Friday, June 14, 2019

Sunday Post #302


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Not a lot to report this week. I'm still watching season two of The Rain and Riverdale as well. Some shows are starting to come back to Netflix- Jessica Jones, Dark- so there is definitely some binging in my future! And the first episode of Big Little Lies season two was awesome- you can see my thoughts on it here. In fact I had more fun with that episode than any of the Game of Thrones episodes this season. Also the World Cup is underway and I'm looking forward to seeing some of that.  

I just started The Favorite Daughter- so far so good- and I have a few long awaited books coming up soon. It seems to go like that- I'll have a period where a bunch of books I want are coming out, and then some sparse stretches. Ah well. Oh, and speaking of the World Cup, I saw this article on the "soccer girl" aesthetic. Interesting (and apparently it's soccer girl instead of soccer woman because that's already the accepted term?) Anyway... it's the weekend! Enjoy.

Oh and if you want to read an adorable quick story about a kelp dragon (seriously- it's awesome) go here. It's based on one of the images I linked to below, and it's adorable. And it's only a few paragraphs too.  
     
The Favorite DaughterLimited Wish (Impossible Times, #2) 

Song of the week 


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

You Owe Me a Murder

BOOKISH LINKS 

55 comments:

  1. My dad is watching the World Cup but I don't have much interest in it. Between that and the horse racing, I'm struggling for peace to get reading and blogging done!

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    1. Haha the World Cup is going to cut into my reading time I think. :)

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  2. I haven't been reading much lately. The weather has been nice so I have been walking and biking and napping lol.

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    1. Those things are good- my reading has been WAY down!

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  3. I love the skeleton/zombie artwork. Those are creepy dead dudes! I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. Good grief did I seriously just cry over a kelp dragon and a sweet little girl?????

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  5. Loved the pictures of the dragons or whatever they were coming out of the water.

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  6. I've just started watching Big Little Lies and although I'm only one episode in to season 1 I can tell that it's gonna be good so the fact you've enjoyed the first epsiode of season 2 more than GoT means I know I need to watch (although, we can all agree GoT was a bit of a hot mess towards the end). Honestly not paid attention to the World Cup but loving that women's football is finally being shown on primetime telly because they deserve more recognition.

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    1. Hot mess perfectly describes GoT. And oh my gosh Big Little Lies- even though they changed some things from the book (mainly the setting) I'm loving HBO's version. And I agree!

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  7. Aww I loved that kelp dragon story! It was so adorable. And the art is wonderful as well. I like the one of the boy in the boat a bit better, but I might be biased since I have a little fair haired boy. :)

    Have a great weekend, stay dry!

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    1. The boat one is adorable- I just love that dragon. The caption says it's a pond dragon, I think? Gotta go look. It's awesome.

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  8. Love the kelp dragon story!!! And all the amazing art, too. :) Have a great weekend.

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    1. Such an amazing story. I love feel good stories like that :)

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  9. I am pretty sure I own two Rouda books. Are they good? I mean, something made me buy them, right? It's been a stream of endless releases, but it will start slowing down in the fall, and we can catch our breath.

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  10. Oh, so thrilled to hear season 2 of Big Little Lies has started off strong! Can't wait! :)

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  11. I wondered about the term soccer girl. I never want to offend so that's good to know. I loved the audiobook Big Little Lies. Is that on Netflix? We devoured Good Omens on Prime.

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  12. Yes yes yes, hope you get to read Limited Wish because I'm sooo curious to hear what you think. I couldn't really gush as much as I wanted in my review, because it felt like everything I loved was spoilery, haha!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  13. Did you notice that the lady on the cover of Heads Off at Midnight looks like she wants to be scared, but the laughter is trying to take over?(lol) Netflix definitely has a way of grabbing us doesn't it? I binged on Season 3 of Designated Survivor, then I laughed out loud with stand up from Ali Wong. Later, I moved over to the Firestick to check out Plus One with Jack Quaid. It was a cross between Wedding Crashers and Bridesmaids and was really fun to watch. I went crazy at the library and picked up about 22 books to add the pile I already had at home.(lol) Hope your weekend is going well! Hugs...RO

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  14. My reading has slowed down a little this past week, it's been very busy, even with less hours of work...
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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  15. I have been waiting for new shows to come to netflix so I can binge for the summer, just not sure what I want to watch yet, so many to choose from! lol

    I hope you have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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  16. Hey, Greg! I have The Good Daughter on my wishlist, hoping to get to it this summer. I really liked the artwork called Reflection-- I can imagine some pretty decent flash fiction being done for that one! Have a good week and enjoy your soccer watching.

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  17. Have a nice weekend and happy reading!

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  18. I love how you keep sharing BLACK sails gifs. Makes me want to re-watch it. Have a good week!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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  19. Oh, I need to read Season 2 of The Rain. I'm still catching up on GoT, though, and I mostly only watch TV while I work out, so it'll probably be a long time before I get to it. Ah well.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  20. My husband is busy watching Jessica Jones too Greg! And as you said sometimes we are drowning in books and then ...nothing!

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  21. Yes to Season 2 of Big Little Lies! I have The Favorite Daughter on my TBR also.
    Happy reading and watching.

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  22. Hope you enjoy all your shows that are coming back on. I don't have any that I am in a hurry to watch right now. I just seem to go back and rewatch ones I have already watched. :)

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

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  23. I like the animation with the ambient! πŸš€

    I am going to hop over and read the Kelp Dragon story, thanks for the link. The artwork is adorable. 😊

    Have a wonderful new week! 🌞

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  24. I can't wait to see Jessica Jones. And I finished the first season of Big Little Lies and it was kinda underwhelming to me. But Meryl Streep is tempting me to try the season 2. I hope you have a great week ahead.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  25. We started watching Jessica Jones last night - honestly, I was only half-listening, but so far, so good!

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  26. Really? That's like saying Spider-Boy instead of Spider-Man even though he was in high school when everything started. Just because something is accepted now, doesn't mean it needs to remain that way.

    Jessica Jones!! I can't wait to see how she conflicts with her bestie, haha. Did you see the trailer? When she threw her out of a window? It's going to be great. I've been trying to watch the World Cup, but these kids are driving me bananas. They like to play soccer, but it's asking too much for them to watch it. ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? πŸ’¬

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  27. I haven't written a Sunday Post this week but thought I'd still visit some friendly bloggers ;-)

    I did enjoy the last season of Big Little Lies but haven't started watching season 2; I felt they just wanted to cash in on a success, I wasn't sure where they'd take the characters and my warm fuzzy feeling for it would be corrupted. I'll keep reading your thoughts about it.

    I hope you have a great week and enjoy your reads, Greg.

    Flora.
    @Flora's Musings...

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  28. I need to start watching Big Little Lies! Have a great week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  29. We did watch the US games, they are so good. Looking forward to starting Big Little Lies. Doesn't seem like June with this cool weather! Rode past the GH State Park and there were empty camping spots. That does not happen!

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  30. I've been doing some Netflix watching lately too, after a long period of not really feeling like watching whole movies or shows. That picture of the dragon reflection on the building is so cool!

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  31. You always find the most beautiful art!

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  32. This artwork is amazing. Love the cover of Heads off at Midnight. Hope you have a nice week.

    https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2019/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-june-17.html

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  33. Hope you are enjoying your books and TV. I have added your link to the Linky, I mucked up on that this week!!

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  34. My son is a soccer fan, he’s been watching the World Cup when he can.

    Glad you are enjoying your current book

    Have a great reading week

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  35. I love binging on Netflix shows! It's awesome that you have so many of your shows coming back on! Have a wonderful week Greg :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  36. Ah, the Kelp Dragon was lovely!

    I have no time for the world cup although it's nice that women's football (sport in general) is getting so much love!

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  37. Sooooo rainy here. I've hardly been outside at all! I haven't been watching the World Cup but I'm glad to see some good series starting (or starting back): Big Little Lies, and the SHO one with Kevin Bacon looks good too. My favorite image for the week is Arcane places

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  38. I am loving Big Little Lies, too...and The Favorite Daughter is on my list.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  39. I should give Big Little Lies, The Rain and Riverdale another try when I'm done binging on Queen of the South and the Outlander :) UGH don;t get me started on Game of Thrones!LOL

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  40. looks like i'm missing some good stuff on netflix, but i got a deal for ten bucks for a year of hulu and lovin' it. also, family was down and they have amazon prime, so they hooked me up with that. for how long i don't know, but i am lovin' that too. don't think i've ever watched so many movies in my whole life. thanks for dropping in
    sherry @ Sunday Memes

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  41. How is S2 of the Rain? I enjoyed S1 but totally forgot about this this weekend when I was looking for something to watch.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  42. I still need to start watching season 2 of Big Little Lies. I sat down to watch episode 1 the other day but got distracted by the Women's Soccer World Cup and forgot about it, lol.

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  43. That soccer article was super interesting! I have always known the soccer girl look but never really named it before haha ( I was a softball girl though I never managed to master the effortless and comfy but still super cute look πŸ˜‚ ) Also I loved the kelp dragon story and picture <3

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  44. Oh my gosh the kelp dragon is super cute!! (But I'm a sucker for most dragons!) I'll check your link out. Thanks Greg.

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  45. I don't have much to report except running at top speed to work on moving. I hope you are having a more relaxed and cooler week!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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