Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sunday Post #204


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

This has been a good week. Quiet, not a lot happening. Trying to get caught up on shows and read a bit.  I'm finishing up on Shetland and looking for something to watch after that! I bought a Paperwhite this week too (don't laugh Karen!!!). 

Part four of On The Run will be up early in the week. And I'm reviewing Game of Thrones on Mondays, so stop by! Oh and a little news I found interesting- one of my favorites has expanded into Chicago. Yes the Safehouse is now providing safe haven for agents on the run (or who just want a drink). I've been to the original many times but I think the Chicago location looks great w/ updated decor. If you're in Chicago area check it out. It helps to know the password...   



This week I reviewed Obsidian and Stars and I have a review coming up for The Secret History Of Us, which I really liked. 

Obsidian and Stars (Ivory and Bone, #2)The Secret History of Us

Song of the week



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

The House Without a Key (Charlie Chan, #1)

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

A Map for Wrecked Girls

BOOKISH LINKS

I'm not sure if this looks great or not. 

 

Things got a little out of hand maybe! 



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  1. Blade Runner is a classic that I've always enjoyed. I'm curious, since you're a fan of GOT, how did you feel about Ed Sheeran, who I love, in his mini role? I thought he looked the part and played his part well from the snippet I saw. I couldn't understand why there was such an uproar from fans. I digress. I love the design of that bar. Very cool. Pizza Pic is cool. Happy Saturday!

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    1. You know I didn't really have an opinion on Ed either way. I don't really know his music? But when I saw the backlash I thought it was rather harsh- I mean why not, if he wants to cameo? No big deal for me.

      I want to go to that pizza joint!!

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  2. Can't wait to read your thoughts about The Secret History Of Us!

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  3. Yay for a quiet week!! We've just got Netflix, and I see they have Shetland on there. So hopefully I'll try it sometime and see what it's like!

    I am SO excited for the new Blade Runner. I never saw the original, but I'm loving the look of the remake. Ford and Gosling look terrific. Can't wait!

    Hope you have a great reading week ahead and enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. I love quiet weeks. And yay for Netflix! I hope you like Shetland if you try it...

      The new Blade Runner does look good, I just love the atmosphere.

      You have a great week too!

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  4. I hope to hell they don't mess up Blade Runner, I have so much love for the original. Enjoy your bar!

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  5. Not much planned for this week other than getting my dad to watch as much GoT as possible! He just watched the purple wedding and is in shock but I'm more shocked by the dreadful performance of my team live on tv today. 4-0 down and it's not halftime yet. Ugh! A girl has big excitement for the next S7 episode!

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    1. GoT! I hope your team pulled it out though!

      A girl had better be ready, I think tonight's episode will be a doozy!!

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  6. I need to watch the blade runner one

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    1. Yeah and let me know what you think!

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  7. I love the pulp fiction cover shared, and I'll be keeping my eye out for your review of The Secret History of Us. Happy reading, and a wonderful week.

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    1. Thanks, i like that one too. And I really liked The Secret History Of Us, even more than I expected.

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  8. LOVE the cover for the house without a key. That's amazing. A quiet week a home sounds pretty great, if I'm honest. Nice during the summer to just have an easy one to read and watch and relax :)

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    1. I think it's an amazing cover too. And yes- quiet weeks! I agree...

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  9. Safehouse looks like a neat experience! I'm not sure when I'll be in that area again, but I'll have to put in on my list if I do go that way.

    I enjoyed your GoT review, will look forward to this week's too! Have a great week Greg :)

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    1. Safehouse rocks, although to be honest the Milw location is kinda old for me now. You can only go so many times... :) I am curious about the new one tho!

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  10. YAY for more On the Run! Also, you KNOW what you should watch next. You should rewatch The 100. Obviously. While SDCC has it fresh in your mind ;) Also, you're going to need to pick a new show for me to watch soon. SAD. I have heard such good things about the Paperwhite- sometimes I think I should switch from the Fire (because the Fire is so damn heavy!). I hope you love it!

    Safehouse looks SO fun! I love that idea! I'm glad you liked The Secret History of Us, too. And just when you think America is the most embarrassing ever (and we are, obviously) Taiwan goes ahead and takes the pressure off a little hahahha.

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    1. Thanks! And I have to say (I know, I know, I keep saying iy) but watching The 100 panel made me want MORE of these characters. So I may tackle S1! And if you want my opinion, the next show you should watch is 12 Monkeys. I know, it sounds weird (forget the movie) but I'm telling you it's the characters. Or maybe Riverdale. Tell ya what, put em both on your list. :):):)

      I like the PAperwhite because it's so light and easy to use.

      Dude the Safehouse is awesome. Although after a few times the novelty wears off. But I love that it's in an alley, hard to find... :)

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  11. Quiet weeks are the best! Enjoy your new Paperwhite! I love mine. I mostly use my newer Voyage but I only bought that because I like gadgets. The Paperwhite is a wonderful device. Have a great week!

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    1. I agree. and I'm loving the Paperwhite so far! I've only just had it but so far, it's all win. :)

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  12. Are you anticipating Blade Runner or what??? And have you seen Valerian yet or what?!?!?! Please tell me you're going to see it, if only for Luc Besson!!!

    I expect an update next week.... ;)

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    1. Gimme Blade Runner! I love tha tthey're updating but it still has that music. And dude I just saw Valerian TONIGHT. Writing my review now!

      I liked it, but the dude is miscast. He's like a kid, but Cara rocked it I thought!!

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  13. Love the cyberpunky artwork, especially the images with the neon lights. Adds a bit of color to an otherwise bleak world :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I love cyberpunk, especially the neon drenched bits.

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  14. Oh the fight in Taiwanese parliament is crazy!
    Awesome pictures, Greg. Thank you for sharing.
    I hope you enjoy the book you're currently reading. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  15. I just got a Paperwhite too! I have been adamant about not getting an ereader for years because I love my physical copies but I caved and regret not getting one sooner. It's pretty awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing what you thought about The Secret History of Us.

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    1. Same here, I love a physical copy but had to get with the times. :) I had a Nook but rarely used it for reading? So far I'm liking the Paperwhite an awful lot.

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  16. Nothing wrong with a quiet week! Love the pulp cover, and the art as always. Have a great week :)

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  17. Yes... quiet weeks are grand - more reading:). I enjoyed your review of Obsidian and Stars, which looks an intriguing series - though right now I've got hold of more books than I should have, so won't be diving into this one. Thank you for a great review. Hope the coming week is a good one and your weather is good. My Sunday Post - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/sunday-post-23rd-july-2017/

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    1. Nice quiet week *sigh* I could get used to those. :) Thank you, I liked Obsidian and Stars and glad I read them back to back, more or less.

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  18. I love the cover of Obsidian and Stars it's so beautiful. I'm looking forward to the secret history of us looking forward to your review. Have a good week.

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    1. I do love the Obsidian and Stars cover.

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  19. Quiet weeks are my favorite kind of weeks, and seriously, my Paperwhite is one of my most prized possessions (until I get a surplus of money and get the Oasis -- dreams!)

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    1. I agree! And I'm loving the Paperwhite so far...

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  20. Happy reading and have a nice week!

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  21. I'm looking forward to Blade Runner, it looks good and I hope the movie delivers, there's so many great movies coming out, can't wait!

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    1. I hope so too very much curious!

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  22. Love my paper white!! Looking forward to your GoT recap. I have the Secret History of Us so glad you enjoyed it. Love the picture with the rain. Have a great week!

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    1. I'm liking mine too, it's awesome so far. SO convenient. And I really liked The Secret History Of Us.

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  23. Quiet weeks are always nice. Love the artwork, as always. That fight is crazy! Hope you have a great week.

    Geeky Mom's R&R

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  24. I love my paperwhite, I already have an ipad for all the other fancy stuff so my paperwhite is for reading only! :) I am sad I am missing your GoT recaps but I haven't finished the show and trying to stay away from all things GoT Until I can catch up.

    Have you tried Will on TNT? I started the first episode and it's weird but I am kind of interested, I can't watch it while the kids are around because I didn't realize TNT can show some of the things they showed but I do want to check it out.

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. I am loving mine so far. And aw you'll get caught up w/ GoT one of these days. You're doing it right by binging...

      I have not tried Will. Not familiar with it? I'll check it out though. and yeah TV is crazy now, you can't let kids wtch anything. lol I get HBO but even basic cable channels are like watch out!!

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  25. I am curious about the new Blade Runner but I also keep thinking don't they have any other ideas out there! Why do they keep trying to redo the originals or make sequels to ones that don't really need one.

    I guess I don't know what Will is but I have heard mention of it somewhere so I guess I should look it up. :)

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
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    1. Yeah it's all remakes. Although I saw Valerian last night and that was sorta original- just not great.

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  26. I have mixed feelings about the bladerunner remake, the original is so good. Not seen Shetland on Netflix yet

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    1. I'm really not sure how it will go, time will tell I guess!

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  27. I'm laughing a little lol

    That Paperwhite had a weird, wayward journey :-) I hope you're enjoying your own Paperwhite now!

    I thought Bladerunner looked pretty good but you can never tell from the trailer.

    For What It's Worth

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    1. I thought you might! :)

      Yes a strange journey! I assume everything worked out okay?

      And yes trailers always seem to show the best parts! I saw Valerian last night and it was... okay.

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    2. Yes, it's working great. I was trading my old one in and that's why I needed it back so fast. They only guarantee the return label and value for so long. I just made it! Whew!

      And another weird thing after that. I just went to order something today and they didn't have my shipping address on there. I have NO idea what's going on! lol

      For What It's Worth

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  28. I'm finally into season 3 of Game of Thrones so I'm slowly making my way through to the new ones!

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    1. Ah you're binging sounds like fun. :)

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  29. Oo a quiet week sounds nice! I'm hoping to get one of those...eventually.
    That top-secret spy restaurant sounds cool! Their website was fun.

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    1. It is a cool place. Although I think I'd want to check out the new Chicago location as the older one I've been to so much... the novelty wears off. :)

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  30. Quiet weeks are something I would like to happen every once in a while. :) Have a great week.

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  31. How are you liking the Paperwhite? I'm thinking about going that route if I ever get a Kindle. That Parliament brawl looks like something I'd expect from our current administration. Lots of crazy stuff going down here in the US as well.
    Have a great week, Greg! :)

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    1. I love the Paperwhite so far. So convenient. And yes I couldn't believe a more dysfunctional than ours. Although we may surpass them...

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  32. Wow, I love that pizza GIF. Why did I never think that someone could make moving artwork? It's a great idea.

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    1. I want a cyberpunk pizza joint like that!

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  33. I'm a big Jessi Kirby fan so I'm definitely looking forward to her new book The Secret History of Us. Happy reading!

    Crystal Book Snob

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    1. This was my first book by her but I loved The secret History Of Us. Hope you enjoy it as well!

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  34. Can't wait to see your review of ODT! I'm so excited for it, especially since you said you thought it was better!

    I'm glad you've had a good week - a quiet one sounds so heavenly!

    I'm about to rewatch GoT (the previous two seasons) in anticipation for this new season. I'm both excited and nervous for it. I can't wait to see where it might go this season but I'm also extremely sad that next year it's over... :(

    Hope you have had a great weekend and I hope you have another amazing week!

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    1. One dark Throne was awesomesauce. Think you'll love it!

      Have fun with GoT watching!:)

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  35. Yay for more On the Run. Looking forward to that. I also can't wait to watch the new episode of GoT and see your thoughts on it. Hope you have a great week!

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    1. I guess they're going to keep running! :) I'm looking forward to GoT tonight.

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  36. I am curious about The Secret History of Us....also, A Map for Wrecked Girls.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog. I forgot to mention in my blog post, but I started watching Shetland, and I'm enjoying it.

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    1. I jsut started Map. And The Secret History Of Us I thought was quite good.

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  37. Quiet weeks are the best! I really want to try out the first book for Obsidian and Stars (forgot the name).

    I hope you have an awesome week!

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    1. I agree. And I hope you like them. Ivory & Bone I think? I thought they were good, the second one was better (for me).

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  38. Quiet is good, right? I am so happy I have a long summer holiday, because the peace and quiet do wonders for my soul :)
    I hope you'll enjoy your new books Greg, and that your shows will continue to entertain you.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  39. A quiet week sounds awesome! It's been absolute craziness here for the past few weeks (sorry for being so MIA, by the way) with my family and a bunch of friends visiting. Our guest room has practically had a revolving door, LOL.

    Goodness, that video from the Taiwanese parliament is insane! I bet Canadian politicians wish they could fight each other like that, haha.

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    1. Quiet weeks are the bomb! And you've been busy- it's always nice to have company. :)

      Was that a riot or what? I thought our was bad but they're not throwing chairs!!!

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  40. The Secret History of Us is one book I've been keeping my eye on. It sounds like a really addictive book and I think it's one I'm likely to enjoy.
    - Lois @ My Midnight Musing

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    1. I REALLY liked The Secret History Of Us.

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  41. Quiet weeks are good, sometimes they are exactly what you need. And you ordered a Paperwhite? I really like mine, I didn't realise I needed a backlight on my Kindle I had one, I love being able to read wherever I am and it's brilliant at night when I just have the bedside lamp on, I'm not stuck lying in weird ways just to read.

    The trailer of Bladerunner also reminds me I totally need to watch the first one before that comes out.

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    1. Oh I love quiet weeks! I am liking the PW a lot. Shoulda got one long time ago loll!! And yes I remember contorting myself to try to get the most light ha ha. Not the most comfortable thing!

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  42. The Safe House looks super cool - no chance we could anything even remotely that cool in good ole Des Moines, sigh....

    I'm not sure Blade Runner needed a re-do? BUt what do I know!

    I think the art that sucked me in this week was the AI/Cyborg girl - her non-robotic eye and smile look so nuanced and human that the clash with the robotic eye and cracks is disconcerting. Cool!

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    1. Ha I've been to Des Moines once. We don't really have anything that cool here either.

      Blade Runner reboot? Although I guess it's a sequel, but I'm not sure we needed it either. I mean it looks kinda good, but harrison Ford is getting lder. Just let these things go. :)

      I loved that pic and had to share it!

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  43. I don't know about the Blade Runner reboot. My husband and I love the original movie so I'm not sure if this is going to be any good. At least Harrison Ford is in it. I think we'll wait until we see some of the reviews lol. That safe house looks cool and love the images. I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I used to love Blade Runner but over the years I've seen it so much I've kinda tired of it, which sounds awful, but I LOVE the ambience of it! If they can recapture that and still tell a good story- yay!

      Thanks Kathy!!

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  44. Aw I have a Paperwhite as well and love it, good choice :)

    I always come here for the pics you post haha :D

    Can't wait for the next GoT episode and your review. Mine will be up on Wednesday!

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  45. I have a Kindle Fire and love it. I'm sure you'll get lots of use from your Paperwhite. I love the scene on the bridge in the rain. I'd love to have a print of that one somewhere in my house. Looks like you've been doing some pretty good reading. I was under the weather all weekend and got hooked on This Is Us. I'm currently on episode 10. I had no idea I would enjoy it so much...although it is a tad depressing.

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  46. My son and I both love Blade Runner. I adore Rutger Hauer in anything. Loved him in Lady Hawk and The Hitcher.
    I just added the GOT series to my Que and waiting for some episodes to arrive in the mail. I'm really excited about it.
    Have a great week, Greg.

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    1. Oh man I miss Rutger Hauer. He's actually in Valerian which I just saw, but he's only in the beginning for about 3 minutes.

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  47. Oooo! I'm going to Chicago in September! I've never been, and I'll be there for a weekend, so it'll be a short trip but I'm going to make the most of it. :D I hope you have a wonderful week, Greg! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  48. That Tawaniese parliment video...oh my gosh!!!
    And yay for a paperwhite! I love mine!!
    Have a great week!

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  49. Chicago is an amazing city! Now I have another interesting spot to visit. Amazing images, Greg! :)

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    1. I love Chicago! Now that there's a Safehouse there I have all the more reason to go back! :)

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  50. A Map for Wrecked Girls sounds interesting. I'd love to visit Chicago some day. Stage one of the move is complete. We're out of our house and now we're trying to get it ready to put on the market. Come see what I'm reading.

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  51. I have never heard of The Safehouse. Interesting. I have never been to Chicago, either. I love the last two images. I saw that parliament fight. It was crazy! And of course I am always in for more On The Run! Is this Paperwhite your first ereader? Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. It's a Milwaukee tradition but kinda old, nice to see them updating it for Chicago. And I had a Nook but never used it for reading, so in a way this is my first e- reader!

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  52. Good to hear it was a good week. Enjoy your paperwhite!

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  53. Hallllooooo!!! I love my Paperwhite.... It's my constant companion. It can't replace a good old fashioned book, but it sure does try its best.

    Also still want to read The history of us. AND I love your button!! I need to make a jacket or something on my blog for all the lovely buttons.....

    Happy reading this week Greg!

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    1. Thanks. My button was actually made by Shannon at It Starts At Midnight because I'm too tech- challenged to even have one lol. She whipped it up for me and graciously allowed me to use it. And The History Of Us was awesome.

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  54. I also plan to read The Secret History of Us. I have enjoyed Kirby's books in the past, so I have high hopes. Have a great week!

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    1. I really liked The Secret History Of Us!

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  55. I really need to get caught up on shows! Sometimes a slow week is best.

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  56. yup I'm having serious reservations about Blade Runner too!. I'll wait and see :) in the mean time.. who cares??? GAME OF THRONES IS ON BABYYYYY :)

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  57. Not my norm but I like the bright neon colors in the art this week. Really need to catch up on GoT, I like it just got too far behind.

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  58. Thanks, Greg, for dropping by. We had a playdate with some old, preschool, SF friends so was entertaining most of the day. Stopped by Trader Joe's and picked up veggies for another round of Japanese curry. Do you have access to an Asian store or like a Ranch 99 or a Daiso? Golden Curry can also be bought on Amazon. There are three spice levels, I think. You basically follow the instructions on the box. I am using organic ground beef this time around and bought organic zucchini, carrots, and russet potatoes.
    Yay on buying a Kindle Paperwhite! I love mine because I don't like having to carry more than necessary and can fit mine in my purse; I have a cover from Etsy that's handsewn together to protect it.

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    1. Hey thanks for the tips! I love Asian food and would definitely love to try that.

      I'm loving the Paperwhite so far!

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  59. I love my Paperwhite! I carry it with me everywhere. I'm guessing you liked Shetland! I think we're going to start watching it this week because it looks good. After that we've got a show on Amazon Prime called Trapped on our list. A torso shows up in a fjord in Iceland and it looks dark and creepy. We liked Fortitude so much that we figured we'd try another show set in a really cold place! Have a great week!

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    1. I really like Shetland. I'm stuck on season three just because it's been so busy, but I'm hoping to sneak in an episode tonight. :)

      Thanks for Fortitude, it was super creepy but good!I'll have to look at Trapped, I love cold location thrillers too.

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  60. Obsidian and Stars and Secret of Us both look very good! Thanks for sharing them. Have a great week.

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  61. I love seeing that someone else has read something similar to me in the same week! I really enjoyed The Secret History of Us as well!

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  62. Have to catch up with the GoT new eps and then come back to read your Monday posts. Definitely must see Blade Runner 2049!

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  63. Who's Karen, and why would she make fun of you? I LOVE my paperwhite! We can be buddies together. :)

    Sorry it took me so long to respond!

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    1. Karen from For What It's Worth, she ordered a Paperwhite and sent to to my by mistake. lol I had to send it on but then decided to get one. :) I love mine so far!!

      That's okay, I understand how it is! Hope you're having a good week. :)

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  64. I've been told Ozark on Netflix is a must watch -- once I get caught up on a few things, I'm going to give it a try. Enjoy your new Paperwhite! I love that Nightclub graphic!

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  65. Hi!, I also liked The secret history of us.

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  66. I need a good weekend of nothing to get through some reads and try to get caught up with all the things. lol. Hope this week goes well for you!

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  67. Wow.. The Secrets of Us and One Dark Throne look and sound great.
    Happy reading! ;)

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