Month: September 2017

Literary Birthday – 30 September – Ta-Nehisi Coates

Happy Birthday, Ta-Nehisi Coates, born 30 September 1975 Nine Quotes The best part of writing is not the communication of knowledge to other people, but the acquisition and synthesizing of knowledge for oneself. I was made for the library, not the classroom. The classroom was…

Literary Birthday – 30 September – Eileen Chang

Eileen Chang was born 30 September 1920 and died 8 September 1995 Nine Quotes True immersion in the atmosphere of life usually takes place spontaneously. It isn’t something that can be forced or willed into being. All a writer can strive for is to live…

Writing Prompts For October 2017

"Writing prompts have saved me on more than one occasion. Some days I come to the page with enthusiasm, words brimming, stories bubbling. Other days, not so much. I struggle, I fight, and I make coffee. A writing prompt forces me to write." ~Mia Botha Editor’s…

Book Review – Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index

Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel (Penguin Books) ISBN: 978-0-141-37642-4 Juniper’s sister dies and her world collapses, but life is calling and she must go back to school. Juniper always wrote a Happiness Index that she used to keep track of the good things…

Book Review – The BIG Book of Animal Stories

The BIG Book of Animal Stories (Struik Children) ISBN: 9781432308742 From different authors and illustrators, The BIG Book of Animal Stories is composed of eight stories, beautifully illustrated. The book is also available in Afrikaans as Die GROOT Boek met Dierestories. Zebra receives an invitation from…
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