Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sunday Post #191

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

It was a nice week weather- wise - finally! Lots of sun and even some nice temperatures. We hit 70's a few times. Nice to have the windows open at night and a breeze coming in. I'm still on a roll with my reading- I've been lucky that most of my reads have been pretty good. Is it me or is there a ton of good psychological thrillers out right now? I've been reading a lot of these. I read Blood Tide this week and Gone Without A Trace as well. I also reviewed Radio Silence this past week. 

I re- posted a review of Planet of Exile, which is one of my favorite books, and my review for Gemina will be up on Monday. Oh and killer mermaid news. As I've only mentioned a zillion times on this blog, I like merfolk stories and this week I got two very happy surprises. One is a show and one is a book. The book I saw over at Books, Bones and Buffy. Thanks Tammy!

  




Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)Radio Silence

Song of the week


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

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69 comments:

  1. Glad you had some nice weather! And I absolutely love that cover for Into The Drowning Deep - it's GORGEOUS!

    Happy reading :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Is that cover awesome or what?? And yes it's nice to finally have some decent weather. :)

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  2. I've hit a bit of a slump, taking ages to get through my last book. I'm closing in on 100 reads for the year and want that done this weekend!

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    1. A lot of slumps going on, judging from the blogosphere. 100 books tho- that's awesome!

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  3. You always find the most gorgeous artwork! I love them all. I've watched the new Star Wars teaser trailer so many times already. I'm so excited! I can't wait until it's out.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks! It's amazing what's out there. :) And that Star Wars trailer is pretty good... :)

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  4. Yay for the Star Wars teaser. December is sooooo far away! I have not read the Illuminae or Gemina books. I have heard good things.

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    1. I know I can't wait. You should read Illuminae and Gemina, especially Gemina!!

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  5. Yay for nice weather, we have snow forecast for Monday and Tuesday which you can imagine I'm looking forward too. Looking forward to seeing what you thought of Gemina, I loved it. The SW trailer looks good, the internet is already picking over it!

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    1. Snow? Yikes. And you were right, Gemina was awesome! And yeah- Star Wars

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  6. Yay for good weather! And glad you've been finding good reads, mine have been mediocre lately :-/ But ooh killer mermaids, sounds fun ;-) Love the cyber art!

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    1. Glad to have nice weather! Sorry your reads have been sucky... but yeah killer mermaids!!!

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  7. Yay for good books! I'm lagging behind on reading as I have exams from tomorrow! And I LOVE the Siren trailer :) Thanks for sharing! And of the pictures remind me of this anthology called Cyberworld! It was pretty awesome :)

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    1. Oh oh good luck with exams. :) And I love that Siren trailer! I will be all over that show.

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  8. Yay to The Last Jedi teaser! I'm sooooo excited for it :)

    I'm also really curious about Into the Drowning Deep. I like the stuff the author writes under her real name Seanan McGuire way more than the horror she writes under Mira Grant, but I have to admit this one looks very cool.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I know, me too. And I'm also really curious about Drowning Deep. The only Mira Grant I've read was Rolling in the Deep, which is the beginning to this one.

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  9. Beautiful images, as always. Glad you are enjoying some nice weather, and that you are excited about an upcoming show (and book).

    I keep meaning to read my copy of I Found You...I do enjoy the author.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks, and glad your weather has been nice too. I'm looking forward to Found You.

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  10. I love the teaser trailer for Episode VIII! I can't wait for December. Also if you're looking for a good YA psychological thriller (publishing in two weeks), try Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott! I loved it.

    Have a wonderful weekend. Greg! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I do too! Want it now!!! And thanks- I have seen Violet Grenade here and there and will definitely go take a look. Thanks for the rec!

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  11. I hope you enjoy Gemina, Greg. I still need to read Illuminae. It's been on my list to purchase. Anyway, awesome pictures. I always enjoy your pictures. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. :)

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  12. Your weather sounds so nice, Greg. We had to turn on the air conditioner today. These last two days the temps have been in the 90's. It's too soon for hot weather! I'm not ready.

    I agree--lots of great sounding psychological thrillers coming out right now. I am in a cozy phase, but I'm sure I'll be diving into the others soon enough.

    A friend at work was just telling me about Siren. It looks like it will be good.

    Are you ready for the new Star Wars movie or are you feeling a bit nervous about it? We watched Rogue One again today and it's still as good as it was when I saw it in the theater.

    I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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  13. I'm so excited about Star Wars and the trailer built so much hype! I have a few psychological thrillers to read and I can't wait. I'm glad you're reading Gemina because it's my favvvvourite!

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  14. Glad you finally had good weather, we can't boast that :D freezing still! Literally. Have a great week, Greg :)

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  15. Hooray for good weather - finally. It's supposed to hit the 90's here this week. I am so not ready. I don't think I've ever read a mermaid book. I own a YA series by Anna Banks, The Syrena Legacy, that is about merfolk but I've yet to read it. Hope the new show and the new books are hits for you!

    Tanya @ GIRL PLUS BOOKS

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  16. Thank you for sharing that trailer. it looks AWESOME and Sirens are one of my favorite creatures! SO I can't wait. I Love that citadel in the snow. Very inspiring, You always come up with the best images! I so want to read Radio Silence! So off to read you review

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  17. Glad your weather is improving - it certainly warms up fast in your neck of the woods - we are hitting 60s some days, but we have had a lot of sunshine and a long dry spell - to the extent that we actually could do with some rain. But it is such a beautiful time of year in this country with all the new leaves and spring flowers erupting. I find as each year passes, I am more and more moved by the spring...
    Loved your review of RADIO SILENCE and seriously jealous about INTO THE DROWNING DEEP which looks fabulous. Have a great week and many thanks for some fantastic pics! My Sunday Post - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/sunday-post-23rd-april-2017/

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  18. Wonderful pics, the weather here has been warming up but lots of rain too. Have a great week!

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  19. Oooh! Killer Mermaids! I would love to see that!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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  20. I love the weather where you can sleep with the windows open, it always makes for a better nights sleep I find. I agree with you on the psychological thrillers too. There are so many good books out at the moment, too many to resit! Have a good week.

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  21. lucky you and your good weather!!! It has been chilly and rainy here although the sun is out today. Maybe it will turn around now. Yay for a good reading week and good books. I need to read more thrillers - I have some request books like that coming up so I should get my fill. Happy reading and have a great week!

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  22. I saw the trailer for Siren on FB this week, it looks like it could be more horror than little mermaid cute. I actually want to watch it. Might be a little excited about it lol

    It's only suppose to rain one day this week and be like 80 on Friday. I might need to put the AC back in the windows.

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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  23. Oooo Into the Drowning Deep looks amazing!!! And I love merfolk tales as well. :)

    This weather has been so awesome. I love it!

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  24. I started reading a psychological thriller yesterday, and I had the same thought. They are pretty popular right now.

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  25. Glad you got some warm weather, we actually had a really nice day here yesterday. I wen tot he park and ate and ice cream and everything. Always nice to be able to leave the house and not have a coat with you.

    Drowning Deep looks so cool as well as does Siren. You really don't get enough books and TV with merfolk in so it should be interesting. Fingers crossed they're good.

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  26. Missing sounds good! Sounds mysterious and dangerous. Nice pictures by the way. :)

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  27. I enjoyed the warmer weather too. Sadly it was colder again yesterday but it's supposed to be warmer this week.

    I love the Star Wars trailer. I've watched it several times now and saw some fun interviews with the cast. I suppose we'll know more when they release the full trailer later this year.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  28. I'm really wanting to read some sci-fi and those pictures are just making me want more. I'm impatiently waiting for Obsidio (Illuminae Chronicles) and might start Red Rising in the meantime.
    I'm loving the new Star Wars trailer. I finally got to see Rogue One in the past two weeks.
    Have a great week, Greg! :D

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  29. I was on spring break this past week and the weather was gorgeous here! I was thrilled! Windows open, sun shining...it was great!
    Have a great week!

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  30. I so want to try Gemina! happy reading!

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  31. Isn't it nice to be able to open your windows? This week is looking to be like that for us too. Have a great week!

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  32. I have yet to see the new Star Wars.

    Loving those cyber images. Especially Cyberfunk.

    Hope you have a great weekend! ~Aleen

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  33. Oh that's great that you're in a good reading streak! I love when that happens. I like mermaid stories too occasionally. Hope you love both the show and the book.

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  34. We've had the worst weather which I'd enjoy if I wasn't dealing with a reading slump, plus I couldn't go anywhere so this week was super slow for me. That cover for Into The Drowning Deep looks amazing!

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  35. The weather got chilly here last night after a bunch of 80's days.

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  36. Glad to hear you finally got some good weather. It was cold and rainy here all weekend, which sucked for outdoor activities but was wonderful for bookworm-ish activities, haha.

    Oh wow, I hadn't actually seen the trailer for The Last Jedi yet so thanks for sharing that link. December can't get here fast enough!

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  37. I remember that episode with Sulu!! I'm with you on having good weather. Our temperatures here keep fluctuating. I need to hurry up and read the Mira Grant books I have, but that one looks really good! Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post on Lisa Loves Literature earlier. Have a great week!

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  38. I think you sent your cold weather down my way! It was cold here this week and rainy..blah.

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  39. Gah- The Last Jedi- CAN'T. WAIT! There was a huge Star Wars convention in Orlando last weekend that I found about way too late, lol. Maybe next year!

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  40. I've been having some pretty good weather around me too. It's always nice! I hope you have a great week.

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  41. It seems to be that balanced poised time of the year, where both hemispheres get nice sunny weather without being too hot or cold. Good to hear the psychological thrillers are so good.

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  42. Husband and son are watching Rogue One. I'm reading blogs and working on my own instead.

    It was a busy week of reading, Girl Scouts, the Mandarin Showcase, and boxing up books. Come see what I'm reading.

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  43. Into The Drowning Deep looks amazing. I love the cover. Hope you enjoy your books.

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

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  44. Yay for good weather. And you're right, there are a ton of good thrillers out there right now. I'm woefully behind, but that's the story of my life. :)

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  45. I am so excited for nice weather too. I've heard good things about Gemina. I hope you enjoyed it.

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  46. Mermaids are hit or miss for me, more than some other myth creatures, but Into The Drowning Deep looks great based on the cover.

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  47. Good weather AND good books? Awesome!

    I can't watch that trailer right now for Siren but I'm interested and I hope the merfolk book is great too! The cover is interesting.

    Have a good week!

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  48. Great, love that you had both good weather and awesome books. Into the Drowning Deep looks very intriguing! Have a good week :)

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  49. Ok well I had a lot to comment on but I just watched The Last Jedi for the first time and GAH! I need to see that movie right this second LOL! It looks really promising, even for me who was underwhelmed with TFA. Thanks for sharing it Greg, with my last work week I missed it :)

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  50. Ooooh, I hadn't heard about Into the Drowning Deep yet! I loved Rolling in the Deep. Thanks for posting about it!

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  51. Love the tagline "a gang of murderers on the loose in the desert" on the pulp cover. Looking forward to a week of more sunshine than gray skies this week.

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  52. Once again, you have found some fantastic images! Those totally put me in the mood for some good sci-fi. ^_^ I can't wait to see The Last Jedi, but I'm nervous about it too. I saw an interview where Mark Hamill said that, initially, he was disappointed with the direction they took Luke and it took a while to get his head around it.

    Amanda @ To Read or Not to Read?

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  53. Oh I love Night Lights and would love to have a print of that one. I'm going to grab Into The Drowning Deep for my Kindle next payday!

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  54. Glad you had a solid, good week of Vitamin C and the written word :O).

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  55. I'd not seen that add for Siren. It looks good, but the girl kind of freaks me out a bit. lol. I'm going to have to see about that one.

    Have a great week!

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  56. I am so ready for warmer temperatures. I may have to check out Siren. It looks interesting. Have a great week!

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  57. I have never heard of Siren before but it looks pretty good, I may have to check it out! Glad that the weather has been nicer- it's been pretty warm here too, which I like- warmer, but not too warm, it's perfect (for like 3 weeks and then it'll be 90 degrees hahah). Glad you have been having such a great reading streak! I feel like mine has been like, one on, one off, which still isn't bad- I'll take it! I hope it continues for you!

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  58. Glad to hear you had some good weather this week, here it's a bit up and down. Some days are really warm and then we have a day with a lot of wind or colder temperatures again. I also like mermaid stories, but I am not a fan of thrillers usually.

    My copy of Missings arrived this week! I hope to read it soon, but I have some other books I want to get through first, so it might be a while before I get around to reading it. I hope you had a good week!

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