Sunday read: The Last Romeo

Sunday read: The Last Romeo

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Sunday read: The Last Romeo

Someone described The Last Romeo as Sex and the City meets Bridget Jones’s Diary.

James is 34 and has just emerged from a 6-year relationship with Adam. He hates his job and his best friend Bella is heading off to Russia – leaving him behind.

And what is there to do when you’re adrift, single and lonely in London? Online dating, of course! Continue reading “Sunday read: The Last Romeo”

Sunday read: What Lies Within

Sunday read: What Lies Within

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Sunday read: What Lies Within

I’ve had a few “burning-issues” kind of books land on my desk recently. These are my favourite kinds of books. Stories that weave an intricate narrative with social observation and even commentary are what I gravitate to.

However, I find myself turning to a lighter read every now and then … just to get off the hamster wheel. Sometimes I read just for a good story, a bit of romance and intrigue and to escape the sometimes overwhelming reality of what is going on around me. Continue reading “Sunday read: What Lies Within”

Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions

Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions

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Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions

There’s no better press drop than a book drop in our home. And when it’s a young adult novel, there’s inevitably an argument about who gets to read the book first. The Girl Who Saw Lions by Berlie Doherty landed on my desk last week.

Abela is from a village in Tanzania and has lost everything. She’s forced to flee her home to Britain, where she is an illegal migrant.⠀ Continue reading “Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions”

Author, Ali Land, to launch her debut novel in SA

Author, Ali Land, to launch her debut novel in SA

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Author, Ali Land, to launch her debut novel in SA

Ali Land, author of one of the most extraordinary, controversial and explosive literary debuts of 2017, with be launching her book Good Me Bad Me to Cape Town audiences in September. She will be participating in a number of events at the Open Book Festival between September 6 and 10

She will also be at the following venues:

  • Elsie’s River Library on September 7 at 11am
  • Kalk Bay book store at 5.30pm
  • Fishhoek Library on September 8 at 10am
  • Exclusive Books Cavendish on Stepember 14 at 6.30pm.

Take a look at my review of Good Me Bad Me earlier this year.

You can also read an extract from the book and  a Q&A with Ali Land here.

  • Good Me Bad Me is published by Penguin Random House

 

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.

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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.

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