Top Ten Books I would recommend to someone who doesn’t read South African literature

This week’s meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish states: Top Ten Books I’d Recommend To Someone Who Doesn’t Read X. In my case, South African Authors. I consider myself to be a global citizen, but at the same time I remain a patriot and ever-proud of my country. We have excellent authors, have a look!

Book Review: Uglies

As a rule, I do not review non-medical books on this blog, unless it forms part of a Top Ten Tuesday. However, since my recent discovery of the myriad of book blogs, Goodreads and the ability to read while maintaining my schedule has led to me rather bravely attempting a bookish challenge, I have decidedContinue reading “Book Review: Uglies”

Book Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

As a rule, I do not review non-medical books on this blog, unless it forms part of a Top Ten Tuesday. However, since my recent discovery of the myriad of book blogs, Goodreads and the ability to read while maintaining my schedule has led to me rather bravely attempting a bookish challenge, I have decidedContinue reading “Book Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

Questions of Book Lust

Sophie from Her library adventures adapted these for a recent blog post of hers – these questions are the original questions for a bookworm.  And then after, it was stolen by bookgrrl and then by Cassandra. And then I stole it. I needed some respite from hard work and many deceased. I haven’ been ableContinue reading “Questions of Book Lust”

TTT: Top Books I Read in 2011

Top Ten Tuesdays is an original meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week: the top ten books I read in 2011. As stated ad nauseum, I don’t read too much lately – sadly. These are some of the favourites I managed to scrape together. Perhaps the acquisition of my iPad will changeContinue reading “TTT: Top Books I Read in 2011”

TTT: …and the season of receiving?

In my family, Christmas is a cozy affair. We aim to buy well-thought through gifts, but they are not generally excessive or expensive. And I don’t mind at all. I love being loved and splashy gifts are not a necessity. However, if money was not an issue, these would be the top ten books onContinue reading “TTT: …and the season of receiving?”

Book Review: Three Letter Plague

By now, followers of this blog will know that one book – a book about AIDS – prompted my medical career. Earlier this year, I met a dynamic young History professor, who recommended I read Three Letter Plague by Jonny Steinberg. Last week I finally read it. Sold as Sizwe’s Test in the USA, thisContinue reading “Book Review: Three Letter Plague”