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Book Review – The Midnight Line

The Midnight Line by Lee Child (Bantam Press) ISBN: 9780593078174 Jack Reacher sees a West Point class ring from 2005 in a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. The tiny ring obviously belonged to a  woman. Reacher, who graduated from West Point, wants to know…

Book Review – Finding My Virginity

Finding My Virginity by Richard Branson (Virgin Books) ISBN 9780753556122 Richard Branson certainly writes an engaging memoir, sprinkled with humour. It encompasses his many and various business business involvements such as Virgin Airlines, British Rail, Virgin Active Gym Club, and Virgin Money. He also describes…

Book Review – Find Your Why

Find Your Why by Simon Sinek (Penguin) ISBN 9780241279267 Renowned Ted Talk speaker and author, Simon Sinek provides a practical guide with tools to Find Your Why. He is also the author of Start with Why. Simon has an incredible ability to simplify complex processes. Find…

Book Review – Tug Of War

Tug Of War by Naomi Howarth (Jacana) ISBN: 9781431425822 Naomi Howarth, who is is also the author of The Crow's Tale, retells an old folklore story in her book, Tug of War. She uses beautiful illustrations that bring light-hearted pleasure to children. One beautiful sunny day, Tortoise decides to…

Book Review – Bonfire

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter (Hutchinson) ISBN: 9781786331038 Abby Williams returns to her home town after a ten year absence. During her decade away she has managed to distance herself from the town, and rebuild her identity as a tough environmental lawyer. Returning to Barrens, Indiana…

Book Review – Live Lead Learn

Live Lead Learn: My Stories of Life and Leadership by Gail Kelly (Pan Macmillan SA) ISBN: 9781770105881 Gail Kelly is well known for becoming the first female CEO of one of Australia’s big four banks. She was born in South Africa, where she worked at…

Book Review – Being A Black Springbok

Being A Black Springbok by Sibusiso Mjikeliso (Pan Macmillan SA) ISBN: 978-1-77010-544-7 This is Thando Manana's story. He was the third black Springbok player when he made his debut in 2000. He tells his story to Sibusiso Mjikeliso, editor of Kick Off magazine. Manana felt…

Book Review – The Standing Chandelier

The Standing Chandelier: A Novella by Lionel Shriver (The Borough Press) ISBN: 9780008265274 Can men and women ever be just friends? Lionel Shriver has written a story that examines the fine line between friendship and how people try to own each other in relationships. When Weston Babansky…

Book Review – What We Lose

What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons (4th Estate) ISBN: 978 0 00 824594 8 I find this book difficult to review. I’m not in agreement with many, who have raved about it. I found it fragmented, swinging between present and past and throwing in a…

Book Review – Maybe It’s You

Maybe It's You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. by Lauren Handel Zander (Piatkus) ISBN: 978-0-349-41748-6 Maybe It’s You is an entertaining, but sometimes long-winded, self-help book aimed at helping you find happiness and success. Lauren Handel Zander takes no prisoners in…
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