Month: June 2016

Thursday Quotables #1

Welcome to Thursday Quotables hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage during your past reading week. Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching or just really written beautifully – this is where you must share! It is so simple: Write a Thursday Quotable post on your blog. (We’re all busy here, so pick something from what you are currently reading) Link back to Bookshelf Fantasies and link-up with the linky provided. Make sure to visit the other quotable bloggers and snitch their books. Go finish reading your book. When in doubt, keep reading. A book will never die on you. – John van de Ruit SPUD I’ve had my eye on this meme for a couple of weeks and today I am finally joining in. My one obsession greater than reading and talking about books, is copying half the book. This came about as a […]

Posted June 30, 2016
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Putting pen to paper (literally)

After dedicating my latest Top Ten Tuesday to a few of my favourite quotes from books, I’ve decided to write a post on where this ‘obsession’ with bookish quotes come from. Now this is not a an easy (although quite laughable) subject to write about. I need to go dig and delve there where I can’t even remember (but will never forget).  I could read long before I could write (I presume that’s the case with most of you). Mainly because I really, really hated putting pen to paper – literally. Oh I could write in my head ever since I’ve read “Aspoestertjie” (the Afrikaans translation of Cinderella) for the first time. I knew from a very young age that I too can arrange letters into words that turn into keys that can open the most magical things on earth – books. The problem was not the arrangement of the letters as […]

Posted June 30, 2016
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Cover Characteristics – Ladders

29 June 2016 – Ladders Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted by Sugar and Snark. Every week they give us these gorgeous themes and then you have to pick 5 (or more – whatever blows your hair back) covers featuring that theme. If you want to participate:  Pick your covers  Post it to your blog Share your post’s URL in the linky provided by Sugar and Snark Go and check out the other guys who also posted! (This might influence your current TBR list a great deal.)  I don’t have a single book on any of my shelves featuring a ladder. So I had to call on Google-my-old-friend once again. Neither have I ever heard of any of the books I did end up choosing and I’ve only listed one as a TBR. I guess that will have to be my favourite pick of the week: Froelich’s Ladder by Jamie Duclos Yourdon The […]

Posted June 29, 2016
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Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Favourite Book Quotes

28 June 2016 – Top Ten Favourite Book Quotes Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish  where they provide a prompt and other lovers of list-making (me! me! me!) join in with their own top ten list. Feel free to have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to. Just please link back to The Broke and the Bookish  if you are participating. Link up with your BLOG POST (not your blog) in the linky provided and remember to pay it forward! Seeing that it was The Broke and the Bookish’s blogoversary last week – you can choose what you want to give them for an anniversary present this week. It’s not as if we as participating bloggers do not be-gift them every single week with our clever thoughts and wit and participation in […]

Posted June 28, 2016
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Make Me Read It Readathon

Go ahead – Make me  Time to put on my reading shoes and get ready for the latest Readathon with The Innocent Smiley and Tea & Titles. The fun part of this Readathon is you get to pick what I should read.   Yes Hon – all you. And if you enjoy it so much, go and visit the other readothletes (a participant in a readathon is a ‘readothlete’) who have signed up and pick theirs as well. See, fun for everyone! The Make Me Read It Readathon will start on July 9th and end on July 16th. Now that’s my part – I’ll do the reading. You just do the picking. I have selected 10 books that is currently on my TBR list and hope to read 5 of them during the upcoming Readathon. The top five books as voted for by you, will be on that list. The 10 books are:           […]

Posted June 27, 2016
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The Sunday Post – 26 June 2016

Sunday 26 June 2016 The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a post to recap the past week on your blog, tell everyone about books and things you can showcase and share news for the upcoming week. Remember to link your post and to visit others who have linked up.This is a very quick post just to say that I’m back from holidays! Had a lovely time and an even lovelier time today. I have a brand-new look and would love to hear your feedback and comments. Honesty is the best policy – so don’t hold back! (You will not know if I stick out my tongue or pull a face or even start crying. You might only notice a couple of silent cyber attacks. (As soon as I figure out how to launch one…) )I will be an active participant on the blogosphere as from […]

Posted June 26, 2016
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10 Reasons why you really should read 11/22/63

Title: 11/22/63 Author: Stephen King Published: November 2011 Pages: 849 Forrmat: Kindle Rating:  Content: It’s Stephen King. Somewhere, something is going to be weird Synopsis: Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk. Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of […]

Posted June 26, 2016
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Cover Characteristics – Arrows

Today’s Cover Characteristics – Arrows Cover Characteristics is a weekly meme hosted by Sugar and Snark. Every week they give us these gorgeous themes and then you have to pick 5 (or more – whatever blows your hair back) covers featuring that theme. If you want to participate:  Pick your covers  Post it to your blog Share your post’s URL in the linky provided by Sugar and Snark Go and check out the other guys who also posted! (This might influence your current TBR list a great deal.)  Staying true to my species (creatures of habit), I will again list my favourite cover as the one that I thought of first.      Robin Hood by Antonia Fraser. Although there are numerous covers and authors of the legend of Robin Hood, I picked this one mainly because the guy on the cover slightly resembles the ultimate Robin Hood:   I wish I kept count of […]

Posted June 14, 2016
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The Sunday Post 12 June 2016

Sunday 12 June 2016 The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a post to recap the past week on your blog, tell everyone about books and things you can showcase and share news for the upcoming week. Remember to link your post and to visit others who have linked up.A couple of weeks ago I told you (very excitedly) that holidays are approaching in SA. Winter holidays are the best! We have a stunning arts-festival here in Nelspruit and normally all my friends are around (the Lowveld is the best place to be in winter). So the flow of red wine and good company is quite similar to the wedding in Cana.And then my husband threw me a curve ball on Wednesday. We are going away for the long-weekend and then we’ll be on holiday the next week as well. Of course this is wonderful news!!!! IF […]

Posted June 12, 2016
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Friday Meets – 10 June 2016

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 convinced myself last week that I will definitely be able to use 11/22/63 this week for Friday 56. Meaning 56% and not page 56. Alas…..  Not even close (only around 20% currently). Life is interfering with my reading here.Please take note that page 56 in […]

Posted June 10, 2016
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