Back to Stutterheim

We stayed in a little place called The Shire Eco Lodge. Wooden open-plan cabins that sleep four (two in bunk beds high up in the rafters). The Shire is in the middle of the Kologha Forest, and at night you hear the whistling of the wind through the trees. It’s magical. Stutterheim is not a city. It’s hardly even a town, and it shows in the millions of bright stars at night.

Discussing The Giver’s Relevance in GIFs

South African schools don’t really study The Giver by Lois Lowry as prescribed reading, so I finally read it last weekend. I had been putting it off for years but it is such a quick and easy read that I could read it in an afternoon. Guys, I had so many thoughts about it afterwards. On GoodReadsContinue reading “Discussing The Giver’s Relevance in GIFs”

Book Review: The Country of Ice Cream Star

My name be Ice Cream Fifteen Star. This be the tale of how I bring the cure to all  the Nighted States, save every poory children, brief for life. Is how a city die for selfish love, and rise from this same smallness.  Be how the new America begin, in wars against all hope – aContinue reading “Book Review: The Country of Ice Cream Star”

Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts #5

Linking up with Christine from Bookishly Boisterous for this post – the first time this year! In her words, It allows book bloggers (or any blogger, for that matter) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise.

Book Review: The Last Lecture

This year I rather bravely attempted a bookish challenge, consisting of reading many different genres. For the Philosophy category I read The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. For those of you who want to point out that this book isn’t actually philosophy, besides being philosophical… I get that now. But it was filed under philosophy andContinue reading “Book Review: The Last Lecture”

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”

Book Review: 1Q84

This year I rather bravely attempted a bookish challenge, consisting of reading many different genres. For the Modern Fiction category I read 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. I’m not going to enjoy writing this review. Because, to be clear from the get-go, I did not enjoy this book. The 1108 pages (ebook version) went by painfully slowly.Continue reading “Book Review: 1Q84”

TTT: So you liked Jodi?

I was sixteen and sick in bed when Mom bought me The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult. I loved it. There was something easy, but intense about it. Despite my feverish state, I couldn’t put it down. I quickly moved on to more of her books. I loved them all, I noticed a common thread. SheContinue reading “TTT: So you liked Jodi?”