Friday, October 12, 2018

Sunday Post #267


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 
  
So the first week of The Bookish Games are in the dustbin of history and I... survived! So far. It's a tough world, folks. You gotta be cunning and fierce to survive. Or lucky. :) Curious? You can check it out here. And trust no one
  
We've had a night kill now and Day Two starts tomorrow. Follow the fun on Twitter at @TheBookishGames or here. In other news the FraterFest read-a-thon is underway. I finished a book and am working on my second. We'll see how I do with the Games going on...   

This past week I read  Echoes (loved it), Two Dark Reigns (liked it) and Number One Chinese Restaurant (erghh). I also discussed Game of Thrones (warging) and will have a discussion this week on what happens next at the Wall. Come on by and share your thoughts. Oh, and I'm reviewing Echoes soon too.    
      
 EchoesNumber One Chinese Restaurant

Song of the week 



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Image result for luck is no lady pulp cover

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Strange New World (Brave New Girl, #2)

BOOKISH LINKS

82 comments:

  1. Yay, more mermaid art! I also feel cold looking at a lot of these. Especially that first one, such an evocative image. Love the lantern glow reflecting off the ice and illuminating the eerie face in the water.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Lots of cold art this weekend! And I love that first image!

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  2. Sounds like the Bookish Games are off to a fierce start! Hope you're still hanging in there. :) Looking forward to your review of Echoes!

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  3. I followed the link to the Bookish Games but I still don't get what it's about, sorry!

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    1. I'm playing and I don't even entirely get it haha!

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  4. What a fantastic post this week - I love it. I wanted to single something out but there is so much here that is stunning it's difficult to choose.
    Thanks
    Lynn :D

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  5. I love all the art that you've shared this week, Greg!

    Check out The Nightmare Before Christmas Book Tag

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  6. Congratulations on surviving week one of the Bookish Games. May the odds be in your favor for next week. I am awaiting your review for TDR to see what didn't work for you.

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  7. The Bookish Games sounds like so much fun! I'll definitely be following that on twitter. Beautiful images as always :)

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    1. The Bookish Games are taking over my LIFE! lol but I love it. :)

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  8. Good lucks in the Bookish Games!! I will have to heck out Echoes since you liked it. Have a great week!

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    1. Echoes was good- it's taking a little heat for the ending, but I thought it was kind of a gutsy move- especialy since I don't see any sign of a sequel!

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  9. BOOKISH GAMES. I can say nothing about them at the moment, except that we are ALIVE, because it is public knowledge, so I will just... squee about them. (I love all the comments that are like "what even IS this?" hahahha ohhh honey you have NO IDEA what you just clicked onto!)

    Some of these pictures are awesome. Like the badass woman in the dress with the gun, and the submerged city and such. Some (the last one, for sure) are going to give me nightmares. And I mean, I REALLY hope the pregnant (in labor maybe?) lady can somehow get out of there, eep.

    ECHOES. I need it. I am so glad it was good!

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    1. Right? I was there too- like if you just go there and read it's like huh? You kinda have to play to get it??

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  10. OMG This art is amazing! Thank you for sharing!!! I need to figure out how to go buy some prints for myself for Christmas now.

    (Also... is it just me or does that book cover look like a line of Kylie Jenners?)

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    1. Right? I may think of that whenever I see the cover now!

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  11. I’m doing Fraterfest, too, but I haven’t even finished 1 book yet. I’m a slacker. Good luck with the games and readathon!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. I tried to register as a spectator for The Bookish Games, but it wouldn't work. I'll have to try again. ๐Ÿ‘

    The Turquoise Galleon - I have some new dinner music now. ๐Ÿด๐ŸŽผ

    I love the submerged city and the sail boat/gondola hybrid. I Have always wondered how long people could live in the upper floors of submerged skyscrapers before the lower parts of the buildings would begin to crumble from being water-logged. ๐ŸŒ‡

    Have a wonderful week. ๐ŸŒž

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    1. I think you have to email them or something- not sure? They add you to a chat group that can see the doings and comment- I think the Dead Player Chat (cause eliminated players go there also) might be as fun as the Games!

      That's a great question!

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  13. Yay for making it to another round of The Bookish Games! I'm so glad to hear you loved Echoes and disappointed you didn't care for The Number One Chinese Restaurant. I was hoping that one would be better. I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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    1. Thanks! I wanted to LOVE Number One but it was disappointing.

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  14. Two Dark Reigns looks amazing (judging the cover at least.) Hope you have a fabulous weekend. - Katie

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  15. Oh, the last mermaid picture is so pretty with all the colors. She looks enticing, but also like if you took her hand you might not stay alive. Good luck with your Bookish Games! :)

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    1. I know! I think I'd be no thanks! And I just read your comment on my Friday post- I had no idea you were the same Rachel from Readers den! Oops!!!

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  16. You always have such beautiful posts and great recs

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  17. Love the images this week. Especially that first one and the mermaids! Yeah! You survived. Sounds like a fun game. Good luck!

    My Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks- we'll see what this week brings. :)

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  18. Greg thanks for stopping by. I needed to find you on the Stacking the Shelves post as I couldn't get a link from Disqus.

    I'm glad you enjoyed Alice Reeds, Echoes, I was a bit disappointed, it was interesting but I got more questions than answers at the end. I suppose that makes you read the sequel.

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    1. I did like echoes but that ending... yeah. Almost cries out for a sequel, but I don't see one on the way? Have you heard anything about a sequel??

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  19. Congrats on surviving week one! That picture with the ice is very cool, and that last one is so enchanting!

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    1. I love that pic, may be one of my favorites of ever. And thanx!!

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  20. I missed out on Fraterfest this year, your doing wonderful on all your reads. Have fun with the Bookish Games :)

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  21. The Two Dark Reigns cover is beautiful! I'll be checking that one out.
    Glad you made it through the first week of The Bookish Games! Good luck for the next one.

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  22. Best of luck with The Bookish Games and once again, many many thanks for sharing all those FABULOUS pictures - the one of the infested dinosaur is hauntingly sad, while still being action-packed. Have a great week, Greg.

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  23. I should do the bookish games! It sounds so fun lol

    I love all the fantasy art! (Also what even with that cover??)

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  24. wow! Marvellous pics. I love Enounter. The mermaid, oh so many! Ah, now I get what the Bookish Games is all about. What fun! Yes, good luck for the next one.

    I rather like your Luck is no lady - great cover!

    Here's my Sunday Wrap Up Post. Hope you can drop by!

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  25. Wow I love the artwork on your post! and I've been wanting to read Rachel Vincent's new series so can't wait to hear what you think. The Bookish Games sound like so much fun though, what are they? they sound so interesting! Great Post

    My Weekly Round-Up: https://racheleanne.wordpress.com/2018/10/14/weekly-round-up-14-10-2018/

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  26. I checked out the game site and it sounds very confusing and hard, so glad you are surviving!! :) I want to read Echoes so I am glad you enjoyed it!!!

    Great art pics as always!
    Happy reading and have a great week,
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  27. The Bookish Games sure sounds like an adventure! Glad the week was a good one, and that pulp cover is pretty cool. It's always neat to see how much our fave books used to cost back in the day. Hugs and Happy Sunday! RO

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  28. Great art work, and the Bookish Games sound like fun. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    Enjoy your week!

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  29. I can't wait for your review of echoes looks so good! And can't wait for GoT again! it is killing meeeee

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  30. The Eagles played Thursday, but I watched and read for the thon. Now tonight I will stop to watch Dr. Who. I am already loving the new season. Those snakes Greg...no just no!

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  31. I'm going to have to go check out The Bookish Games. You make it sound a little like The Hunger Games. LOL. I hope you survive!

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  32. The Bookish Games sounds intense but fun. I love the art, especially the last one.

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  33. Good luck with the Bookish Games! May the odds be ever in your favor!

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  34. Good Luck in the next round of the Bookish Games, I read the blog page for it and it seems so confusing. I am glad you are having fun! Fingers crossed you survive!

    I am adding Echoes to my TBR because it sounds so interesting.

    Have a great week, Greg! Happy Reading!

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  35. I haven't visited your Sunday posts in ages! Sorry about that. Been way too busy to blog hop in the past few weeks. Finally sat down to catch up with everyone today, and it feels good! Love the artwork you're sharing as always, and I hope you have a great week ahead of you :)

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  36. Bookish Games sounds awesome! I'm glad you're enjoying it! Echoes looks so interesting - I'm definitely going to be checking that one out. As always, amazing art! I feel like I need to print some out to put on my walls.

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  37. That is my favorite scene in Gladiator. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR

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  38. I think I'd be afraid those big ice cliffs would start breaking off as I was near them. Great picture though.

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  39. My my my you had a busy week Greg! No Sunday post for me today as I binge read the whole weekend. Oh something to recommend though: I watched "A Star is Born" with Bradley Cooper and lady Gaga and I recommend it! Stellar job! Sophie @bewareofthereader

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  40. I'm still confused as to what the Bookish Games are ... and I've checked several times! lol. Grats on remaining and here's hoping you stay until the end.

    More awesome pictures as usual. My favorite has to be the one that looks like tentacles attacking during the 1920s...
    I think I may need that book/movie/whatever. We need more of that.

    Have a great week!

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  41. Congratulations on surviving the first part of The Bookish Games! I've heard they can be brutal. Good luck on the rest of your journey! I'm so glad you loved Echoes! I wasn't a fan of the ending, or some of the time spent getting there, but it was an okay read for me. The ending was effed up, though...argh.

    I hope you have a wonderful week! I'm going to try and catch up on all of my comics this week. *fingers crossed*

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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  42. Oh yay, you survived! Just go through the day to day motions and everything will be okay - there's always next year if you don't survive! ๐Ÿ˜…

    Good luck with Fraterfest as well!

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  43. You always seem to find the best artwork! Lots of reading events seem to happen now. Maybe I will be able to find some time to participate next year when my daughter is off to college. Have a great week!

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  44. Have fun with the Bookish Games! Echoes looks interesting.

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  45. I've gotta check out the Bookish Games. And I'm looking forward to your reviews of Echoes. Love that pic of the submerged city!

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  46. I got caught up in the art: the ice wall is great and so is the dragon in the sky and -- oh -- the woman and the wolf. Good luck on your Bookish Games!

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  47. The Strange New world's cover looks a lot similar to The Handmaid's tale right? I mistook it for a moment. Have a great week, Greg!

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  48. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Number One Chinese Restaurant. I picked that one up a while back but haven't read it yet. :)

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  49. Echoes looks good!!

    The Bookish Games sounds intense and nervewracking! Congrats on your survival! Did you ever watch The Mole show that was one a million years ago? Anderson Cooper hosted once. It sounds kind of like that?

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  50. cool art! My post is here: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/10/15/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-october-15/

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  51. Bookish Games sounds like fun. I'm glad you survived. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  52. Wohoo! Congratulations on surviving the first week of the Games and good luck for the rest๐Ÿ‘. They sound really intense and interesting! I might participate in the next ones๐Ÿค”. As always, what beautiful pieces๐Ÿ˜! The picture that guves you a sense of being seperated actually evokes in me feelings of dread and loneliness! Dunno why tho

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  53. Good job on surviving, Greg! And those pictures are amazing - especially the ones with all the snakes, and I usually hate snakes. Scary creatures!

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  54. Happy to hear you are still alive in the bookish games, stay ruthless and ... a little lucky if you need it!

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  55. Love all the artwork but encounter is great. Don't really know what The Bookish Games are but congrats on making it so far

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  56. The Bookish games sounds really interesting, and I hope you can stick around in it!
    I adore the landscape art you find! But I think my favorite this week is the one with all the snakes. I hope you have a good week!

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  57. Congrats on surviving the first week of The Bookish Games!

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  58. You always have some amazing pictures. I love them. You have to do another Movies that Suck post. I miss laughing my butt off. =)

    Mary

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  59. Yay for the one awesome read at least :) Luck is No Lady. That cover. Love it.

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  60. I love that 'Echoes' cover. So pretty.
    Good luck with the games.. it sounds intense. ;)
    Happy Reading!

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