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    The Madams

    Author: Zukiswa Wanner Publication year: 2006 Genre: Fiction Chick lit hasn’t always been my go to genre but I am always willing to try something new. This was a great read to dip my toes in with. I went in expecting to laugh and what a laugh but there were some heart wrenching moments. Synopsis When Thandi decides she’s done with being a super mom  to her five-year-old son, a Super slut to her man and a Superwoman to her staff at the tourism board. She realises she needs to concede to the great South African bourgeois accessory: a maid. And since she doesn’t have the heart to boss a ‘sister’…

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    Lean In

    Author: Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell Year of Publication: 2013 Genre: Non Fiction Molweni, a friend of mine has been recommending I read this book that has become affectionately known by some as the modern feminist manifesto. When looking to start this year on a high note and prepare myself mentally I knew I had to achieve this by finally reading lean in and I am really glad I did so. “I have written this book to encourage women to dream big, forge a path through the obstacles, and achieve their full potential. I am hoping that each woman will set her own goals and reach for them with gusto. …”…

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    Alto Wine Estate {Review}

    January 26 2019 will forever be etched in my heart as the night I got to watch James Morrison live. I have always been a huge fan of his, his music has gotten me through some break ups and I have even performed his songs for talent competitions. This day will also be etched in my memory for being the day that I visited one of my new found favourite quaint wine estates. On arrival I was taken away by how picturesque, relaxed, very lush and green it was and I could just tell we were in for a treat.   Wine tasting options Full disclosure I only knew Alto…

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    These things really do happen to me

    Author: Khaya Dlanga Publication year: 2018 Genre: Non fiction I first heard of Khaya Dlanga when he was a budding comedian I was sad to hear he was solely focusing on his nine to five in advertising. I have since learnt it’s not quite a loss as he is fighting the aircon wars in corporate South Africa one remote at a time. That’s why when I saw this book, I knew I had to read it, the book cover said only his mom liked it but against my better judgement I still read it. Synopsis Khaya describes everyday experiences that have shaped his life. He recounts amusing anecdotes from chasing…

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    Fat butcher the steakhouse every meat lover needs to experience

    On my first night in Stellies my friends wanted to treat me and took me to the fat butcher. Honestly I found the name odd later on I found myself wanting to name my child after them, don’t judge me, yet. On arrival we were seated inside upstairs as the outside we wanted was quite packed. I would encourage one to book beforehand it’s quite popular, with good reason. I found the deco stylish it reminded me of those barnyards that have been refurbished into something modern. The book lover in me loved the book shelves had to stop myself from heading over and choosing a book The service I…

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    Brida

    Author: Paulo Coelho Publication year: 1990 Genre: Spiritual “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” Molweni! As you all may know I am a huge Paulo Coelho fan and so when I found out this story is about finding ones’ soulmate I couldn’t wait to carve out some time and read it. Brida is a story that set in Ireland in the 1980s and one of its themes being witchcraft I couldn’t wait to discover how well known places like Stonehenge and druids would be incorporated. I loved the descriptions of the forest. “The process of finding ourselves is called…

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    Sweet Medicine- Book Review

    Author: Panashe Chigumadzis Publication year:  2015 Genre: Fiction Hey there my awesome readers hope you are keeping well and that in 2019 you are kicking butt and taking names. For our first book review for the year I am reviewing debut novel Sweet medicine by Panashe Chigumadzi. One of my favourite things about summertime and being on holiday is that there is more time for novels and I can read a book a day.  I am always looking for more local authors to read and when I came across this book I just knew I had to read it. “Tsitsi and the rest of the nation who now found themselves…

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    Isabel Cosa Spring, Summer 2018/2019 Launch

    I had the privilege of being invited to  the Isabel Cosa fashion show where they were launching their Spring, Summer 2018/2019 collection. With their tagline sophisticated chic I knew I was in for a treat.   The Brand Gugu Fortuin who sits as its creative director named the brand after her mother Isabel Khoza ( spelled in Portuguese as Cosa, as a nod to her Mozambican father). She started and runs it from East London also selling through some boutique shops in Port Elizabeth. Saturday also served as the launch of the online store.The Isabel Cosa woman is confident within herself not afraid to set goals and work at achieving…

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    Some of my all time favourite reads….

    I am in this really weird phase of my reading life where I pick up a book and go “oh wow you look interesting” three chapters in I find or rather I am suggested a new book and I go “oh wow you look interesting”. Ladies and gentlemen I am five books in and none completed. The book-worm in me is like my dear loyal readers are dying waiting for me to review a book (Uhm I checked the local news no such happening, false alarm folks). Seriously though I thought let me give you a review of some my favorite books that I have read, perhaps today’s post might…

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    Everything I never told you book review

      Category: Suspense and Thriller (Literary Fiction) Jhuuuu (hands on my head) that’s all I can say after putting down this beautiful yet tragic family portrait that is “Everything I never told you”. I went in expecting one thing but ended up getting another, I expected to just be another reader but I ended up being a Hannah. For the first time in a long time I was emotionally invested in the characters even went through a mourning period after the last sentence. This debut novel by Celeste Ng (pronounced Ing) is set in 1970s America in small town-Ohio (where diversity is still frowned upon). It centers on the sudden…