Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sunday Post #187

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

Well the big news this week was... my internet went down. For three days. I tried some things, plugged and unplugged, talked to Tech support... no dice. Then on Monday it came back up after my second call in and we did some more rebooting. Who knows? It got me thinking though- just how dependent on the internet am I? Apparently quite a bit.  

Otherwise a pretty good week. It feels like March now with (slightly) warmer temps, but the big thing was- sun. Hey sun- missed you for the last few months! I read a ton while I was down so that at least was something. And I'm still watching Big Little Lies and Riverdale. Oh and Iron Fist. Speaking of- here's the GIF of the week. When Ward Meachum discovers he's being surveilled- in his own office. 


So The Wanderers was pretty good, Starfall wasn't bad and The Winter Over was chilling (!) I reviewed that one last week and this week is Distress Signals. The reviews for Wanderers, Starfall and Queens of Geek are on the way.   
  
Starfall (Starflight, #2)The Winter OverDistress SignalsThe Wanderers (The Wanderers, #1)

Song of the week



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 



NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Queens of GeekRefuge for Masterminds (Stranje House, #3)Child of a Hidden Sea (Hidden Sea Tales, #1)

BOOKISH LINKS

Some fun with last weeks Big Little Lies. 

 

Humans is rocking it this year. 




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  1. Urgh, internet can be SUCH pain. Sorry about that :(

    Looking forward to your upcoming reviews! Have a great weekend :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Oh it was a pain being down. :)

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  2. Lawd. I'm way too dependent on the internet. I think I would live at a Starbucks if mine ever go down. Lol.

    Enjoy your reads this week!

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    1. I know, I'm surprised I didn't go park at Panera and live there. :)

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  3. OH man three days without internet!! That is rough. Can't wait to see what you think of Queen of Geek. Have a great week!!

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    1. That sucked! Longest three days ever lol.

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  4. Everyone I talk to is on the Internet so when it goes down I feel a bit lonely! *sniffs* Glad you got it running again in the end. Imagine what we would all do if an apocalypse wiped out the power grid and we lose all electrical stuff...actually I imagine it all the time as I'm twisted that way!

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    1. Yeah it's amazing how dependent I realized I was. And same here! I talk more on the internet now than I do to real life friends. And I've wondered if power went out... and stayed out. What would we all do? We gotta blog after all!!!

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  5. I'm curious about the second movie of the Guardians! Happy reading and have a nice week!

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  6. Ugh, I HATE when our internet goes down! Talking to anyone at Comcast is really a test of my patience!

    We're still making our way through Iron Fist, too - it's a good addition to the Marvel series!

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    1. Comcast is... not my favorite company to talk to. And this was a pain!

      Did you end up liking Iron Fit? I just finished it and thought it was okay...

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  7. No internet is the worst! Glad to hear it's back up! I'm planning on ditching cable very soon and thinking of going back to Netflix so I can catch up on all the Marvel shows!

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    1. Yeah I don't have cable. I stream everything so if intrnet goes down- I'm screwed!

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  8. Oh gosh, I'm totally attached to the internet. I do too much on it so I hate when it goes down.

    I really want to read Queens of Geek!

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    1. Same here! And I have Queens of Geek next.

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  9. I'd go insane without the internet for 3 days--I'm totally addicted XD And I can't wait to see what you think about Queens of Geek, it sounds like an awesome book :) Great wrap-up!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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    1. I kinda did. It was weird- I was like guess I'll Twitter, oops I can't. Guess I'll do this... oops can't.

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  10. I'd go mad without the internet I know that!! I think it's kinda sad how I can't go one day without the internet :/

    I love that picture of the girl with the bicycle! Also looking forward to your review of Queens of Geek <3 I've been hearing so many good things about it!!

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    1. I know it drove me nuts! Everything I do is via internet now seems like.

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  11. I've been so curious about Child of a Hidden Sea. Due to lack of time I had to pass it by, but now that the third book is out I hear the series is excellent and I wish I had started it when I had the chance!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Me too. I've been wanting to read those and finally decided to take the plunge.

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  12. Oh man, I'm sorry to hear about your internet connection! That is honestly the worst. When it happens, I try to tell myself that the universe is probably hinting something at me... but naaahhh, I just get upset and worked up and desperate for internet connection again. o_o No big deal!

    I'm finally reading Starfall soon! So excited - it feels like it's been a long time coming. I hope you have a great week!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thanks, it did kind of suck. :) And yeah I thought the same thing- should I be doing something else?? But it was SO nice when it came back up!

      Hope you like Starfall!

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  13. Seriously, internet is such a big part of our lives now, I don't even know what to do when mine is down for 3 hours let alone 3 days! I am glad it is working again thougH! Sad that Starfall was only not bad though- I was hoping it would have been better. Especially with the cover! Very curious about Wanderers and Queens of Geek, too! I may need to add Humans to my list of things to watch when The 100 is over for the season, along with Riverdale!

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    1. I know! It's everything! I do ha ha. It better not go down when The 100 is on lol. I'm not tolerating that shit. :)

      Starfall was just OK but it wasn't BAD. If you like Starflight it's a worthy successor I guess. I wish I could be more enthusiastic. The Wanderers on the other hand I liked! YA shapeshifter circus stuff, I know that could sound iffy. But I liked!

      Humans is a trip!

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  14. I feel your pain, Greg! The panic that sets in when the internet is down here . . . And only after an hour or two for me. It's bad. Sometimes I think I need to step back. I really have come to depend on it a lot. Too much. I am glad your internet is back up and working again.

    Love the artwork you shared this week. I wish I could lose myself in a couple of those scenes.

    Have a great week, Greg. I hope the sun continues to shine for you.

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    1. Yeah I was not happy! Three days w/o internet was a looooong time lol. Thank you BTW. :)

      I love that art too!

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  15. Ohh! I don't believe I would like my internet to go out even for few hours. We are so dependent on the net and being online all the time now. Loved your post.

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  16. I feel for you about the internet thing. Like, it seems like such a trivial thing, but I'm so dependent on it too! Even when I randomly lose internet for a few hours on occasion I don't know how to deal with it. Glad your internet is finally back up!

    Hurry for sun! The weather has still been a bit chilly here. I don't even know what's going on with the weather anymore.

    Ooh, looking forward to your review of Starfall :-)

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    1. I know. It was pretty awful! Like everything I do was dead in the water. lol

      Yeah the sun came out and now it's gloomy and raining again. Typical. :)

      Starfall was a bit disappointing (no Solara or Doran- well they were there but only as supporting) but it wasn't BAD.

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  17. Uggghhh...I hate it when the internet goes down! I had that problem too and I was forced to not surf on the internet for several days! But at least you got some reading done!


    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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    1. Yeah three days w/o internet was... not fun.

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  18. Internet! Why do you always do this to us?! Though I am glad that you got a lot read. You probably handled the situation better than I would have. Have a good week! :)

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    1. I know!?! What was I supposed to do? Non- internet things?? lol

      I was not happy. :)

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  19. Oh lord... three days without the internet is horrible for me. I can imagine how difficult it was for you. The internet has become even more important since I started blogging. :)
    I hope you enjoy your books, Greg. Have a great week.

    Those pictures are awesome! :)

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    1. Yes blogging makes it SO important now. I was like dead in the water!

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  20. Those pictures look awesome! Oh no about the internet! That sounds awful. I hope that you have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Cindy. Glad the inter net is back in service!

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  21. My internet was giving me problems this week as well. SO frustrating! I really like the Beach at Night picture...could totally go for some warm weather right about now. I hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!

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    1. It is VERY frustrating. And when it comes back up, it like hallelujah lol!

      I like that pic too! Very summery... :)

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  22. Oh my, when my internet is down I about go stir crazy...lol. What did we do before the net...lol. :) I am sure life was more quiet and simple...lol. I just can't seem to remember it.

    The weather here is still warm, cold, warm and driving me crazy. I hope spring get here and sticks soon.

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Exactly. What DID I do before there was internet?? I'm starting to wonder...

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  23. Heaven help me if my Internet goes down. If I run out of coffee and books, too, you may as well call the mental hospital and send them to pick me up.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/03/childhood-poverty.html

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    1. I know! No internet, coffee or books would drive me nuts!

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  24. Oh gosh I am a mess when the internet is down! We don't have cable or anything so the only way we can watch TV is with internet. Plus, then no computer surfing or anything either. The boredom would take over quickly.
    Enjoy your books!

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    1. Same here. I stream everything so if it's down, I'm outta luck!

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  25. Ugh - last time I couldn't get online, it felt like I'd lost an arm. I can happily go without the TV or radio in comparison... Glad you're back - but I really think companies do NOT give it high enough priority, given so many of us also rely on the internet for their work. Have a MUCH better week, Greg! My Sunday Post - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/sunday-post-26th-march-2017/

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    1. I know. Same here. I was NOT happy to be down. :) And you're right- with so many people working f/ home now, it's even more important to have reliable services.

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  26. I'm way to dependent on the internet! Ours went down for 24 hours and I about lost my mind! Glad yours is back going but definitely frustrating. You've got some great tv going! I need to experiment a little in what I'm watching because I'm not in love with anything at the moment. Have a great week!

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    1. I am too. That was brought home to me when the internet went down! And there is so much TV now- it's hard to keep up with all the shows!

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  27. Computer crashes and loss of internet show us how dependent we've become.

    Iron Fist suffers from too much backstory at the beginning. It should have been sprinkled in instead of dumped in.

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    1. So true. I am SO dependent lol.

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  28. Oh no!! Losing the internet would be devastating at my house where many of our devices and even security depend on internet connection! I'm getting nervous just thinking about it! The Winter Over sounds amazing! I'll have to look that one up! Have a great week :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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  29. I cannot survive without the internet lol it would be endless doom. I can't wait for your review of Queens of Geek! I have that one and I am so excited to read it :)
    Have a great week ahead!
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

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    1. It was very frustrating! I have Queen of Geek to read next!

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  30. UGH, that sounds like my worst nightmare, I panic when my Internet drops out for a few hours, haha! Hope you have a great week ahead :)

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  31. Losing the internet sucks! It is surprising, and a little worrying, just how reliant we are on it. Just like cell phones! Makes me afraid to think what would happen if an EMP went off! Glad to hear your internet is up and running again.

    Humans looks interesting. One of the cast was a regular on another series I've been binge watching: Doc Martin. She's not on there anymore. I've only watched two episodes of Big Little Lies, so I need to catch up.

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    1. It was not fun. :) I kept wanting to get online and do things and was like, oh yeah. It's down. Although at least it was only three days- they initially told me FIVE.

      Humans is really good, especially the second season which just showed on AMC here. And I've watched a little Doc Martin- I love those Brit shows. Big Little Lies I've been enjoying. :)

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  32. Oh, I hate when anything goes down: TV, Internet, etc. Those calls to Tech Support can go either way. Helpful...or frustrating. Last time I got someone really helpful, and took notes on how to reboot the modem myself. I reboot the TV receivers regularly, as we lose the signal often enough that I want to avoid those calls. Time to change providers?

    I am loving Big Little Lies, too, and I'm saving it all on my DVR...so I can watch it again from the beginning.

    Great visuals...and music.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Yeah it was not fun. Now that I depend on internet for most of my TV watching, it's doubly bad when it goes down!

      I think they've done a good job with the Big Little Lies adaptation.

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  33. Starfall has a beautiful cover. I type this as the first unread novel glares at me from my bookshelf. LOL!

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  34. I work from home so no internet would be kinda like not having air or coffee. LOL Thankfully ours is reliable and the one time we had an issue my hubby brought home a hotspot and saved the day! Fingers crossed your connection holds. Have a fab week!

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  35. I don't really remember a time before the Internet even though I lived at least half my life if not more without it.mthe idea of it going for three days just makes me anxious, I have started watched Big Little Lies finally this week. So far, so confused! Have a good week.

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  36. Ha! I would go crazy! In fact I've been in your position before and it sucks. I really don't know how we lived before Internet. It happened, but how?

    Anyway, hope you have a better week! ~Aleen

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  37. I'm way too dependent on internet these days. Sometimes I wish I could go back to the simpler ways but then I remember that I wouldn't be able to talk to my family daily or research EVERYTHING or talk to like-minded people about books. I'd get a ton of reading done though!
    Have a great internet-filled week! :)

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  38. I love Fleetwood Mac. Maybe I should rephrase that, I love all things Stevie Nicks. There's a new book about her coming out in a few months which I'm dying to read. I can't wait to see your review on Wanderers.

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  39. Oh no! What a pain to lose internet. :( And yes, it was wonderful to see the sun again!! Today was rainy, but it was ok anyway.

    I can't wait to read The Wanderers. And Refuge for Masterminds looks great too!!

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  40. I’d have a minor heart attack if my Internet went down. I like spending time away from the computer, but I need to prepare myself for it. It’s not allowed to happen unexpectedly.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  41. That gif is hilarious. Even I kept following that middle finger! I need to go check out your review of The Winter Over. Sounds great. I was without my computer for a few days and missed it. Love hat picture with the moon. Great post, Greg:)

    My Sunday Post

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  42. Glad you got your internet to work again. I hate being without it. I rely on it a lot, especially at work.

    I still haven't read Starfall but I'm glad to hear you liked it. I had my doubts that I would.

    Hope you have a great week and even better weather.

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  43. Wow.. Three days without internet. That does sound difficult. Funny how used we all are to always having access to the internet right?! Glad your back ;)
    Sounds like you've got some good reading done! Awesome.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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  44. No internet?!?!?! Nooooooo....I remember when we lost internet during some renovations, and I pretty much lived at the coffee shop down the street. I swear I can quit the internet any time, I just never want to! ;-)

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  45. Yeah, ha ha, days without internet is definitely readung promoting, and yes, it is a bit unnerving how much if a dependence one can have! We warmed up a bit and the rain washed some of the snow away. I even cracked the kitchen window yesterday, but had to keep it closed today. I loved hearing the Fleetwood Mac. Thanks again for the weekly art. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  46. Child of the hidden sea looks good :D Looking forward to a review of that one

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  47. Love the Sleepless Nights picture. Ah yes we are so dependent these days on the internet. I often think I should have one free day of it a week, but enforced breaks are not so welcome!

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  48. My internet went down from 3:30 Friday afternoon until I got up on Saturday. I really really missed it and confirmed to myself just how often I go online to check a fact or answer a question. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  49. The Winter Over sounds good. Yes, the internet is such an integral part of life these days. Can be tough without. Glad you were up and running soon enough.

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  50. LOL; our first world problems, yeah? I get irritated when even the mouse is slow and start banging it on the table. We are gettin' some sun here also. Low 60's today and other varying 60's with a few low 70's. My nine year old is happy there is no rain so she can flip on the bars at her recesses. Have a good Monday.

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  51. Lovely artwork in this post! I particularly like the Summer Nights.
    How did we ever survive without the internet ;)
    #ToTT

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  52. The Wanderers look good! I like the cover!

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  53. Looks like you got some interesting books. Sorry to hear about your Internet problems. When I didn't have a laptop or computer, I was lost. I'm definitely dependent on technology and the Internet!

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  54. Since I already commented on your lack of internet (THE HORROR) I'll move on from that now LOL! I ADORE the art you shared this week - I mean...I always love it but this batch is especially appealing to me for some reason. I think it's the night scenes ♥ Have a great week! xx

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  55. Three days without internet is like being put in solitary confinement! Oh, and I'm now a big fan of Campion because of you.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  56. I loved your Internet post - really makes you think about a few things!!!

    I love the Ruins artwork - it's gorgeous! I checked out some of his other work too and there's a lot there that I liked!

    Looking forward to catching up some more this week!

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