Month: February 2022

Wish you were here by Jodi Picoult

Wish you were here by Jodi Picoult

Wish you were here by Jodi Picoult Published by Ballantine Books on November 30th, 2021 Genres: Fiction Pages: 336 Format: Paperback Source: Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads A deeply moving novel about the resilience of the human spirit in a moment of crisis. Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She’s not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos—days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time. But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay […]

Posted February 28, 2022
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The Sunday Post #62

The Sunday Post #62

Greetings! How are you all doing? Who wants to talk Agatha Christie? My Mommy has been a bit obsessive the last week or so. Okay, to be fair towards her, she is usually slightly obsessive when it comes to Agatha Christie, but the new Kenneth Branagh’s latest adaptation of Death on the Nile, pushed her over the edge. That’s why we’ve missed our Sunday Post last week. We were too busy drawing comparisons between the different adaptations and the book. If you’ve missed it, you can read our post here – Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie.  I’m trying to think if anything else excited happened over the last 2 weeks. Nothing that I can think of. Renovations are still ongoing, school is still busy, I’m still adorable. Let’s see what happened in our bookish lives. Adding to the litter The Country Club Murders has been on our radar […]

Posted February 27, 2022
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The Dangers of an Ordinary Night by Lynne Reeves

The Dangers of an Ordinary Night by Lynne Reeves

The Dangers of an Ordinary Night by Lynne Reeves Published by Crooked Lane Publishers on November 9th, 2021 Genres: Mystery Pages: 282 Format: ARC Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads On a chilly fall evening at the prestigious Performing Arts High School of Boston, best friends Tali Carrington and June Danforth go missing after auditioning for a play. They’re last seen in grainy, out-of-focus surveillance footage that shows them walking side-by-side. Two days later in a town south of Boston, Tali is found disoriented and traumatized by the ocean’s edge, while June is pronounced dead at the scene. Tali’s mother, Nell, is so bent on protecting her daughter from further emotional harm that she enlists the help of Cynthia Rawlins, a renowned therapist for families. Meanwhile, Detective Fitz Jameson is assigned to the investigation and dives into the lives of high-performing students who may be harboring dark secrets. As Nell, […]

Posted February 23, 2022
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Top Ten Tuesday – Double Trouble

Top Ten Tuesday – Double Trouble

Greetings Humans! It’s Tuesday and time to have some fun with Top Ten Tuesday hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is Dynamic Duos and apparently we can interpret that any way we like. Ha. That’s my favorite fun. An occurrence you don’t see all that often in the feline world, is twins. Or in the sense you humans look at twins. Most of us adorable felines are born from a whole litter of kittens and having only one kitten is the exception to the rule. In humans it’s the other way around. So for today’s TTT, we are going to look at twins in books. Fred and George Weasley from the Harry Potter series (who just had to wipe a tear away?) Cersei and Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones (a relationship that even dogs will thrown upon if you ask me) Viola and Sebastian […]

Posted February 22, 2022
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Blog Tour: The Lady and the Spy by Ruth A. Casie

Blog Tour: The Lady and the Spy by Ruth A. Casie

The Lady and the Spy by Ruth A. Casie Series: The Ladies of Sommer by the Sea #2 on February 17, 2022 Genres: Romance Pages: 230 Buy on Amazon Goodreads With each encounter her heartbeat quickened. With each encounter his need for her grew stronger. Lady Patrice Montgomery Edgemont always did what was expected of her and look where that got her, married off by her father into a loveless relationship. She solved the puzzle that was prospective husband number two, another of her father’s choices and quickly made him a distant memory. Lady Patrice is not playing games. She is through with men. Nikolai Baranov is the son of a Russian grand duke and spy for Tzar Alexander I. When his father and associates are killed, Nikolai doesn’t play games. The only thing worth winning is revenge for his family. When a blizzard blankets Sommer-by-the-Sea, Lady Patrice is the […]

Posted February 22, 2022
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Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie Series: Hercule Poirot #17 on November 1st, 1937 Genres: Mystery Pages: 333 Format: eBook, Paperback Source: My Bookshelf Buy on Amazon Goodreads Agatha Christie’s most daring travel mystery. The tranquility of a lovely cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything – until she lost her life. Who’s also on board? Christie’s great detective Hercule Poirot. He recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and just press the trigger.’ Despite the exotic setting, nothing is ever quite what it seems… Some of my fondest childhood memories, is visiting my Granny and my aunt over Summer Holidays and to this day can recall exactly where their vast Agatha Christie Collection was […]

Posted February 20, 2022
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Wondrous Words Wednesday – Trifler

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Trifler

Greetings you guys! I can’t believe 2 weeks have passed since we last posted a Wondrous Words Wednesday. Gosh, time is flying like a bat out of hell. As long as we are at least still having fun, I guess we shouldn’t complain too much. Wondrous Words Wednesday is 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. My Mommy is currently reading Triflers Need Not Apply by Camilla Bruce and my Mommy didn’t have a clue what a trifler is. Perfect choice for a Wondrous Words Wednesday. Our trusted friend Merriam Webster, has a bit of a different definition though: a person […]

Posted February 16, 2022
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The Sunday Post #61

The Sunday Post #61

Greetings you guys! Aaah it’s so nice to talk to all of you again. My Mommy and Daddy decided to take an impromptu looooong weekend last week. I’m glad that they had a couple of days of rest and we always love staying with our babysitter. My Mommy was planning on catching up with the blog a bit, but the internet reception wasn’t all that well, so she decided to rather just read, relax and miss me terribly, of course. They came back on Monday morning and the rest of this week has been just a bit crazy and busy. I’ve decided that I think it’s time for me to hijack my Mommy’s diary and to start slotting specific times for blogging in her day. Otherwise, she will always remain stuck at school and being distracted with school stuff. Any of you teachers or retired teachers have the same problem? […]

Posted February 13, 2022
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Jousting and Justice by Elizabeth Pantley

Jousting and Justice by Elizabeth Pantley

Jousting and Justice by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #5 Published by Better Beginnings Inc on February 15, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery, Fantasy Pages: 310 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads An invitation to a medieval festival. A ferry ride to a mysterious island. A scheming, inept witch. An office break-in, an unidentified body, and a string of suspects. Can Hayden, her brave, sassy cat, Latifa, and the people of Destiny Falls solve the mystery and enjoy the festival? ~ Jousting and Justice follows the series format of combining two stories that blend into one. A murder mystery and the island mystery. The Island Mystery: Hayden and all her friends get an invitation to a medieval festival – but it’s on “the forbidden island.” It’s too enticing to pass up. Of course, strange things will happen once they get there! . . . You’ll […]

Posted February 12, 2022
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Library Card February 2022

Library Card February 2022

Greetings you guys! Just before the month drops to double digits, let’s quickly see what is on our Library Card for February. Oh wait, I guess I quickly need to update our January one! Okay, all done – Library Card January 2022. Book Club These are always our perfect and favorite picks for the month. My Mommy loves the Book Club, such a lovely diverse group of women together. State of the ARC Inspired by so many of you for using those lovely spreadsheets and monthly planners, my Mommy started using a diary this year that provides all that and she actually uses it! A pity that she’s left it at home and has no clue what is waiting for her on the ARC schedule. Except for this one: Yes! It’s the fifth instalment of Destiny Falls and we believe it’s the best one yet! About 80% done with it […]

Posted February 9, 2022
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