If We Were Having Coffee… On August 29

Hello my lovelies!

Welcome to this week’s Weekend Coffee Share. How are you?

If we were having coffee today, we’d sit and enjoy the lovely sunshine out on the patio. It is a glorious day, and I’ve got sore muscles from a lot of walking and driving, so I fancy a day at home.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I had a blast this week! My best friend Véronique and her husband Dave came to visit me on their delayed honeymoon and stayed with me from Saturday until yesterday.

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Friday 56: Vol. 10

The Friday 56 is a blog hop by Freda’s Voice and the rules are simple:

  • Turn to the nearest book.
  • Open it on page 56.
  • Post a sentence or two.
  • Join the linky.
  • Go crazy on the linky.

“Then they just get it with their minds, intellectually, because if they got it with their hearts and souls, they would change, they would change and rejoin the animal kingdom and once again  be proud to be called animals. Until that day, I will keep banging their tiny heads against a wall.”

– Holy Cow by David Duchovny

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught German Literature 101

Top Ten Tuesday is the brainchild of The Broke & the Bookish. Every Tuesday, we compile a list of our literary Top 10, and then add it to the blog hop.

This week is all about the Top 10 Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught German Literature 101.

Children’s Books / YA:

General Fiction:

The Classics:

I’m limited to 10 books on this list, but these are only examples. I’d probably recommend reading at least one other book by these authors.

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Friday 56: Vol. 9

The Friday 56 is a blog hop by Freda’s Voice and the rules are simple:

  • Turn to the nearest book.
  • Open it on page 56.
  • Post a sentence or two.
  • Join the linky.
  • Go crazy on the linky.

“Eddie had set out to photograph every one of these apple trees, some little more than twigs, others quite massive, with thick trunks and twisted limbs.”

– The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Authors I’d Buy No Matter What

Top Ten Tuesday is the brainchild of The Broke & the Bookish. Every Tuesday, we compile a list of our literary Top 10, and then add it to the blog hop.

This week is all about the Top 10 Authors We’d Buy No Matter What.

1.) Bill Bryson
Witty travel writing? Yes, please!

2.) Kathy Reichs
I’m definitely a fan of Temperance Brennan

3.) J.K. Rowling
Do I even need to explain this one?

4.) Dan Brown
I do love me a good conspiracy, and Robert Langdon.

5.) Mark Gatiss
Whether it’s original work, Doctor Who or something else. I love his humour!

6.) Neil Gaiman
How do I even start to describe how awesome his writing is?

And a few dearly departed authors I’ve collected or I’m still trying to collect:

7.) J.R.R. Tolkien
His books were my introduction to fantasy. Middle-Earth is my home.

8.) Douglas Adams
Is there anyone more British in this universe than Arthur Dent?

9.) Terry Pratchett
I’ve read most of his books at the library, but now I’m slowly buying them

10.) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Someone who is sure that writing Sherlock Holmes was his biggest mistake must have a great body of work to back up that claim.

ROW80 Update with Holiday Snapshots

I haven’t checked-in for ROW80 in a while, as I was away.

Now that I am back home, I’m getting back in the swing of things, even though next week I’ll have a distraction as well, in the form of the lovely Doris, a vegan chef who is coming to stay with me and do a cooking workshop!

If you’ve read my Weekend Coffee Share, you’ll know that I promised photos of my trip to the UK, during which I was in London, Cardiff and Brighton. If not, make sure to check out my theatre reviews for Constellations, Three Days In The Country, and Hamlet!

I’ll be posting another goal list tomorrow, so for now there’s not much to say other that I’m back and catching up on things.

Anyway, the photos I promised:

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