Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sunday Post #183


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Man when I was talking about spring fever last time I wasn't expecting it to be this nice. We had warm temps and while it might get cold I'm in full spring mode. In fact they are talking about a cooldown, but I'll take it as long as it lasts. Otherwise a pretty good week. My current read has been a bit of a disappointment. I'm hoping the next one will pick up the pace again. 

Did anyone watch Big Little Lies last weekend? Between that and Riverdale I should have my full weekly allotment of angst and drama...  

  

Trust Issues IV will be up this week. Probably on Wednesday. I reviewed Moon Called this week and I read Winter of the Gods. My reviews for Six Wakes and Gods will be up soon.   

Six WakesWinter of the Gods (Olympus Bound, #2)

Song of the week


Next Week: 

Cover Characteristics will look at cookie jars. Cookie jars?? Nah- I'm going rogue.    

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

by Robert Maguire

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Starfall (Starflight, #2)The Winter OverThe Rains (Rains, #1)

BOOKISH LINKS

And here's an awesome look at Riverdale.



I like travel posters and came across this one. 

Lake Michigan - Bonfire at Night Scene - Lantern Press Poster:


Vino Rossa by tonyhurst

Pinterest

Rendez Vous - Thomas Danthony Illustration:


Yes, please | The Fifth Watches // Minimal meets classic design: www.thefifthwatches.com:

This merfolk caught my eye. 

Pinterest 

Marbendill, Asgeir Jon Asgeirsson on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/aLyRJ:

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  1. Awesome pics! I adore the final one.

    Big Little Lies looks SO good :) And I love that cast. I really need to start watching it!

    Hope you have a good week ahead, Greg!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. I hope you get a chance to watch it- Big Little Lies is awesome.

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  2. The pictures look so cool! And I only have watched the first episode of Riverdale, but so far so good!
    Have a great week ahead!
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

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  3. My apocalypse reads this week have been a disappointment-over padded with info dumps and political lectures, and characters I don't care about. Ugh! I feel like I'm ploughing through treacle with my reading. Hopefully better reads for both of us next week!

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    1. Oh no- have you read The Rains? I'mm reading that now and it's freaky! And it's fast too- no nonsense

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  4. Big Little Lies! I'm watching! I didn't know what to think of it the first ep -- and people keep telling me to read the book first, but honestly... I think this series might capture my attention enough on it's own. I might change my mind at some point, but it is making me want to try some other books of Liane Moriaty's.

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    1. Yeah I'm glad you're watching- and the book is awesome!

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  5. Oh the weather has been wonderful. I love all this spring time weather and dreading when it is cold again. I am so excited for more Big Little Lies!! I think it could be really good going forward. Have a great week!

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    1. I'm loving this weather! Although now it's cold and like 25. I am enjoying Big Little Lies, and their preview of coming weeks makes it look like it gets even better!

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  6. I loved the pilot for Big Little Lies! I have the book but never got around to read it and I now I don't want to spoil the show! And Riverdale is everywhere, I have to check it out!

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    1. I did too. I loved the book and so far the show as well. And Riverdale is fun!

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  7. I'm trying to not watch Big Little Lies until I read the book but it's so hard! Riverdale looks good too and you are definitely set on drama! We've had amazing weather too but then last night we had a storm and I'm currently freezing. Of course I'm a huge wimp when it comes to cold ao that's not say all that much but it IS colder than it was. I love your art this week especially the last two travel posters. The colors and the simplicity is just amazing. Have a great week!

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    1. I would have a hard time staying away, but then I've read the book. I hope you get a chance to watch or read. And yes- with that AND Riverdale I'm ALL set on drama! And it's cold there too huh? We hit 70 on Wed and now it's like 25!!

      Glad you liked the art. I have some more next week. :)

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  8. I know I am a winter girl but this last week the weather has been all over the place and I am realizing I prefer to be a spring/fall girl. I still hate summer. We are going to cool off too this week but being in the 50 and 60s is making me love the open windows and soft breeze. I love it.

    I need to watch Riverdale, I still can't seem to stop watching Bones. I am missing so much because I wont stop watching BONES! :)

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. I know you've said you like winter- and I have also although I may be over it? lol I need spring. If it could stay in the 50's I'd be alright.

      Never seen Bones! But yes you should try Riverdale! Trashy fun!!!

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  9. I can't really think of book covers that would have cookie jars...maybe some cozy mysteries? haha

    I really want to watch Big Little Lies, but i don't have HBO. Sigh.

    -Lauren

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  10. It's been really nice here too. The mornings and evenings are a bit too cold for my tastes, but the days otherwise are just perfect. Sunny and not too cold or hot. I am glad you are experiencing good weather too. I am sorry your reading recently has been a disappointment.

    I need to read Big Little Lies--and soon! Then I can catch Big Little Lies on HBO Go, maybe.

    I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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    1. That's nice! I love it when it's sunny but not blistering hot

      I did have a good book after my bad one so I'm back on track. :)

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  11. Very curious about The Winter Over. I'm curious to hear what you'll think of The Rains too - the ideas were a bit over the top for me!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. So far I'm LOVING The Rains- very fast moving. I have a few reads on tap I'm cautiously optimitc for.

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  12. I cannot wait to read Starfall! I am on the holds list for it at the library and hope my copy comes in soon.

    I haven't seen Big Little Lies yet though I do plan to watch the first episode since it is free. My sister liked it though she said it inspired her to reread the book.

    The weather was absolutely beautiful this week, especially Friday. Unfortunately we had some light snow and much colder temperatures on Saturday.

    Hope you have better luck with your next book and have a great week!

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    1. I'm looking forward to that too. And I'm glad you're watching I hope you like.

      I can see watching it making one want to revisit the book. I'm tempted.

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  13. The Winter Over and Rains look good to me. Great pics as always. Love those mermaids. We've had a very nice week weather wise. I'm so over the winter and ready for spring and pool time.

    My Sunday Post

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  14. Great pictures! I especially love the one with wine.

    I forgot to mention in my post that I'd watched Big Little Lies...and loved it!

    I have only seen one episode of Riverdale...maybe I'll watch it again, but I didn't quite connect with it.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  15. I recorded Big Little Lies but I'm almost afraid to watch it b/c I don't have HBO and they were sooooo "horrible" to tease me with the free preview to hook me in. I'm not sure if I want to nibble on that worm or not ;)

    Great pics this week - the merfolk are kind of creeptastic!!!

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    1. Oh you gotta watch Big Little Lies! Although I have HBO Now and to be honest if it wasn't for BLL I wouldn't keep it- HBO doesn't have shit.

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  16. I'm still dithering on Riverdale, though I've heard good things. Love the swimming pool posters. Have a great week :)

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  17. It's freaking cold here. Highs low 50s & lows in the 30s. Burr. Yeah, so I'm officially hooked on Riverdale, so no going back now. Nice pictures/posters.

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    1. Here too! After hitting almost 70 it was like 25. Gah!

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  18. I haven't read any of the books. Thank you for sharing, Greg. Nice pictures. Especially the last one. :-D

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    1. Glad you liked it, thanks for stopping by. :)

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  19. Glad to hear you're finally having some nice, warm weather! Actually, the weather here has been great, now that I think about it. Warm, but not too hot yet, at least not in the evenings. Sorry your current read is a disappointment though.

    Oh, you have The Rains? I have that too, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I look at it a lot though since my bookshelf is kind of across the room from my couch. Does that count? :-P

    I did not watch either of those shows, but I did get caught up on the latest episodes of Suits. Now I have to wait and watch it week by week like everyone else lol.

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    1. Well it was nice. Now not so much. :) Although it's supposed to be decent for a few days. Yes I have The Rains, and just finished it. Loved it! Creepy AF but you need to read it so we can talk about it! lol

      I've never seen Suits? I'll have to look it up.

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  20. We have spring-like temperatures too, Greg. And I have to say I just love waking up and seeing the sun out there. I think that's what I miss the most with the Swiss winters - there's not sun down here in the city :(
    You read Starfall! Did you enjoy it?
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I'll bet the sunny Swiss countryside is nice. :) And I haven't read Starfall yet but soon- hopefully!

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  21. I haven't seen Big Little Lies yet but a I do want to watch it. I'm watching Riverdale but am behind by one episode I think. I have hardly watched TV this week, odd given how many good shows are out there but should catch up this week. Enjoy your early spring.

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    1. I'm enjoying Big Little Lies and Riverdale quite a bit!

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  22. It's been getting warmer here too, although we had storm Doris here in the UK and so that was mental. lots of wind and trees and things getting blown down. It was crazy. It has been warmer around here, though, which is nice.

    And you're making me want to watch Riverdale and Big Little Lies but one isn't even on here yet. I may have to do some TV watching just because I can.

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    1. Ha ha because you can. exactly! :) I heard Doris was kind of a monster!

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  23. Ooooh, I would totally check out those shows if I had time. Maybe I'll treat myself to an episode while I eat dinner one night this week. :) Have a good week, and happy reading! :)

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    1. Yes you should them out- either or both. :) They're pretty fun.

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  24. The unseasonable warm weather strikes again! Enjoy it while it lasts, right? :) Sorry to hear your current read isn't exactly a winner. Hope it picks up or that your next read is awesome! Have a great week, Greg.
    Tanya @ GIRL PLUS BOOKS

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  25. Still watching stranger things so no room for anything else!! I love vintage travel posters, the British old school railway posters are my favourites.

    Have a great week!

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  26. We used to used my dad's log in for Direct TV so we could get HBO. But, he cut his subscription so we don't have HBO any more. So, no Big Little Lies, GoT, or any of that for me! Oh well!

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  27. I've heard good things about Riverdale, but I'm terrible about making time to watch things, that don't just happen to be on at the time...

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  28. I am looking forward to read your reveiw about Winter of the Gods and what you will think of Starfall.
    Happy reading and have a great week ahead of you.

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

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  29. It's not been too bad here, though a day and night of gales courtesy of Storm Doris - WHAT is going on with such a stupid name for a storm? I love the look of Starfall and Six Wakes. That jellyfish girl is awesome. Thank you for the mine-stretching pics, Greg:). Have a great week. My Sunday Post - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/02/26/sunday-post-26th-february-2017/

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  30. No HBO here, plus I am behind on reading, so tv is out for the moment.OK, that Mer is scary and just one more thing to add to my fear of murky depths! LOL

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  31. The weather was really nice here and the bam back to being cold but it's suppose to get warmer again next week but not like it was. I am so over this weather and ready for just spring weather...lol.

    Hope you enjoy your reads and have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  32. Ooohh...I like the jelly-fish mermaid - that's intriguing!

    I look forward to hearing what you thought about Six Wakes!

    We had crazy warm temps here in Iowa all week and then BAM! 20s and 30s and snow. Winter ain't over just yet. However I was just listening to a cardinal singing its heart out so it Spring's not too far away.

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  33. Our weather has cooled down a bit, it's a bit jarring actually. A lot of people around me are getting sick, so hopefully it skips over me! LOL

    Merfolk creep me out! But those are great images. Hope yo have a great week! ~Aleen

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  34. I love the jelly fish mermaid, so pretty. We've had some lovely warm days here too, I'm bummed that we're expecting a drop and more snow. Have a great week!

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  35. Glad to hear you guys have been having some great weather! It's been raining and then raining some more here. :( I don't even know what to make of it.

    I really want to get to Big Little Lies and then watch that!!! It looks awesome.

    The Vina Rossa looks extremely tempting. Ha ha. Gorgeous pic! ANd those merfolk ones are very cool. I like them a lot.

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  36. I found where I can stream Riverdale on my Roku since I haven't been recording it so I'm really excited to start it. Just need to finish Parenthood first. I saw The Rains at the library Thursday and didn't grab it, but if you like it, I know I can get my hands on it. I love the pics, especially the one with the purple and pinks. Have a great TV and reading week Greg!

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  37. I haven't seen Big Little Lies, but it sounds good!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  38. I'm finally caught up riverdale! I'm loving the drama. We've also had some pretty warm weather here as well, I hope it lasts.

    Have a great reading and tv watching week!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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  39. I saw Big Little Lies and really enjoyed it. I loved the books, so I am glad they are doing it justice. I also have been watching Riverdale and really enjoying it. The weather here in PA has been awesome lately. It's pretty cold today, which is a bummer. I got used to the warm sunshine! I hope you have a great week.

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  40. I loved how warm it was this past week! Until today, when it was freezing. Goodness, I am OVER all of these extreme weather changes. Hopefully we all make it through the "winter" without getting sick. Have a lovely week, Greg! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  41. I'm thinking of trying Big Little Lies even though I haven't read the book. The trailer for the show looks so intriguing, and what a great cast!

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  42. I haven't caught Big Little Lies yet, but it's on my list of things to watch. It looks pretty good, and has an amazing cast.

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  43. Lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing. :D

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  44. This week was amazing weather down here. If anyone up north happened to visit, they'd never go home.

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  45. I love those old vintage travel posters! We have one in my son's room of Sleeping Bear. :) This weather has been amazing - it did get cold here this weekend though! We even had snow flurries on Saturday here. I am definitely ready for warm weather to move in for good. I've got gardening on the brain. Lol.

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  46. STARFALL looks good. I watched the first episode of Riverdale to see what the hype was all about and wasn't too impressed. Too much teen drama, I guess.:-P I continued watching The Crown instead. Hope you have a great week!

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  47. So I don't watch Riverdale but I've gotta ask -are the names Betty and Veronica an Archie joke/reference or play out as a coincidence?
    We had a cold spurt down here last week, but I'm hoping it will warm up soon (and that they'll turn down the heater where I work :P)

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  48. Loved the little bit of Big Little Lies that you shared. I so hope it shows here on something! I'd get a sub to wherever it shows. I must check our equivalent of HBO and see.

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  49. Oh! Big Little Lies sounds amazing, now I just have to find out where I can watch that and when in the UK! Hope you have a great week.

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  50. I review a mermaid graphic novel today, so those images caught my eye. I'm saving Big Little Lies for later in the week.

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  51. I haven't seen Big Little Lies yet, but I hope it lives up to the book!! Great post--love the merfolk <3

    Hope you have a great week, and thanks so much for stopping in so I could find your lovely blog!

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  52. Is it any good, Big Little Lies? I need to read the book urgently((

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  53. Hi Greg, been a couple of months since we last had a chat. Been a bit of a tough time, but will try to be back on the blogosphere. I still need to READ Big Little Lies! Somewhere it slipped through the endless reading schedules. Not that I have any for the year so far. Will get to it.

    Really love your first Pinterest picture! Clean lines with a "story" to tell.

    Keep well and we'll talk again soon.

    http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2017/02/its-monday-day-one.html

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  54. I like the simple and clean drawing of the lady on the diving board. It screams summer. Could you send some sunshine up here to Portland. We had some sunshine Saturday morning for awhile, and then rain and snow came back. It is so dark and gray. Yuck.

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  55. It's been like Spring here too! I feel like it's too good to be true because it's so soon. March might just bring more Winter and snow... I have your review of Moon Calls saved and I'll get to it asap! Oh and my bff said he enjoys Riverdale too - between the two of you, you nearly have me sold! LOL! LOVE that Mermaid/Jellyfish art ♥

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  56. Great pics. Love the one with the wine glasses.

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  57. You always manage to come up with such great pulp covers. And the travel posters are gorgeous!
    Happy reading!

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  58. I'm so happy that spring fever is hitting your way - do enjoy!

    Thanks for posting The Big Little Lies clips. As it is only available here in Australia via Foxtel (your cable) which I don't have so I haven't been able to watch it yet. Very frustrating as I've been looking forward to it for some time! It was a five star read for me!
    Enjoy the rest of your week, especially that warmer weather!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier too :-)
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

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  59. I'm loving your Riverdale coverage, Greg! It's unexpectedly become my new favourite guilty pleasure TV show, just in time for PLL to end. There's just something about trashy teen drama/mysteries that I absolutely love! :D

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  60. The pool pic really caught my eye for some reason. The older I get the more simplistic I like everything: from art and clothes, to decor. And book covers, too. Ha ha. We have had warm weather and I have loved having the windows open, but Friday it is going to be 28° and 12°, ugh. Bye bye spring. I hope you are having a wonderful week.:)

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  61. I didn't realize how many big names are in Big Little Lies. I've been meaning to check it out....

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  62. Our weather has definitely been all over the place. Today (Wed.) we are having lake effect snow flurries after being 54 yesterday. Wish I had HBO cause you have made Big Little Lies so intriguing. Is the Gregg Hurwtiz book adult fiction or YA? One of my go to authors.

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  63. I've gotten into both BLL and Riverdale. I absolutely love Reese Witherspoon as Madeline. She's perfection. Hope you're having a great week!

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  64. The Rains sounds good. Hope you had a great week!

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