The Sunday Post #64

Posted March 13, 2022 by elzaread in The Sunday Post / 37 Comments

Greetings you guys! We woke up this morning to the most gorgeous weather in Africa – rain. Or actually, to be quite fair – the rest of the country had some good rain since end of last year. It’s just our small part of the universe who missed out. I’m sure some or other witch had something to do with it.

It’ almost noon and yes, I am still in bed. Mommy got up now to do my bidding and quickly say hi to all of you. What’s new in your corners of the world? We all know what’s happening in the Ukraine, even us felines are praying and wondering if this dog is going to chase us up a tree or rip our little heads off.

Let’s rather talk some books. I think it’s saver.

Scratching the Blog Pole

We didn’t buy any new books this passed week! Good for us. We were quite busy on the blog though. Background checks you know. Finally got around to sort out a couple more things on the sidebar and figuring out how to link our Goodreads reviews as well (we knew how to do this manually, but this awesome UBB can do it automatically. This truly is the best plugin e.v.e.r).

Our upcoming reviews are also sorted out and if my Mommy just keeps this up to date, we will never miss a review again.  Oh and scheduled posts!! How unbelievably cool is that!! We never figured that out on Blogger, but after spending an hour or two on WordPress and pestering poor Ashley a couple of times – it’s all sorted. Happiness and purrs all around this week.

I had a lot of fun with our Top Ten Tuesday post. If you’ve missed it, you can click on the image below to read it. (We figured out how to do that as well!)

We had two scheduled posts this week. Both for blog tours and by a strange coincidence, both books dealt with letters.

  • Letters to Bizzy – This was a superb 5 star read for us. A box of lovely letters written in a simplistic, but endearing voice. This one comes highly recommended by us.
  • Greetings from Tucson – Another box of letters written between 4 sisters over a lifetime. Based on true events and I think this book will do a few good rounds.

 

We also spend some time sorting out our Instagram. My Mommy just plays around there when she remembers. She needs to remember more to keep our almost 1K followers happy. If you don’t follow us yet (there’s lots of photos of me!!), please won’t you give us a follow? We are only 21 followers away from 1000! There’s a scrollbar on the sidebar to give you a preview too. You can follow us at:

Recently Finished

Both review books listed above. We’ve also read The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margo by Marianne Cronin. It was a lovely read. We’ll either have an Instagram or a review on the blog ready this week.

Currently Reading

  • Audible: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
  • Review: The Other Side of Silence by Dodie Bishop
  • Starting now: Songbirds by Christy Lefteri

Watching

Thanks for all the recommendations guys! Not much television this week, but we did watch The Adam Project last night. All of us loved it! Even Mommy didn’t mind the space jets and improbability. The story was really good and the actors worth the mention. Where did they get that boy?! He does make one wonder if time travel had something to do with it.

I think we will probably watch a Midsomer’s Murder this afternoon. Perfect weather for an English Countryside murder.

Have a wonderful week you guys!

 

 

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37 responses to “The Sunday Post #64

    • elzaread

      Hi there Mae!! I saw that Putin photo on Instagram earlier this week and had to safe it. Made me chuckle. Although I guess we’re not suppose to…

      Hope you will have a good week ahead.

    • elzaread

      Hi AJ!!! The rain is lovely yes. Our dam levels are dangerously low, so we pray the rain will fall for a day or two.

      Creepy dog yes. Kitties need to stay very very far away….

      Thanks for stopping by and have a good week ahead!

  1. Love your new blog graphics! Very pretty.
    Letters From Tuscon looks interesting to me. Never heard of many of your books so I’ll check them out further.
    And that Wizard of Oz pic, ha! That song was copied by another band last year and when my radio station played it, people complained. So the DJ would purposely play it more often. Have a good week reading.

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    • elzaread

      Hi there Mia! Thanks! We love all our blog graphics. I had a lovely girl that helped me with it and i will make a few new ones myself this holiday.

      Africa by Toto is an absolute classic here in SA and I’ve heard a few new renditions, but Toto’s one is the best!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a good week ahead.

    • elzaread

      Aah thank you Erin! As long as I can have my sassy white kitten take center stage, all is good.

      Have a good week ahead!

  2. Diane

    Elza, Mommy sure sounds tech savvy; gotta say I’m a bit jealous! I hope she is enjoying Anxious People, a cool, unusual sort of story. Oh, and Songbirds, that is a tad sad but, beautiful IMO. Have a great week. Meow for extra treats.

    • elzaread

      Hi Diane! Oh no, we are not tech savvy at all. That’s why it took us so long to set up the sidebar. We do have the patience to play around though and these days, there are instructions for just about anything on the web. We just don’t always have that much time available.

      I’ve started with Songbirds and I can see it’s going to be a bit sad yes. But it’s beautifully written.

      We wish you a wonderful week too!

    • elzaread

      Hi there Diana! That photo is seriously scary and funny all at the same time.

      Glad to hear you’ve enjoyed our TTT post. We always aim to please with that meme and just have a lot of fun!

      I hope you will have a good week as well!

    • elzaread

      Hi Jenni! I think The Adam Project is going to do really well. Like you say, it’s a fun and heart-warming movie.

      I hope you are enjoying a good week!

    • elzaread

      Hi Cindy! Blogger is much easier than WordPress, but WordPress has so much more fun things to play with. Like the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin. That is just amazing! My gorgeous book reviews – I actually just pull everything in through the plugin and type my own ramblings.

      I am using hosting with Ashley @ Nosegraze now and I don’t regret the decision for a second. She is always willing to help and give advice. Does make my life a whole lot easier. Gosh, I sound like an advertisement… Not the intention!!

      I hope you are having a good week and that you have added some great books to your TBR already…

        • elzaread

          You can actually import all your blogger content to Word Press…. Changing the domain proofed to be no hassle at all. I actually love to be a .com now!

          But if Blogger works for you, don’t change it!

  3. I mised Top Ten Tuesday last week. AGAIN. It’s been a rough couple weeks over here blogging wise. And scheduled posts- always a good thing. 🙂 Hope you’re having a nice weekend in spite of rain.

    Midsomer Murder sounds fun. I need to hunker down wih some deliciously addicting English mayhem.

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    • elzaread

      Hi there Greg! I’ve realized you’ve been having a bit of a rough time on the blogging front. I know that feeling all too well. It’s crazy how much life can get in the way of our blogging. It does get better every now and then though!

      I was halfway through my Midsomer Murders before I’ve realized I have actually seen it before. I think it has happened with a few of them, I just don’t notice all the time.

      We can do with some more rain, but we are very grateful for every drop that falls.

      I hope your week is good!

  4. I love scheduling posts. My blog would fall apart without it. In fact, I start to feel a bit stressed when I start running low on scheduled posts even when the reviews on sitting on my hard drive waiting to be uploaded.

    • elzaread

      Hi there Mark! Good gosh, nope – not there at all! Yet. I do try to have the basics of my book reviews pre-scheduled. Hopefully I will get to pre-schedule a few more posts one of these days.

      I hope you don’t run out of scheduled posts soon!

    • elzaread

      Aaah thanks Tessa! We definitely need some more rain, but we are still grateful for every drop that falls.

      Hope you are enjoying a good week!

    • elzaread

      Hi there ShelleyRae,

      I saw that Anxious People is going to be on Netflix and that’s why I’ve decided to read the book first. Otherwise it might have still been lost in the TBR pile.

      I hope you had a good week so far.

  5. Enjoy the rain and your current reads!
    I was super busy this past week, so didn’t post for Top Ten and missed your post. Going to visit right away, and will recommend to a friend, who loves cats and cozy mysteries!

  6. I wish we could send you some of our British rain – we definitely have more than our fair share of the wet stuff. So good to hear you enjoyed your books last week and BOTH of those memes are just so funny. Stay safe and happy reading!

  7. I don’t remember ever longing for rain, whilst living in London. I’m glad you got your share of course. Didn’t realise you were based in Africa. How are you getting on with Anxious People? I’ve been meaning to pick it up, but afraid it can’t live up to A Man Called Ove.

  8. I miss the rains in Africa (too). I hope you get some! I keep saying I want to check Bookstagram but then I get busy. I will look for your postings. Cheers.

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