Month: November 2020

The Sunday Post #20

 Greetings you all! As you can see, our tree is up and it’s time to get jolly and and just say tra la la la la la la to everything that upsets you. Don’t you think I am the most beautiful Christmas decoration of them all? How was your week? Our week was long and tedious. Mommy was in more than just a bit of a mood for most of the week, but she game home on Friday all smiles and determined to put the Christmas Tree up. We spend the whole day yesterday and I think it looks lovely! Perfect jungle gym for a 13 month old kitten. Let’s talk books. I want to go and sit underneath the tree and see where I can start climbing and throw some (most) of those sparkly thingies off.  Adding to the Litter Actually, I don’t really want to talk about all the new books. I had my Mommy down for a good talk to about her TBR shelf that surpassed the maximum amount of 500 books. You can read more about that in our Friday Fives post that will be added below. Friday was Black Friday and the only shop she […]

Posted November 29, 2020

The day I killed God by Nick Totem

  Title: The day I killed God Author: Nick Totem Published: 01 October 2020 (LucenGeist Literary Press) Pages: 169 (Kindle Edition) Source: Prism Book Tours review copy Read: 23 November 2020 Rating:  Genre: Science Fiction / Thriller Content: Adult market advised. Explicit violence. Swearing and sexual content Synopsis: Is it possible to kill God? Even to a psychic like me, the thought hadn’t crossed my mind until the day I went searching for Elliot Spinoza. He was my friend and a mathematician, and he went missing. The FBI wanted him, but so did a couple of billionaires. It had something to do with one of his equations and its secrets. The FBI told me the world was at risk. Now, it was up to me to find my friend and keep the equation safe. In the end, what I found was far more devastating. And I was going to kill anyone to do so, including God. Let’s get the one star rating, white elephant, out of the room as we start. There were so many things I looked forward to with this book. The title is thought-catchy, the cover is eye-catchy, the synopsis is intrigue-catchy. What can possibly go wrong?  Seeing […]

Posted November 28, 2020
Friday Fives #2 – 5 Books we urgently need to read to make space on the TBR shelf

Friday Fives #2 – 5 Books we urgently need to read to make space on the TBR shelf

Greetings humans! It’s Friday afternoon and my Mommy still want to stop by the Book Shop before she goes home. I am not impressed with that at all. Her TBR has lost control again over the last couple of weeks. She really shouldn’t be adding more books to it AT ALL. She reached the 500 books-allowed-on -the-TBR-shelf deadline earlier this week. So today’s Friday Fives will be about: Five books my Mommy need to read urgently to make space on the TBR shelf.  She will thus link up with  Connect Five hosted by the BookDate. Connect Five is really very easy, just pick 5 books that are connected in some or other way. Theme, cover, genre, author – you name it. The following five books are on my Mommy’s book shelve, not even on the Kindle where books sometimes do get “lost”, physically. Right there. Just take it off the shelf and start reading! Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl – Number 431. It’s only going to take her about an hour or two to read it and it can go towards her Alphabet Challenge for this year. Fantastic Mr. Fox is on the run! The three meanest farmers around are out to get […]

Posted November 27, 2020
Wondrous Words Wednesday – Ruddy

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Ruddy

It’s Wednesday and in exactly one month’s time, this lovely old chap with the ruddy complexion, is coming to visit us all! Can you believe Christmas is just one month away? I thought I wasn’t really going to get excited, but guess what? The tingles are starting with the jingles. For this week’s Wondrous Words Wednesday, Mommy chose the word ‘ruddy’. We’ve actually never seen that word before and that is the fun of this feature. This suppose-to-be weekly feature was started by Kathy @  Bermuda Onion Blog. But Kathy is taking a bit of a break and I do hope she doesn’t mind that we still use her meme. According to the dictionary, ‘ruddy‘ is an adjective to describe someone with a healthy red complexion. Informally, it can also be used as an euphemism for ‘bloody’. Not the type you will get at a crime-scene, more like “that man was bloody rude”. Therefore, we can use the following sentence today: After this ruddy year, that ruddy old chap with with the ruddy complexion, better bring us some ruddy great presents.  Does that work as well for you as it does for us? Let’s look at a few books featuring the […]

Posted November 25, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 things I am grateful for

Greetings dear Humans! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is all about Thanksgiving. That time of year where you should give thanks for everything you have in abundance, or even just a bit of. Here in South Africa, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. This year, however, from a feline’s point of view, I do believe that all of humankind should celebrate Thanksgiving. If you are safe and healthy and all your loved ones too, you should celebrate it. It doesn’t matter what country you are from, or what your religion is. It’s not too difficult to find things to be thankful for. Just think of all your favorite things! Like:  1. Raindrops on roses – We should always be thankful for the rain. No matter where it falls. But it sure does look pretty on roses.  2. Whiskers on kittens – Let’s just be thankful for kittens in general. How dull the world would have been without us.  3. Bright copper kettles – If you have a bright copper kettle, it means you are able to feed yourself, your family and of course all your fury friends. Not everyone is as fortunate.  4. Warm woolen mittens – If you are fortunate enough […]

Posted November 24, 2020

The Sunday Post #19

Greetings! And so another week flew by with the blink of an eye. We now only have 8 school days left for the year. That is IF we remain open. On Thursday one of the bigger schools in our area closed for the rest of the year and on Friday another one a bit further down the valley. Just like that, Covid hit home. Throughout this past year, our little town and community remained relatively uninfected, but over the last couple of days, it became a harsh reality. We even made the national headlines! My mommy says it was quite surreal at school on Friday with lots of kids being absent again. She says going through the attendance registers, you just heard:  “He’s not here, his Granny’s got Covid.”  “Absent! Her Mommy’s ill.” “Not here Mam, they all have Covid.” Thankfully, none has been too serious cases and we do wish all our friends and our community a speedy recovery. Otherwise, not much to tell! Even through long hours and hectic days, my Mommy manages to get some reading done and she did spend a bit of time on the blog. A welcome escape from reality and a safer option. […]

Posted November 22, 2020
The Classics Club Spin #25

The Classics Club Spin #25

Greetings! How are all you lovers all things Classic doing today? Yes, I’m still a novice and my blog icon still fall under current princesses, but watch this face – one day I will be a Classic. Until then, I’ll just join my Mommy in her pursuit of The Classics Club Challenge. I think it’s more of an adventure than an actual challenge and as it goes with many adventures – it’s all about the journey and not the destination. That journey takes planning and careful consideration of what route to start off on. Okay, I do realize that all of the above just sound like a whole bunch of excuses. We haven’t even started with our Classics Club Challenge! Luckily, the lovely creators of The Classics Club stay with it and they have these fun spins to help you along. Here’s the rules for the latest one (it’s not number 1, sorry. We are a bit late to this party): It’s easy. At your blog, before next Sunday 22nd November 2020, create a post that lists twenty books of your choice that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list. This is your Spin List. On Sunday 22nd November, they’ll post a number from 1 […]

Posted November 21, 2020
Friday Fives #1 – Our 5 Favorite Elephant Books

Friday Fives #1 – Our 5 Favorite Elephant Books

Greetings humans! It’s Friday afternoon and after a long week, all my Mommy wants to do is hop on the couch and start reading. I told her we first need to connect to you guys so that she can just get in a bit of a better mood. I do this for my own well-being you know. Seeing that she doesn’t know what to read yet, we’ve decided to do our first Connect Five hosted by the BookDate. Mommy’s been eying this for quite some time, but Fridays are usually just hectic and we hardly open the computer on Fridays. Connect Five is really very easy, just pick 5 books that are connected in some or other way. Theme, cover, genre, author – you name it. Well, I hope I understand it correctly… I’m sure the lovely Kathryn will quickly guide me in the nicest possible way if we are having the cat by the tail today. It’s been more than a month since Mommy and Daddy had been on holiday and went walking with the elephants. After the numerous posts that she shared after their holidays, I’ve told you that it won’t be the last of the elephants. For today, […]

Posted November 20, 2020
Falling into Magic by Elizabeth Pantley

Falling into Magic by Elizabeth Pantley

Falling into Magic by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #1 on November 15th, 2020 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 299 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads An accidental journey through a magic mirror. A portal to an enchanted land. A mysterious family she never knew she had. Hayden’s life is upended with the wonder of Destiny Falls. But it is tainted by the danger that brought her here and that threatens her newfound family. Can Hayden and her sassy sidekick remove the threat, so that she can begin her magical new life in this captivating world? …When Hayden was a child, she lost her cat. Adults told her the cat ran away, but she knew the truth. The mirror had taken her. She knew because the mirror gave her a glimpse of an alternate world and had nearly pulled her in, so she was certain the cat had suffered that fate. Twenty years later, Hayden discovers the secret of the mirror when she is thrust into it. She learns of an enchanted world she never knew existed, and a family she never knew she had. But danger brought her here, and it followed her. Now, […]

Posted November 18, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday – Characters I would name a pet after

Now isn’t this a fun Top Ten Tuesday prompt! Aaah, thank you Jana and Nushu for this one. Characters I would name a pet after. As if you name your pets after anything but famous characters. Who does that? As you know, I share my house with 2 humans, 3 other felines and 2 Labrador Retrievers. We were all named after characters.  Except for Stinkie. Daddy named him and he is not the world’s most creative name-giver. Not that I think Stinkie would take kindly to be named after some or other random character.  So let’s start with the most important character naming of them all. Me, of course. In case you still haven’t noticed who I was named after from our blog templateand  name (although it is spelled a bit differently), I was named after the ultimate Snow Queen herself: Let’s stick to the felines and give honor and respect to those who came before us. My Mommy had a cat when they still lived on the farm in Malelane. Think Kruger Park. Think huge raptors and humongous pythons that eat cats, dachshunds and even Jack Russells. I kid you not. Lucy didn’t have a very long life, but she did […]

Posted November 17, 2020