Ten Things About Champagne
There are ten essential insights into the world of Champagne to prepare you for the upcoming Johannesburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Festival, slated for May 17th and 18th at the Inanda Polo Club in Sandton. Protected Origins: Only wines crafted within the...
Book review: Bad Blood by Tobin Elliott
"Bad Blood" by Tobin Elliott is an enthralling journey into the depths of a young girl's tumultuous emotions, set against the backdrop of a family in turmoil. I received an audio review copy of this book, and it was a captivating two-an-a-half hours. The year is 1975,...
Diarise: The Johannesburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Festival
The Johannesburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Festival is back, and it's promising to be bigger, better, and bubblier than ever before! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 17, from 18:00 to 22:00 and Saturday, May 18, from 11:00 to 16:00. The Johannesburg...
A quick little James Patterson twofer
It's been a while since I did a book review, and Louisa shared these two James Patterson quick reviews with me. 12 Months To Live By James Patterson and Mike Lupica The main character, Jane Smith, a criminal defence attorney, has a lot going on in her private which...
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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How to spend your time when there’s no race

How to spend your time when there’s no race

Formula 1 fans may or may not be familiar with the name Jason Plato. While he didn’t race in F1, he’s a racing car driver with quite a pedigree. He has completed the second most British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) races, trailing only rival Matt Neal in total...

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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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Review: Lights Out, Full Throttle

Review: Lights Out, Full Throttle

Recently, having an Audible credit and an idle mind, I stumbled across this book by Johnny Herbert and Damon Hill. I really enjoyed their commentary when I still watched the races on Sky Sports F1 (I’ve since moved to F1 TV Pro). Anyway, I decided this could be...

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