Friday, October 16, 2020


I love fall. The autumn colors, the falling leaves, the chill in the air. Every year I look forward to the cooldown and the changing colors, the yellowing leaves and the golden hues. It's such a magical time of year, and I often find myself wanting to read slightly more mysterious stuff. This is the time of year for a mystery or a spookier read.   

Covid update! My symptoms have mostly disappeared, except for the extreme fatigue that pops up now and again. For example, last weekend I mostly slept! But that's faded as the week progressed- I feel pretty good right now. I still have a lingering cough occasionally, but it's nothing serious. 

The other thing happening are the kittens hanging around. We're not even sure how many- but we keep seeing them.  

Song of the week


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 



BOOKISH LINKS

More walking tours. Tired of these yet? Honestly, my Netflix watching is down because of these. I've been watching these and am seriously starting to recognize places in Tokyo. 

This one is fabulous- such a gorgeous area. 


A ride on a monorail


Sooo many alleys- this one's like a cyberpunk maze!

 

This one is nice at the beginning with the view of Tokyo Tower, and then from 20 mins on 


This is great also! 


Here's a nice cover of Dreams  

68 comments:

  1. Nothing beats the weather this time of year. Glad to hear you are feeling better. The virus seems to hit everyone so differently, but I hope your symptoms continue to taper off. Am I remember right, that you are leaving food for the kittens? That will keep them coming back, though, who doesn't love kittens hanging around.

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    1. Thank you! And yes we have been feeding them. :)

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  2. I am so glad you are feeling better. I hope it all goes away for you and you have no lingering effects of the virus.
    You need to take all those kittens and bring them home to cuddle and love! lol I have been banned from getting anymore (for now) but I can enable others.

    Have a wonderful week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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    1. Thank you! I would love to bring them in but I'm not sure how my existing cats will react!

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  3. Good to hear that your symptoms are going down! That's awesome news.

    I definitely agree on a love for fall colours. Even though I hate being cold, I can't help but appreciate the trees around my house.

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  4. I am glad to hear you have pretty much recovered, hope your health continues to improve! I was away last week so I wasn't able to catch up with my usual blog reading and I must have missed something though, because ooh, what kittens? I want to hear about these kittens!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Thank you! And yeah- we got kittens hanging around! Little stinkers. :)

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  5. Amazing images and these walking tours videos are a real treasure. You gave me the idea to look for videos like those from places around the world. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I love the walking tours! Glad you are enjoying them as well.

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  6. I'm glad you feel better Greg! And I want to know more about the kittens!

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  7. I'm glad you're feeling better, Greg! Hope things continue to progress well :) The way you talk about Fall lowkey makes me jealous of not being in a country with that season.

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    1. Thank you! And aww I wish you could have some fall colors!

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  8. Fall is one of my favorite time of year, too. I just wish it wasn't so short. Glad to hear you're feeling better! Enjoy your weekend. :D

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    1. I love fall. Spooky season but also the colors. You too!

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  9. I am glad you are feeling better, even if really tired at times

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  10. So glad to hear that you are recovering! The fall colors on the drive from MI to FL were beautiful.

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    1. Thanks! I can imagine what a beautiful drive!

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  11. I absolutely love this time of year, especially looking at the leaves. I never get tired of it! So glad to hear you're feeling better!

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  12. Rest if you need it. Glad your feeling better though. I like fall but it only means winter is coming which depresses me...lol

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  13. So glad to hear you are almost 100%! 👏👏👏✨

    Our trees are on the verge of being past prime, so BAZ is going to take me for a walk next week. I hope we get a day without rain. 😯

    Have a wonderful healthy new week! 🌞

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    1. Thanks! I love peak- hope you guys have a great one!

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  14. Glad to hear you seem to be getting better :-) Awww kittens!

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  15. I'm so pleased that you are doing much better Greg. This virus seems to be a bit of a lottery when it comes to how sick you get but it's great news that you're on the mend!

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  16. I'm so happy to hear that you keep getting better, Greg! It's truly a relief.
    Have a wonderful week ahead, and continue getting the rest you need.
    Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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  17. Kittens! Yea!!! Any fluffy white ones? I know it can actually be a bit of a hassle, especially if you don't know how many there are and where to find them all houses again. Constant problem.

    Glad you are feeling better Greg. Take care of yourself!

    I've send you message in my Sunday post! The Sunday Post #15

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    1. Yes! And I don't think any white ones, but I'll have pictures. They're all over, we're not even sure how many

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  18. I am glad you are feeling better and I love the fall season too! Stay safe.

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  19. Yay that you are feeling better! So happy to hear that. :) And I totally agree, I love this time of year. And I for sure turn to spookier reads... and podcasts!

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  20. If you have any great pictures of pretty trees feel free to post them! Where I live we have mostly Oak trees that just turn brown and fall off...lol. I love seeing pretty trees but we have very few. :(

    Glad you are feeling better and the symptoms are almost gone!

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

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  21. I am really pleased to hear you are feeling better, Greg and I too love autumn and reading suitably mysterious and spooky books this time of year. Sadly I can't be out at the moment, as a pupil at school has tested positive of Covid and so now the whole year group, staff and pupils, have to isolate at home. Thankfully no one else is showing symptoms and the pupil in question only has a high temperature. One silver lining I have had more time for reading and blogging! Take care and happy reading. 👋📚🙂

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  22. So glad to hear that you are feeling good! With the rising Covid numbers that is great news. Fall here is a wet and grey thing this year. But usually I love the change of color too. Looks so warm and wonderful. Did you know that your song of the week video is not working? Or is it just for me here in Europe? Anyway. Happy reading, Greg.

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  23. I love your Abandoned Spaceship image, with the colors of fall...and your descriptions of what you love about fall match my own.

    Glad you are feeling better! Enjoy your week and your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  24. I'm glad you are feeling better! I have extreme fatigue and I don't have COVID...I can't imagine how exhausted I would be if I added COVID to the mix!

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    1. Ugh I don't know why it says unknown. I think its because I was in the wrong google account.

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  25. I am delighted you are making such a good recovery, Greg... And thank you for once more making all these wonderful pics available... And those walking tours:)). Have a wonderful week and enjoy the changing leaves.

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  26. I also like fall, especially al the beautiful colors of leaves changing.

    I am glad to hear your symptoms are lessening and hopefully that cough and the fatigue will go away soon too.

    And how fun you have kittens stopping by!

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  27. So glad to hear you're feeling better! Coughs take forever to go away no matter the cause. So annoying. Make sure you pay attention to that fatigue and get plenty of rest. Love the walking tours through Tokyo. Looks like a crazy city! Have a great week.

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  28. I am so relieved that you are getting better Greg. And kitten are always fun to have around.

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  29. I am so glad to hear you're doing better! That's wonderful! And kittens sound delightful. We used to almost regularly find random strays and kittens around our house (we seem to be the hit spot around our neighborhood for some reason), but haven't for almost a year now--I weirdly miss them!

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  30. Happy to hear you're feeling better! I take care of several outdoor cats. They've all been fixed and just chill around my place. Hope you continue to feel stronger!

    Natflix&Books

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  31. Awww kittens. I'm glad to hear you're feeling much better.

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  32. I love the Fall too, and there is something about reading mysteries and thrillers this time of year that's appealing. Glad to hear your Covid symptoms are pretty much gone! :)

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  33. Glad you are recovering well. Dreams has been getting a lot of airplay lately. Assuming you saw that amusing tiktok with the dude skating drinking cranberry ocean spray :-)

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  34. So glad you're feeling better. I'm really tired these days too. I guess walking tours are a way to escape from the humdrum of everyday life.

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  35. Glad you're feeling better! I love Fall too, and especially when the weather starts to really cool. I hate being cold, but I do like when I can get my cosy blanket out, and just bundle up in it!

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  36. I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better. I hope it continues and have a great week!

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  37. So glad to hear that you are feeling better and that your covid was a mild case. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way.

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  38. I'm so glad that you're starting to feel better! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you're back to normal soon! And hurray for kittens!

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  39. I'm really glad to hear that your symptoms have mostly gone away. Hopefully the fatigue will go away soon too.

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  40. Good to hear you are keeping the Covid at bay, keep taking care. I love autumn colours too, in fact I just finished a quilt top that is in autumn colours because I am totally into autumn.

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  41. Autumn is my favourite season.
    I’m so glad you are feeling better, though I’ve been reading some concerning articles about long-tail issues even for those who only had mild cases, so stay well.

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  42. I'm so glad to hear your recovery is going well, Greg and that you have your fave season to look forward to

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  43. I remember singing along to Dreams, and thanks for those memories. I feel like the kittens started coming around to help you heal, and are angels in disguise. I'm so glad that you're continuing to improve, and hopefully you'll be back 100% soon. Sending socially distant hugs, RO

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  44. So glad to hear that your symptoms are mostly gone. My brother-in-law had fatigue for a good month after he had COVID, but luckily that was the only thing that lingered for him.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  45. I'm glad you are feeling better. I hope you lose your remaining symptoms soon. I like the fall colors but don't like that winter is coming. It last so long here! Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  46. Glad to hear you are feeling better, I hope the fatigue goes away soon.

    Have a good week.

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  47. so glad you are feeling better, I hope you won't have any lingering issues. I hadn't realized you got Covid. any idea in what environment you caught it?
    thanks for these awesome walking tours

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  48. I’m glad you’re feeling better. Hopefully the lingering symptoms clear up quickly. I love fall, too, because I melt in hot weather. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  49. So glad you symptoms seem to be tapering off. It’s strange how the virus effects people so differently. My friend in LA was taken down hard and was on oxygen for weeks. My nephew had a few rough days but otherwise bounced back quickly. Thanks goodness you’re feeling better. I hope the fatigue doesn’t last much longer.

    Great cover of Dreams!

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  50. Glad to hear you continue to feel better!

    I haven't been able to get out much this past week (Ripley was spayed and we're stuck home watching her) but the weather went from 80's to a predicted freeze this week and my head is spinning. I'm not ready lol

    I'm hoping to get out and do a little leaf peeping this weekend so I at least get in some fall fun before I hibernate.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  51. I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better, and I hope that by now even the fatigue you've been experiencing has let up! And wow, you waxed poetry about the fall 😉.

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