Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sunday Post #189


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

It's been raining pretty much all week. There were a couple nights when I opened the window just to hear the rain falling down- I love it when it rains at night and there's a light mist. It's still cool at night and you can smell the rain and the breeze comes in- the cats like it. But the sun is out as I'm writing this so maybe good weather is on the way. It's been a good week for reading. I've been reading Radio Silence for the last few days and am loving it.   

Big Littles Lies finished up last Sunday- quite the end. I recapped it if you're interested and also had a Game of Thrones discussion and a Top Ten Fandoms. That was a fun post. I'll be catching up on my Riverdale reviews on Monday and my discussion this week will be... well, I don't know yet. But I have time right??!?   

Last week I reviewed Starfall and Queens of Geek is this week. Radio Silence is coming up after that.     

Starfall (Starflight, #2)Queens of Geek

Song of the week


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 


NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Radio SilenceI Found YouMissing

BOOKISH LINKS

A look inside the last episode of Big Little Lies. 


Dorothy talks about being a rock star and sexism. 



 Dream 

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Love this map of the Shire. In fact I bought it this week. 



Bag End

Bag End by Emiljart

Pinterest 

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Little Talks

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  1. Radio Silence was amazing! I also love the gorgeous Shire/Hobbiton maps.

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  2. I think I'd like to move into Bag End. It looks like my kind of accomodation! It's been cold all week but the forecast is now for some kind of heatwave. I've got no idea what the weather is going to do next which makes it impossible to plan anything...

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  3. Looking forward to your review of I Found You :)
    And I REALLY need to watch Big Little Lies, it looks AMAZING!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Greg :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  4. We hit a record 90 degrees three days in a row - then 6 inches of rain and now 70's. Wacky spring weather! But it's nice enough to sit and read outside for the weekend so I'll take advantage of that.

    Looking forward to your Queens of Geek review. I read/reviewed it last month.

    For What It's Worth

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    1. 90? Wow we're nowhere close to that yet. But yeah the weather has been wacky... I do like reading outside though when it gets warm enough.

      I'll have to come over and find your Queens of geek review. I like seeing what other people think... :)

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  5. I have Missing too. Looking forward to it. LOtR posters look great.

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    1. Thanks. Missing does look good doesn't it???

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  6. I've been meaning to come over to check out your blog for ages, and it's super impressive and creative! Happy Saturday!RO

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    1. Hey Ro- thank you! Nice to meet you! I'll be by to visit... :)

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  7. I love hearing the rain at night too. We got a little bit of rain last night, but not too much. I have a feeling the sun is here to stay for awhile now. I hope the sun will stay with you awhile as well!

    I Found You caught my eye. I am looking forward to reading it. I am glad you are enjoying Radio Silence. Love the cover of that one.

    I hope you have a wonderful week, Greg.

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    1. I love listening to it at night. And we had a beautiful day today!!

      I love that cover of Radio Silence too, just conveys the idea of driving somewhere at night. Not really indicative of the book lol, but still... like the cover. And it was an awesome read! Looking forward to I Found You as well.

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  8. Radio Silence is definitely on my to buy list. I don't know if it's available yet at my bookstore.

    I, too, love the rain. I even love storms. I love the smell and the exciting possibility that the power might go out depending on how strong the storm is. :)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. Radio Silence was great. And I agree- just the smell of the air before or after a storm, and the rain.

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  9. We had rain and even a bit of snow this past week but I was so happy to see the sun today and it's supposed to be beautiful tomorrow. Hope you get some warm, sunny weather this week too!

    I will have to check out your review of Starfall. Still haven't read that though I loved Starflight.

    I love that map of the Shire! I want to live in a hobbit house like Bag End though it might be a challenge to have round walls. I just like the cozy feel of it and I'm basically a Hobbit sized person (if I drank some Ent draught).

    Have a great week!

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    1. We had rain but then sn ow passed us by. Starfall wasn't bad but I didn't fancy it as much as Statflight.

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  10. I have I Found You and hope to read it soon.

    I have saved all the episodes of Big Little Lie, and despite having seen all the episodes, I plan to binge-watch the whole thing...

    More great images! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I can't wait to read Found You.

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  11. We've had nice and sunny for the past week, and that's been really nice. It's still cool enough at night that mornings are all misty and mysterious, too :)
    Love your song of the week - it's very down-to earth and beautiful.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I love mornings like that. :)

      And I thought it was a neat song.

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  12. It has been raining the past couple of days for me as well, which is quite odd considering that it's April. But it sounds like we are getting the opposite. It's raining during the night for you, and during the day for me. Have a good week, and happy reading! :)

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    1. You too. We got rain all day for almost a week, but finally it's nice out. :)

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  13. Yeah, rain at night is nice. It's a soothing sound as long as there's no thunder, and sometimes I just like to go outside for a bit (under cover---I actually do love being in the rain, but then I'd have to dry off and change and that's not worth it lol).

    Glad you're enjoying Radio Silence! And I love that last picture. It's so beautiful, not just the artwork but the idea behind it.

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    1. I love rain at night. Hearing it on the roof and the wind blowing. And I like to be outside in it too (preferably not a downpour) but it has a mystique.

      Radio Silence was great, and I agree like a quiet moment in the city.

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  14. It will rain this week here, boooo rain

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    1. It rained here all week last week!

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  15. Reading Queens of Geek! Very curious about that :) and you have found a lot of lovely artwork as usual.
    Have a nice Sunday!

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  16. I'm glad you're enjoying Radio Silence - it's a great read, isn't it? Once more, some stunning pics here Greg - the cityscape and that exquisite map of Bag End ticked all my boxes:). Have a great week and I hope you get a tad less rain and bit more sun. My Sunday Post - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/sunday-post-9th-april-2017/

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  17. Oooh - I'm heading back to check out your posts from last week. I definitely need to catch up on the GOT chat and I also want to see the fandoms post!

    LOVE LOVE that map of the shire and Bag End. In fact, you've reminded me that I really need to find the time to work on my LOTR re-reads.

    Thanks for the round up and I hope you have a great week ahead!

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  18. Very similar weather here. its of rain during the week but seems to be sunny and warmer today. Loved the BLL finale. Such a great show. Can't wait for your thoughts on Radio Silence. Have a great week!

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  19. LOOOOVE that map of the Shire and I'm kind of ridiculously psyched for you that you bought it :D I looks amazingly detailed and looking at it makes me feel like I can literally journey to Middle-Earth and The Shire ♥ I'm still struggling with my reading/blogging slump but I see you have a few posts I NEED to catch up on so off I go ;)

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  20. I might need to take that Shire picture and make it my laptop desktop wallpaper. I love that!
    It was raining like crazy this week but this week coming up is going to be hot! I have no idea what to wear anymore! :)

    I hope you have an awesome week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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  21. We had some rain this week as a big storm blew through. It washed out most of my yard but the plants look better for it. It's cold again now, though.
    Those Tolkien maps are awesome! I wish I had room on my walls for something like that! :)
    Have a great week!

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  22. Oh that map of the Shire is GREAT!! Have a great week!

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  23. We've had a bit of rain as well this week. But still need bucket loads. Maybe that's why I don't read as much as I used to. There's not enough rainy days!

    I like the cover of Missing and sometimes those one word titles just grab your attention.

    Still haven't started with Big Little Lies. I will. I will.

    Hope you have a great week Greg! Check out my Sunday Headlines: http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2017/04/the-sunday-headlines-3.html

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  24. There is something lovely about the rain if it's refreshing. I can't read you Big Little Lies wrap up yet as I still haven't finished the series...one day!

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  25. I've been seeing Queens of Geek around a lot- looking forward to your thoughts on it! That is an awesome map of the Shire; I love all of the detail in it!

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  26. I'm curious about Radio Silence and Missing. Thank you for sharing, Greg. I'll check them out. Have a great week. :)
    Anyway, nice pictures! :)

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  27. Had to scroll back up after looking at all of these pictures. Forgot what I was going to say. LOL Radio Silence looks intriguing and I'll be watching for your thoughts on it. Love those maps!

    My Sunday Post

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  28. Have a lovely week and happy reading!

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  29. Looks like we had pretty much the same weather. I look forward to reading your thoughts on Radio Silence. Have a great reading week!

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  30. This rain has been something else! But it looks like this week is going to be really warm (FINALLY), so I'm excited. I love that map of the Shire! So detailed and lovely!

    Have a fantastic week, Greg. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  31. I am tired of the rain, since we are getting more storms than just light rain. I think we are suppose to get another storm tonight but I hope it's just a light one.

    Hope you enjoy your new reads!
    Stormi

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  32. I like the smell of rain, but I do prefer rain when I don't have to go outside. We had a beautiful sunny week this week and we even went outside for a short walk today, the sunny weather was perfect for that. I think we're getting rain next week.

    Starfall and Queen of Geeks both sound good. I'll have to stop by your reviews for those. I have a copy of Starflight, but haven't read it yet.

    I just got an e-mail my copy of Missing is on it's way here, I am curious about that one. I hope you'll enjoy Missing. Have a great week!

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  33. What a great post. I really enjoyed it. And great maps of the shire.
    Lynn :D

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  34. Glad you enjoyed the rain! I really need to watch Riverdale!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  35. It's been raining here too but we will be getting a break with some sunny days. I need to watch Big Little Lies. That's one more show to add to my list lol. I hope you have a great week!

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  36. Sounds like a great week even if it's been a little wet. I love the rain and it's been rainy the last few days. Sadly it looks like we are headed for the sunny days. I hope you have a great week. Happy reading!!

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  37. We had a lot of rain too. I haven't watched Riverdale yet, but I want to. Have a great week!

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  38. I love when rain comes in through the window in just a light mist. Ahh...so nice!

    I'm so curious to hear what you think about Radio Silence!

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  39. I love listening to rain at night. Only at night. I don't want to have to go out in it. My youngest dogs is scared of storms so I no longer appreciate those since it causes all kinds of chaos at my house. Have a great week!

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  40. Ah, I love when it rains at night- not storms though, just rain. It rained a lot here too this week, but apparently tomorrow it is supposed to be 80 so... in went my air conditioner. I don't have time for trying to sleep in that kind of weather ;) I really should read Big Little Lies so I can watch it. And I will be starting Riverdale after The 100 (well, and then probably a mourning period rewatch, let's be real) so I can catch up on that too!

    I have heard such great things about Radio Silence too, I am going to have to add that one to my wishlist. I love the Shire map, it is gorgeous! I love the Dear Diary picture too- the colors are just so perfect to capture the feeling! Thanks for sharing these :)

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    1. I do too! I like rain and I'll take a storm if it's not TOO crazy. And I'm not a fan of sleeping in hot weather either. Ugh, AC please. lol Can't wait til you watch Riverdale so we can snark about it.

      Radio Silence was good. And I love that Shire map!

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  41. I love those maps - Tolkien was such a master of worldbuilding, the realms he created are so carefully planned out and crafted, they feel like real places!!

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  42. I love listening to the rain too, especially at night. I haven't been able to watch Big Little Lies, it is here, but haven't been able to watch it as its on a channel I don't pay for!

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  43. We had a bunch of rain last week too. Now it's cold. I'm posting while on my road trip, thanks to my trusty smart phone. It's Monday! What are your reading?

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  44. I love when it rains as well and in England we've got quite a bit of it but now that I've taken the time to see the lawn to get rid of the remaining patches it decided to stop raining altogether haha! I love falling asleep to the sound of rain!

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  45. Ooooh those Hobbit graphics. I want, I need!! Looks like you had a great week.

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  46. I thought the finale of Big Little Lies was great. I wonder if they will continue the story? It seemed like there was a possibility they would. I also have a review copy of I Found You. It sounds promising! I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I loved the finale! So well done. I'm not sure if they will continue the show or not but I'd watch if they do. Can't wait to get to I Found You!

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  47. I love "Dream," it's such an awesome piece. Glad you like "Big Little Lies." I still need to read the book before I watch it. I've been watching "13 Reasons Why" and we finished watching "The Get Down" last night. The first part was so much better in my opinion. We had warmed weather over the weekend as well which was really nice. Before that we had several days of colder weather and temps which made me think of fall and winter again. Hope you have a great reading week.

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    1. I like that too! Amd I could get lost on Netflix. :)

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  48. I'll have to look and see what Radio Silence is about. I love book maps especially when they are from books I have read. We had a lot of rain, too. For a while there were flood warnings, but we are past that now. I love being able to crack the windows. Fresh air! Here's to real spring weather. Have a wonderful new week. :)

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    1. I've been loving having the windows open. And Radio silence was quite good- it's about relationships. Oh and I love Dorothy!

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  49. And I bookmarked that sexism in rock video. It sounds like an interesting watch.

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  50. It snowed here this week, if you can believe that. I'm so over winter - I'd take rain any day! I can't wait to see what you think of Missing, Greg. I haven't heard too much about it yet but I've been loving all of Kelley Armstrong's stuff lately so my expectations are high!

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    1. Snow, yikes! And I'm looking forward to Missing, it'll be my third Armstrong book and so far I'm loving her stuff!

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  51. It's been super rainy here too, and my cats are not loving it haha - glad yours are a little more open to anything but sunny weather! Those Hobbit maps are incredible! Were they very expensive? I'd love to get one.

    I've been wondering what Starfall is like, heading over to your review now. :)

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    1. My cats like it... within reason. :)

      The Shire map is awesome, isn't it? You can find it here.

      https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/francescabaerald/lord-of-the-rings-hobbit-the-shire-map/

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  52. It was a beautiful weekend! Such a nice change. Today though is overcast, boo!

    Big Little Lies- holy finale batman! I am going to pop over to your recap. It was such a good show!

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    1. Wasn't it nice? Too bad it got rainy again. And yes- what a final!!!

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  53. The Shire maps are awesome! Wouldn't mind having those up on my wall.

    I love rain when it isn't torrential. Hope you have a great week! ~Aleen

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    1. I know. I had to buy the Shire one, in fact. :)

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  54. We are finally getting decent weather this week after months of dreariness, ice and snow. I was going a little stir crazy and am glad winter seems to be over. Those Shire maps are things of beauty. Enjoy your books this week.

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    1. Oh I totally agree- so ready for nicer weather. You have a good week too!

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  55. I Found You by Lisa Jewell is on my TBR. I've been reading her for years and, with a couple exceptions, have always enjoyed her books.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. I've only read one of her books but I liked it a lot. Hoping for the ebst with this one also!

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  56. Oh my goodness, I love that illustration of the interior layout of Bag End! I've always had a think for cutaway illustrations like that...so beautiful!

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    1. I do too, I've always liked illustrations like that. I had to buy the Shire map, it's just so rustic and pastoral.

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  57. I tried watching Big Little Lies last week, but just couldn't get into it. Loved the book though!

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    1. I loved the book too! And the show was different, I can see where it wouldn't work for everyone.

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  58. Weather finally turned here over the weekend just in time for the little man to go back to school, crappy spring break. Love the maps of the Shire, but something about the Kelley Armstrong cover bothers me.

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  59. It was such a beautiful weekend, but cold, rainy weather is on it's way back. Grrr. I do love listening to it at night too. Hope it turns out to be another great weekend.

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  60. I'm so jealous of your rain...I also love the sound of rain at night:-) We still have cool weather but I know it won't last (darn California weather!) so I'm enjoying it while I can. Love the artwork this week, especially "Dear Diary."

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  61. Those Hobbit illustrations are pure awesomesauce! ^_^ Wherever did you find that map of the Shire?
    Mmm, I kind of miss a nice mist and the sound of rainfall, but I'm having decent weather at the moment. Nice sunshine; even had to switch on the A/C on the way to work.

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    1. I love those! You can find the Shire map here https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/francescabaerald/lord-of-the-rings-hobbit-the-shire-map/

      I love the sound of rainfall, but yeah I'll take sunshine. :)

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  62. I love that you post art that you enjoy. I can't draw for anything but I've always appreciated art. Dream looks very me. I just took a look at the artist's page and there a couple of them their (including that beautiful wolf) that I really like.
    I've been watching a lot of GoT theories lately on youtube. I wasn't super into the series for a while but the last season hooked me. I'm dying for Jon to figure out who is and then meet Dany.

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    1. Thank you I enjoy sharing them and I agree- she has some awesome artwork on her site!

      I can't wait for Jon to figure out who he is either- and I think he and Dany could be a good team. :)

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  63. THANK GOD for rain! Otherwise I would have to actually stop reading, writing and blogging and water my lawn ;-) I love the rain mist too so romantic and inspiring. Can't wait for your review of Radio Silence. I want to read it soon :) Big Little Lies the series didn't work for me :(

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  64. I am reading I FOUND YOU...it is good.

    I read two of her other books. THE GIRLS IN THE GARDEN wasn't a favorite, but I FOUND YOU seems more my style.

    Love your photos as always.

    Have a great week.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  65. I have Missing, too. It sounds interesting. I know a lot of people are fans of her work. I loved Big Little Lies. I'm bummed it's over. Happy reading!

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