June book review recap
In June, I worked my way through a few audiobooks supplied by various publishers through NetGalley. So here's what I read and what I thought. I reread John le Carré's classic novels about the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage. It's been acclaimed as...
Dirty Dozen Book Reviews
I've collected short reviews of the last twelve audiobooks I listened to through Netgalley and decided it's time to share them. I hope you enjoy and grab a copy of those that pique your attention. "Fatal First Edition" by Jenn McKinlay is the latest addition to the...
Step into my Slippers on 31 May 2024
Slipper Day, Reach For A Dream's biggest fundraiser, returns on 31 May 2024, promising a day filled with warmth, generosity, and fun - all in support of children with life-threatening illnesses. This year, Reach For A Dream and their partners bring you the chance to...
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...
Long overdue update on the Goodreads Challenge

Long overdue update on the Goodreads Challenge

The blog has been quiet, I know, especially on the book front. April has not been a great month. As you may or may not know, I was in an accident on 29 March, in which my car was completely written off. So aside from the minor injuries I had, I was supremely...

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30 Books into the Goodreads Challenge

30 Books into the Goodreads Challenge

Yes, so I've only read four books since my last update, but I thought it was a good opportunity to get back to multiples of five again. And I read two really great books recently and want everyone else to read them too. Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie was another one of...

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Goodreads update: 5 audio books and a paperback

Goodreads update: 5 audio books and a paperback

Whoopsies! I've read a total of 26 books by Sunday night - so much for doing this update after every five. I think it's fair to say my audio books fell in the "chick lit" category; I don't mean that in a bad way. It's just that they were lovely light reads, with the...

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Belated Goodreads challenge update

Belated Goodreads challenge update

I know! This update is more than a week overdue - I've already finished another three books (including the March paperback, but more about that in the next update). To recap on books 15 - 20: The Double Life of Anna Day by Louise Candish was a good old bit of...

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2014 Goodreads Challenge 15/100

2014 Goodreads Challenge 15/100

So it seems that it takes me about two weeks to get through five books – not a bad rate, I think. The last five included a four-part series about dragons, and my monthly paperback, this time a local author (who has also commissioned me to knit a Tom Baker scarf, which...

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Update: 2014 Goodreads Challenge

Update: 2014 Goodreads Challenge

It's been just over two weeks since my last book update. Five very diverse books later, I have completed 10% of this year's Goodreads challenge and stand three books ahead of schedule. This is what I've read: The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty was a good...

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Books I’ve recently read

Books I’ve recently read

The year has kicked off with some great reads. In case you didn't know, my Goodreads challenge for this year is to read 100 books (you can add me as a friend if you're a GR member). I've also personally challenged myself to read at least one actual, tangible book -...

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Goodreads challenge 2013 complete: 140 books!

Goodreads challenge 2013 complete: 140 books!

I finally did it! Mostly audio, I will admit, because I'm all about the multitasking. 2013 Reading Challenge Martha has completed her goal of reading 140 books in 2013! hide 140 of 140 (100%) view books And these are the books I've read (a lot of zombies, a lot of...

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Time for a book update, no?

Time for a book update, no?

I haven't written about the books I’ve read recently, because earlier in the year I was lured away from my audio companions by music, and I fell behind on my Goodreads challenge. I finally caught up again last night when I finished the fourth Stephanie Plum book (Four...

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