Month: August 2016

Friday Meets – 05 August 2016

It’s the weekend! I’ve got a long weekend coming up and I really plan on not giving a damn about the outside world or universe, I’m spending it reading.  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. Seeing that I really need to get this weekend started, I am going to pick one book for Friday 56 and Book Beginnings. I know I don’t normally do that, but in case you haven’t noticed – today, I don’t really give a damn.  I am done with my Friday 56 pic from last week (Froelich’s Ladder) and it was a great, great read! I had […]

Posted August 5, 2016
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Top Ten Tuesday – Ten books I've bought right this second

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! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday’s theme is: Ten books you’d buy right this second if someone handed you a fully loaded Gift Card. Need to take a deep breath here. That sentence is way to long to utter in one breath. Especially when talking about books – which as you know, tends to leave us breathless to start with. So I just shortened it to my own preference: Ten books I’ve just bought!  (for real, I can show the receipts) I’m not a big spender, but once a year I go on a book-shopping-spree. This is due to my membership to the world’s most amazing Book Club, My Book Club can read between the wines (we are […]

Posted August 3, 2016
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Cover Characteristics – Flags

Welcome to another edition of Cover Characteristics! This week we will be joining Dr Sheldon Cooper on his hit show: Fun with Flags No, not really. But wouldn’t that be fun? 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 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’ve search far and wide for books featuring flags on the covers of countries/states/galaxies as discussed on Fun with flags. But that didn’t proof to be very successful. If you could find any – please let me know. I just ended up using my own collection.        Les Miserables by Victor Hugo one of the most famous and beautiful novels ever written.  Cosette by Laura Kalpakian This is a sequel to Les Miserables that I haven’t read yet. Not that much interested in reading it either. Have you or would you read this one? A Little in Love by […]

Posted August 3, 2016
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August Library Card – Take the books hostage

I love being part of the blogosphere. The past (almost) 4 months have been the most fun in ages. The only negative thing I can say (so far – don’t make me regret this statement) is that I get distracted way to easily. (As if you haven’t noticed)   Every month I spend hours on planning my Library Card. I make endless lists of the books I want to read for that month: List all the books featured on the Goodreads Groups for that month Bring all the new books in the Book Club home Match books up with the ‘Word of the month’ featured in SA Booklovers Find a book that matches the ‘color challenge’ Highlight books to be read on the yearly challenge(s) Go read I was excellent at keeping to these lists. Until I started blogging. I didn’t stick to my carefully drafted lists for one month since I’ve been sailing the 70 0000 seas of the blogosphere. I’ve turned into a greedy, screaming Queen and all I can say is: I want it all, I want it all – and I want it now!! (You do know that I’m talking about books here? Just checking). This month […]

Posted August 2, 2016
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InkStains July 2016

July was definitely not the best reading month in recent history. My Great Expectations turned into A Tale of Two Cities. The best of times – the worst of times. Okay, it wasn’t all that bad, reading was just bad. Especially on the paperback/hardcover front. But I blame it on this unusually cold winter we are experiencing. I’ve never been a fan of winter. I know it is the perfect time to snuggle up with a nice book, but then holding the book seems to be problematic. Both hands need to be above the blankets and your nose are freezing too. With a kindle you only need one hand outside and it’s easy to have everything else covered in fur.  Enough with the excuses, I didn’t read as much as planned and didn’t stick to my Library Card once again.  Here’s what I did finish in July:  Paperback/hardcover   I still want to write a review on “‘n Pawpaw vir my darling” (yes, it is afrikaans), but alas, just another brick in my wall of did-not-do’s. I wrote a review on the companionship of Harold Fry and Queenie Hennessy though. The companionship of Harold Fry and Queenie Hennessy Kindle   I went to see the […]

Posted August 1, 2016
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