Missed us? I am ever so sorry that we’ve missed The Sunday Post last week. Gosh, I hope it was only last week. It’s been a bit tough here with us and dreadfully cold and rainy lately. So what’s been happening?
Two weeks ago, I told you that my big brother, Stinkie, has been a bit under the weather. Thankfully, my mommy took him to the doctor on the Monday morning, or he might have ended up 3 feet under the ground, and not just under the weather (I don’t think cats should need six feet. Then again, if Louis buried Church 6 feet under ground in Pet Sematary, he might have saved himself a bit of trouble). Poor Stinkie had Tick Bite Fever and he was really not well at all.
My mommy was very worried and if I had an ounce of evil in me, I would have rolled on the floor laughing a couple of times at her and daddy’s nursing skills. She left for school two days in a row, soaking wet. No really – SOAKING. Stinkie kept on sneaking out and she would charge after him. Please tell me you can see the picture. Oh and getting the medicine to go down…. Hilarious. Daddy would wrap him in a towel, then in a blanket and hold on really tight while Mommy tries to get the syringe thingy down his throat. You should have heard the screams. Poor Stinkie also whimpered every now and then. But thankfully, he did pull through and is now even more demanding than ever.
Enough about life, let’s talk books.
Adding to the litter
Mommy should really stop buying books. One of these days we will have to start eating the cheap supermarket brands. I know she can’t help it and the local bookshop is simply feeding her addiction by having a non-stop book sale. She also got a few good Afrikaans books from her neighbor. Overall, book hording has been good the last 2 weeks.
Scratching the Blog Pole
Strangely enough, we did manage to write quite a few post. One or two didn’t make it to the scheduled times, but they are all updated as we speak.
We did two Top Ten Tuesdays (click on the image to take you to the post):
We also did two book reviews, but actually finished four books. After this last Tuesday’s Top Ten Tuesday on books we’ve loved, but never reviewed, and especially after reading Lydia Schoch’s post,
I’ve decided that it really is perfectly okay not
to review every, single book. Only the ones that I feel I have to say, or meow something about. Otherwise, I’ll leave it to the experts.
I only managed one Wednesday Wisdom and one Weekend Book Friends. I also stumbled upon a wonderful monthly meme, called Six Degrees of Separation
and I’m sure we’ll become regulars on this feature as well. Wednesday Wisdom was my favorite. In this house, cats and dogs are the best of friends.
On the couch
Series here and there, nothing new. Mommy and Daddy have been strolling down memory lane the past few weekends and they are watching movies pre-2000’s. How things have changed. Somethings for the better, others definitely not so. Maybe this really is As Good as it Gets.
Let it go
Let’s quickly go back to this last week’s Top Ten Tuesday. It really got my thinking cap tickled here. I’ve noticed that some bloggers review every single book they read. A large number of the bloggers out there are beta-readers and have pre-release copies that need to be reviewed. So yes, I guess they do have to review each and every book. I remember how chuffed I was when I received my first book from Netgalley on my previous blog. Of the 17 books I’ve reviewed on Netgalley, I actually only really enjoyed 3 of them. That was part of the reason I stopped the blog. I haven’t registered my Netgalley account again. Yet. Maybe not at all. At this stage, I’m just happy to float around here and love chatting about books and read all the books I want to read. I’ve also reached that age where I have no remorse in putting a book down if I don’t like it. Also on the age where re-reads are becoming a serious thing. Maybe I’ll change my mind in a week or two. Let’s see how the wind blows.
Hope you will all have a wonderful week! Remember to link up with these lovely ladies:
Lots of love,
Mareli & Elza