Saturday, April 7, 2018

Sunday Post #240


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So... April? When did that happen? On the plus side though, April brings back... The 100! And other stuff, too, like Fear The Walking Dead. So yeah... lots of watching. Should I do recaps of The 100 this year? I'm debating. Oh and this past week I did another Movies That Suck- this time it was Tremors.      

So Movies That Suck #4 will be Mad Max: Fury Road. A movie that does NOT suck actually, although opinions may vary. But definitely a movie built for live tweeting reacting. That will be on Thur. And it will be busy on the blog again this week- I saw Tomb Raider and will be reviewing it on Monday. Along with Avengers fanfiction as well.     

Last week I reviewed - no books! But never fear The Window is coming.        

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Song of the week  


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop, Vol. 1: Anchor PointsBlackfish City

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109 comments:

  1. Oh we saw Tomb Raider as well last week. What did you think?

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    1. I liked it! I thought Alicia Vikander did a great job. How about u?

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  2. I do like Tremors, but only the first movie... perhaps because Kevin Bacon is in it, lol.
    Mad Max is not my kind of genre, but I'm glad you kind of enjoyed it in the end.

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    1. I'm not sure if I tackle any more Tremor movies but I'm glad I saw it :) And Mad Max wasn't bad

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  3. Well, it is surprising but I haven't watched the Mad Max movies yet :P I do hope you enjoy the new episodes of Walking Dead :)

    My STS: http://flippingthruthepages.com/2018/04/stacking-the-shelves-21/

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  4. I remember watching Tremors back in the day because I had a huge crush on Scott Grimes lol. I recently saw it on tv and was dying laughing. It was so cheesey!

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  5. I can't believe it's already April, too! And the snow has got to stop, we got snow twice this week, too. I've been seeing The Window everywhere, so looking forward to hearing what you think!

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  6. It is crazy that it is April and there ia snow! I want spring!!cant wait to hear ehat you think of the Window. Have a great week.

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  7. Mad Max was pretty meh, but perfect for tweeting

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  8. I tried watching the 100, Fear the Walking Dead as well as The Walking Dead and just couldn't get into them.

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  9. Loved Charlize in that Mad Max film.

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  10. I am so tired of the crazy weather! I just want temps to be above the 50s at some point for us! I living in the Pacific Northwest so I expect rain year-round and take my sunshine as I can get it, but the temps are usually warmer than this in April!
    I have seen a couple of the Tremors movies and the first is by far the best of the bunch. I agree with the earlier comment that it might be because of Kevin Bacon lol. I haven't seen Fury Road... the last Mad Max movie I saw was Beyond Thunderdome, back when Mel Gibson was Max... I was not a fan.

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  11. It’s been snowing here, too, but that’s not unusual for Colorado. It usually snows until the end of May. Hopefully spring gets to you soon. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. It snowed again here last night. So over it. I quite liked Fury Road. I have The Window but haven't gotten to it yet. Happy reading!
    Natflix&Books

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  13. Wait, the Tomb Raider movie is out already? I swear my sister only just told me about it! Heh.

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  14. Oh, very curious about how The Window was! Next week, Fear will be back, yay! And then only 2 weeks til The 100 which is kind of the best news in, well, 11 months :D

    Love the little doorway in the Old Tree picture, that is so fun! And the picture with the castle and the water and stars is SO peaceful looking, love it!

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    1. The Window was good. Not as good as I was expecting, but I liked it. And FEAR is back soon!

      I love that one too, so pastoral-ish or something!

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  15. I love the snow! It snowed here yesterday and is supposed to snow tomorrow. We've had hardly any all season and I am a Minnesota girl through and through, so I need my snow! I live in eastern Nebraska and we've been on the cusp of countless snowstorms and not a single one dipped low enough to give us much. We've had school closings for ice and low temps/wind chill at least, but I WANT SNOW!

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  16. I'm still eyeing Diamond Girl...and eagerly awaiting the new full-length book from the series. I'm also curious about The Window.

    Great visual images, as usual.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  17. It's been freezing so often here that I'm in "protect the plants" mode. Every time it freezes, I run out and cover all the plants I love best. The hardier ones don't usually need my intercession. :P
    I love the Halestorm Bad Romance cover- it reminds me a bit of Deep Purple.
    ~Litha Nelle

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    1. I loved that cover too- as soon as I heard it I was like ooh- gotta share THAT! And yay for Deep Purple!!!

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  18. I keep thinking it's still March, so I feel you. I loved Mad Max: Fury Road, and I'm interested to hear what Avengers fan-fiction you'll be reviewing. Have a great week! :)

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  19. My Spring bulbs have already bloomed and I was so sad to see frost on them this morning. Hopefully it warms up soon. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Green has been blooming here too, but these cold temps are keeping it at bay I think!

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  20. It was almost 80 degrees down here at the beginning of last week, and stayed spring for days...and now it's super cold outside again. I want to see the Tomb Raider movie because I adore the games, but it's a video game movie and those usually suck something fierce. So I'm torn.

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    1. Ooh 80 sounds so good. I'd take 70 at this juncture! But I will say that the Tomb Raider movie wasn't bad? I liked her in the role and it wasn't excellent, but it didn't suck either!

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  21. It's rained a couple times this week, but it was kinda nice. Until I had to drive in it of course, lol. Have a good week! :)

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    1. Yeah we got everything this week- snow, wind- the only thing we didn't get enough of was sun! :):)

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  22. You're so great at finding art pics! It's my favorite part of your Sunday post... My brothers LOVED Tremors growing up so I remember those movies fondly, lol. Yes, there were multiples and we saw them ALL! ;)

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    1. Thank you! I have to admit I love doing it... and I've never seen ANY of the sequels!

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  23. We had crazy weather, too! It snowed three or four times and the wind was so bad it knocked the internet out for a few hours. Most of them were while we were sleeping, so not too bad. Ha ha.

    I loved the original Mad Max, but I haven't seen Fury Road. Thanks for the Halestorm link.

    Have a wonderful week. :

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    1. Yes what is up w/ the snow??? It snowed twice here.

      Yay for Halestorm. And Fury Road actually isn't bad.

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  24. Okay, I really want to know why you think Mad Max is a bad movie (I'm really curious). And did you see Ready Player One? It's based on the book of same name (and did you read the book).

    Anne @ The Reading Life

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    1. Actually I DON"T think it sucks. That's part of the problem with my post title- I was originally gonna cover "bad" movies only (bad being subjective of course) but some of them... aren't bad? Which is why I was debating changing the name of the feature. But for now I'm just going with it. :)

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  25. I'm really looking forward to see what you thought of Blackfish City! I went back and forth between requesting the eARC, but ended up passing because there was too much on my priority list. Of course, now I'm regretting that decision and I'm wondering if I should do the audio. So, definitely curious.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I havent started Blackfish City yet as I don't have an ARC, but I know it comes out soon so I put it as a coming review. I'll be grabbing that bad boy as soon as it released!!

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  26. Everyone keeps talking about snow, in April! It's crazy. I think maybe it's finally going to stay hot down here for the spring/summer. *fingers crossed* But yay for your TV shows coming back! You reminded me that I have some I need to check...

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    1. I know I'm so over it. Spring seems to be dragging its feet all over this year! I'm kind of envy you your hot, it's been cold here all week!!!

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  27. Fingers crossed the weather is finally settling into spring. I remember it did snow on my birthday once when I was a child and that's the 3rd May! Must have been early 80s?

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    1. Wow, if we get snow in May I'd be seriously unhappy. :) Hope all is well with you!!!!!

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  28. I actually hauled no books this week, can you believe it :D

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    1. No books? Ha I'll have to swing by and see what you've been up to. :)

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  29. I'm thoroughly fed up with the weather, too! It would be nice if it would stop raining - or that when it stops, the biting easterly would ease up... Thank you once more for all the luscious eye-candy - your pictures always make visiting your Sunday Post a real treat, Greg:). Have a great week.

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  30. beautiful pictures there! Happyr eading and have a lovely week!

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  31. I was a Mad Max fan, but I only saw the older films, so maybe Mad Max: Fury Road does suck?

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    1. It's actually not bad. I should change the post title to Movies That Rock (?) for some of these. Or Movies That... I Don't Know, SOrta Suck? It's a problem.

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  32. BUT TREMORS! That was a great movie! lol I watch it every time it's on but just the first one, all the others ones were crappy and I think they had a series also or am I making that up?
    This first part of the year is going way faster than I would like, I which it would slow down!

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

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    1. Did you see my post on Tremors? I had fun w/ it!!!

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  33. It is April but not feeling much like it...lol. I remember liking the first Tremor back in the day but watching it now is hard to do...lol. I liked the old Mad Max with Mel Gibson and I am just not big on the gender role reversals so I never watched the new one. (Same reason I don't want to watch the new Overboards...lol)

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

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  34. I enjoyed the first couple of Tremors movies. The new Mad Max not so much. We feel the opposite about these. LOL Fear The Walking Dead looks like it might be intense this season. Have you checked out The Santa Clarita Diet yet? I thought it was a fun show and didn't realize it was about zombies. Have a great week, Greg.

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    1. I have not checked that out yet, but soon! And I can see where Tremors would be popular, it's just campy enough that it's fun but has the humor too!

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  35. I can't believe we're already a week into April! I feel like this year is flying by. I've always wanted to watch The 100, but I haven't gotten around to it. Maybe since I'm running out of shows to binge watch it'll be my next pick...It's funny to hear you mention Tremors because I was thinking about that movie this week. I actually watched it in high school bio. For what reason I have no idea lol the teacher loved playing movies like that which is probably why I learned nothing in that class. I liked it for the most part - it's one of those movies that was so bad it was good. I'm looking forward to your review of The Window. I read it a while ago and enjoyed it for the most part. Have a great week! :)

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    1. Me too! Oh my gosh you should watch the 100. Just make sure if you're not impressed at first- few episodes- stick w/ it because it gets better. A way cool post apoc story.

      That sounds like a fun teacher! And yes it's so bad it's good- well maybe almost good ha ha? I think a lot of people liked it more than I did! But it was fun. :)

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  36. Tremors! Running off to see that post....happy weekend :)

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  37. The only Mad Max movie I've seen is Fury Road (which is apparently a sin, given I'm Australian lol) but I really loved it when I saw it, what a visual feast it was!

    This year is going by so fast. It'll be Christmas again before we know it :/

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    1. It is a visual feast, I agree. I saw it in the theater and then again for my post, and I actually don't think it sucks, but that's the name of the feature so... I may need to change it? Ha ha but yeah it's pretty good!!

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  38. I love all the art you chose this week! So many great shows are returning in April especially The Expanse and Westworld. So looking forward to them!

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    1. Thanks! The 100 and FEAR are top of my list but there are so many!!

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  39. I really need to watch more TV. I'm so lazy about it though. lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I hear you. Book blogging seems to take all my time, I don't know how I squeeze these shows in!

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  40. I am curious about the new Tomb Raider. I actually enjoyed the previous one, even though I hate Angelina Jolie!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Not a Jolie fan, I liked this one a LOT more!!!

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  41. I love the pictures you post each week. They take you off to another time and place beautifully. :)
    That cover of Bad Romance is also pretty awesome.
    Have a good Greg!

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    1. Thank you! I love that about imaginative artwork...

      And I loved that Bad Romance cover too!

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  42. I wish it felt like Spring here, our weather is still all weird. We woke up to snow this morning! Ugh... I really want to see Tomb Raider! Have a great week.

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    1. We had snow twice this past week! Ack!!

      I liked Tomb Raider.

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  43. I'm done with cold! Plus I'm afraid it'll kill the blooms that we do have. I'm super curious about Tomb Raider. I enjoyed the first one in kind of a campy sort of way. Have a great week!

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    1. You and me both! It was 20 here last night! Tomb Raider was good.

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  44. I've been seeing The Window around a lot lately. I'll have to wait for your review before making up my mind to get a copy or not :) MM:FR was so great and it's even better when you realize the vast majority of the effects were practical instead of CGI. Some live action movies are practically animated movies now—it gets tiring! Hope you have a great week Greg :)

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    1. I liked The Window. It was a little different than I was expecting, I didn't love it as much as I hoped to, but it was solid. And yes I loved how MM:FR was done w/ practicals- I've mused before that it's amazing no one died making that movie! It's a totally visual spectacle. I can't wait to give it the Movies That Suck experience (and that's my problem with the feature name, because some of these movies DON'T suck)

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  45. Yes, I'm so excited that The 100 is back in a few weeks. Can't wait!

    And wow, that's a pretty badass cover of Bad Romance. I hadn't heard it before so thanks for sharing :)

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    1. So true! I can't WAIT for the premiere of 100.

      Yes wasn't that awesome? And then I discovered (by accident) that Halestorm is coming to the area- I'm tempted to go :)

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  46. Where do you guys take all the time to watch TV? *smile* I´ve watched the 100 on my laptop, but then stopped in the middle of a season. Have fun with the new season.

    Best wishes
    Vi

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  47. Mad Max: Fury Road definitely does NOT suck!! I didn't know people think it does!!?? Is that a thing? Because if it is, ppl are WRONG :)

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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    1. No it doesn't. I actually liked it. I struggled with the name of my feature because some of the movies I review (I use that term loosely) won't suck, and I don't want people to think I hate em, so not sure what to do there...

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  48. I want to read the Window because the library doesn't have a copy yet. Tomb Raider is a favorite movie and game of mine, so I'm curious how this new movie compares. Have a great week!

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  49. Wow, I've never heard of The Window. I'm looking forward to hearing about it.

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  50. Sometimes you need a break from reviews! I'm experiencing that right now. Hopefully you enjoy what you're reading/watching!

    Have a fantastic week, Greg. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  51. nice new haul, looks exciting. Oh Hale Storm did Bad Romance? XD I think I need to see this

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  52. Is this Mad Max movie one of the new ones? I loved the old ones but haven't seen any of the more recent one. Have a great week, Greg!

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  53. I have to agree with the movies that suck this week - Tremors was horrible. My hubby likes it tho. What can you do. I like the old Mad Max so I don't know how I would feel about the new one. I hope you have a great week.

    Mary my #SundayRoundup #13!

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  54. I watched the original Mad Max, Haven't seen the new one. Enjoy your new books!

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  55. I really need to read those Hawkeye comics. I wonder if my library has them...

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  56. Crazy that it's April already right? I feel like time is going by even faster than before.
    I haven't seen the 100 for a while now. I enjoyed it in the beginning, but I didn't like it as much last season.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

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  57. I STILL need to watch season one of The 100! At the moment I'm too busy with the Commonwealth Games but after that I'll be getting stuck into a few box sets and films as I still don't want to read!

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  58. It is crazy that it is April but it's crazier that it is almost half over! I love your graphics!

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  59. OO I will have to check out your Tremors post! I enjoyed your Maximum Overdrive one. Lol.

    It's crazy that it is April - partly because it doesn't feel like April! :)

    Have a great week!

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  60. I rarely listen to songs people post up, but I love Gaga, so I had to this time! lol

    The Window sounds intriguing.

    I am curious about the new Tomb Raider movie, but not enough to bother with it. I still need to play the reboot of the series too.

    I am interested in the new Mad Max, even though I haven't seen the original.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  61. oooooh! Snakes. Yuk Greg! That is am interesting cover though and I like the lead's voice. Not a lot of people could pull of that song. I love "Exploring the Unknown" but with that pup there, is it really any surprise?

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  62. The Window is one of those books I keep hearing about. I'll be checking out your review!

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  63. I really liked The Window. I hope you did too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  64. Snow yesterday, supposedly in the 70s on Friday. Fingers crossed for warmer weather. The Old Tree image wins my best-of this week. The Window is on my list too, though I don't think I'll get much reading in this week.

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  65. I don't know how April happened either, I'm sure it was Feb just the other day. Would you believe I've never made it through Mad Max: Fury Road? people say brilliant things but I just can't focus on it, I get bored. is that terrible? I'll check out the review to see your thoughts.

    Have a good week.

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  66. April brings back everything (especially sunny days) and I am so excited for that - especially for Westworld (and sunny days!). As always, I love the Agatha Christie pulp cover.

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  67. I’ve actually never seen a Mad Max movie. They’ve just never appealed to me. I’m more a chick flick/romance kind of girl. LOL Cool cover of Bad Romance!

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  68. I am curious about Tom Raider and look forward to reading your review. I grew up on the original Mad Max, but haven't managed to see the newer version. I hope you have a wonderful week, Greg.

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  69. Loved the Old Tree and Medusa pics. I wasn't really all that interested in the new TOmb Raider. Look forward to see if it is worth it. Got to say I loved Tremors, there's always that one really bad movie that you love and this is mine.

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  70. Yay for shows coming back. Hope you have fun with them. :)

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  71. My son just discovered Agatha Christie over spring break. Come see what I'm reading

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  72. Haven't seen the new Mad Max yet, but I loved the old ones. Too bad they didn't wan't Mel back---or so I heard. *sigh*

    I vaguely remember seeing Tremors, but I do have the feeling that it sucked.

    Hope you have a great week!

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  73. I love Halestorm! Lizzy Hale can shred like nobody's business! I actually love their Bad Romance cover! :D Hope you have an awesome week!

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  74. Wow it seems like ages ago since I watched Tremors.

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  75. Mad Max 4 is an interesting movie...well in sense it's better than its predecessors and I felt like my heart was going thump-thump-thump all the time because there was so much action...and driving...and weird music.

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  76. I haven't watched Mad Max. Hope you have a great week!

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  77. Other than the AC every other book is new to me. Enjoy them all.

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  78. Oh, I loved that Lady Gaga cover. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  79. I'll admit, pretty much every time I see a professional cover for Bad Romance, I have to listen to it. (And, even sometimes when it's an amateur cover.) But, this one has got to be one of my favorites, if not my favorite. Then again, it is Halestorm and Lzzy Hale is always awesome.

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