Friday, October 19, 2018

Sunday Post #268


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The Bookish Games continue! We are now on Day Three and the chaos rolls onward. Seriously, I love this game. The first two Days have been a little slow on suspicion due to some inactive players, but things seem to be rolling along at this point.   

The FraterFest readathon ended this week and I did... okay. Life and those pesky Bookish Games sucked up all my energy but it was still fun- and a shout out to the challenge hosts who did a bang up job.   

Movies That Suck will return with Night of the Comet! An apocalyptic tale of zombies and Valley Girls. Surely you won't want to miss this. Yes I know I promised Total Recall- it's coming- but seriously, given the season- Night of the Comet was a natural. You'll see.   
      
EchoesNumber One Chinese RestaurantThe Similars (The Similars, #1)

Song of the week 



PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

Image result for the creeping siamese pulp cover

NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Strange New World (Brave New Girl, #2)

BOOKISH LINKS

This is kinda cool. I was doing my Top Ten post this past week and stumbled on this- Carl Sagan talking about an Encyclopedia Galactica. I love how he shows hypothetical entries for different planets... 


I'm not crazy! I just don't give a $%^& 

 

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  1. If you change the word 'hot' to 'cold' in 'It's Too Hot Out There,' then you've got an accurate picture of me most weekends lol.

    The creeping Siamese - LOL Whut? I have so many questions.

    I'm so glad you're having fun with the games. :D

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    1. Haha I do rather like the reading part of that pic. :) And it was freezing here today- we even had hail, so yeah I can relate. :)

      I know, right? What even with some of these pulps??

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  2. Glad you're hanging in there with the games. I can't even tell you how excited I am for Night of the Comet. And yes I'm serious. LOL That is legit one of my favorite movies. I remember seeing it at the theater with my sister when it first released and there's no telling how many times I've seen it since. Can't wait to read your commentary. :)

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    1. Ha! I remember seeing that one too, Tanya! I liked it.

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    2. I've survived two Nights so far (they kill people of at night) so... so far! And Night of the Comet just came to me- and I immediately knew I had to use it!

      Also Sam- I've seen it a few times. :)

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    3. LOL Sam! Just seeing Greg mention it has me wanting to watch it again. I'm sure I have a copy somewhere... :)

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  3. I actually saw Night of the Comet. I remember it as fun and campy. Good luck with the games!

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    1. It is totally that! I had fun watching it...

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  4. I don't know what the Bookish Games are, so I'll have to scroll back and check it out! And that pulp cover, oh my gosh, they are such a hoot to see each week. I remember books like that on a spinning shelf in the place we called the "candy store", a small newspaper shop by my childhood house.

    I like the map of the Green Dragon from the Shire. Any LOTR pics are welcome. Have a good week, Greg.

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    1. I love the pulp covers. And I remember those too- spinner racks! I miss those...

      You too Rita!!!

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  5. I have never heard of Night of the Comet! I look forward to your review. Love all the beautiful photos. they always make me smile on a Saturday morning while drinking my coffee.

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    1. Oh you are in for a treat! Haha okay not my commentary as much but the movie itself. It's campy :)

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  6. I'm definitely coming back for Night of the Comet, it looks hysterical!

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  7. Some amazing art pics (as usual)! Also, zombies and valley girls... what a perfect combination! :)

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  8. Zombies and Valley Girls? Oh dear! Mind you if the zombies eat everyone...

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  9. I miss the beach. I grew up in California and we went to the beach all the time. There's no beach in Vegas. lol

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    1. We have the Great Lakes at least- no salt. :) But I feel ya- growing up by the sea and then not having it- that would be a bummer!

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  10. The Cheerleaders looks really interesting. Hope you have a great weekend. - Katie

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  11. I started watching The Encyclopedia Galactica and giot sucked in. I had to stop because I'm doing Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. Ha Ha. I am definitely coming back to it tomorrow. πŸš€

    Have a wonderful new week. 🌞

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    1. Good luck w/ Dewey's!! I love that Galactica!

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  12. I've been M.I.A so l'm not familiar with bookish games. It sure sounds like you're having a lot of fun with it, so carry on. :)

    Happy reading!

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  13. Happy to see that you are enjoying The Bookish Games, hopefully more will participate for the next game. I've seen a few that are reading The Cheerleaders, it looks interesting. Lovely art this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. Some ethereal looking art pieces today, I love it. And I must have missed your post about the Bookish Games. They sound like a lot of fun, I must go look it up.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  15. Night of the Comet . . . I'm trying to remember if I have seen that one. Yes, yes I have! My husband reminded me. I can't wait to read your post about it. I hope you are enjoying your reading! I got in a little more War and Peace reading during Nutcracker rehearsal today. Have a great week!

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  16. OMG! Do you know how much I loved Night of the Comet?!! I watched it so many times as a teenager, and probably more times as an adult, but it's been a long time since I've seen it. I'll have to see if Netflix carries it. Probably not. They have such a limited selection now. :(

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    1. Yes! Another fan!! I have maybe watched it a few times too. Oh and I think amazon Prime has it for free- that's where I watched it.

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  17. Glad the Bookish Games are still fun! I don't even try readathons because I know I'd fail lol. Night of the Comet sounds perfect for your feature, haha. I've never heard of it, but zombies and Valley girls does sound interesting. I like the storm watching picture. There's something so enchanting about paintings of people looking out windows.

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    1. They run your life! Seriously the Games are all. Ha and right? I love watching storms- or even art watching storms :)

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  18. Sounds like those Bookish Games have you totally engaged, may you live on to day four. I love the pic of the guy in the room with all those books - what a dream picture!

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  19. I've never heard of Night of the Comet... I have a feeling I'm not missing much but will need to check out your post and see if you can convince me, lol.

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  20. As always I love the art you picked out! I have no idea what Night of the Comet is about but I do like the title, I'll have to check out your movies that suck post.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  21. Strange New World looks like a good read. I've read a Rachel Vincent book once and I really enjoyed it.
    Happy Reading!

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  22. I'm glad you're enjoying The Bookish Games so much - it looks like fun. And I need to get hold of Strange New World as I loved the recent Rachel Vincent series I read. Thank you once more for a stunning set of pics - those lovely cloud maidens are exquisite... Have a great week, Greg.

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  23. Love the pictures this week, Grag. Especially the water ones. I love oceans and lakes. And that pulp cover is excellent. Enjoy the game!

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  24. I am glad you are enjoying the Bookish Games! Sounds like your still holding your own...lol. I can't make myself watch Night of the Comet but my dad has watched it...lol.

    Hope you have a great week and happy reading!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  25. OMG I LOVE Night of the Comet! The mall is the best part. I also sort of hated the end. Now I want to watch it again! You really need to do Killer Clowns from Outerspace!

    Glad you are enjoying the Bookish Games!

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

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  26. You know that I can not WAIT for your Movies that Suck post. Night of the Comet is HORRIBLE and a great pick! I can't wait. =) I told my hubby about how funny I think it is and he can't wait for the new one from you. =)

    Mary

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  27. I've been loosely following the The Bookish Games on Twitter and it sure is entertaining! Good luck on surviving 'til the end! Beautiful images as always!

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  28. I love listening to Carl Sagan! He is so interesting! Continued luck in the Bookish Games!

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  29. I haven't heard of Night of the Comet, but it looks interesting. Good luck in the games. Happy reading!

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  30. The art is really beautiful. Have a lovely week!

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  31. WOW Greg it seems that Fraterfest and Bookish Games had you really busy indeed! But hey that's the good kind of tired if you had fun. Now once again thank you for these graphics I love the ones with the sea!!! Happy Sunday and happy week. Sophie @bewareofthereader

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  32. I enjoyed the Magellan's Beat track. And the plan of The Green Dragon; I pinned that one to my LOTR Pinterest board. "It's Too Hot Out There" is me most weekends in summer.

    Have a great week, and thanks for sharing these!

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  33. I love those images, especially the one of the reader surrounded by bookshelves. A perfect retreat!

    Smokey and the Bandit made me think of Sally Field; I'm currently reading her book.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  34. Your pictures always leave me intrigued for more. Great work, especially the pulp fiction one.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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  35. The Creeping Siamese wth? lol.
    I've never heard of Night of the Comet but that scene was hilarious.
    I recently read about a little girl who found a 1,500 year old sword from a lake. I'm curious if you posted the lady of the lake coincidentally now.
    I've discovered and rediscovered a lot of great artists. It's nice to see someone posting art on their blog that's predominately about reading.

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  36. Glad you are still alive in the game!!

    I did okay during Fraterfest too, but some days I was too tired to read :(.

    Enjoy your week and survive the game!!

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  37. I did FraterFest, too! It went . . . not great. I hope you survive the games. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  38. Cats on the brain, eh? I feel ya. Dead mermaid... that's different.
    This pulp cover makes me think of Jessica Rabbit, which is appropriate. :)

    I did okay on Fraterfest. I just haven't been in a big reading mood. Bleh. It's the season, I should be all down to be cozy, but instead my mind is like NOOOOOOO DO ALL THE STUFF NOW.

    Yay for still being in the game!

    HAve a great week and thanks for stopping by!

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  39. hmmhmm. Burdette.that's d.o.o.f.u.s Are you moving to Wordpress or something? I haven't heard anything about this Bookish Games. Am I the last one to know about it? lol sometimes it feels that way.

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  40. Echoes and The Similars are both on my list to read! Amazing art, as always! Good luck with Bookish Games!

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  41. I love all of the artwork that you find. It sounds like you are having fun with all of your bookish events and challenges. I hope to try to join a few next year when my schedule opens up a bit. I hope you have a great week!

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  42. Looks like you're having a blast with Bookish Games. My kids are big on games and Werewolf is one of their favorites. Your pics are like eye candy. I can relate to Storm Watching because it's something I like to do and have always done even as a child. Enjoy your new books!

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  43. I'm glad you had fun with FraterFest. I loved looking at all your art pictures, they are so unique. Have a great week Greg!

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  44. I loved Night of the Comet - back then. I'm sure it's a lot chessier now that when I was young. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

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  45. I totally need to do the Fraterfest, thought about it, but just knew I'd have too much life getting in the way. I always say I'm going to read a bunch of scary books in honor of Halloween in October, but then review books seem to mess that up. I've got to cut back I think! I always love all the pictures you put in your posts. I've got to get back to going to visit my favorite blogs more and spend less time posting for tours. I'll be interested in you posting about Total Recall. As horrible as it might have been, it was, and probably still is, one of my all time favorite movies! Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

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  46. Lots of great art this week! Regardless of how you did in Fraterfest, you got a lot of reading done in general, and that's what counts. :)

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  47. Yay, you are doing great on The Bookish Games πŸ’ƒ

    I have thought of taking part in readathons but haven't actually joined one 😭 I can't commit to anything at the moment!

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  48. OMG, I always loved Night of the Comet as a kid! And Echoes looks like it'll be good.

    My roundup!

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  49. The Similars is intriguing. Did you like it? Here's my post: https://wordsandpeace.com/2018/10/22/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-october-22/

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  50. The Cheerleaders is on my wishlist. The cover didn't shout mystery so I passed up a review copy. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  51. The stranded cargo ship painting reminds me of the start of The Wild Robot. My weekly updates

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  52. Oooh I really like Caturday and Watching the Storm 😻😻 Great Pic choices this week!

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  53. I always love your graphics. So what gives with Brave New World by Rachel Vincent? I think it is on your post every Sunday I have made it here. I enjoy this author and hope to get to more of her series. I'm listening to Fury later this week. Anne - Books of My Heart

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  54. I love the picture of the cat and the person in the window seat surrounded by all the books. It looks so perfect! I love the pulp covers but now I'm super curious because of the title. I might have to look for that one. Have a great week!

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