Month: September 2016

The Sunday Post – when a headline is all you need

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.They say a picture can say a thousand words. And sometimes a headline is all the story you need. Especially when you are tired and need to go to bed, but really just want to do something for your favorite weekly feature….      No big stories from me this week. Just a few great headlines. The 101th Dalmatian found alive! Another one down the drain – the tragic loss of a cellphone Insider scoop: How they managed the Great Escape Take the Books! Hostage Drama Continues Wishing you all a great week ahead!  Mareli Thalk to me! What was the headline of your week?

Posted September 4, 2016
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September Library Card: The Hostage Drama Continues

Welcome back to Mareli Thalk ink. We are broadcasting life from Mrs Thalwitzer’s living room where the Take the Books Hostage-drama has now entered its second month. Over to you Bruce:  I think we are on a completely different story here Bruce. Let’s see if our anchor man, Evan, can share more light on the hostage situation: It does appear as if we are not being taken seriously here. And that while all the poor books are still being held captive by an Evil Queen in the making. (Whahaahaaahaaa….) We had our monthly My Book Club can read between the wines meeting on Monday. Seeing that it was my turn to play host, I also got to keep all the lovely hostages for a whole month. At the end of the evening, they were left behind. Yes, just like that. No “I’ll come back for you” cards or “I’ll be back” voice threats. Just left behind. I guess that means I get to keep them. For now.  Just in case someone comes running in claiming they are their babies, I have made a list of the ones I’ll quickly hide in the closet. And sneak back in at the next meeting. […]

Posted September 4, 2016
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InkStains August 2016

Seeing that August’s Library Card was taken under siege (Take the books hostage), I guess I don’t have to phone a negotiator this month. (The fact that the hostage situation has still not been resolved is completely irrelevant to this post. Please follow September Library Card (still need to be drafted though)). No negotiations were brought to the table, except the one or two Netgalley reviews that were due in August (one is still unresolved as well). Maybe this is a bit of a hostile environment at the moment. Let’s rather talk about the books that did manage the Great Escape. Paperback/Hardcover   Four rather diverse reads, but all four were well worth their hostage negotiations. Should you wish to negotiate any further with any of them, one click on the selected cover will take you to the less hostile world of Goodreads. I’ve reviewed all four on Goodreads, but only Salt to the Sea and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child made it onto the blog. (I need to work on my negotiation skills, I am aware of that) Kindle and Netgalley Anna and the King of Siam InkStain of the month This is a difficult choice today. Anna and the […]

Posted September 4, 2016
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Friday Meets – Another One Down the Drain

  RIP Gene Wilder 1933 – 2016. We will re-MEME-ber you. (Every time I eat a chocolate) Another week, another month, another cellphone – down the drain. Yes, I really did drop my phone in the toilet. No, it does not work. It was made in China. My husband did forewarn me about that. Did I listen? Do I ever? So, whose fault is it that one now has to suffer the eternal agony of old-phone? Certainly not mine. Can’t read cellphone. Can read book. Thank heavens for small mercies. 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. (With one click on the […]

Posted September 2, 2016
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