm loving the pictures this week, especially the Millennium Falcon painting! I'm curious about Riverdale but was really confused on the dark edgy thing that were going for, I might try it out and see. I need to sit down and watch the SNL skits, I've been seeing a lot of them being shared recently which is kind of rare for SNL these days.

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    1. You know I was skeptical of Riverdale but after a few episodes I'm liking it. Yeah it's silly...

      The SNL skits are cracking me up!

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  47. I bet the SNL videos are funny although can't see them as not available to me here. But they sure have heaps of material. I did see a skit of dialogue between "Trump" and "Obama" on FB which was well done and really funny.

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  48. Up to March 1st - wow, go you!

    We have Riverdale on Netflix UK, but I haven't yet watched it. I'm too impatient to watch shows when they come out weekly! I am spoiled by being able to watch boxsets on Netflix.

    Sounds like you had a good week - I hope that continues this week.

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  49. Love the SNL clips! As always, an interesting post. Happy Reading and watching!

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  50. Mr. BFR is watching so much news lately, that I've had time to read or play around on Litsy. I need to catch up with last season's 100 (Thank you Netflix!). I've read a few of the Patricia Briggs books and enjoy them. Love the November Moon pic.

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  51. I haven't checked Riverdale yet! I should! I'm trying to read as much as possible before the next slump hits :) Then I'll binge-watch TV a lot LOL I'm very curious about Winter of the Gods so looking forward to that one. Congrats on getting another Trust Issues done!

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  52. I still need to watch Riverdale...very intrigued by that one. Hopefully I can catch the episodes on demand. I am all caught up on The 100 though! SNL is doing such an awesome job this season. Love Melissa McCarthy. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your books!

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  53. Back before I had goals of reading 100 books a year plus a young family I used to watch TV... ๐Ÿ˜‚ And I remember the hiatus season being rather boring... Suits seems to air at slightly different times - do you watch that? I love it (when I can!).

    Hope you have a great week!

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  54. I love the cover of Winter of the Gods. Really makes me want to read that one! HOpe you have a great week! Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post at Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

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  55. How Will I Know You sounds like an excellent mystery/thriller. And the cover is so atmospheric. Love that. I'm with you on SNL. I have't really watched regularly since my high school days but their Trump skits are just priceless. They're slaying it. The People's Court bit from the other night was excellent.
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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  56. SNL is usually hit or miss, but lately and especially now that Alec Baldwin is doing his bit, it's better.

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  57. Netflix seems to be coming out with a lot of great new shows. I can't keep up! I am not really into SNL (but, to be fair, it is long after I've gone to bed), but I have been watching the clips about the current administration and enjoying them.

    I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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  58. Is Riverdale the show based on the Archie comics? I remember hearing about that, but wasn't sure where its available to watch.

    Good for you, being ahead with your scheduled posts. I love when that happens.

    Have a great week.

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  59. Love the November Moon and Mermaid pic. I keep seeing people posting about Riverdale but don't know when I would squeeze it in. My new show this season is Emerald City, really enjoying it.

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  60. Have you read Seven Eves before? My husband was so mad he had to wait his turn for the Kindle book on Overdrive but now he's enjoyin' it and is determined to get it finished before his check out period is done.
    I'm so happy, happy, happy to have been of help for fellow readers. I didn't know if by now they were aware this shelf could be created.

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  61. I agree the SNL had been killing it lately. The last couple episodes with Melissa McCarthy has the press Secretary, Sean Spicer, HILARIOUS.

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  62. I just heard about Six Wakes - I think I'll need to try it! :)

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  63. Gauntlet!! My husband and I still say "Warrior needs food, badly" whenever we're hungry...being lame nerds. ;-)

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  64. Good to hear you had a good reading week Greg. Those books look and sound great.
    Love the pics. Especially the first one with the moon and the trees.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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  65. The 100 is back on?? How did I miss that?? I want to watch Riverdale as well, but I'm disappointed from what I've heard about it so far. I was hoping it would be something I could watch with my kids, but not!!

    Have a great week!

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  66. It seems so many good books are being released recently! I got quite some new books from netgalley and some ARC's. I haven't watched the 100, but heard some others mention it too. It sounds like you're enjoying it. Nice artwork pictures! I hope this was a good week too!

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