Saturday, August 18, 2018

Sunday Post #259


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews
It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Book Date 
  
So next week is my 5 year blogoversary, more or less. I say more or less because I started this blog in 2012 but then didn't post anything until the following March. So we're just going with 5 years! I've been thinking about it and shared my observations in Some Thoughts on Book Blogging. I've really come to appreciate the book blogging community and what a special place it is for all of us who come together to talk books. This week with Top Ten Tuesday I was able to reflect even more on some of the awesome blogger friendships I've made.    

Have you seen the movie Before Sunrise? Imagine spending the night wandering a European city with someone you just met. You have one night before you both have to leave, and you resolve to spend it together, exploring the city. Aria from Buzzfeed wants to recreate the premise, and he has one night left in Vienna. You can see what happens below.

The 100 is over and the long wait begins for the next season- anyone have any thoughts on that finale? Seems to have generated lots of discussion. Twitter kills me.   


Last week I posted the Bookshelf Book Tag and Movies That Suck featured The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. Now that was a movie that sucked. But fun too? This week will be The Golden Voyage of Sinbad- or will it? I may do Sharknado for a switch (and thanks to Suzanne at The Bookish Libra for the suggestion). Which will it be?? I also posted a Mystery Blogger Award tag which was fun (thanks Brittany!) So a pretty good week.    

Strange New World (Brave New Girl, #2)AdriftContagion (Contagion, #1)The Cheerleaders

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73 comments:

  1. I have Contagion on my wishlist at the moment. I enjoyed the Sharknado films for the humour and stupidity plus you see dumb celebrities being eaten which is great!

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  2. I have so many book tags to catch up on!!!! I am excited to do them. I haven't seen the Sinbad movie but I just read this week that Universal Studios in Orlando is taking out their Sindbad attraction. I wonder if they are putting in more Harry Potter stuff. Have a great week!

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    1. I do too! I'm trying to finish them up and get them out before the end of summer... or whenever. :)

      Hmm I wonder.

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  3. Next week would be a good time to do Sharknado because the new one comes out on SyFy on Sunday. I love those old Sinbad movies. How many of them are there?๐Ÿ“บ

    The open wilderness with the abandon fire reminds me of that alien abduction movie, Fire in the Sky. Hey, you should watch that for movies that suck! ๐Ÿ‘ฝ

    I have a lot of back-hopping to do on your blog. I finally got to your Flash Fiction. Two thumbs up.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ There is a site I saw on someone's Twitter that pays for FF stories. I'll DM you the link later today. ✒

    Have a wonderful new week.๐ŸŒž

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    1. There are three Sinbads? And yup I'll probably do all three! Sharknado I want to do this week but I see Amazon doesn't have it to rent, so... I gotta find it. :)

      Thank you, glad you liked it! I want to write more...

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  4. The video with Aria is so cute! Great artwork as usual, I need to check out some of those artists. Have a great weekend, Greg!

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  5. Congrats on 5(ish) years. :) I've never seen Before Sunrise but the video with Aria was so funny and sweet.

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  6. That last one is so pretty! And sad

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    1. Isn't it though? Those were late additions- I just saw 'em yesterday.

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  7. Congratulations on five years of blogging! It seems like many of us started our blogs in the summer time. :-) Beautiful artwork as always. I could lose myself in some of those. This will be another quiet weekend for us. I am not sure what to do with myself. Haha. I have a lot that needs doing, but actually doing it . . . I want to enjoy the down time while I can. Have a great week, Greg.

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    1. Thanks! I hope you have a nice, quiet weekend. :) Those can he helpful- sometimes we just need downtime! Hope it's enjoyable whatever you end up doing! And yes I agree!

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  8. Congrats to the 5 year blogoversary! That's a nice number to reach. I always forget how long I've been blogging, until I look it up. I see you got Strange New World, how is that series? Adrift has a pretty cover. You found some pretty art work for this week's post!

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    1. Thanks Lola! I do that sometimes too. Like it's actually over 5 years but I'm not sure when to actually celebrate- when I started or when I started posting in earnest! So I just say 5 years and go with it!

      Adrift does have such a nice cover. I'm still reading it and it's a tad slow. Strange New World is pretty good, I need to get back to it.

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  9. I think I saw Before Sunrise the year it came out (so, quite a while ago). That clip was cute. It reminds me of the premise for Just One Day. Congratulations on still going strong after 5 years! Here's to many more.

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    1. I saw it too- a long time ago. Liked it but never saw the sequels! And thanks Sam!

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  10. Looking forward to your thoughts on Contagion. A lot of people loved it but I just thought it was all right, for a space horror/drama about an infection - I didn't know if it was just me because I've seen so many movies, games, books, etc. with a similar premise! Also curious what you'll think of Adrift, I want to read that one too.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I'm looking forward to Contagion. Adrift is kind of... boring me? not quite the right word, but I'm hoping Contagon will provide that spark! The premise is very common though! Adrift is actually picking up a bit, but I had to get past the halfway mark, sadly.

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  11. Love the cool artwork! And Happy Blogoversary. :)

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  12. I really hope you enjoy Contagion! I read that one recently and thought it was so so good. Happy reading!

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  13. Happy blogiversary! I love the artwork you chose this week. It’s very rural and mysterious.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  14. 5 years is pretty dang awesome and something to celebrate for sure. Hope you're having a great weekend :)

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  15. Happy 5 years!! Sharknado is a great pick for movies that suck. Have a great week!

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  16. Happy 5 years of blogging, Greg! The blogging community is really amazing. I watched Sharknado and thought it kind of sucked but in an entertaining kind of way. Should be a perfect pick for Movies that Suck! Have a great week!

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  17. CONGRATULATIONS ON 5 YEARS!!!! I love those pictures. They're so breath taking. I wish I had an ounce of artistic skill to paint pictures like those.

    Elle Inked @ Keep on Reading

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  18. Congrats on your 5 years! Even though I started blogging ten years ago, I didn't really connect with anyone or write that many posts until a year later.

    Now I can't imagine life without blogging.

    I do recall that movie Before Sunrise. It was fascinating.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  19. Happy Anniversary! The 100? I am not impressed with the ending. Seriously? Will they have to go to another planet?! On one hand if you are a fan of science fiction, you'll be pleased. I am certainly going to miss Monty and Harper though. Things progressed too fast and how long went by 75 or 150 years? I can't recall. I wish I could cryo sleep for one hundred years and never get old lol. Those girls would make a beautiful book cover illustration
    Jackie's Forget Me Not Weekend Post

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  20. Congrats on 5 years, Greg! Love the Astrologer's Room and the Flying Lanterns. Hope you enjoy Survive the Night! :)

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  21. Oh wow, that is such an amazing milestone, Greg! I'm glad that I am able to help you celebrate it, that's fantastic. *g*

    I really do need to get back to catching up with The 100, it has absolutely been so long that I can't remember where I left off. That's kinda sad, huh?! I actually started watching Impulse, thanks to you. I didn't realize I needed another Sci-Fi show in my life, apparently. LOL. And Before Sunrise looks like it's going to be really cute, I might have to check that out too.

    I've been wanting to read Cheerleader's, it looks like it's going to be a pretty good book. I've heard mostly good stuff about it, so I'm definitely looking into a Kindle splurge. lol. I am for sure wanting to read Contagion and I really do need to get around to read Brave New World. I am horrid for not having done that yet.

    If you get the chance, come by my blog and check out my Sunday Post Ramblings post.
    Suz @ Bookish Revelations

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  22. yay for your 5 years! it's great! Many more to come!

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  23. I need to catch up with The 100! Probably won't happen until my mum heads home but I've heard S5 was a doozy!

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  24. Happy Blogoversary, Greg! I think I've been in and out of blogging for about 6 years, but I did take off chunks of time when moving or ill, etc so I don't bother counting anymore :)

    I love the artwork, as usual. Do you do flash fiction with them? Some of them seem to inspire a story just waiting to happen. Have a good week.

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  25. Happy Blog-Birthday, Greg! We started about the same time! :) I think all the best people started that year ;)

    Sharknado doesn't suck! It's the best worst movie ever! I am upset I will miss the last one tonight because Summer Slam will be on and I know that will suck in a it just sucks, kind of way. I almost would be willing to skip Summer Slam and just watch Sharknado! :) Ok I'm rambling now.

    Your thoughts on book blogging post was fantastic. I had read it but wasn't able to comment so I figured I would do it here. It did make me appreciate book blogging more, my hiatus was an eye opener and I found myself realizing I love blogging to the point I can't see not doing it yet. That really was a great post! :)

    Have a great week, Greg! Missed visiting your blog! Happy Reading!

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  26. Your blog is always fun to see, Greg! Happy 5 year Blogoversary!

    I haven't blogged too much sometimes in the past few months plus not visiting blogs very much, but now that school is starting for all the kids out there I'm feeling energized...lol! I plan (hope) to blog and comment more in the coming weeks.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  27. Sims is still around? I remember my oldest was into it for awhile Dungeon Boyfriend sounds kinky! Happy Blogoversary! 5 years is a huge milestone.

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  28. Happy blogversary! That's great and yes the blog community is wonderful :)
    I have seen Before Sunrise and the sequel too.
    Twitter kills me too when it comes to my fav shows like The Walking Dead...lol. I can't be on Twitter while watching current episodes because of spoilers, but I always check after.
    Have a great weekend :)

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  29. Hi Greg! Thanks for the gorgeous art as usual and ...5 years of blogging! Wow. Happy Sunday! Sophie @bewareofthereader

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  30. I had to look up Boyfriend Dungeon because that sounded....weird. i imagined a dungeon filled with dead or captured boyrfriends lol

    The reality is...also weird??!! lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  31. I am really curious about The Cheerleaders! I need to get my hands on that one!

    If you have syfy you can catch all the sharknados today and even the newest and last hopefully. :) I can't make myself watch them but my dad likes them...lol.

    Have a great day and happy reading....and watching!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  32. Oh Sharknado! That movie (and all the sequels!) have such a cult following! It was so bad people embraced it. It is kind of the epitome of so bad its good movies. Happy 5 years!

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  33. 5 years is great. I'm happy I found you through Twitter. I'm enjoying your blog. Speaking of Twitter, I just made my 20,000th Tweet. lol

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  34. Congrats on your blogoversary! 5 years is awesome! Boyfriend Dungeon looks interesting; of course I had to take the quiz and got the Lasersaber, which sounds pretty cool, lol.

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  35. Happy 5th blogoversary, Greg!
    I'm not big on video games, and have never played sims... Boyfriend Dungeon, though? It made me chuckle a little bit. It'll be interesting to hear more about how that's going to work.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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  36. I began blogging in 2012 too and never looked back. It's kept me sane. LOL Started by joining twitter and someone suggested I start a blog. Now look where I am. Surrounded by fellow word lovers and buried under a pile of fabulous books!

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  37. Awww, loved that Aria video. Now I want to visit Vienna. Loved those cobblestone streets. Happy blogoversary!

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  38. I love the film Before Sunrise. Also love the sequels. :D

    I would love to see you do Sharknado. I remember when that had just come out, I thought my friend was joking when he mentioned it. It didn't seem real. Not it's kind of legendary. Haha

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    1. I loved it too! I haven't seen the sequels though, so clearly I have some viewing to do. :)

      I thought Sharknado was a joke at first too. It took me a moment to realize that yes, they actually made that movie! And then there were sequels! Whaaa? lol so yeah I'm totally going to do it. :)

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  39. Happy 5 year Blogoversary, Greg! Boyfriend Dungeon looks interesting, I've never heard of it. Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week ahead.

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  40. Oh, I really like that deserted camp artwork :) I haven't seen Before, Sunrise, but this year I've seen a string of great movies with Ethan Hawke that have made me reconsider my ambivalence towards him. The "Before" trilogy gets rave reviews almost everywhere, so that might be where I venture next :)

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    1. I did too. Something about it... here's this huge fire burning but no one in sight. :) And I really liked Before Sunrise- Ethan Hawke has never been my favorite either- but it's worth seeing. I haven't seen the sequels.

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  41. Oh my gosh, Boyfriend Dungeon looks so weird! I love it! Dating weapons that turn into hot people, haha. I kind of want to back it on Kickstarter, but I don't think I'd like the actual fighting parts of the game, and also I'm saving my money for a different Kickstarter coming up soon. *shrugs* But I got the polearm in the quiz lol.

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    1. Doesn't it though? I saw it and then checked out the Kickstarter and though- this looks pretty good! And ooh the polearm! I love quizzes... :)

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  42. Congrats on reaching the 5-year mark! That is such an impressive milestone. And I completely agree with you about the bookish community. Love it!

    I have somewhat mixed feelings about The 100 season finale. Overall I enjoyed it but I was sad to see some favorite characters leave us though.

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  43. Sinbad. That brings back memories of watching it with my dad and brother on an old VHS copy. My weekly updates

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  44. Happy 5 years of blogging! That's so impressive! :) I am very curious about Cheerleaders. I liked the author's last book. There's a long waiting list for the ebook at the library unfortunately, but I'm excited to pick it up.
    Hope you have a good week, Greg!

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  45. Happy anniversary!! Another great week of art too. :) I'm dying about the Star Wars ambient noise. Who comes up with this stuff?

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  46. Adrift sounds good! And that's some amazing artwork you posted. I love the colors in some of them.

    My Weekly Update

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  47. Congrats on your blogoversary! I really should look to see when I began blogging. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  48. How does one a count blogaversary? Congrats to you! I would be 5 years in November if you count the 4 years I spent on other blogs plus this year on my own blog?

    You always post the most amazing graphics. I hope you get to Rogue Protocol and enjoy it as much as we both think we will. Anne - Books of My Heart

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  49. Congrats on year five! I enjoyed The 100 and look forward to what happens next.

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  50. Congratulations on your blogoversary! Those are some beautiful pictures you posted.

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  51. Congrats on five years! That is awesome!

    Sharknado would be a great choice! I need to watch it still, but my little brother has been telling me to watch it for years. :)

    I got epee too! Lol. Maybe it was my choice of red wine?

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  52. Oh congrats on blogging for so long! I've never seen Sharknado (shocking I know!) You should do it for movies that suck!

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  53. I love the pictures with the planets!!

    Also, congratulation on the blogoversary!

    I watched the entire Before Sunrise trilogy and I really enjoyed it so trying to recreate it in real life sounds like so much fun - unfortunately I am engaged so I guess no Vienna adventures for me. Ha ha!

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  54. Happy Bloggiversary! Oh wow FIVE years! That is amazing Greg! I really really really enjoy your blog so I hope you are around many more years to come!

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  55. I used to love the Sims but I haven't played it in awhile because I tend to fall down the rabbit hole and look up 8 hours later with the entire day just gone! Curious about Boyfriend Dungeon. That's a rather interesting title! I've never seen Sharknado but I'm curious about it! We've been playing a shark game here and my son is obsessed with sharks now and wants to see the Meg. I keep explaining that 1. it's not really for kids and 2. it's completely off the wall fictional but I'm not sure he believes me! Hope you're having a great week!

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  56. Happy blog birthday!!! It's great to have the handful now. :) And love the photos you've shared. :) Have a great week!

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  57. I vote Sharknade. And wow. Five years, that's great Greg! Early congrats.

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