Friday, April 2, 2021

Sunday Post #396



It was my birthday this week and I have Barnes and Noble money to spend. Also I revisited a story I wrote a couple years ago here. 

have walking tours this week- the one right below is nice. There's also a river walk in Kyoto below and a walk through Akihabara. 
  
So are cassettes back? I was looking at this new lo-fi and they have a limited cassette release???


I'm liking the idea of sharing a tweet occasionally to generate discussion. This tweet and the comments.  



Song of the week


PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 


BOOKISH LINKS





81 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I hope it was a good day for you.
    I like Twitter and I think I spend most of my social media time there as opposed to other sites.

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  2. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you got or get some amazing books with your B&N money.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  3. Happy birthday week! What are you going to spend your B&N money on??? Notepads? ;) I hope your week was lovely and relaxing. Also, I'm really loving your picture aesthetic this week. 😍

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. Haha right? and thanks! I actually got two books- we'll see how they go. :)

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  4. Happy birthday, Greg! I hope you get some good stuff at Barnes and Noble!

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  5. Happy Birthday week! I hope it's amazing and you get tons of books and have a wonderful and relaxing day! <3

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  6. Happy Birthday week! Have you figure out which books you want to buy with your Barnes & Noble money? I am already looking forward to you showing them here :-)

    And thanks for sharing the Tokyo videos. Those are some lovely visuals, and someday I definitely want to visit Akihabara.

    The "After the Jump" was a very cool picture too, not quite how I imagined the space jumps in scifi books, but perhaps that's exactly how I should have imagined them.

    ~Lex

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    1. And as for that Twitter video, yes, not at all what I expected. Those birds were scaring me, and then midway, the other dinner guest appeared, haha

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    2. Thank you! And yes I bought two- I'll have to show case 'em next week. :)

      The funny thing is as I watch these tours I'm starting to recognize places.

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  7. Happy birthday, Greg!

    I legit need more caffeine for when I started watching that video I thought dinosaurs were flying towards the boat and then I realised it isn't a freaky CGI thing and just birds, lol. I thought that was it then started cackling at the rest. It only left once it cleaned them out of fish! 🤣

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    1. Honestly? Those pelicans looked like pterosaurs to me. I legit might not have been surprised if a sea dino had appeared!

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  8. Happy Birthday Week, Greg!

    That seal...sea lion?...is too cute! I would be beside myself with joy if he ever popped up on a boat I was on. I thought a shark was going to get one of the pelicans. Glad I was wrong.

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    1. Thank you!

      And I wasn't sure WHAT to expect!!!

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  9. Happy birthday Greg! Hope you find something good with your B&N money. And I loved the Twitter video, lol😁

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  10. Happy birthday, Greg! Have fun picking out some new books!

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  11. Happy belated birthday! Keep us posted about your purchases 😉.

    "since I keep writing myself into cliffhangers I feel like I have to keep seeing where these characters want to go."
    Ha! Looking forward to that!

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    1. I got two and I'll show em off next week. :)

      Thanks! I'm excited to keep the stories going...

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  12. Happy Birthday Greg! That boat video is hilarious. :)

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  13. Happy birthday Greg! Hope you got some great books.

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  14. First of all, hope the birthday week was fantastic, and YEAH for B&N money. May you find many 5-star books. I was talking with my kid about cassettes not too long ago. That and 8-tracks should stay retired. I mean, we had some cute looking cassettes back in the day, but the format wears out. Why would I want to invest in that when I could get something that doesn't.

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    1. It was- thank you! And true, although I admit I have a soft spot for cassettes. :)

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  15. I hope you had an amazing birthday!! I'm in love with all things Japan and right now, with cherry blossom season, I'm revisiting some amazing pics from friends who have moved there. It doesn't hurt that my Animal Crossing island has some trees too :D

    Oh and I'm loving these images you've posted.

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    1. Thank you! I think it would be amazing to move to Japan.

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  16. Happy birthday! So I guess you are a fellow Aries? :)

    And lol, that boat video made me nervous, as that angle was disturbingly reminiscent of that infamous scene from JAWS...boy am I REALLY glad what I expected didn't happen :P

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    1. Thanks- and yes! Fellow aries here! :):)

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  17. Happy birthday!! What do you plan on spending your money on? That is so fun!! Also I LOVE that video, that is adorable! I was definitely waiting for the bird to eat that guy because birds are jerks but nope, wholesome fun! GORGEOUS art as always, these artists are incredible! Also I feel like cassettes don't actually need to be back? They were... limiting, at best?

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    1. Well, I bought two books and... hopefully they good?!? Isn't that amazing? I legit was expecting something prehistoric to eat everyone, but... ?

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  18. I hadn't heard about the Japanese walks. I will need to go on a walk this week. And I am reading Dune right now so next time I pull out the book I am cuing up your musical selection. Thanks.

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    1. Ooh I hope that synthwave mix is a good fit for Dune! The imagery anyway should fit! Also enjoy your walk :)

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  19. Happy birthday to you! B&N gift cards are always an awesome treat! I never know what to spend them on because there are so many pretties at B&N to choose from.

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  20. Happy birthday! Enjoy browsing B&N for something to spend your bday gift card on. X

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  21. Happy belated birthday! I went into a B&N on Friday for the first time in at least a year. Would you believe I left empty-handed? I mean, who does that? LOL I hope you have a great time spending your birthday money. :) And cassettes? Oh, please say it isn't so. Ha!

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    1. Thank you! And isn't it nice to visit again? I applaud your restraint haha! And I would love to play cassettes again! Er, as long as they don't get jammed in the cassette player?!?

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  22. I always love when you share the walking tours, Gorgeous Greg. We find out so much. That man in the boat sure is popular, and very much loved it seems. Very fun to watch. If you celebrate, Happy Easter! Happy Belated 21st birthday! I hope it was as fabulous as you are! Hugs, RO

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    1. Oh I'm glad you like them. I sometimes wonder if I should just rebrand as the walking tour blog lol. And haha i'll take 21. Happy Easter to you too ravishing Ro!!!

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  23. Happy Belated Birthday, Greg! 🥳 Take care and happy reading in the coming week.

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  24. Happy birthday! I hope you had a great week. Gift cards to B&N are the best gifts lol Us bookworms are simple people to please! That twitter video was cute! They got robbed lol Have a great week & happy reading :)

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    1. Thank you! I love those they are the best gifts...

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  25. Happy Birthday :D

    I was waiting for a shark to jump up in the vid ;)

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    1. I know right? The island in the background... I was totally getting Jurassic PArk vibes.

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  26. Happy Birthday!! So I didn't know about the cassettes but records are back so I guess they could bring back some cassettes too...lol.

    That seal wasn't stupid...lol.

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

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    1. Haha yes records have been back and I always loved cassettes!

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  27. Happy birthday!! And mullets are back, so I guess it seems natural we bring cassettes back too! Hahaha!

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  28. Happy birthday! Enjoy those gift cards. I love getting them for birthdays and other holidays.

    I love the cherry blossoms! Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  29. A very Happy Birthday, Greg and I hope that you manage to pick up some really tasty reads:)). The thought of bringing back cassettes makes me ask - WHY??? Have a great week.

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  30. Happy Birthday!! That video was cute. I love all the pictures this week. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Hope you had a lovely birthday, Greg! Always nice to have book money to spend. Love those cherry blossoms. So pretty. Are cassettes coming back? Oh my. Not sure how I'd even play one at this point. I don't own a car that has a player or a stereo either, lol!

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  32. Happy belated Birthday, Greg. Hope you had a great day and will have fun spending your book money!

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  33. Already happy birthday Greg! And book money is always great!!!

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  34. Happy Birthday, Greg! I hope you had a fantastic day/week! Well since you did have B&N money to spend, I'd say it was good. haha. Love all the videos especially the Akihabara!! Growing up an anime fan, I really want to go there at some point.

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  35. Happy Birthday! I love the Pulp Cover of the Week. Nice! Hope you have a great week!

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  36. Ha I loved that video of the fishermen and the robber!! Hope you got some or one good book from your birthday voucher.

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  37. Happy Birthday!!! Love the cafe image. Oh darn, you *have* to buy some books. LOL.

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  38. Happy birthday! Enjoy your gift cards. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  39. Happy birthday! Hope you get to buy some good books with your gift card. Have a great week!

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  40. Happy birthday Greg! You'll have to show us what books you got.

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  41. Happy Birthday Greg! Hope it will be a great year for you!

    Elza Reads

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  42. Happy birthday Greg! Enjoy your Barnes and Noble money! I was completely unaware about cassettes coming back. I'm not sure I get the point honestly. Vinyl makes sense but not cassettes! Have a great week!

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  43. Walking tours sound like a lot of fun. Happy birthday. Hope you bought some great books. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  44. Happy birthday! And yay for Barnes and Noble money! I always love all the pictures you share. They're so neat and really have unique takes on things. Have a great week!

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  45. Happy belated birthday, Greg! Gift cards for bookstores are the best gifts :-) I hadn't heard cassettes were back. That would be funny if they were. I was reminiscing with my daughter the other day, naming my first record album and first CD, but for the life of me, I cannot remember what my first cassette tape was. I do remember recording songs from the TV onto cassette though. The memories . . .

    Haha! That boating video was fun to watch. I didn't expect that. :-) I hope you have a great week, Greg!

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  46. Happy belated birthday Greg. I hope you've had a great time spending that book money. :D
    Have a great week and happy reading.

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  47. Happy birthday! There is nothing like having book money to spend!

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  48. If you're looking for some cassettes, Urban Outfitters has them also, Walkmans. Remember those? Of course, you can also try your luck at thriftshops. :)

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  49. Happy birthday! I hope you get some great books from B&N!

    Enjoy your week!

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  50. When I was buying a new sterio I just couldn't get one with a tape deck and I have tons of cassettes to listen to!

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  51. Happy birthday! Whoa, cassette music! I wouldn't have anywhere to play that. That video was wild lol. The seal was like, "It's fine, I'll just help myself!"

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