The Creakers – Tom Fletcher

My taste in books seems to have massive leaps between genre’s the only ones I can never get into are period/war type novels. Lately it’s more YA and psychological but I got The Creakers by Tom Fletcher a while back and it’s what I grabbed off my shelf of to read this week. I LOVEDRead more

[WIN – CLOSED] The Secret Book Box

There is no doubting the fact that I love reading. It’s always been my way to escape to somewhere that is just better than whatever is here. And it’s a comfort. An adventure. A way to make new friends and see new worlds without even having to leave the sofa. Lately I’ve found Fysh reading toRead more

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index – Julie Israel

Driving home from a July 4th party Juniper and her older sister get into a car accident and only one survives and the other is left trying to pick up the pieces and find ways to deal with the grief. Since her sister Camille’s death, Juniper Lemon keeps track of her happiness by writing dailyRead more

About last night – Catherine Alliott

about last night

The good reads synopsis really does the summary of this book perfectly; it’s a funny, enthralling and heartwarming story of a woman who gets a second chance in life – but will she have the courage to take it Molly has moved from London to rural Herefordshire, chasing the Good Life. Swapping the tube forRead more

My (not so) perfect life – Sophie Kinsella

my not so perfect life

Sophie Kinsella is one of those predictable authors that you keep in your back pocket, you know that she isn’t going to disappoint and that her writing is going to be one of those perfect Sunday afternoon reads where you pour yourself a G&T and grab a comfy spot and tell the family you’ll seeRead more

my year in books

Every year I set a reading goal. A number of books to try and read before the year is out. For 2013 I read 185 books according to GoodReads (actually I read more but a lot of them were re-reads and GoodReads doesn’t count those) but then for 2014 I only read 20 books (withRead more

[WIN] double tickets to the pre-screening of INFERNO

I have read every single one of Dan Brown’s books and absolutely loved them though as of yet I haven’t read Inferno for some odd reason but I am definitely going to read it ASAP. In case you didn’t know, Inferno has been made into a movie! Robert Langdon is BACK! and to celebrate the releaseRead more

Being Boss by Jess Mouneimne

A while back this lovely lady I know decided to write a book on how to survive the first 1000 days of owning your own business based on her own experience and success.  I really love that she decided to share her knowledge and how she writes about succeeding as a boss woman while beingRead more

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Lisa Clark

The cookie jar Lisa Clark

A while back Penguin dropped off The Cookie Jar book by Lisa Clark and with it came some sample cookies from the book, the salted chocolate chunk ones and guys… I have been craving this cookie ever since. I can’t explain to you how good it is. Seriously, it’s one of those cookies where onceRead more

Books make me happy 

books

Yesterday was a pretty decent day considering the last few we’ve had. I paid my car thanks to some help and I even managed to do a small grocery shop so that was a total win. We’ll still need to make sure the eskom bill gets covered but at least I have until next week beforeRead more

For the love of lego

Lego party

I met Cindi via our online boook club when we had an event for authors where each author was given a day to take over and promote their book by doing a giveaway or interview or whatever. I won a copy of her book A Piece of My Heart which you really need to read.  Anyway, weRead more

[book review] The Brightest Star in the Sky – Chyemenn Santos

Lego party

Earlier this year we had to have our beautiful border collie put down. Joonbug was a rescue we got shortly after moving into our home, it’s a big house and I wanted the safety of a dog. Well it turned out she definitely wasn’t much of a watch dog (she was actually a scaredy catRead more

SURPRISE! you’re 50 now but we still love you

melkbos pottery studio

My mama turned the big FIVE OH on Saturday and we celebrated it with a surprise party at the pottery studio in Melkbosstrand that her friend owns :) It’s really a gem of a spot. We used to drive all the way to houtbay to paint pottery which was great and all that but itRead more

mortgage, rent, school fees and taxes for a 6 year old

monopoly pieces

** Not a sponsored post. Just sharing a great find. I mentioned the other day that Fysh has wanted a monopoly set for quite a while and was pretty distraught after the little incident where he “won” a set and then it was realised they gave it to the wrong people and took it back. TodayRead more

[BOOK REVIEW] Fool Me Once – Harlan Coben

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DAY TWENTY EIGHT > Mischief Managed

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! And to celebrate my birthday and my obsession with Harry Potter my equally obsessed friend Padfoot from Mischief Managed is gifting one of you some HP love :) Padfoot and I met on SM and immediately bonded over Potter, we’ve had many days since she moved to Cape Town where we just sitRead more

DAY TWENTY SEVEN > Book Box

I LOVE my monthly book delivery I get to review and I jump with joy when authors send me their books because yeah I may be a little book obsessed haha. So to spread the love of books I’m putting together a box full o fbook love for one of you. It’ll have a littleRead more