Month: June 2021

Mini Reviews: Anomaly & Balls and Bones

Greetings you guys! How was your week? We aren’t going to do our regular Sunday Post, as we actually don’t really have that much to say. Except that my Mommy is on holiday!! Although this week was chaotic and hectically busy, she managed to finish 2 books.  So we are just going to do two mini reviews. Both of them are prequel to series’ and we would rather slot it under novellas than full books. That’s how she managed to finish both. Look my Mommy is pretty awesome, but she’s still not a superhero!           Title: Anomaly: The Blood Race Prequel  Author: K.A. Emmons Published: 05 April 2020 Pages: 133 Series: The Blood Race #0.5 Read: 24 June 2021 Source: Author’s Facebook Page Rating:  Content: Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi Age appropriate: from young adult +. Language: clean. Violence: in contextSynopsis: 14-year-old Ion Jacobs just wants to belong to a family and feel normal. But his past is a mystery, his […]

Posted June 27, 2021
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Wondrous Words Wednesday – Exhaust

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Exhaust

Greetings you all! It’s Wednesday and time for our favorite bi-weekly meme, Wondrous Words Wednesday. It’s two days before the end of term, so this will be a quick post. Mommy is still busy with rapport cards and assessments that need to go out by Friday. Wondrous Words Wednesday 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 […]

Posted June 23, 2021
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The Sunday Post #41

The Sunday Post #41

Greetings all you lovely humans! Yes, I know we’ve been absent for a couple of weeks and we left you dreadfully longing for our company. Our apologies. It’s truly been a hectic couple of weeks. Between school, assessments, sick teachers, break-ins and stolen computers, dance festival, weekend breakaways, dentist appointments, doctor appointments – there really isn’t much time left. Not for reading and not for blogging. The Dance Festival was a roaring success and the studio that my Mommy dance with, swept the floor. They were brilliant. I’m very glad that she didn’t take part in the group dance though, they might have missed their double gold. But next time, she will take part. Maybe I should go with too. School holidays start on Friday, so the upcoming week will still be a bit topsy turvy. But then we have holidays for three weeks and my Mommy is making lots […]

Posted June 20, 2021
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Friday Fives #6 – Baby it’s cold outside

Friday Fives #6 – Baby it’s cold outside

Greetings you guys! It’s Friday and this week was a bit topsy turvy. Mommy and Daddy was away for a long weekend and Wednesday was a public holiday. Although Thursday and today has been enough for a whole week! Luckily it’s time for the weekend and to get reading a bit. I don’t think we are going to feel like doing anything else. It’s cold and raining out there and I guess winter is here to stay. We are not going to do a lot of link-ups today, just Connect Five and Friendly Fill-ins. Let’s start 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. Sticking with the cold weather out there, let’s link books with ice or snow. Proudly brought to you by the gorgeous snow […]

Posted June 18, 2021
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A Dog of Many Names by Douglas Green

A Dog of Many Names by Douglas Green

A Dog of Many Names by Douglas Green on July 6th, 2021 Genres: Memoir Pages: 178 Format: ARC Source: Mindbuck Media, Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Born a runt, Rascal is destined to be an underdog. Despite what looked like an unbreakable bond with the daughter of the family who bred her, Rascal’s devotion is discarded when the mother loses her job, forcing the family into a financial crisis. Bitter and resentful toward a dog they can no longer afford to keep and who was never really wanted, the family throws out the young dog like garbage. Driven out to the country and left roadside, Rascal has nothing but a few pieces of kibble to help her survive the night. Abandoned and alone, Rascal must learn to fend for herself and embark on a harsh and dangerous journey through wolf terrain in the mountain wilderness of Northern California. Along the […]

Posted June 16, 2021
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Our first blogiversary!

Greetings you all! Pop the champagne, light the fire crackers, play the party music. It’s our very first blogiversary! Not that my Mommy remembered at all. She and Daddy is on a weekend away and if my babysitter didn’t notify her of the Facebook alert, she wouldn’t even have noticed the date. And that after all I’ve done for this blog over the last year… I do hope she will bring loads of presents with when they return home.  A lot has happened over the last 365 days and I can’t believe I’ve inspired my Mommy to write almost 200 posts on this blog. Unbelievable! I’m sure that many of you will understand how many hours we spend on the blog. I would be happy to just purr out new ideas and clever blogposts, but my Mommy loves playing around with the graphics and the headers and all the nitty […]

Posted June 14, 2021
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Library Card – June 2021

Library Card – June 2021

Greetings you all! My Mommy had Book Club on Monday night and that means that she can finally fill her library card for the month of June. Our week has been hectically busy, so we only get to fill it tonight. You will notice that my Mommy’s months don’t always go from the first to the first. It’s a bit more like the moon. Every month it is a different date. We didn’t do all that bad in our Library Card – May 2021. We only have 2 books that need to be renewed.          We did start with The Choice, it’s a bit on the heavy side, but a lovely book. We didn’t get to Waterborne, but we did read another book for the same publisher and our review will be up during the next couple of days. Update: We are around halfway through The  Choice and 30% done […]

Posted June 11, 2021
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Wondrous Words Wednesday – Thwart

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Thwart

Greetings you all! It’s Wednesday and time for our favorite bi-weekly meme, Wondrous Words Wednesday. Wondrous Words Wednesday 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 […]

Posted June 9, 2021
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Six Degrees of Separation – One tomato short of a fruit salad

Six Degrees of Separation – One tomato short of a fruit salad

Greetings you all! I’m sure most of you in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying the summer sun by now. Here in the Southern Hemisphere it is dreadfully cold already and we miss those hazy lazy crazy days of summer. I’m quite sure there is a bit more than 6 Degrees difference in temperature between us, but luckily there are no more than six degrees of separation between books! I’m sure by now you all know the rules of this monthly fun meme hosted by Books are my Favorite and Best: On the first Saturday of every month, a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. Books can be linked in obvious ways, for example: same authors, same era or genre, or books with similar themes or settings. Or you might choose to link them in more personal ways: books you read in […]

Posted June 6, 2021
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Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert

Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert

Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert Series: Booklovers B&B Mysteries #2 Published by Crooked Lane Publishers on June 8th, 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 336 Format: ARC Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Meeting your favorite author in the flesh can be the chance of a lifetime. But for one unlucky fan, her plum place in line at a book signing will lead to her untimely demise. Beaufort, North Carolina, is home to Chapters Bed and Breakfast, owned and operated by former schoolteacher Charlotte Reed. This historic 18th-century inn draws in voracious readers from far and wide with its lovingly curated special events celebrating a host of genres and authors. On this sunny July weekend, a visit by one of the biggest names in romantic fantasy attracts throngs of admirers to the quaint coastal village. That’s not ideal, as the author retreated to Chapters to get away from it all […]

Posted June 2, 2021
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