Category: Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Who’s that Girl?

Top Ten Tuesday – Who’s that Girl?

Greetings you guys! Good grief! It’s just about the end of March and only the second Top Ten Tuesday post I am doing this year. Yes, that is horrible. I know. Believe you me, I am way more devastated than you are. Life really has been crazy busy and every Tuesday, TTT just fly by our window like a bird in fright of my presence. Luckily for all of us, today is a public holiday here in good old SA, so Mommy does have some time for TTT. Thank heavens! As you all know, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week , Jana will give us a prompt and then you go and play with it until it’s as dead as last night’s mouse that tried to sneak over the lawn (true story). This week’s prompt is rewind TTT. That means you can choose any of the over 600 prompts that were already given on TTT and make your own post. We chose this one: Frequently used words in titles. Oh I am quite sure that our chosen word has been used before, because let’s face it – everyone wants to know Who’s that GIRL?? […]

Posted March 21, 2023
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Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite 2022 Reads

Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite 2022 Reads

Greetings you guys! Welcome to the first Top Ten Tuesday for 2023. Everyone’s favorite weekly meme is still hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Remember to add your linkup to the link provided on Jana’s page. How was your 2022 reading year? Reading is always good, but for today’s prompt we get to share our ultimate favorites for 2022. Mommy and Daddy is still on their island holiday, so I will take full responsibility for our post today. If Mommy don’t agree with my choices, that’s her problem and she should have thought about that before she left me alone for 3 whole weeks. I did try to break it into sections and of course I’m going to start with my two favorites for the year. No secret that it will involve cats. The rest are also self explanatory I’d say. Which of these made your list as well? And which ones did we miss that we simply have to add to our reading list for 2022? Happy New Year Guys! Make it a good one.  

Posted January 3, 2023
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Ten Essentials to build your own Cozy Murder Mystery Kit

Ten Essentials to build your own Cozy Murder Mystery Kit

 Greetings you guys!  It’s Tuesday and time for Top Ten Tuesday – the one stability we currently have. Thank you Jana! Today’s prompt is all about cozy reads. If we see the word cozy, we immediately think –murder mystery! My Mommy only started reading cozy mysteries about a year ago and she’s as hooked as a well crocheted blanked. For today, we will tweak the prompt a bit and instead of talking about cozy mysteries, we are going to show you how you can build your very own Cozy Murder Mystery kit. We’ve used a few of these in a Friday Fives post in September last year, so we are just going to add a few more essentials. If you can combine these ten elements and have a good murder in mind, you can write the next best seller! 1. The Female of the species takes center stage Your leading character should most probably be a woman. A retired school teacher, a librarian, the town’s beloved spinster, a receptionist at the doctor’s office. These days women can be whatever they want to be, so figure out that murder and place your female sleuth right in the center. Bonus points if she […]

Posted November 29, 2022
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Top Ten Tuesday – A Few of my Favorite Things

Top Ten Tuesday – A Few of my Favorite Things

Greetings dear Humans! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is all about Thanksgiving. That time of year where you should give thanks for everything you have in abundance, or even just a bit of. Here in South Africa, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. This year, however, from a feline’s point of view, I do believe that all of humankind should celebrate Thanksgiving. If you are safe and healthy and all your loved ones too, you should celebrate it. It doesn’t matter what country you are from, or what your religion is. It’s not too difficult to find things to be thankful for. Just think of all your favorite things! Like: 1. Raindrops on roses – We should always be thankful for the rain. No matter where it falls. But it sure does look pretty on roses. 2. Whiskers on kittens – Let’s just be thankful for kittens in general. How dull the world would have been without us. 3. Bright copper kettles – If you have a bright copper kettle, it means you are able to feed yourself, your family and of course all your fury friends. Not everyone is as fortunate. 4. Warm woolen mittens – If you are fortunate enough […]

Posted November 22, 2022
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Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite “Aww” Moments in Books

Top Ten Tuesday – Favorite “Aww” Moments in Books

Greetings you guys! Time for Top Ten Tuesday! Are we the only ones who don’t get to very much more but TTT lately? I LOVE weekly memes, but I struggle to keep up at the moment. End of the year tiredness is hitting us hard this year. Anyone else feeling the same? This week’s prompt for TTT, is favorite “aww” moments in books. And for a chance, we are sticking to the theme 100%. No quirky headings, no pet-themed books, just following the prompt. I already had to wreck my brain for this one. I guess if I wrecked it a bit more, I might have been able to find 10 “aww” pets or books that are completely “aww”. While browsing through my Goodreads shelves, I just realized that I don’t read a lot of “aww” books…. So some of my choices might rather make you go “huh” than “aww”. “Aww” animals who are simply “aww” and I can’t think of any specific scene: Marcellus from Remarkably Bright Creatures Olivia from The Last House on Needless Street Three-Sixty from Lessons in Chemistry War can have “aww” moments (if you haven’t read any of these, don’t read my “aww” moments, they are spoilers): […]

Posted November 15, 2022
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Top Ten Tuesday – Serious Series I need to read Seriously

Top Ten Tuesday – Serious Series I need to read Seriously

Greetings you guys! It’s Tuesday and time to get serious about reading series’ with Top Ten Tuesday. TTT is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Remember to pay her a visit and to add your linky and to visit your fellow bloggers.  Seriously, you need to start reading that series you’ve been putting off ever since Eskom first introduced load shedding.    Personally, I don’t read that many series. The problem with a series is you need to read them ALL, for if you take one out, none of the other bulbs will light up and you will be sitting in the dark. Seriously, you need to start reading that series you’ve been putting off ever since Eskom first introduced load shedding.  The ones we have read the first one in the series:      Maisie Dobbs Flavia de Luce Phryne Fisher      The ones we haven’t even started yet. Do we still want to read the Meg Cabot one? Hmmmm…. Need to go dig a bit. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy The Dark Tower The Mediator        The ones we’ve read more than one in the series, but still not them all.   The […]

Posted November 8, 2022
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Top Ten Unlikable Pets you might Come to Love

Top Ten Unlikable Pets you might Come to Love

Greetings you guys! It’s Tuesday and time for Top Ten Tuesday. This week’s prompt is Unlikeable Characters you can’t help but love. It had my Mommy scratching her head a bit. Luckily, I was around to safe the day and once again, come up with a great twist. As you all hopefully know by now, I am a gorgeous feline and rather self entitled towards myself and my species. So it’s no surprise that I can once again swing the prompt to suit me. Cats aren’t known to befriend other creatures easily. Except for horses and Labradors. Somehow, that combination usually work. Labradors get along with everyone and everything and horses tend to have slightly more issues than cats. Probably why we can tolerate them. Here’s a lists of ten animals I believe rather unlikely to ever befriend a cat. Or vice versa: A Giant Pacific Octopus. Water and tentacles, not going to work. A novel tracing a widow’s unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus. After Tova Sullivan’s husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she’s been doing since her eighteen-year-old […]

Posted November 1, 2022
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Ten Cats to Thrill your Halloween

Ten Cats to Thrill your Halloween

Greetings you guys! It’s the Tuesday before Halloween and time for Top Ten Tuesday. This week is a freebie, as long as you stick with the Halloween theme. As always, TTT is hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Halloween isn’t a festival season here in South Africa, but I love the season of chills and thrills and we are ever so grateful for the blogging community to celebrate with.  Seeing that I’m a cat and it took me a couple of years to grow into being not a scaridy cat, I will share all my feline friends who are bound to bring you a few thrills this Halloween. Who of my feline friends did I miss today? Have a fun Halloween you guys!  

Posted October 25, 2022
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Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’ve read on vacation (I have proof!)

Top Ten Tuesday – Books I’ve read on vacation (I have proof!)

Greetings you guys! It’s Tuesday and time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted as always by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Today’s prompt is Books I’ve read while on vacation. Apparently you get bonus points if you can remember where you were too. School is starting for the last term of the year today, so my Mommy will make this a quick one. Luckily she has photographic proof of all the books she read on vacation. Well, mostly. The trusted Kindle is the normal travel companion. Not me. Unfortunately for you, you won’t see me in any of the photos, as I never go with on holidays. How terribly sad, I know. Added bonus points if you can remember dates as well? Morgan’s Bay, South Africa – June 2017 Wildernis, South Africa – March 2020. Yes, Mommy and Daddy were on holiday when COVID 19 hit our shores. Yes, they had to go home…. Malelane, Kruger Park, South Africa – July 2020. Daddy had a working permit and had to travel. Flying was no option, so they drove 1000 kilometers. Luckily Mommy had books with her. The Grags (Plettenberg Bay) South Africa – September 2020 Keurboomstrand, South Africa – September 2020. Same […]

Posted October 11, 2022
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Top Ten Tuesday – It’s only Words

Top Ten Tuesday – It’s only Words

Greetings you guys! It’s Tuesday and time for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. Today’s  topic comes from yours truly – Typographical Book Covers. In laymen’s terms – books with only words on the cover. Thank you Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl for choosing our prompt! We feel very chuffed today. So what inspired this prompt? While sorting out our Book Shelfs a couple of months ago, my Mommy realized how many books we have that don’t have pictures on the cover, but only words. Look, we love a pretty cover as much as the next person and like an ostrich, if it’s got a shiny cover – we’ll go for it. But at the end of the day, it’s all about the words and if Words can be enough for a cover, imagine what lies between those covers. Here’s our Top Ten Favorite 5 Star Books with only words on the cover: Ha, this was an interesting exercise! My Mommy don’t have time to make a pretty CANVA graphic now, so she just gave WordPress free reign to do with the covers what they want. Not as nice as CANVA, but not all bad either. Let’s leave it like this. […]

Posted September 27, 2022
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