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Throwback Thursday #13 – Salt to the Sea

Throwback Thursday #13 – Salt to the Sea

Greetings you guys! It’s a rainy Thursday afternoon here in South Africa and all we want to do, is get into bed and snuggle with a great book. But we hear the call of duty as well and we first want to do a Throwback Thursday Post. That fun meme we only get to every now and then. The Chocolate Lady’s #Throwback Thursday takes place on the Thursday before the first Saturday of every month. Yes, there is a linky and it will remain open until she uploads the new one. Thank Goodness. My first and last sometimes gets very confused. Your post must highlight one of your previously published book reviews and Davida encourages other participants to do the same. Add the link to your post and remember to link back to The Chocolate Lady’s Book Blog And do not forget to #ThrowbackThursday! The review that we are looking back to […]

Posted August 18, 2022
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Ten Books I love that are a 100 Years Old

Ten Books I love that are a 100 Years Old

Hi there you guys! It’s Tuesday and time to have fun with Top Ten Tuesday. Today’s prompt from Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, is Books I love that are over 10 years old. No use in waking up a sleeping cat, she’s not even 10 years old yet. So for today, TTT is coming straight from me. But of course I’m going to tamper with the prompt and add a zero. Books I love that are a 100 years old.  Ten Books I love that were Printed in 1922 1. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it. Like the Skin Horse, Margery Williams understood how toys—and people—become real through the wisdom and experience of love. This reissue of a favorite classic, with the original story and illustrations […]

Posted August 16, 2022
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Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus on April 5th, 2022 Genres: Fiction Pages: 390 Format: Paperback Source: Book Club Buy on Amazon Goodreads Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing as an average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results. But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (“combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride”) proves revolutionary. But as her […]

Posted August 13, 2022
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Ten Hilariously Funny Feline Book Titles

Ten Hilariously Funny Feline Book Titles

Geetings you guys! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s prompt is bound to be nothing but fun. Hilarious Book Titles. Just like Jana, life is a bit busy here with us, so we almost skipped this week. Luckily, there is nothing wrong with our innovation abilities and as a cat, I am also extra resourceful. In February 2021, we had a prompt – Titles that made me laugh out loud. Ha. Nothing wrong with republishing. In fact, it’s being encouraged on numerous platforms. So that’s exactly what we’ll do today. With a tweak or two. If you’ve read and actually remember (I’m not that good a writer, so what’s the chances) our post from last year, a recap is always good. If you haven’t read it, have fun! In case you might think I made some of these titles up, I will add links to […]

Posted August 9, 2022
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Gambling with Murder by Lida Sideris

Gambling with Murder by Lida Sideris

Gambling with Murder by Lida Sideris Series: Southern California Mysteries #5 Published by Level Best on March 29th, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 260 Format: ARC Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads A late-night call is all it takes for rookie lawyer Corrie Locke to kiss her day job at the movie studio goodbye, and do what she does best: flex her sweet P.I. skills and go undercover to find a senior who’s missing from a posh retirement community. One small stumbling block: skirting past security to gain inside access to the exclusive Villa Sunset. Time to call in the heavy artillery. Besides former security guard turned legal assistant—now wannabe P.I.—Veera, Corrie relies on a secret weapon: her mother, a surprisingly eager addition to Corrie’s team. Armed with enough pepper spray to take down a band of Navy Seals, Mom impersonates a senior to infiltrate the Villa, Corrie, […]

Posted August 8, 2022
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The Sunday Post #79

The Sunday Post #79

Greetings guys! It’s a dreadfully cold, windy and rainy day here in our beautiful little coastal town (weather update – check). Our week was crazy busy and “gat oor kop” (that means head over tails in Afrikaans). The little mutt is still alive and growing like a gremlin. I kid you not (update on the family – check). Of course in order for her to put all the stress of the past week behind her, my Mommy went for some retail therapy. The mutt needed a couple of things and the Pet Shop does happen to be two doors down from the Book Shop. The joys of having a good Book Shop and a shop assistant who knows what you like…. You are not mistaken that none of the Pet Shop goodies are cat friendly. So I just photoshopped myself in the picture (stacking the shelves – check) We did […]

Posted August 7, 2022
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Six Degrees of Separation – The Book of ……

Six Degrees of Separation – The Book of ……

Greetings you guys! We haven’t done a Six Degrees post since March… Good grief!! How did that happen?? We love Six Degrees and I can’t believe we’ve skipped 4 months. In our defense, it was a bit of a crazy year so far. I guess I now need to start explaining Six Degrees all over again. From Kate over at Books are My Favorite and Best, our host for this fun monthly meme: On the first Saturday of every month, a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain. Readers and bloggers are invited to join in by creating their own ‘chain’ leading from the selected book. How the meme works Books can be linked in obvious ways – for example, books by the same authors, from the same era or genre, or books with similar themes or settings. Or, you […]

Posted August 6, 2022
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Agent Snoet en die Botterdiamant deur Francois Bloemhof

Agent Snoet en die Botterdiamant deur Francois Bloemhof

Agent Snoet en die Botterdiamant by Francois Bloemhof Series: Agent Snoet Published by Lapa Uitgewers on Oktober 2002 Pages: 48 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Goodreads Agent Snoet, geheime agent van formaat, en sy Siamese kat, Felino, ondersoek die verdwyning van Madame Lente Langenhoven se botterdiamant. Soos met al Agent Snoet se sake, is dit uiteindelik Felino wat die skurk vastrek. Die dief is niemand anders nie as… Maar wag, so maklik gaan ons nie die antwoord verklap nie. Lees self hierdie spanningsvolle en humoristiese speurverhaal in strokiesprent-formaat om uit te vind wie nou eintlik die botterdiamant gegaps het. Die boek is geskryf deur bobaas storieverteller Francois Bloemhof en die illustrasies is deur talentvolle nuweling, Alistair Ackermann. Boek lees is nie vir almal nie. Maar vir almal is daar ‘n boek in een of ander formaat. Grafiese boeke, of strokiesverhale soos Juffrou Mareli dit nog ken, is verseker baie gewild in […]

Posted August 4, 2022
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The Tale of Arthur Tobias by JG Pennington

The Tale of Arthur Tobias by JG Pennington

The Tale of Arthur Tobias by JG Pennington on June 20th, 2022 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 270 Format: ARC Source: Reedsy Discovery Buy on Amazon Goodreads Since graduating from Hamilton, Maxine Hauser exists to pack up the past lives of some of New York’s Jewish elite. It’s business as usual until she is hired to box up the former home of Francis Tobiah. While packing away his earthly possessions, Maxine discovers a similarity in her client and best-selling author, Arthur Tobias. Maxine picks up Arthur’s best selling work, Sarah, and is transported back to walking in the shoes of a young, single, mother navigating a new country during World War II. Through reading Sarah, Maxine makes it her mission to not let Francis’ identity or his mother’s story die with him. The Tale of Arthur Tobias is about a young Jewish woman, Maxine Hauser who runs a successful business packing […]

Posted August 2, 2022
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Top Ten Tuesday – The Seven Sisters World Tour

Top Ten Tuesday – The Seven Sisters World Tour

Greetings you guys! Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Today we are going travelling! Boy, do I have a splendid tour planned for you. My Mommy and just about all the ladies in the Book Club, are a huge fans of The Seven Sisters Series by Lucinda Riley. The series based on the mythical Seven Sisters of the Pleiades. Not that this is a mythological story, no these are very real sisters who all came together from across the globe. All 7 of these sisters have been adopted by Pa Salt and grew up in a beautiful pink palace in Geneva. When Pa Salt died, he left each of the sisters co-ordinates to where they come from, along with but one clue to help them all on their journey. My Mommy is convinced that this will actually be one heck […]

Posted August 2, 2022
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