Ten Things That Should Be Written About

This post is scheduled a few weeks in advance as I am currently on a rural rotation without decent internet access. Responses to comments will thus be slower than usual. This week with The Broke and The Bookish we discuss our “reading wishlist” – in other words, things we wish authors would write about. Guys, thisContinue reading “Ten Things That Should Be Written About”

Top Ten Reads of 2013

Happy New Year! Well, almost. I think it is kind of fitting to end the year with a list of my favourite books of the year. This was hard, because books are awesome, and ratings often arbitrary. I read 79 books this year – and it’s not humble-brag or anything; I know that many peopleContinue reading “Top Ten Reads of 2013”

4th Annual End of Year Book Survey

I’m linking up with Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner for her awesome end-of-year bookish survey. This was hard because I don’t really take note of all these things while reading! But it was also good fun. What would my life be without books? Pretty empty. (The logos I’m using are from Jamie’s original post.)

Books I Wish for this Christmas

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is about our most anticipated 2014 releases, but I decided to jump a few weeks ahead and do the 24 December topic: Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me. Reasons being a) I’m not too phased about anticipating new releases because it takes a while to reach South Africa, usuallyContinue reading “Books I Wish for this Christmas”

100 Reasons for Gratitude

We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving as a holiday in South Africa, but last year I copied  Christine from Bookishly Boisterous in posting 100 things I’m thankful for, and I loved that exercise so much that I decided to do it again. I am combining it with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, which asks for ten things we areContinue reading “100 Reasons for Gratitude”

TTT: Books for South African Teens

This week on Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and The Bookish, the topic is Top Ten Books I’d Recommend to X Person. For my “person” I choose the average South African teen – young boys and girls of our country who grow up in difficult socio-economic circumstances. These are the books I’d recommend toContinue reading “TTT: Books for South African Teens”

Ten Favourite Character Names

I have a weird name, and when you have a weird name and you love genealogy, you get obsessed with the meanings of names. Mine has various meanings depending on translation, but can mean anything from “wished-for child” to “rebellion”. I believe names can influence who we become – my sister has a name meaningContinue reading “Ten Favourite Character Names”