Top Ten Series I’ve Not Yet Completed

For this week’s TTT, The Broke and the Bookish asks about our top ten series we haven’t finished reading (yet or indefinitely). I’m not one of those people who feels compelled to complete an entire series (whether I like it or not). I suppose Harry Potter, Dave Pelzer and The Hunger Games were an exception. So IContinue reading “Top Ten Series I’ve Not Yet Completed”

TTT: Starstruck Author Groupie

Earlier this year, at the Cape Town Book Fair, I met Robin Malan. Malan is a South African author and editor and one of my idols. He edited most of the English Alives in which I have published, and he was co-editor of Yes, I am! Writing by South African Gay Men.  So anways, I admireContinue reading “TTT: Starstruck Author Groupie”

TTT: We are what our thoughts have made us

I had an unintended reading-hiatus in my first few years at university and when I started reading again, I realised how much my brain had stagnated. Books make you think in general, but some books really develop your thoughts and thought-processes. Today’s TTT with The Broke and the Bookish is about those books that force you toContinue reading “TTT: We are what our thoughts have made us”

TTT: Spring has Sprung!

As always, my seasons are a little opposite than Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and the Bookish. That doesn’t really matter though, because the season rarely if ever influences what I read. [Is that normal?] I’ve been doing relatively well with my TBRs. I’ve read 50 books so far this year… and I thought IContinue reading “TTT: Spring has Sprung!”

TTT: Good Intentions, Bad Habits

After a short hiatus, I am joining up with Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and the Bookish again. This week we discuss our top (or should I say bottom) ten bookish confessions. I’m not really into the whole “must-feel-guilty-about-something” way of life, so I wasn’t 100% sure if this list would really accomplish anything, but hereContinue reading “TTT: Good Intentions, Bad Habits”

Book Tour and Giveaway: Praise of Motherhood

Phil Jourdan’s Praise of Motherhood is a memoir of sorts – a memoir of mourning. When his mother dies unexpectedly, Jourdan is left with memories of a mother who supported him through his troubled childhood, a mother who surely had some secret life, a mother who was his mother unabashed, regardless of any perceived faults.Continue reading “Book Tour and Giveaway: Praise of Motherhood”

Like a Freaky Friday, but on a Tuesday

Today on Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish we share which characters we would most like to change places with for twenty-four hours. I thought this would be easy as pie – turns out not! I realised that I read a LOT of messed up and dark books. For example, awesome as little RueContinue reading “Like a Freaky Friday, but on a Tuesday”

TTT: “Don’t You Remember?” and an OUreadathon Update

Books have always had a massive influence on my life, and I sometimes wonder if I hated my first three years of university so much because I forgot to read. In truth, I have difficulty understanding how people could not enjoy reading, but… I try my best not to be judgmental. Because I am full ofContinue reading “TTT: “Don’t You Remember?” and an OUreadathon Update”