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Mishandel, misbruik, misken by Carla van der Spuy

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… Continue reading Mishandel, misbruik, misken by Carla van der Spuy

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A book where fiction, raw truth and courage meet.

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.… Continue reading A book where fiction, raw truth and courage meet.

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A Transgender Life

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. I was naive in my thinking that I… Continue reading A Transgender Life

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5 Night Plan: A guide to strong and grounded relationships – REVIEW

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… Continue reading 5 Night Plan: A guide to strong and grounded relationships – REVIEW

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#SCARS

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… Continue reading #SCARS

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“I would die for you, but I won’t live for you.”

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… Continue reading “I would die for you, but I won’t live for you.”