Month: August 2021

The Sunday Post #47

The Sunday Post #47

 Greetings you all! How have you all been the last 7 days? We had a week filled with good books and stories. Does anything else matter? Adding to the Litter          The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune is our brand new Audible read. We can ‘t wait to start reading it. We’ve only heard good things about this book. The Author, Bob Katz, send me an Amazon gift card for his book Third and Long. We were so excited, until we realized that we can’t redeem an Amazon gift card in South Africa. Oh the joys of Africa. But we really liked the premise of the book and decided to just buy it any case. I still then mr Katz was very kind and generous to send us a gift card. We spent some time sorting out our TBR pile this week as well and we […]

Posted August 29, 2021
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Friday Fives #7 – Five Ballet themed books we still want to read

Friday Fives #7 – Five Ballet themed books we still want to read

Greetings! It’s Friday afternoon and we haven’t done a Friday Fives post in months. Mostly because we just couldn’t think of 5 things we want to talk about. Or wait no, 5 bookish things to talk about. And we’ve been a bit busy too. Still hate it when reality interferes with our bookish lives. My Mommy finished the most beautiful book this week. It was all about a Russian Princess (who looked just like me) and her family who had to flee Russia in The Great War. You can read our review on The Ice Swan here. The beautiful princess’ stress release and favorite part time hobby, was what prompted our idea for today’s Friday Fives: Five Ballet themed books we still want to read   My Mommy attends a ballet class twice a week and although she’s not the most gracious dancer and perhaps a bit long in the tooth […]

Posted August 27, 2021
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The Ice Swan by J’nell Ciesielski

The Ice Swan by J’nell Ciesielski

The Ice Swan by J’nell Ciesielski Published by Thomas Nelson on July 6th 2021 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 400 Format: ARC Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Amid the violent last days of the glittering Russian monarchy, a princess on the run finds her heart where she least expects it. 1917, Petrograd. Fleeing the murderous flames of the Russian Revolution, Princess Svetlana Dalsky hopes to find safety in Paris with her mother and sister. But the city is buckling under the weight of the Great War, and the Bolsheviks will not rest until they have erased every Russian aristocrat from memory. Svetlana and her family are forced into hiding in Paris’s underbelly, with little to their name but the jewels they sewed into their corsets before their terrifying escape. Born the second son of a Scottish duke, the only title Wynn MacCallan cares for is that of surgeon. Putting his […]

Posted August 26, 2021
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Ten Books we so desperately wish we could read for the first time, we sommer read it again

Ten Books we so desperately wish we could read for the first time, we sommer read it again

Greetings! It’s Tuesday and time for Top Ten Tuesday hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is one for my Mommy. I’m still too much of a wee little thing to wish to read books for the first time again. My Mommy is old has read a lot of books in her life already, so I’m sure there’s a few she wishes she could read for the first time. The only help I can offer here, is let’s just read them again! Then it will be for the first time for me at least. *Have you noticed the strange word in our heading? I will read the following 10 books with the greatest of pleasure with my Mommy. First time for me, again for her:   1. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute – Nevil Shute’s most beloved novel, a tale of love and war, follows its enterprising heroine from the […]

Posted August 24, 2021
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The Sunday Post #46

The Sunday Post #46

Greetings you guys! How have you all been? I’m starting to realize that we currently rotate on a fortnightly basis here. Although it really doesn’t feel as if 2 weeks have passed since we last did a Sunday Post. Maybe our clocks are wrong and someone is other than Father Time is actually to blame. We are mostly good here on the Southern part of Africa, the weather has been cold and rainy, but I believe the worst of the cold spells are behind us. Not that we see summer before December in our lovely little coastal town, but still – dressing like the Mitchilin man really isn’t my Mommy’s style at all. Let’s see what happened in our Bookish lives the last 14 days: Adding to the Litter                     Yes! I do know how to click with my paw on BookBub and buy […]

Posted August 22, 2021
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Wondrous Words Wednesday – Perambulator

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Perambulator

 Greetings you guys! What a fun day today is! Well, for my Mommy at least. She and Daddy are taking a mid-week break and she is typing this post sitting at a lovely restaurant, sipping a hot chocolate and waiting for Daddy to finish his work meetings. I am at home, eagerly waiting for our baby-sitter to come and spoil me! Oh and it’s Wednesday of course and that means it’s time for Wondrous Words Wednesdays. 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 […]

Posted August 18, 2021
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Ten Favorite Reading Spots

Ten Favorite Reading Spots

Greetings Humans! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s topic is an easy pick – Ten Favorite Places to Read. Or at least I thought it was an easy pick, but my Mommy says she thinks we interpret it slightly differently. So we’ve decided to split it up into two sections. Section A will be my 5 favorite reading spots and Section B will be my Mommy’s 5 favorite places to read. Section A – Elza’s favorite reading spots 1. The couch – This is where about 70% of our reading is done. We love that couch! 2. In Bed – I’ll say around 15%. Unless we wake up and it’s cold and raining. Then we can stay there for the whole day. But at night we tend to fall asleep… 3. The dining room table – For […]

Posted August 17, 2021
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Throwback Thursday # 8 – 11/22/63

Throwback Thursday # 8 – 11/22/63

 You guys! It’s the middle of August and it’s only our third Throwback Thursday post we manage for the year. Good grief. I don’t know if that is sad, embarrassing, or just plain bad luck. Wednesdays and Thursdays tend to be very hectic and school for my Mommy and I guess that is the actual main excuse. My Mommy has spend quite a lot of time sorting out our bookshelves, Kindle and TBR file on Goodreads lately. But the best way to keep it sorted, is of course by staying on top of it. And how do we stay on top of it with firmer grip than a tiara on wet hair?  By tracking it on the blog of course. And for that, we need clever people like Davida to host fun memes to guide us in the right direction. The Chocolate Lady’s #Throwback Thursday takes place on the Thursday […]

Posted August 12, 2021
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The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales by Elizabeth Pantley

The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales by Elizabeth Pantley

The Ghost Camper’s Tall Tales by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #3 Published by Kindle Direct Publishing on August 2nd, 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 299 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads A magic mirror. An enchanted world. A mysterious story-telling ghost. A hilarious, perpetually annoyed witch. A smart, sassy cat. A mystery of finding a dead body . . . of someone who was already dead. Visit Destiny Falls and escape to a great time. A mysterious old man keeps popping up to tell Hayden a series of tall tales. Who is he? And is he actually glowing? Are his stories fiction, or is he telling her the history of her family, the enchanted islands, and the witch? And why did a dead body show up . . . of someone who was already dead? Can Hayden and her quirky sidekick, Latifa unscramble […]

Posted August 9, 2021
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The Sunday Post #45

The Sunday Post #45

 Greetings all you lovely Humans! How are you all doing? It’s a beautiful sunny winters day here in SA and we only got out of bed about 10 minutes ago (it’s now 11:30 local SA time). Such bliss. After the horror that was July in our beautiful country, we are very relieved and happy to see the August winds blowing in some gold medals and victory. Let’s hope all those people who looted the flat screen TV’s in July, at least put their lootings to good use and cheered our South African heroes. Hopefully they will be inspired to rather smash world records in future than property that does not belong to them. Morne Steyn kicking SA to victory in Lions Series 2021   Tatjana Schoenmaker smashing world record in 200m breaststroke What’s new in your lives? We didn’t acquire any new books over the last two weeks, so no […]

Posted August 8, 2021
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