Month: September 2016

It's Monday! What are you reading? #3

It’s Monday! What are you reading? This weekly feature is hosted by Bookdate and it’s a great way to get your reading week sorted. All you need to do is:  Tell us what you are currently reading What did you finish reading last week What do you plan on reading next Add your link to the linky provided by your host Visit the other bloggers who also deal with terrible Mondays, but still find the time to prioritize their reading schedules Make sure to read really awesome books in order to increase the above mentioned bloggers’ stress levels by adding even more books to their TBR list Pop a Rescue for your own nerves or pour a glass of wine and get reading  I’m so glad that I came across this weekly feature. Once again I failed to submit a Sunday Post as I didn’t have any headlines for last week. I’ve published the […]

Posted September 26, 2016
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Friday Meets – 23 September 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. Hi guys! I’m back! Well sort off. I might not get to finish everything next week before we leave for Mauritius on Friday. Yea!! Do the Happy Beach Dance. But I sure will try (to do my Friday Meets, not the Happy Beach […]

Posted September 24, 2016
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The Sunday Headlines #2 – Missing Mind reported

This post link up with the The Sunday Post, a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer and It’s Monday! What are you reading? hosted by The Book Date. This is a post to recap the past week on your blog, tell everyone about books and things you can showcase and share the next week’s forecast: What are you reading, what have you just finished and what do you plan to read. And some other news that will make the headlines as well. Remember to link your post and to visit others who have linked up. Greetings from the Headless Headline Woman! I’m not popular enough (yet) to stake the claim that you’ve noticed I’ve gone missing this week. Hardly spend any time on the blogosphere. Hardly spend any time anywhere worth mentioning. Least of all my mind. But I do have a whole list of excuses lined up. Actually, there’s only one. But everything else spirals down from […]

Posted September 18, 2016
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Die KOORS loop hoog

Titel: KoorsSkrywer: Deon MeyerUitgewer: Human & RousseauPublikasie datum: 05 Augustus 2016Bladsye: 579 (sagteband)My gradering: 5 SterreBeveel aan vir lesers van: Deon Meyer (punt). Misdaad. Daar’s ‘n slang in die gras en iemand het dit daar gesit. Post apokalipties (dis REGTIG die einde van die wereld)Kort opsomming: Die Koors het byna almal gevat. Maar nie dertien jaar oue Nico Storm en sy pa, Willem, nie. Deur ’n Suid-Afrikaanse landskap feitlik sonder mense, met al hoe minder blikkieskos in die verlate winkels, Koeberg-bestraling in die Wes-Kaap en al hoe meer moorddadige hondebendes – én mensebendes – swerf Nico en sy pa, op soek na ’n plek om die samelewing weer te vestig. Wanneer hulle dit eindelik sover het by die ou Vanderkloof – nou Amanzi – met ’n groepie swerflinge wat saam van voor af wil begin, steek al die ou sondes van die mensdom kop uit. Gou is Amanzi op geloofs- en politieke lyne […]

Posted September 13, 2016
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Cover Characteristics – Give the Emperor some Clothes!

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 haven’t done a Cover Characteristics in what feels like ages. Is it just me, or does time fly by at a rapid speed lately? We hardly get time to dress ourselves, but when the emperor comes strolling down the street dressed as nature intended, one needs to take a break and put some clothes on that man! Today’s Cover Characteristic’s theme is: Clothes only. As a known creature of habit, I will list my favorite one first: […]

Posted September 13, 2016
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The Sunday Headlines #1

This post link up with the The Sunday Post, a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer and It’s Monday! What are you reading? hosted by The Book Date. This is a post to recap the past week on your blog, tell everyone about books and things you can showcase and share the next week’s forecast: What are you reading, what have you just finished and what do you plan to read. And some other news that will make the headlines as well. Remember to link your post and to visit others who have linked up. Have you noticed that my post title has changed? I normally just post under The Sunday Post, but I’ve noticed something very strange last week. Yes, stranger than fiction. Real events. Like all the likes and hits I had on my Sunday Post last Sunday. Wait, let me start at the beginning – a very good place to start. When […]

Posted September 11, 2016
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Autumn in Oxford by Alex Rosenberg

The devilish parts: Title: Autumn in OxfordAuthor: Alex RosenbergPublished by: Lake Union PublishingPublication date: 30 August 2016 Genre: Women’s fiction/Crime&Mystery/historical speculationPages: 426ISBN:  9781503939073 Mareli’s rating: 3 starsRecommend to: Crime&Mystery lovers with hints of historical speculation. Lovers of conspiracy theories might also enjoy this one.Description: After being blacklisted for having communist sympathies as a student twenty years before, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Tom Wrought escapes America’s Cold War climate to teach at Oxford. There, he falls in love with Liz Spencer, a beautiful married woman. When Liz’s husband is pushed in front of a train in the London Underground, Tom is immediately arrested for the murder. Scotland Yard is convinced it has its man, as he had means, motive, and opportunity. Certain of his innocence, Liz hires a young solicitor, Alice Silverstone, to defend Tom. But they discover that Tom’s former secret work as an American spy made him a number of powerful enemies. Russian intelligence, British counterespionage, and even […]

Posted September 11, 2016
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Friday Meets 09 September 2016

Does anybody remember this one? If you don’t (or even worse, don’t even know it), have a quick quick listen. Because it’s the weekend and it’s time for quick quick baby, come and play. I’m off to the movies with my favorite aunt, so this post is also just quick quick.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 […]

Posted September 9, 2016
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Book Travelling Thursdays #3 – Try this one, it's delicious!

Food food – glorious food! Yes, we all love it almost as much as we love books. (Don’t eat the books) And a book featuring food is like dessert without the calories. Today’s theme for Book Travelling Thursdays is: Books that focus on food, eating and cooking.Let’s join the lovely ladies at the Goodreads group and share some recipes! Should you wish to participate, just follow these easy 1,2,3 block(g) myself steps:  Pick a book. At the beginning of every month, a list of themes will be posted. All you have to do is choose a book that fits that theme. In your blog post, include an explanation of why your chosen book fits the theme. Look at covers from multiple editions and multiple countries for the book you chose. Be sure to tag your posts with booktravelingthursdays so we can all see each other’s posts. (Link back on the Goodreads Group) In your post, include […]

Posted September 8, 2016
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Top Ten Tuesday – It's a LOST cause

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 theme for Top Ten Tuesday is A TV themed topic. I had a gazillion ideas for this one: My Top Ten Favorite TV shows (for real) What to read if you like this or that TV show The book was a better show The show was better than the book Bad type casting Good type casting WTF is going on in….? Why don’t they […]

Posted September 6, 2016
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