Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sunday Post #220


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

It's been a quiet week, not a lot happening. Just trying to heal and be as active as I can. It's frustrating that I can't do more, but it will come. So I've been reading, I finally broke the logjam that was Top Ten- I liked the book but was just stalled out on reading. And Netflix- another great way to pass time- I just need to figure out which show I want to try next. Tough life I know!    

I drafted the first post about my experience as a heart patient- I've been wanting to share some of that journey since I got out, and my post will be up on Wednesday the 29th.  

Last week I reviewed Ringer and this week will be Top Ten. And I've got some books I'm really geeked for so the coming weeks should be great, reading- wise. In the meantime take care of yourselves and enjoy the weekend!    

Ringer (Replica, #2)Top Ten

Song of the week



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Barbary Station (Shieldrunner Pirates, #1)

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My writing prompt: Sweat trickled down her forehead and for a moment she forgot the buzzing of insects, the biting of gnats, as she stared into the temple threshold. Somehow she could sense it was cooler within, and the quiet of it appealed as well, after the shrieks and cacophony of the jungle. The two guardians to either side of the entrance were so weathered as to be almost unrecognizable, and the vines hanging down added to the foreboding quality of the place. But there was a strange light within- and how could they turn back now? 

67 comments:

  1. Books and Netflix, definitely good ways to pass the time if you're not feeling well enough to be active :-) Do you still have that comic subscription? You could totally put that to good use too!

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    1. I agree! And yes I do have ComiXology- thanks for reminding me! That's what I'll do this weekend :)

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  2. Wow! Those white rocks are pretty cool looking, and grabbed my attention right away. Sometimes when I get into a reading slump or don't feel that great, Netflix definitely is a great go to. So I can definitely relate. I've found cooking shows, action, sci fi and great family movies. Please continue to take it easy and one day at a time. Hugs...RO

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    1. Aren't they cool? Makes me want to go there, or make that my background pic. And yes Netflix has everything.

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  3. Books and Netflix. My two loves lol. I need to find my next Netflix binge too. I just finished ST2 and liked it. Have a great week!

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  4. Glad you’re feeling better and taking the time to heal. I had Ringer in my possession from the Library but I never read it. I enjoyed Replica. I look forward to what your thought on it will be and maybe I will change my mind about reading it. Have a great week.

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    1. Ringer was pretty good, I liked both it and Replica. And thanks!

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  5. Reading and Netflix isn't the worst way to pass the time lol

    Have a great weekend Greg!

    For What It's Worth

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  6. I have to try rRinger when I get the time

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  7. Reading is how I pass the majority of my time. I keep my Netflix subscription for my daughter, who loves to binge shows, but I rarely watch it or much TV at all for that matter, but there are a lot of great shows to watch. I just have commitment issues. Rest and keep getting better.

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    1. Thanks Sam! And Netflix is nice to have, but I've been reading more too lately.

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  8. Barbary Station looks like it has a lot of potential! Happy reading, Greg!

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  9. I LOVE the floating one- it reminds me of this idea that I had to write about one of these days that I kind of got from Luna's Rig- it's like a mix of that, and the picture! I am glad that you finally got through Top Ten- though it does suck when a book feels like a chore.

    Umm. I have no recommendations for things for you to watch because you are MY source of recommendations haha. Though, I am very intrigued by The Handmaid's Tale- you could do a free month of Hulu!

    The Hypersleep one made me chuckle because what if THAT is how the people of Gagarin wake up? I am picturing Clarke finding them like that bwhahah. Also, that girl on the pulp cover looks like she wants to be doing something VERY different than be killed in Tokyo. Just saying. :D

    Looking forward to your reviews, and definitely your post about your heart patient journey!

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    1. I love that too. And sounds like a story I'd like to read- you know how I am about Luna's rig lol!

      Ha ha that free month of Hulu sounds kinda good, since I want to try Runaways. If amazon doesn't have the episodes to purchase I'll HAVE to get Hulu.

      Yes the pulp covers- you never know exactly what you're going to find. :)

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  10. I'm very excited to read Into the Drowning Deep. I hope we'll both enjoy it! You'll probably finish it before I do though, so I look forward to your thoughts :)

    I also love the last couple of whimsical images you chose for this week!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I just started it, and already it's got a creepy vibe. :)

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  11. I hope you love Into the Drowning Deep as much as I did! Take care of yourself, Greg, and have a good week:-)










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    1. I think I'm going to love it. Thanks Tammy!!

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  12. I did books and Netflix all week too. Slow at work so I had some time off. I need some new shows to watch. I already binged the new season of Longmire. Can't wait for your review of Into The Drowning Deep. Some people say it's kind of slow, but I didn't think so and loved it. Have a lovely Thanksgiving, Greg.

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Sounds like a good week. :) I need new shows also. I just started Drowning Deep and I can't wait to get to the tense parts.

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  13. I'm glad you're doing okay. Love the art as always. Have a great week. :)

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  14. For some reason lately all your post links haven't worked from the linkup! Just wanted to say that, just in case you're pasting it on the old link or something gets jumbled :) I mean I can still find your posts, but you know. Maybe someone else just gives up :D wanted to give you a heads up.

    I hope you're feeling okay. A good time as ever to slow down a little, huh? Our rhythms are sometimes too fast-paced, I think. I guess you have a chance to wind down a little. Although maybe not in a very pleasant way :)

    Have a wonderful week, Greg!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! You're right, I wonder how that happened. I appreciate you telling me!

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  15. to heal it's the best to rest so it's the best idea! happy reading!

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  16. A quiet week can be a blessing. Glad you're healing up :) Hope you have a good week!

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  17. Books and Netflix are great ways to recuperate! I hope you continue to feel better and heal!

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  18. Books and Binging always helps. That is what I did when I hurt my back.
    Looking forward to reading your experience, I am glad you are feeling better.

    The one picture called Blue (I think) looks like something Baymax from Big Hero Six would live in! ;)

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading! ox

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  19. Glad to hear that you are on the mend. Books and Netflix have always been my go to when I need to feel better. Netflix has so many options its always tough picking something to watch next at least for me. I love the great pictures. Speedy healing and have a great week.

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  20. Glad to hear the healing continues, and you're enjoying books and Netflix. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  21. Take your time healing. Netflix's is a great way to pass time along with reading. :) Have a wonderful Holiday.

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  22. Glad to hear you're on the mend, Greg! Nice that you've had a some great reading as you pass the time, too. The temple entrance photo is neat. :)

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  23. I've never read Lauren Oliver, but Ringer looks good.

    As for Netflix, I watched the whole Season 6 of Longmire. It is the last season...so I couldn't stop. I loved that they tied up some loose ends.

    Enjoy your week...love the images. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  24. I am glad to hear that you are on the mend! I know it has to be frustrating to just lounge around but think of all the books and netflix you can get through! :)

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  25. Beautiful pics! My Hunny and I watch the movie "Life" the other night, and that space dock made me think of it! Happy reading and I hope you're healing well. Have you checked out The Punisher on Netflix yet? Happy Turkey day and have a great week!!!!

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  26. I'm so glad to hear things are going well! <3

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  27. That pulp cover is kinda hilarious. Lol. Love all the pictures you chose this week!

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  28. I am suffering serious book envy over Into the Drowning Deep - if I don't get a copy there will be TROUBLE. I'm glad the recovery is still going smoothly, though I understand and sympathise with the sense of frustration. Hope the next week is equally uneventful...

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  29. I hope you’re getting better this week, Greg. Yeah, I would love to read about the post. Looking forward to it. Enjoy your books and have a wonderful week, my friend. Hugs. ❤️๐Ÿ˜

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  30. I am glad to hear you are on the mend. That is scary stuff. You take it easy and grab a good stack of books. Have a lovely Thanksgiving.

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  31. I'm sure you'll be back to it in no time Greg, just enjoy the break and rest you're able to get as much as you can, I'd love to do nothing else but read all the books and binge watch all the shows on Netflix! Are you up to date with Riverdale? and I really enjoyed How to Get Away with Murder, that's on Netflix if you're looking for something new to watch! I hope you have a great week Greg!

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  32. That's great you are starting to feel a bit better, and getting some reading/tv watching in! It can be tough not to move too much, but you'll get there!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  33. Glad you are feeling better!! Enjoy books and netflix!

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  34. I get decision paralysis when it comes to Netflix - there are just too many choices sometimes and I end up just spending the evening browsing the catalogue :) Glad to hear your feeling better - just in time for Turkey day! Happy reading + Netflix, Greg!

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  35. I’m glad you’re healing. Also, I love that picture of those weird white cloud-rocks. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  36. It's been awhile since I read a Lauren Oliver book. Glad you're on your way to recovery.It's a good thing you have some great books lined up. I go nuts if I'm not active during the week.

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  37. Glad that the healing is progressing and you're managing to get up and about as much as possible. And, as always, thanks for sharing all the awesome pics!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  38. The Intangible is more good reading music, thanks! I also love the Floating artwork.

    Take care of yourself. It must be difficult figuring what is enough activity and what is not enough. I will be looking out for your heart patient post. Maybe it will kick me in the pants about getting more cardio type excercise in. I walk a lot, but not very ambitiously. I don't remember the last time I worked up a sweat. :P

    I am starting my backwards comment vomiting on your blog whether you are ready for it or not! The blogs I comment on with more than a "hey how ya doin'", like yours, sit in limbo for too long because I have to have a good solid time block for commenting; so my spamming every two or three weeks is actually a complement. Ha ha.I

    Have a fabulous Thanksgiving Holiday and behave yourself. :D

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  39. It will sure take time to heal and I bet it can't come fast enough for you. Will look out for your post on Wednesday about being a heart patient.

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  40. I'm glad you're feeling better! RINGER is new to my ears, but I'll check it out.

    Also, have you watched ZOO on Netflix? IT'S SO GOOD. Animals get tired of being abused by humans, so they decide to do something about it. The third season was just released on Netflix, so we were watching that until THE PUNISHER was added a few days ago. J and I have been bouncing back and forth. When we're done with those, we'll start STRANGER THINGS.

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  41. I'm glad that you are doing well! I need to check out some shows on Netflix!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  42. I hope you continue to improve and heal well.

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  43. Many good thoughts to good healing. Both Floating and Blue are amazing! Netflix is always good for distractions. There are new Longmire shows and don't miss Mudbound and Alias Grace.

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  44. Glad to hear you are doing good! Hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!

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  45. I'm glad your recovery is going well. Some interesting looking books too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  46. Well with the combination of books & Netflix, you're set for a while - I know I can wile away a good few hours with both, and often times with Netflix that's just trying to settle on something to watch. Haha! A lovely week to you, and I hope you're doing well.

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  47. At least you can relax AND watch Netflix and read books ;) But shame, I'm sorry it's been tough. Although a quiet few weeks is definitely a good thing when you need rest.

    The cover for Into the Drowning Deep is amazing! Hope you enjoy it :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  48. I'm glad to hear that your recovery is going well, even if you are starting to get a little stir crazy. I'm binge watching Marvel: Agents of Shield on Netflix now and am really enjoying that. It definitely helps to wile away the hours.

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  49. Glad to hear you're recovering though I know it always feels like to it takes sooooooo long! Books and Netflix are pretty great though. We just started watching The Good Place with Kristen Bell and while we're only a few episodes in I'm liking it. It's really light and quirky so if you're ready for a change of pace that might be a good choice. Looking forward to your review of Top Ten. The title catches my eye but not sure about. Have a great week!

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  50. I'm glad you're healing, Greg, even if you find it frustrating that it's kind of slow. I guess that's the way it is, though, right?
    I hope you're enjoying your new books and the shows you've started watching.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  51. Oh goodness, I'm glad you are doing okay. At least there are books to keep you occupied. :)

    Hope you enjoy your new books. ~Aleen

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  52. Good to hear your doing okay. I can imagine it's frustrating that you can't do what you've always done.
    Have a great week and happy reading. And Happy Thanksgiving of course. ;)

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