Category: Friday Fives

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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Friday Fives #8 – Five essentials for your Cozy Murder Mystery Kit

Friday Fives #8 – Five essentials for your Cozy Murder Mystery Kit

 Greetings! It’s Friday and this week has been cold and miserable all the way through. Time to have some fun and 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. For today, we will tweak the idea a bit and instead of linking five books, we are going to show you how you can build your very own Cozy Murder Mystery kit with 5 essentials. If you can combine these five elements and have a good murder in mind, you can write the next best seller! 1. A small town / Seaside Town / The Countryside The ideal setting for a Cozy Murder Mystery, is key. Everybody has to know each other. Your amateur sleuth, who will of course be the crime solver extraordinaire and […]

Posted September 17, 2021
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Friday Fives #7 – Five Ballet themed books we still want to read

Friday Fives #7 – Five Ballet themed books we still want to read

Greetings! It’s Friday afternoon and we haven’t done a Friday Fives post in months. Mostly because we just couldn’t think of 5 things we want to talk about. Or wait no, 5 bookish things to talk about. And we’ve been a bit busy too. Still hate it when reality interferes with our bookish lives. My Mommy finished the most beautiful book this week. It was all about a Russian Princess (who looked just like me) and her family who had to flee Russia in The Great War. You can read our review on The Ice Swan here. The beautiful princess’ stress release and favorite part time hobby, was what prompted our idea for today’s Friday Fives: Five Ballet themed books we still want to read   My Mommy attends a ballet class twice a week and although she’s not the most gracious dancer and perhaps a bit long in the tooth […]

Posted August 27, 2021
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Friday Fives #6 – Baby it’s cold outside

Friday Fives #6 – Baby it’s cold outside

Greetings you guys! It’s Friday and this week was a bit topsy turvy. Mommy and Daddy was away for a long weekend and Wednesday was a public holiday. Although Thursday and today has been enough for a whole week! Luckily it’s time for the weekend and to get reading a bit. I don’t think we are going to feel like doing anything else. It’s cold and raining out there and I guess winter is here to stay. We are not going to do a lot of link-ups today, just Connect Five and Friendly Fill-ins. Let’s start with Connect Five hosted by the BookDate. Connect Five is really very easy – just pick 5 books that are connected in some or other way. Theme, cover, genre, author – you name it. Sticking with the cold weather out there, let’s link books with ice or snow. Proudly brought to you by the gorgeous snow […]

Posted June 18, 2021
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Friday Fives #5 with Book Blogger Hop and Friendly Fill-Ins

Friday Fives #5 with Book Blogger Hop and Friendly Fill-Ins

 Greetings Humans! Yes, yes – I know it’s Saturday already and we are a bit late for a Friday post. But yesterday was dreadfully cold and rainy, so when my Mommy came home from school, we just snuggled up with a book. Until she had to be back at school. They had a fun-run this morning and she had to be at school at before the crack of dawn. We are still going to link up with Friday Fives and Book Blogger Hop and then we want to join a new weekly meme today. Because cats. No other reason is necessary. For our firs link today, we link up with  Connect Five hosted by the BookDate. Connect Five is really very easy – just pick 5 books that are connected in some or other way. Theme, cover, genre, author – you name it. As you know, my Mommy is a teacher/librarian and this […]

Posted May 22, 2021
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Friday Fives #4 – 5 Review copies we hope to read soon

Friday Fives #4 – 5 Review copies we hope to read soon

Greetings! My Mommy is officially on holidays and the last time we had time to do a Friday Fives, was the first Friday of the term. It was a hectic term and my Mommy sure needs a bit of a break!  Of course she is going to spend just about the whole holidays reading and sorting out her books. Especially the review copies. We do try to keep review copies at a bare minimum, but some books can be so tempting that you just can’t resist requesting them. And then there’s the author’s and publishers who always ask ever so nicely for a fair and honest review and you really imagine them looking at you like this: I’ve also perfected that look and I know that my Mommy really can’t say no to those begging eyes. So keep on sending those review copies, between you and me, we’ll get her […]

Posted March 19, 2021
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Friday Fives #3 – 5 Places we want to visit because the book told us to

Friday Fives #3 – 5 Places we want to visit because the book told us to

Greetings! It’s the first Friday after school has opened for my Mommy and I really do hope she is going to make this snappy. I’ve missed her terribly this week and she needs to come and snuggle on the couch now. It’s good to have some sense of normality again, but the one thing my Mommy says she still misses dreadfully, is travelling. Not that they’ve travelled all that much before the whole world closed, it’s just the idea that you can travel to far off exotic destinations. So todays Friday Fives will be:    Five places my Mommy wants to travel to, because of a book.  As always, we link up with  Connect Five hosted by the BookDate. Connect Five is really very easy, just pick 5 books that are connected in some or other way. Theme, cover, genre, author – you name it. My Mommy has never been to Britain, […]

Posted January 15, 2021
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Friday Fives #2 – 5 Books we urgently need to read to make space on the TBR shelf

Friday Fives #2 – 5 Books we urgently need to read to make space on the TBR shelf

Greetings humans! It’s Friday afternoon and my Mommy still want to stop by the Book Shop before she goes home. I am not impressed with that at all. Her TBR has lost control again over the last couple of weeks. She really shouldn’t be adding more books to it AT ALL. She reached the 500 books-allowed-on -the-TBR-shelf deadline earlier this week. So today’s Friday Fives will be about: Five books my Mommy need to read urgently to make space on the TBR shelf.  She will thus link up with  Connect Five hosted by the BookDate. Connect Five is really very easy, just pick 5 books that are connected in some or other way. Theme, cover, genre, author – you name it. The following five books are on my Mommy’s book shelve, not even on the Kindle where books sometimes do get “lost”, physically. Right there. Just take it off the shelf and […]

Posted November 27, 2020
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Friday Fives #1 – Our 5 Favorite Elephant Books

Friday Fives #1 – Our 5 Favorite Elephant Books

Greetings humans! It’s Friday afternoon and after a long week, all my Mommy wants to do is hop on the couch and start reading. I told her we first need to connect to you guys so that she can just get in a bit of a better mood. I do this for my own well-being you know. Seeing that she doesn’t know what to read yet, we’ve decided to do our first Connect Five hosted by the BookDate. Mommy’s been eying this for quite some time, but Fridays are usually just hectic and we hardly open the computer on Fridays. Connect Five is really very easy, just pick 5 books that are connected in some or other way. Theme, cover, genre, author – you name it. Well, I hope I understand it correctly… I’m sure the lovely Kathryn will quickly guide me in the nicest possible way if we are having […]

Posted November 20, 2020
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