Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sunday Post #182


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

This was a good week. I got some reading in, The 100 and Riverdale are humming along, and the last few reads have been awesome. Plus I have a ton of (hopefully) good books in the pipeline.  I read the City of the Lost sequel and am reading Winter of the Gods. It's been an interesting week politically. The guy who chanted "lock her up" (referring to Clinton) had to resign/ was fired after three weeks. That has to be a new record.      

Otherwise not much happening. I've sorta got spring fever with the nicer weather we've had- I don't know it just seems like this winter went by kinda fast? I mean it's almost March!      

This week I reviewed Freeks and The 100. And Riverdale. I'm liking that show. I've got reviews coming up for Six Wakes and this week will be Moon Called. And I got Crooked Kingdom in the mail- thanks again to Maria at A Night's Dream of Books for the giveaway!    
Six WakesWinter of the Gods (Olympus Bound, #2)

Song of the week


Last Weeks Stuff:

Cover Characteristics this past week was about playing cards. Tuesday Tagline was all about trust. My Top Ten looked at romance for Valentine's Day. I also reviewed Freeks, the new episode of The 100 and Riverdals as well. And of course Bookcover Spotlight #88.       

Next Week: 

Cover Characteristics will look at tea. Tuesday Tagline returns and Top Ten Tuesday as well. Then on Wednesday I'll be discussing The 100 again. And I'll be reviewing Moon Called. Friday will be Bookcover Spotlight #89. 

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 



NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:


BOOKISH LINKS

SNL had a little more fun w/ Trump.  






99 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good reading week :) And I absolutely LOVE that photo from The Nights You Remember; SO atmospheric!
    Have a great week ahead!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. It was a pretty good week! Glad you liked the pic :)

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  2. A part of me doesn't even want to know what's going on in politics anymore -_-

    Really looking forward to your review of Six Wakes. And yay for Crooked Kingdom! We'll both have to finally read that series this year lol.

    I'm definitely glad for the warmer weather, although I think it's still been a bit chilly here, at least at night, since I haven't had to turn the AC on much for the past few days.

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    1. I know, it's depresing. And Six Wakes should be up NEXT week- I'm thinking- I'm only getting a review a week up lately. although it's all done. :) And yeah Crooked Kingdom- can't wait to read those!

      That's a problem I'd love to have re: the AC lol, I don't have that problem at the moment. Although I did have the window open today- it was great til the sun went down, the it was COLD.

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  3. US politics certainly isn't dull at the moment-same with the UK. I'm shouting various swear words at Tony Blair every time he appears on TV with his 'rise up and overturn the EU Ref result' crap! I want to headbutt that guy, seriously. This was the guy who objected to anti-war protest marches when he put our troops in Iraq but thinks the people should demonstrate against Brexit which we democratically voted for??? Hypocrite! Sorry, *climbs down from soap box* I can't believe it's nearly March...need to get more reading in!

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    1. Politics- I should know better. :) Ha Blair... between him and Bush SMH.

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  4. I'm enjoying SNL now almost as much as I did back in the 70s and 80s! Hard to believe. Hope the once weather continues... maybe spring will come early?!

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    1. I have to admit I'm enjoying it exactly because they're being so political. Every little push make me a happy camper. :)

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  5. Oh I so have spring fever!! I feel like if we make it to March it might be ok. OH my with all the politics. It is almost too much. SNL is killing it though. I love that first picture The Flower Kiosk so much. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. I totally have spring fever! I had the window open today and it was great.

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  6. So looking forward to reading your Moon Called review! Been meaning to read the series for so long :) And yeah here in India too, in my state, politics is going crazy -_- I'm just so sick of it!

    Have a good week Greg <3

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    1. Moon Called should be up this week! And yes politics- it's everywhere!!

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  7. I hope you are enjoying Winter of the Gods!

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    1. So far so good- wasn't sure I'd like it at first but it's growing me a bit.

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  8. I hope you are having a relaxing Saturday. It feels good to have finally reached the weekend on my end. Been way too busy around here. We are itchin' for some spring weather around here as well. I want to get out and walk and my 9 year old gets grumpy when her recess, high bar swingin' time is taken away from a wet day of weather. I have that Moon Called series on my list for this year. I'll get to it once my holds are completed and I clean that area up with some knock out reading. I don't know if I'll have a post this Monday. I'm halfway through my two reads right now but have clackin' needles of fury to get some knitting done. Have a good weekend.

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    1. Hey Stefanie- same to you! How's the weather your way?

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  9. I love everything that you share to your readers - not all of them book related. Shows us there's an unexplored universe out there! LOL.

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  10. SNL performers seem to be lining up to be part of Trumps administration! Over here they are showing the episode of the Fresh Prince that he was in over and over!

    Have a great week!

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    1. I know I think I'd rather they were in charge???

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  11. I think I'm coming down with a little bit of spring fever too though while the temps are okay it's pouring down rain so I end up just being restless! I've been really curious about Patricia Briggs lately so I'll be interested to see what you think of her book. My library just got a bunch of them on audio and I really want to try them.

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    1. We haven't had rain- or snow- amazingly enough for February. Hope your weather improves. I definitely have spring fever!

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  12. I must check out what the upcoming topics for Top Ten Tuesday are as I've only ever participated a couple of times, but am keen to do more.

    As you know it's approaching Autumn here and I cannot wait.

    And I'm still waiting for s3 of The 100 to arrive on Australian Netflix!!!

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    1. I need to check the topics too- I was ahead for a while but I'm not now. Yeah you are heading into autumn aren't ya- I've heard it's been HOT down there! We're slowly warming...

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  13. I don't usually enjoy the news...but lately, I'm having a big laugh at the expense of the craziness that Trump calls the "finely tuned machine" that is his administration.

    Melissa McCarthy is a hoot every time.

    I only read my two books this week, but my tax appointment is behind me...so that's good.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. I don't enjoy the news much lately... it's like train wreck.

      I enjoyed Melissa McCarthy's turn.

      You have a great week too!

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  14. I love the artwork this week - very atmospheric. Have a great week :)

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  15. Gorgeous pictures there! I really want to watch Riverdale soon!

    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 look forward to hear what you think of Six Wakes as well as A Darkness Absolute. I'm hoping to hit up Winter of the Gods soon, so many books so little time :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I liked both of them- Six Wakes and Absolute were both VERY good reads.

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  17. I am glad your having a great week. I definitely think winter has flew in and we didn't get a lot of bad weather. Touch wood i have probably jinxed myself. I really don't know whether to try watching Riverdale am still undecided. Have a great week.

    Megan @reading away the days

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    1. It's been a mild winter! Give Riverdale a try- it's fun. :)

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  18. I finally got to see the first episode of season 4 of the 100 last night. Not sure what I think about it though. I go check out your review of episode 1 now. I couldn’t before obviously. :D
    We got some nicer weather here too. I can’t wait for the temperature to rise too.. I’m definitely over wearing my winter coat.
    Have a great week Greg and happy reading!

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    1. It seems a lot of areas are having uncharacteristically nice weather. I'll take it tho! And I enjoy the 100 if you keep watching!

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  19. Oh wow, the Flower Kiosk picture is sooo compelling! I can't take my eyes off it.

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  20. Love the track you shared.

    Also really liked the pics, but especially "The Flower Kiosk" it captures something really atmospheric and evocative!

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    1. I like that too. And The Flower Kiosk- a good one!

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  21. Oh patricia briggs! Love her books! happy reading!

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  22. Glad it's been a good reading week for you. As ever the pics are awesome - but I was blown away by the picture merge of Jupiter. What a lovely, lovely film - that you so much for sharing! Have a great week, Greg:).

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  23. I always love the art at the end of your posts. So beautiful.

    I finally got a chance to watch all of the Melissa McCarthy SNL skits. They were so good! I had seen the Alec Baldwin ones but didn't see hers. She's so funny!!

    I still haven't checked out the 100! Everyone seems to love it so eventually I'm going to have to break down and give it a try.

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thank you. And I've been enjoying the skits. :)

      I hope you like The 100 if you give it a shot.

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  24. I have to agree with Kristen (above) that our politics can be quite depressing. Some days I need a laugh and others I just want to retreat to some fantasy world.
    I love the Vintage & Morelli song you posted today. It's so peaceful!
    I hope you have another great week! :)

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    1. I know, I think we need fantasy more than ever! Glad you liked the Vintage & Morelli tune- I've listened to a few of his now and I like them!

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  25. It sounds like you had a really good week and I hope this one is as good too! It's always great knowing you have great entertainment lined up. :)

    I'm excited to see what you thought of Moon Called - I know it was good but I cant wait to read the review. :)

    Love those first two pics - really great ones!

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    1. It was a good week- even though I'm not reading as much as I did in January, I'm still humming thru books.

      moon Called will be up on Thursday. :)

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  26. Glad to hear you had a good reading week. I've got a little spring fever myself with the warmer temps. Love the pics, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Spring fever! Have a good week too!

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  27. Winter has gone fast but I am not complaining as I hate winter...lol. I can't wait to see what you think of Moon Called, I hope you enjoyed it. :)

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. I'm done w/ winter too. Moon Called was good, my review up on Thursday.

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  28. Now I can't vene express my feeling about the political situation in the US, It all feels like a very VERY bad joke that never ends. It did feel like we had no winter whatsoever so that's good! I really like your inspiration images this week! Especially the skeleton one :) Congrats on the giveaway! I heard CK is good!

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    1. It's a joke all right! glad you liked the pics.

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  29. Moon Called was a great book. My husband and I devoured the audio books for the first seven books within a few short months. I just received the audio for the 9th book that releases next month. SO excited! Lauren - Obsessive Book Nerd

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    1. I liked Moon Called! I get distracted by audio sometimes but I'd love to listen, I would get so many more books read!!

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  30. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Moon Called and Six Wakes, Greg. Maybe I'm crazy, but I actually prefer the spinoff series Alpha and Omega to the Mercy Thompson books...hahaha. Six of Crows is one I've been meaning to read for ages, too!

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    1. I'll give you a spoiler- I liked 'em! Especially Six Wakes- oh my that's a clone story!

      I've heard people say they really likd Alpha & Omega! And Six of Crows/ Crooked Kingdom I need to get to soon, since everyone seems to love 'em!

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  31. Ugh politics. So much is going on right now in India because of elections going on in some states, plus the banter between the politicians is actually hilarious. I hate Winter, so I am glad that it will be getting over soon! Have a great week ahead, looking forward to your upcoming reviews :)
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

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    1. I know it seems to be everywhere doesn't it? Thank you, and have a great week!

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  32. I plan to check out Riverdale over the summer. I really want to watch it since I was a huge Archie comic fan when I was a kid.
    The weather this weekend has been super weird but I can't complain I am loving the cold but warm air. I love winter but Spring and Fall are my favorite.

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

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    1. Were you? Cool. Riverdale is a lot of fun even though it's probably nothing like the comics- a more edgy take but fun. And I know you love the cold (I do too sometimes) but I have such spring fever. :)

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  33. I have been loving Riverdale! I hope you enjoyed A Darkness Absolute as much as I did. I love that series.

    This week has been nuts politically - Patton Oswalt tweeted that our government has been running like a finely-tuned Charlie Sheen, which cracked me up. Lol.

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  34. Yeah...I'm feeling pretty much the way you are about the weather. I watched no TV this week except for the movie The King's Speech on Netflix, which I thought was really good. Have a great week!

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  35. Melissa as Spicer is the best thing I've seen lately, dead on!

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  36. Seriously, where do you find these pictures each week. I stop by for those as much as anything you've written. I love the rain and they are just so pretty.

    Anyway, onto other things. I am so confused by how crazy US politics has been lately. I mean, how much crazier can it get? Also, totally jealous you've read the sequel to City of the Lost. I will be reading it soon (I hope) but what did you think?

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  37. I love that skeleton image. Eerie but beautiful at the same time.

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  38. Oh, politics...I don't even know what's happening anymore. Sounds like you had a nice reading/viewing week though!

    -Lauren
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  39. SNL has been hilarious. The political world is like a circus. I cannot stop watching but feel like I am waiting for the lions to attack. LOL Hope this week is another good one for you!

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  40. I have really enjoyed all the SNL political skits. Melissa McCartney as Sean Spicer was awesome. Love all those rainy art pictures. .So pretty and perfect for Portland. I hope you enjoy the Patricia Briggs.

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  41. Glad to hear you had a good week. I hope I can read the sequel of City of the Lost soon, my copy just arrived this week.
    We have elections coming up here in the Netherlands soon, I don't usually follow politics much, but I do usually make time to go and vote.
    It did feel like winter went by pretty fast and we never really got much winter weather here.
    I really like that Flower Kiosk art, it really gives a nice atmosphere. Have a great week!

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  42. The SNL sketches kill me, ha ha. It's above normal here, too, but we ydsually get socked with a giant snow storm in the beginning of March, so I am not going to greet spring quite yet. I am just happy we didn't get those weeks and weeks of subzero weather that stretched on until April like we had the last couple of years. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  43. I never thought I would need SNL to be able to cope with life, geez. I'm intrigued to see what cover's you come up with that feature tea!

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  44. I’m glad you had a good reading week. It was a crazy week politically, and I have a feeling it’s just going to get crazier. I hope you enjoy your books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  45. I think that it was a new record! I'm glad that you had a good reading week though! Have a good week, and happy reading! :)

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  46. I am enjoying the warmer weather too. I hope spring arrives for good soon!

    The SNL sketches are fun. I think they've definitely got a lot of material to work with from this administration. Melissa McCarthy is hilarious :)

    I have been curious about Riverdale. I need to give it a try to see what it's all about.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  47. My coworkers and I were just talking about how our students already have spring fever because it feels like winter never really happened!
    Have a great week!

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  48. Ok, I really need to check out Riverdale, lol. Glad to hear you've been enjoying nice weather! Is it me, or is 2017 just flying by?!

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  49. Whoa, I love the Skeleton Cave artwork! Such a great combo of cheerful and macabre. ^_^

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  50. So glad to hear you had a good week on all fronts - reading, reviewing and watching.
    The artwork you posted this week is amazing - The Flower Kiosk is just stunning.
    Have a fantastic week,
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

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  51. Some great photos there. I hope your winter continues to disappear but it can always return can't it to bite you just when you think its gone. Ah yes, politically an interesting time. On our news tonight I saw a woman saying in the U.S. " Stop picking on Trump, he isn't a politician so he doesn't always say it right!" Hello! he just put his hand up for one of the biggest political jobs, so no excuses.

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  52. Yay for receiving Crooked Kingdom! It's such an amazing book! :)
    And I really can't believe it's nearly March. The weather here still feels a little cold, but that's probably because I'm literally always cold! I'm definitely looking forward to the spring! :)
    Have a good week! :)

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  53. Winter of the Gods looks awesome - I love beautiful covers! Again, thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading and thanks for sharing all those wonderful pictures.

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

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  54. I really enjoy Patricia Briggs's books. SNL! Gotta hold on to the funny. Hard to pick a favorite illustration this week, but the skeleton cave is awesome.

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  55. Death Before Bedtime looks interesting. I hope you enjoy reading this week!


    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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  56. I love the artwork you share. I like the one with the window and the two figures standing in it across from each other. I'm hoping to do the cover characteristic this week if I can find any teapots! I thought I'd read your Freeks review, but may not have, need to go back and check it out. Thanks for visiting my Sunday Post at Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

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  57. Here in the UK (Wales to be specific), winter feels like it has been dragging on, but in the last week the temps have risen a little and February has pretty much flown by compared to January, so I'm very much eager to see the arrival of spring now. Hopefully not too long to go...

    It sounds like you had a good week - I hope that continues this week!

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  58. very nice weather here in MI this weekend so I got to sit outside and read while my son was playing.

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  59. Have you watched Emerald City? It's dark and strange. I think I like it, but I have a bunch of episodes to watch on PVR. Just finished the series opener. I was hoping it was something that I could watch with my younger daughter, but nope!!

    Can't wait to see what you thought of Moon Called!

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  60. I haven't been in love with The 100 this season. I want to try Riverdale.

    We are now having warm weather, but we can still get snow here in march. I hope not, though.

    Have a great week!

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  61. The recent mild weather has been wonderful, but winter will be back I'm afraid. Can't wait to get to A Darkness Absolute! Have a great week.

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  62. I looked up Winter of the Gods because I liked the cover... another one to add to the "Maybe" reading list. Thanks!

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  63. I love the art you post :) thank you for sharing! Hope you have a great week.

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  64. I need to look up Riverdale. I'm not sure what that show is about. I need to catch up with 100--at least to where Netflix has left off. I look forward to reading your thoughts on Moon Called, Greg.

    The artwork you shared this week is amazing as always. I could get lost in some of those pictures.

    I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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  65. Thanks for the intro to Vintage and Morelli. I'm saving that one -- it's good mood music for writing.

    This has been such a weird winter, weather-wise. The last week or two have veered between March and May, and we've still got a week of February left. I hope you've been enjoying your winter regardless of the weather's quirks.

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  66. Love that Skeleton Cave picture! :)

    Thanks of sharing!

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