Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sunday Post #188


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

I keep waiting for the nice weather. It's April and it's only been in the 50's - need sunshine too. It's been a busy week around here. I discussed my addiction to all the internet things and also reviewed The Wanderers, and I managed to get a few show recaps up as well. Top Ten Tuesday was about authors we've met or would like to meet and that was kinda fun. Oh and a cat anecdote. I was driving through the neighborhood and saw an orange cat on top of a white Jeep. I wish I would have got a pic, it doesn't sound like much I know but it was just an amazing visual. I've seen this cat around, it belongs to one of the neighbors, but it had just climbed up on somebody's car and was hanging out. 

Today is my birthday (Friday) and I had a pretty good day! I bought myself some books to celebrate lol. I've been picking up a few books that I need in physical form- you know, books that I read the e- version and decided I need for the shelf. Other than that not much planned for the weekend. Big Little Lies finishes up this week and Riverdale and The 100 are humming along. Oh and Iron Fist was a major disappointment on Netflix.      

Last week I reviewed The Wanderers and Distress Signals. Both were good although Signals had some problems. This week I'll be reviewing Starfall and maybe Queens of Geek- that one will be up next week if I don't get it this week.     

The Wanderers (The Wanderers, #1)Starfall (Starflight, #2)

Song of the week


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 


NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:
Queens of GeekChild of a Hidden Sea (Hidden Sea Tales, #1)MissingI Found You

BOOKISH LINKS

Things didn't go well for synths trying to escape in last weeks Humans. 




Here's a preview of Sunday's Big Little Lies final episode.  



And a clip from last week.


95 comments:

  1. Hope you had a good birthday Greg, and I'm pleased that you used the excuse of a birthday to treat yourself to some new books! Yea! I have an excuse for every book purchase...I like the Hobbiton pictures. It makes me imagine living somewhere peaceful like that.

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    1. Thanks, I did! And I know- I'll take ANY excuse ha ha.

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  2. Happy birthday!! Buying some books sounds like the best way to celebrate :) We are having so much rain and still some chilly temps here. I am hoping for some sun and some warmth. I need to get outside. I am so pumped about the BLL finale. I wonder if they will hold true to the book. Can't wait for your recap!! Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you! I agree about the celebrating bit. :)

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  3. Happy birthday Greg! Glad you used that excuse to get books, lol ;)

    Happy reading for the week ahead. I hope April's a good month for you :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Thank you! I hope your April is a good one too!

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  4. Happy birthday Greg! Books and a quiet weekend sound like a pretty great way to celebrate. We've actually gotten decent weather but then yesterday I walked outside and it was freezing! Well my wimpy version of freezing. I'm afraid to go outside today! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanx I'm ready for a quiet weekend and it's been cold here also, so it's even better. :)

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  5. I hope you had a fantastic birthday, Greg!!! Maybe it will warm up just for you. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  6. Happy Birthday! I hope it was fantastic. :)

    -Lauren

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  7. Happy Birthday! Buying books for yourself it THE best present

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  8. Missing and I Found You sound like really mysterious reads. I've read a lot of Kelley Armstrong's books and I've enjoyed most of them. I hope you had a good birthday. :)

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    1. I've read two so far and they were good! I'm looking forward to both of those.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Greg! Sounds like you are had a nice day. :-) I wish I could send you some of our sunshine. The Santa Ana winds have kicked up here. Their nicknamed the devil winds for a reason. I'm not a fan. Love the picture of the futuristic city. I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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    1. Thank you! I'd love some sunshine. :) Although we had some- now we just need some warmer temps.

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  10. Our weather here has suddenly turned a lot cooler - seemingly overnight on the last day of March! It's pretty welcome though but I can definitely wait before I have to rug up in Winter clothes! Although our winter is far more mild than most!

    Happy belated birthday! Books to celebrate are always fantastic and I hope you picked some good ones!

    The bonfire art pic is probably my favourite! Thanks for always finding some great visuals for us week after week!

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  11. Happy Birthday Greg! What a great birthday gift to buy yourself those books! ;)
    I would have loved to see a picture of that orange cat. It must have been a sight! O Cats... Sigh..
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. Thank you! I did rather like buying a bunch of books!

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  12. Oh, happy belated birthday! Buying yourself books is the perfect way to celebrate if you ask me :-D

    Ok, now I really do want to see a picture of the cat on the jeep. Sometimes the simplest things can make the most interesting or pretty photos.

    Looking forward to your review of Starfall. I almost decided to start that one today, just to get the duology finished, but I wasn't quite in the right mood.

    That bonfire picture is nice. I like how it draws your eye straight to it, and combined with the song you shared it feels very chill looking at it lol.

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    1. Thank you! I agree- books are always good. :P And I really wish I would have gotten that picture- it was just such a sight.

      Starfall's okay, I give it a mediocre review (I mean, it's not bad) but not mind- blowing. The Long Way books are better.

      I agree, love that bonfire pic! I always like a good bonfire, and I hadn't thought of that but yeah Sade's song goes well with it.

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  13. Happy belated Birthday Greg!! I love orange cats and white Jeeps, so sounds like it would've been a great picture. Ohh, I forgot that Riverdale is back. I'll have to watch it tomorrow. You've got some easy listening going on with Sade. :) Have a great week, Mister.

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    1. Thank you! I like Jeeps too (and cats, I guess...lol) Riverdale is rocking it I'm liking that show a lot.

      Sade is the best.

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  14. Happy Birthday, Greg. I'm so surprised you bought books. LOL I also buy print copies of eBooks I've enjoyed. I also read them again. Loving the pics you shared. I always get lost in them.

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Thank you Laura. I know, big surprise right? :) Glad you like the pics.

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  15. Happy Birthday!!! I'm glad you had a nice day!

    I totally forgot that Humans was on again! I even watched the premiere...oops. I guess I'll have to catch up this week.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. I thought Humans was great this year.

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  16. HAppy Birthday Greg. Quiet weekends are pure heaven. I am loving your book haul this week, and glad that despite the issues you hd you enjoyed Distress Signals.

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    1. Thanks Kimba! I agree. Quiet and books. :)

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Greg. Wish you all the best. I hope you have a great week and enjoy all the books you're currently reading or planning on reading. :)

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  18. Happy belated birthday! You share the date with my husband, haha. I hope you had a great day and weekend. Books are great gift to oneself. ;)

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    1. Thank you! How cool is that? It's a good day for a birthday!

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  19. Happy birthday! We have been having nice weather here but not often enough. I would like some consistency. I am only on episode 2 of big little lies...need to catch up!

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    1. Thanks! Hope you like Big Little Lie.

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  20. I liked the Dellamonica book, I need to continue the series. happy reading!

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    1. I need to get started on those!

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  21. Another great post, Greg. You always share so many cool things and I love the pics.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate you coming by! Glad you like the pics.

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  22. Great post Greg! I hope you had a lovely birthday!

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  23. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a nice day.

    I look forward to your review of Starfall. I still haven't read it but hope to get around to it before it is due back to the library.

    I didn't realize there was a new episode of Riverdale this week. Oops! I usually watch with the CW app on Roku. I am behind on my shows at the moment. The last episode of Big Little Lies looks like it will be good. I'm thinking of restarting my HBONow membership so I can watch the rest of the series and then catch The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks later this month.

    I love the LOTR illustrations. My evening book group is reading The Hobbit this month and I'm looking forward to rereading it.

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thank! I thought Starflight was better but not bad.

      Riverdale is pretty good! And I'm looking forward to the BLL final. HBO Now is hit or miss for me, they don't usually have a lot I watch but I'll probably keep it because GoT is coming this summer.

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  24. It was your birthday! Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a good day and enjoyed your treats to yourself (I did the same thing). I think the cat thing sounds cool. I love the fact cats chill in the strangest of places. As always, I love the pictures you have up here!

    Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Thank you! I did have a nice day. And yes that cat hanging out on top of the car- it looked so funny. You don't see that every day. :)

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  25. Happy Birthday!! Cat pictures are always awesome. Cats are hilarious even when they aren't doing anything inherently funny.
    Great pics this week, as always!

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  26. Happy Birthday and as usual gorgeous Pinterest pictures :)

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  27. Happy Birthday!

    I hate that ~ I never ever have my camera with me when I need it. Lol. I joke I am going to just leave it in my car. It does sound like a great visual.

    I am so glad you have introduced us to Campion - I love the artwork!

    I hope you got some sun - the last two days have been slightly chilly but bright and sunshiney!

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    1. Thank you Erin! And I know- I guess I could have tried w/ my phone but by then I was already past.

      Glad you like Campion's art! He has so much and the nice thing- he seems to produce more al the time.

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  28. I hope you had a lovely birthday, Greg:). I see you've got Missing there by Kelley Armstrong - looking forward to hearing what you think of that one... I love the early cover of The Hobbit - what lovely colours and artwork. Have a lovely week, and I hope you get some sunshine very soon. My Sunday Post -
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    1. Thank! I am looking forward to Missing. And if I'm not mistaken that early art was done by Tolkien himself- I'd have to double check, but I think so.

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  29. Looks like you got another Armstrong book to enjoy. I'll be looking out for your review. Spring seems to be delayed here too. We got more snow yesterday.

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  30. Glad to hear you had a nice birthday. Hope you get some better weather in your neck of the woods! I'm caught up on Big Little Lies. It doesn't stay true to the book, but it is entertaining. I'm interesting in hearing how you like Missing by Kelley Armstrong. I have a copy of I Found You, as well. I hope we both love it. :)

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    1. Thank you! I agree about Big Little Lies- they're doing a pretty good job despite the story departures. I'll kinda miss it. :)

      I am looking forward to both Missing and I Found a lot!

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  31. Happy birthday! Hope you get some books (or buy yourself some!)

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/04/poem-in-your-pocket-day-deweys.html

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  32. Happy Birthday Greg! Glad you enjoyed your day. Books are the best thing to get oneself.

    I love the show Humans, so well done.

    Have a great week and hope the weather improves for you. ~Aleen

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed Humans this time around.

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  33. Belated Birthday greetings! Any excuse to get new books is always welcomed. :D

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  34. Happy belated birthday Greg! Books are always a great gift. I am ready for the weather to take a turn for the better. I've got to get caught up on The 100. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you! The 100 is pretty good this time.

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  35. Happy birthday! I hope it was a great day! I'm so excited for Big Little Lie's finale, and I snagged Queen of Geek this week, as well. Hope you have a great week!

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  36. I'm still waiting for Spring weather too, it will turn up one of these days... I'm glad you had a nice birthday and I hope you enjoy the books you gifted yourself.

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  37. happy belated birthday. Glad you bought yourself some Books. I'm planning on watching the season finale of The Walking Dead tonight. Haven't started Riverdale yet but I plan to knowing how much you love it.

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  38. Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy the books you got.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  39. Happy Birthday, Greg! Enjoy yourself! :)
    Lovely artwork this week!

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  40. Hope you had a happy birthday! I love the way cats just see everything as theirs, including neighbours' cars! All the better to survey their domain from! ;-)

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  41. Hope you had a fantastic birthday! :D If ever there's an occasion to treat yourself to some new books, it's definitely on your bday!

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  42. Happy belated birthday. The new Kelley Armstrong book is going immediately onto my wishlist.

    It's Monday, What Are you reading?

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  43. Happy belated birthday!! I'm so glad you had a good day!! And yay for new books- definitely a birthday must!

    I am so curious about Missing, so I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! I also am in love with those pictures, especially the ones of the beach at night. I find the beach at night to be so... perfect. Makes me smile just thinking about it :)

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  44. I'm missing Nick and Kayla already! I have not heard of any of your up coming books, so I will be looking out for your reviews. I love The Shire depictions. I wish that style would become popular again. Happy Birthday! Are you going to do a post about the physical books you bought? Have a wonderful new week. :)

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  45. Happy birthday for Friday, perfect way to celebrate - with books. Love the idea of the orange cat on the white car. Today we are experiencing our first taste of a change in weather, yesterday I could almost have gone for a swim, today reaching for woolly slippers!

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  46. Happy belated birthday! *conjures up some cake* *wants cake now* I'll try to remember to check out your review of Starfall! Sadly I haven't loved what I read so far - it's just not the same. Something is missing that was in Starflight. :/ Oh well!

    Have a lovely week, Greg. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  47. Happy Birthday Greg! Hope you were spoiled by all your loved ones. Although, not much can beat spoiling yourself with a few good books....!

    I've been meaning to look into The Wanderers. Really such a great cover.

    Enjoy your week!

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  48. Happy birthday! I enjoyed Missing and hope you do too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  49. Happy birthday! And I love visualizing that orange cat on the white jeep.

    The Hobbit hill, and the cottage just below it, are wonderful!

    I couldn't believe the ending to Big Little Lies. I had read the book and knew how it would end...but it happened so fast in the final episode, and wrapped up quickly, IMO. I have saved all the episodes and will watch from start to finish...and maybe it will work better a second time around.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Enjoy the week!

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  50. Happy late birthday! I love the Hobbit art & that Kelley Armstrong book looks so interesting. Happy reading.

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  51. A belated, Hau'oli la hanau to you. Good for you on treating yourself to some new reads. It's always fun to visit the bookstore and pick up fresh books. We've been having warm temperatures here in the low 70's. In fact, I need to start stretching to get out on my power walk before it warms up. TTYL. Have a good Monday, Greg.

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  52. Happy Birthday!!

    Love your photos/graphics.

    Have a great week.

    Elizabeth
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  53. Huh, here the weather's already getting warm and we're wondering what happened to a nice cool spring. It used to snow here at this time of year not that long ago... Enjoy the new books!

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  54. Happy birthday! I hope you "spoiled" yourself with some really nice books;-)

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  55. Great to hear you had a nice birthday, spoiling yourself with a few books sounds like the perfect way to celebrate!
    I'm keen to know what you think of the Lisa Jewell book, I have read a few of her books over the years, though not recently.
    Love the cover of the Wanderers!
    Have a great week!
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

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  56. Happy belated birthday! I'm definitely interested to hear what you thought about Queen of Geek. Thanks for stopping at my Sunday Post earlier. Hope you're having a good week!

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  57. I love music and sharing music with others, so I'm so glad you put that in there. I hadn't heard that song before today and I enjoyed it. Also loving the Hobbit artwork! It's so pretty. Happy Happy Belated Birthday :D I hope it was fantastic!

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  58. This whole week has somehow gotten away from me, but better late than never, right?
    Happy belated birthday, Greg! I hope you had a great day, and that the whole year will be fantastic.
    I am listening to Starfall now, and I really enjoy it - I hope you will too.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  59. Happy belated birthday to you Greg!

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