Saturday, August 11, 2018

Sunday Post #258


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading is hosted by Book Date 
  
How was everyone's week? Mine was nice and quiet. I've been binge watching Impulse on Youtube premium (yes I signed up for the free trial just to watch it- well that and Cobra Kai) and it's awesome! A very good show. Triggers for sexual assault, which I think it handles well, and oh it's about teleportation too. In other news, the Traverse Film Festival wrapped up last weekend, and there were lots of exciting things going on.  

Okay. Last week I posted Some Thoughts on Book Blogging in anticipation of 5 years of blogging! And a fun Books I'll Probably Never Read tag. Also I reviewed Girls Night Out and Movies That Suck lived up to its name with Big Trouble in Little China. I mean, big time. This week will be The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. We're getting to the good stuff now, y'all. And I'll have the Bookshelf Book Tag on Monday (thanks to Ceri at Bookmarks & Postcards for that one)!!!    

Strange New World (Brave New Girl, #2)Lies You Never Told MeRecord of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3) 

Song of the week 


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Related imageImage result for death on the nile covers

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Survive the NightAdriftOnyx and Ivory
BOOKISH LINKS

I am loving this song on the Impulse soundtrack.   


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  1. The Traverse Film Festival looked awesome! Love the pics you captured.
    As always, I love the graphics you shared! The Cyberpunk Chick looks fantastic!

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    1. Isn't that an awesome one? I liked it too :)

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  2. I want to see Cobra Kai so bad. I have heard great things. I might have to look into a free trial too. The Spaceborn Few is due at my library on Aug. 30th and I am next in line. Hopefully, the person reads it fast and I get it before that.

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    1. Oh my gosh Cobra Kai is hilarious- with the 80's music, and Johnny Lawrence kinda steals the show. :)

      Hope you get Spaceborn soon!

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  3. I'll be looking forward to the book tag coming up!

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  4. I've been thinking about writing a short story involving teleportation. It's so interesting to think about how unimaginably different life would be if we could go anywhere easily!

    And I love that marriage proposal!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. It is! And I'd love to read it. It's such a fascinating topic... and yes that proposal was awesome!

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  5. Love your pics and links this week. Yay for true love and the proposal in public. I love that Cyber Punk Chick above, great detail. I read Girls Night Out recently but didn't really enjoy it. I'll have to skip back to where you talked about it and see how you felt. Enjoy the cooler temps this week!

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    1. THanx! I liked Cyberpunk Chick too. Sorry you didn't enjoy Girls Night Out- I mostly liked it but I had some issues, mainly w/ the Ashley character.

      Have a super week!

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  6. I love those dark forest type images! The cover for Onyx & Ivory is so pretty :)

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    1. I do too- there's something about them!

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  7. I've never read Death on the Nile, but on that first cover the guy looking in the window looks like a Scooby Doo villain lol

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    1. I haven't either. And isn't that a goofy cover? I had to share both :)

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  8. That engagement is straight out of a romance novel. I love it!

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  9. The Venetian Festival looks like fun. I've been binge watching Stargate SG-1. I know I watched it years ago but I don't remember it.

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    1. It was fun. :) And I don't think I've ever seen Stargate SG-1? Although it sounds like something I'd like. I did like the movie.

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  10. TV is just becoming so expensive. I have DirecTv and Netflix and HBOgo. I cancelled Hulu about a year ago, but kind of want it back to watch Castle Rock and The Handmaid's Tale. I feel like all of my money goes to entertainment (and I usually just look at my phone when the tv is on anyway). So no to YouTube Premium (but I'm glad you're enjoying the show!). Happy reading!
    Natflix&Books

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    1. It really is. And I can't keep track of everything anymore! So many shows, on so many platforms... I canceled Hulu too and then came back for the same reasons, I'll probably cancel again lol after I watch those!

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  11. Aww what a lovely proposal! And what a great shot that is!! I'm glad you had a nice and quiet week! I hope you get another just like it! :)

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  12. Impulse really was fabulous. Which... shocking, because YouTube? And I love that song too! VERY curious about Adrift, but you need to tell me about it first. I have Onyx & Ivory, I just haven't gotten around to it yet, sigh.

    The Apocalypse picture looks like someone left McCreary in charge, sigh. I get a kick out of the Sega sign in the Cyberpunk one- you're right, the large version is great! Love the pictures of the film festival! The engagement one is adorable so I'm mildly stabby, but the second one is very impressive angle work. I googled The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and is there a remake? Because the 1958 one has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes so it might not actually suck? Unless you have watched it and it sucks, I will obviously take your word for it.

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    1. Right? Who would have guessed? Amazingly good. Now instead of book hangovers we have show hangovers...

      Adrift is alright, I'm a little bored but gonna stick around. Hoping it gets better?

      Yeah the little details in that one got me! And no Sinbad is NOT a remake- I'm watching the '58 version, warts and all. Should be a tremendous experience!

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  13. Wow, what a fantastic evening for a film festival. Look at that dramatic sky, perfect backdrop behind the big screen.

    And that post-apocalyptic pic is insane! At first I didn't notice the scale, though it was a strip of rocky beach. Then I looked closer and saw the city blocks and was like, whoa crap!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. It does look like a beautiful evening! I wish I would have been there :)

      Isn't it though? When I looked closer I was like- woah...

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  14. Big Trouble in Little China, though - gawd.

    I've always wanted to go to some sort of film festival. But having one with a boat parade and fireworks? That looks so cool. What a perfect location.

    The apocalypse wallpaper is really scary.

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    1. Right. That movie... yikes. :)

      Same here! I haven't been to the Traverse City festival yet, even though I vacation there a lot! Hoping next year to make it up there on the film festival dates. The boat parade was actually a different festival, but it was pretty awesome too! :)

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  15. Looks like gorgeous weather for the festival. That cover of Onyx & Ivory is kind of creepy. The apocalypse pic is downright scary. Ack. Kurt Russell had some seriously cheesy roles over the years.

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    1. Yes he did! I always liked him in Escape from New York, but THIS one... yeesh. And the festival really did have nice weather this year. I wish I could have made it up there to watch some films.

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  16. Love that proposal! Was it actually at the film festival? Adorable!

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  17. Love your pics of the festival, and it's great that you captured where all the real fun was!(lol) Five years of blogging is pretty phenomenal, met you and your blog. There's always something interesting here for sure. Sure hope your Sunday is as wonderful as you are! Hugs...RO

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    1. Thanks Ro! I appreciate the kind words, as always. And you're one of those people that make blogging worth it- always so positive and supportive!

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  18. Man, I do love those vintage pulpy covers on Golden Age crime fiction! I need to read more Agatha Christie -- I can't stand Poirot, but I've been told her books without a series detective are often actually better.

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    1. I do too. There are some seriously fun and wacky covers out there! And I have read very little Christie, although my foray into Poirot was similarly lackluster. I need to try something else...

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  19. Sounds like fun film festivals! I like stuff like that during the summertime. I've never seen Big Trouble in Little China. Enjoy your week and happy reading :)

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    1. Well I want to say you're lucky you've never seen it, ha ha. Although some people love it, in a cult classic kind of way. :)

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  20. Need to sign up for a free trial of Youtube premium, I want to see Cobra Kai.
    I have Onyx & Ivory, you need to tell me how it is when you are finished. I have wanted to read it but havent yet. You love to know your thoughts.

    I actually love the sound of Rain and a Thunderstorm. I have a whole playlist of it for when I need to relax at night before bed. I also love listening to the ocean. I hate the beach but love the sound of the ocean. I know I am odd. :)

    I hope you have a fantastic week, Greg! Happy Reading! :)

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    1. Cobra Kai was the bomb. All that 80's music... and I was totally rooting for Johnny Lawrence!

      Onyx and Ivory I haven't started yet, but I hope to soon? I'm kinda stuck on a book right now...

      I do too! And no waves rolling in, surf, is one of my favorite things to listen to at night! And I love a good thunderstorm/ rain mix. This one appealed to me because it's stormy but also when on widescreen I love the image when the lights are all off!

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  21. The Festival looks like it was a lot of fun and I'm glad the weather held out for it too. I hope you have a great Sunday!

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  22. Thanks for sharing the film festival shots...and your video clips, too.

    Congrats on five years of blogging...how time flies when we're having fun!

    Enjoy your upcoming week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thanks! Hard to believe... five years.

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  23. Glad that was good weather for the festival. Looks like a lot of fun! And yay for 5 years of blogging. Congrats on reaching such a huge milestone!

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  24. OK, I haven't heard of Impulse. Why do all of these services have to keep releasing good stuff worth watching? LOL.

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    1. Dude, you need Impulse. The first two episodes are free, so you can see if it's your thing. The opening is amazing- you'll see what I mean. :) But yeah I was NOT keen on adding a new service, I only did it cause they have a month free trial, but then I watched Impulse and I was like- woah!

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  25. Sounds like the Film Festival was a lot of fun! Impulse seems interesting. I checked out the premise on Wikipedia. And five years as a blogger! I'm approaching five years as an author in September, so we've been around about the same amount of time. :)

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    1. Impulse was surprising! And yes- congrats to you too! :):)

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  26. I've got to check out the Rachel Vincent series. She's a good author and I've enjoyed most of her books. That Film Festival sounds amazing! And ooh I had never heard of Impulse, but you can make a strong case for it.
    Have a good week! :)

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    1. I've read a few of her books now and really liked them? And Impulse was good!!

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  27. We were up there during the film festival but didn't do anything with it! Lol. Next year maybe we will - our kids are just too little right now. (we were there with my brother and his family) I did keep my eyes peeled for Jane Fonda but I didn't see her. :(

    The Venetian Festival looks amazing! We are going to Saugatuck in October, for a girls day out. I feel like the city might be buttoned up for fall!

    I need to read that Rachel Vincent book! Have a great week. :)

    Erin @ Cracker Crumb Life / formerly Quixotic Magpie
    https://crackercrumblife.com/2018/08/12/the-sunday-post-its-monday-what-are-you-reading/

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    1. Ooh how fun! Yeah I imagine it was crazy.

      The Venetian festival is fun, but it's SO busy I almost don't recommend it? I mean parking... but it's busy most weekends. October actually might be a great time to go, the crowds will be less and I'm sure most of the shops will still be open (hopefully)? I hope you have fun!

      Love your new blog!

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  28. I thought about trying the free trial so I could watch Cobra Kai but never did though I did get to watch the first two episodes which seemed pretty decent.

    Sorry I put you through such torture with that movie! :) I loved reading your thoughts it kind of makes me want to watch it again! It's so bad but I was a huge Kurt Russell fan back then so loved it...lol.

    Have a great week!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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    1. Cobra Kai lol not sure I liked the ending but it was fun to watch. :)

      No that's okay, I'm glad I watched it- and thanx again for the suggestion! It was a good one! I mean the point is to watch bad movies! And it is totally fun in that cult classic kinda way. I always like Russell too... :)

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  29. Aww, that proposal is the best. I’m glad you had fun at the festivals. Have a great week.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  30. I got an email for that YouTube thing but I'm not sure what it even is or what they have lol I'll have to look into it.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  31. I keep thinking about signing up for the free trial of YouTube Premium. It looks tempting but I also already have memberships to sooo many things I'm not sure. I love that cover of Death on the Nile. It's pretty fitting and those fireworks are crazy. Hope you have a great week!

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  32. ohh I really love the Arnett cover there! have a lovely week

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  33. Glad you had a quiet, peaceful week, Greg - and what a cool proposal, especially if your first date was a film together... Love the pics this week and I hope you have another great week:)

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  34. Aww, that proposal is so cute! :)
    I'm glad you've had a nice quiet week! It's nice sometimes just to have time to binge watch shows. I haven't actually heard all that much about Youtube Premium yet, or what's actually on there, but Impulse sounds interesting (teleportation always makes things interesting!
    Have a good week! :)

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  35. Favourite pic of the day = The proposal. How can that NOT make people smile?
    Have a good week Greg!

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  36. That cover for Death on the Nile is fantastic! And great pictures of the Traverse film fest. I'm not one for public proposals, but that marquee set-up comes pretty close to changing my mind :)

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  37. The film festival is cool looking! And I love that picture titles 4000 years old-very interesting!

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  38. I'm sorry I don't know you that well, is that your wife in the instagram pic rain.in.spain? I also regret not knowing anything about Traverse film festival or the shows you've mentioned like Cobra Cai, but as long as you are having fun that is the main thing. I wish you the best. Have a great week!

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  39. Aw, that proposal is so cute! Love it. I'm curious what you think of Survive the Night.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  40. Oh shit. I just looked up Impulse... so it's in the Jumper series? It says the third, so has there been anything based on the 2nd? I'm so watching that! The festival looks like it was such a nice time. Hope you have a great week, Greg!

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  41. Looks like you've had a great time between books and movies and TV series on You Tube. Way to spend a happy time!

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  42. Greg beautiful pics as per usual. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Onyx & Ivory. I loved Mindee Arnett's previous books.

    That proposal is just so beautiful 💖

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

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  43. Looks like you had a lot of fun at the festival. I've never heard of Impulse but I do like the song you showcased. I'm anxiously awaiting your thoughts on Survive the Night.

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  44. Sounds like you had a nice week. You always post such intriguing images. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  45. Looks like an awesome week for you. You are still working on Strange New World. I have seen it on your SP a lot - I am guessing you don't like it or haven't had a chance to really read it. I do want to get it but haven't taken the plunge yet. I HAVE to check out BTILC post. It was one of my favorite 80's movies as I loved Kurt Russell so much back then. Have a great week.

    Mary

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  46. I have the first of the Wayfarers on my wishlist. My weekly update

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  47. That Strange New World cover piques my interest - any good? It sounds like you've had a busy and fun week! Such interesting photos. :)

    My post is here.

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  48. I didn't even know that YouTube premium was a thing...I feel old...I just can't keep up anymore! LOL

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  49. I love these retro covers and images. I have read Death on the Nile but these covers are better than mine did.


    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  50. I've never heard of Impulse, but it sounds interesting. I can't wait to see what you think of Onyx and Ivory. I REALLY need to read that soon!

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  51. I don't get Youtube Premium and I didn't know there were shows on there, I kind of feel like I want to try out a free trial now. I suppose everyone has to try their own subscription service, it seems to be the way forward.

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    1. I had never even heard of Youtube Premium before I saw the Impulse trailer. I was curious enough to try the free trial though (and also I wanted to try Cobra Kai which was ridiculous fun). I actually loved Impulse. If they keep making shows like that I would it over Hulu in a heartbeat, but I'll wait and see...

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  52. Love film festivals. That was a cute proposal :-)

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