Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sunday Post #255


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Summer is rolling on here in the north. How was everyone's week? Mine was pretty good, I finally finished Blackfish City (!!!) and rolled right into The Lies They Tell. I'm happy to report that the reading has resumed to a satisfactory level. It's raining as I write this and I'm going to open a window and let the night air in, enjoy the breeze- listen to wind chimes and the gently falling rain- it's midsummer and that means warm summer nights and fireflies. The sound of rain dripping from the leaves... I hope you are having a good weekend.    

This past week I posted the first two Kamandi Challenge posts. And my Nancy Drew/ Hardy Boys Tag will be up on Monday. Other than that I reviewed Blackfish City and The Lies They Tell should be next week? I also wrote some flash fiction- this one's called The Escape and is based on this image- it should be up on Wednesday.      

Movies That Suck this past week was supposed to be Edge of Seventeen but I didn't get it done in time. Maybe just as well. Clearly I am not picking out bad movies. But there may be some relief on the way as I have Big Trouble in Little china coming up- that definitely qualifies- and thanks to Stormi for that suggestion! This week, though, will be Day of the Triffids. Yes, plant creatures that kill. What's not to love?     
   
The Lies They TellStrange New World (Brave New Girl, #2)Blackfish City

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PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS

Survive the Night

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This is a cool video about a woman who wakes up on a fog- shrouded shore... but her reality begins to merge with another as well? 



Under the water by fly10

Dream 

dream by fly10 

I've shared this one before but I love it- this would make a fabulous story prompt. 

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scifiseries:
““Fuck The Police” - Art by Stan Blackett
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Cyberpunk Art



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Neon Dragon - Nigel Quarless

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80 comments:

  1. The crickets have already started chirping here, which used to be my signal that summer is winding down. Seems to me they are about three weeks early? At least two; I wonder what that means? 😦

    I'll be on the lookout for the Flash Fiction. ✒

    I have Awake bookmarked for later. 👍

    The white dragon image reminds me of the River Spirit in Spirited Away. 🐉

    I hope your reading continues to be on par and you have a wonderful new week. 🌞

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    1. Noooo not the end... actually last week I was pining for fall so I guess I'm wishy-washy. I could use a break from the heat though... summer nights, on the other hand, are sublime.

      Thanks!

      I haven't seen that but I'll take look!

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  2. I love opening the windows and letting the breeze come in. Looks like this weekend will be a little cooler, so that's nice! Happy reading, Greg!

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    1. It is cooler this weekend, and I agree!!

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  3. I've been sleeping with the window open for weeks now but I only do that with a mesh bug screen across it to deter moths and especially spiders! *shudders* It is cooler here thankfully so I hope summer is finished!

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    1. I won't miss summer, even though I like cool summer nights! And yes bug screens are good- don't they understand they belong outside??

      Hope you're having a great week

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  4. It has been nice here in Iowa too. I am looking forward to your Nancy Drew post!

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    1. Thanks, should be up Monday and glad that it's nice there also!

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  5. I love rain in summer. It makes everything less hot and awful. I like those drowning woman pictures. They’re beautifully creepy. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I do too. and yes cooldowns are a nice bonus! And yes aren't they ???

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  6. There's nothing better than sleeping with the windows open, listening to the rain. Unfortunately, it only rains in California a few times a year so I don't get to do that very often! Looking forward to The Day of the Triffids😁

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    1. I agree! LAst night was so nice. Soft rain, cool... I could get used to that! Day of the Triffids was, um, fun to watch!

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  7. Liking the cyberpunk art. Got me looking up some cyberpunk fiction to read. Happy reading ;-)

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    1. I like cyberpunk, but weirdly I don't read a lot of it???

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  8. OOOH how's The Lies They Tell so far??? It looks really intriguing. And it's usually scorching hot in my country, but I love keeping the window open during the rainy season. ♥

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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    1. Lies They Tell was the BOMB. I really liked it. Okay it's got YA tropes goin on and some cringey moments, but generally I liked it lots!

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  9. Seeing your old school covers has me hunting for a few, and found an Alfred Hitchcock Mystery book from the 80's. Glad the reading is getting back o where you wanted it to be, and that cool air at night sounds fabulous. Sure hope your weekend is going well! Hugs...RO

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    1. Yay! I love finding old school stuff. Hope your weekend good too, and yes is summer night air fabulous or what???

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  10. Wait, Nancy Drew/ Hardy Boys Tag? I can't wait to see that.

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    1. Yes, I had fun putting it together- hope you enjoy it, it should be up Monday :)

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  11. These illustrations are so beautiful! I'm glad you had a great week!

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  12. Yay for finally finishing Blackfish City. Love when there's a good rain storm. I'm hooping we get a good one this week :)

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  13. Sounds like you had a good week! Hope the coming week is a good one too!

    My post is here.

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  14. Under the Water is absolutely beautiful. I'm still anxious to hear what you think about Survive the Night. I remember Big Trouble in Little China - it was bad date night when I was in high school. I don't know that I need to remember that :) Have a good week Greg!

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    1. I like that one too. And Survive the Night I STILL haven't read- but soon! I got so sidetracked with the one that was holding me up...

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  15. It's raining here too, pouring actually, so definitely a good day for reading and blog hopping. I can't wait to see what you think of The Lies They Tell. That one has been on my radar for a while now. Have a great week!

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    1. It's been raining here the last few days- on and off. I love a good rain The Lies They Tell was quite good

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  16. Ah, Blackfish City hah. At least I DID find out why the town name was... that. Because it is a real place! And so far that's the only interesting thing that has happened bwhahah. Glad that Lies They Tell was good at least! And really, who can blame you for not picking movies that are super terrible? Because you have to sit through them!

    Love the pictures underwater, they are so peaceful and calming! The one of the girl's face not being on... not so much. That one picture reminds me of Octavia, Idk why. Also, I burst out laughing at the cover for Murder One- that face she was making, it cracked me up and I am not even sure why but it did.

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    1. Murder One cracked me up. And for some reason I looked at that one and then the thumbnail pic for the Dorothy video, and thought the lips went well together? Either that or I'm losing it. :)

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  17. Yay, you finished Blackfish City! And awesome choices of art pieces this week. The cyberpunk paintings are always my fave.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  18. Glad to know you are happy with your reading and enjoying the summer! Ahhh summer rain, nights and... even fireflies! I love everything about summer! The sound of rain is oe of the best sounds on earth!

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  19. oh sorry I didn't realized I was using my daughter's profile! That's the unknown above.

    Glad to know you are happy with your reading and enjoying the summer! Ahhh summer rain, nights and... even fireflies! I love everything about summer! The sound of rain is oe of the best sounds on earth!

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  20. Greg beautiful art work as per usual. Looking forward to your thoughts on The Lies They Tell.

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

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    1. Thanx! I really liked The Lies They Tell. My review should be up Wednesday.

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  21. I want rain and a cool breeze! We're under a heat advisory instead, lol. I try not to go outside, but sometimes it can't be helped.

    I'm looking forward to your review for Blackfish City! :)

    𑁋 Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. Yeah that heat can be... too much! And ooh you can find my review here http://gregsbookhaven.blogspot.com/2018/07/blackfish-city.html

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  22. I love the sound of the rain at nights it's one of the best sounds. That's why I love Autumn. I love all the images on your post. Have a good week :)

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  23. We have seen a lot of wooly worms here where we live, normally a sign that summer is coming to a close and fall is on its way. *fingers crossed* I am so ready for some cooler temperatures. Enjoy your upcoming week. :)

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  24. We've had a lot of ridiculously warm weather around my part of the world, but I spent yesterday down on the Gulf of Mexico beaches and it was surprisingly cool and breezy. I'm glad you are enjoying summer, and I'm glad your reading mojo has resumed.

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  25. Looks like a good week, Greg. I'm struggling with the heatwave in the UK. We're just not used to it!

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  26. Hope you have fun with Big Trouble in Little China, it's fun but cheesy...lol.

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  27. Some fantastic art! Makes me want to write sci-fi/fantasy!

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  28. Your art is always fabulous - but this week you have excelled yourself - that dragon weaving between the trees... awesome! And we STILL haven't had any rain! Not so much as a drop - I like the heat, but the plants and animals could do with a break... This is England, after all, the land of rain and murk...

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  29. I'm a big fan of Rachel Vincent, so I need to read her new series. The Lies They Tell looks like some creepy goodness too!
    And oh my goodness! That art! Someone needs to write books for each of those ASAP.

    The Infinite Limits of Love

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    1. I know! I would read stories of all of those!!

      I'm starting to really like Rachel Vincent, I've read a couple of her books now and I'm becoming more and more of a fan.

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  30. We hardly get spring here. There's a small window of time when we can actually open our windows before the heat and humidity of summer make it impossible. LOL I've noticed that your Movies That Suck don;t suck, Grag. LOL

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Yes I think I named that feature wrong. :) Altho... I think I have some coming up that qualify. :)

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  31. I haven't watched one episode of Game of Thrones. My brother said it's really good - just haven't gotten a chance to check it out.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Mary my #SundayRoundup #28!

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  32. Plant creatures that kill???? What's not to love indeed Greg! ;-) Thanks once again for the art! Sophie @bewareofthereader

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  33. I am eyeing The Lies They Tell...and I got an ARC of The Lies We Told this week...LOL. Such a trend with the word "lies" in titles lately.

    I loved the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books when I was a kid. There was even a series about the Hardy Boys on a Disney channel when I was a kid...which really ages me, doesn't it? LOL

    Thanks for visiting my blog...and enjoy your week.

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  34. I remember the first time I saw Big Trouble in Little China. It was so dumb, but I couldn't stop watching. lol

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  35. Have a great week! I'm psyched for Big Trouble in Little China. My brother loved that movie when we were kids and I never understood why!

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  36. It hasn't been cool enough here to open the windows at night. Not yet, anyway. Not to mention mosquitoes, which always seem to find a way to get through (or around) the screens. But I'm looking forward to cool summer nights when I visit my folks next month. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and I'm glad your reading has picked up again!

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  37. That first cyberpunk image looks like it might be Cyberpunk 77 the new game the developer that did The Witcher series is working on.

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  38. Ha, if I open the window, it just lets hot air and bugs in lol. Glad you're getting some good reading in!

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  39. Rainy days are good reading days. That is what I am getting this week with 80s instead of 90s. Anne - Books of My Heart

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  40. Survive the Night looks cool.

    it is so humid here right now that my front door nob is dripping. lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  41. I'm curious about Survive the Night. And I'm glad that your reading is back to a satisfactory level. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  42. Glad to hear your reading has improved this week! I loved Day of the Triffids as a kid, so I'm really looking forward to your recap :)

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  43. Nice you are into your reading. You paint a lovely picture of the rain and the evening. I love it.

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  44. I'm jealous! We haven't had any summer storms yet. :( I love them. Enjoy your reading. Glad you're finally able to move on from BlackFish City. :D

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  45. We have had days of rain and cooler temperatures. Yay! I love the tree image near the end. Now I'm not sure if it's good or bad that I haven't yet gotten to BlackFish City!

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  46. I need to get to The Lies They Tell soon! I've been hearing such great things!

    Erica | Erica Robyn Reads

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  47. Great sci-fi images this week! I need to check out Strange New World, just from seeing that cover.

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  48. I love a rainy midsummer eve - and fireflies! Did you know that there are rare synchronous fireflies in spots in the US? Lol. Nerd fact of the day, I guess. We are hoping to take Wyatt to see them when he gets older.

    The Lies They Tell looks awesome!

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  49. I wish we could have some rain. It sounds so nice!!!

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  50. Your weather sounds great. We have had threats of rain but little actual rain and could use some. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  51. Love the Murder One cover - so retro.
    Lynn :D

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  52. Love the pics that are dark with just a pop of color thrown in. Also really like the white fantasy art.

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  53. Loved listening to the rain these last few days. I think the warm weather is coming back this week. Glad it was a good week of reading.

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  54. I've been trying to get my kids to watch Big Trouble in Little China, but they aren't interested. :(

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  55. Glad that you're getting out of your slump! It's been super hot here, too! I also got to watch a couple of movies that I've been wanting to see!

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  56. It's been rain rain rain here! I like rain but not when I have to walk through it. I love that Dream artwork. 😍 Happy reading, Greg!

    Have a lovely day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  57. It's been a while since I've stopped by for one of these posts and I still love the images at the end just as much as always. Loving those dragon images!

    So jealous of the rain you're having! Still stuck in the heatwave here and I'm just waiting for the heat to break and for a couple of summer storms and rain to roll in just to freshen things up a bit. Also, there's nothing better than keeping the windows open when it's raining in letting a breeze in the house and reading a good book. The sound of rain in summer is just so relaxing. Glad yo hear you're reading is back on track too. Hope you have a good week.

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  58. If you could send some rain down here that'd be okay. Actually never mind - because that'd just increase the humidity and I'm about done with that! You have been picking a lot of good movies for your bad movies! I'll be curious to see what you think of Big Trouble in Little China. I listened to a podcast making fun of it - either Read it and Weep (not as good as it used to be) or How Did This Get Made (soooo funny) - and remember enjoying the episode though I've never seen the movie.
    You asked about the schools here being air conditioned on my Sunday Post. Everything is air conditioned here. We typically have temperatures in the 90s from April to October so air conditioning is top priority here. Even when I was in school it was air conditioned and had been for some time. Now our heating systems are a whole other story...
    Have a great week!

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  59. Rain?! You got rain? I'm desperate to see some rain. We've had so very little over the past couple of months that it's completely unheard of here in the UK. It's so hot... I'm dreaming of thunderstorms!

    Have a great week!

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  60. I'm going to be honest - Big Trouble in Little China is one of my favorite Kurt Russell movies. It may be silly but it's a lot of fun. :D

    Check out my TTT and my current giveaway

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