Friday French High Tea
I love a good high tea, and when I saw Liberté's Instagram post about their French High Tea every Friday, I had to look into it. The first thing I did was send the post to Nafisa, who took these incredible pics and my usual partner in crime when it comes to exploring...
How to renew your South African driver’s licence at Waterfall RTMC
This article first appeared on Recharged. Anyone who’s dealt with any government agency breaks out in cold sweats at the thought of doing anything relating to official documents. From changing your surname on your ID to applying for a new passport, we often spend...
2023 Goodreads review
Image by starline on Freepik My Goodreads goal for this year was to read 150 books, very achievable thanks to audiobooks, which allow me to knit or do chores while reading. And don't come at me with "that's cheating". You read with your mind, not eyes or ears, which...
Fall in love with NakedCherry Waxing in Craighall
Queen Bee Karen has come a long way from opening her first NakedCherry Waxing Smooth Operation in 2012.She invited me to the recently relocated Parktown North branch to peaceful Craighall, with plenty of safe, shaded parking.But we're not here to talk about the trees....
2023 Goodreads review

2023 Goodreads review

Image by starline on Freepik My Goodreads goal for this year was to read 150 books, very achievable thanks to audiobooks, which allow me to knit or do chores while reading. And don't come at me with "that's cheating". You read with your mind, not eyes or ears, which...

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A bumper edition of book reviews

A bumper edition of book reviews

It's been a while since our last round of book reviews. And as always, these titles were sent to me by the wonderful people over at Penguin Random House. Image by storyset on Freepik James Patterson & Brian Sitts: THE PERFECT ASSASSIN Prof. Savage is forced into a...

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Review: The left turn

Review: The left turn

I received the audiobook of The Left Turn: Two Lives, Worlds Apart by Becky Parker Geist through the Netgalley platform. Hannah, a 46-year-old author plagued by anxiety, and her partner James, an HR recruiter caught in a headlock of grief over his brother's death, are...

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Review: Wraith

Review: Wraith

I received the audiobook of Wraith by Mark Wheaton through the Netgalley platform. A legendary family plagued by a curse. What led to it, and can it be ended? Cecily LeClercq grows up in the remote Carolina wetlands after witnessing her mother's death at a young age....

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Review: The nurse’s secret

Review: The nurse’s secret

I received an audiobook copy of The nurse's secret by Liz Lawler through the Netgalley platform. When the police arrive in the brightly lit corridors of the final care facility, asking for Nurse Shaw, the staff and patients begin to gossip. Sarah Shaw's husband is...

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Review: A most efficient murder

Review: A most efficient murder

I received the audiobook of A most efficient murder by Anthony Slayton through the Netgalley platform. The book starts like a typical murder mystery: a reclusive nobleman hosts a party at his mansion to celebrate his niece's birthday and announce his heir. But a body...

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Die Bewonderaar

Die Bewonderaar

Lapa Uitgewers het vir my Die Bewonderaar deur Erla-Mari Diederiks gestuur om te lees. Dit is die eerste keer wat ek dié tipe boek in Afrikaans lees. Daar is ‘n duidelike waarskuwing op die buiteblad dat dit nie geskik is vir sensitiewe lesers nie. Die boek raak aan...

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Mixtape van die liefde

Mixtape van die liefde

Mixtape van die liefde, saamgestel deur Antjie Krog, is 'n digbundel wat die vriendelike span van Lapa vir my gestuur het. Die liefde is baie dinge en die bundel is op gedeel in: VerliefdheidWat is die liefde?Liefde in gesinsverbandLiefde en pynLiefde en woedeLiefde...

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Review: The Jealousy Man

Review: The Jealousy Man

The Jealousy Man by Jo Nesbø is a title sent to me by the wonderful people over at Penguin Random House. I've seen the name Jo Nesbø on bookshelves for decades, and accidentally fell into the life of Harry Hole when I read The Snowman - the seventh book in the series....

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2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Martha has completed her goal of reading 120 books in 2021!
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