Review: Read Sophie Hannah if the unexpected doesn’t scare you

Review: Read Sophie Hannah if the unexpected doesn’t scare you

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Review: Read Sophie Hannah if the unexpected doesn't scare you For a while now, I have been unable to read a serious, thought-provoking novel. Hence my last review was a of a Sophie Kinsella novel that I, surprisingly, thoroughly enjoyed. The happy ending was just what I needed to soothe my soul that weekend. I strongly believe that to truly embrace reading, one must accept that there is a time and place to enjoy different genres – even ones you generally wouldn’t go near. (more…)
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Why I’m glad I was forced to watch ‘Wonder Woman’

Why I’m glad I was forced to watch ‘Wonder Woman’

Durban, Lifestyle
Why I’m glad I was forced to watch ‘Wonder Woman’ Kiki is “my person”. It's a term that originated from one of my favourite television series, Grey’s Anatomy. “My person” is the one I go to for just about everything. She's the one I can't stay mad at and the one who supports me even when I refuse to say sorry. Being someone’s “person” is a commitment. I’ve started my blog with this explanation to contextualise why I capitulated – despite my every nerve railing against it – to watch Wonder Woman with Kiki as part of her birthday celebration. (more…)
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Here’s a great read from Sophie Kinsella

Here’s a great read from Sophie Kinsella

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Here’s a great read from Sophie Kinsella Every now and then it’s okay to live out the box – do something you don’t often do, read something you don’t often read. I’ve never been much of a “chick lit” fan. But, as I embark on new journeys, I’ve decided to read new genres as well. Choosing to start with a Sophie Kinsella novel was a great idea. If it’s tongue-in-cheek, witty humour you enjoy then Kinsella’s novel My Not So Perfect Life is a fantastic read. (more…)
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Come on, play your part this Earth Hour

Come on, play your part this Earth Hour

Durban, Lifestyle
Come on, play your part this Earth Hour Here is a call to action worth considering. Earth Hour is a global call to protect the planet and to stand up against climate change. Having started in Australia in 2007, the event has since grown in leaps and bounds. South Africans began observing the hour from 2009, ahead of climate change talks in Copenhagen. (more…)
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Join in the Lindt Easter hunt

Join in the Lindt Easter hunt

Durban
Join in the Lindt Easter hunt Who doesn’t enjoy chocolates over Easter? As much as I promise myself, I will not overindulge, Easter is the one time in the year when I cannot say no to chocolate-covered marshmallow eggs or bunnies of the milky variety. This Easter, Lindt SA will again be hosting their Lindt Gold Bunny Gardens at various shopping malls around South Africa. And you can get one (or two!) of their famous gold bunnies personalised for yourself. Gardens (more…)
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A touch of drama on my desk

A touch of drama on my desk

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A touch of drama on my desk Boy, has it been a busy few weeks for me – so much so that I’ve neglected sharing with you the latest book arrivals at my door. I do hope, however, you got to read my last posts on Good Me Bad Me and Middle School – and with the school holidays creeping up, it may be a good idea to get your kids a copy of a James Patterson book to keep them busy during their break. I received these books a while ago, and this long weekend may be the perfect opportunity for me to get lost in their pages. (more…)
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Review: Good Me Bad Me

Review: Good Me Bad Me

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Review: Good Me Bad Me Wow. Not since reading Gone Girl have I been so sucked into a novel like I was when I read Good Me Bad Me, a debut novel by Ali Land. Annie has been through too much for a girl this young. Horror upon horror is visited on this child’s mind and body by the person who should be protecting her – her mother. Now, Annie is forced to live with the fact that she has turned her serial killer mother in to the police. Haunted Living with a new identity and a foster family, Annie becomes Milly. Unfortunately for Milly, new life, new me it isn’t. Milly is haunted by the horrors of her past in many ways. Add to that foster sister from hell…
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Middle School on my desk

Middle School on my desk

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Middle School on my desk James Patterson – the author I love to hate. But if ever there is an ongoing success story in writing, it must be him. Whether he pens them on his own or in collaboration, Patterson is now an institution in mainstream writing. His books have sold over 300 million copies worldwide, making him one of the biggest-selling authors of all time. Probably known best for his mystery novels, Patterson has also been hugely successful in writing for young readers. The Middle School series, which he co-authors with Chris Tebbetts, is proving a hit among young boys. (more…)
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An exercise in introspection

An exercise in introspection

Lifestyle, My Journey
An exercise in introspection Hello everyone. I’ve been caught in the hamster wheel of life – school runs, extra mural activities with the kids and coursework recently – with very little time for myself. Today, I’m stepping back and breathing. Today, I’m indulging in a bit of introspection. (more…)
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