Top Ten Books that broke my heart a little…

The anti-valentine this year, The Broke and the Bookish asks which books broke our hearts a little. I had to give this one quite a lot of thought. I am not a particularly romantic person. So, when I say it broke my heart, I mean it made me sad. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! DUE WARNING WILL BEContinue reading “Top Ten Books that broke my heart a little…”

Top Ten Books I would recommend to someone who doesn’t read…

This week’s meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish asks for the Top Ten Books you would recommend to someone who says they don’t like to read. I have quite a few of those in my life. Basically I’m choosing some of the best of the widest spectrum I can imagine, hoping that atContinue reading “Top Ten Books I would recommend to someone who doesn’t read…”

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!

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”

Book Review: A Life in Pieces

This past year, one of my modules was Psychiatry. Matters of psychiatry have the potential to scare me, having heard of patients who tried to harm my fellow students. My clinical psychiatry rotation will take place in my fifth year, and I am trying to build my knowledge and my confidence sufficiently so as toContinue reading “Book Review: A Life in Pieces”

Book Review: Disease

My favourite part about short respites from med school is being able to go to the library and get awesome books to read. I get bored easily (my biggest problem while studying), so I don’t hesitate when I find a medical book that looks half interesting. Disease by Mary Dobson is one such book. It chroniclesContinue reading “Book Review: Disease”

My Fave Kiddie Reads

As mentioned before, my mom has largely been fuel to the fire of my passion for reading. She loves finding books that I will enjoy, and most often she is right. She was one of the people who contributed to me learning to read at such a young age; by teaching me to read theContinue reading “My Fave Kiddie Reads”

Review: 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa

Today is World AIDS Day. I have been threatening to write about the book that lead to me studying Medicine, and this appears to be the best day to do so. I was 18, in my final year of high school and set to study law the next year, scholarship in hand. My mum hasContinue reading “Review: 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa”