The Sunday Post #61

Posted February 13, 2022 by elzaread in The Sunday Post / 30 Comments

Greetings you guys! Aaah it’s so nice to talk to all of you again. My Mommy and Daddy decided to take an impromptu looooong weekend last week. I’m glad that they had a couple of days of rest and we always love staying with our babysitter. My Mommy was planning on catching up with the blog a bit, but the internet reception wasn’t all that well, so she decided to rather just read, relax and miss me terribly, of course.

They came back on Monday morning and the rest of this week has been just a bit crazy and busy. I’ve decided that I think it’s time for me to hijack my Mommy’s diary and to start slotting specific times for blogging in her day. Otherwise, she will always remain stuck at school and being distracted with school stuff. Any of you teachers or retired teachers have the same problem?

Adding to the litter

Speaking about problems, my Mommy really has a book buying problem. I’ve got no idea when she thinks she’s going to read all the books she has. But I know buying books on special or getting second hand copies for basically a steal, is hard to resist. She left here with 1 kindle and 2 paperbacks. She returned home with 8 paperbacks. That is better breading than bunnies! The bunnies are:

  • Honour Among Thieves – Jeffrey Archer
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe – Fannie Flagg
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flannagan
  • The Garden of Evening Mist – Tan Twan Eng
  • The Illustrated Edition of The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown (my Mommy was endlessly excited about this one)

We also received this one for review and a blog tour from Caffeinated PR. Thanks Kimberly! We are very excited to start reading.

“My name is Tess Little. But everyone calls me Red.”

Once upon a time, a spell went awry, stranding Make Believe characters in the ordinary world. Since then, Tess “Red” Little—a/k/a Little Red Riding Hood—has worked as an Enforcer for the Chicago branch of the Fairytale Management Authority. But, consider yourself warned—she’s not just some waif with a basket of goodies. All grown up and with nothing to lose, a gun and combat boots is more her style. And Red’s new assignment threatens to be short on happily ever afters…

Someone is murdering transplanted Tales in gruesome fashion. The list of fictional characters capable of such grisly acts is short and includes more than one of Red’s old flames. And if that wasn’t bad enough, there’s another complication, in the form of sexy, enigmatic Nate Grimm, the FMA’s lead detective and part-time Reaper. Used to following her own rules and living life on the edge, Red has managed to avoid taking on a partner until now. But Nate’s dark side makes him perfect for a case like this. That is, if she can trust him. Because if there’s one thing Red knows for sure, it’s that believing in the wrong person can have big, bad consequences…

Scratching the blog pole

We weren’t as active on the blog as we would have liked to be and we are more than a bit behind with reviews. But we will catch up. As soon as I get my hands on Mommy’s diary and start taking over the blog planning.

Here’s what you might have missed over the last two weeks:


On the Couch

Recently Finished

Wish you were here – Jodi Picoult (5 star read for sure. Review to follow), The no 1 Ladies Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith (found it on the Air B&B bookshelf. A fun read), Jousting and Justice – Elizabeth Pantley (5 star, most fun read. Review above)

Currently Reading 

Currently Watching

As we are quickly typing up our Sunday Post, we are watching The Eternals with Daddy. Hmmm… Can I give my verdict next week?

Have a wonderful week you guys!

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

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30 responses to “The Sunday Post #61

  1. Book buying “problem”? Is there such a thing? Haha. I envy your book shelf there (Since my own books are largely ebooks and I travel a lot, my hardcopies are limited to 5). I can totally understand your fascination with The Illustrated Edition of The Da Vinci Code, I’m going to check out how much it costs! And may I add, the pics are lovely and I am glad you had a fun time.

    • elzaread

      Hi there Lex! Only 5 hardcopies? Oh no!! I have 5 lying on the table in the foyer that are Book Club reads. I can’t wait for my book shelfs to be done so I can unpack all my books! But my Kindle is also stocked quite sufficiently…!!

      I hope you get a copy of the Illustrated Da Vinci Code! It is a lovely book indeed.

      Glad you enjoyed the pictures and yes! We had a lovely time!

  2. Looks like such a nice trip! I’m waiting for a spring break trip at the end of March. It’s supposed to be a writing retreat, so I hope not to spend a lot of time blogging that week. But if I do, at least I won’t have work keeping me from the time I need. I liked The Eternals. It had some good parts. And I really am interested in the extra scenes at the end! Hope you’re having a great week!

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    • elzaread

      Hi there Lisa! Spring break and planned trips are always something to look forward to. I always have the best intentions to blog to my heart’s content when I have a break, but somehow it never really happens. So if we don’t hear from you for a couple of days, it will be fine. As long as you have a good time!

  3. hey gorgeous pics — it looks like you had some nice relaxation on your long weekend. The water looks nice and the hike. Hmm I didn’t know about the illustrated Da Vinci Code book … and now I’m envious. Loved that book … and think the pics would make it even more intriguing. Have a great week.

    • elzaread

      Hi Susan! The water is beautiful all over South Africa and the hike was lovely, just really hot.

      I love my new illustrated Da Vinci Code! It’s printed on glossy paper, so I feel all fancy.

      I hope you are having a good week and so sorry for the late reply.

  4. Looks like a wonderful and relaxing vacation and I think reading was just the perfect thing. Just looking at the pictures is relaxing. But of course you missed Elza lots! Have a wonderful week!

    • elzaread

      Hi Katherine! Aaah so lovely to hear from you. We’ve been missing you a lot! We had a lovely time away yes, just feels like ages ago already.

      I hope you and Will are doing well and that life is kind to you.

    • elzaread

      We did get some beach time in yes, Greg. I love the beach and even though we live at the beach, I still like to go for walks on different shores.

      I still can’t decide if I’ve actually liked The Eternals… I guess it wasn’t too bad after all.

      Sorry I reply so late and I hope you’ve been having a good week!

    • elzaread

      Hi Marg! It’s been our fourth time going there and we always enjoy the trip yes.

      Hope you have been having a good week so far!

    • elzaread

      Hi Yvonne! So glad to hear you are enjoying Jousting and Justice. Such a fun read!!

      Sorry I reply so late, I hope you’ve been having a good week!

  5. It does look like you had a lovely weekend!

    I don’t have a collector’s edition but I do have an illustrated version of The Da Vinci Code. It adds so much to the story when the artwork is all right there in front of you.

    Fried Green Tomatoes is so good! Have you seen the movie? It’s excellent too.

    Enjoy your week!

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    • elzaread

      Hallo Jen!! I love my new Da Vinci Code! It has such gorgeous pictures in and it’s even printed on glossy paper.

      I’ve seen Fried Green Tomatoes more than once and it is soo good. Looking forward to reading the book as well.

      So sorry I reply so late!

    • elzaread

      It’s always fun to break away for a bit!

      Thanks for stopping by and so sorry for the late reply.

    • elzaread

      Hi Cindy! Buying books on a getaway, definitely ads more fun to the trip!!

      Sorry for the late reply, I do hope you are having a good week!

  6. Diane

    I love that pic collage – sweet. That looks like a lovely copy of DiVinci Code as well. I enjoyed that story. Hope you have a good week

    • elzaread

      Hi Diane! I love making collages, it just works so much easier. I also enjoyed the Da Vinci Code and this really is a unique edition!

      Sorry for the late reply!

  7. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation! And I can’t resist books either. Glad Elza was in good hands while you were gone.

    I hope you enjoy Magpie Murders. So different and fun. Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my favorite movies. But the book is also excellent so I hope you enjoy it.

    Hope your week is a fantastic one!

    • elzaread

      Hi there Heather! We had a lovely time yes, it somehow just feels so long ago already!

      I love Magpie Murders! About 3 quarters done now and love all the intrigue. I have seen the movie of Fried Green Tomatoes and look forward to reading the book.

      So sorry for the late reply! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far.

  8. Ooo great to hear you managed to have a lovely long weekend away and I am rather jealous of that wonderful illustrated copy of The Da Vinci Code… Got me thinking if they do a similar edition of Angels & Demons! Take care, happy reading and I hope you find some more time for blogging in the coming week. 🙂

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    • elzaread

      I already had an armful of books and on the way out, my husband actually spot the illustrated Da Vinci Code! I’m very chuffed with it yes! Rather a larger book as well and glossy pages. So cool. I do understand your jealousy. If the roles were reversed, I would have been!

      So sorry for the late reply, I hope you have been having a good week!

    • elzaread

      Hi Debbie! We had a good and relaxing time yes. Always nice to just get away a bit.

      I should really stop buying new books and first get my bookshelves done to see how much extra space I have!

      My WWW post is almost done, I’ll make sure to post early tomorrow.

    • elzaread

      Hi there Joann!

      Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. Books are very expensive here in SA, so if we can buy them cheaply or second-hand, we won’t hesitate at all!