The Sunday Post #60

Posted January 30, 2022 by elzaread in The Sunday Post / 36 Comments

Greetings Humans! You can be ever so lucky that I am on my post today and ready to present you with yet another Sunday Edition. Yes, we have disappeared from the blogosphere for a week or two and I am disappearing to my own secret hiding place on a daily basis from Mondays – Fridays. No idea how long I will have to stay in hiding, but I suspect we count in months and not weeks here.

Construction at our house is well on the way and it’s nothing by noise and disturbances and dust. All that dust. Oh how I struggle to keep my fluffy white coat as white as snow. Oh yes, that’s why we were off-line as well. We were literally off line. One of the bulldozers got hold of the Internet Cable and tore at it like a puppy to a sock. It took a couple of days to get fixed. Hence our absence.

Mommy says patience is a virtue that I should really learn to practice a bit. The renovations will bring along our very own study and home-library, so I guess I it will all be worth it.

How’s the construction of your life doing at the moment? Any books you want to tell us about?

adding to the litter

My Mommy can’t buy any physical books until the new shelves are installed. She kept one box empty for the odd new book, but that box is full to the rim as well. It doesn’t stop her from buying Kindle copies though.

Okay, the Cassie Coburn boxset is my idea. We are really starting to enjoy Cozy Mysteries and if there’s a cat involved, I’m involved in the process or procuring the book.

We also received a couple of books for reviews and blog tours:

Looking forward to all three of these and our reviews should be up in March. Our sidebar is a constant dangling Christmas ornament and we can’t seem to leave it alone. Keep an eye out for our Upcoming Reviews that will hopefully appear real soon.

Scratching the Blog Pole

Due to the cut line and my self-inflicted hideout hours, we only managed 5 posts since we last popped in for a chat. If you’ve missed any of them, here’s the links:

On the couch

Recently Finished

The Dangers of an Ordinary Night – Review to follow

A Court of Thorns and Roses – Review above

Na ‘n plaas in Afrika – Afrikaans Book Review coming up! We loved, loved, loved this book

Currently Reading 

We are currently listening to Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz and every day my Mommy walks an extra couple of meters, just to finish a chapter. This is a delightful mixture between Agatha Christie and Midsommer Murders. Lucifer’s Game is one of our Netgalley outstanding reads and it’s also available on Pigeon Hole. The Book Club in your pocket!

What have you recently read that you would like to tell us about? Remember to first linkup with our lovely hosts and then visit each other.

Debbie @ Readerbuzz with The Sunday Salon, Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer with The Sunday Post and Marlene @ Reading Reality with Stacking the Shelves.

We wish you all a lovely week ahead!

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36 responses to “The Sunday Post #60

    • elzaread

      Hi Kimberly! We are away for a couple of days, so no walking and listening to Magpie Murders. But it really is good!

      We are not letting all the renovations get under our skins, because we know what’s in the cards for us! Whoo hoo!!!

      I hope you had a wonderful week!

    • elzaread

      We bought our house 5 years ago and over the last couple of years, this is our 3rd renovation, but the biggest one as well. So my thoughts will be with you!!

      Thankfully we always have great books to read yes.

      Thanks for visiting us!

    • elzaread

      It’s my first introduction to Horowitz, but I love Magpie Murders so I will probably look for more.

      I am sitting here trying to catch up on the blog while listening to drilling and hammering. I’ll have a headache before I reach school!

      Hope you are well Emma!

    • elzaread

      Hi Anne! I love Magie Murders! About halfway done and you have to keep track quite a bit yes. But I LOVE those kind of reads.

      It’s mostly outdoors with just a little bit of work inside. Nothing major like walls coming down. But the outside work is a lot. Still, it needs to be done and it’s going to look very nice when it’s all done.

      Have a good week and thanks for stopping by!

    • elzaread

      Good times way ahead yes! But that’s all I’m thinking of at the moment and I’m sure it will get us through.

      Have a good week Greg!

    • elzaread

      I’ve been reading a lot of WWII novels lately again, mostly for reviews though. But they have all been so good and brilliant history lessons. I love that in a historical novel. Lucifer’s Game is one of those.

      I’m very grateful that our internet cable could be fixed so quickly, some people wait for months! Small blessings…

      Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!

    • elzaread

      We luckily know the site manager very well and have been doing work with him for years. That helps a lot. But no, this is still going to be with us for some time to come, but when all is done, it’s going to be super awesome!

      Have a good week Yvonne!

    • elzaread

      Hi Cindy! We aim to be finished around end of April. God Willing. So it will still be with us for a while, but I am excited for the end result for sure!

      Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful week!

    • elzaread

      I really am trying to simply focus on the end result. Sure it will get me through this!

      Thanks for the well wishes and for stopping by. Have a good week!

    • elzaread

      I’ve also had it on my TBR for way too long and I am trying to read books at the bottom of the stack. Not always very successful as there are constantly new releases that just beg to be read.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will have a good week!

    • elzaread

      Hi there Sherry! Aaah thank you for that lovely compliment! We aim to please and to bring a smile to our readers’ faces. Very glad you fall in that category!

      I actually planned on NOT loading any more books on my Kindle. It’s going for 8 years and I am getting worried that I will need to replace it eventually. Yes, I know there is cloud space, but it won’t be the same. I need to read all the books on my current Kindle first. Ha – keep dreaming.

      Thanks for visiting us and I hope you will have a good week!

  1. Magpie Murders is on my TBR and I am looking forward to it. Yes, patience is definitely needed in the midst of construction projects. I am hoping it all goes well.

    Have a great week!

    • elzaread

      Hi Gretchen! I am enjoying Magpie Murders tremendously! I’ve always liked murder mysteries in old English villages and this is just perfect.

      The construction and renovations are still going to be with us for a couple of months, so yes – patience is going to become our main skill this year!

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will have a wonderful week.

    • elzaread

      It’s a bit crazy yes, but I am looking forward to a quieter week yes!

      Hope you are well Trin!

    • elzaread

      It will definitely be worth it yes! Been dreaming of it for years. Just a small room that we are going to fit out with bookshelves. But still a library!

    • elzaread

      I am so excited for the little office and home library. It’s been in the planning for over 6 months already and all my physical books are in storage. Not so great. Can’t wait for the project to be done!

      I just hope that our internet won’t fall victim again, so frustrating!

      Thanks for stopping by Lisa and have a good week ahead.

  2. Oh, I do hope you make it through your renovation. Trying to live amid chaos and disorder was a nightmare for me when we redid our bathroom and our kitchen (two separate times…why didn’t we do both of these together?!) We want to redo our floors and replace our electrical wires (our house is almost a hundred years old), but the memory of the last redo holds us back…

    I’ve read a bit of Anthony Horowitz. He is a 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read author. Very, very good.

    I shall look for Greetings from Tucson.

    • elzaread

      Hi Debbie! Our house is 43 years old and about two blocks from the beach. Therefore we now have a bit of construction and foundations that need some TLC. Seeing that they have to dig and reinforce, we’ve decided to sommer do a few renovations as well. Luckily it will mostly be outside and the inside work is not that much.

      We’ve done our kitchen about 3 years ago and the bathrooms end of last year. That is very much in your house and in your space.

      I stay at school as late as I possibly can, because it’s impossible to work here while the builders are here! And the internet was down for more than a week too.

      I love Magpie Murders and I know that Anthony Horowitz is a popular author. I need to start taking a look at that 1001 list of yours. My plan is to start a monthly blogpost for the library as well and feature more children’s books. So many ideas and books, but so little time. I am however still very hopeful that this year will calm down as soon as the new lady in the special needs classes find her feet. She’s good. She’ll get it.

      Thanks for visiting and have a good week!

  3. mae

    I’m amused by the thought of crossing Agatha Christie with Midsommer Murders! I think I’ve read or seen all of both of those, and really like them. But I see a combination as kind of like oil & water.

    best… mae at

    • elzaread

      Hi there Mae! I know! Strange combination yes. I have also read most of the Agatha Christie novels and watched about 7 seasons of Midsommer Murders, so far. If you like those, do give Magpie Murders a try, it’s really good and I can’t wait to see who’s the culprit. There’s a whole village of suspects.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will have a good week!