Dear friends and other interesting creatures, Lost Daughter is the story of three very different women who join a support group where they are the only members. They are separated from their children for very real and emotional taxing reasons. The main storyline concentrates on Rachel. Rachel is separated from her artist husband and they… Read More Book Review: Lost Daughter by Ali Mercer
Mishandel, misbruik, misken by Carla van der Spuy My rating: 2 of 5 stars I often receive books for review from publishers or authors but this book, I purchased. I was wondering why I have not heard anything about it, not a whisper. Now I know why. Like other South Africans I have read the… Read More Mishandel, misbruik, misken by Carla van der Spuy
Umbilicus: An autobiographical novel by Paula Gruben My rating: 4 of 5 stars The character, Charlotte and I are roughly the same age. I could identify with the person, the culture, the language and what living in South Africa was like as a teenager growing up during the time period the book is written in.… Read More A book where fiction, raw truth and courage meet.
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, On the evening of the launch, I purchased a copy of Anastacia Thomson’s book, “A Transgender Life in South Africa” . The book is a first hand account of a woman, who was assigned male at birth, due to external genitalia.
Rich Simmonds’s 5 Night plan, truly does holds up an honest mirror in the face of relationships. Embrace the view. – Dr Steve Maraboli New York, USA Rich Simmonds 5 Night Plan suggests a fresh perspective on relationships and how to approach a potential long-term, concrete romantic relationship. Personally I think the book is more… Read More 5 Night Plan: A guide to strong and grounded relationships – REVIEW
Dear friends and other interesting creatures, I ran into @FerdiWG and his gorgeous wife @DianiGernandt at @joburgtheatre and asked what they are working on. Two of the most sincere, truly abundantly talented, down to earth people I have ever met. We spoke a bit and I asked @FerdiWG to forward me some details. I have many teenagers… Read More #SCARS
An Appetite for Peas by Casey B. Dolan My rating: 4 of 5 stars As many good things start, reading Casey’s book was mentioned in a tweet. After chatting to Casey and finding her delightfully real, the review was on! “An Appetite for Peas” is Casey’s journey in becoming who she is today within herself,… Read More An Appetite for Peas
Drug Muled: Sixteen Years in a Thai Prison by Joanne Joseph My rating: 4 of 5 stars I bought the book because I am friends with the publisher, on Face Book, and I read how it was flying off the shelves in bookstores. I could not find it available in a Kindle version which was… Read More Drug Muled: Sixteen Years in a Thai Prison
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Usually, I have much to say, but this book was far too delicate for me to even suggest I could discuss character building and such. It’s a rose petal. Smell. Savour. Remember. Wow! The book is geared to the young adult market I presume, but it… Read More “I would die for you, but I won’t live for you.”
Shattered Lives : The story of Advocate Barbie by Laurie Pieters, Liezl Thom My rating: 3 of 5 stars The book captures the saga surrounding the relationship between Cezanne Visser and Dirk Prinsloo. A sordid tale of a mousey girl with a brilliant mind but low self-esteem. Cezanne comes across as naïve and dazzled by the… Read More Shattered Lives