Saturday, November 11, 2017

Sunday Post #219


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

Well a big thank you first of all for all the well wishes and thoughts that continue to pour in. Both on Twitter and here on the blog it means a lot. I'm reading again after taking a few days off and am feeling a little better every day. Lots of soreness but that's to be expected, it's just that deep healing that has to happen but the difference is pretty remarkable even from a week ago.   

I watched Stranger Things 2 this week and loved it. That show has it going on.  And I'm all caught up on Riverdale. 

Last week I reviewed the new Star Wars anthology and have reviews coming up for Replica and Top Ten, as well  as a bunch of other stuff I had planned before the surgery. One other thing I wanted to share this week were some highlights from the past week of SciFi Month.  

 Always Me talks the music of Jurassic Park

From a Certain Point of View (Star Wars)Ringer (Replica, #2)Top Ten

Song of the week



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 



NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Barbary Station (Shieldrunner Pirates, #1)Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep, #1)Maybe in Paris

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  1. Glad to hear you're starting to feel better and that it really did make a difference! Keep on healing and enjoying your books :-)

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    1. THanks Kristen. :) Enforced reading time is not so bad I guess lol.

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  2. Glad you're reading again as you continue to improve.... it will definitely take some time, but sounds like you're on the way!

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    1. Thanks JoAnn. Hope you are well. :)

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  3. Hi Greg! Glad to hear you are feeling better. Somehow I have missed this bit last week :( I'm sorry.
    That is awesome that you have been enjoying Strange Things so much. I really want to try it, maybe sometime this winter will be nice

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    1. I hope you get to it and enjoy it! And thanks- it's hard to catch everything going on. :)

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  4. I totally binge watched Stranger Things this week! LOVED it so much!! I can't wait for season three!

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    1. I know, S2 was amazing! So much better than S1, I thought...

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  5. It is so wonderful to see you back and feeling better? I certainly hope. You have been missed. I am hoping to binge Stranger Things second season soon now that the nonhubs is finally home. It is a show we watch together. Since he was gone for almost a month, we are catching up on a ton of series. I just plowed through Mindhunter and loved it. Great to have you back!

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    1. Thank you Danielle. It is good to be back. I think you'll like Stranger Things S2, I thought it was pretty awesome. And Mindhunter! I've seen that one, was wondering if it was any good...

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  6. Great to hear that your recovery is coming along, Greg. Any progress is good. I'll be looking forward to your review of Top Ten. I really enjoyed that one.

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    1. I need to finish Top Ten! I'm really liking it but I just took a break from reading for a few days. I'm looking forward to writing the review though...

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  7. I was so sorry to read you ended up in the hospital and then surgery! *hug* Sucks to still be on the mend but yeah, that stuff takes time. At least you're reading again so that's good :) I'm glad to see you picked up Into the Drowning Deep! You will love that one!!!!!!! There's a cheap pre-quel you might want to read either before or after - it's out on Amazon and Kim reviewed it on her blog about a week or two ago. I didn't read it and you don't have to but it's Mira Grant / Seanan Maguire so... yeah...

    Hang in there!!

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait to read Drowning Deep, killer mermaids works for me. :) I did read the prequel and loved it, so I've been chomping at the bit for the new book.

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  8. That's great that you are starting to feel better. And yay for getting back into reading and catching up on shows. :)

    Lauren
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  9. The Hall of Wisdom pic gives me the feels. Man, I wish I had a personal library that looked like that!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  10. Glad you're feeling better Greg! Also I loooooved Stranger Things 2!

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    1. Thanks Val! And Stranger Things 2 was awesome!!

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  11. Ohhhh, I so want to read that new Star Wars anthology! Especially when I saw that Ahdieh would be contributing. I love her stories. :D I hope you are on the mend and feeling better!

    Have a lovely weekend, Greg. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I hope you like it! Like most anthologies, not every story worked, but there were some really good ones as well!

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  12. It's wonderful to hear your recovery is coming along, Greg. That last picture is awesome and love those sand worms too. Great pulp cover also.

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks Laura! I got a kick out of that last pic too. :)

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  13. Glad to hear you're feeling well Greg!

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  14. Glad you are feeling better each day. I have yet to watch Stranger Things as we are engrossed in Mindhunter at the moment so am trying to avoid all reviews.

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    1. Ooh another mention of Mindhunter. I'm curious about that one now...

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  15. Sorry you haven't been well Greg, hope you continue to improve. I did see on twitter that you were in hospital, so I hope it wasn't anything too serious. I've 2 episodes left of Stranger Things, and I'm loving it. Even better than season 1 I think.

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    1. I agree, S2 of Stranger Things was better than the first. And thanks- I am feeling better.

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  16. Glad you are doing well after your surgery! I need to get caught up on Riverdale and Stranger Things!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  17. Hang in there, as long as you're doing good in general, you'll get there :) what matters is that your health really benefitted from this all in all, right? And keep reading to make yourself better :D we all know it gelps :D
    Other than that, Barbary Station looks interesting.
    Have a wonderful and very curative week :)
    P.S. I got a Pinterest, so some of your pics are totally going to be pinned :D do you have a Pinterest, I think you do? Please give me your link on my Sunday post (cause I don't get comment notifications for your blog!!) and I would love to follow some of your awesome boards, man :)

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    1. Thanks, I will. :) Barbary Station looks fun,

      I commented over on your site with my Pinterest, feel free to hit me up. Speaking of, I haven't been super active over there, need to rectify that although I find a lot of art that way. :)

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  18. some interesting books for you and always some wonderful illustrations. happy reading!

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  19. I'm so glad you're feeling better, Greg! I keep sending you healing vibes so you'll be better than ever sooner rather than later :)
    I need to watch Stranger Things, it seems! I've been bingeing on This is Us lately, and I really enjoy that show.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thanks Lexxie, I appreciate those vibes! Keep 'em coming. And Stranger Things is pretty good, man S2 was intense!

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  20. Very glad to hear that your recovery is steady - though it is bound to be slow. Love the look of Into the Drowning Deep and Barbary Station and as ever - many thanks for those amazing pictures you always find:)). I hope the coming week continues the healing. Take care.

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    1. Yeah slow and steady wins the race. :) Thank you! I'm starting Barbary now and hoping it's a good one.

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  21. Glad to hear you are on the mend, and are feeling better and better every day. I loved Top Ten. I hope you don't hate it. Curious to see your thoughts on Maybe in Paris. I put it off, because I saw some negative things, but different readers have different hot buttons.

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    1. So far I'm really liking Top Ten. I would have finished by now but I took a few days off reading, but I'll finish soon.

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  22. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I also watch Riverdale and it just keeps getting better. Hope you have a great week!

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  23. So glad to hear you are on the mend! *hugs* I am behind on Riverdale but trying to keep up, the first two episodes have been good I just need to dig in and watch the others. :) I also loved Stranger Things and can't wait for next season!

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Thanks! Ditto on Riverdale, I'm loving that show!

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  24. So thrilled that every day is getting better and better for you Greg. Stranger Things 2 is on my Netflix along with a zillion more things. (lol) Binged on Transporter - The Series which has been really filled with action and and I can't stop talking about The Good Doctor. The acting is amazing, and the writers should be commended. Glad you're getting some reading in, too. Happy Sunday! Hugs...RO

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    1. Wow sounds like a good show, The Good Doctor. Haven't heard of that one, will have to take a look. And Stranger things 2 is quite good. :)

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  25. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Take care.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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  26. So glad you hear you are getting better and reading again! I still need to watch Stranger Things 2. I am hoping this week at some point. Things are starting to slow down so I might be able to squeeze it in. Glad it hear it was good, I have been worried I might not like it as much since I thought the first was ok. I need to watch Riverdale too. Damn Christmas movies ;)

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. You will love Stranger Things 2- it's creeptastic! Better than the first. And Riverdale- same. Goofy but lotsa fun.

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  27. Happy to hear your doing well after your surgery. Hope you continue to get better! Lady of the Dawn was beautiful. I've never listened to Nordic music before.

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    1. I liked that one too. And thank you! I'm feeling much better.

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  28. Glad you are feeling better. I still need to get to Stranger Things 2 but glad you enjoyed it. Have a great week!

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    1. I think you'll like Stranger Things 2, it's pretty fantastic. There are a few unnecessary elements but by and large it's a good creepy show.

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  29. I'm so glad you're feeling better! Before you know it, you'll be back to your old self. Great photos this week!

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  30. We are only a month away from the new Star Wars movie! AHHHHH! I am glad you are feeling better. La La and I were very worried. I agree that Stranger Things 2 was excellent! Poor Bob though! I just love all the 80s references. I watch it with my 18 year old son and laugh at things he doesn't get. I was about those characters ages during that time in the 80s. I was 10-11 in 1984 and totally remember Ghostbusters coming out and the Reagan-Mondale election. Have a great week!

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    1. That's hard to believe, but I can't wait. Amazing that we have a new Star Wars movie this year! And thank you- I appreciate both you and LaLa's well wishes. :)

      Poor Bob- definitely. I wasn't sure about him at first, but he turned out all right. I thought the 80's references were well done too.

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  31. Glad you are better! I love that Secret Base picture! That is awesome!! Hope you have a great week!

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  32. Healing does hurt, but I'm glad there is progress and maybe less pain?

    Enjoy those books...and I love the images.

    I'm in the mood for Maybe in Paris. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Have a great week!

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    1. Pain is definitely better, and when it's not I have Norco. :):):

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  33. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Stranger Things was Awesome. My daughter has already watched the entire season for a second time. lol... Happy reading. :)

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    1. I thought the second season was fantastic! And thank you!!

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  34. I was nervous watching S@ of Stranger Things - wondering if it was be as good as S! but I loved it.

    For What It's Worth

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    1. I did too- I thought it was a LOT better than S1.

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  35. I've been so busy in my world that I've done a horrible job of visiting and when I started reading this post I was like, "wait, what is he healing from?" so I go back to last week's Sunday Post and Whoa! Open Heart Surgery! I officially have NOTHING going on in comparison! I'm so glad to hear your recovery is going well and your gradually starting to feel better. Sending tons of gentle hugs your way and hopes for the fastest possible recovery!

    I still haven't watched any Stranger Things... going to see if I can talk my husband into it as it's like THE SHOW I keep hearing about these days.

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    1. S'okay Berls- life is busy. :) Thank you for the well wishes. I see from your post that you've been busy too- good luck with everything going on.

      Stranger Things is EVERYWHERE ha ha. I liked the first one okay but the second one was SO good.

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  36. So good to hear you're doing better and healing on up! I have to check out Riverdale. I see it all the time on NetFlix. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery! Have a great week and happy reading!!

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    1. Thanks! Riverdale is pretty fun. :)

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  37. Wow Greg! I'm glad to hear you're doing better. As a nurse I know all about how hard surgery and the recovery can be. I'm glad to see you back in action. :)
    'Into the Drowning Deep' looks and sounds like a great read.
    Have a great week Greg, relax, take it easy, eat healthy and happy reading obviously! ;)

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  38. Glad to hear you're feeling better! I'm so behind on Riverdale - I loved season 1, but haven't gotten a chance to dive into season 2 yet. Hope it's just as good! :) Hope you have a relaxing week, Greg and happy reading!

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    1. Season 2 is getting quite dark! I'm liking it though maybe even better than S1, so far. And thank you! Have an excellent week.

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  39. It's good to hear you are feeling better! I finished Stranger Things 2 last night and loved it. I need to start Riverdale soon. My daughter watched it and is told me it's really good. I hope you have a great week!!

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    1. Wasn't it good? I thought it was WAY better than the first one. And Riverdale's a blast.

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  40. I'm sorry I haven't been keeping up with your posts, I didn't realize you had surgery! I'm glad you're on the mend, take care! I will be posting my review for Into the Drowning Deep tomorrow, it was a bunch of fun. And I'm only on chapter 4 of Stranger Things, but it's so hard to stop watching! I'm trying to pace myself.

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    1. That's okay, it's impossible to keep up with everything in the blogosphere! Thank you for the well wishes! I can't wait to see your review, I'm chomping at the bit ti start that one because killer mermaids. :)

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  41. I'm going to need to go ahead and move into the Hall of Wisdom. I like the Element Maze too, though hard pass on actually living in that one. I hope Ringer was good! Curious about Maybe in Paris too, and Into the Drowning Deep- and your thoughts on Top Ten, I really liked that one. Except the ending, tbh. And I feel like I Dive For Treasure is misleading, because it looks more like Jaha Fed Me to Giant Sea Monster.

    I'm so very glad you are doing better, most of all. That is certainly the best news of the week!

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    1. Yeah the Hall of Wisdom looks about perfect. Not sure if they have enough books but we can always add more. :) And I liked Element Maze too! Obviously it looks like Maze Runner but I just liked the look of it.

      Ringer was good. Better than I expected, I saw a few letdown reviews but I thought it was solid. Top Ten I'm liking but need to finish- the ending huh? I'll keep that in mind. And Dive for Treasure is SO ridiculous- I like your version better!

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  42. Oh my, I had to go back and see what you had done, and that is a big deal! I'm glad you're on the mend! A Beautiful song this week, I love that kind of music. It sounds like I'd be better off checking out the Star Wars book from the library, I've been interested in that one.

    Have a great week, and speedy healing!

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    1. Thank you! I liked the song too, glad you enjoyed it. :)

      Yeah the Star Wars book is a good library pick, I didn't like it quite enough to recommend buying.

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  43. I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better with each passing week!

    I still need to start watching both Riverdale and Stranger Things. I keep meaning to and then log into Netflix and get distracted by something else. I just started Marvel Agents of Shield this week and got hooked on that pretty quickly. Maybe I'll move on to Riverdale once I finish that.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  44. I’m glad you’re feeling better. I hope you have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  45. Oh wow! I just went back and read last Sunday's post about your heart surgery. Scary stuff. I'm glad to read that you're recovering and feeling better. I can't imagine what it must be like to have trouble breathing. Take care of yourself.

    My hubby and kids are sooo into Stranger Things. They've watched the 2nd Season twice already. I'm not into creepy, but I enjoy hearing them discuss the show.

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  46. I'm glad you're continuing to improve. I have one episode left of Stranger Things 2. I haven't watched Riverdale yet but I want to. Come see what I'm reading this week.

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  47. Had to back track to find out what had happened to you. Good to know you are on the mend. What a huge experience and I can imagine only how much recovery sucks.
    Wishing you all the best and enjoy those healthy heart snacks as you read!

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  48. Happy to hear you're doing better, and back to books - yay!

    I'm still working my way through Stranger Things 2, as I'm purposefully not binge watching it, but really enjoying it all the same. Avoiding spoilers isn't the easiest though!

    A wonderful week to you!

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  49. Those are some awesome tentacles on I Dive for Treasure. So glad you're feeling better too!

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  50. Glad you feeling better.

    Maybe in Paris caught my eye. Look forward to your review.

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  51. So glad that you are feeling better every day! We are so fortunate to have great hospitals in H and GR. Continued thoughts and prayers as you recover and get used to the new heart healthy diet. There are lots of ways to enjoy the foods you love that are healthier versions! I'm a few episodes into Stranger Things S2 as I can only watch during the days. LOL

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  52. Glad to hear that your recovery is going well. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  53. Hope your recovery is speedy! Good to hear you're feeling better, though. It's no fun feeling down after a surgery.

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  54. Glad to hear that you are feeling better and taking it easy. I read once that for every day you spend in the hospital, you need three to recover. So keep on taking it easy. :)

    Stranger Things was amazing this season. Dart! That is all I have to say. And I loved Steve's new persona. Did you hear they were going to kill his character off last season but couldn't do it because he is just such a nice guy? We are one behind on Riverdale - that show is crazy with the cheez whiz this season, and I love it!

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  55. Dude, wtf? I'm so outta the loop. I saw you say something on twitter about being back but didn't get a chance to see what was up with you. I just looked at your last SP, and holy crap. I'm glad you're better, Greg!

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  56. It was good to hear you were fine in twitter. Hope you got my reply! Glad to see you are posting and all! Hope you fully recover soon :)

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  57. I'm so glad to hear you are recovering. Wasn't Stranger Things 2 awesome? I love that series.

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  58. I'm like a week behind commenting on this but oh well. Glad you're continuing to recover well. And yay for catching up on Stranger Things 2! I loved the second series and although there were a couple of minor grumbles I came out of it loving it and I can't wait for more.

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  59. I didn't know Into the Drowning Deep was Mira Grant. I will be interested in what you think. I am comment vomiting backwards, so I know you are feeling somewhat better, thank goodness. I shall now continue on with my quest. Ha ha.

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