Month: November 2021

Book Blitz: All Men Love Leah by Ksenija Nikolova

Book Blitz: All Men Love Leah by Ksenija Nikolova

All Men Love Leah by Ksenija Nikolova Published by Kingsley Publishers on August 24th, 2021 Genres: Contemporary, Thriller Pages: 250 Format: ARC Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads All Enzo wants is a reason to believe it's all worthwhile. Stuck in a world that doesn't fulfil him, he meanders through his days feeling empty, lost, and left out of the real world that is moving by without him. He is cynical but gifted, and when he meets the beautiful and enigmatic Leah she turns his universe upside down. Leah and Enzo are exact opposites, but she is drawn to his darkness just as he is drawn to her light. She is a woman who lives by her own expression and challenges his dismal character down to its most frightening corners, awakening in him something he didn't know he had the capacity to experience. But everything is not what it seems. There is […]

Posted November 29, 2021
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The Sunday Post #55

The Sunday Post #55

Greetings you guys! How is your Sunday? Good to see South Africa hit the International Head Lines once again. We truly are on a roll here! I just hope that Omicron’s nickname is not going to become The Grinch. Yes, we are safe and okay and we pray that our current vaccines can withstand the test of time. Lots of memes going around the last couple of days again. This one is our favorite: How are things in your bookish lives? My Mommy is trying very hard not to buy any new books and she stays away from all the tempting online sites. We are sooooo far behind on our reading this year, although Goodreads says we are just about done with our highest reading challenge ever. But when we got this one in the inbox, we both squealed with pleasure! Kit and Pearl are back and just in time for […]

Posted November 28, 2021
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Weekend Book Friends #25

Weekend Book Friends #25

Greetings you guys! Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in America! May it be time of reflecting, giving thanks and stroking your cat. It’s very windy and rather cold here with us (no, we did not move. We are still in SA, the weather is just a bit like a teenager at the moment.) What else is there to do but stay indoors and read a good book? We are currently busy with an ARC for The History Quill Book Club and once again, what a brilliant read. Let’s share this thrilling mystery with our Weekend Book Friends.   For our first stop, we will pay a visit to Gilion over at Rose City Reader to share our Book Beginnings. We’ve also decided to join Carrie over @ Reading is my Super Power for First Line Friday.  Every Friday you can link up and share the first sentence of your current read […]

Posted November 26, 2021
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Little Wanderers: The Everlasting Seasons by I.K. Silver

Little Wanderers: The Everlasting Seasons by I.K. Silver

Little Wanderers: The Everlasting Seasons by I.K. Silver Series: Little Wanderers #1 on October 1st, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade Pages: 239 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Snowy is a tiny dwarf leading an almost normal life in the village of never-ending winter. Aside from the ever-dreary sky, living next to rowdy neighbors, and being treated like a child, nothing seems to pose a challenge. All that changes when rumors about Snowy breaking a taboo spread. Disheartened at what he deemed betrayal and feeling stuck in his village, Snowy sneaks out to look for Originem, a village where misfortune befalls no one. However, the aftermath exceeds his wildest expectations. Snowy finds himself in a magical world, suddenly dealing with the quaintest of things, from singing fruits and a wizard cat to dark woods (brimming with vicious beasts) and other villages locked in one season. But to […]

Posted November 25, 2021
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Wondrous Words Wednesday – Reticence

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Reticence

Greetings Humans! Welcome to Wondrous Words Wednesday, hosted by yours truly. The concept is fairly easy – all you need to do, is share any new (or new to you) words you came across this week and share them with us. You are also welcome to share words you simply want to show off to us. For more on Wondrous Words Wednesday, you can click here. Our Wondrous Word for today, is a word that is probably well known to those of you who speak the Queen’s English. Here in South Africa, we also speak the Queen’s English, the question is just which Queen you refer to. I do love the English language and I so enjoy seeing simple, every day words just slipping through my Mommy’s grasp of understanding. Like this one: Reticence is one of those words that are best described by looking at its synonyms. reserve restraint inhibition shyness disinclination […]

Posted November 24, 2021
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Cover Reveal – The Manhatten Girls by Gill Paul

Cover Reveal – The Manhatten Girls by Gill Paul

Greetings! How are you all on this Monday evening? We are so excited to take part in a cover reveal again and once again, it’s a new book by one of our favorite authors. Blurb It’s a 1920s version of Sex and the City, as Dorothy Parker—one of the wittiest women who ever wielded a pen—and her three friends navigate life, love, and careers in New York City. New York City, 1921: The war is over, fashions are daring, and bootleg liquor is served wherever you go. It is here that four extraordinary women form a bridge group that grew into a firm friendship. Dorothy Parker, renowned wit, member of the Algonquin Round Table, and more fragile than she seems. Jane Grant, first female reporter for The New York Times, who is determined to launch a new magazine. The Broadway actress Winifred Lenihan, beautiful, talented, and a casting-couch target. And Peggy Leech, […]

Posted November 22, 2021
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Friday Fives #9 – 5 Ha-ha-ha books for the Ho-ho-ho Readathon

Friday Fives #9 – 5 Ha-ha-ha books for the Ho-ho-ho Readathon

Is it too early to start our post with ho ho ho? Maybe just a tad. But it’s not too early for the Ho-ho-ho Readathon that officially kicked off yesterday. Of course we are going to take part and having some fun with Friday Fives is the ideal opportunity. Connect Five is hosted by The Book Date and the idea is to connect 5 books in some or other fun way. Theme, covers, authors, genres – you name in. Although we love the Christmas season, we don’t normally get into the Christmas Spirit before school hasn’t closed. With two more weeks to go, I think my Mommy needs some Christmas cheers and and a few good laughs. So why not combine the two? She’s made a whole list of Christmassy books to read for the next 12 days and the following 5 are all good for a laugh too. Politically Correct Holiday […]

Posted November 19, 2021
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Witches, Spiders & Schemes by Elizabeth Pantley

Witches, Spiders & Schemes by Elizabeth Pantley

Witches, Spiders & Schemes by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #4 on November 10th, 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery, Fantasy Pages: 230 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads A magic mirror to an enchanted world… A mysterious ghost… A hilarious, perpetually annoyed witch… A brave, sassy cat… Two unexplained deaths and a mysterious community filled with secrets… Can Hayden and the people of Destiny Falls solve the mystery and return the community to its peaceful, enchanted existence? Hayden’s adventures in Destiny Falls continue in book four of the Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic series. Starting with a strange old woman at a cave and her father’s mysterious ferry journey, there are secrets to be unwound. The enchantments in Destiny Falls are showing cracks, and Hayden suspects that it is tied directly to her family, which has a history that’s more complex than she realized. When […]

Posted November 18, 2021
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Ten Books to read if you love X

Ten Books to read if you love X

Greetings you guys! It’s Tuesday and time for Top Ten Tuesday. Our Tuesdays are getting a bit few for the year. Not that you will hear me complaining. I am quite ready for this year to be done with. Today’s theme for TTT is Books to Read If You Love X (X can be a genre, specific book, author, movie/TV show, etc.). So many fun options to go for. Let’s take today’s theme as literally as possible. All of us came across X somewhere in our school careers. Some of us loved him/her/it. Most of us hated him/her/it. Just for today, I’ve decided to put my own prejudice aside and assist Algebra with his/her/its age-old dilemma of joining X and Y in an everlasting relationship, by listing 10 Books with a Mathematical setting. I do hope that my efforts will help him/her/it for once and for all to find his/her/its […]

Posted November 16, 2021
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Blog Tour: A Suffragette in Time by Connie Lacy

Blog Tour: A Suffragette in Time by Connie Lacy

A Suffragette in Time by Connie Lacy on October 28th, 2021 Genres: Romance, Time Travel Format: ARC Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads Thrown back in time to the 1850s, Sarah Burns transforms herself into a suffragette. But traveling the speaking circuit can be risky in a time when men believe a woman’s place is in the home. It can be downright dangerous when she shares the stage with anti-slavery activists whose fiery rhetoric triggers violence. Her uneasy alliance with an arrogant abolitionist may be heading toward romance, but it’s a bumpy road with perilous obstacles, including slave hunters intent on kidnapping anyone they can sell down south. Living with a family operating a station on the Underground Railroad doesn’t make life any easier. A Suffragette in Time is a fast-paced time travel story set against the backdrop of one of the most acrimonious periods in American history, […]

Posted November 15, 2021
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