Saturday, February 2, 2019

Sunday Post #283

  


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 
  
It is snowpocalypse here! We've had terrible weather all week- subzero wind chills, blowing snow, and schools were off all week. And my cat decided to leap into the snow. In his defense I don't think he knew what he was in for. I had the front door open, admiring the snow drift where my porch used to be (and perhaps wondering if there was book mail buried therein) when he decided to go out. And promptly sunk from view into the snow.     

charlie brown snow GIF by Peanuts

The Bookish Games have been a trip. Day Two ended with 3 kills- yes 3 people were eliminated all at once. Craziness. There is a very real possibility that there are only one or a few Townies left- and I can imagine the mafia and/ or the cultists circling them hungrily like piranhas. If you want to follow the chaos you can join the Twitter fun at @bookishgames.  

This past week I posted a discussion- Do Werewolves Need A Pack?- and also reviewed the Thunderbolts Ultimate Collection graphic novel. And I have a review for Here and Now and Then this week.  
      
Two Can Keep a SecretRebel (The Extinction Trials, #3)Watching YouWatcher in the Woods (Rockton, #4)

Song of the week 



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Image result for high heel homicide cover

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

11 - The Gondwana ShrineThe Survivors Vol. 4Aldebaran Vol. 3: The CreatureGolden City Vol. 1: Wreck RaidersGolden City Vol. 2: Banks vs. Banks

BOOKISH LINKS 

68 comments:

  1. We've seen one night of snow this winter and it melted by the next afternoon. We don't get a lot of it in my part of Scotland. I don't mind it if I don't have to go out in it!

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    1. One night?? Wow I would take that! What's the housing market like in Scotland these days lol? I could use a winter with a little less snow TBH. Have a great week!

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  2. Thankfully it seems our snow came to an end and we just had brutally cold weather! Though we get a break this weekend! Our temps are reaching 60! Hope you enjoy your new reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. 60!?! Wow that sounds awesome. and all this would melt. :)

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  3. Oh your poor cat!!! I can't imagine the weather you are having. I am just mad it's cold where I am. I can't deal with snow. Love all the pics! Have a great week!

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    1. Ha ha he was in for a surprise. He practically LEVITATED out of the snow and back in!

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  4. We had cold and snowy weather too. I had to literally push my dogs out the door to do their business lol. Hope you get a chance to read Watching You soon.

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    1. Yeah I don't think I'd want to go either haha!

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  5. Ha, that High Heel Homicide title/cover are classic!

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  6. Gotta admit that I'm pretty impressed by High Heel Homicide.(lol) The title, the cover and the cost all grabbed my attention equally, and reminds me how books are always entertaining. I saw on the news all week about the snow, and a friend in Chicago was really going through it. Reminded me of when I lived in ND while in the Air Force. We're preparing for a heat wave in the 60's and 70's here in NC, and with the Sir Wally the Groundhog telling us an early Spring is coming, it seems Winter is pretty much done here. Still I wish you can send about 3 inches here and no ice, please.(lol) Happy Saturday and Hugs Gorgeous Greg! RO

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    1. Right? The tagline KILLED me (see what I did there?) And oh I am so jealous of your weather Rocking Ro! I'll send you snow if you send me some sun!!

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  7. I wish we had snow, then maybe I could have a few days off work! We have a ton of rain right now, which is good for California but sort of a pain๐Ÿ˜

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    1. I could spare some?!? And yeah rain but if you need it then at least you're not sliding off the roads like everyone here :)

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  8. As much as I adore the idea of snow the snowpocalypse you're describing sounds terrible! Unless you can stay inside and have enough food to last you until it calms down. Awesome images as always!

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    1. It is terrible! Highways closed and cars sliding all over. I think snow in theory is much better than in practice! Or better yet how about a little just to be pretty but clear roads???

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  9. I have the best picture in my head of your cat leaping into the snow. Lololol. The poor thing. Glad you survived the polar vortex! That was some nasty weather.

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    1. Oh my and trust me that mental image probably doesn't do it justice. He just wasn't ready for THAT drift.

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  10. We had some pretty low temps here in NJ also. My daughters school was closed on Thursday because it was like -20. Weather is just crazy. Heard you all got some really heavy snow. I bet your cat wont be doing that again any time soon! lol

    Love the interior images. I always loved pictures of house layouts like that, especially gaming layouts.

    Have a wonderful week, Greg! Happy Reading! :)

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    1. My cat won't go near the outside now lol when I open the door. Not to mention it feels like Antarctica when you DO open the door.

      I am loving some of that pixel and interior art!

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  11. I love that your cat jumped into the snow! I don't think ours would even consider it. They stay away from all the doors as a general rule, with the exception of the new kitty my son brought home. He's young, obnoxious, and gave me many reasons to buy a squirt bottle. I've been spritzing him when he gets into cabinets (he's been chewing bags of food open), when he aggravates the other two (my older ladies), and when he tries to spring for freedom outside. I don't know what he think's he'll find out there. Coyotes? Stray cats? HIS DEATH?

    My son really wants it to snow here, but Texas is sadly snow free. I'm not sure we'd want to be in a blizzard or anything, but a few inches wouldn't be too bad, right? I know snow is probably a headache in reality, but it looks pretty. ;)

    Yes! Two Can Keep a Secret! I cannot wait to see what you think of that one. Also, Lourdes. I just recalled that name from the book, but I honestly don't know what happened to that thread. Let me know if you remember. <3

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? ๐Ÿ’ฌ

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    1. Oh squirt bottles are the best for obnoxious feline control. I love how they see it coming and bolt for the hideyplaces. And haha right they have no idea what horrors await them on the outside. Not once they're coddled inside cats. :)

      Snow is pretty, and a few inches are fine. Texas heat would kill me, but this... ugh.

      And ooh now you have me SUPER curious!!

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    2. My kitten loves the squirt bottle. She loves climbing into sinks and turning taps on. She loves trying to climb into the shower. She's an absolute weirdo.
      Oh and the snow? She ROLLED IN IT! She's long-haired (a Maine Coon cross) so she has lots of layers of fur and long fur between her pads but I still considered her behaviour a little perverse for a cat, lol.
      Thankfully, she didn't stay out too long (and watching her was amusing) but getting her dry wasn't fun. :/

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  12. Schools were only closed here on Wednesday, but They were closed all week in MN too, for the most part. The high here is supposed to be 50 today and 56 tomorrow, go figure. It feels much colder because it is also fog and cloudy and dreary-looking.

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    1. I would take 50. Fog tho. I couldn't believe school was closed all WEEK, but they had no choice...

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  13. Wow! My condolences on the weather. Schools closed all week. That's crazy. It was cold here, but no real snow. At least you had fun with the bookish games.

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  14. Oh no, your poor cat. lol
    I loved the bouncy birds.

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  15. Did you feel like you were living in the People of the Snow Tree image, ha ha? Your cat made me chuckle. We had super low temps with -37°F windchill, but we were lucky and didn't get much more snow. Everyone in the Midwest has been saying on Facebook that the vortex lifted on Thursday, but it's still freezing here. We are supposed to get up to 30° tomorrow, though. Heat Wave! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

    Thanks for the ambient, and I'm going to hop on Twitter to watch The Bookish Games. ๐Ÿ‘✨

    Have a wonderful new week. ๐ŸŒž

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  16. The Bookish Games? I’m intrigued! I’m betting your cat will not be repeating that leap into the snow soon. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Some lovely art there - whose work is the Robert E Howard painting? It looks rather Frank Frazetta. I’ve read that story, actually.

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  17. Bad weather here too, though we are supposed to get a nice rebound of up to 50 degrees this week, but everything has been so erratic so who knows! I'm pretty sick of the snow and the cold at this point too, maybe that's why I love all the green-housey pics you've chosen!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  18. Haha, poor kitty. My dog loves snow and happily buries herself in it. I hope you enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  19. That cold weather going on sounds scary! And oh no, poor kitty! The snow tree are is so pretty, and I love the dog-robot interaction, haha. Stay warm!

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  20. I am sorry to hear about your poor weather. It has been raining since morning so the perfect time to have a coffee and read, which is what I am going to do in a bit.


    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  21. Uhh I do kind of miss snow haha. Here it's constant rain and it just always soaks through and I don't know. I'm tired of it. Enjoy your weekend!

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  22. Some great illustrations like always! Happy reading and have a great week!

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  23. We basically have weather like that every winter xD well okay... subzero F is more like occasional, but 10F is pretty usual for where I live. And lots of snow. I don't enjoy it much though, I have to say xD

    Oh wow, thanks for linking those infographs, they are amazing :O

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  24. You had me laughing out loud Greg! I recall when I had a cat and it snowed he moved in the snow like he was swimming the crawl! But we had nothing as impressive as you have that he really sunk! Now I can't get that visual out of my head. Going to read your post on the werewolves now! Stay safe and warm. Sophie @bewarreofthereader

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  25. Stay warm during the snowpocalypse! Aww the cat must have been in shock.
    Enjoy your week and lol about High Heel Homicide, that's a great title.

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  26. We had some cold weather this week, but no snow! It was a little disappointing.

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  27. Oh poor cat! I bet that was quite the experience for him! We were supposed to get snow Tuesday (our version - around 2 inches) but it didn't happen. All the kids were so disappointed! Stay warm! Have a great week!

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  28. A whole week off of school? I guess that is good and bad. They add the days in to make up for it at the end of the year right? That sucks. Your poor cat!

    Loved Watcher in the Woods! I can't get enough of that series! I'm on hold for a library audio of Watching You. Hope it's good. Stay warm, Greg!

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  29. Lots of snow can be fun. Enjoy it and being cozy indoors with a book ;-)

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  30. Great images! I like Sleepy Cat and People of the Snow Tree.

    Did you find buried bookish mail?

    Enjoy your week, and stay warm. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  31. It was pretty awesome getting unexpected days off, but man was it cold. Good luck in the games. Lol about your cat, hope s/he's ok. Happy reading!

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  32. I am so sorry for the snow. I wished I could have seen your cat :)) What was his reaction when he finally escaped the white hell? Gorgeous art, by the way! It's been raining non stop in my neck of the woods since Thursday and I am keeping my fingers crossed for some sun and warm weather this week. Happy reading and have a great week!

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  33. I've heard that your part of the world had been engulfed in bitterly cold Arctic conditions - I'm so sorry to hear it and hope that you are able to stay warm:(. Love the bouncy birds! Let's hope the weather improves in the coming week!

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  34. Your poor kitty! I hope it warms up for you soon. It's crazy that school was cancelled for the whole week. Love the art! Have a great week!

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  35. It was crazy cold here. We got snow on Friday morning, but not a whole lot. Regardless, we were out of school Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday! I loved it!

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  36. Ha!! I wish you had a video of your cat! It must have been really bad there. I hope you have a better weather week this week. We got zero snow. :(

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  37. Man, I wish I had some snow where I live. Hope you have a great week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  38. HA at least the cat came back of its own volition and you didn't have to like, rescue it from a snow pile. As much as I hated the cold and such, it is going to be SO hard to have a full work week- even though it'll be a lot warmer.

    It's funny because compared to here (and there, I am sure!) the "Snow Tree" looks downright pathetic- like you call that "snow", Snow Tree People? Please. (But it IS pretty!) Also, did "fluffy thing" straight up JUMP to his owner? Because... wow. Idk if he made it. I want to start reading some of those graphic novel series, but UGH I am drowning in review books. Why exactly do I do this to myself?

    And YAY there is me, dead Jaha! I mean. I'd say that I am sad to be dead, but I am not, because if I were playing and everyone was so inactive... well, let's be real, I wouldn't shut up and I'd end up dead anyway.

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  39. Your poor cat! I am glad your cat is okay. What a shock that must have been. I hope you are all staying as warm as possible. We've had nonstop rain the past couple days along with a chilling wind, but nothing like what you've had to endure. I enjoyed your discussion post and the comments about werewolf packs quite a bit, Greg. I tend to use the terms werewolf and shapeshifter interchangeably, but I really mean shapeshifter more often than not. The sleepy cat in the Sleepy Cat artwork looks so comfortable and warm. I wish I could join him. I hope you have a great week, Greg.

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  40. I love the Sleepy Cat pic. Makes me want to curl up with the kitty and read a book. Our piles of snow are now being covered with icy rain. Spring, where are you?

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  41. Oh, I'm so sorry about the weather! That sounds awful! Watching You just sounds so good! I definitely need to check that out soon. Have a great week!

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  42. Great looking new reads, Greg. And I'm loving the pics this week. When I lived up north my dog loved the snow. Je'd dive in and tunnel around the yard. Looked like giant mole trails. LOL Stay safe and toasty:)

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  43. I saw you photo on Instagram of all that huge snow and your cat sunk in it. That was a big whack of snow, hope the cat is no worse for the experience.

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  44. Did your cat survive the pounce in the snow? My weekly update

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  45. Poor kitty! Did he pop back out or did you have to go save him?

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  46. That is how one of my dogs reacted to the snow. She jumped in and was like WTH is this and ran back into the house. She whined at it and when she knew my other two dogs were ok with it, she ran with them. Safety in numbers I guess. Our schools were closed for most of the week for the same reasons. Ughh Have a wonderful week!

    Mary

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  47. That weather was so crazy! I'm glad that is over. And your poor kitty!!! Hope it is ok. :) Mine barely ventured out from under blankets on the couch. Lol. I can't wait for that Kelley Armstrong book. And I love the Sleepy Cat art!!

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  48. We had the cold but keep missing the snow. 3-7 was forecast for overnight. I'd be surprised if we end up with 2. It is warm enough that what we did get is sort of icy. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  49. I've been hearing about this awful weather, I'm lucky to have been home all last week, as we had some minus temperatures for a while, but my cousins who live in Toronto sent me photos and the amount of snow they have is horrendous, they were shovelling away their snow, whereas where I live we don't even own a shovel! Stay warm!

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  50. I feel sorry for you and all the snow and cold but I sure don't want it sneaking it's way down here...lol. Stay warm!

    Stormi

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  51. I WANT SNOW DANGIT! My cat would have freaked out LOL but I would have loved to see that.

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  52. Poor kitty. Bet he is much happier today with most of the snow gone. Looking forward to Watcher in the Woods.

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  53. Awww, your poor cat, lol. Mine likes to tiptoe around outside if it's just a little bit of snow, but I can't even imagine what he would do with a full blown snowpocalypse.

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  54. I have this hilarious image of your cat sinking into the snow in my head. LOL! One of my dogs would do her very best to barely touch the snow while the other one would plow right into it. Animals and snow crack me up!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  55. Well we had a few days of cold but thankfully no snow this time. With all the appointments we have it would be hell rescheduling since the whole town would shut down. We warmed up by the weekend and it's awesome this week, we're actually in the 70s now. I rode the Harley to yoga class today. I even got the 2 cans a week leaf raking done when I got home. I love Kelley Armstrong's Rockton series with all my heart. I hope you enjoy or find other books you think are amazing reads. Anne - Books of My Heart

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