Month: January 2022

The Sunday Post #60

The Sunday Post #60

Greetings Humans! You can be ever so lucky that I am on my post today and ready to present you with yet another Sunday Edition. Yes, we have disappeared from the blogosphere for a week or two and I am disappearing to my own secret hiding place on a daily basis from Mondays – Fridays. No idea how long I will have to stay in hiding, but I suspect we count in months and not weeks here. Construction at our house is well on the way and it’s nothing by noise and disturbances and dust. All that dust. Oh how I struggle to keep my fluffy white coat as white as snow. Oh yes, that’s why we were off-line as well. We were literally off line. One of the bulldozers got hold of the Internet Cable and tore at it like a puppy to a sock. It took a couple […]

Posted January 30, 2022
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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1 on May 5th, 2015 Genres: Fantasy Pages: 432 Format: Audiobook Source: Audible Goodreads Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price … Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for […]

Posted January 29, 2022
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Ten New to Us Authors

Ten New to Us Authors

Greetings! It’s Tuesday and Top Ten Tuesday time. Today’s prompt is Ten New to Us Authors we’ve read for the first time in 2021. Quick and easy! We’ve read quite a few new authors in 2021, but we’ve decided to narrow today’s list down to the authors we’ve read for the first time and will definitely read again. Oh I am very much aware that you will thrown upon some of these names. I know we should have read them years ago. Hopefully, there will be many great years to come. Pip Williams – The Dictionary of Lost Words  Maggie O’Farrell – This must be the place  Jessica Townsend – The Trials of Morrigan Crow  Riley Sager – Home Before Dark T.J. Klune – The House in the Cerulean Sea J’Nell Ciesielski – The Ice Swan Julia Quinn – The Duke and I Catherine McCullagh – Secrets and Showgirls Amor Towles – […]

Posted January 25, 2022
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Jolly and Deadly (Florence Winters #3)

Jolly and Deadly (Florence Winters #3)

Jolly and Deadly by May Bridges Series: Florence Winters #3 on December 14th, 2021 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 227 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads A holiday dinner party turns deadly and the plucky young woman who takes the case has to make a crucial decision. Can she prove her detective skills when they’re put to the test? New York City, 1925. Florence Winters wants this Christmas to be perfect. Her first holiday in the big city brings with it new friends, new dreams, and maybe even a new beau. But not everything is calm and bright. What starts as a dinner party meant to convince the town’s Scrooge of opening his heart and pockets to the needy ends in murder, and Florence is the one to discover the old miser in a most mysterious manner. She’ll have to put aside her dream of penning the next […]

Posted January 22, 2022
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Wondrous Words Wednesday – Gregarious

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Gregarious

Greetings you guys! Welcome to another addition of 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. In case you haven’t noticed before, my Mommy loves company and people. I know, that’s rather strange for a bookworm, but did you know that worms actually love company and form herds? Earthworms form herds and make “group decisions”, scientists have discovered. The earthworms use touch to communicate and influence each other’s behaviour, according to research published in the journal Ethology. By doing so the worms collectively decide to travel in the same direction as part of a single herd. See, that is […]

Posted January 19, 2022
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2012 – 2021 New Releases I haven’t Read (yet)

2012 – 2021 New Releases I haven’t Read (yet)

Greetings you guys! Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is 2021 New Releases I haven’t read yet. As you can see from our title, my Mommy misread it for a second and read 2012 for 2021. And that’s when it hit her: How almost the doomsday prophets had it right. They thought the end of the world would be 2012, when 2021 came so much closer. They just mixed their numbers up like my mommy did. Thank heavens the world didn’t end in 2012, just think of all the great books we would have missed out over the last 10 years. Like these ones that my Mommy haven’t read yet, but still want to get to: 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Come to think of it, I’m very glad the world didn’t really end in 2021 either. So many more […]

Posted January 18, 2022
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The Sunday Post #59

The Sunday Post #59

Greetings you guys! How was your week? My Mommy’s first week of school is done and it was actually fun. She says she thinks it’s going to be a good year after all and she made the right decision to let go of her Special Needs classes. Of course they will always have a piece of her heart and she is very impressed with the lady taking the classes over. She’s actually a wonderful friend too and my Mommy knows all her kiddies are in good hands. She can now focus on her library at school and on blogging and perhaps just spend more time here with us at home. Now that sounds like a brilliant plan to me. The Big Book teaches us that for everything there is a season and if we live by the changing of the seasons, that’s how we grow we most. I’m sure the […]

Posted January 16, 2022
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Love and Retribution by Catherine McCullagh

Love and Retribution by Catherine McCullagh

Love and Retribution by Catherine McCullagh Published by Big Sky Publishing on January 5th, 2022 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 400 Format: ARC Source: The History Quill Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads It’s July 1943 and the world has been at war for almost four long years. One morning, young widow Emmy Penry-Jones discovers two men washed up on the beach below her house on the west coast of Cornwall. Emmy is used to rescuing washed-up sailors, the deadly Battle of the Atlantic exacting a heavy toll on shipping. But these men are not like the shipwrecked sailors she has rescued before and Emmy is soon drawn into a web of intrigue that will test both her ingenuity and her patriotism. Rocked by accusations of war crimes against a man she knows to be innocent, Emmy launches a bid to defend him, all too aware that the accusers could turn […]

Posted January 15, 2022
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The Top Ten most Recent Additions to my Book Collection

The Top Ten most Recent Additions to my Book Collection

Greetings you guys! I just thought my Mommy won’t have time for Top Ten Tuesday today. She’s back at school and there are still those dreadful Teacher/Parent meetings tonight.  But never fear when the crazy lady is near. Talking about crazy, this week’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday hosted by Jenna @ That Artsy Reader Girl, is The Top Ten most Recent Additions to my Book Collection. My Mommy took that as a recommendation to quickly dash out and go and buy 10 new books. Seeing that this meme is Top TEN Tuesday and not Top NINE Tuesday, my Mommy quickly downloaded a new book on Audible as well. We loved the Audio recording of The House in the Cerulean Sea and we are eager to listen to And just like that, my Mommy bought 10 new books today. What books are new on your shelf? My Mommy needs to go to […]

Posted January 11, 2022
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The Sunday Post #58

The Sunday Post #58

Oh what a beautiful morning! The sun is out and shining brightly on our little coastal town. My Mommy went for a nice long walk on the beach and then she sat in the sun reading her book. With a hat and sunblock. I believe she’ now just about ready for the new school year to start. Teachers back at school tomorrow and students on Wednesday. Nothing much to tell you on our side regarding the past week. Trying to enjoy the last days of holidays, prepping for school, doing some gardening. Oh yes! And we finally tackled the right sidebar. Everybody happy? What should still be added or removed? Still no feedback from Bloglovin’ regarding the new domain, but we do still keep our profile open for the time being. What have you been up to? adding to the litter My Mommy’s New Year kind-of-resolution to not buy/go slow […]

Posted January 9, 2022
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