Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sunday Post #213


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

It's been sunny and warm around here during the day, and cool at night- nice fall weather. I love the cooler breeze at night, and the leaves are starting to fall now as well as change colors. My favorite time of year. And pumpkin spice lattes are back in the world so life is good. :)    

On the Run part 13 (really??) will be up on Monday. I'm surprised as anyone that it's still going, but it's been fun. I seem to be back in the reading groove so I've been binging on Netflix less, which is probably a good thing. I read Warcross and loved it, after an iffy beginning, and The Breakdown was good too. And I'm starting to prep posts for Sci Fi Month in November

Last week I reviewed Warcross and this week will be The Breakdown.  

Warcross (Warcross, #1)The Breakdown

Song of the week



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

the mystery of the blue train

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:
Wild Bird

BOOKISH LINKS

I love this movie.Their little dance cracks me up. 



Here's a clip setting up the new Blade Runner movie. I love the cyberpunk vibe! 


Here's a clip from a history of the seven Kingdoms- the whole thing will be on the DVD/ Blu-ray release.   


Did you love the Arya/ Brienne fight on Game of Thrones? Here's a little BTS. 


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  1. Hope you enjoy There's Someone inside your House!! I can't wait to dive into my copy :)

    I'm going to check out your Warcross review now - I've been so bad at blog hopping this week so I'm sorry I haven't visited your blog in a while!

    Hope you have a great week, Greg :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. That's okay Amy- I know how it is. :) I'm also excited about Someone- I hope it's nice and scary- but not too scary, ya know?

      You have a great week too!

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  2. Great post! Thanks for the recommendation of Shetland on my TV post - I'm checking it out. You and I really do have similar taste - Stranger Things, Romy and Michele (people just stare at me when I praise that one), Agatha Christie....

    Jen Ryland

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    1. Ooh I hope you like Shetland. It's not like violent or anything so it's not like a lot of shows- and I could watch that shetlands scenery all day! Romy and Michelle is the BEST- I LOVED those two. Agatha Christie though I have to admit I haven't read much of, but some of her book titles are so evocative, you know? I'm on a mission to read more of her stuff over the next year or so...

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  3. It sounds like you had a great reading week. I'm definitely more reading/less netflixing right now, too.

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    1. Ooh my reading rebounded big time- thankfully! Since last week I hardly read at all!

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  4. Happy weekend Greg! I hope you're having a great one.

    Love all the GOT stuff, especially the BTS of that fight! Very cool. It's easy to forget how much goes into these things. I loved that scene as well.

    I'm actually quite scared about next season! I don't want it to end, especially in a 'bittersweet' way and I know Martin probably has something serious cooking for us all. ๐Ÿ˜จ Terrifying really. I've become so attached to Jon and Daenerys but I have a funny feeling only one will be left standing at the end. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    I didn't realise there was going to be a new Bladerunner movie! *going to crawl back under my rock just now*.

    Again, hope you're having a great weekend!

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    1. Hey Di! Same to you- hope you have a fantastic weekend! That BTS of the fight was really cool, I thought. :)

      I think you might be right about GoT. And the weird thing is we may get TWO endings- I think the book and show endings will be essentially the same, but the details may be very different. In fact they almost have to be, since the books have diverged so much from then show (or vice versa).

      I think the new Blade Runner sorta flew under the radar, and now the publicity push is on? I was pretty meh about it but after seeing a few clips I'm cautiously optimistic?

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  5. That clip of Blade Runner was intense! I'm so excited for the movie๐Ÿ˜

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    1. I am getting pretty geeked for that movie too, the more I see!

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  6. ANother remake? I feel the 2000s are two decades of remakes

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  7. I also am enjoying the fall weather here, the trees are starting to change color a bit as well. I've been seeing War Cross around a few times, good to know you enjoyed it. looking forward to read your review.

    I like that last picture of the cat watching the rain. Have a great week!

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    1. Yay for fall! I am enjoying. And Warcross was good- I didn't think at first it was gonna work for me, but then it did.

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  8. I'm just coming off a Netflix binge myself. Or an Amazon Prime binge, technically! I haven't read in weeks, which is probably shameful, but here we are! Yay for getting back in the reading groove. :)

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    1. Ha ha I know! That was me last week! Hardly touched a book. I do like a good binge... :)

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  9. It is always nice when you are in a good reading groove. I am really ready for fall but it is feeling like summer here again. Have a great week!

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    1. Yes it is hot here! Like high 90's, I can't believe it. And then on Wednesday it's supposed to drop twenty degrees. LAst gasp of summer?

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  10. I thought they already remade Blade Runner. I only saw the original, so maybe I am wrong. Curious to what you thought of the Perkins book?

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    1. There have been a few versions, director's cuts and whatever, but this is the first remake that I know of. And I was pretty ambivalent actually, but maybe it will be good?

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  11. Fantastic choice of art pieces this week. I like the one with the jungle birds and of course the Game of Thrones inspired painting. And I can't wait to watch the new Blade Runner!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  12. Some excellent photos, Greg. I miss Game Of Thrones already. I'm sure I'll binge all episodes a couple of time before the final season begins. LOL Blade Runner looks like it might be good. It's got a tough one to follow though.

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  13. It's been high 80s around here with nights around 70 degrees. Ha! It is supposed to be 88 on Monday and 90 on Tuesday! Ouch. We will be getting fall like weather by the end of the week, thank goodness.

    I loved your Song of the Week. That is the kind of music I like to listen to when I read. The cat in the window animated art is my favorite this week. :)

    I have a block of On the Run to read because your CLIFFHANGERS KILL ME!

    Thanks for tagging me for the Longest Book Tag. It will be fun. Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. Same here! Although we've had 90's. Supposed to cool on Wednesday though- just have to make it to then. :)

      Glad you liked that song. there's a ton of those out there, and I used to listen to Hearts of Space as well. Very relaxing.

      I hope you like the On the Runs- hopefully they read well in a block. :)

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  14. I mean, I was swimming today. Outside. And I'll take every last minute of it :) But the beauty of it is, you can still have your pumpkin spice while I am in the pool hahah. On the Run 13!? Damn, that is impressive! I hope you like There's Someone Inside Your House! I have heard mixed things, I'll be looking forward to your thoughts. The Breakdown looks pretty good, I haven't heard of it- also curious! I saw Wild Bird in the bookstore today, I feel like I have heard of it, but have no clue what it is about haha. Hope you enjoy them all!

    Romy and Michelle, I have seen them AND their high school reunion! (Shocking, I know.) That was a funny movie- and I think the first time I saw Lisa Kudrow in something other than Friends.

    I *really* need to watch Game of Thrones so I will understand all these references hah. I love the picture of the cat looking out at the rain! And the girl on the badass throne.

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    1. Swimming?? Jealous!! I feel like swimming has been vastly missing from my summertime activities? And I live close to the lake??

      The Breakdown was good, I sorta grabbed it on a goof. And Romy & Michell lol- that movie so quotable!!!

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  15. I enjoyed The Breakdown...and I'm eager to read There's Someone Inside Your House. I'm curious about Wild Bird.

    Great photos, as usual.

    Enjoy the week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  16. I love this week's pulp cover, Agatha Christie is one of my favourite authors. And that pic of the cat looking out the window ... there's something cosy about it. Have a great week!

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  17. I love it when the leaves turn to fall colors! So soothing! And I love that Cat pic!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!


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

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  18. Ah yes, fall. They are finally coming in. It's still pretty hot where I am from though. Although it'll be cooled down soon. Have a great week!

    Anne @ The Reading Life

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  19. Yes, definitely one of the best times of the year. I love how cozy everything feels when the leaves are starting to fall down. Sigh.. I love it!!
    Have a great week Greg and happy reading!

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  20. There were no ARCs of Warcross at BookExpo, but there was a huge promotion for it (I ended up with a t-shirt). I need to see if I can find it and read it now!

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/09/everything-book-ish-readathoncybilstexa.html

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  21. I need a little more of the cooler weather. I am over the hot and humid we have here. I can't wait until the leaves turn colors. That is my favorite! And of course pumpkin spice. Oh man how I love rosy and Michelle. Such a great movie! Have great week!

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  22. "Warrior Women" sounds so badass ! It's one of my favorite scene of the season *.*

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  23. Can't wait to see your review on The Breakdown!! :)

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    1. I liked The Breakdown! I had my suspicions but it still surprised me a bit. :)

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  24. September is also one of my favorite months of the year, and after last year – so is October :) because I started my blog in the middle of October! I didn't have any warm feelings for Halloween before that (it's not customary in my country), but after I started the blog, it's just so nostalgic :)

    I'm also taking part in Sci-fi month! Just signed up yesterday - pretty excited! I've planned 8 posts, I sure hope it won't come back to bite me in the butt, that schedule.

    And.. Kitties! Love that pic :) that's almost what my kitty looks like.

    Have a great week, Greg!

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    1. I love September. Fall in general. And you have a blogoversary coming up- yay!

      Sci Fi Month is so fun- can't wait. And 8 posts? Wow- go you. Can't wait to see 'em!

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  25. It was warm this week but could rain next week and cool us down. :( There's Someone Inside Your House look really interesting!

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

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  26. It doesn't feel like fall at all here. We've had 90 degree weather for the past week---very strange! I'm off to go check out your review for Warcross!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  27. I read your review of Warcross and it makes me want to read it even more but want to read both Warcross and There's Someone inside your House. Just need to wait for that one to come out. :)

    This week is going to be hot and I am so mad. I wanted Fall! So now I have to wait a few more weeks ;)

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading! ox

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  28. I think we have our seasons mixed up, around here. It feels like summer right now and fall all summer. Enjoy your reads!

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  29. I'm enjoying On the Run and I think I'm going to start watching more TV/movies instead of reading - so we're swapping lol

    For What It's Worth

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  30. As I sit here right now, I am sipping on Pumpkin Spice coffee. :) Our leaves are covering our yard and the mountains are beautiful right now with all the colors. Definitely my favorite time of year. Have a great week ahead! Happy reading.

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    1. Mmm sounds good to me! The leaves are really starting to turn here, now...

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  31. I love that it's getting cooler at night, too! The berries on our bushes are starting to turn color and soon they'll be red. Jasprit didn't end up liking There's Someone Inside Your House. I hope you have better luck with it. I loved Romy and Michelle, too! Made me laugh so much! :)

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    1. I love the cool nights! And all the foliage changing... I'm hoping that Someone Inside Your House works for me, too. I'm a little leery after some reviews.

      Romy and Michelle is one of those movies that just cracks me up. :)

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  32. I wish it would get cooler here. Its been in the 90's and is going to stay there until at least Friday. I'm over it.
    Enjoy your books!

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  33. I am so ready for autumn. I want to wrap in warmer clothes, drink some hot drinks (this is the start of hot chocolate season) and start enjoying myself. I may not be a pumpkin spice person but I am a fan of fall fashion and cracking out my winter boots.

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  34. It's warmer now than it was a few weeks ago, but I'm starting to look forward to cooler weather in October. Or at least hoping for it. Enjoy your pumpkin spice lattes! I'll have to settle for decaf chai and spiced herb teas, but that's fine... I'll make pumpkin bread instead. :-)

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  35. Warm days and cool nights sound lovely...not so sure about the pumpkin lattes but then I don't drink coffee ๐Ÿ˜œ

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  36. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed Warcross Greg! The reviews have been great so far, so here's hoping that I end up enjoying it too! I actually went into Starbucks this week, and just ordered my normal drink instead of a pumpkin spice latte, but I did have their pumpkin bread, which was divine! I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I really did! It started a bit rough for me, but after a while I got into it. Mmm pumpkin bread sounds fab. :)

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  37. Well I just cut myself off mid comment.. Tremors are fun haha. So if a half comment pops up, I apologize. Not sure what I hit. I was saying that I still need to check out your thoughts on Warcross. I have shelved the idea of it for now after a few reviews. Thinking maybe not for me. I am super stoked about Blade Runner and hope they do it justice ;) Have a great week Greg!

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    1. I hate when a comment disappears- especially when I can't remember what I said. No worries! Warcross I liked but it took me a few chapters to get into it- I was afraid at first I wouldn't like it.

      Blade Runner has me really excited now!

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  38. I am glad you enjoyed Warcross, Greg! I bookmarked your review but am going to wait until after I've listened to the book and written mine to read yours. I'm glad you ended up liking the Breakdown. Wild Bird sounds interesting! I hope you like it. Oh! I love Romie and Michelle! I haven't thought of that movie in a long while. Thanks for sharing the clip. :-)

    I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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    1. I'm really hoping Wild Bird will be good! And Warcross came through for me, after an iffy beginning.

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  39. Blade Runner looks really good and we can't wait to watch it. I loved Romie and Michelle. They are so funny together! I hope you have a great week!

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  40. Yay for the return of pumpkin spice lattes. Definitely one of my favorite things about fall :)

    I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on The Breakdown. I read a couple of iffy reviews early on and haven't been able to commit to reading it.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Same here. I could drink those all fall long. :)

      I liked The Breakdown. I've heard there are some so-so reviews but I thought it was good. I kind of predicted the end but not all of it, thanx to a nice twist.

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  41. I'm not a big fan of the GoT series anymore but I loved the behind the scenes clip! I'm a sucker for a BTS video from any movie/TV show-- I think it's so cool to get a glimpse at how stuff like that is made.

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    1. I agree. And I'm kind of ambivalent on the series- I'm much more into the books than the show.

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  42. I'm SO ready for the fall weather. It's been 90+ degrees the last few days, and it's almost October!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  43. Arya and Brienne sparring was one of my favorite moments from this season! One of the things I really miss about living up north is seeing the trees change color in the fall; hope you continue enjoying some nice autumn weather! :D

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  44. Glad to hear that you're starting to enjoy reading again, Greg. I hope this week is full of awesome books for you. Happy reading, my friend. :)

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  45. Mmmm now I am wondering what a pumpkin latte might taste like!

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  46. always some wonderful illustrations! I hope you'll have a nice week and happy reading!

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  47. I'm looking forward to the full 45 minutes of the history of the Seven Kingdoms. And loved that scene of Arya showing her skills -- Sansa's face while watching was priceless.

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  48. I watch TV occasionally but this week I discovered TIMELESS on Netflix. For fans of time travel, the show is awesome. Loving it.

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  49. I love I Will Take What Is Mine - it's absolutely stunning. I'm curious about There Is Someone Inside Your House. Hope it's good!

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  50. There's Someone Inside Your House looks creepy good. Enjoyed the post and thanks for sharing all the goodies.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday memes

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  51. I've read a ton of Agatha Christie but not that one. Come see what I'm reading

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  52. I want to read Warcross so badly , hopefully soon. Oh I love that artwork of Daenerys

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  53. Glad you had a good reading week and are having reasonable fall weather. I'm so glad we got AC so we won't be suffering inside. My tween suffers since she has PE at the end of the day when it's the warmest!

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  54. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on The Breakdown. It looks really good but I heard mixed reviews for the previous book. How do I not have The Mystery of the Blue Train with that cover??? It's amazing! I need to find it. I love fall but I'm not a fan of the pumpkin lattes. I'll be happy to drink more than my fair share of apple cider. Have a great week!

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    1. I liked The Breakdown! Part of the ending I predicted but not all of it- neat little twist there. and the end is pretty tense once she discovers what's happening!

      And there are SO many cool Christie covers. I about fell over when I found some that were pulp-ish- I thought ooh I'm going to use these!!

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  55. I loved the Breakdown! It was so good!!

    I love that Cyberpunk isn't dead artwork. Very cool.

    I can't wait for this heat to go away for a bit. Bring on the fall weather - so my PSL doesn't feel out of season! :)

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  56. The Breakdown is on my TBR. I thought Behind Closed Doors was a great read.

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  57. Our fall weather seems to be on pause and we rewound to summer. I have been binging more and more on Netflix but that's going to end as the new TV season begins this week.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  58. I'm looking forward to the cooler temps of fall, and I usually don't say that because I LOVE SUMMER. But this year, I feel like I'm ready for it as long as I keep up the outside walks. I'm looking forward to your month of Scifi in November! I love scifi, both to read and write, and I'll be writing the third book in my new scifi series in November too for NaNoWriMo. It'll be scifi from all angles! :)

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  59. LOL I love Romie and Michelle. That movie is great.

    My weather is getting vengeance on me for having a mild summer. It feels like actual summer right now. *sigh* Too hot for fall.

    Hope you have a great week! ~Aleen

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  60. My reviewer Susan read The Break Down last month. I'm listening to an Agatha Christie audiobook this week. Happy Reading! Girl Who Reads

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