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...
Why I registered for and then gave up on NaNoWriMo

Why I registered for and then gave up on NaNoWriMo

November: cue the sweaty palms and sleepless nights for many aspiring novelists. Because, thanks to the wonder that is the internet, everybody has been exposed to the pressure of writing 50 000 words in 30 days – the 30 days that are usually the most hectic in...

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Young Adult fiction: carrying the torch for literature

Young Adult fiction: carrying the torch for literature

I grew up in a house full of books. As a child my mother often bought me comic books for treats rather than chocolate, and I was quite happy with that. However, it’s not always easy to keep the momentum of a reading child into his/her teen years. Books could be...

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