Saturday, June 23, 2018

Sunday Post #251


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You know June has been a pretty good month- the temps have been nice, the reading has been good, and I've been binging some good stuff.  As for this week I finished up The Extinction Trials Exile and read Blackfish City.  

Movies That Suck this past week took a look at Creature From the Black Lagoon, and this week is another monster feature- The Valley of Gwangi. This is one of my favorite movies, so it should be a lot of fun. I'm not saying it's a good movie lol- but it is fun. And I'll have a post on Monday about Kickass Movie Quotes, of all things. 

So how's your week been? Any vacation plans? Hope everyone has a great week. :)         
Blackfish CityThe Lies They TellStrange New World (Brave New Girl, #2)

PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Image result for the price of murder pulp cover

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Survive the Night

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  1. I always love the illustrations. Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. Silver Surfer is one of my son's favorite comics. We can't figure out where to go for vacation this summer. We were going to drive out east to Vermont, and then changed it to out west to Colorado and now maybe south to Georgia. Who knows? I want to stay put to be honest.

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    1. Those all sound good! Although staying put can always be nice too- I like a good staycation!

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  3. Our weather has been all over the place! Rainy, hot, now cool today. Can't wait for your movie quote post! Have a great weekend, Greg!

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    1. Same here! It's been cool the last few days- for June anyway. And thanks- you have a great weekend too :)

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  4. Glad June has been good for you. Weather has been ok here but not great. Waiting for great weather!! Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah the last few days have been cooler- for June- and it overcast today! Boo!!

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  5. I still have no vacation plans! I really want to go somewhere, but everything I want to do is expensive. I hope you have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Everything IS expensive, seems like! I hope you get a chance to do something.

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  6. Are the Extinction Trials good? I have been hesitant on starting them yet I own both books haha.

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    1. They are good! Very YA, but I like 'em!

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  7. I've always liked creepy forest pictures and that one of the tree and white clothed figures in it is wild. It's got a great creepy feel to it.

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  8. We have had maybe four days of oppressivly hot weather since spring started and the rest have been glorious. I'll take some rainy chilly days in place of hot and humid any day. Ha ha. ⛅o

    I have never heard of The Valley of Gwangi so your next Movies That Suck will be super interesting for me. ๐ŸŽฌ

    I think Annemieke, Jolene, and I are interested in doing a group read of Spaceborn Few if you want to pick a date and set up a Twitter DM group. If Jo doesn't have the time to complete Common Orbit could she still read the third book okay, or no? I know people said you can read Common Orbit as a standalone.

    Have a wonderful week. ๐ŸŒž

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    1. Im same way- I'll take cooler days and even *gasp* rain? over muggy and hot, anytime! And Valley of Gwangi is an old one- but a favorite!

      I would be interested! Definitely- I think it's be great to buddyread! Do you want me to set up a Twitter group? And yes I think Jo can read the 3rd one anyway- it sounds like it's going to be all new characters, just in same universe- and they're all pretty good as stand alones anyway?

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  9. I had a looooooong week at work and was glad to see the weekend come! No vacation plans for a few weeks, and then it's just heading to came for a few days of recharging.

    The Lies They Tell looks really good! I hadn't seen that one before. Also, I want to check out the Rachel Vincent.

    Have a great week!

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  10. All of those covers are great - every day I am a liiiitle bit closer to picking up some fiction. Kind of. Let's not get too crazy.

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    1. Yes pick up some fiction- go to the dark side. :)

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  11. I'm kind of getting sick of Darth Maul because it seems they keep trying to force him down fans' throats, but damn, can't deny he's one badass looking dude.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  12. Strange New World sounds really good. Enjoy your new reads!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Thanks Krystianna! I can't wait to read strange New World...

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  13. One of my favorite movies is The Valley Of Gwangi! I loved the seen with the elephant. A lot of people haven't heard of it. It is an oldie! LOL Have you seen Gargoyles? That's an old but good one too. I liked the stop motion filming.

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    1. Ooh a fellow Gwangi lover! There is someone out there. I love tht movie. :) I haven't seen Gargoyles though- I'll have to check that one out!

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  14. I have never heard of The Valley of Gwangi...now I wonder if I should try to find it to watch...hmmm...

    Have a great weekend. - Katie

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    1. Well... I don't know if I can recommend it... but you can check out my post to see what you think. :) Seriously thou if you like cowboys vs dinos maybe?

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  15. Blackfish City looks tempting.

    The images are both frightening and captivating.

    Enjoy your books and movies...and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  16. Glad June has been a good month for you! Good books and good weather always help :-) I love the picture with the big tree and the white cloaks! Also the girl in the tree, she almost looks like belongs there, like a dryad or something. And the swamp one is cool too!

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    1. Isn't that awesome (the tree and cloaks)? Looks so mysterious... And I thought the same thing, about a dryad!

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  17. Since I am temporarily allowed to comment ๐Ÿ˜‰ loved the Creature From the Black Lagoon post on Movies That Suck. Monster flicks are always a win! Glad you are enjoying good weather and books! Bit slower here but no complaints. Have a great week Greg!

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    1. Yay commenting on for you. :) And thanks- I had fun doing that post!

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  18. Glad you had a great June! Love the Star Wars photos!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays and Cover Spotlight!

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  19. I've had a good reading weekend-I read the whole Extinction Trials sequel last night and enjoyed it then went straight on to Carrie Vaughn's next Kitty book which is number eight. Looks like I might get my chosen books for the week read early!

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    1. Yay! How did you like Exile? I liked it a lot, with a few minor issues, we need to discuss. :)

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  20. You've got Strange New World! I've been wondering about that one myself.

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  21. I've already been on vacation and returned! But now that I'm retired, I feel like I'm on vacation every day.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2018/06/paris-in-july-great-american-read-and.html

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  22. It was nice this week but next week it goes back into the high 90's blah. I watched The Creature from the Black Lagoon this week, it was fun. Not heard of your other monster movie, but cowboys and monster, sounds like a movie for my dad...lol.

    Love the pics as always!

    Have great week and happy reading!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. High 90's is too high for me! Lately (last fe days) we've cooled off- not sure what's going on. It was fun to rewatch Creature, I had fun w/ that.

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  23. No real vacation plans, just enjoying the summer :D. But I cannot BELIEVE June is ending already...but you already saw my reaction on this subject on my blog XD. Have a great week!

    http://anneclarence.wixsite.com/thereadinglife/single-post/2018/06/24/This-Week-Recap-30-A-definition-of-an-uneventful-week

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  24. I have never heard of The Valley of Gwangi. Can't wait to see your play-by-play on that one.

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  25. I really like the simplicity of that Silver Surfer cover! Glad to hear your June was pretty nice - I have no idea when the time went this month, but at least I have one more week, right?

    Great illustrations as always!

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  26. I'm glad the temps have been nice for you! For me it's been too hot over here in England but meh...what ya gonna do as we complain no matter the weather haha. Hope you have a great week!

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  27. Your temps sound great. Our weather has been pretty good, lots of rain though. Enjoy your week ahead. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  28. Have a great week and enjoy your books and movies. I'm counting down the days till my vacation.

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  29. We are also having some fabulous weather - I can't recall a summer this good since 2007:)). I love the heat, though I think I'm in the minority - I know Himself and my sister both find it very trying... We are staying put this summer, which suits me fine - I've a lot of writing and editing ahead of me in the coming months! I hope you continue to enjoy great weather and many thanks for the awesome pics:)

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  30. We are getting spring weather in summer. I gave up trying to figure all this out! lol. I am sure next week will be as hot as hell. :) Need to check out your creature post. I don't think I did yet

    Hope you have a wonderful week, Greg! Happy Reading! :)

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  31. Glad you're enjoying the weather. I am too. Hot and hotter. Lovin it. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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  32. We've had a quiet week here and actually some lovely weather this weekend. I spent yesterday outside reading and it was wonderful. We don't have any major travel plans at this point, mainly because my son's school calendar has changed and so his vacation is three weeks shorter than usual. Hopefully we'll at least get in a couple of long weekends somewhere.

    Hope you have a great week, Greg!

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  33. No vacation yet Greg! Fantastic art as usual. Happy Sunday <3 Sophie@bewareofthereader

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  34. Our weather should improve next week, can't wait to read outside (without too much wind)! I really like the art you picked out!

    Have a wonderful week!

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  35. Very cool graphics! I'm happy to hear someone is having some great weather. It's been hotter than usual here. But I can stay inside and read. I'm glad you've been able to do lots of reading. Anne - Books of My Heart

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  36. Ahh, Silver Surfer. I remember having a graphic novel of him way back. Have a good week.

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  37. I'm kinda sold on The Valley of Gwangi just from that poster!

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  38. I'm glad you've had a good reading month! June has sucked for me. :(
    I've never seen Creature From The Black Lagoon... I really need to educate myself on some of the older ones!

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  39. I don't think I've seen either of those movies. I've heard of them, but I don't think I've had the pleasure of watching them. It sounds like it would be a fun night though.

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  40. Great choices of art this week! I'm hoping for some hot days this week to go to the pool. :)

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  41. Glad you've had a good bingeing week! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  42. LOVE the Sith pictures! I also want to read Strange New World. Have a great week!

    Mary my #Sunday Roundup #24!

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  43. Glad to hear you're enjoying good weather this month—it turned ungodly hot and humid quick down here! Looking forward to your badass movie quotes later this week :)

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  44. I always like seeing what you pull from Pinterest. :) Enjoy your books and good weather, and thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  45. The Valley of Gwangi?! Oh man, that should be fun. :D Okay, kinda digging that prehistoric music.

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  46. My vacation is ending soon and am terrified to go back to the harsh summer of Dubai. But that means I get to stay indoors and read a lot.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  47. I think Flight to the Ford is my favorite this week. Blackfish City is on my list, but I never seem to have as much reading time as I think I'm going to have.

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  48. My son is into dinosaurs these days. He has the park game online from Jurassic World and it's amazing what he can do. We might be taking a road trip in July. Enjoy your books and movies!

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  49. You always find the greatest artwork! I'm really interested in your thoughts on Survive the Night. I read it when it was first released and to be honest, I didn't like it that much. Glad your summer is going great so far!

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  50. The Lies They Tell looks very intriguing. Not sure if I ever heard of that author, but I will check her out. Love your pictures. It is always a pleasure to see what you found. June here feels more like April. One day hot, the next cool. Up and down.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great new week.

    Best wishes
    Vi @ Inkvotary

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  51. I love the artwork you have this week - especially all the swampy scenes. The one with the people in white is especially eye catching. Have a great week!

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  52. You always find such amazing art! Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  53. Pleased to hear you June weather and... reading have been in sync, both good. I love the cover on Strange New World and that odd girl out. My guess is dystopian, and hopefully worth a read.

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  54. I love the cover of Strange New World

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  55. Save for a day in Reno we're taking a road trip down along the eastern Sierra Nevadas here in California. https://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/2018/06/sunday-post-june-24-2018its-monday-what.html

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  56. June has been absolute insanity in my household what with the new pup (pictures incoming in my monthly wrap up), but I've still managed to read lots of great books. Can't wait to hear what you think of Blackfish City, I've heard that it's really good!

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  57. Great drawings! Love the tree/forest city with the large yawning opening. Hot early this year. Already sitting just below 100. Would love to travel! ♥️

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  58. My June has been a bit crazy! I have so much planned for this summer, just fun things I want to do with the family. I might be overscheduling, we will see if I need to back off some ideas. Lol. We are going up north to TC in August, I am looking forward to it.

    This weather has been spectacular!

    Blackfish City and the Rachel Vincent book both look really good.

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