Sunday Post #140 (8/30/15) – Out on the Highway

Posted August 29, 2015 | 50 Comments


The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

What a week. I had to do some more traveling, but the bubble tea and super cheap avocados I got along the way made it all okay. It’s the little things. I haven’t been around much on the blogosphere, but I tried to visit some blogs here and there when I had a chance. You should see my email; it’s a scary sight.

So, what did you all think of the first episode of Fear the Walking Dead last week? I liked it and thought it was a pretty good introduction. And the Talking Dead retweeted my tweet, which totally made my night! I’m still working on Supernatural, but at least I’m up to the 10th season.

On the Blog

  • Sanctum by Sarah Fine (review) – Glad I finally tried this author.
  • The Drafter by Kim Harrison (review) – An excellent start to a new series!

Books Read

Evening Storm by Anne Calhoun

Darken the Stars by Amy A. Bartol

Sustained by Emma Chase

Books Acquired

For Review:

A lot of books appeared on Edelweiss this week and they were all so tempting. I tried to pick the ones that I was especially interested in and sounded promising. Hopefully I chose wisely.

sustainedthe great hunt
shallow gravesassassin's heart


All of these were high on my wishlist, so I was excited to see they were only $1.99.

The Martian by Andy Weir is currently $1.99 too, if you’re interested.

What I’m Listening To

Have a great week!


50 responses to “Sunday Post #140 (8/30/15) – Out on the Highway

    • Christy

      Sustained was REALLY good. Oh my gosh, you’re breaking my heart … bubble tea is pure bliss in a cup. Do a search and try to find if any place near you sells it. STAT!

  1. I enjoyed the first episode of Fear, it had it’s issues but it’s a good start. I’m ready to see how Johnny Depp…I mean Voldemort handles the upcoming crap storm and if he does it sober. Those are some awesome deals, I’ve read and enjoyed all four (five including The Martain), of them.

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    • Christy

      lol – I saw an article talking about him being a young Voldemort. What’s funny is, I haven’t watched an entire HP movie so I didn’t know. Yet, my mom knew immediately.

  2. The great Hunt sounds quite good, and I liked Girl on The Train- didn’t love it, but it was good. And yay for Game of Thrones… πŸ™‚

  3. The cover for Shallow Graves is great! Also, there is nothing better than cheap avocados- I totally agree with you there! I have’t heard that Lana Del Rey song yet, but I will have to give it a listen. Every once and a while I get in the mood for Lana’s dramatics.

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  4. I agree with you about Fear the Walking Dead. I loved it. I think it’s a really interesting look at how things got so bad. You picked up some great books I loved the Legend series. I just read The Martian and loved it.

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  5. The Girl on the Train is getting huge press. I enjoyed it but didn’t love it as much as most. Glad you enjoyed Fear the Walking Dead. I suspect I won’t get to see it (on free-to-air TV here in Australia) until s1 is out on DVD!

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  6. That’s what’s awesome about living where you do – fresh produce!!! Produce is disgusting here in MI after having lived in San Diego and making my own quac for years.

    I haven’t been on the blogs this week, either. I’m not even sure what I was doing this week – paint vapor blur.

    You’re so lucky to get Sustained!! I haven’t read any of Emma’s books yet – I own Tangled but I bought it like 6 months ago and forgot about it. Time to hit up Amazon!!!

    Have good week next week – I’ll be back (said in best ‘Rnold voice)

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  7. Hey now, traveling isn’t such a bad idea! You get to have a change of scenaries and maybe meet new friends ;D I hope you brought loads of books with you, though! I’ve yet to watch FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, but I may later tonight when I’m done with my commenting rounds! Can’t wait to see what you think of GIRL ON THE TRAIN! I actually loved that one despite the bleakness of it.

  8. I love Bubble Tea! The Vietnamese place down the street has amazing bubble tea and you’ve got me wanting some! I’ve got Fear the Walking Dead recorded for my husband who is a huge Walking Dead fan but he hasn’t watched it yet. I’ve heard great things about it though and that’s awesome that Talking Dead retweeted you! Have a great week!

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  9. Hubby, 16yo son and I are still doing a rewatch of Supernatural, but we stalled. I’ve been dying to get back to it, but for some reason we can’t get any momentum. *sigh* Well, maybe if we stall a bit more then Season 10 will be on Netflix by the time we get to it. πŸ™‚ I hope you have a fantastic week!

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  10. I still haven’t tried bubble tea, there are several places around here that sell it. Need to do that. I also need to head to the Farmer’s Markets this week and get some fresh tomatoes and peppers. I read Sustained and liked it. Really fun. Here is to a good week coming up.

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  11. I like bubble tea, I once drank it when on vacation in germany and they had a store chain there which sold them and it was really good. But can’t stand the taste of advocado’s. Little things like that can really improve your day.

    I don’t watch The Walking Death as I find zombies scary. I heard good things about Ready Player One, I might have to check if it’s discounted on Kobo too. I hope you’ll have a great week!

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  12. I think I picked up all the same books you did but the Chase book, but only because I haven’t tried any of her other books yet. πŸ˜‰

    I didn’t watch the new tv show but I should. I’m such a chicken though, I’m afraid it will keep me up at night. How scary was it?

    And yay for starting to catch up on Sup, I bet by October when the new season starts you will be all caught up. πŸ˜‰ I freaking love that show and miss Sam and Dean when it isn’t on.
    My girls just started watching it this summer (figured they were finally old enough) and they are hooked!

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  13. Kim

    Ahhhhh! Sustained. I loved that book so very much. It’s my favorite of Emma’s. I, too, tried to be selective with the Harper titles on Edelweiss. I might’ve grabbed a couple more than I should’ve, but there were a few that sounded really good.

    Hope you have a great week!

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    • Christy

      Don’t let the futuristic aspect scare you. It’s only Detroit 15 years from now. lol. It’s easy, so don’t worry.

  14. I’ve seen Sustained a lot lately but it’s not up for requesting anymore πŸ™ I’ll have to wait until release day then. I received TGotT last month I believe and I’ve been reading it, slowly but surely. I got confused and bothered a bunch of people haha but I’m liking it. It’s slow in the beginning, just in case but keep reading.

    • Christy

      Yeah, last nights FearTWD really got the ball rolling. I love Supernatural. I started with the series when it first came out, but then just sort of lost track around the 7th season. So a couple months ago I started from the 6th season and have been working my way up.

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  15. You’re the first person I’ve seen mention Fear The Walking Dead and HOORAY! I really enjoyed it. I think people are comparing it to The Walking Dead now, not The Walking Dead from episode one, which was pretty terrible compared to season two onwards. The son in it is a tad creepy, being an addict, he walks like a walker himself. I watched the second episode this morning and I’m already hooked. We should have a weekly WD chatfest. Oh pleeeeeeeeeeease!

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    • Christy

      It kind of irritated me when I saw people complaining about how boring the first episode was and stuff. Um … can we get to know our characters and get an introduction to everything? Sheesh. Yeah, the 2nd episode really stepped it up in the excitement department though. I really liked it. And I wish people would stop wanting it to be like TWD as far as walkers go. Fear is looking at the beginning, the initial fall of society, and I love that. It makes it creepier too, because we know what their future holds.

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