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2019: THE YEAR THAT WAS…

  15kg lighter, 7 new countries, 12 books read, 30+ books given away, half-way through my debt-freedom journey, and I dropped out of University – 2019 was a year to remember. Thank you Lord. #GratefulHeart   15 kg lighter  It is a secret no more that this year in May I have adopted the Banting/Keto… Continue reading 2019: THE YEAR THAT WAS…

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Colour me yellow (Thuli Nhlapo)

  Sho! It is shocking, it is real, it is painful and it is brutally honest. I guess when one comes from a family with a loving mother and father one can’t really relate to struggles faced by others in their journey towards identity. I am very proud of and equally shocked by how raw… Continue reading Colour me yellow (Thuli Nhlapo)

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Not a penny more, Not a penny less (Jeffrey Archer)

I almost gave up on this book a couple of pages in. The first couple of pages are heavily technical with detailed explanations and comments on the stock market and economics. Although these are subjects I have an interest in, since I wanted to read for pleasure and to relax while on vacation, the book… Continue reading Not a penny more, Not a penny less (Jeffrey Archer)

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How to make your first million (Warren Ingram)

For a book that’s not a novel, this book was a pleasant surprise to read. It was not boring at all and as such I read it in two days. Warren was very successful in making difficult concepts easy to understand and I now get why the book is so repetitive. If you are hearing… Continue reading How to make your first million (Warren Ingram)

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Without a silver spoon (Eddie Iroh)

On my 12th birthday my mom gave me a box full of books. These were books she read as a young lady and books she discovered during her tenure as a teacher. This was one of the books read at one of the schools she taught at and I never got around to reading it.… Continue reading Without a silver spoon (Eddie Iroh)

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The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

With over 65 million sold copies and translations into 80 languages (holds Guinness World Record for the most translated book by a living author), I needed to find out for myself what the book was all about. Those are some serious accolades. I didn’t read any reviews before writing this one because with such a… Continue reading The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

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A Voice in the Wind (Francine Rivers)

I love Francine Rivers! Wow! Honestly, she doesn’t cease to amaze me. This is one of the oldies but only got around to reading it now. The story is simply about holding on to one’s faith and sharing it with those around you in situations that don’t call for that. Courage and passion fill the… Continue reading A Voice in the Wind (Francine Rivers)

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Big Magic (Liz Gilbert) 

2016, Bloomsbury, Pages: 276 This book is fantastic!!! It has been quite a long time since I've since read a book, especially a self-help one at that which has affected me like this one has. Creativity is frustrating territory and Liz Gilbert has managed to tackle the subject with so much ease while hitting the… Continue reading Big Magic (Liz Gilbert) 

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117 Days (Ruth First)

An account of confinement and interrogation under the South African ninety-day detention law Introduction by husband, Joe Slovo, 1998 (first published in 1965), Bloomsbury, ISBN: 0-7475-0233-1, Pages: 144 In December 2015 I visited Robben Island with a friend, Selaelo Letsoalo and halfway through the tour we stopped at the little Island tuck-shop where people could… Continue reading 117 Days (Ruth First)

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Bitches Brew (Fred Khumalo)

2006, Jacana Media, ISBN: 978-1-77009-190-0, Pages: 326  Joint winner of the European Union Literary Award 2005 This book was a little on the slow start for me. I read it over a couple of months because there were pages that were gripping and others I just skimmed over. There were many paragraphs I could have… Continue reading Bitches Brew (Fred Khumalo)