Thursday, October 1, 2020

Bookish randomness...

 


I finally got around to reading City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong, and it's as good as everyone says it is! Which means I now want to read all the other books in this series. I think there are four more of them, with another due out early next year. Isn't that typical bookish arithmetic? Cross one book off your TBR list, put five more on. No wonder I'm always falling behind!











Did you hear the sad news? No more PEEPS until next Easter. The company says it won't be producing any marshmallow treats for Halloween or Christmas this year. Just another reason 2021 can't come soon enough!







At least there are a few things out there that still make me smile.
Like this John Atkinson cartoon:




And check out these two book covers. 
Can you believe how similar they are?




It's crazy.

I wonder what the authors would think if they saw their two books side by side on the bookstore shelf.


Anyway....




Welcome to October!
I hope everyone is having an awesome week....
and Happy Reading!




41 comments:

  1. I've read the first book of that series by Kelley Armstrong but haven't got to the rest. It's definitely a series worth reading.

    Indeed some covers look so similar that I often think they're the same book! Well, you can say that all great artists' mind think alike! ;)

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    1. Or they just have one artist doing all the book covers, so he keeps repeating what he's already done. ;D

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  2. I've recently the 6th book in the Rockton series. I like this series, and I like the way Armstrong can move so easily from genre to genre.

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    1. It's a sign of a really good writer! And I'm excited to read the rest of the Rockton series. :)

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  3. I'll bet there's not very many readers of this blog who have a bookshelf like that--lots of already read books around here. (I'm going to reread that one someday. Really!)

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    1. My shelves are 90% books I've read, and only about 10% that I haven't read yet. :)

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    2. You're doing better than me then...I'm running about 50/50.

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  4. I was just looking at that Kelley Armstrong book, lol. The series sounds so good! :)

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    1. I thought it was a good mystery. And such an interesting little town they've got going up there!

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  5. I wish we got Peeps in the UK but the Creme Eggs we get instead make up for it!

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    1. The Cadbury ones? Because I LOVE those! :D

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  6. I'm now caught up on the Armstrong series and waiting for #6 early next year. You've got time to get to them all before then. Good luck! LOL

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    1. Lucky that you're all caught up! I'm reading as fast as I can, but other books keep getting in the way. ;D

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  7. I need to get back to the Rockton series, read book 1 and have not gone back to it. So many books...

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    1. There are so many books! I'm always behind in something. :)

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  8. I am so behind on my Kelley Armstrong reading. I love her books. I haven't read that particular series yet. Sad news about the peeps. :-( My brother and daughter will be very disappointed.

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    1. I'm quick becoming a Kelley Armstrong fan. :)

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  9. The peep thing has really bummed me out. 2020 is the absolute worst.

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  10. I LOVE the Casey Duncan/Rockton series! I'm thrilled you read the first book and I hope you continue with the series! It's one of my favorites.

    Didn't know about Peeps! Bummer. :(

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    1. I've already checked out the 2nd book in the Rockton series, and I hope to read the rest this year! :)

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  11. Ooh City of the Lost- I love that series! Glad you enjoyed it :)

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    1. It was so good! I need to hurry and read the other books now before the next one comes out. :)

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  12. I did hear that Peeps won't be around until Easter. I like them too. Just have to get more at Easter.

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    1. At least they haven't gone out of business completely. That's one good thing, I guess. :)

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  13. That bookshelf cartoon is 100000% accurate 😉😉 I noticed a lot of historical novels set in Paris this winter, and usually with a woman on the cover like these two. When did Paris in WW2 get so popular?

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    1. I have no idea! But books like that are everywhere.

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  14. The Armstrong series is good, isn't it? I'm a few books behind, but I'm enjoying it.

    Love the bookshelf cartoon. The "Just for Show" label made me laugh. I've got a few of those on my shelves for sure. Ha ha!

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    1. :D Yeah, I think I have a few books like that on my shelf, too.

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  15. City Of The Lost is one of the many on my ever increasing TBR that I need to get on with. Maybe next year!

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    1. :D I say that about a lot of books lately.

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  16. I have seen so many similar covers lately - half the time I think publishers are trying to cash in on the similarity and half the time I think they just have no new ideas.

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    1. It's probably a combination of the two! :)

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  17. I happen to love Peeps so that news was just the icing on a crap cake. I keep hoping 2021 will be better.

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    1. Icing on the crap cake! LOL. Couldn't have phrased it better. :D

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  18. I find it so interesting when there are trends in book covers like that. Fascinating, really.

    Love the cartoon. I have too copies of War & Peace on my bookshelf...but I do plan to read them someday! :D

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    1. I have no copies of War & Peace...and I don't plan on ever reading it. :D

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  19. Wow - those covers are very similar!! I've seen City of the Lost around - I'm glad to hear it is a great read! I'm adding it to my TBR.

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    1. I really liked City of the Lost...and I just finished reading the second book in the series which was every bit as good. :)

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  20. Ah Peeps... Loved those as a kid. This year does need to just go away right.

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    1. It does need to go away! I'm so sick of it. :)

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