Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sunday Post #205


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

It's been a busy week. Started out w/a hot air balloon festival and it was a great night for it, although weather the night before prevented them from going up. And Comic-Con was huge last week, I've included highlights. Some of my favorite shows had some pretty good panels- The 100, Dark Matter, 12 Monkeys. Orphan Black has been killing it - can you believe there's only three left?? I've got some SDCC fun below and then I take a break this week from the cyberpunk images to revisit another fave artist.  




The Secret History of UsA Map for Wrecked Girls

Song of the week



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Image result for exit dying pulp cover

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1)The Good Neighbor

BOOKISH LINKS

The Comic-Con 100 panel

112 comments:

  1. I'm still not caught up with Orphan Black... I can't wait to now that you say it's really good though :)
    I have to check out all your recent reads, they look really good!
    Hot air balloons are so pretty. Too bad they couldn't actually take off, though.
    Have a fantastic weekend and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Hi Lexxie! Orphan Black is great!

      Yeah the weather didn't cooperate the first night, but they did go up the second, thankfully.

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  2. Wow, a hot air balloon festival sounds pretty cool! And rather romantic, I'd say. Glad you had fun.
    I've also never been to a Comic-con in the US, so I would LOVE to attend one, one day. Beautiful pictures and great cosplays!

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    1. It was pretty nice! I haven't been to CC either although I've been to smaller cons...

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  3. Sounds like a fun busy week!!! Yesl lots of fun comiccon stuff came out. I am glad to hear Orphan Black is good since I need to catch up from season 3 on. Love the picture with the birds in it. Have a great week!!

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    1. I couldn't believe all the Comic Con stuff! And I'm enjoying Orphan Black this season a lot!

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  4. There is a hot air ballon festival this weekend and next weekend about an hour away from where I live. It is so neat to watch all of them take off and the different types of balloons. I haven't watched Orphan Black. I have two episodes left of Big Little Lies. My friend has been watching Ozark with Jason Bateman and I guess that is a good show.

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    1. I love seeing them all in the sky. :) How are you liking Big Little Lies?

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  5. I'm pretty much caught up to Orphan Black, and it's one of the best programs I've seen. I went to a New York Comic Con years ago, and it was fabulous! Seeing it in person was just phenomenal. Great pics and love the pulp cover this week. Hugs...

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    1. I've never been to Comic Con... and yes Orphan Black is amaz!

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  6. I love Dark Matter's cast so much ! And Two (don't remember her name) is soooo cute *.*

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    1. I love Dark matter. And Two is awesome! That fight sequence with her and Four last time was amazing! Yesterday's was good too...

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  7. Thanks for including those panel vids, I'm gonna check them out. AND I AM SO JEALOUS!! I wish I could've been at Comic Con! Glad you had a good time :)

    A hot air balloon festival sounds awesome!! Although I'm afraid of heights, so I don't think it'd be a good idea for me ;)

    Enjoy those books and have a great week, Greg :)


    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words


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    1. I'm glad you like the vids! I wasn't at Comic Con though- would have loved to have been! I'm living vicariously through the videos lol.

      The balloons were awesome but I don't think I'd go up in them!

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  8. Hope you have a great reading week!

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  9. I'd love to go to Comic Con one year, I'm trying to persuade the other half that we could go to the Glasgow Comic Con and do a family cosplay - I'm thinking Bob's Burgers! He's not keen!

    That balloon festival looks great, its amazing some of the designs they have.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Bob's Burgers- that would be !!! And yeah I'd to go to Comic too. The Glasgow con sounds fun!

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  10. Nice for the comic con! happy reading!

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  11. Glad to Hera about your week, Greg. Always enjoy seeing the pictures and videos you share. I hope you enjoy these new books, my friend. Happy reading and have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like, and you have a great week too... :)

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  12. Ah, thank you for the excuse to watch The 100 Sizzle Reel for the 1873rd time ;) Can't watch the other stuff because maybe someday I will actually watch them, you never know. I am sad that SDCC was over, it was fun to stalk! And NO I cannot believe there are only 3 Orphan Black episodes left! Especially since I only started watching it like, what, a month ago? How can it be over? I only have 7 left. Sad.

    The balloons are SO pretty- it is sad that they couldn't go up though. (I imagine the owners of said balloons were even more cranky hahah.) I am SO glad that you loved Secret History, and I am dying to know how A Map for Wrecked Girls is! Pascal's pictures are gorgeous too- my favorite is the porch one, but they're all quite lovely, thanks for sharing them!

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    1. You are welcome! I did enjoy it a few times. o.O And 12 Monkeys you should watch as I hope to hook you on that showtoo, someday. Ha ha

      The ballons WERE cool, and they did go up on Sat, but the night before, they got weathered out. Secret History was really good, I thought, although like some reviewers I thought a certain relationship didn't really appear until late in the book, and I thought it could have been introduced/ developed earlier? A Map for Wrecked Girls is good, a little different than I expected, but I'd say a 3 star maybe even a little more?

      I LOVE that pic with the friends and the porch.

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  13. Really sad that you couldn't enjoy the hot air balloons. I just shared a post about my own experience with them a few years ago!

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    1. Yeah it was nice just to see them. A few did go up on Saturday, but on Friday the weather kept em all down...

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  14. Aw, it's sad the balloons couldn't go up. Happy reading this week. - Katie

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    1. Thank you! A few did make it up on Saturday... Friday was a no- go though.

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  15. Wow, that pulp cover is amazing! Also, I'll check out the story, thanks :)

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    1. I kinda like that one too! And thanks!

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  16. I love your art picks this week. Such a wide range of emotions represented in these paintings you have chosen! I love the ones featuring a lone girl, from the one with the figure sitting with her book in the light to the sharing a quiet moment with her cat.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Thanks! I agree. I really like his art.

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  17. That cosplay is amazing!! Great pic finds as always. Have a great week :)

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    1. Thanks Maree! Take care this week.

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  18. SDCC is a bucket list thing for me. Someday, someday....I did really enjoy The Secret History of Us, but I wish we got a little more at the end. It was something, just not enough. There was a hot air balloon festival near us too. I think Pat Benatar played. I loved her when I was a wee young girl.

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    1. Me too, I think. I mean part of me doesn't want to mess with the crowds, I've been to other cons and love em but that one is SO crowded- but then again, those panels would be awesome! And I liked Secret History too- totally agree, that certain relationship needed a LITTLE more development.

      I saw Pat Benatar once!

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  19. I've never been to a hot air balloon festival before but they look so cool! And I have loved all the cool stuff which came out from SDCC, I always love the panels and all the extra trailers you get. I saw the one for The 100 and I have to say I know I'm way behind on the show but I will have to catch up because I have obviously missed such good stuff.

    I love your images on this post, they make me want to sit with a good book and a blanket and just read. I mean, I love all the pictures you share, but the ones which have normally everyday moments are some of my favourites.

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    1. This was my first one too! They have a big one south of us, this one was smaller but still cool! And ooh you need to catch up on the 100- ha ha season three was a stinker (at least for me) but season 4- good stuff.

      Thank you, I like some of those relaxing, chill moments pieces too.

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  20. Comic-Con sounds just wonderful as does the hot air balloon festival! Seems like you had a very good week. I've been wanting to do Harley Quinn cosplay for a while now.

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    1. It was a pretty good week. Love Harley Quinn- that would be fun cosplay! :)

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  21. A hot air balloon festival! That sounds awesome! And comic-con! I love all the cosplays and love seeing how inventive some people can be - and how authentic looking so many people turn out!

    I'm interested to see what you make of A Map for Wrecked Girls. I close my eyes every time I see it flashing by on NetGalley - technically I shouldn't be taking any review books until October...... Technically.

    Love that pic of High on Top - very atmospheric.

    And Just Leave me Alone I'm Fine Seriously looks.... relateable. ;)

    Hope you've had a great one and have an even better week ahead!

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    1. I liked the balloon festival- and yes cosplays are so fun.

      A Map For Wrecked Girls was good. I'd say 3 stars, maybe a bit more. It wasn't a favorite but it's a solid read.

      I like High On Top too! And the one with the porch and the friends...

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  22. Wow Comic-con and hot air balloon festival?! I'm so jealous right now.

    I've been reading a lot of positive review about The Secret History of Us, now I can't wait to have my own copy.

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    1. Well I didn't actually go to Comic con, I guess that seems ambiguous in my post, but I did troll for lots of highlight videos ha! And I really liked The secret History!!

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  23. Oooh! I've alwways wanted to see a hot air balloon festival in person. An aunt went a couple of years ago and took amazing photos.
    Have a great week!! :)

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    1. It was fun. Amazing to see them take off, even though only a few made it up on Saturday (they had to cancel on Friday due to weather).

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  24. I still haven't started with Orphan Black! There are so many great series out there, I just can't seem to get enough time for everything! Whaha
    I loooove Hot Air Balloons. I have been to a festival ones.. Loved it!
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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    1. Oh my Orphan Black is amazing! You might be able to binge it at some point since this is the last season- one of the Hulu/ Netflix type channels might have it?

      The hot air balloon festival was fun. :)

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  25. The reading while listening to music painting is my favorite! It's heaven in a box for me XD

    Have a great week!

    Anne @ The Reading Life

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    1. I like that one too! Thanks for stopping- you have a great week too! :)

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  26. Our hot air balloon festival is this weekend. I hope we have decent weather. It seems like it has been raining every day. Ha ha, but at least it has been cooler for sleeping.

    I will be skipping back to see what I missed on your blog last week. I'm looking forward to reading more On the Run!

    The last image with the clouds is wonderful. Have a fabulous week.:)

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    1. Hey La La! Did you go?

      On The Run V is up tomorrow!

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  27. The hot-air balloon gathering looks fabulous - what a shame the weather prevented them from flying. Comi-Con also looks awesome - I'm something of a panel junkie at conferences and have to ration myself, or I never get to see or do anything else... Glad you had such a great time, Greg. My Sunday Post - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/sunday-post-30th-july-2017/

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    1. Well a few made it up on Saturday, but on Friday they had to cancel due to weather. I'd love to go to some of those panels... :)

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  28. That hot air balloon event sounds fun. I once visited a hot air balloon once from a distance and it was fun to see the balloons. Comic con sounds great too! Nice cosplay picture and the artwork pictures look great too. Have a great week!

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    1. I love it when they all go up! And the cosplay looks fun doesn't it?

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  29. I have a lot of catching up to do on watching the comic con panels. I'm also behind on Orphan Black. My husband thinks we are watching Game of Thrones today, but we are not. Haha. I've been seeing Orphan Black in my timeline from last night, and I'm so afraid I'm going to be spoiled if I don't catch up soon. :)

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    1. Ha surprise! lol I missed last night's Orphan Black so I need to watch it before I get spoiled too.

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  30. WOW! Amazing picture of the hot air balloons! You should get that one printed :) I'm kind of surprised you guys have one up there b/c I picture nothing but trees up there ;) ha!

    Okay, I've got to say, how cool is it to hear the intro riff to "Come as You Are" at the end of the Defenders trailer? Goosebumps for me because, yeah, I danced to that song in bars in college.

    Super post this week! Have a good one!!

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    1. Thanks! This one was actually in our backyard (just up the road) not up north, I was surprised it was so close to us. Do you guys ever go up to Traverse?

      Love that defenders trailer! And the music...

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  31. Oh the hot air balloons are cool!! And I am intrigued by some of those trailers. I haven't watched any of those shows but I am kind of interested!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Ooh those are some of my favorite shows! And the balloons were cool!

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  32. The hot air balloon festival sounds fun! Someday I will get to go to Comiccon, like when the kids are in college. Thanks for the pics. Have a great week!
    My Sunday Post

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    1. I know- will I ever make it to Comic Con??

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  33. Oh wow, a hot air balloon festival sounds amazing! I watched a bunch of trailers that came out during Comic Con and am more excited than ever about some of the movies that will be coming out later this year. I'm also excited that a sequel for the Wonder Woman movie was announced.

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. Those trailers definitely got me excited for EVERYTHING! So much coming out... and yay WW sequel!

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  34. I love hot air balloons! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing...and I'm hoping to someday binge-watch Orphan Black, since I missed the beginning of the televised version.

    Great images!

    I enjoyed The Good Neighbor. Hope you do, too. Have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks! I hope you like Orphan Black if you watch it- good stuff. :)

      Looking forward to The Good Neighbor. Maybe that one next...

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  35. I have been curious about Dark Matter, I think I might try it. Enjoy the new arrivals and have a wonderful week ahead.

    Jenea's Book Obsession

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    1. I've never seen Firefly but I know it's popular and some people have compared the feel of dark Matter to Firefly. Not saying it's as good, but similar- I think?

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  36. A hot air balloon festival sounds amazing! Every once in awhile a couple will be up around here and it's all I can do not to spend hours watching them. I'd be in heaven with a full festival! Comic Con sounds pretty great too and those Cos Plays are insane! Have a great week!

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    1. I love seeing balloons floating along, but this is the first time we've gone to one (and it was really close- just up the road!) It was neat to see them...

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  37. Orphan Black is on my list of shows to watch. I have been so jealous of all the Comic Con pictures, I really want to go at least just once.

    Those might be my favorite style of drawing. I love the colors and the images, so beautiful!

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading! :)

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    1. Orphan Black rules! And I like his art too, how he takes everyday images and just captures that feeling...

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  38. Awesome! I've never been to a hot air balloon festival before! And glad you had a fun time at SDCC!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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    1. It was fun! And I didn't go to SDCC, just grabbed some vids of some of the panels...

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  39. Ooo, hot air balloons in the evening setting sounds much better than those early morning starts. Yay for comic con. Gotta go someday...
    Thanks for sharing the link to the Tor short story. It was good indeed.
    A Map for Wrecked Girls has been grabbing my interest. Enjoy

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      I'm glad you liked the story.

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  40. A hot air balloon festival sounds fun! I've never been up in a hot air balloon, but I bet it's amazing (although I would probably be absolutely terrified!). I wish the weather would have been better for you though, and then they could have gone up.
    And I still haven't watched any of those shows! A lot of them are on my 'to-watch' list though, although I always seem to make slow progress in regards to watching all the shows I want to watch. I'm currently still trying to finish the latest series of Orange Is The New Black, and I'm catching up on Doctor Who :)

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    1. I liked it, but I'd never go up in a balloon lol. No thanks! Watching them from the ground was just fine with me. :)

      It's so hard to watch all the shows- so many! And I've never seen Dr. Who! But I need to...

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  41. Hot air balloon festival sounds like it would be fun. Season 2 of Riverdale looks like it could be pretty intense, I can't wait!!!

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Can't WAIT for S2 of Riverdale!!!

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  42. Love, love love those images by Pascal Campion - they highlight the beauty in everyday life and are so warm.

    Comic Con! WOW! It would be fun and it sounds like you had a blast but I think I might find it intimidating and overwhelming.

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    1. Thanx, me too! Love his stuff! I didn't go to Comic Con but I did spend WAY too much time looking at videos...

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  43. I loved This is Not a Test. There's a short novella sequel to it. Have you read that yet? I liked it.

    I would love to go to a hot air balloon festival one day!

    For What It's Worth

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    1. I loved it too! And yes I did read the sequel novella- I liked it as well.

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  44. OMG! Hot air balloon festival? That's so cool! I wish there was something like that around here. Very cool! I remember a loooong time ago, I had an ARC of This is Not a Test. I never got the chance to read the book though, so I gave it to a friend who loves the author's books and was collecting various editions. No regrets!

    Have a lovely week, Greg. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  45. The San Diego Comic Con would be SO fun to do - but very hectic I'm sure. There's a local one by me in September and I can't wait to go!

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  46. I've never been to a hot balloon festival! They must be awesome to see up close. We missed comic con here in Montreal in early July and my son was sad. He enjoyed going last year. You're reading some good books. :-)

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  47. What a fun week! It all sounds like a blast. I've seen a hot air balloon festival from afar one year when I was traveling cross country but never been to one. One day maybe :) Hope you have a great week!

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  48. Oh, you've really got some incredible art this week - as a bookish cat lady, some of those pictures just speak right to my soul!

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  49. That balloon festival would be amazing to see and comic con too. I love some of the pics from Pinterest you've shared this week, especially the one "Leave me alone I'm fine" one but all of them are great.

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  50. I would love to go to a hot air balloon festival sometime. The old place is nearly ready. Meanwhile, we're happily settled in our temporary apartment. Come see what I'm reading

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  51. At first I thought you WENT to Comic-Con and got jealous. :D Ohhh This Is Not A Test! Loved that book. There's a sequel, and hopefully we'll get a third book some day. And I loooooove that artwork.

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  52. I hope you enjoyed The Secret History of Us - I definitely hope to read that one soon. Have a great week!

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  53. I love hot-air balloons -- there are number in my area and I've been lucky enough to hitch a ride. I really need to give Orphan Black another chance. I watched the first two episodes and wasn't hooked. One of these days I'm going to go to a Comic Con.

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  54. Do you go to Comic Con every year? I have one SD friend, an amazing photographer, who dressed up as Leeloo Dallas Multipass and a knitting podcaster dressed up as Peg to pair up with her friend who dressed up as Edward Scissorhands. She had made her 60's, Jackie O costume from scratch w/the help of her mum. The hot air balloons photo is wonderful. I don't know if I'd ride in one but I like the bright and fun designs they come in.

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  55. Hot Air Balloon Festival?! That sounds magical, I wish we had stuff like that around here!! I love the art you shared as usual but especially the pieces with cats ♥ Lots of exciting ComiCon releases recently too! MAN I hope I get to attend one someday, before I'm old and grey LOL! Have a great week Greg xx

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  56. I'd love to have a print of Just Leave Me Alone. It's awesome and I'm sure it's how a lot of us bookworms feel sometimes. Thanks for my Riverdale fix - now I'm craving it even more. I can't wait until it starts back up again!

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  57. I went to a hot air balloon festival as a little girl - 9? 10? - and I still remember it so fondly. For some reason we don't seem to have them down here in Dallas. Maybe it's too hot? Too urban? IDK but seriously cool.

    Love the art work, as always! I haven't kept up with comicon at all, but I don't seem to be watching any of the big shows anymore, so it works out I guess. I used to watch the 100, but kind of just fell off it.

    Anywho, have a great week Greg!

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  58. I am so far behind on John Scalzi's books. I still have Redshirts on my TBR mountain. It seems that if I don't get a review copy, books just sit and sit on the mountain. Come see my week here. Have a great week!

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  59. We have hot air balloon festivals here too. Ours was on Saturday, but because there was iffy weather, it didn't last long. I love watching it though. :)

    Hope you have a great week! ~Aleen

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  60. Sounds like a great week. The Defenders looks really good. Loved the cosplay pics

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  61. Oh wow - awesome picture of the hot air balloon festival! Comicon looks amazing... you must have had a ton of fun :)

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  62. I love that painting of the girl sitting in the greenhouse with the cat. So pretty!

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  63. I'm behind on Orphan Black and Dark Matter. Right now I'm rewatching Stranger Things. Can't wait for the new season. Loving all of the pics and vids, Greg. I always set aside time to check out everything on your Sunday post:)

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks Laura. Glad you come by every week, and find something to like. Orphan Black is really good right now, and Dark Matter I enjoy too. Stranger things should be awesome!

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  64. I, as per usual, absolutely love the art you posted. Thank you for sharing :) I've been ill in July, but hopefully back to normal now!

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  65. That hot air balloon festival looks really nice! Comic con is always a great time to be on the internet haha! Can't wait to catch up with TV shows once I'm done with my dissertation. And the images are amazing, I really like them. Hope you have a good week!

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