Saturday, April 28, 2018

Sunday Post #243


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews
It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Book Date 
  
A much warmer week, we actually got into the 70's once or twice! Summer is here- kinda. So this week was pretty good- The 100 is back and the premiere was pretty awesome. It's been a long time since S4. I've been watching a lot of Netflix- Orbiter 9 was good and so was The Chalet. I made it through a couple of books this week too.  

This week Movies That Suck looked at Mean Girls, a movie that definitely did not suck, I think we can mostly agree. This week will be Desperately Seeking Susan and that was a fun watch. Because 80's Madonna. And Kong: Skull Island is upcoming as well. 

Last week I reviewed The Oracle Queen (and can I just say I need the next book in that series?) along with the aforementioned mini- reviews and also posted a New Years tag (yes in April- who says I'm behind??). Thanks to Anna at Adventures With a Book Nerd for that. I have a few other tag posts so hopefully I can get caught up.           

Blackfish CityThe Underwater Ballroom SocietyThe Oracle Queen (Three Dark Crowns #0.1)Related image

Song of the week 



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Crooked House

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:



BOOKISH LINKS

Here's a few ambient mixes I came across. I like to have on in the background  


And... my comic of the week was 

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  1. Oooo can't wait to see you talk about Kong in this week's Movies that suck! I'll definitely keep an eye out for that. I thought it was a pretty bad movie ;)

    Have a great week and read lots!

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    1. Kong will be the week after this one, but yeah. :) I haven't seen it yet so it should be fun...

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  2. Wait, what is this movie I've never heard of, The Meg?? A giant sea creature and Jason Statham? I'm in!

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  3. I think Steve Alten wrote the book The Meg is based on. I read another of his books and it was great fun! The movie looks fantastic😁

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    1. I think so! I haven't read him yet...

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  4. We got some warmer weather as well! It was nice taking my walks outside with everything in bloom. Have a great week!

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  5. Our weather was a bit mixed but not freezing cold which made a change. I'm looking forward to summer this year!

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    1. I am too, nice that your weather is improving as well.

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  6. Oooh. I love Kendare Blake. I hope you enjoy! Also loved Mean Girls. Weather is beautiful here too, though it's in the high 30's right now.

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    1. I'm turning into a fan thanks to this series! And Mean Girls was pretty fun!

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  7. Sounds like you had a great week weather, book,blog, and movie wise. Do you have plans to see the new Avengers movie? I am going tonight! So excited. Have a great week.

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    1. Not bad! And I saw Avengers today... mind blown!

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  8. Still getting mix of weather on my end. Ooo, another Kendare Blake. Must catch up with that series...

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    1. Ack snding you wishes for better weather. I didn't think spring was EVER going to come...

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  9. I loved Desperately Seeking Susan when I was little. Honestly, I was a bit TOO little and didn't understand it even a little bit. But Madonna. In lacy headbands. It is nice here, too, finally. Happy reading!
    Natflix&Books

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    1. You too! And yeah Susan is a classic, I looked forward to watching it again.

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  10. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on Menagerie. That was something different for me. Mean Girls totally DID NOT suck. Lol.

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    1. Right? I think I'm a Mean Girls convert. And Menagerie has been on my list for AGES- nice to get to it.

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  11. I think it got warm cause I left the state! LOL. I hope it continues to improve and stays warm when I get back. I enjoyed Kendare Blake in the past and will have to check out this series.

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    1. Ha hope you are well in FL. Same here! It is a fun series.

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  12. Huh, fun coincidence, I was planning on reading Crooked House sometime soon, probably. That syringe makes me cringe, though!

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    1. I know, that is a cringey cover!

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  13. The 100's return is of course the most important part of the week hah. But nice weather is a plus, too! I really need to read The Oracle Queen- I didn't read your review because I want to read the book myself first. So glad it was good though!

    Watched the trailer for The Meg, can't decide if it's funny, cheesy, or both, but I am moderately annoyed that Travis from Fear is in it because I was still placing bets on him being alive, and this movie is not his triumphant return to Fear, so.

    Oh and that picture with the hanging was creepy. It was like... The Hanging Tree from Mockingjay come to life. But I totally want to go hang out in the tree with hidey holes! (Er, no hanging pun intended, yikes.)

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    1. Yes it is and I need to know your thoughts on The Oracle Queen!

      The Meg looks awesome, clearly, and I think a mix of silly and good? But yes Travis!!

      Wasn't it? ooh Hanging tree. And yes, I do too.

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  14. I could always do with more Tatooine art! Love those twin sun landscapes.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I thought that was awesome too!

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  15. I am not sure if I have ever watched Mean Girls or not. You would think I would actually know. I remember that I liked Desperately Seeking Susan back in the day. I wonder what I would think of it now. Yay for warmer temps! Have a great week, Greg!

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    1. Ha I forget about movies all the time. And let me tell you Desperately Seeking Susan was fun to watch again!!!!!!

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  16. I love the trees in Concept Art. They look pretty creepy.

    I haven't seen Desperately Seeking Susan in a long while...but I loved the movie...and the outfits!

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

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    1. They do look creepy!

      Desperately was a fun rewatch

      Have a super week

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  17. I m reading Meg next month. Hope you love Menagerie!

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    1. I am liking Menagerie so far! And I might have to read the Meg too

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  18. I want to watch both Orbiter 9 and The Chalet, but this week I did not have time for too much TV. And I am glad you enjoyed Mean Girls, it's one of my gem films that I rewatch every year.

    Oh, I never heard of that book by Agatha Christie from the pulp cover of the week! I need to get back on reading all of Christie's books.

    I love all the landscapes - they make me wanna read some sci-fi books.

    (PS: I love Runaways!)

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    1. Both are good! There are so many awesome Christie covers, seriously I could feature covers all year and there'd still be more!

      Glad you liked the landscapes!

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  19. Mean Girls is so much fun! The only reason I watched Kong: Skull Island, is because Tom Hiddleston was in it, and I stand by that. Have a great week!

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    1. Tom and Brie are a pretty good reason to watch :)

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  20. I recently started Rainbow Rowell's RUNAWAYS! It's been really great so far. Which one are your reading? Was Vaughan the run before Rowell? I'm new to Runaways, so I'm not sure of the order! How are you liking it so far?

    The Oracle Queen sounds great!

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. I'm reading the originals and am up through Vol 5 I think? Vaughan was the original creator and then there was Joss Whedon and some other people before the new revamp. But it's a fun series.

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  21. Desperately Seeking Susan awakens so many memories!
    I love that Tatooine painting. I have always been wondering how much hotter a planet with twin suns would be and if mankind would be viable. Probably not. And how far the suns have to be apart to not collide because of gravitation...questions. My scientist mind wants to know.

    Have a great week!

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    1. I love that movie!!!

      Ha those are good questions. And I imagine Tatooine would be pretty dang hot. I kind of agree a dual sun planet would probably not be viable under a lot of conditions. Oh and I always love images of Jabba's palace so when I saw that I had double the reason to feature the art!

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  22. Okay, who said Mean Girls sucked? Because I will fight them! I'm glad to hear that you also didn't think it sucked.

    Have a great weekend. - Katie

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    1. Nobody *hides* Seriously though I did like it!

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  23. Yay for warmer weather! I can see why that picture inspired a writing prompt, it's got so much feeling to it and is so ominous looking! I really like the one above it too though because it appears to be an elf and he's got all this pretty jewelry but he's also got blood on his lips, and I'm curious about that. And I LOVE the one with the wolves and the person in the foreground, maybe cuz I'm totally in a werewolf mood. I just went and searched for the artist's site, and wow, he has a lot of amazing art!

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    1. Right? And I agree. Some of them are just so atmospheric I have to write something. :) And I've noticed I tend towards those darker, more moody pics? Now it's interesting becasue see I thought the elf was a female! But looking closer it could be either? And I noticed the lips too! Elf vampire?

      Were wolves are the best, and didn't you use to not like them as much? Or maybe that was wolf shifters, which for the longest time I didn't realize could be two different things? Or just never thought of it I guess. I totally want to read werewolf stories. But yes that pic- like the woman has a kinship or they sense a kinship with her- I love the story possibilities there. And the one below it I think is SO chilling!

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  24. How nice that you're finally getting warmer weather :) It's about time, yeah?
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading and watching.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  25. Yay, for the warmer weather. It’s been so nice here and this week it wil be in the 80’s. I need to watch the premier of The 100, hopefully today if you house will stay fairly sane. Lol.. Kids friends in and out. :)

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    1. 80's sounds so good. And I hope you like the 100 premiere. I DO know what you mean, it was crazy here today too :)

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  26. I heard great things about the VIncent novel and I really want to try as well. Happy reading!

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  27. What a fabulous selection of pictures this week, Greg - I'm spoilt for choice:)). There are some wonderful stories to be told with so many of them... Thank you for taking the time and effort to share! I also like the look of The Meg - so long as it's better than The Shape of Water! Have a great week, Greg.

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    1. Thanks! I think so too- I love thinking about what each could mean. And I'm sorta excited about the Meg- I haven't seen The Shape of Water.

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  28. Our weather is so up and down here but hoping for warmer temps next week. Enjoy all of your books and have a wonderful week!

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  29. Love the marmaid image. Weather here has been very back and forth, this week was in the high 70s, not sure if it broke 80 or not

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    1. Mmm 70's especially high 70's sounds so nice and warm. :) And I loved that one too!

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  30. I am glad you are getting some nice weather we are too! I can't wait to see Meg! Barb and I are buddy reading the book next month to get ready for the movie! :)

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Stormi
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    1. Meg looks awesome and I'll have t check out your review!!

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  31. Summer is here for me, a bit early but totally here. Oh those pics are stunning! Uh, idk about The Meg but damn Jason Statham can make any movie watchable for me!

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    1. Yay for summer! Ha I've never seen a Jason statham movie (at least not all the way through) but I think I'm totally onboard w/ the Meg!!!!!!!

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  32. Mean Girls is a favorite! Glad the weather is warming up over there. Enjoy your books and Netflix!

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  33. I am still on the Mean Girls DIDN'T suck train, but Desperately Seeking Susan was not fabulous, so, I'm ok with that one. I have a hold out for Oracle Queen. I am hoping to get more hints from it, and I'm with you, let's that that next book out stat.

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  34. I'm glad to see that the weather is looking up for you Greg, it's been raining all week here, I don't mind it when I'm home, but going to work in it has been horrendous! And yay for enjoying Mean Girls, you mentioning it definitely makes me want to have a rewatch! I hope you have another great week Greg :)

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  35. Oh that Odin's Tree picture is fascinating!! I think Kong would be an interesting movie to dissect for your feature!

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  36. We had some summer-like days here too. Now it's rain rain rain. I'll have to check out The Oracle Queen. Oh..that MEG trailer is not going to make me want to go to the beach!

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  37. We've had gorgeous weather this weekend for the first time in ages and it's fantastic! I enjoyed your post on Mean Girls and am looking forward to Desperately Seeking Susan. I've seen bits of that one but am not sure I've ever seen the whole thing. I love that tagline on thee Christie! A bit over the top and too specific. Have a great week!

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  38. I love the Mermaid picture. I've been watching a new show called Siren and so far I think it's pretty good. The Mermaids in that show are ferocious. lol

    It's been in the 90's here all week. Summer is here.

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  39. Netflix has so many great shows now. We started Lost in Space, which is good so far. We'll have to check out Orbiter 9 and The Chalet. I hadn't seen Desperately Seeking Susan in a long time, so I can't wait to see your post. Have a great week!

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  40. Oh, I remember seeing all the reviews for Menagerie. I was curious then and now I'm curious to see what you thought.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  41. That promo is so cute! I still need to grab a copy of The Shark Club after you recommended it :) And no matter how close it comes to the book, The Meg is *definitely* going to be worthy of a Movies That Suck feature, I think!

    Glad to hear you enjoyed The Chalet. I've seen some good buzz around it, but I'm so far behind on my Netflix queue lord only knows when I'll get around to these newer releases!

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  42. I need to pick up The 100. I'll be onto S3 next so hopefully by the time I'm caught up I have all of S5 ready to binge watch it all. :)

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  43. I smiled when you mentioned Desperately Seeking Susan. I grew up on Madonna and have her first LP. My daughter's fourth grade teacher in the city used to play a song twice each morning to give students time to unload, get the stuff they needed out, and to settle down. I would stuff Wednesday folders and bop my head to Holiday when it was its turn. The Shark Club sounds good. I like marine biology and like a protagonist with a nontraditional occupation. Have a good week.

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  44. I loved Mean Girls! It's time for a rewatch honestly. That movie is so quotable! :D

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books! Have a wonderful week, Greg. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  45. Yay for some nicer weather! I think I'm the only person alive who doesn't care for Mean Girls... Whoops! XD Awesome art, as always! I especially love the lonely wolf!

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  46. oh lucky you with the nice weather!
    I agree, I liked Mean Girls the movie, it wasn't too bad.
    Blackfish City has a very interesting concept.
    Enjoy your new reads!!

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  47. Why have I not read The Oracle Queen yet? WHY? I obviously need to solve this issue immediately.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  48. Mean Girls is one of those movies that can be watched over and over and love it every time. I bailed on the 100 at the beginning of last season because it was annoying me, but now I can't even remember why it annoyed me. lol. Think I'll start it back up. :D Have a great week, Greg!

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  49. LOL, you're talking about Summer and it's barely Spring here! Have a great week.

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  50. Good to heave nice weather! It has been raining over at my place just moments before I had to step out for work. That really dampened my mood. Have a great week ahead!

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  51. We had summery weather all last week too, which was wonderful, but then were under a frost advisory last night and this morning so go figure, lol.

    OMG yes, The 100's premiere was so good. I have a good feeling about how this whole season is going to be. I'm especially interested in seeing how things are going in the bunker. The bit of teaser we got right at the end of the first ep was so intense!

    I'll be looking forward to your thoughts on Desperately Seeking Susan as well. Pretty sure I haven't watched that one since it first came out years ago.

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  52. First, I adore you dear Greg, but you posted the pic of the man I watch in EVERY one of his movies, have all his DVDs and follow anywhere on Social Media. Yes, he's my boyfriend Jason Statham! (lol) Sounds like you had a busy weekend too! Hugs...RO

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  53. Our weather changed with a few welcome showers but daytime temperature still remains very hot and humid. Enjoy the week.

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  54. I am loving this weather!

    I loved Menagerie. I am anxious to see where the series goes. :) And I can't wait to see The Meg!

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  55. Loved both of the artworks that prompted writings. I also really love the Rachel Vincent series.

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  56. Spring has been throwing in a couple of teaser days lately but today we are back to gray skies. At least no snow yet today. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  57. Desperately Seeking Susan! I had totally forgotten about that movie! I like the hobbit-y images. I don't know why the Runaways never clicked with me. I should try again.

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  58. I'll be reading Runaways soon. Happy end of the month. Come see what I'm reading.

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  59. Your concept art is so gorgeous! I love your sunday posts just to get a look at what you find. The Marmaid was my favorite this time for sure. I can totally see a mermaid looking like her. Happy reading Greg!

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  60. We are supposed to get 70s this week, but I'm not going to bank on it because the weatherman is a liar!

    I love the Dusk Patrol image. And thanks for the AC/DC cover. :D

    I hope your week started off on a good note. :)

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  61. Commenting back late, been on vacation! We've had the weirdest weather though. Three days were super cold and windy(I wore my winter coat), and then the next two it was so warm people wore bathing suits. What the hell, right? :)

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  62. Some amazing art there. We are starting to get nice weather as well. I'm hoping this is the turn for the season. Have a good week!

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