The Sunday Post #43

Sunday, July 18, 2021


 Greetings you guys! First of all, we would like to give a huge, humongous Thank You to all of you for all the messages and prayers posted on our blog regarding the situation in South Africa this passed week. Yes, we are safe and here in our little town, we didn't experience any trouble. Our biggest concern at the moment is the possibility of food and fuel shortages. In some of the worst affected areas, it is unfortunately already a reality. A large number of vaccine stations are also closed down due to ongoing violence and destruction of property.

It's been mostly calm over the last 48 hours across the country but tensions are still brewing and we know of a number of places where the citizens and the taxi organizations are barricading the malls and warehouses. Massive cleanup operations are happening all over and it does spark a flicker of hope to see how people from all walks of life join forces in these projects. 




Adding to the litter

This week really was a week where human nature left me completely stunned. And not all in a bad way. My Mommy's account at Authors XP is mess, but luckily the clever computer people are busy sorting it out. What basically happens, is we receive books in our inbox that we haven't requested and then the whole system gets blocked up. So many of the authors then took the time to contacted us directly and offered us copies of their books via Bookfunnel and Amazon gift cards. How lovely is that? We do hope that we will be able to read and review all of these soon:



Scratching the Blog Pole

As promised last week, we have really tried to be a bit more present on the blogosphere this week. If you've missed any of our posts, you can click on the image to be directed to the relevant post.


Top Ten Tuesday - 10 Questionable Book Titles

Wondrous Words Wednesday - Loot


On the Couch

Currently Reading


Currently Watching


Our little brains really can't handle anything but romantic and bunny fluff at the moment. My Mommy will be back at school tomorrow, even though the rest of the country's schools will only start in another week's time. If you work in special needs, you walk the extra, special mile. I'm going to miss my Mommy at home every day. 

How has your week been? 

May you all have a blessed and peaceful week ahead! Please remember to add your link and to say thank you to our lovely hosts. 





Lots of love,



41 comments

  1. Glad things seem a bit calmer near you right now, hope that this continues. Hope you have a relaxing day and a peaceful week with a few good books and some catnip.

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    1. Hi Diane! We had a lovely relaxing day and tomorrow is back to school. But time for a few new books for sure yes!

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  2. I've been worried about you, with all the troubles swirling around there. I'm glad that things are calming down a bit. Is it just me, or are things in the world very different than we once imagined they'd be in 2021? Will we ever find ways to get along with each other? Or will we always experience conflict as our default?

    I was doing well to simply visit those who visited me this week, and I had to get up at 4 am to get that done. This week should be much better as our houseguests have gone north to start working on their new home.

    Sending good thoughts and prayers to you and Elza, Mareli!

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    1. Hi there Dearest Debbie, I appreciate your concern so much. Although we aren't in danger here, we are all affected by the riots and can't help to feel a bit afraid.

      You are a very dedicated blogger! We love you for it. Hopefully it will be better for you as well this week!

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  3. I hope things calm there in South Africa soon. That sounds really stressful. It is great to see to see everyone pitching up with clean up. Yay for some new books and nice authors that are making sure you got their review copies even with Author XP acting up. I hope next week is a great one.

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    1. Thank you Lola! The South African spirit can be quite strong for sure.

      I'm hopping over now to see what's new on your shelves.

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  4. I'm so glad you are all right, but also sad that things have reached a point where people felt their only recourse was violence. I hope that South Africa and the US can both find their way to being more just and equitable societies, where all people truly feel valued and no one is left behind.

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    1. Hi there, I hear you... In a perfect world that might happen one day. Don't know if it will be in your lifetime though.

      Thanks for the concern and positive input!

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  5. I'm glad to hear you are safe. What a stressful time.

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    1. You tell me! Even though we are safe, we are all stressed beyond measure all across the country.

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  6. The articles I've read about the rioting emphasize how poor and challenged people are the main victims, not the entitled and rich people. So it's tragic for everyone.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. That is unfortunately very true Mae. The Looters didn't think of all the people who are now without jobs or a place to go to work. Our economy is already in a dreadful state, so everyone gets affected with this.

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  7. Hope things continue to improve. Stay safe.

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    1. We are also holding thumbs and praying very hard.

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  8. I'm so glad to hear you are doing well. I'm so sorry for all that everyone is going through. It's awful. Take care of yourselves and stay safe.

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    1. Thanks Yvonne, we are okay yes and so far it appears calm and peaceful around the country as well.

      I appreciate your concern!

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  9. So glad things are calming down! Stay safe, I hope you have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Vicki! Back at school, but that's okay too!

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  10. Hope that things keep improving and calming down and you can stay safe

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    1. Thanks for the well wishes, so far so good. Here's to hoping it remains like that.

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  11. I'm glad you're safe! We were a little worried when we saw the unrest over there. I hope things stay calm now and you don't have further problems!

    Your books looks fun. Pineapple Lies :)

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    1. Hi there Greg! I thought you guys might worry, that's why I tried to keep you all updated as much as we can. It was a horrible week for sure. But we will rise again. The South African spirit is quite the force to recon with.

      I think the Pineapple series will be fun yes!

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  12. Glad you are safe. I hope things stay calmed down for you. Looks like some good books. I need to read on in the Bridgerton series. Have a good week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

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    1. Hi Lisa! So far so good. Let's pray that it remains like this. You should try The Bridgerton series! Just some light fun, but worth the chuckle and enjoyment.

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  13. Glad things are calming down in South Africa. And I'm also glad that you are safe! It can be scary to go through such situations like that.

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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    1. Hi Ronyell,

      I remember when I was a teenager and we had all the riots before the first democratic elections. It was horrible. And last week was actually worse.
      We hope and pray that peace remains.

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  14. Praying you continue to remain safe. Peter Rabbit looks like a cute film.

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    1. Thank you so much, no prayer goes unheard.

      Peter Rabbit was very sweet yes.

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  15. So sorry for the unrest there .... and I hope this week things can calm. Glad you're safe. Keep us posted about the shortages. I will keep following the news to see if things will improve.
    I'm so glad you liked The Rose Code novel ... which I think I would like a lot too. I've got it on my list ... and thanks for the word on it.

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    1. I will keep you guys posted yes. So far it remains peaceful and cleanup operations are underway.

      Oh The Rose Code is a brilliant read and I hope you will enjoy it as well!

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  16. Hope this weeks fares better in your part of the world. The Bridgerton series is a fun one.

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    1. I enjoy reading The Bridgerton series, especially after a horrifible week like we had last week.

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  17. I'm so relieved to hear you are doing okay and that things seem to have calmed down a bit. I hope that this bit of calm becomes long lasting. I also hope the shortages don't reach you. Enjoy your books and stay safe - and get lots of Elza snuggles!

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    1. Hi Katherine! It's very cold here and we aren't as well geared as you guys for cold days. So yes, Elza snuggles are a necessity at the moment. Even Stinkie is in the house.

      I hope we will get more rhythm this week yes and especially on the reading front.

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  18. So glad things are a bit calmer and I really hope they stay that way. I need to read the Bridgerton Series too. Happy reading this week.

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    1. The Bridgerton series is a very good escape from reality. Try it one day!

      Thanks for the lovely encouragement. I appreciate it so much!

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  19. so sorry to hear the bad news, but glad to know you are okay.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  20. Glad to hear you're safe. Hopefully the food and fuel shortages are short lived and things stay calm...

    Enjoy your books and I hope the return to work goes well!

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  21. Why am I not surprised that the special education teachers are going back early?! It's a thankless job, teaching, so thank you! I still have a few weeks to go before we officially return on August 12, but I am working multiple days before then.

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  22. "If you work in special needs, you walk the extra, special mile." That's beautiful. And you're awesome!

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