Saturday, January 27, 2018

Sunday Post #230


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Another cold week but we're close to the end of January, right? So the end is in sight. Soon it'll be March and still cold, er, warming up? Spring on the way? I for one am so ready, big time. 

This week I finished up The Extinction Trials (good stuff) and I posted a discussion- Does Your Personality Shine Through On Your Blog? I enjoyed seeing all the responses so thanks for stopping by if you were able to! I reviewed the River At Night and up next is Star Wars: Heir of the Jedi. Probably my favorite Star Wars book I've read, although I don't read many of those. The Woman in the Window is coming up too- a book I highly recommend.  
  
And I won a copy of the Maze Runner from the Dystopia Challenge giveaway (thanks Tracy at Cornerfolds!!!).    

The River at NightThe Woman in the WindowThe Extinction Trials (The Extinction Trials, #1)Heir to the Jedi (Star Wars)

Song of the week 



Wouldn't it be good if we could live without a care?

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Sparkling Cyanide  (Colonel Race, #4)

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

What Alice KnewThe Vault of Dreamers (The Vault of Dreamers, #1)The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1)

BOOKISH LINKS

The following are voice tracks from a fantasy sim and the fun thing is the characters do their own thing? If you want them to attack something you have to put a bounty or cash reward on it! Oh and the priestess worships a death cult, so when she says "At laaaast" it mean she's dying lol. 



It's possible that for months afterward I would go around randomly saying "Energies of light" - but I will confirm or deny nothing.  

115 comments:

  1. We still have, what, almost two months left of winter? I'm so ready for it to be over, too! It's supposed to be nice this weekend, though, so maybe we'll leave the house! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Ugh, right? I am so ready for spring.

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  2. So ready for spring!!! I have Woman in the Window coming up for hold at the library so I am pumped. I LOVE that Agatha Christie cover!!! Have a great week!

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    1. Me too! And The woman in the Window was good- hope you love it!

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  3. The Extinction Trials and The River At Night are two that I downloaded free samples of. Hope to maybe read them this week and decide on whether to get the full books.

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    1. I liked The Extinction Trials, I kept thinking get to the dinosaurs and then when they did there was a nice body count. :)

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  4. I keep hearing great things about The Woman in the Window. I'm going to have to break down and read it soon!

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    1. Yeah I liked The Woman in the Window.

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  5. Congrats on the Maze Runner win. My daughter is going to go see the new movie tonight. What Alice Knew looks good. I have seen it around a lot lately.

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    1. Is it out already? Wow the end of January has really snuck up on me. :) And thanks!

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  6. Yay on winning that copy of Maze runner! And yes SPRING PLEEEEASE those mice illustration are adorable!

    Now off to read "Does Your Personality Shine Through On Your Blog?"

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    1. Thanks! And can't wait to see your thoughts :)

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  7. It's gonna warm up eventually, it has to, right? Winter never lasts forever. Congrats on winning a copy of the Maze Runner, I wasn't totally in love with the book but I think it might have been a bit over hyped for me. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. It has to! And thanks. I was never going to read it but I kinda liked the movies, and then I won, so... why not??

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  8. We've had decent temperatures lately but apparently that's about to end. NOT happy about that! I loved your discussion post on personality and I can't wait to see what you think of The Woman in the Window. It's got a Rear Window vibe which I love. Have a great week!

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    1. It's been warm here the last two days- well, warm being relative. lol I could use warmer! And thank you! The Woman in the Window was quite good, I recommend it!

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  9. "It's possible that for months afterward I would go around randomly saying "Energies of light" - but I will confirm or deny nothing." HAHAHAHA

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  10. I'm going to have to go check out The Extinction Trials, that title really has me curious. I hope it warms up in your neck of the woods soon. Here in Toronto it's been hellishly cold this winter.
    Have a great week Greg

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    1. Yeah it's been a tough winter... :)

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  11. I'm curious what you think of Vault Of Dreamers. That's on my TBR list to be read. And I'm loving the pics you shared. Would like to have some of them hanging on my walls. Have a great weekend, Greg!

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    1. I haven't read Vault yet, but soon! I'm looking forward t oit.

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  12. Congrats on winning that copy of the Maze Runner. I hope spring come soon for you. I live in a tropical region so all 12 months are typically same for me :P

    I hope you enjoy all of your new book :)
    My STS: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/01/stacking-shelves-16/

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes I think a tropical region sounds pretty good! :)

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  13. The Extinction Trials cover is haunting, love it. Happy Saturday!

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    1. You too! Extinction Trials was a good read...

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  14. Congrats on winning The Maze Runner!
    The Vault of Dreamers looks amazing.
    I'm curious about your discussion - "Does Your Personality Shine Through On Your Blog?" I'll go check it out.

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  15. Congratulations on your win, you lucky duck. I keep trying to win something, but the universe apparently doesn't believe I deserve a win. Weather has been up and down in NJ, but it was sort of warm and I actually cracked the window today. It was nice to have some fresh air in the place. I have The Vault of Dreamers (autographed) from a Fierce Reads tour I went to years ago. Maybe if you like it, I'll try it.

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    1. Thanks! I hope you win soon! I've won a few, then I go a long time and nothing, and then I'll win again. No rhyme or reason!

      I do want to try Vault soon.

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  16. You didn't warm up today? You mean you're not see-sawing like we are?? Wow!! I'll send it your way but it might take a while, going against the wind and all :D

    Congrats on winning Maze Runner, too! Free books, rock!! I still need to watch those movies... Have a great week!!

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    1. Oh yeah it's warm her now too! Did you have snow? We had a ton and it all melted, but we're supposed to get 20's again!!!

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  17. We had a cool weather week and then I saw it was going to be in the mid-80's this coming week. That just seems wrong somehow. But nice. I am glad you enjoyed The Extinction Trials. I love that cover of the Agatha Christie book--and what a great title! I hope you enjoy your new books! I've seen The Maze Runner movie, but have yet to read the book. I have it both in print and on audio--I just need to get to it. I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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  18. Gah, can we just jump right to April? Say, the 24th or so? At least February is short! I am glad you liked Extinction Trials, I am excited for that one. And I have been hearing great things about The Woman in the Window, so I am looking forward to your thoughts on that, too!

    I have never heard of this Nik Kershaw guy before, but I looked him up because he was so fabulously, gloriously 80s that I had to. He looks so... not like that now hahha. Anyway, it was catchy! Love the Underground Sea picture, too. And the ones of the mice family are TOO cute!!

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    1. Right? And Extinction Trials WAS good. It starts out a little iffy, I thought oh this is gonna be SO YA-ish, but you know it won me over and turned out a page turner. I'm hoping you like it too if you get a chance.

      Nik Kershaw ha does it get any more 80's than that??

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  19. The weather here has been strange. It has been frigid but then it will warm up to 60 in the same week. I don't mind the warmer days but I think it make the cold ones seem colder. Glad to hear that The Extincion Trials was good. I may have to look for that one. Congrats on the book win and have a great week!

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    1. Yes! Wacky weather... it's like warm today and lat week we had a ton of snow and it was cold. Thanks- you have a great week too!

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  20. I could totally go for a sunny beach and crystal blue waters right about now.

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  21. Can't wait to see your Heir to the Jedi review! That was a fun one, though the first person POV took some getting used to.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Yes, I loved heir to the Jedi but it didn't get much attention, or at least I didn't see much?

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  22. I loved The Woman in the Window...and I'm curious about What Alice Knew...which I know I've said before.

    Enjoy your books...how great that you won The Maze Runner.

    I'm off to check out your post about our blog personalities and if they shine through.

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

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    1. What Alice Knew was good, I liked it and I have a review coming up for it - somewhere *rummages thru schedule*

      The Woman in the Window WAs good!

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  23. Congregations on winning the Maze Runner book! I myself rarely win giveaways, so I can only watch with envy XD.

    Anne @ The Reading Life

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    1. Thanks! I've won a few, and it's always pretty awesome.

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  24. Pretty soon it's be Groundhog Day and then you can find out how much more winter there is ;-) Very cool that you won a copy of Maze Runner! Have you read it yet? I enjoyed that series for the most part, but I don't remember it since I read it years ago lol.

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    1. Yes, I'm voting for a short rest of the season. :) And I have not read Maze Runner, had no real desire to, then saw the movies and thought they were good, so now I want to read it. :)

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  25. Congrats on the win. I saw the movie and it was really good.

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    1. That's good to know! I want to see it...

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  26. I listened to Nik Kershaw alll the time in the 80s - lol. I approve of your Agatha Christie run of pulp covers, too. Have a great week. :)

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    1. Ha ha the 80's. :) Glad you're liking the AC covers- I have been too!

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  27. Congratulations! It's always exciting when you win a new book!

    I love the water-themed pictures--especially the mermaid! It's beautiful.

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Is that cool or what? I LOVE that mermaid pic!

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  28. Oooooo, I love the picture of the mermaid! Super creepy and cool. Have a good week! :)

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  29. I am so ready for spring, but I'm not ready for pollen... could we like, have spring without pollen allergies?
    I love the images you shared this week - are those two from the underground house from Peter Rabbit? They're so cute.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I don't even know, although they could be! I found a ton of them on Pinterest, a certain artist- I think they're just his own story?

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  30. DYING to see what you thought of The Woman in the Window! It looks incredible.
    Also, yay for the win! I hope you enjoy The Maze Runner :) I actually preferred the movies a lot more.

    Have a great week, Greg!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. I can tell you right now :) The Woman in the Window was good! Very noir-ish and mysterious. And I'm looking forward to Maze Runner, although I did like the movies!

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  31. Lovely pics with the mice... so cozy (as long as they aren't in my home)! It's funny we can't wait for Spring, but in the beginning of August we'll be clamoring for Fall, lol!

    I just read the blurb for Extinction Trials, and wow, dinosaurs! That's an original plot, and I added it to my list. I read The Woman in the Window and The River at Night, good books.

    Enjoy your reading this week :)

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    1. Exactly. Cute pics but stay away from my house!

      Extinction Trials was good, I thought it would be a little fluffy, maybe just OK, but it turned out to be great!

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  32. I think I missed your discussion... I'll have to go back and check :)

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  33. Ooh I'm excited to read those reviews! The Extinction Trials looks awesome!

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    1. I just finished The Extinction Trials and loved it!

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  34. I haven't read Heir to the Jedi yet but now I want to. As much as I like Rey, Finn and BB-8, I am starting to wish the sequels had never been made. It kind of ruined the joy of the original series and what they accomplished. I miss the "Legends" stories too.

    I am so ready for spring! We had 50+ degree weather on Friday and it was so nice. I just wish it had stayed. I think it is supposed to get pretty cold this week. Maybe even more snow on the way :(

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    1. I am so with you, I am over the sequels.

      We're supposed to get cold too, but it's been nice while it lasted :)

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  35. Congrats on winning a copy of The Maze Runner. I've not read it yet or seen the movies but have been wanting to.

    I'll definitely be looking forward to your revies for The Woman in the Window and Heir to the Jedi.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks! I've seen the first two movies and thought they were pretty good?

      The Woman in the Window and Jedi were both really good!

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  36. Our weather is weird, however it was 50 this weekend and now going to snow next weekend. I am sort of now looking forward to spring and maybe even the summer but not that much.

    What is this fantasy sim? I feel like I should be playing something like that! :)
    The paradise pictures remind me of Moana! Those little mice are so cute. You always find such great images on Pinterest, All I find is food....I love food! :)

    I hope you have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading! :)

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    1. It's hard to get snow after a warm up ha ha, although I could go for 50-70's all year round. Maybe colder for the holidays. :) I'm never happy :)

      It's a game called Majesty, kinda old but I loved the voice acting!

      Pinterest is all food oh my gosh I get hungry on there even if I'm NOT looking.

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  37. Those Pinterest pictures are definitely calling my name, Greg! Hugs...

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    1. Ha ha hope you're enjoying your weekend!

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  38. I cannot wait for the warm weather! Especially since I got a really bad cold and I couldn't do anything this weekend.

    Congrats on the win! The Woman in the Window looks really good judging by the cover.

    Have a great week!


    Andreea // Cheeky Lines

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    1. Aw hope you feel better! Seems like everyone is sick!

      Thanks! The Woman in the Window was really good.

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  39. My oldest daughter's birthday is in late March. The year she was born we walked through Prospect Park in Brooklyn in short sleeve shirts. It was beautiful. Other years that we've tried to celebrate her birthday, it snowed. I hate March! It's such a fickle month. :)

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    1. Mine is too! A good month for birthdays. :) But you're right, you never know what you're gonna get in March!

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  40. Yay for winning The Maze Runner! I really enjoyed it, though I never ended up finishing the series because I got spoiled. :/ I LOVE the dark mermaid art you shared. I feel inspired. ;) Happy reading, Greg!

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    1. Great, thanx Aimee! I need to read Maze Runner, I've seen the first two movies and really liked them.

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  41. I hope a nice warm up comes your way! I am sure spring will be here before we know it as I can't believe January is almost over!

    I am curious what you think of The Woman in the Window as I am in line to get that from overdrive...trying patiently to wait for it...lol. :)

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. It's actually warmer today, but it's not gonna last. :(

      I hope you like Woman in the Window, I liked it and it's got a killer twist!

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  42. Oh that fantasy sim sounds awesome!! And those pinterest pictures...makes me wish I wasn't in Ohio!!!

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    1. I hear you! And that sim was fun!!

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  43. I'm looking forward to reading The Woman in the Window! I'm so curious about it.

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  44. I don't like this time of the year much, either. We have had LOTS of rain and gloom, but I am very glad there's not been any snow so far... Fingers crossed that continues! In the meantime have a great week, Greg.

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  45. Look forward to hearing what you think of What Alice Knew

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  46. I'm so ready for better weather too. I can't wait to sit and read in the sun outside again.
    Congrats on the win. That's awesome.
    Happy Reading!

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  47. The Woman in the Window is sitting on my shelf, waiting for me to read it.

    Our weather's been steady . . . but more snow and cold expected this week. I think winter weather will be here off and on until at least March.

    Have a great week!

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  48. Great review for River at Night! I completely agree with everything you wrote. It was easy to read, and a complete page turner. It reminded me of a female version of Deliverance a little bit too.

    Congrats on your win, and have a great week!

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  49. I liked the Maze Runner, the movie was entertaining as well and I'm actually excited for the new one, congrats!

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  50. Congrats on winning Tracy's giveaway! OMG I love that sandbar photo - so gorgeous. Happy reading, Greg!

    Have a lovely week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  51. I can't wait for spring too. I love the mermaid and ship images. I just finished Daughter of the Pirate King and now I'm in the mood for more sea adventures lol. I hope you have a great week!

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  52. Congrats on winning the giveaway! I can't wait for spring to come too!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  53. Yay for winning the giveaway! I cannot wait for spring to come too, I'm so tired of this up and down weather. The mermaid images are so cool!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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  54. Wonder what the ground hog will see this Friday. I am so ready for spring too. Congrats on the win, hope you enjoy it. I picked up The Woman in the Window.

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  55. Ooh I like that Agatha Christie cover.
    I'm very curious about The Woman in the Window.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  56. Sorry to hear it's still really cold out in your neck of the woods, Greg. I kind of wish we had more cold. Don't like temps in the 80s in January. It was super windy here, though. Makes me worry about another fire happening. :(

    Glad to hear you enjoyed Woman in the Window. I might get an audio copy from the library of that one. Love the cute mice pictures. Kind of like a cross between Peter Rabbit and Winnie the Pooh. Love Winnie the Pooh. :)

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    1. We warmed up a little but it's going to get cold again. *sigh* I'm ready for spring! And I hear you- 80's seems a bit warm for January. Although maybe we could trade just for a little bit. :)

      The Woman in the Window was quite good, a bit noir-ish. And Winnie the Pooh is the best.

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  57. I look forward to Spring not ready for summer in the South. I want to read Vault of Dreamers too, I checked out the audio and will start it soon.

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  58. Oh yikes I adore those Sacred Paradise pictures - so warm and cozy.

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  59. Wow, some really good books here this week. I just read your review of The Extinction Trials and I had been waiting for you to post it. It sounds as awesome as I hoped. I'm kind of wanting to read The Woman in the Window but I admit, I'm a tad hesitant. Over-hyped books and me don't always mesh. Also, I LOVE that Nik Kershaw song. Your musical picks always make me want to pull out some of my old CD's.

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  60. My son read all The Maze Runner books and said they were better than the movies because the movie version changed things in a way he didn't like. Enjoy your new books!

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    1. Interesting- I was on the fence about whether to read the boos but if they're pretty different it will be nice to compare!

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  61. Always enjoy your posts, Greg.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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  62. I think the Maze Runner will translate well to film. Come see what I'm reading.

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  63. I've been curious about The Woman in the Window. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  64. Methinks you’re probably a bit optimistic with the whole warming up thing. ;)
    Congrats on winning a copy of The Maze Runner. That was on TV just last night and I caught a few minutes of it. Still killing it with your song choices, Greg! A Nik Kershaw pick, no less. Such a good song. Weird video, though - if I remember correctly. And it seems like it was used in an 80’s movie... Pretty in Pink maybe. Hope your week is off to a good start!

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    1. Right? It's in the 20's- freezing!!

      I'm looking forward to Maze Runner. And yes- Nik Kershaw! Love that song. :) I do remember the video being weird though...

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  65. Love the art you shared this week!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  66. Congratulations on the win. I am trying to track down The Woman in the Window. No luck so far.

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  67. I hope Spring doesn't get here to soon, I want some more cold weather. :) Congrats on winning The Maze Runner. Hope you have a great week!

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  68. I’m ready for spring because it’s so cold all the time! I really enjoyed your discussion last week. I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  69. We keep getting teased with spring with a few days in the high 60s/low 70s. Girl Who Reads

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  70. I can't wait to read your review on The Woman in the Window! :-D

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  71. I didn't know there was a fantasy sim like that. 😂

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