The Sunday Post 12 June 2016
Sunday 12 June 2016
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This is a post to recap the past week on your blog, tell everyone about books and things you can showcase and share news for the upcoming week. Remember to link your post and to visit others who have linked up.
A couple of weeks ago I told you (very excitedly) that holidays are approaching in SA. Winter holidays are the best! We have a stunning arts-festival here in Nelspruit and normally all my friends are around (the Lowveld is the best place to be in winter). So the flow of red wine and good company is quite similar to the wedding in Cana.
And then my husband threw me a curve ball on Wednesday. We are going away for the long-weekend and then we'll be on holiday the next week as well. Of course this is wonderful news!!!! IF you work for a boss and you can put leave in. And if you are NOT a part-time teacher and school is NOT closing during the time that you will be on your surprise holiday. I guess if you don't have a blog that you realllllly try to get of the ground here, it will also be okay.
Don't worry - I know the rules of a good marriage: Bite your tongue, keep smiling, remember to say thank you and start planning......
Needless to say, reading was not one of my monkey tricks this week. I am still reading 11/22/63 and desperately tried to get to 56% so that I can use it for the Friday Meets meme. Alas.... I did use it though - but page 56. Thanks to the King, this book is more than enough to provide the necessary comfort during my week of non-reading.
I've started listening to The picture of Dorian Gray right after I finished The Invisible Man. In the back of my mind I've been planning this wonderful tea party at the end of my journey in search of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. But I'm not so sure anymore.... I don't like these guys (and gal) all that much. I don't think my tea party is going to be much of a success. I think if these guys don't fight together for a common cause, they don't have very much in common, do they? But let me not be too hasty, I'll go around and meet them all and then decide on my tea party. It might be more advisable to think of a scheme to blow up the world or something. If you can think of something, please keep me posted.
Highlight of the week
This is going to be Come, thou tortoise again. I promised to write my review this week and I actually got to it! It was as much fun to review this book than it was to read it. Still highly recommend this one.
On the topic of reviews - I've learned something new this week! Did you know that you can link your Goodreads review directly to your blog???? Yes, you did. I'm the only idiot who only realizes it now. I know.
Cover Characteristics - Lipstick Due to the ongoing dispute with the Tooth Fairy, I don't wear lipstick. But for the sake of team spirit, I've listed the lipstick I would have loved to wear.
I've already linked Friday Meets and didn't get to Top Ten Tuesday. Couldn't fit it into my monkey routine this week.
I honestly don't do winter. I would much rather prefer to have my heart beating at 55 beats per minute and find a warm, cozy spot to snuggle in and forget about the cold out there. Not a dark place, there has to be sufficient light for reading.
Unfortunately, I'm not genetically allowed to go into hibernation. The second best option is thus to take part in all these summery challenges and meme's hosted by the Northern Hemisphere. When reading - it's always summer.
Quote of the week
You thought I was going to use one of Oscar Wilde's famous quotes from Dorian Gray? That guy (Oscar, not Dorian - he's too dandy) really knew a thing or two about quotes. So I'm not going to quote him today - I will leave all those quotes for the review. (So that I have more to say about the book than Dorian Gray is too dandy).
"On the back was an ad-card showing a housewife who held a gleaming pot in one hand and an S.O.S. Magic Scouring Pad in the other. Her huge blue eyes and toothy red-lipsticked grin suggested a woman who might be only minutes away from a catastrophic mental breakdown."
Hang in there sister - you are going on holiday on Wednesday.
I won't be joining you guys for next week's Sunday Post, by I will try to get on line somewhere to just say hi and have a look at all your lovely posts.
Happy reading and blogging!