Echoes by Danielle Steel

I got this book from a colleague who wanted to get rid of some books and I was all too happy to get them off her hands. The book is set in times of the Holocaust, focusing on two lives. One with lost love and the other finding love. Beata Wittgenstein was born into aContinue reading “Echoes by Danielle Steel”

My Own Liberator – Dikgang Moseneke

This read was a journey for me. It wasn’t a book I would normally read and it certainly showed in the time it took me to get through it. I think my sister and I first mentioned receiving these books about 4 months ago – they came at a time our excitement for new readsContinue reading “My Own Liberator – Dikgang Moseneke”

Cakes in Space – Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Would you like to start a new life on planet Nova Mundi? I certainly wouldn’t mind! Except that the journey takes ONE HUNDRED & NINETY-NINE years to get there. And so we join in on the journey with Astra, her parents and baby brother, Alf, as they head to a new planet called Nova Mundi,Continue reading “Cakes in Space – Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre”

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith has a new fan. Me! McCall Smith is one of those really cool authors that you always hear about but never really get around to actually reading. That was my relationship with McCall Smith. Until my neighbour reminded me about him and I coincidentally found his first book, The No. 1 Ladies’Continue reading “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith”

The Deadly 7 – Garth Jennings

ARE YOU READY FOR A MONSTER MISSION? goes the question at the back of the book. Note to self: Don’t attempt to write a book review a bajillion years after you’ve read the book. Disclaimer: I will now attempt to write a book review a bajillion years after I’ve read the book. Not because theContinue reading “The Deadly 7 – Garth Jennings”

Lies – T M Logan

A huge thank you to the folks over at The Pigeonhole. You’re an amazing bunch and I always look forward to your emails arriving in my inbox. You best give a girl a holla when you’re on South African shores! I command you right now to read up on The Pigeonhole and the wonderful workContinue reading “Lies – T M Logan”

Good Morning, Mr Mandela – Zelda la Grange

Once again I write a review some days after putting the book down and I’m starting to think that it is a worthwhile exercise because it allows the book to truly sink in and continue to live with me, long after turning the last page. Come, let me share with you the experience of readingContinue reading “Good Morning, Mr Mandela – Zelda la Grange”

Things Unseen – Pamela Power

Perhaps it’s a good thing that I’m only writing this review a long-ish time after putting the book down. (But also because time hasn’t been on my side. If I am at all completely honest with myself!) There is such richness of themes in Things Unseen that I keep mulling over and I hope toContinue reading “Things Unseen – Pamela Power”

Fifty Shades Darker – E L James

Book 2 of the Sex Series (because it is just so full of it – the sex) and I couldn’t put it down. I started this book immediately after finishing Book 1 (Fifty shades of Grey: catch the review here) and though it isn’t a book you read if you are looking for intellectual stimulation,Continue reading “Fifty Shades Darker – E L James”