Month: March 2022

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Frustration

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Frustration

Greetings you guys! This is going to be a 5 min post. Our internet has been down for the last day and a half and mobile data only gets you that far. Oh, the joys of building and renovations. If one of the trucks are a bit too heavy on the ADSL line that is buried under the pavers, the internet goes down. Daddy isn’t at home and Mommy has no clue where to check or even what to say regarding the astounding service from the call center. Hopefully Daddy will be home tonight… Soooo our Wondrous Word for today, is a word all of us know or experience at some or other time and it’s my Mommy’s main emotion (I guess it’s an emotion as well?) today: Thankfully I am here and as you know, cats are the perfect antidote to frustration. We’ll just drink some tea, read our book… No Mr Linky today, we are a bit short on mobile data. You do know that mobile data is ridiculously expensive in South Africa?  So sorry about that (the expense rates and the fact that we don’t have a linkup)! But if you want to take part in WWW, […]

Posted March 30, 2022
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Ten Books our Grandchildren will probably also read

Ten Books our Grandchildren will probably also read

Greetings! It’s Tuesday and we have a few quick minutes to join Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, for Top Ten Tuesday. We don’t easily miss out on this weekly meme if we can squeeze it in. This week’s prompt is 21st Century Books that will become Classics.  Hmmm… This is going to be an interesting round. Without thinking too hard, our predictions for books our grandchildren will also read, will have to be categorized in 2 sections: 1) Series 2) Standalones The 21ste century, is the century of the series. Every second or third book being published, is part of a duology, a trilogy, a quartet, a pentalogy …. Oh you get what I mean. I predict the following series to become classics: The pentalogy that makes up The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyers  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a trilogy, but it comes in a set of books 0 – 3 Once again, Divergent by Veronica Roth is suppose to be a trilogy. But there are about 10 works in this series all together. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I have no idea exactly how many books are going to be in […]

Posted March 29, 2022
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Lucifer’s Game by Cristina Loggia

Lucifer’s Game by Cristina Loggia

Lucifer’s Game by Cristina Loggia Published by Lume Books on October 14th, 2021 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 340 Format: ARC Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Rome, 1942. Cordelia Olivieri is a young, determined hotel owner desperate to escape Mussolini’s racial persecution. But as Fascist leaders gather in Rome, Cordelia is suddenly surrounded by the world’s most ruthless and powerful commanders. In an effort to keep her Jewish heritage a secret and secure safe passage out of Italy, Cordelia forms a dangerous alliance with the British army who want to push the Axis out of North Africa once and for all. Going undercover, Cordelia begins obtaining and leaking military intelligence to a British agent, hoping the intel will secure her freedom. But the more Cordelia uncovers, the greater the risks – especially for one handsome German Afrika Korps officer. How far must Cordelia go to protect her identity and secure passage out of Rome? Spies, military secrets, and a personal crusade for freedom… don’t miss this utterly gripping World War II thriller. Italy 1942. The world is at war and not even the ancient city of Rome and its citizens are spared from the fear and devastation. Cordelia Olivieri, a […]

Posted March 28, 2022
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The Sunday Post #65

The Sunday Post #65

Greetings you guys! How are you all doing? I’m just quickly dropping in to say hi and that we miss you all! My Mommy has been on holidays (why can’t we scratch that anymore on WordPress?? Where’ that fun button that just drew a line through what you didn’t intend to say??) / break from school for about 10 days now and it’s been anything but a vacation… Remember a couple of months ago we told you about the renovations coming up at our house? Well, the renovations now turned into a full-scale building project of a rather extensive nature. Let’s make the garage double! Yes, let’s do that. Oh, while we’re at it, why not build an extra room attached to the garage? Yes! Let’s do it! Oh wait, the new garage can actually be a direct passage into the house. How awesome is that! The only thing we need to do, is add a new staircase. Wow! But wait! Seeing that the new staircase will be part of the garage, it needs to be in a fire-proof enclosed thingy. Whatever. No biggy, we can just as well turn the staircase in a little wine cellar then as well. […]

Posted March 27, 2022
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Ten Books to Better Describe your Wardrobe

Ten Books to Better Describe your Wardrobe

Greetings Humans! It’s time for another fun Top Ten Tuesday. Gosh, we love to play around with this meme and the opportunities are always endless. This week’s prompt is Top Ten Books with Adjectives in the title.  Those of you who follow our blog and know me quite well by now, will know that I love to hide in the laundry basket when I’m scared. When I’m just looking for a comfy place to curl up in, my Mommy’s wardrobe is the place to be. Is there any place you can think of that will have more adjectives than the content of a wardrobe? Let me show you: The Woolly Hat Knitting Club by Poppy Dolan – Who doesn’t have a woolly hat in the closet? The Turquoise Mask by Phyllis A Whitney – Although an essential item in all our wardrobes the last two years, this mask isn’t quite the same. The girl in White Gloves by Kerri Maher – Not something we see that much any more. Unless you are royalty. I’m nothing but a white glove. The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby – Mommy’s side of the wardrobe The man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie – Daddy’s side of the wardrobe (What? Did you think […]

Posted March 22, 2022
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The Other Side of Silence by Dodie Bishop

The Other Side of Silence by Dodie Bishop

The Other Side of Silence by Dodie Bishop Series: Silence and Shadow #1 Published by Next Chapter on January 19th, 2022 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 328 Format: ARC Source: The History Quill Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads Against a backdrop of murder and intrigue at the dissolute court of King Charles II, can Susannah and Raphael save their friend and find each other along the way? After a three-year absence mired in anxiety and trapped by her lack of speech, portrait miniaturist Susannah Gresham gathers her courage and returns to Whitehall Palace and her godfather, the King. Encountering Florentine jeweller Raphael Rossi, who appears to her just another court libertine, she is not immune to his appeal. With help from his patron, King’s mistress the Duchess of Richmond, Raphael sets out to win her. When Susannah’s closest friend Sam Carter is sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, Susannah and Raphael must race against time to uncover the real killer. But nothing is as it seems, for Sam has dangerous enemies who are determined to see him die… Content Warnings: Swearing Blasphemy Adult Content (if you are an innocent white kitten like myself, you will blush […]

Posted March 18, 2022
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Wondrous Words Wednesday – Swagger

Wondrous Words Wednesday – Swagger

Greetings you guys! Welcome to another edition of Wondrous Words Wednesday, hosted by yours truly. The concept of Wondrous Words Wednesday 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. There is a Mr. Linky attached at the bottom of this post if you’d like to make your own post and add your link. It’s our last Wondrous Words Wednesday for this term. Yea! Holidays are two sleeps away. Of course we are just going to swagger into it. Yup, that is our Wondrous Word for today. It’s the first time in a long time that my my Mommy will have a holiday where she can actually just relax and not worry about things happening at school and in the business. The joys have getting a partner in! So yes, we plan on swaggering around the house and get a few things done for school and the library in the new term. The word swagger isn’t a new […]

Posted March 16, 2022
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The Sunday Post #64

The Sunday Post #64

Greetings you guys! We woke up this morning to the most gorgeous weather in Africa – rain. Or actually, to be quite fair – the rest of the country had some good rain since end of last year. It’s just our small part of the universe who missed out. I’m sure some or other witch had something to do with it. It’ almost noon and yes, I am still in bed. Mommy got up now to do my bidding and quickly say hi to all of you. What’s new in your corners of the world? We all know what’s happening in the Ukraine, even us felines are praying and wondering if this dog is going to chase us up a tree or rip our little heads off. Let’s rather talk some books. I think it’s saver. Scratching the Blog Pole We didn’t buy any new books this passed week! Good for us. We were quite busy on the blog though. Background checks you know. Finally got around to sort out a couple more things on the sidebar and figuring out how to link our Goodreads reviews as well (we knew how to do this manually, but this awesome UBB can […]

Posted March 13, 2022
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Blog Tour and Guest Post: Greetings from Tucson by Cherie L. Genua

Blog Tour and Guest Post: Greetings from Tucson by Cherie L. Genua

Greetings from Tucson by Cherie L. Genua on September 14th 2021 Genres: Memoir Pages: 338 Format: ARC Source: Travelling Pages Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads Introducing Greetings from Tucson: A feel-good fiction novel by first-time author, Cherie L. Genua A coming-of-age story with true love at its core, Greetings from Tucson tells the heartwarming and uplifting story of four sisters’ lives through the lens of handwritten letters. These long lost letters, found decades after they were penned, at one time formed a lifeline that held the sisters together when their worlds were otherwise falling apart… In June of 1945, tragedy struck and sisters Cookie, Frankie, Dottie, and Connie were torn from everything they knew—their parents, their home, and, most importantly, each other. Forced to live thousands of miles apart, they feared their bond would be broken. The four sisters began writing letters to share every detail of their young lives, celebrating milestones and mourning heartbreaks from afar. Through these letters, they strengthened their relationship when the odds were so stacked against them. That is, until one sister’s secret from the past changed everything. Would she break the fragile bond they worked so hard to nurture after their split so many […]

Posted March 10, 2022
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Blog Tour and Review: Letters to Bizzy by John M. Tabor

Blog Tour and Review: Letters to Bizzy by John M. Tabor

Letters to Bizzy by John M. Tabor on July 13th 2021 Genres: Fiction, Memoir Pages: 176 Format: ARC Source: Travelling Pages Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads Letters to Bizzy finds a man, John Tibbits, past his prime staring down the barrel of old age, having to come to grips with his mother’s death and regrettable fact his dysfunctional youth has burdened him with a lifetime of unwelcome baggage. As he sorts through his mother’s personal effects he discovers boxes of unopened letters written some 50 years earlier from a man, Robert Guthrie, to his daughter, Bizzy. They tell the story of a life lived on a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina, Bogue Banks. There is nothing sensational in the telling, average by most accounts. However, through the eyes of Robert Guthrie we come to see beauty in the tragic, humor in the absurd, and sensitivity from the susceptible. It is in fact an apologetic to the ordinary lives we live. Those of John Tibbits and Robert Guthrie are inexplicably intertwined; and, it is only until the end, do we learn how. For both it is a journey through their own private battles. When Jenn at Travelling Pages […]

Posted March 10, 2022
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