Month: July 2021

Weekend Book Friends #21

Weekend Book Friends #21

Greetings Humans! No, we didn’t disappear from the face of the earth this week, it was just one of those weeks where reality interfered with our reading and blogging life. Luckily it is Friday afternoon and we can finally escape into a book or two. I believe a complete escape from reality and a bit of tongue in the cheek humor, is exactly what we need for this weekend:   Tired of being teased about his name and his stutter, twelve-year-old Hobart sets out to do a few heroic deeds and earn a place in Knight School. But the local damsels he hopes to save assure him that the last thing they need is rescuing. The runaway bull he tries to catch wears him like a hat. And don’t even ask about the ogre. Finally, in desperation, Hobart sets out on the most daring quest he can think of–he will […]

Posted July 30, 2021
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The Sunday Post #44

The Sunday Post #44

Greetings you all! How was your week? Our week mainly consists of terribly cold weather and Parent/ Teacher meetings. For those of you who are or were in Education over the last couple of years, you know exactly how it went. Like I’ve said, it’s been terribly cold this week with snow on the mountains and nearby areas. Mommy and Daddy didn’t go for the scenic drive, they rather just stayed inside curled up in front of the fire. Oh wait, that was me. But they still didn’t go for the scenic drive. Adding to the Litter                    You guys! There is a new Knitty Kitty Mystery Series Book coming out! As you all now know, Pearl and Kit are my favorite feline sleuths and we can’t wait to start reading! Of course we will review it on this blog. Death takes a break is one of those […]

Posted July 25, 2021
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Weekend Book Friends #20

Weekend Book Friends #20

Greetings Humans! It’s Friday and my Mommy is at home! Yea for me! It’s been terribly cold here across the country with snowfall in a number of places. Yes, we know that snow is nothing new to many of you, but for us, it sure is wow! Perfect weather to stay inside and just read a book. Besides the rather unpleasant weather, it’s not been the best of weeks at school either with parent meetings every day until late and load shedding and all other sorts of fun. I think my Mommy needs to read the following book this weekend:     Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have […]

Posted July 23, 2021
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Wondrous Words Wednesday – Hoop

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Hoop

Greetings you all! It’s Wednesday and we are ever so grateful that it’s not last week Wednesday. We are not feeling like our normal, perky, quirky self yet, but at least the situation in our beautiful country is more peaceful and quite today. 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 […]

Posted July 21, 2021
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Ten Books I’ve read in one sitting (or lying)

Ten Books I’ve read in one sitting (or lying)

Greetings you guys! It’s Tuesday and time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Yes, it is raining cats and dogs out there. Guess it’s because we actually manage to do a Top Ten Tuesday post twice in a row! Perfect weather to grab a book and just read until the book is done. From start to end. Yes, yes – I know you have to read all books from start to end, but today we are talking about those one sitting (or lying) reads that you just couldn’t put down. My Mommy is really good with one sitting (or lying) reads. Her week days are normally cramped with school and stuff, so on weekends she will just read as much as possible. As you know by now, we don’t like wrecking our little brains to come up with titles for TTT, we just pick the […]

Posted July 20, 2021
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The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn on March 9th 2011 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 624 Format: Paperback Source: Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads 1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, […]

Posted July 17, 2021
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Ten Questionable Book Titles

Ten Questionable Book Titles

Greetings Humans. We haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday Post in weeks, oh how we miss it. I wish I could say we have a fun and quirky post for you today, but I can hardly think straight at the moment. Our country is looking like a scene from a post apocalyptic movie. The National Defense Force is being called into action, but the burning and looting of businesses, factories, pack houses, ag you name it, are still continuing. Sky News So we are just going to list the first 10 books we can think of today with questions in the titles. Luckily my Mommy has a special compartment in her little brain just for books. 1. Why didn’t they ask Evans? by Agatha Christie 2. N or M? by Agatha Christie 3. How does your garden grow? by Agatha Christie 4. Madam, will you talk? by Mary Stewart 5. Where are the Children? by […]

Posted July 13, 2021
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Life and Other Complications by Heather Mullaly

Life and Other Complications by Heather Mullaly

Life and other Complications by Heather Mullaly Published by Favored Oak Press on July 5th, 2021 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 266 Format: ARC Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads 2021 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medalist Seventeen-year-old Aly Bennett has been in love with her friend Luke for years. She hasn’t told him how she feels for two reasons. 1) She’s the girl with HIV. 2) She lied about how she got it. Aly never meant to lie. The words just slipped out on her first day of a support group for kids living with life-threatening conditions. It was the day she met Luke and Caroline, who would become her best friends and the closest thing she has to a family. After so many years, Aly doesn’t know how to tell her friends the truth. So she paints and she runs and she tries not to think about the future she […]

Posted July 12, 2021
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The Sunday Post #42

The Sunday Post #42

Hi there you guys! Oh how we’ve missed you!! I’m sure the feeling is mutual. So what have you all been up to? We’ve been on holidays for the passed 2 weeks, but it’s not as if it’s been very relaxing. Exciting, messy, tiring, creative and clueless, are all better descriptions. We’ve been sorting out cupboards and bookshelves from sunup to sundown. It’s been one heck of a job, but as you can see, we are almost almost done. All our novels and story books are nicely stored away in utter anticipation for the renovations that will land us our very own little library.     As I’m sure you’ve noticed as well, we’ve been rather absent from the blogosphere for the last fortnight. So sorry about that, but we really were rather occupied. As from last week, South Africa is also back on level 4 lockdown. The DELTA strain […]

Posted July 11, 2021
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Library Card July 2021 and Friendly Fill-ins

Library Card July 2021 and Friendly Fill-ins

Greetings Humans. No exclamation marks today. My Mommy is not in the best of moods. Who else got affected with the latest (once again) Blogger update? Have you noticed that our beautiful blog header is just gone? But let’s not get into it now – that’s what The Sunday Post is for. It’s Friday and time to have a bit of a weekend. No use in trying to tell you what we will read this weekend, we are still not done with the decorating and painting and sticking of wallpaper. So whatever lands on in your lap from our Library Card, will have to do. Library Card July 2021 We have a couple of renewables on our library card this month. June has been nothing but awful and we haven’t read as much as planned.  The only good thing that comes from our June Library Card, is The Rose Code (we still […]

Posted July 9, 2021
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