The Sunday Post #63

Posted March 6, 2022 by elzaread in The Sunday Post / 26 Comments

Greetings you guys! We’ve been meaning to do our Sunday Post since yesterday, but then we got so submerged in our review book, the whole world just came to a standstill. Every now and then, I think to myself: no more review books. Just read what’s on the shelf and on the age-old Kindle.  And then we realize, we truly are blessed to have such wonderful review books fall into our laps and the TBR can wait a bit longer. It’s not going anywhere is it?

Our latest read, Letters to Bizzy was nothing but delightful and thought provoking. Can’t wait to blabber on about it tomorrow for a full review.

Letters to Bizzy finds a man, John Tibbits, past his prime staring down the barrel of old age, having to come to grips with his mother’s death and regrettable fact his dysfunctional youth has burdened him with a lifetime of unwelcome baggage. As he sorts through his mother’s personal effects he discovers boxes of unopened letters written some 50 years earlier from a man, Robert Guthrie, to his daughter, Bizzy. They tell the story of a life lived on a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina, Bogue Banks. There is nothing sensational in the telling, average by most accounts. However, through the eyes of Robert Guthrie we come to see beauty in the tragic, humor in the absurd, and sensitivity from the susceptible. It is in fact an apologetic to the ordinary lives we live. Those of John Tibbits and Robert Guthrie are inexplicably intertwined; and, it is only until the end, do we learn how. For both it is a journey through their own private battles.

I am of course convinced that it’s all because of me that my Mommy receives such good books for reviews. Who wouldn’t want a fluffy, adorable and clever kitty reviewing their book?

The rest of our week has actually been a bit crazy, but we are looking forward to a more relaxed and peaceful week coming up.

What’s new with you?

adding to the litter

My Mommy had Book Club on Tuesday night, and of the 4 books she took last month, she only read two. Wish you were here (our review is below) and Triflers need not apply. So Songbird and One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot came back with her. Accompanied with The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont. She is so excited to read that one, but first she must read the two carry overs. What’s fair is fair. Affair or not.

 

Scratching the Blog Pole

We had quite the productive week on the blog. If you’ve missed any of our posts (like Greg. Greg missed the one we’ve actually dedicated to him), here’s a recap.

 

On the Couch

As you can see, we did a lot of reading this past week and we finished some great books.  All very diverse, but the one that has to stand out, is Magpie Murders. Gosh this was so good! ShellyRae at Book’d Out was kind enough to let me know that there is an adaptation for this book. We’ve only watched the first two episodes so far, but I think it’s done very creatively.

We’ve started listening to Anxious People by Fredrik Backman and are enjoying it so far. We’re only about 20 pages into The one hundred years of Lenni and Margot, but it is delightful. We need to start with a new review book tonight and I am holding thumbs that it will be another win.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead and a marvelous March!

Thank you to all our wonderful hosts! 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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26 responses to “The Sunday Post #63

    • elzaread

      Hi Cindy! A community is nothing if not interactive.

      My Mondays tend to be really crazy, but if I’m done here, the rest of the week will be better. I hope!

      Have a good one and enjoy your reading.

  1. How did I miss that post? I feel like you even pointed it out to me earlier in the week in a comment, but I’ve been shite at blog hopping this week and STILL missed it. Argh. I’m going to go check it out next. and thank you!!!!

    Also Magpie Murders looks so fun! I love brit mysteries…

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    • elzaread

      Hi Greg!! Oh you made me laugh now. Just glad you finally got to it. I need to thank you for the inspiration, had so much fun with WWW.

      Magpie Murders really is brilliant! I am actually watching the 3rd episode now as I type here.

      Hope you will have a good week and have some time for blog hopping!

    • elzaread

      Hi there Harvey, it was a little jewel of a book. Will my review up by the end of the week.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • elzaread

      Hi Ronyell! I can’t seem to stop adding books yes…

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

    • elzaread

      Hi Yvonne! Oh you will love Magpie Murders! One of those who-done-its that is soon good to read and fun to get to the actual murderer (murderers).

      I am finally starting to work with a schedule for my review books, so hopefully I will do better with my review posts from now on!

  2. Letters to Bizzy looks good as does the Magpie Murders (both the TV series & book). I haven’t seen the series so I’ll have to investigate where I can find it. Thx too for your kind note on my site. So positive … and what we could all use about now is a bit of positive cheer, right? I heard the Picoult novel was fairly decent so hope you enjoy. It’s been busy here … but hope to get some reading done soon. Have a great week.

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    • elzaread

      Dear Susan! Sooooo sorry for the terribly late reply. It’s Sunday again… The days just fly by.

      We got Magpie Murders on BritBox. It’s worth the watch and my husband says he doesn’t think you had to read the book.

      Positive cheer you will always find on my blog… We aim to bring a smile and some cheerfulness. If we can spread it along, our work is done.

      I hope you had a good week and that the upcoming week will treat you like a princess.

    • elzaread

      Wish you were here was really a good book and I loved it!

      So sorry for the late reply, I do hope you had a good week.

    • elzaread

      Hi Tessa! April is not such a hectic month for reviews for me and I am going to try to keep the next couple of months a bit more relaxed. I suspect my dear old Kinde won’t be along for that much longer and I would like to read as much as possible from it before a get a new one…

      Sorry for the late reply! Hectic week. I hope you had a good week.

    • elzaread

      Hi Anne! I think it’s a problem most bookworms who turn into blog butterflies, have. I guess we just have to wing it until we win it!

      Sorry for the late reply, I hope you had a good week!

    • elzaread

      Oooh I am terrible with keeping up to date with replies this week! I do hope you will get around to reading/watching/listening to Magpie Murders.

      Have a good week ahead Kimberly!

  3. It definitely is because of you, Elza, that your mommy gets so many wonderful review books.

    I’m always torn between reading and blogging. I love to read. I love to blog. But you can’t do both at the same time.

    It seems like a harsh policy to have to wait to get new books until the old ones are read. Lol.

    • elzaread

      Hi Debbie! I could actually just have skipped answering the comments, I’m so far behind. But then a very beautiful and clever blogger once said that you should blog once, blog hop ten times. So therefore, I will answer all comments no matter how late I am.

      I had a nice chat with my seniors at school this week and they are very keen for us to try to read the 1001 children’s books to read before you die. I will make a printout for it this holidays and get the ball going!