• Book club,  Reviews

    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…

  • Book club,  Reviews

    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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    Inspire Mondays,  Lifestyle

    Be Brave and Let It Go

    For today’s #inspireMonday I would like you to get real with yourself, lying to ourselves serves absolutely no purpose. I am drawing inspiration from one of my favorite authors Paulo Coelho. What are you holding onto? Anger, disappointment? Old conversations, arguments or relationships that have passed their sell by date? The quote clearly states that it is not easy to let go (hence it requires bravery) but he says once you let go there is a reward: a new hello. A sort of trade, a beauty for your ashes. Dear reader I may not your pain, fears or reasons for holding on, but I do know holding on longer than…