Month: April 2021

The Curious Case of Florence Winters

The Curious Case of Florence Winters

The Curious Case of Florence Winters by May Bridges Series: Florence Winters #1 on April 11th, 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 204 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads A kidnapping in New York City’s illustrious high society, and the inquisitive young woman who’s determined to redeem her family’s good name. Will she outsmart the culprit, even after another person winds up dead? New York City, 1925. Florence Winters is ready to escape the whispers about her. Stuck in small-town Ohio, she’s done living the spinster life and ready to move on to greener pastures, so when her wealthy and slightly eccentric Aunt Julia requests Florence’s companionship in New York City—she knows it’s an offer she can’t refuse. But she has no idea what awaits her in Aunt Julia’s ravishing brownstone in the West Village. Secret meetings. Secret passages. Secretive house staff. Even Aunt Julia’s cat seems to […]

Posted April 15, 2021
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Wondrous Words Wednesday – Regal

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Regal

It’s the first Wednesday of term 2 for 2021 and time for Wondrous Words Wednesday! This meme was first created by Kathy over at Bermuda Onion Blog and is now proudly hosted by yours truly. Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered, or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!  No rules apply here, just share any or all the lovely or new words you’ve encountered over the last fortnight.  Tips and ideas: Don’t go pull the Dictionary down from the shelf. Use words you came across in a book, a TV show, Google, a pamphlet, social media, doctor’s room, classroom – the possibilities are endless If you want to share a story around your chosen word, you are welcome If you want to link your chosen word up with a book or books, please do so  You are welcome to […]

Posted April 14, 2021
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Ten Book Titles that sound like Crayola Crayon Colors

What a beautiful Crayola Crayon day it is here in South Africa. It’s a beautiful, sunny autumn day and I sommer feel like like taking out my coloring book and get coloring. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday post is a perfect fit for such a bright and burst of colors day: Ten Book Titles that sound like Crayola Crayon Colors.  Let’s see what colors we would like to color in with today: 1. Guardian Red, Guardian Blue, Guardian Yellow – Inspired by The Guardians by John Grisham 2. Fable (a mossy brown color) – Inspired by Fable by Adrienne Young 3. Night Tiger (a dark burned orange color) – Inspired by The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo 4. Faithful (a heavenly blue) – Inspired by Faithful by Alice Hoffman 5. Holidate Green, Holidate Red, Holidate Silver – Inspired by Holidate by Monica Murphy 6. Hallowe’en Party (a pumpkin orange) – Inspired by Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie 7. Olive Kitteridge (an […]

Posted April 13, 2021
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The Sunday Post #34

 Greetings all you wonderful humans! My Mommy’s holiday is coming to an end today and tomorrow she will be back at school. Can’t believe 3 weeks went by so fast. She had all these plans at home and for the blog and in the end: Yes, I know, I know. I think maybe she spends too much time with me and she is slowly turning into a cat. Sleep al day, demand to be fed, only cuddle when she feels like it, don’t see anything through or stick to the rules, but still manages to be adorable and highly likeable.  We are not going to stick to the normal template for The Sunday Post today. We need to do an update on our various reading challenges for this year and if we don’t do it today, it might not happen until Christmas.  According to Goodreads, we are at least on […]

Posted April 11, 2021
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Ten Books I’d gladly throw into the Ocean (for the mermaids to read)

 Greetings all you beautiful mermaids, mermen and and mercats! It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday and today’s prompt from the lovely Jana over @ That Artsy Reader Girl, is Ten Books I’d gladly throw into the Ocean. As you know me by now, I’m a puppies and rainbows or kittens and unicorns kind of cat. Most dark clouds have a pink lining and a fluffy white kitten can cure just about all ailments in life. We love to be of assistance to you as mere humans, but every now and then we can broaden our paws to also accommodate a few mythical creatures. Like Mermaids. Therefore, we are more than willing to throw a couple of books into the ocean for the mermaids to read. The question is just, what on the bottom of the ocean, would they like to read? Maybe to see how the human authors perceive them? Great […]

Posted April 6, 2021
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The Journey by Kelsey Ketch

  Title: The Journey Author: Kelsey Ketch  Published: 25 November 2020 Pages: 181 (Kindle Edition) Series: Death Island #1 Read: 04 April 2021  Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Rating:  (3.5) Content: Genre: fantasy/adventure/pirates! Age appropriate: from young adult +. Language: You won’t need a bar of soap to wash your mouth. Adult content: You’ll be able to read in public without blushing. Violence: Pirates = violence. Magic: paranormal Synopsis: With her family name tainted by her great-grandfather’s crimes, Meriden Cummings could only dream of fleeing her oppressive life. Then she unearthed a piece of tanned skin, and her blood revealed an ancient map adorned with Mayan glyphs, launching her on the journey of a lifetime. However, she finds herself bound to the map, and there is a cost to her newfound freedom. One that will torment her mind as well as her soul. After being shanghaied by pirates, Gregory Wilson escapes to a small English village where he runs into an obnoxious auburn-haired beauty. When he learns she […]

Posted April 5, 2021
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