The Sunday Post #49

Posted September 19, 2021 by elzaread in The Sunday Post / 41 Comments

Greetings you guys. Today has been the first day of sunshine this week. It’s been a dark and miserable week and my Mommy has a bit of dark cloud overhead.  We are sure by now just about all of you from across the globe has heard of the tragic events in New Zealand on Thursday.

This is such a tragedy. My Mommy actually knows this poor Momma and her husband as they have a mutual friend and also shared the same fertility doctor in  Pretoria, SA. It’s just terrible and we are at a loss of words. Nobody knows what really happened here, let’s just continue to pray for this Mother and Father and hold them in our thoughts.

Adding to the Litter

We didn’t go overboard again this week. My Mommy went to buy some new books for the kids at school and this one she brought home. She says she wants to read it first!
Have any of you read a book on before? My Mommy has done it years ago and then somehow it got lost in between all the apps on her phone. After a recent update, there it was again and lo and behold, her account is still active. She put a request in to read the new Jeffrey Archer. Let’s hold thumps that she gets one of the 78 reading slots.
Our favorite feline series in the whole wide world is also now available on Audible! Whoo hoo! Elizabeth send us a link and I for one can’t wait to hear Latifa’s voice for real.

Scratching the Blog Pole

We’ve had a good week on the blog. But I have to warn you already, this upcoming week might not be as good . It’s end of term and my Mommy has to do report cards and check library books in. So yes, you might have a bit of a void in your life this week.
We loved all our posts this passed week!

On the Couch

Recently Finished
Our review for Striped & Strangled will be up somewhere this week. Even if it’s the only thing we do!
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore was something different and not at all what we expected. It was still a good read and we will easily recommend it. The last couple of chapters left my Mommy feeling sad and disappointed in a world that can sometimes really be so cruel and unfair.
Currently Reading
Both of these are audiobooks. We are still struggling through Educated and by struggling I mean we are having difficulty getting our minds around how people can justify their beliefs and actions. My Mommy takes this book in short dosages. Around 10 minutes to school and 10 minutes back.
Spark of Light is sparking new synapsis in my Mommy’s brain. The different perspectives in this book will spark just about anyone’s brain. If you will be willing to be open to it.
Boats and Bad Guys are the second book in the Isle of Man Ghostly Cozy series. My Mommy started it on Friday night after she heard the news of Lauren. We needed an escape and cats and ghosts tend to offer that.
Defending Innocence is one of our review books and so far, it’s not disappointing at all. We haven’t read a good law/courtroom novel in ages, so it’s good to be back on the bench a bit.
I don’t think we have anything else to tell you today. But I’m sure a bunch of my fellow bloggers have a few fun tidbits, recipes and of course more books to share with you. Make sure you pay them a visit by linking up with our lovely hosts.



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41 responses to “The Sunday Post #49

  1. I hadn't heard what happened in New Zealand. What an absolute tragedy.

    I saw we chose the same topic for the titles with numbers and had to laugh at your comment! We really should get a DNA test! I hope you are having a wonderful week and are taking some time for yourself and Elza snuggles!

    • I think that DNA test is a must for sure. Love how often we have the same line of thinking and always enjoy the same type of books. Kindred Spirits for sure.

  2. I am sorry, but I don't know what happened in New Zealand.
    Have stopped watching the news…any news…because it's all so overwhelming.
    I've read Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore and Educated, and anything written by Jodi Picoult is on my tbr list, but I haven't read this one.

    • I wouldn't have known about the tragedy in New Zealand if our mutual friend didn't tell me about it. I also tend to just stay clear of bad news.

      Spark of Light is one of Jodi Picoult's newer releases. I think about 2 years back. Maybe even less!

  3. What a tragedy in New Zealand.

    I have seen several people highly recommend Nevermoor. And Falling into Magic looks great, too.

    I had a hard time reading Educated. It reminded me how important it is to get a good education.

    Hopefully the report cards and return of the library books will go smoothly and we will be able to see you around the blogs again soon!

    • Hi Debbie! Report cards are done and handed out and we are officially on holidays! As you know me, I have a whole stack of things I want to do over the holidays, but reading will also be high on the list. And blogging. Lots of blogging. Migration might even be on the table…..

  4. Hadn't heard of that tragedy … but it's definitely disturbing news.
    I'm curious about the Midnight at the Bookstore novel … I'll have to check more what that one's about. Quite a few of these Bookstore titled novels … that I'm starting to get mixed up. Have a great week despite all the reports you have to write.

    • Midnight at the Bright Ideas Book Store was an interesting read. Something different for sure. It was good, but it left me feeling sad and disappointed in a world that can so often let its own down.

  5. I had only heard about it vaguely but that is so horrible and it can't be easy on you knowing them as well! I hope this end-of-term week remains fun while busy and that you get a slot for the new Archer book! Have a lovely week 🙂
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  6. I hadn’t heard about the New Zealand tragedy. That’s just horrible. They will definitely be in my thoughts. And, that book you got for the library looks so cute. Hope it’s as fun as it looks. Have a great week!

    • Hi there Diane, thanks for your kind words. It means so much to me.

      This week has been crazy this past few days, but school closed today so now it will start calming down. Yea!!

  7. I had not heard about the incident in New Zealand. How awful. I am so sorry Mareli. Give your mom lots of extra cuddles, Elza. I keep hoping my daughter will be interested in the Nevermoor series, but no such luck. I hope you like it! Sounds like you have a very busy week ahead. I hope it goes well!

    • Elza and all the other felines have been cuddling with me this whole week.
      I am looking forward to reading Nevermoor! Hopefully I'll love it and then I'll write an awesome review and we try to convince your daughter again. ♥️

  8. So sad about the news of a mother killing her own children. Mental illness is such a hard thing to deal with. Obviously she was very disturbed. We had a man in the US that speared his children to death because of some conspiracy theory or other. What a terrible time we are all having. Thanks for visiting my blog and cheering me up about the ordeal we've been living with COVID exposures.

    • Hi Anne, oh my gosh…. How terrible. Yes, mental illnesses, depression and PTSD is such a horrible thing to deal with and the consequences of so many of those are simply dreadful.

      I hope you guys are all well now and that life can start to return to normal for you.

  9. I didn't know what happened in New Zealand until reading your post. That is so awful, and to know her is terrible! Makes me so sad!

  10. I am so sorry to hear about the deaths of those children; the effects of that will be felt far and wide.

    I agree that Educated is one of those books where you wonder how in the world people get their ideas. This seems even more so given how things have progressed in the US over the past few years.

    • You know Helen, that's a very interesting argument! I live in Africa where you know and expect a huge part of the population are uneducated (due to various reasons), but a country like America – you expect the biggest part of the population to be educated. Why oh why do so many then act like fools? And does education actually make you educated? Such a broad spectrum word.

  11. Oh no- I hadn't seen that! And to know the people- this must be so hard. Sending lots of well wishes and supportive vibes your way. Take care.

    Hope your week isn't too stressful with the term end.

    • I feel as if I've swallowed a rock, but being back at school today and seeing how excited all the kiddies are for holidays, helps a lot!

      Thanks for the support Greg!

  12. Looks like some good books this week! I understand the busy stuff. Since I am a mentor for the online students as the librarian at my high school, I finally had a bit of a breather after getting them all enrolled last week. Now I have to really start reaching out to parents about them not getting into their classes and keeping up on their work starting this coming week. It never ends. And was not what I became a librarian to do. But oh well. Hope that you have a good week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

    • I don't have as much time as I would have liked in the Library at the moment, but I will make a plan to change this next year for sure.
      The world really has changed in a short time. At least we are resilient!