Month: May 2016

Friday Meets – 13 May

Meet me on Friday @ Friday 56 for a bit of Book Blogger Hop to kick-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 reading) Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader Find a sentence or two (your other Friday activities might determine this) Post it! Remember to post your link on Freda’s Voice and to visit the other guys in the linky. And don’t forget to list the title of the book and the author as well. I’ve re-read an old classic this week. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-expury. No particular reason – maybe I was just contemplating if somewhere, we do not know where, a sheep that we never saw has (yes or no) eaten […]

Posted May 13, 2016
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Recipes for Love and Murder – Sally Andrew

Recipes for Love and Murder – Sally Andrew

Recipes for Love and Murder by Sally Andrew Series: Tannie Maria Mystery #1 on October 6th 2015 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 384 Format: Paperback Source: My Bookshelf Buy on Amazon Goodreads A bright new talent makes her fiction debut with this first entry in a delicious crime set in rural South Africa—a flavorful blend of The #1 Ladies Detective Agency and Goldie Schulz, full of humor, romance, and recipes and featuring a charming cast of characters Tannie Maria (Tannie meaning Auntie, the respectful Afrikaans address for a woman older than you) is a middle-aged widow who likes to cook—and eat. She shares her culinary love as a recipe columnist for the local paper—until The Gazette decides its readers are hungrier for advice on matters of the heart rather than ideas for lunch and dinner. Tannie Maria doesn’t like the change, but soon discovers she has a knack—and a passion—for helping […]

Posted May 12, 2016
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Currently Reading

Tuesday 10 May 2016 Paperback   Recipes for love and murder by Sally Andrew – what a fun read! I am just about finished with it. Just still need to scroll through some of the delicious recipes (not the one for murder – although all the ingredients and method are very well explained in this novel). The widow by Fiona Barton – will start with this one later tonight.  Kindle      11/22/63 by Stephen King – I am currently reading this one and enjoy it immensely. But it is 842 pages long and I am suppose to partake in the Bout a book read-a-thon this week. Sooooooo – I will try to finish the following (or at least one!) this week. Five little pigs by Agatha Christie The longest ride by Nicholas Sparks Still Alice by Lisa Genova Google Play books and audio    The little prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery – I […]

Posted May 10, 2016
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Cover Characteristics

Today’s cover characteristic – MAPS 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. Remember to add your name to the linky so that others can visit! The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis – If there is one place I would like to have a map to, it would be Narnia. Oh wait – I’ve got one. Keep on forgetting that in this world we just know Aslan by a different name. Paper Towns by John Green – this was the first novel I thought of when I saw the theme. I loved this book!  The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson – Isn’t the original Swedish cover just so cool? I was searching and hoping that one of the covers will feature a map. The ‘feel’ of […]

Posted May 10, 2016
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When God was a Rabbit – Sarah Winman

When God was a Rabbit – Sarah Winman

When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman Published by Headline Review on May 12th 2011 Pages: 341 Format: Paperback Source: Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads This is a book about a brother and a sister. It’s a book about secrets and starting over, friendship and family, triumph and tragedy, and everything in between. More than anything, it’s a book about love in all its forms. In a remarkably honest and confident voice, Sarah Winman has written the story of a memorable young heroine, Elly, and her loss of innocence- a magical portrait of growing up and the pull and power of family ties. From Essex and Cornwall to the streets of New York, from 1968 to the events of 9/11, When God Was a Rabbit follows the evolving bond of love and secrets between Elly and her brother Joe, and her increasing concern for an unusual best friend, […]

Posted May 2, 2016
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