Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunday Post: A Quiet Olympic Week & August TBR List Winner

The Sunday Post is hosted by the wonderful Kimba, the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and gives us all a chance to recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about. 

Our lovely 90+ weather will be heating up again the next few days for another heat wave. Isn't it sad when "lovely" applies to 90+ degree weather? Anything is better than 109. I am ready for autumn. Although, fall weather doesn't usually take hold here until the beginning of October, and so I am not holding out much hope.

It has been a relatively quiet weekend. We went out for breakfast Saturday morning and then ran a few errands. I don't foresee your Sunday being much different.

What have you been up to this weekend? Are you reading anything you would recommend? Caught any great shows or movies lately? 


What I Am Reading: The Olympics have distracted me from my reading, and so it feels like I have gotten hardly any reading done. This past week I finished Susan Spann's The Ninja's Daughter, a mystery set in mid-sixteenth century Japan, my first by the author. I am now reading The Whiskey Sea by Ann Howard Creel, another historical novel, this one set during Prohibition about a woman who becomes a rumrunner to support her sisters.


What I Am Listening To:  My daughter sing. I still haven't started up another audiobook. I am not sure I will for another month or so as my listening time is next to being nonexistent for the time being.


What I Am Watching: Hoping to talk my daughter into seeing the new Pete's Dragon (the original was one of my favorite childhood movies), I failed miserably, and we ended up seeing Ice Age: Collision Course. The only other mother and child in the theater ended up leaving early when the boy fell asleep (I take it the mother wasn't taken with the movie enough to stay). Mouse was so excited when she realized we were the only two in the theater. The movie was cute, but seemed to run long even for a 94 minute movie. Mouse was more than ready to leave after. She made it clear she didn't want to see another movie that day.

Other than that, I have been watching the Olympic games here and there. I caught some of the gymnastics, beach volleyball, regular volleyball, track and field and a lot of the swimming events--along with a few other sports.


This Past Week In Reading Mews:

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Every Friday Coffee Addicted Writer from Coffee Addicted Writer poses a question which participants respond on their own blogs within the week (Friday through Thursday). They then share their links at the main site and visit other participants blogs.
Do any of your book club members have a blog? Do you compare notes if they do? (submitted by Elizabeth)

I do not belong to an in-person book club, I'm afraid. However, I do belong to a few online book groups and some of them have book blogs. In fact, it's through them that I discovered book blogging in the first place! I am also part of a Postal Book Club in which we each have chosen a book and it is mailed from member to member throughout the year, along with journals in which we share our thoughts about each book--and so, in that way, yes, we do compare notes. All the members of my Postal Book Club are book bloggers, as a matter of fact, and I follow each of their blogs.

What about you? Are you in a book club? If so, do any of the members blog?

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Thank you for helping me decide what book from my TBR collection I should read next:


My TBR List is a meme hosted by the awesome Michelle at Because Reading. It’s a fun way to choose a book from your TBR pile to read. The 1st Sunday of every month, I will list 3 books I am considering reading and take a poll as to which you think I should read. I will read the winner that month, and my review will follow. While I will attempt to post my review that same month, I make no promises--it may go up the following month. 



The winner is: 

Lost in Geeklandia by E.J. Russell

It was a very close race this time around. Two of the books were tied most of the week, and the winner only came ahead by one vote. Thank you every one who took the time to vote! Two of you voted for Club Monstrosity by Jesse Petersen, ten for Daphne Lamb's The Girl's Guide to the Apocalypse, and there were eleven votes for Lost in Geeklandia by E.J. Russell. I told my husband going in that that book I was hoping would win probably would get the least among of votes just because of the cover alone, and I wasn't far off (although I can't say it was because of the cover specifically). Regardless, I am looking forward to reading Lost in Geeklandia. It promises to be a light and romantic read, which is just what I'm in the mood for.

I hope you all have a great week! Happy Reading!

© 2016, Wendy Runyon of Musings of a Bookish Kitty. All Rights Reserved. If you're reading this on a site other than Musings of a Bookish Kitty or Wendy's feed, be aware that this post has been stolen and is used without permission.

70 comments:

  1. Wow you guys are roasting. We've been high 80's here and humid and we think THAT's bad. It has been muggy though, could use a break from that. Hope you get one too. I haven't been reading much either w/ the Olympics on- we've had it on all week. Lots of swimming, and beach volleyball too.

    There are some movies I want to see but we're not good about making it to the theater.

    Lost in Geeklandia looks fun, hope it's a great read. :)

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    1. Greg - At least our humidity levels haven't been high. That is a plus. I'm sorry you've had to deal with the humidity though. :-( Autumn can't come fast enough weather-wise!

      We don't get to the theater very often, and when we do, it's often movies my daughter can see. I would like to see Suicide Squad, but likely won't until it's out in theaters. Same with most movies I want to see . . .

      Thanks for visiting, Greg, and have a great week!

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  2. Don't worry, the Olympics has distracted me from reading too. I hardly read anything this past week!

    Is your daughter at least a good singer? :-P You wouldn't want to listen to me sing, haha.

    Wait, there's *another* Ice Age movie? Sorry you weren't able to convince your daughter to see Pete's Dragon. I'm totally behind on all the live action Disney movies though. I still haven't even seen Cinderella lol, and that's the movie I watched the most as a kid, so I do want to see it!

    Have a great week :-)

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    1. Kristen - The games seem to be distracting many of us. At least there is only one more week, right?

      My daughter wants to be a rockstar when she grows up and so she's constantly practicing. LOL Is she good? Well . . . Let's just say I love hearing her sing (especially when she's making up her own songs), but I am her mother.

      I'm not even sure we've seen any of the other Ice Age movies. I was just happy to get my daughter to agree to see a movie with me. I love the Disney live action movies too. Like you, I'm behind on them. I did see Cinderella (that was probably the last one) and I really enjoyed it. I hope you get to see it soon!

      I hope you have a great week too! Thanks for visitng.

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  3. Oh my gosh, Wendy, that sounds very, very hot... It's been hot here as well, but not that hot. On the downside, we don't have a/c, so I'm glad it's manageable, and that the nights are getting cooler.
    The two only people in a movie theater? That's almost strange... but I guess people are doing other things than watching Ice Age?
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Lexxie - I don't know what I'd do without our a/c. Maybe spend a lot of time under the cold shower. LOL I hope you are able to stay cool.

      Many children in the area have already started school, and so I imagine that contributed to the theater being so empty--and it being in the morning of a week day when most people are at work. My daughter doesn't start for another couple weeks. And I had the day off.

      I hope you have a wonderful week too! Thank you for visiting!

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  4. I've been reading some books set in Japan too as I love the setting. So I'm making a note to check out The Ninja's Daughter.
    And yes I'm in an online book club. Initially we were all bloggers, as that is how we met. Nowadays only 2 of the 5 blog as the others packed it in. I'm glad we still meet as a book group though.

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    1. Trish - I hope you enjoy The Ninja's Daughter if you do read it. I haven't read too many books set in Japan, but not for lack of interest.

      It does seem like less of the older pack of bloggers I used to run with are blogging anymore. I think it got too be too much work, which I can understand.

      I hope you have a great week! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Oh the Olympics have destroyed my reading this week but I can't stop watching!! My kids just saw the Secret Life of Pets and enjoyed it but haven't asked for the new Ice Age yet so we will see. Hope you enjoy the My TBR List winner and have a great week!

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    1. Grace - At least I can catch up on visiting blogs while watching the Olympics. But, yeah, my reading has really suffered. We enjoyed The Secret Life of Pets. I didn't even mention it was still playing in the theater to my daughter because I knew she'd want to see that one again.

      I hope you have a great week too! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. We've been having a heat wave and drought here too. Our grass looks and feels like hay. Yuck! I'm so ready for Fall. It's my favorite!

    I do have a book club! I started it about three years ago. I'm the only blogger though.

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    1. Steph - Our water restrictions have been lightened some, and so our grass is starting to green up again in places, but it's pretty dead in others from the heat and lack of water. I hope the fall will bring some rain.

      That's so cool that you are a part of a book club! Maybe someday I'll be able to give it another try.

      I hope you have a great week, Steph. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. I was the only one in my book club to blog, but now another member has just started.

    I love how you let us help you pick your next read.

    Here's my Sunday Salon!

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    1. Deb - That's neat that another of your book club members has started to blog. Do you two talk about blogging?

      I've enjoyed having you all help me choose a monthly book for me to read. I'm getting to know my readership better. :-)

      I hope you have a great week. Thank you for stopping by!

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  8. Ugh the weather here has been miserably hot as well. I'm over it! I have been caught up in the Olympics too! I have been binge watching it all week!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Samantha - I am sorry to hear you have been suffering from the heat too. :-( I hope autumn doesn't delay this year . . .

      We're watching more of the Olympics today. My poor daughter could care less, but she's been good about having to share the television set more. LOL

      I hope you have a great week too! Thanks for dropping by!

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  9. Your Postal Book Club sounds so nice Wendy! I love getting post - I used to have a penpal when I was in high school but have since transitioned to Facebook. The books you're reading right now sound so interesting, really looking forward to your reviews especially for the Whiskey Sea!

    And yay, Geeklandia won!!

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    1. Nina - Thank you! It's been a lot of fun. We are half way throug hour second year. Everyone's picked such good books (only one I didn't especially like and even then I'm glad I read it).

      I was really into pen palling for a number of years. I started in middle school and was very active in letter writing up until I started my blog. Then my focus shifted. I'm in touch with a handful of my old pen pals on Facebook, but it's definitely not the same. I miss the letters and being in more constant touch. Facebook doesn't have the same intimacy. It's much more superficial. I have a couple pen pals now (who are also book bloggers), but I'm really terrible about writing letters these days. It'll be months before I get back to someone. I used to be so much better at it.

      Geeklandia sounds fun. I hope to start it soon. :-)

      I hope you have a great week, Nina! Thanks for visiting!

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  10. I want to see Pete's Dragon--even if I can't find a kid to take with me. Actually, B.E. wouldn't mind seeing it multiple times, so I could use her as an excuse. You caught my interest with The Ninja's Daughter the other day. I always appreciate historical mysteries set in Japan or China.

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    1. Jenclair - I wouldn't mind seeing Pete's Dragon by myself. It just hasn't worked out. Once Mouse starts school, I will have more opportunities to see a movie and then without any worry about it being age appropriate. Haha

      I enjoyed The Ninja's Daughter, although I would recommend starting with the first in the series (which I still haven't read). This one stands well on its own, mystery wise, but I would like to know more of the backstory.

      I hope you have a great week, Jenclair! Thanks for visiting!

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  11. I think we're all a bit behind on our reading - I know I am, but then I also had a really, really busy week familywise... Hope that you get some relief with that heat soon and sorry you didn't get to watch Pete's Dragon. Thank you for swinging by my site earlier and have a great week:)

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    1. Sarah - I'm getting that sense from all the comments that you are right about all of us being in the same boat when it comes to behing behind on our reading. At least you have a good excuse. :-) I'm sure I'll catch Pete's Dragon some other time--probably when it's out of the theater. That seems to be the way I take in most movies anyway--on my television set. Haha

      I hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks for visiting, Sarah.

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  12. I would rather listen to a child sing than listen to an audio book any day. My movie going friend and I are like Mouse - we love it when we're the only two people in the theater.

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    1. Kathy - I love listening to Mouse sing. I blame myself in part for her always singing. I am always singing to her--ever since she was in the womb. :-) It is nice being the only ones in the theater. It doesn't happen very often, although my preference is to go when I know when there will be few people there. I'm not a fan of crowds.

      I hope you have a great week, Kathy! Thanks for visiting.

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  13. I don't blame you for looking forward to Fall -- 90+ degrees is a scorcher! I'm intrigued by The Ninja's Daughter, I hope you are enjoying it and have a great week.

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    1. Whitney - The Ninja's Daughter was very enjoyable. I definitely look forward to reading more by the author in the future. Fall can't get her soon enough. Summer always has a way of hanging on though, so I'm not optimistic.

      Have a great week, Whitney, and thanks for stopping by!

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  14. That is too bad Mouse wouldn't see the new Pete's Dragon. I probably won't see it in theatres, but I definitely want to watch it!

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    1. Kelly - I was a little disappointed, but, then again, I was just so happy she was so willing to go to the movies with me at all. She isn't a fan of going to the movie theater even though she always enjoys herself once she's there.

      I'm sure I'll eventually get to see Pete's Dragon. Like you, outside of the theater. :-)

      I hope you have a great week! Thank you for visiting!

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  15. I haven't belonged to a book club since the 1970s, when a group of neighbors combined books with gourmet meals, with each of us taking a turn. However, that whole experiment turned a little weird...which is a story for another day! (I actually wrote a short story about it. LOL).

    Earlier in the 70s, I belonged to a lovely book club, and first read Marge Piercy, who was an icon for feminists back then.

    Enjoy your books....and I hope your heat wave stays below 109.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and have a great week.

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    1. Laurel-Rain - Gourmet meals and books sound like a fun combination. Now you've got me curious about the turn that took. :-)

      I hope you have a great week too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. We've been in the 90s but the heat index has been in the 100s. So pfffbt to that (not you). I wish I could say I was reading something I could recommend, but not really. I am looking forward to a reread: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl in the near future, though. We did enjoy watching a show on Netflix called Lovesick and lately we did see Star Trek Beyond, which was pretty good.

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    1. Bryan - It has been an especially hot summer this year. We got an early start to the fire season and I'm dreading the next few months. I hope your temperatures cool down soon.

      I would like to see Star Trek Beyond at some point, but probably after it's out on DVD. I am glad to hear you enjoyed it. After the Olympics, I hope to get back to Stranger Things. I'm about half way through, I think.

      Thanks for visiting, Bryan! I hope you have a great week.

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  17. We've been in the 90's here too. Which is hot for us, it finally rained but that just made it muggy.

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    1. Shandy Jo - We desperately could use the rain, although it would probably only add to the humidity here too. Hopefully you are finding ways to stay cool.

      Take care and thanks for visiting!

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  18. Luckily it's starting to cool down a bit where I live, so the weather wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Here’s my Sunday Post!

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    1. Ronyell - I hope your cooler temperatures stay for awhile. Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week!

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  19. The Olympics have been a bit of a distraction for me, as well. However, I've been mostly interested in watching Michael Phelps. I'm not a huge sports fan, since I have no talent in this area, lol. Hubby has been watching a lot more than I have.

    I've heard great things about "The Ninja's Daughter", so I'll go check it out on Goodreads!

    I remember watching the first "Ice Age" movie some years back. It was HILARIOUS!! I haven't seen any since then, though, so I need to catch up.

    I LOVE the concept of your Postal Book Club!! What a WONDERFUL way to share books!! And it's a very unique idea, too, because of the journal that accompanies each book. Of course this is a way of comparing notes. Have you ever posted about these books, as well as the journal entries? I'm not pressuring you to do so, though, as I know how busy you are.

    I don't belong to any in-person book clubs, either. There are some clubs here in Miami, but none are close to me. Also, their meetings take place at times that are inconvenient for me. Alas, they also read books that I'm not interested in.... I guess I should start participating in the Goodreads groups I already belong to. Lol.

    YAY for "Lost In Geeklandia"!! I hope you enjoy reading it! Originally, I had thought that this was the only lighthearted book of the three you were considering, but, on closer inspection, I realized that all three had elements of humor in them. Still, I thought this one was probably the funniest one. I'm not a fan of the cover, though.

    You know, I've been complaining for YEARS about the heat in Miami, and now it turns out that there are parts of the country -- including NYC, unbelievably enough -- that are having HOTTER weather than we are down here! Hubby has friends in NYC who have told him it's in the hundreds up there. And you have reported temps in the hundreds in your area, too! We're in the high 80s today, although sometimes it does get into the low 90s. Well, I HATE the heat, so even 80 degrees is uncomfortable for me. Needless to say, I stay indoors a LOT. Lol. Hubby is more "outdoorsy" than I am, so he does go down to swim in the condo complex pool sometimes.

    Thanks for all the "mews", Wendy, as well as for visiting my blog and commenting on my BBH post!! Hope you all have a WONDERFUL week!! HUGS to you and Mouse!! <3 :)

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    1. Maria - I've seen some of Michael Phelps races. He usually comes on after my bedtime though so most of when I see him is in replays days later. He's done really well these games. I don't watch a lot of sports on television, but I do enjoy the Olympic games. I'm really more of an in-person sports person. I love going to baseball and soccer games. We don't go regularly, but on occasion, and it's always fun.

      I haven't seen any of the other Ice Age movies, so this was my first one. It was cute. I think Mouse got a little bored with it toward the end, despite the action.

      The Postal Mail Club is a lot of fun. I'm really enjoying it. I review all the books I read, including those. And I mention the books when the arrive in the mail. :-) I don't really share the other members' notes because they have their own blogs where they post their thoughts on each book.

      Sounds like we have similar problems when it comes to attending book club meetings. The independent bookstore in town though does offer a variety of different book clubs, depending on reading tastes. So, there is something for everyone. It's just a matter of being able to go at the appointed time that is the real problem.

      Heat is no stranger to where I live, unfortunately. I live in a more desert like area. So, while humidity isn't as big a problem here as it probably is in Miami, we do get the triple digit temperatures quite regularly during the summer. It could be worse, I could live in the desert like several of my coworkers and have up to 121 degree temperatures. I'd much rather the heat than the freezing cold though. Eighties would be perfect for me. :-)

      I hope you have a wonderful week, Maria! Thank you for visiting!

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  20. P.S. I forgot to comment on Mouse's singing.... So she loves to sing? How cute is that? I wish I could hear her myself! I wonder if, years from now, I'll be hearing about this girl from California who is belting out songs in some rock group! That would be AWESOME!! <3 :)

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    1. Maria - She does love to sing. We both do really, although she's much more free with her singing than I am these days. :-)

      She keeps asking me if I will come to all her concerts. She wants me to sing with her. Haha

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  21. I'm back blogging again and am interested in The Ninja's Daughter, as I've suddenly fallen head over heels for HF-- who would've thunk it?

    It is 99 here today and my A/C is chugging merrily along, thank goodness! Going to sit and watch a bit more of Olympic coverage, then put up my feet and read my new book. Enjoy your week, Wendy.

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    1. Rita - It's to see you back to blogging, Rita. :-) I enjoyed The Ninja's Daughter, but would recommend you start with the first in the series. The Claws of the Cat, I think it's called.

      Our air conditioner is working hard today too. It's up to 101 right now. I'm holding off on doing the rest of the laundry until later.

      I think I'm in the mood to turn off the television and computer soon and read too.

      I hope you have a great week! Thanks for visiting, Rita!

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  22. I sympathize with your weather woes. I live in Virginia and I'm so glad I'm not there right now, as it is 97 with a heat index of 110 today. (Here in the NM mountains, it's only 76 right now. Heavenly!)

    I'm glad you and Mouse enjoyed your movie, even if you didn't get see Pete's Dragon (which I would also like to see.) I've enjoyed a few movies with Robin this past two weeks -- Ghostbusters and Star Trek:Beyond. (The difference between having a young child and one who's almost out of college!)

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    1. Lark - Thank you. I don't know how you manage with that humidity. It's miserable making. I am glad you are at least in the mountains at the moment and enjoying cooler weather!

      We did have a good time seeing the movie together. We don't do that very often, but it's always fun when I can talk her into going with me. :-) I bribed her with popcorn and an icee. I would really like to see Ghostbusters and Star Trek. And a few other movies too old for Mouse to see just yet. Ho hum. She'll be older soon enough and able to see those and then I'll miss the younger days. Haha

      I hope you have a great week! Thanks for visiting!

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  23. The weather has been in the low 90s and upper 80s here but the heat is getting to me. I normally love summertime but this year I seem to be more heat sensitive and have been dealing with headaches and just not feeling well whenever I'm outside for longer amounts of time. This year I am actually looking forward to fall too!

    I loved the early Ice Age movies but then got tired of them. I still like Scrat though. Pete's Dragon was a favorite of mine as a kid too. I'm curious about this new version and hopefully it's good. I do like to watch kids' movies sometimes. I am also curious about The Jungle Book. Did you see it?

    The Whiskey Sea sounds pretty interesting. I'll have to look it up on Goodreads. I hope you enjoy Lost in Geeklandia. Have a great week!

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    1. Christina - I'm sorry the heat has been getting to you. I read somewhere that smog levels are worse this summer and causing more health problems. I don't know if that would be true for you in Ohio, or just us here in California. I hope the changing of seasons will bring you some relief.

      I haven't seen any of the earlier Ice Age movies, although I have heard they are good. My daughter may tempt me into watching some of the earlier ones. :-) I really hope they did a good job with the new Pete's Dragon. The old one holds so many memories for me. I haven't seen the live action Jungle Book yet, but I want to. I like seeing kids' movies too sometimes. :-)

      So far, I am enjoying The Whiskey Sea. The main character has a bit of an attitude, but given her age and what she's been through, I guess it's no surprise. I'm still not far in though.

      I hope you have a great week too! Thank you for visiting!

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  24. We are happy to be in the low 80s as well. Lower humidity levels makes everyone happy. My reading time has been interrupted with Olympics watching as well. I watch everything! Hope this is a great week.

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    1. 'Nise - Sounds like you have been able to enjoy some pleasant weather. :-) And yet another person whose reading is being impacted by the Olympics! There seem to be a lot of us. I caught some of the marathon yesterday. I recorded some of the events last night since I had to get to bed and hope to watch them when I get home from work today.

      I hope you have a great week too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. The local book clubs discuss books that do not interest me and I travel so much for work that I don't have time as well.
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    1. Teri - Fortunately there are a variety of book clubs in town to match different reading tastes. My problem is my work schedule. :-(

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  26. So I can officially say I am glad I don't live where you do as I am roasting in the up 90's and you think the 90's are lovely...lol. I want to go see Pete's Dragon as I loved that one when I was young to so I am curious about the remake. :)

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

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    1. Stormi - The 90's just feel more comfortable than the 100's. I'm not sure they would be my preference though. 80F would be ideal. I hope the new Pete's Dragon is good. I hope to see it at some point.

      I hope you have a great week too! Thanks for visiting!

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  27. I'm with you on the heat. It's been 90+, up to 100 with all the other stuff factored in, and I'm roasting.

    I saw The Whiskey Sea on Netgalley, it looked interesting... how is it?

    Leeanna.me.

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    1. Leeanna - We need some relief from this heat! Hopefully it's coming . . .

      I'm about a quarter of the way through The Whiskey Sea right now and am enjoying it.

      Thanks for visiting and have a great week, Leeanna!

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  28. I love, love the fort built with blankets. My daughters used to do the same thing. Treasure these moments. They are so fleeting.

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    1. Anne - My daughter loves her blanket forts. :-) She's starting kindergarten in two weeks. :-( It's too soon!

      Thanks for stopping by, Anne!

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  29. I think it's rare that we are able to have the whole cinema to ourselves. However, I'd had only one-time experience when there were only two people in the cinema - me and a stranger, ha.

    My reading has been going on slow since this week is test week but I've just finished a Kelley Armstrong book so review will be forthcoming.

    I'm glad Lost in Geeklandia is selected since I voted for that book. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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    1. Melody - Having the theater to ourselves doesn't happen often, does it? I hope test week is going well. Will the girls have time off when it's over?

      I look forward to reading your thoughts on the Kelley Armstrong book. Hopefully I will enjoy Lost in Geeklandia. It's next up in my TBR pile.

      Have a great week, Melody! Thanks for visiting.

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  30. After really hot weather, everything lower will feel nice. Sorry to hear your weather is heating up again :(.

    We recently watched the first four ice age movies and I really enjoyed them, so i am excited for the new one :)

    I hope you'll enjoy Lost in Geeklandia, it's not the one I voted for, but it sounds good and like it fits your current mood. Have a great week!

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    1. Lola - Yes, it really does. Today should be the hottest in our latest heat wave. Hopefully the temperatures will decline starting tomorrow. And stay down--although how likely is that really?

      I am glad to hear you enjoyed the first Ice Age movies. I'm sure we'll be catching up with those soon. She really enjoyed this latest one.

      Hopefully Lost in Geeklandia will be good. :-) I hope you have a great week too, Lola. Thank you for stopping by!

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  31. Is that a little fort Mouse made? Love it! You'll have to let us know what you think of Pete's Dragon. It was also one of my favorite childhood movies. And, I hear you on the heat. We are having a lot of rain this week so our temps are finally lowering a bit although I'm sure once the rain is gone the 100s will be back. I'm ready for Fall too!

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    1. Iliana - Yes, she loves setting up little forts around the house. :-) I may have an opportunity to catch a movie this Friday, but we'll see. I am glad you are seeing lowering temperatures for the time being. I wish they'd stay a little longer.

      Have great week, Iliana!

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  32. That book club sounds like so much fun! Thank you so much for stopping by my Blog Hop.

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    1. Katiria - It is fun. It's similar to the bookrings I used to take part in when I was more active with BookCrossing, although not quite as intimate. I hope you are enjoying your week!

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  33. I enjoyed the first Ice Age movie but they have been getting less and less enjoyable. I loved Pete's Dragon when I was younger also.

    Sunday Summary #15

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    1. Jeanene - I used to imagine myself as Pete's sister when I was a kid. I really enjoyed the original movie. :-) I haven't yet seen any of the other Ice Age movies. I'm sure we will at some point.

      I hope you are enjoying your week!

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  34. I haven't done nearly as much reading the past week and a half as I hoped, thanks to the Olympics. Somehow SEVEN of my library holds came in at one time, so I really SHOULD be reading!

    Your Postal Book Club sounds so fun! It combines two of my favorite things -- books and mail! How did you find one to join in the first place?

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    1. Lindsay - That's a lot of holds to come in at one time! Especially in the middle of the Olympics. Talk about timing.

      I love getting mail too, which is definitely a bonus with being a part of the Postal Book Club. :-) One of the women in the group asked if there were any book bloggers interested in starting up the postal group and several of us said yes. We've been going for about a year and a half now. It's been fun.

      I hope you have a great rest of the week, Lindsay!

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  35. Ah, Pete's Dragon was one of my favorite movies too! I have got to find someone to go see the new one with me as well, although I'm afraid I won't like it since it is going to be so different. Hope you are having a great week!
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    1. Lisa - I'm worried about that too. What if I hate the way they did this new version? Hopefully we will enjoy it. I've heard good things. I hope you are having a great week too!

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