I have stayed away from Tess Gerritsen books for a very good reason. I have five series I am already reading, I don’t need anymore to collect. Then along comes a stand-alone and I was sold. Dr Isles does put in a small cameo appearance, but not enough for me to worry about. The Bone … Continue reading The Bone Garden – Tess Gerritsen
Told from a unique perspective, Fear Killer is a book that draws you in. After the first 50 pages, you find yourself reading late into the night to find out what happens. It is the essence of a page-turner. Fear Killer is the story of Emily Perrit, a beautiful but timid young woman victimized by … Continue reading Fear Killer – David Burton
I have read some brilliant books this year. Here are my top 5
Every year for as long as I can remember I have set myself yearly reading challenges. This comes in the form of three tasks. You are welcome to take any of these for yourselves in 2019
What would you say if you only had 100 words a day? Would you tell your children you loved them? Would you read them a bedtime story? Would you ask them about their school day? This is the dilemma that Dr Jean McClellan faces every day. After she has reached her 100 a day limit, she is given an electric shock. Keep going above the limit and the shocks increase, until they can kill. Women in America are subjected to this treatment every day. Men are free to talk as much as they wish. Females from the age of 5 are restricted to 100 words every day.
Memoirs of a play-white is a beautifully crafted historical autobiography. Growing up in South Africa during Apartheid, Louiesa deals with her life as a 'play-white.' This amazing story details the life of Louiesa from before birth onwards. The autobiography is written in the third person. There are many times you have to remind yourself that … Continue reading Memoirs of a Play-White – Helene Louiesa Mynhardt
Writing lessons all authors should remember. I am an avid reader. No surprise there I have written many articles on reading. I also edit my own book review publication on Medium. Throughout my reading career, I have had many favourite authors. The ones that have fallen out of favour, I mean no disrespect to. It may … Continue reading 5 Writing Lessons From Authors Who Have Disappointed Me