The Sunday Post #83

Posted September 25, 2022 by elzaread in The Sunday Post / 29 Comments

Greetings you guys! It’s finally holidays for my Mommy. Just a short break, but it’s still ever so welcome. I do hope that we can spend a huge chunk of the following two weeks reading and spending some time on the blog.

How have you all been doing? The past two weeks was a bit of crazy and surreal time, don’t you think? Who else were glued to their TV screens on Monday watching the late Queen Elizabeth’s funeral? Even the little mutt was watching with us and she was quite good, except when the trumpets blew. Genetic memory or what?

We’ve been experiencing stage 5 and 6 load shedding here in South Africa and it’s very frustrating to be without electricity for 6 hours a day. But you know what, let’s chat about Load Shedding on Wednesday’s Wondrous Words Wednesday post. Remember you are welcome to join in on this fun monthly meme. You can find all info needed in the highlighted link, or by clicking on the Wondrous Words graphic on the sidebar.

But let’s talk books!

Adding to the Litter

We need to start stacking up for Fraterfest that’s just around the corner. Think The House on the Lake is going to be fitting for that. The Tip Line is only for next year sometime. Bonnie told us about Songbird a few weeks ago and I’m very happy to have found it on Amazon. And The Daffodils is just that type of book you can’t leave.

Scratching the Blog Pole

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 On the Couch

Like I’ve said, we spent just about the whole day in front of the TV on Monday. I think The Queen’s Funeral is a day we will remember for years to come.

We didn’t watch anything else note worthy this week and our reading was also a bit limited. Last week of school and load shedding are totally to blame for this.

Currently Reading

Things my Mother Left me we got from the awesome people at Black Bird Books and it’s the perfect read for heritage weekend. It tells about the South Africa, my Mommy, as a white and so-called privileged woman, knows nothing about. We are reading this in a readalong and if you want to follow us on Instagram, the # is #thingsmymotherleftmereadalong.

The Wartime Matchmakers is so good! We just love this book! It’s a bit of a tomb at 650 pages, but it’s an easy and captivating read about two friends who started a Marriage Bureau Match Making Agency on the brink of WWII. We hope to finish it tomorrow and have our review up later this week.

Remarkably Bright Creatures is a lovely book to listen to. But we might move it aside for a couple of days to just get up to speed with our Book Club reads.

And that’s all we have to blabber on today. What’s new in your world?

Wishing you all and our lovely hosts a lovely and healthy week ahead! Our 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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29 responses to “The Sunday Post #83

  1. […] Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. This week’s prompt is Typographic Book Covers (Book covers with a design that is all or mostly all words. You can also choose to do books with nice typography if that’s easier!) (Submitted by Mareli @ Elza Reads) […]

  2. We have watched quite a lot of the Queen’s funeral here as well. I can’t imagine having to greave so publicly but the family has done amazing. Remarkably Bright Creatures looks interesting and I’ve heard good things about it and Wartime Matchmakers looks so good! Have a great week!

    • Hi there Anne! What a coincidence that we are listening to the same book! Oh I love it. I don’t know how far I will get over the holidays as I just want to try to catch up with my Book Club books as well. But then I’ll finish it for sure.

      Have a good week ahead!

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  3. “Genetic memory” ha! That made me grin. But yes the whole world seems to be affected by the Queen. The load shedding sounds terrible, by the way. Sorry to hear you are going through that.

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    • Hi Kimberly!

      We are okay here at home as we have an inverter system. But at school it’s an absolute disaster!

      Luckily I have books to escape into yes.

      Have a wonderful week and we appreciate the visit!

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    • I will tell you guys all about the joys of load shedding on Wednesday.

      Yes, The House on the Lake does sound like a good read, just perfect for Spooky season coming up!

      Have a good week Yvonne.

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    • I believe Bonnie will be so pleased to know that her recommendation of Songbird is doing so well.

      First proper day of holidays and I have spent a huge chunk of it reading. Yea!!! Let’s hope I can say that every day for the next two weeks.

      Have a wonderful week!

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    • Hi Terrie! You should thank Bonne for the Songbird recommendation! And I also think it will be a great read. Now I just need to get the time to read it….!

      I love Remarkably Bright Creatures, will keep you guys posted as I go along.

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  4. So glad you will explain “load shedding” on Wondrous Words later this week. I’ve never heard of that. I hope it isn’t something that our politicians here in Texas might start doing…they are always looking for a way to do things that startle the people. Eek.

    Things My Mother Left Me sounds so good. I wonder if it’s written by a South African author.

    We went to a funeral yesterday of a beloved friend who was like a mother to many of us. There were so many tributes to her. It was a reminder to me that life is short and that we are influencing others even when we don’t realize it.

    • Hi there Debbie!

      Oh I promise you, you don’t want to be under the burden of load shedding. It’s so frustrating!

      Things my Mother Left Me is indeed by a South African Author. It’s a book that’s difficult to describe, but I will try my best when the time comes to review it.

      Yes, we can influence people without even knowing. You for instance influence a lot of us here on the blogosphere. Especially me!

      Have a wonderful week and I guess I’ll see you tomorrow for TTT and on Wednesday.

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    • Hi Bonnie! Thank you so much for telling us about Songbird, it really does seem like a delightful read and I’m eager to read it. I will take a look at the rest of the series as well.

      Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!

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  5. mae

    Hi Elza — Isn’t it amazing that people in large numbers on just about every continent watched the funeral. I do happen to have a friend at the research base in Antarctica, I wonder if they even watched it there!

    best… mae at

    • Hi Mae!

      Ha, yes I also wonder if the people in Antarctica watched the funeral. I was the only one from school who organized my day like that and not everyone else really bothered… But I am glad that I did it.

      Hope you will have a good week Mae!

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    • I’ve arranged my day like that so that I could be at home at 12:00 and watch the funeral. So my morning was hectic! Ha ha!

      Now that is all over as well, I guess it’s time for a new era.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    • I was actually on my phone reading the latest updates when the Tweet came through. End of an era and the dawn of a new one I guess.

      I also think The House on the Lake is going to be quite good!

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  6. I would like to read The House on the Lake. I had to look uup load shedding – wow, that would be so inconvenient to be without electrity. Yu must have to plan things well for laundry, cooking, etc. Here we call them rolling blackouts.

    Hope you have a good week!

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    • Hi there Tina!

      We are okay at home, but at school it’s chaos when the electricity is out. No Internet and no water either as the bumps work with electricity. Rolling Blackouts, now that’s an interesting term as well!

      I will read The House on the Lake for Spooky Season!

      Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will have a good week.

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