Month: April 2016

Friday Meets

Meet me on Friday @ Friday 56 to start the weekend with Book Beginnings. Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. For this date, you will need the following:  Grab a book (Yes, any book. But it might get you to your other Friday activities a bit quicker if you just grab the book you are currently […]

Posted April 30, 2016
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Reading in the rocking chair

‘Worrying is like a rocking chair – it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere’ I remember reading Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot when I was in High School. How absolutely absurd the whole thing was to me. Vladimir and Estragon were just sitting there. On a bench (or was it a […]

Posted April 29, 2016
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Currently Reading

Paperback     My reading progress for the past week was a bit slow. Flue-season in SA and I got it. Thankfully I also got the most beautiful flowers from a wonderful friend.  I’m still reading Come, thou tortoise by Jessica Grant. It is a lovely read with the loveliest characters. Especially Winifred. She is a […]

Posted April 26, 2016
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Bout of Books read-a-thon

Bout of books read-a-thon update! Saturday 14 May 2016   The Widow – 154 pages (finished) The Mystery box – 4 pages Total pages read: 156 Books finished: 1 Friday 13 May 2016   The Widow – 120 pages The Little Prince – 26 pages (Finished) Total pages read: 146 Books finished: 1 Thursday 12 […]

Posted April 26, 2016
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Cover characteristics

Today’s cover characteristic – CIRCUS (oh yea!) Cover characteristics is a meme hosted by Sugar & Snark – each week they post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favourite covers with that characteristic. The museum of extraordinary things by Alice Hoffman. This book was so amazing. Maybe the cover is not all that whoay Circus – […]

Posted April 25, 2016
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The girl who saved the king of Sweden – Jonas Jonasson

The girl who saved the king of Sweden – Jonas Jonasson

The Girl who saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson Published by Fourth Estate on April 24th 2014 Genres: Fiction, Humor Pages: 421 Format: Paperback Source: Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads Just because the world ignores you, doesn’t mean you can’t save it . . . Nombeko Mayeki was never meant to be […]

Posted April 23, 2016
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Cover characteristics

Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted by http://sugarandsnark.co.za/ This week’s cover characteristic is:  Alcoholic beverages    Right ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse. Next to wine, I can highly recommend this as an excellent remedy for a sour disposition.       The Portuguese cover of Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding features not one, but two lovely bottles […]

Posted April 19, 2016
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After Anna – Alex Lake

After Anna – Alex Lake

After Anna by Alex Lake Published by Killer Reads on July 30th 2015 Genres: Thriller Pages: 309 Format: eBook Source: My Kindle Buy on Amazon Goodreads The real nightmare starts when her daughter is returned… A bone-chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Daughter by Jane Shemilt, and The […]

Posted April 18, 2016
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Currently reading

Paperback/hardcover The author of The-100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared, Jonas Jonasson’s newest novel already promises to be as fun-filled and entertaining as its predecessor. I’ve actually struggled a bit with Jonasson’s writing style when I first started The-100-year-old man. He’s quite quirky with an atomic amount (no pun intended) of word-play. Same […]

Posted April 15, 2016
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The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Published by St Martin’s Press on February 3rd 2015 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 448 Format: Paperback Source: Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are. FRANCE, 1939 In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne […]

Posted April 14, 2016
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