Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sunday Post #207


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

We're pushing into the middle of August already. It's been kind of a quick week, went by fast for whatever reason. I've been reviewing two books a week for a couple of weeks with the hiatus of Top Ten Tuesday, but with TTT coming back I'll be back to one a week. Fall will be here soon and I'm kinda ready for the fall stuff... turning leaves, cooler air, and October. 

I read Emma in the Night and I'm in the middle of Friend Request. Emma was quite good, and Friend Request has a freaky premise. What if someone long dead sends you a friend request on Facebook? That was enough to hook me. :)  I was also happy to see this week that Marcella and Doctor Foster both have second seasons on the way.  Marcella in particular I thought was very good, but Doctor Foster is a hidden gem too. Both are on Netflix and both are Brit productions. Good stuff!!  

I reviewed A Map for Wrecked Girls this past week and also The Lying Game. Next week I'll have reviews up for The Good Neighbor and The Collapsing Empire, a good SF book that happens to be my first John Scalzi read. I also talked about Melisandre last week in my discussion post. And... On The Run VII might just be this week also. Probably Monday? Oh and it's not really a cover yet, but the third book in the Wayfarers series (The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet and A Closed and Common Orbit) has a title. 

A Map for Wrecked GirlsThe Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1)The Good NeighborThe Lying GameRecord of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3)

Song of the week




PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

The Brass Halo

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:
Emma in the NightFriend RequestIntrigue in Capri (Kindle Single) (An Amory Ames Mystery)

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This just goes to show that gender equality is an issue for stormtroopers too. 



This is pretty nice- will the new Blade Runner movie look as good? 



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107 comments:

  1. Haha, love the Yoda coffee pic, it's like me every single morning!
    I've heard a lot about Friend Request, however, it feels very similar to the horror movie with the same title I watched a while ago, so I am not entirely sold.

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    1. I know, right? I laughed so hard when I read it. I'm reading Friend Request now and so far I'd describe it more as a thriller, there's no real horror at the moment. Slightly suspenseful, but not a lot actually, at least yet...

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  2. I have Emma in the Night on my kindle, I'm glad it was good! Friend Request definitely sounds very intriguing! I'll be looking for your thoughts on that one.
    I'm kind of ready for fall, too... but I do wish it would be a little bit warmer during the day - love the cool nights we've already gotten, though.
    Have a great week ahead and happy reading!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. It's been cooling off here! Like today- windows are open, and it's not sweltering. :) Emma in the Night was good.

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  3. I forgot to ask you... is Doctor Foster the Foster from Lie to Me?

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    1. I think it's a different actress, actually.

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  4. You see, that's why I'm not on Facebook! This way I don't get creepy friend requests from dead people...*grins*

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    1. Ha ha! Smart you. I'm not a big fan of Facebook anymore either.

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  5. Ooooh I can't wait to hear what you thought of Emma in the Night! It looks amazing, and I'm so dying to read it. I'm also gonna go check out your review of A Map for Wrecked Girls now...

    Hope you have a good week, Greg :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Emma in the night was good! Definitely glad I read that one- awesomesauce. Map was pretty good, not a favorite but a solid 3 star probs.

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  6. I read a different book called Friend Request a few years back (it was fairly terrible tale of revenge) but this one looks good! And I have a copy of Emma in the Night that I need to get to!

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    1. Friend Request is good so far. A little slow moving but it's keeping me turning pages. Emma in the Night I liked a LOT.

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  7. I was drinking coffee and almost spit it out laughing!!! Glad you are enjoying your books.

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    1. Lol. I burst out laughing too when I saw.

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  8. I can't wait to see what you think about Friend Request!

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    1. Friend Request so far is pretty good!

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  9. I'm really curious about Friend Request - hope you enjoy it! I can't believe it's the middle of August either. I'm ready for fall weather and all that fall brings!

    -Lauren

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    1. Yes- fall! And Friend Request, so far I'm liking it!

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  10. Friend Request sounds good and I love the cover of it too.

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    1. I do too. That cover's neat. and so far it's pretty good!

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  11. Friend Request has been on my radar for a while now so I'm definitely curious to see what you think of it.

    Love the Yoda graphic at the bottom of your post. I feel like I need that tattooed on my forehead, haha!

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    1. See I just discovered Friend Request recently, and actually ordered it from Book Depository because I didn't want to wait for it to come out here. Glad I did- so far it's good.

      And I know, that cracked me up!

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  12. August has been flying by! Glad you enjoyed Emma in the Night. I have seen some mixed things but I like the sound of it. LOVE that Yoda image!! Have a great week!

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  13. I'm not ready for it to be the middle of August. I have so much to do . . . Although, as you pointed out, the end of summer means fall, and I do love fall. Both Emma in the Night and Friend Request sound good.

    I'm looking forward to your thoughts on The Collapsing Empire. I've only read (well, listened to) Scalzi book and I really liked it. I'd like to try more of his work.

    I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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    1. I'm not either... way too fast. But fall is nice. Emma in the Night was really good.

      I liked Collpasing Empire! It started off strong with a prologue, then the first few chapters were kinda slow, then it took off. So once I got into it I loved it!

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  14. I'm so ready for cooler temps, too, Greg but it won't be happening anytime soon here in Southern California. Heck I'm glad we're back in the 90s as opposed to 100+ that we've been having.

    I looked at the cover of Friend Request but didn't know the premise. That is definitely a fun hook. Hope you end up loving it. Emma in the Night piques my interest, too. Looking forward to your reviews now that I'm back in town. :)

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    1. Yikes that's hot! It's actually been nice here, for August, with a breeze today and mild temps. Kinda nice. Hope you cool down some...

      Friend Request does have a fun hook. And so far it's pretty good, I'm about a third of the way through. And Emma in the Night was pretty good!

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  15. I am 100 million percent with you on the fall weather. I am ready for all the fally things.
    I will have to check out Friend Request that sounds interesting.
    Stop recommending shows to watch....I can't keep up! lol ;)

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

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    1. Yes, bring on fall! I hate to say it cause I love summer, but IDK... I'm ready?

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  16. That coffee thing is me entirely. I am glad you are looking forward to fall. I... am not. Like- I don't dislike fall, but I could live without winter, so. YAY for more On the Run! I am looking forward to your thoughts on Friend Request too, seems like one of those books that could be really good or... really cheesy, basically. I LOVE the purple picture you shared- such an amazing atmosphere! Love the new Wayfarers title. You have reminded me that I must purchase book 2 immediately :)

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    1. Yeah the winter thing is a problem. And yes On The Run will be up today. I love that purple pic too- might be my favorite this week. :)

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  17. Do you know if Wayfarers is going to be more than three books? I love the title!

    I heard my first crickets a couple of days ago which is always the signal that summer is on its way out. We have still been having some pretty warm humid days, but the nights have been cool and great for sleeping.

    Loved, loved, loved On the Run last week! I didn't have to do that much comment vomiting so things are looking up. Ha ha. Have a fab week. :(

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    1. I don't think it's going to be more than three- at least not announced yet. She could write thoe forever as far as I'm concerned!

      Yup crickets here too. Love listening to them at night...

      Thank you! New one up today... :)

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  18. I enjoyed Emma in the Night, and now I'm curious about Friend Request. I hope to get to The Lying Game soon....and I'm also eager to read The Good Daughter, which I just downloaded.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for sharing. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. I liked Emma and Friend Request, which I just finished today. Both good in their own way.

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  19. Love that song of the week. Friend Request sounds like the movie Unfriend to me. Maybe you can check that out if you liked the book so much?

    Anne @ The Reading Life

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    1. Good! I've never seen that movie but it does sound similar. I just finished Friend Request and it was good - a little slow but good.

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  20. Yoda and I would so get along. Now about Fall Greg. Let's not rush things ok. Fall is all lovely and sweet but her sister Winter is a bitch. Hehe. I will be reviewing the audio of Lying Games. I hope it's good.

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    1. Ha ha Yoda knows. And I hear you, I don't really want fall I just want cooler temps and turning leaves, but you're right- it's what comes after that's no fun. :)

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  21. Friend Request has an interesting premise. Have a great week :)

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  22. That Yoda picture is me lately. I didn't really drink coffee regularly until this new job, now I get insanely grumpy if I don't get at least one cup each day. I really want to start the Becky Chambers books, they look really good!

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    1. They are good, and I'm the same. Coffee and I are hit or miss.

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  23. Oooh, I really want to read The Lying Game! :)

    - El @ El's Book Reviews

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  24. I'm getting behind again on blogging with more travelling! I never seem to get ahead!

    Gosh, middle of August is upon us. I don't even....

    Glad you've had a productive week. Friend Request does sound so good - very freaky premise with a good (and relevant!) hook.

    Yoda... Glad he seems to be a coffee fan too! ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Hope you have a great week and I'll try to catch up some more soon!

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    1. It is hard to stay caught up, don't feel bad. I have a hard time keeping up with blogs. And yeah- mid August. I liked Friend Request, just finished today- good stuff! You have a super week too!

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  25. I love the cosplay of Harley Quinn and the Lying Game sounds like a good read!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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  26. Yoda speaks the truth, especially on Monday mornings lol

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  27. How can there be another Becky Chambers book out when I've not read the second one yet? Sounds like a good week of books for you at least. I forget Dr Foster had a second series coming out, I've been seeing the adverts on TV here. I didn't actually watch the first series and I feel I need to remedy that although I know the storyline like everyone else.

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    1. You've got time, I don't think book three is until next year sometime? And yes Dr. Foster- I liked it. Not as much as Marcella, but not a bad show!

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  28. I LOVE that music!!! Google Play has some playlists with music like that I love to work to. My son goes to sleep to jazz everynight (totally off subject but I thought you'd appreciate).

    Samus!!!!! Did you see the new game coming out soon??!!! Yeah, we'll be getting that :)

    Here's to Fall and cooler temps coming soon!!! Have a great week!!!

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    1. I do too. All that ambeint, space type music. there's a ton of it on Youtube and various other places. I love the smooth jazz on Watercolors (on XM). Do you ever listen to that?

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  29. I'm glad you liked Emma in the Night. I have a copy on my shelf but haven't been in the mood for that kind of book lately but maybe in the next couple of months! I'll keep an eye out for your review! :)
    I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I did! Hope you like it when you read it.

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  30. Friend Request does sound interesting. I can't wait to read your review. I'm with you. Bring the fall! It's my fave season. I love the weather, the aesthetics, and pumpkin everything!

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    1. Exactly, love all the fall things. Pumpkins, cider lol. And Friend Request turned out pretty good, just finished today.

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  31. I was thinking just this week about how many people who are friends on FB have passed away. Friend Request sounds promising!

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-2017-cybils-are-coming-and-other.html

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  32. I need that Yoda meme in my office! And the premise of Friend Request sounds amazing-can't wait to hear your thoughts.
    Samantha @The Book Disciple

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  33. I'm being dragged into fall kicking and screaming. While it's usually my fave time of year, I'm just not feeling it.
    Shandy Jo - Geeky Mom's R&R

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  34. This year has been flying by so fast! I feel like my brain is still back in March or something. lol. Summer is my favorite season but I do really love Fall too. I'm getting excited for cozy sweaters and scarves. I love the smell of the leaves too. I hope you have a great week! Happy reading!

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  35. I look forward to reading your review of The Collapsing Empire - and I'm GREEN with envy that you've got hold of the latest Becky Chambers book. As for the Yoda - we have Stars Wars Top Trumps and my 7 year old grandson puts on his Yoda voice when he gets to the Yoda card, so I laughed aloud when I saw this one - thank you for that. This week hasn't been one to laugh about much in our household... My Sunday Post -
    https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/sunday-post-13th-august-2017/

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  36. Oh I'm so excited to see what you think of Friend Request! I've been meaning to pick up that book for a while :) Have a great week ahead Greg :)

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  37. I'm so happy that TTT will be back next week! I feel like I had no content in my blog without it (I can't believe the level of my laziness)

    Coffee...and rum

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    1. I've missed TTT kinda too. And yes- good combo. coffee and rum are perfect for the fall...

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  38. I am curious about Friend Request. I hope you have a great ahead. :)

    Thank you for stopping by earlier,
    Jenea's Book Obsession's Sunday's Post

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  39. Fall here where I am means brown leaves and very few pretty colors so I an never looking forward to leaves turning...lol. I am sure up where you are there must be some really pretty leave changing happening so when it does snap a pic for your blog. :)

    I tried Marcella once and it was kind of weird but I need to try it again and check out Doctor Foster.

    I am glad to hear you liked Emma in the Night as I need to read that one soon.

    Happy reading!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. It does get beautiful here although by the time it does it's October and things are cooling off. I'll try to remember to put some pics up. :)

      Marcella is a little different I suppose, especially the beginning, and those Brit shows are a little different ha but I like 'em. :)

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  40. I didn't know that the Becky Chambers series would have a third book. I'll have to keep my eye on that one. I always love the pics you show. I have Emma in the Night to read soon as well.

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    1. I didn't either until just recently. I'm so excited!

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  41. It's been a long time since I've participated in TTT. I may have to join back in.

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    1. Yeah I'm slowly putting some posts together. I like TTT but not all the work that sometimes goes into it!

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  42. I'm ready for cooler weather but not yet for turning leaves. I've got too much to finish up before fall really gets going. I look forward to your review of the Scalzi book, and I should probably check out that Becky Chambers series.

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  43. Love summer but getting to the point that I don't like the extreme heat (or just the humidity). I don't drink coffee but love the yoda.

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  44. One Fall favorite that I'm looking forward to is Apple Cider. YUM!

    Oh, and Yoda took the words right outta my mouth! LOL

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  45. If it weren't for the end of my summer vacation, I'd be right there with you on being ready for fall. I also would prefer that winter not come on it's heels... does the cold have to be the natural result of beautiful fall weather?

    Have a great week Greg!

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  46. I'm looking forward to TTT, although I don't participate every week, I still enjoy it when the topic works for me. Hey, The Collapsing Empire was my first Scalzi too!

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  47. Wow, the books you mention sounds awesome. I'm planning to read more mystery books this month. Same with you, I only manage to read two books and sometimes one. I'm a slow reader. Looking forward to TTT too.

    Have a wonderful week and happy reading, Greg. :)

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  48. Since our move, our coffee maker and grinder have been in storage. It's just tea for the near future. Come see what I'm reading.

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  49. I suppose it depends where in the world you live but I have to say I'm not ready for Fall - we haven't had enough summer sun here yet! I have my review of Emma in the ?Night coming up later today and The Good Neighbour on the shelves to read. Have a good week.

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  50. Yes a friend request on Facebook from somebody long dead would be very freaky in real life so good premise for a book! Enjoy your reading this week.

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  51. I am also looking forward to fall. The premise for Friend Request sure sound intriguing and totally creepy too. I hope it's a good one.

    I usually review two books a week, but I have some other pots coming up so then i go back to one review a week, I have reviews scheduled weeks ahead by now.

    I like those futuristic sci-fi city scape pictures. Have a great week!

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    1. I thought the premise for Friend Request was a trip so I grabbed it. Not a bad story, a little slow moving but I liked it.

      I kinda liked having two reviews a week go up, but now that I'm back to one that's probably more doable for me. I'm a couple weeks out and can hopefully stay that way!

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  52. I am definitely interested in A Map for Wrecked Girls....I look forward to your thoughts on that one! Have a great week and enjoy your books!

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  53. I need to get to Emma in the Night. Love, love, love that YOda coffee pic!

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    1. I just finished up Emma and it's pretty good.

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  54. I love your cyberpunk art that you posted :) Hope you have a happy reading week!

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  55. That Star Wars video was pretty freaking funny. Lol.

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    1. I liked it! And I totally stumbled on it by accident, had to share. :)

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  56. I liked Scalzi's Old Man's War books but am woefully behind on his newer books. I currently post two reviews a week and am thinking of upping it to three. I think it will end up being either 2 or 3 a week with at least one from my TBR mountain each week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  57. I am hoping our Florida fall weather will be more like summer...seeing with all the rain it fell far short of my wants and desires. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  58. It has a name! I'm so excited!!

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  59. I'm intrigued by The Lying Game. I loved The Woman in Cabin 10.

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    1. I did too, and I liked The Lying game as well- totally different but still good.

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  60. I can't even believe that August is half over. Sounds like you have read some great books lately. May have to pick up Emma in the Night soon.

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  61. August got away from me with Coast Guard Festival and company. I hope these next two weeks are filled with leisure reading! Looking forward to The Good Neighbor. Have a great week.

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  62. Some of those Cybermind pictures look great! I like the animated Pinterest one as well!

    Have a great week Greg!

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  63. I've heard great things about Emma in the Night--I just put a request for it in at the Library, so hopefully I'll have it soon!

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  64. Sounds like you had a good week Greg. I'm in need of some more sun. The summer has been very rainy this year.
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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  65. Autumn is my favorite season so I'm definitely ready for cooler temps, changing leaves, and Halloween :D

    Have a lovely week my friend and happy reading!

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  66. I need the Yoda coffee sign! That's so perfect! I'll have to look for Doctor Foster. We finished Shetland and are now at kind of loose ends with what to watch. The premise of Friend Request is crazy freaky! I'm looking forward to it and I really enjoyed your review of The Lying Game! Have a great week!

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    1. Doctor Foster is pretty good, about a woman who discovers her husband is cheating. She doesn't take it well! Marcella is more of a cop show but I really liked it.

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  67. I can't wait for fall stuff either! I'm so ready for the weather to cool off, the leaves to start changing, and all the fall decorations! I'll have to look into those two shows on Netflix you mentioned! I'm about to finish my 100th rewatch of The Office so I'm looking for something new. Friend Request also sounds super interesting! I can't wait to see your review on it.

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    1. I love fall with the leaves changing colors and the cooler air. I hope you like either of those shows if you try em. 100th rewatch? Wow you must be a fan! I've never seen The Office, kind of embarrassed to admit that. :)

      I just finished Friend Request and it was pretty good.

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  68. Looks like you've been busy. Lots of great things happening. :) Have a great week!

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