Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sunday Post #215


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

So this week has been pretty nice. It's been mostly 70's so no complaints here. I like the cooler evenings and the bite in the air that tells me fall is here. The smell of smoke in the air... last week I was lamenting the loss of some of the October events I fondly remember, but I was happy this week to see that there are still quite a few things happening. I think October has to be one of my favorite months in the book blogosphere.  

I am doing the Frightfall readathon all October long- you can get details here. It's been a while since I've done one of these, so why not? Plus it's super casual and relaxed too. The other thing coming up is Sci Fi Month, hosted by Rinn Reads and Over The Effing Rainbow. This takes place all November and should be awesome. You can check the schedule here to see what's coming up. There are different tabs so make sure you check 'em all out! 

Last week I reviewed The Pack, which was pretty good. This week I'll be sharing my thoughts on The Shark Club, which I really liked. The Blackbird Season was a win for me as well. Oh and On The Run 15 is up Monday.     

The Pack (The Wanderers, #2)The Shark Club

Song of the week



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Intrigue in Capri (Kindle Single) (An Amory Ames Mystery)Wild BirdEverything But The Truth  

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Wanna PLAY Stranger Things? 



Youtuber and awesome Harley Quinn cosplayer Infamous Harley Quinn shares some Sydney Comic Con gifts- and she's always supportive of the younger cosplayers who look up to her. A class act. 



The immortality experiment (CloseUp) by Gray-Fox200 on deviantART #Reality #LuxRender #Poser #Poser3D

Thamdural Gate 

This one inspired a writing prompt from me, similar to last week's lost city. 

The rain began to fall as they faced the cavernous entrance. The entry hall was dim, but they could see torches flaring and hear the sounds of revelry. This ancient structure had been many things in its time- a monastery, a fortress, even a refuge for outlaws. Large parts of it were abandoned, the echoing halls a testament to the skill of long- dead builders. Some enterprising soul, however, had endeavored to bring light from darkness, and the tavern just off the entry hall was born. 

Drunken revelers and abandoned, shadow- haunted halls didn't always mix though. No one knew where the great gateway to the caves beneath ultimately led, but many set forth to find out. Some of them even returned. 

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93 comments:

  1. I adore the pulp cover, and have a hard time imagining that paperback books were once just 35 cents. Chef Jim Smith from Top Chef fame is a serious Star Wars fan, and I'd bet he'd love those pics. I may steal one for Instagram. (smile) Glad you're enjoying the cooler weather. We start off here cool, then later in the day, we're blessed with more hot weather. We were waiting for September, then October, and now November! Happy weekend! Hugs...RO

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    1. Isn't that awesome?? I love it- one of my recent favorites. And yes those Star Wars pics are pretty awesome- glad you like. :) We're definitely feeling the fall weather here, if only in the cooler mornings.

      Oh and glad you like Iron Fist. I loved the comics as a kid...

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  2. I fell in love with the Iron Fist on Netflix, and agree that hidden cities in snowy mountains are cool, and make you want to go visit. Hugs...RO

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  3. It is still too warm here.We hit the 80's most days and just a bit chilly in the morning and evenings. I am ready for cooler weather. Cant wait to hear your thoughts on Shark Club Have a great week!

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  4. Our weather has been stinky, I want those chilly days back again, now it's just hot and muggy. It's going to rain this week from Hurricane Nate so I hope that cools things off.

    I want to play stranger things lol I haven't downloaded it yet but I have it on my wish list. :)

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. Muggy is the worst. It has been cooler here, but I know it's coming. And I'm ready!!

      That game looks awesome. :)

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  5. Happy reading this week!

    70s!!!! If only

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  6. I love those Star Wars posters. I wouldn't think that a pastel-ish, stark look would work but it does.

    For What It's Worth

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    1. It does work! I like the first one the most...

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  7. It seemed that fall was here too, but this weekend makes me have my doubts. We had to turn the air conditioner back on yesterday. :-( I hope you enjoy the readathon! It sounds like a lot of fun. I am glad to hear you enjoyed Blackbird Season. I am looking forward to that one.

    It's going to a be a quiet day for us today. My daughter's temperature came back and so she missed her soccer game this morning. We'll be resting today.

    I hope you have a great week, Greg.

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    1. Had to turn the AC on here too, just to get some humidity out of air. It wasn't hot per se, but humid. And I really did like Blackbird Season- more than some, maybe, but I just loved the wry humor and narrative voice.

      Aw sorry to hear about the soccer game! Hope she's feeling better, and that you have a fabulous weekend.

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  8. Oh, I totally fell in love with those Star Wars posters! What a great find!! I also really enjoy October, but more in terms of weather. You still get some nice summery days and some fall days thrown into the mix. It's great outdoors walking weather. :)

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    1. I did too. I saw them and I was like- mine. lol And agree about October- I like the mix of sunniness and cooler air, you;re right it's perfect for walking!

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  9. I love that I drive with my windows open and SMELL the wonderful fall air. I hope this weather holds up a little longer :) I LOVE it!!! Have a great week!

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    1. Exactly. And I'm always like who's having a fire, since I can smell the smoke? But whoever it is they're just making the air smell good lol.

      You seeing Blade Runner ??

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  10. I also love fall and I like that chill that's in the air now. And the leaves that turn colors.

    Oh I'll have to look up your review for The Pack.

    That gate sure looks imposing. That's neat it inspired you to write a bit.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Me too. The Pack was fun- a YA shifters story, don't get a lot of those, and not a werewolf in sight! Ha ha all kinds of shifters.

      Thanks!!

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  11. I have to agree about the weather, definitely no complaints from me either! It's been kind of perfect. I'm glad you're enjoying it too :D

    So, that Swimming Pool book... doesn't look like things went great there, yikes. Glad that The Shark Club was a win- I put that right on my TBR after you shared the cover, didn't even care what it was about haha. Idk about The Blackbird Season though. I mean, how many birds are we talking? I look forward to your review so I know the level of bird. I see that a lot of my Goodreads friends like it so I am intrigued, pending bird news.

    The book I am reading right now has tanks like the Immortality Experiment picture. Only they were not voluntary, and it was messed up. LOVE your writing for the Gate picture! You should do another story, because a cave of mystery coupled with drunken shenanigans? Yes please.

    Love the Star Wars posters too! I have seen some other minimalist posters of movies and books and such, and I adore them. Good purchase choice hahah.

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    1. I wish it would stay this way- oh for about six months lol. And yes, sadly, that does not seem to be a good weay to swim. You know, not moving face down and stuff. Sad. And The Shark Club WAS a win- maybe not my usual kind of read, but I loved the Florida setting the conservation angle and just the whole thing. As for The Blackbird, you know it's thousands of birds- but they just like die. Fall outta the sky. They don't so anything else, like fly around, they're not a huge part of the story? If that helps.

      I love tanks like that! Not sure why lol but it looks sinister and science-y so- yeah. Not voluntery is tough tho. And thank you- I had to write something when I saw it. And then it got me thinking...

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  12. Thanks for the pixalry link, I LOVE those minimalist Star Wars posters! The one for Return of the Jedi, freakin' AMAZING!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  13. I'm still using the AC, even though we've dropped a few degrees...but then the temp went up again.

    I like that writing prompt at Thamdural Gate.

    Glad you enjoyed The Blackbird Season, and I'm curious about The Swimming Pool.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  14. I love those Star Wars posters. Have a great week! :)

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  15. The Frightful thon sounds like fun. WE have had rain everyday for 4 days straight. Exorcist the tv series is back on and I am enjoying that. Have an awesome week!

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  16. The Pack looks great. I need to check out your review. Thanks for always sharing pictures and videos. I loved them. 😁❤️
    Have a wonderful week, Greg.

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  17. The temperature seemed to change overnight as we moved from September into October! I'm ok with it as the house is warm...if still in a mess. We are hunting out spiders now so I can relax a bit. It looks like the mice have moved out though which is good news!

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  18. I just heard about this readathon, but I don't think I'll be doing it. Cause I signed up for Dewey (what was I thinking, right??) Haha.
    Yay for Scifi month! I've already started reading my scifi stuff in preparation, although having started the new Neal Stephenson, I don't know how I'll make it, cause it's such a hefty book.
    Lovely artwork as always!

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    1. Dewey sounds fun, although I don't think I could do a 24 hour. I'd need too many breaks. :) And I'm excited for SciFi Month- should be a blast! I've never read stephenson although as a cyberpunk fan I need to read some of the classics I guess.

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  19. Nice! I should try Stranger Things. Happy reading!

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  20. The weather here has been horrible. Lots of rain and wind. Blegh.. I'm missing the summer time and looking forward to the winter weather. This fall thing is just not my thing.
    Love the Star Wars pics.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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  21. I am always so intrigued by the pulp covers you post!! So interesting to me.
    Glad your weather was good-I am still waiting for fall here. Its taking its sweet ass time!

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    1. Ha ha hope you get some fall soon. :) And glad you like the pulp covers- I thought I'd run out by now but I keep finding 'em!

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  22. It was kind of hot this week but it sure was chilly this morning! I am not like you I don't like chilly nights...lol. A Stranger Thing game would be so cool! Those pics you post make me photoshop/illustrator envious as I want to do that! Maybe someday I will learn how as I have been watching tutorials along with my classes...lol.

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Ha ha I like it cool but not TOO cool, ya know? There are limits. :) And I want to play that game!

      Cool that you're taking Photoshop- I'd love to be able to make art like that.

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  23. I had planned to join scifi month last year, but November was election month and I pretty much left the internet entirely. I'm thinking about trying again this year.

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    1. Ha ha can't imagine why lol. I hope you join!!

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  24. Ooooh! A spooky read-a-thon? Sign me up! Everything But the Truth looks really interesting, I hope you love it! I love the artwork this week, especially the Star Wars posters! Have a great week :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

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    1. I just started Everything but the Truth and I'm liking it so far! And the Star Wars posters- I had to share 'em.

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  25. I love that Return of the Jedi art!! They are all cool but that one is my favorite. Lol.

    Stranger Things! That comes back on soon doesn't it? I can't wait.

    I am looking forward to your review of Blackbird Season. I have it on my TBR, to be read soon!

    I love October. :)

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    1. I do too! I love that one and the Rogue One as well. And yes Stranger Things 2 is almost here! I think last week of October?

      I liked Blackbird Season- it's not really suspenseful as I thought it'd be, but it's compelling.

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  26. I love the Harley Quinn video, what an awesome girl! I can see how she would be an inspiration for young cosplayers😀

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    1. Exactly- she seems very classy.

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  27. Oh wow, that Star Wars art is amazing. I'd totally hang those up in my office, lol.

    Thanks for the links to all of those readathon activities. I'm going to have to check them out since I still haven't found one to participate in yet.

    Hope you have a great week!

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    1. I would too! In fact I may have acquired a couple- lol.

      The Frightfall is fun because it's so low- key.

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  28. I am so jealous of your weather. It's been 80s and humid in these parts, and I have a feeling it will be hot when I am in NC next weekend. What would we complain about if we didn't have the weather? XP The Shark Club has been on my radar. Lots of good buzz. Can't wait to read your review.

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    1. Exactly- the weather always gives us something to complain about. :) I'm not a fan of the humidity though- I hope NC isn't too hot next week. And I can attest that The Shark Club was good.

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  29. I love those Star War designs! Glad to hear you enjoyed The Blackbird Season--that's one is in my pile. The Shark Club looks intriguing, as well. Happy reading!

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    1. Me too! And I liked The Blackbird Season!!

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  30. I love fall and winter! October is one of my favorite months--I feel like it's the start of everything. However, things haven't cooled down here. It's still high 80's and low 90's. I want crisp, cool winds! I don't think the leaves have even started changing colors yet.

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    1. It's really starting to change here now- I'm seeing some orange trees. :) I love this time of year too the best. I hope you get a cooldown soon!!

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  31. Our cooler weather here last about 3 days, and has been hot since. It might cool off again, since we have rain for the next 2 days, so I guess we'll see. Enjoy your new books you got this week. :)

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    1. Weather can be wacky. :) Hope it's a good week.

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  32. Awesome pics this week! I'm going to try to participate in Frightfall too!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  33. We're back in the 90s here this week, which doesn't feel like fall at all. We're supposed to cool down next week, though. Glad to hear you enjoyed The Blackbird Season.

    Thamdural Gate is a neat picture. Great impromptu writing! :)

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    1. Yikes- 90's!! Too hot for me. :) Although I may not be saying that when it's in the 30's here. Hope you get some nice mild temps next week. And I did really like The Blackbird Season- not as suspenseful as I thought, but I loved the writing.

      Thank you- I had fun w/ it!

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  34. It's pretty warm here and doesn't feel at all like fall yet. The Frightfall readathon sounds like fun. Enjoy it! Have a great week!

    My Sunday post is here...

    http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2017/10/sundaymonday-posts-october-8th-and-9th.html

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  35. It feels like ages since I took part in a readathon, I do like them because of the no pressure aspect, but also because you get to meet so many new bloggers too! I was going to say it's a shame, that I don't like scary books, but I like the different take on this readathon, in that I can read whatever genre I want after! Thanks for the heads up Greg! I hope you have a great week! :)

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    1. I haven't done a readathon in ages! And this one's a month long lol so I should be okay! :) And you're right about new bloggers- this particular one has a lot of names I don't recognize, so it should be fun. And her readathons are fun becasue she's pretty laid back.

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  36. I can't wait for Stranger Things!! I love the video. The readathon sounds fun and I'll have to try to participate next year (I plan to leave a street team I'm on so I'll have more time to read next year). Good luck with the readathon and have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Excited about Stranger Things 2?

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  37. 70s sounds lovely. It's back in the 80s here — and humid. Oh, well, it should cool off by the end of October.

    I always think I should try doing SciFi Month, but I never seem to. I read fantasy much more than SF, so I'm not sure I'd have enough books to qualify.

    I love the minimalist Star Wars posters. I would think about getting a few if I had any wall space left, but it's mostly taken up by bookshelves or artwork already.

    Have a great week!

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  38. Your recap posts are always so interesting - so much going on. I LOVE that image of that Gate - it looks like it was taken straight out of The Lord of the Rings or something. :D Happy reading, Greg!

    Have a fantastic week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thanks Alyssa. :) I love it too- it totally got my imagination racing!

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  39. Woah, that cosplayer that does Harley Quinn looks SO much like Margot Robbie from Suicide Squad. Yay for nicer weather. I could really use some cooler weather here.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  40. Intrigue in Capri got my attention of course. :-) I agree that Oct/Nov are great months on the blogosphere with tons of stuff happening.

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  41. You're lucking your temperature was only at the 70s. Tanya over there at Girl Plus Books seems like she was suffering through the 90s. Have a great week!

    Anne @ The Reading Life

    http://anneclarence.wixsite.com/thereadinglife/single-post/2017/10/09/This-Week-Recap-16-Moon-Festival

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  42. I finally ordered my 10 inch Kindle Fire Tablet, actually pre-ordered it, the new design ships on the 11th, so I will be starting my free 30 day trial for Netflix, soon. I want to binge the first season of Stranger Things. Any other Netflix binge worthy suggestions? Thanks for the game video. I love the old school look and play. Ha Ha.

    The Stars Wars poster art is always a big hit with me and I will be looking out for your thoughts on Wild Bird. I have seen it mentioned all over the place, but have no clue what it is about. I should check it out on Goodreads.

    After I make coffee I am going to binge your last three On the Runs tonight (this morning, heh heh). I am excited! Have a wonderful week. :)

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  43. I love summer, but I have a soft spot for October, even if it's cooler than I like. That Star Wars art is pretty cool!

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    1. Isn't it though? And I agree- I love summer, but there's something about October...

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  44. What an amazing image of The Immortality Experiment. I too love the Autumn bite to the air although we are experiencing the rain and humidity of Spring!

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  45. We having rain and its humid as well but I never complain about the rain!

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  46. Glad you're enjoying the weather :) I also love cool evenings.

    Everything but the truth looks so deliciously eerie!! Will keep an eye out for your review :)

    Have a great week, Greg!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  47. Looking forward to Stranger Things! Love the cover of the Swimming Pool. And the Star Wars art?!!!! Wow.

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  48. Everything But The Truth looks interesting. I hope you enjoy reading this week!

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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  49. The Shark Club and Wild Bird both sound good. If you like Wild Bird, you might also like Race the Night. Come see what I'm reading

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  50. The Shark Club looks interesting, glad to hear you enjoyed :D Gah I forgot to add The Blackbird Season to my TBR :( maybe I can squeeze it in.. somewhere
    Thanks for the eye candy :D

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    1. I really liked The Shark Club! Hope you get to The Blackbird season- I liked that one too, not quite as much, but it's also good.

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  51. I just started watching Stranger Things last night. I got through episode 4. My son and I are watching it together. He said he downloaded the video game too. He likes it.

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  52. I'm jealous of your 70s temps! We're back up in the 90s here and I'm not a fan. I love the pulp cover! I love Mary Roberts Rinehart but I can't remember if I've read that one. And I need to start that Ashley Weaver series. Have a great week!

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  53. Star Wars has a special place in my heart. I want your 70's. Hopefully it'll cool down more this week. Our air in the Bay Area has been affected by the wildfires in Napa and Sonoma Counties. I feel bad for them and the winds has pushed the smoky air even all the way to our town and further. Have a good week reading.

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  54. I'm not a gamer but OMG that Stranger Things game looks amazing. I need season two right now!

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    1. Doesn't it though? I want to play!

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  55. Great the pulp fiction cover this week! It was beautiful last week and promises to be a nice one this week as well. Thankfully, we got some much needed rain.

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  56. That Stranger Things game looks like fun. I can't wait for it to come back on. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Parachutes. Such an awesome piece of art. I'd love to have a framed print but don't know where I'd put it. Sorry to visit so late but....food poisoning sucks!

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  57. The fall weather has been wonderful. We've had a few days in the 70s, but I'm loving the cooler nights. The leaves are changing . . . it really is my favorite time of year. I can't wait to read your thoughts on The Shark Club. I really enjoyed that read!! Have a great week!

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  58. Glad some of your favorite October events are back! And I think Stranger Things would make a fabulous game!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  59. Have a great time with FrightFall read-a-thon. And great to see November's Sci fi month. I've seen it in the past, but usually off the internet for that month so miss it.

    Have a great week!

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  60. Oh, I really like your writing for that picture! And the art in general is amazing. The pulp cover reminded me of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries for some reason (I love that show), or possibly that book your recommended me that I read - the country club murders of something like that? I'm too lazy to look it up now, but I hope you know which one I mean. :D

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