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Throwback Thursday #11 – The Companionship Of Harold Fry and Miss Queenie Hennessy

Throwback Thursday #11 – The Companionship Of Harold Fry and Miss Queenie Hennessy

Greetings you guys! It’s a public holiday here in South Africa today, so we finally have time to do another Throwback Thursday. After being on WordPress for 9 months now, it really is time to start pulling through all those reviews that are not on our archive list. What better way to do that than to join Davida @ The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review’s fun link-up meme, Throwback Thursday. 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 […]

Posted June 16, 2022
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Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Danny The Champion of the World by Roald Dahl Published by Puffin on 1975 Genres: Fiction, Middle Grade Pages: 205 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads “My Father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvelous and exciting father any boy ever had.” Danny is brought up by his father, who is a marvelous story-teller and a genius with motorcars, kites and catching pheasants. Life is wonderful… until Danny discovers his father’s one vice. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind and incredible plot against a wicked and wealthy landowner. Can he pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world. One of our favorite authors in the school’s library is, Roald Dahl. The classic author whose books have sold over 250 million copies worldwide. I so wish that Mr. Dahl could still be alive to see his dreams and aspirations for children […]

Posted June 10, 2022
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Weekend Book Friends #32

Weekend Book Friends #32

Greetings you guys! The day has finally arrived! This is the date that all our renovations should be done. The fact that it is not done, is completely irrelevant and it’s only 08:00 here in SA now. So a miracle might still be in the works here. And if it’s not, we really, really don’t care. If my Mommy comes home from school today, she is going to do nothing but read her book. We are busy with such an intriguing read: We did find the opening a bit slow, but it sure is taking off at speed now and I can’t wait for Mommy to come home and we can continue reading. We are quickly going to say hi to @ Reading is my Super Power for First Line Friday and to Gilion @ Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings.  Every Friday you can link up and share the first sentence of your […]

Posted June 3, 2022
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Never Tell a Lie by Gail Schimmel

Never Tell a Lie by Gail Schimmel

Never Tell a Lie by Gail Schimmel Published by Lake Union Publishing on November 30th, 2021 Genres: Fiction, Thriller Pages: 349 Format: Paperback Source: Pan Macmillan SA Buy on Amazon Goodreads From the author of The Aftermath comes the story of a whirlwind friendship―and the dark secrets lurking beneath it. After a tumultuous marriage, Mary Wilson is happy in her uncomplicated life, focusing on her twelve-year-old son. She’s always been content with her little family―but then she finds an old postcard that throws her whole past into question… When an invitation arrives for her high school reunion, Mary jumps at the chance of a distraction from the shock discovery, and meeting her old classmate April feels like a gift. Despite barely remembering April, Mary throws herself into the new friendship and finds her previously quiet social life reinvigorated. But as the bonds between them are forged, Mary finds herself drawn […]

Posted June 2, 2022
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Seeponies deur Lize Roux

Seeponies deur Lize Roux

Seeponies by Lize Roux Series: Stalmaats #7 Published by Lapa Uitgewers on 1 April 2012 Genres: Middle Grade Pages: 72 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Goodreads Dit gaan die lekkerste vakansie ooit wees! Tien luilekker dae by die see … Sommer die eerste dag by Ankerpunt maak Anri en Megan ‘n ongelooflike ontdekking … Tussen die kranse bly ‘n trop geheimsinnige wilde ponies. Maar die ponies gaan nie meer lank daar wees nie – tensy iemand vinnig ‘n plan maak. Hierdie lesersindruk is geskryf deur Celize Lategan. Celize is ‘n pragtige, 9 jarige dogtertjie en ‘n krannige lesertjie in ons Graad 4 Afrikaanse klas. Hoe gelukkig is ons  nie by Victory Christian School om ‘n dubbel medium skool te wees waar Afrikaanse boeke gemaklik beskikbaar is en ons ons eie biblioteek kan hê nie. Van ons gunsteling boeke is die Stalmaats reeks deur Lize Roux. Ek en my maats kan net […]

Posted May 6, 2022
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Weekend Book Friends #30

Weekend Book Friends #30

Greetings you guys! How was your week? Ours was utterly crazy. But I’ll ramble on about it on Sunday. For now, I just want my Mommy to finish up here so that we can read our book. It’s windy out there, so time for a blanky and a nice cup of tea. What fun we are having with the readalong with a few fellow South African bloggers and Instagrammers. Of course it’s fitting that we are reading a book by a South African author. This book is really sooooo goooood and I can’t wait to be done so that we can tell you all about it. It’s got everything we love in a book: Intrigue; mystery; something/someone that gives us the creeps; humor; a bit of romance…. For now, we will share our Book Beginnings and page 56 excerpts with you. For our first stop, we will pay a visit […]

Posted April 29, 2022
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Weekend Book Friends #29

Weekend Book Friends #29

Greetings you guys! It’s Friday and the weather outside spells 90% chance of reading time. Rainy and cold. We’ve had a hectic week at school and with sorting out book reviews, so for this weekend, we just want to curl up on the couch and read whatever we want. No deadline or anything! We’ve been excited to read our choice for this weekend ever since the reviews first start popping out. For our first stop, we will pay a visit to @ Reading is my Super Power for First Line Friday and to Gilion @ Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings.  Every Friday you can link up and share the first sentence of your current read (or the one you plan to devour over the weekend), as well as your initial thoughts and impressions. The Maid opens with a bar of soap and a prologue: I’m your maid. I’m the one who cleans your […]

Posted April 22, 2022
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Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare by G.M. Barrow

Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare by G.M. Barrow

Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare by G.M. Berrow Series: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #3 on January 7th, 2014 Genres: Childrens, Fantasy Pages: 176 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads Enjoy reading with all your My Little Pony friends! Rainbow Dash is a huge fan of the Daring Do book series, but after the newest book comes out, she’s not alone. Suddenly, every pony in Ponyville is reading the books! To prove she’s the ultimate fan, Rainbow Dash decides to show her friends that she can be just as brave and daring as her hero. But Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow’s other friends worry about how far she’s willing to go. Just how daring should one pony be? This magical My Little Pony adventure comes with bonus blue activity pages, packed with puzzles, games and more fun! Perfect to read together or for newly confident […]

Posted April 22, 2022
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Throwback Thursday #10 – After You

Throwback Thursday #10 – After You

Greetings you guys! Gosh, we haven’t done a Throwback Thursday ever since we’ve switched to WordPress. I honestly can’t give you clear reason for that either. Probably admin. We hate admin and we had to add the new graphic to all the previous posts and make sure the old reviews are on the new blog and …. And that’s the main reason! I’ve realized that we are never going to pull in all the old reviews to our stunning new Ultimate Book Blogger Plug-in if I don’t make a plan around it. So joining in with Throwback Thursday, is our masterplan. 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 […]

Posted April 21, 2022
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Kaspar, Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo

Kaspar, Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo

Kaspar, Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo on January 7th, 2010 Genres: Middle Grade Pages: 207 Format: Paperback Source: VCS Buy on Amazon Goodreads A heart-warming, colour-illustrated novel about Kaspar the Savoy cat, from the award-winning author of Born to Run and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Kaspar the cat first came to the Savoy Hotel in a basket – Johnny Trott knows, because he was the one who carried him in. Johnny was a bell-boy, you see, and he carried all of Countess Kandinsky’s things to her room. But Johnny didn’t expect to end up with Kaspar on his hands forever, and nor did he count on making friends with Lizziebeth, a spirited American heiress. Pretty soon, events are set in motion that will take Johnny – and Kaspar – all around the world, surviving theft, shipwreck and rooftop rescues along the way. Because everything changes with a […]

Posted April 15, 2022
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