Friday, October 5, 2018

Sunday Post #266


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 the big news this week is I signed up for The Bookish Games. You can find out all about it here- the book inspiration for this version is Vicious, and it starts this weekend! This will be my first time playing- I understand it gets quite intense. 


  
I've always loved games. RPG's, online games, console stuff (although I've never had a console- can you believe it?). Well I have a Wii U but that's it. I've even thought of creating a Choose Your Own adventure style game on the blog- crazy, right?- where people could pick a few roles and sorta adventure together. But there's lotsa logistics, naturally! Anyway, I'm stoked for The Bookish Games and maybe I'll even survive Day 1! 

Total Recall is coming for Movies That Suck and this past week I shared my Favorite SF Tropes, as well as a discussion on Gods of Game of Thrones. This week I've got a new post on Monday called Book Beginnings, where I'll share some of my favorite opening passages, and will also discuss Game of Thrones and warging. 
      
An Unwanted GuestEchoes 

Song of the week 



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

1954 - Bantam 1271 _ Mitchell Hooks

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Strange New World (Brave New Girl, #2)

BOOKISH LINKS

81 comments:

  1. These illusration are so beautiful and funny the Harley Quionn video! Have a great weekend!

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  2. The Bookish Games sounds fun and pretty intense, and glad you're able to join in. I've seen Total Recall, and looking forward to your thoughts. Happy Weekend and Hugs...RO

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  3. I look forward to your Total Recall post because I have seen that movie and don't remember it sucking lol.

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  4. Stay for a bite pic = Me in university hahaha.

    I love that secret hideout pic. It's exactly the kind of place I want to be.

    Which version of Total Recall are you doing? Because, honestly, they both suck lol.

    Good luck with The Bookish Games and have fun! :D

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    1. Ha ha thanks Ceri! And the older Total Recall- cause how could I not? :)

      I love that pic too- I just want to peer through that telescope! And lol about university

      Thanks!

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  5. I remember the Bookish Games, but I never really understood what was happening. I think it's one of those things you have to participate in to have fun. Hopefully you can let us know what's going on so we can vicariously enjoy it!

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    1. I didn't either- and maybe don't still? Ha we'll see how I do

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  6. Haven't heard of The Bookish Games I'm afraid!

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  7. The Bookish Games sounds wild. I hope you survive to play for a while. LOL Great pics too. Especially those mermaids!

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  8. RPGs are my jam! I used to play the x-Box a lot, and I had a Supernintendo (did I spell that right?) growing up. I miss the old games like Donkey Kong and Mario Kart.

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    1. I love Rpg's. And I've never had an X-box! But yes I love all the Nintendo stuff- I want to play Call of Wild. :)

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  9. I've never had a gaming console either. My daughter has one and she even tried to get me to play a few of the games but I'm just not into it.

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    1. I don't like consoles nearly as much as a good PC game or online game. :)

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  10. Have fun with the Bookish Games! I like games, so I might have to check it out.

    I like that secret hideout artwork!

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  11. I've never heard of The Bookish Games, but that sounds cool! I'll go check it out. Ooh gorgeous Sleepy Hollow art! And I want that attic, it looks so cozy! I also love the UFO one, great art and an interesting idea.

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    1. I had not either until recently. Well I remember a hubbub a couple years ago but they've been on hiatus? That attic is awesome. Now I have to just SURVIVE

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  12. How do you always find the most amazing pictures!? I loooove the one with the boat and the submerged Statue of Liberty. Imagine the stories that could be told! The truck one is pretty interesting too. And the Secret Hideout looks like a place where you could hunker down during the apocalypse, and since we'll need those soon... yeah.

    BOOKISH GAMES. I am currently over here waiting for someone to comment. This time zones thing has me all jacked up, especially with everyone being from all over the world! I love how exciting AND nervewracking it is all at the same time!

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    1. With great effort. :) And I liked that too. So spooky! Imagine if water was THAT high!

      The time zones are an issue. They're pretty ahead of this so we may be sleeping while they active but I guess it balances out. I notice everything sloed down last night I kept checking to see if anyone made any late moves. :)

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  13. I dig the Book Beginnings idea, I have tons of favorite first passages to share!

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  14. I've heard about the Bookish Games, so I might peek in and see what it's like, haha. Best of luck to you and hope you survive! I'm very curious on what you thought of Echoes so I'll be looking out for your review. πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€

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    1. Thanks! May the odds be in mt favor lol.

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  15. The Bookish Games sounds like a lot of fun! Good luck surviving the first and the next days :)
    We got my oldest son a Nintendo Switch for his birthday last month, and he loves it - it's small, so he can play while on the move, but it can also be connected to the TV. Needless to say, there's been a lot of Mario carting and Fortnighting around here lately;)
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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    1. Thanks Lexxie, and yes should be fun.

      I want a Switch, they look pretty awesome!

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  16. Enjoy the Bookish Games!

    I had to laugh about Total Recall, I happen to catch it on late one night and I couldn't believe how horrible it was. Movies have come along way since then. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks! And right? I'm not sure how it's aged... :)

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  17. Enjoy the Bookish Games! :-) Have an amazing week!

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  18. The bookish games sounds really fun. It made me think back to assassins in high school. Good luck!

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  19. Good luck on the Bookish Games! And I love this week's illustrations.

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  20. I have zero clue about the Bookish Games, even after reading the post, but if I get a chance I'll look at the other links on their post. How to you get to be a spectator? I am wondering what you have gotten yourself into. Ha ha. πŸ†

    I have been loving the comic every week. πŸ˜‚

    I really think you need to watch some anime movies; again, one of your art images (the scavenger one) reminds me of anime art. 🎏

    Have you ever watched The Blair Witch Project? That would be a good Halloween Movies That Suck. My ex and I were laughing during it. Ha ha. His bass player told us it was the scariest movie he'd ever seen.Too funny. πŸ˜‚

    Have a wonderful week.🌞

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    1. You know, the first time I read the post, I didn't either. I think it's one of those games you learn by playing? And to be a spectator I think you just email the mods and they add you?

      Yay!

      That totally looks like anime!

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  21. I loved the dragon comics, it made chuckle. If only we could all have a pet dragon. Sigh. Good luck on your Bookish games.


    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  22. Bookish games sounds really interesting and I'm looking forward to hearing more about them!
    Jen Ryland Reviews

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    1. Well hopefully next week I'll still be a survivor :)

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  23. Well this week it's your Lady of the Lake who gets my vote Greg! Have fun with your bookish game ;-) Sophie @bewareofthereader

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  24. I must check out this Bookish Games thing and see what it's all about...lol. Hope you have fun with it! Great art as always! I wish I was as talented as those people are!

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  25. I just skimmed through the Bookish Games posts and good gravy I was so confused! lol I hope you enjoy playing. Make sure to keep us updated with how you do.

    Sleepy Hollow image might be my favorite. I do love that headless guy!

    I hope you have an amazing week Greg! Happy Reading! :)

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    1. I too- the first time I read it I was like oy.

      That Sleepy Hollow pic is the BEST!

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  26. Some amazing pics here Greg, I love the Secret Hideout one! I'd love to see your own 'make your game via a blog' MAKE IT HAPPEN! LOL

    I played the Sunday Meme today, too. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Ha ha I'd love to, but I don't know if people would play- and I love that hideout too!

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  27. I love the pictures this week. The Statue of Liberty. Ughh imagine. I can not wait for the Total Recall post. OMG, you make me laugh so much. I can't wait till you get to the boob part. Have you seen it? I love Arnie tho so. Have a great day!

    Mary

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  28. I used to love RPGs as long as no one jumped out and shot at me. I never handled games where people jumped out at you! Good luck in your Bookish Games!

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  29. Love the dragon cartoon. I wouldn't mind be able to do that - especially lately lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  30. I will check out the Vicious. I love the dragon cartoon! The three books you showcased all screamed read me! Hope your week is fantastic!

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  31. I love that Secret Hideout...and the Pub.

    Enjoy your games...and any books on your stacks this week. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  32. haha good luck with the bookish games :d sounds fun!
    Loving the halloween mood :D looking forward to reading some creepy stuff myself this October again

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  33. Good luck with the Bookish Games, sounds interesting. Lovely pictures, I really like the mermaids. Thanks!

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  34. Hope you are still enjoying Bookish Games, I had a peek to see what they were all about. Involved and busy I'd say, having to be on the alert. I wonder are you a good or bad guy!!

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  35. Fabulous art! And good luck on your Bookish Games adventures. :)

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  36. That dragon comic. Lol. Hilarious. Have fun in the Bookish Games!

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  37. Bookish Games sounds confusing and intense, I hope you have fun!

    Have a great week!

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  38. Yes! More mermaid and underwater art, I love them, keep it coming! And can't wait to see your breakdown of Total Recall!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  39. The Bookish Games sound interesting. I've never heard about them before.
    I'm loving the mermaid art. ;)
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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  40. Am off to check out the Bookish Games, it sounds sooo cool! I love the art you've posted Greg, they're gorgeous!

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  41. I haven't heard about the Bookish Games but it sounds fun and intense? I hope you enjoy iy. And all these pictures are so beautiful.

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  42. Good luck in the Bookish Games! Love the secret hideout graphic. Wish I had one of those. :) Looking forward to the Total Recall post. Hopefully it’s the original (with Ah-nuld) since that’s the one I’ve seen. Should be fun!

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  43. I have not heard of the Bookish Games! Have fun and try to survive!

    I love the Secret Hideout - very cool. And the Statue of Liberty underwater is eerie - kind of a haunting image.

    Enjoy your week!

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  44. Good Luck with the Bookish Games!!

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  45. Have fun with the Bookish Games. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  46. This is the first time I hear about the Bookish Games! I hope you will have tons of fun and that you will survive.

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  47. This is my first time hearing about The Bookish Games! I visited their site and read all about it and still have doubts, but I wish you the best! And as always, beautiful artwork 😍 Deep dream looks ravishing! I have to ask, what is pulp cover?

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  48. I've never heard of The Bookish Games but it sounds awesome! I also need to check out An Unwanted Guest. I really enjoyed her first book! Have a great week!

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  49. I've also never heard of the Bookish Games. If you like drowned New York art, I have a couple books to recommend: The Ward by Jordana Frankel and Depth by Lev AC Rosen. My weekly update

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  50. The images you featured are amazing as always! I can't wait to see your review for Strange New World :)

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  51. The Bookish Games sounds like fun. Good luck with it!

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  52. Oh The Bookish Games sounds so much fun! Vicious! yes! good luck keep us posted! And YES for Total Recall! Not that I'm old enough to have watched the first one but I heard is good (HAHAHA what a fake I am! LOL)

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  53. The Bookish Games sound like a lot of fun! I hope you go the distance! I hope you are enjoying your current reads. An Unwanted Guest sounds good. I like that hide out!

    I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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  54. I'm loving the pictures this week! Good luck with The Bookish Games. :)

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