Book Review, Business, Personal Development

Review: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss [Penguin Random House]

“We all need fuel. Without the assistance, advice, and inspiration of others, the gears of our mind grind to a halt, and we’re stuck with nowhere to go.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger For the last two years, Ferriss has interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs… Continue reading Review: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss [Penguin Random House]

Book Review, Contemporary, Non-Fiction

Review: The Spy by Paulo Coelho [Penguin Random House]

“Memories are full of caprice, where images of things we’ve experienced are still capable of suffocating us through one small detail or insignificant sound.” The worldwide bestselling author, Paulo Coelho, returns with a new novel titled The Spy. In this novel, Coelho takes its readers on a journey through early 20th century Europe, with a… Continue reading Review: The Spy by Paulo Coelho [Penguin Random House]

Book Review, Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Review: The Bone Collection by Kathy Reichs [Penguin Random House]

“I’d seen so much death. Corpses whole and partial, known and unknown. Lives ended in every conceivable manner. From the very old to the very young, male and female. At times cause was apparent, at other times a puzzle requiring prolonged assessment and all my acuity.” The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy… Continue reading Review: The Bone Collection by Kathy Reichs [Penguin Random House]

Bookstores, Feature

The Best Second-Hand Bookstores in Cape Town – part 1

"Bookstores always remind me that there are good things in this world" - Vincent Van Gogh Here are some of the best second hand bookstores I’ve been to in Cape Town, South Africa: Kalk Bay Books This little bookstore is situated in the hub of Kalk Bay, right on the main road. It stocks a… Continue reading The Best Second-Hand Bookstores in Cape Town – part 1

Book Review, Crime, Fiction, Thriller

Review: Cross The Line by James Patterson [Penguin Random House]

“Obsession has been a staple in the recipe book of murder since time immemorial. Sometimes obsession is a major ingredient. Other times, obsession is the oven that makes things too hot to handle” Alex Cross is back and James Patterson is at it again with another action-packed crime thriller from the Cross series! Shots ring… Continue reading Review: Cross The Line by James Patterson [Penguin Random House]

Book Review, Current Affairs, Non-Fiction, Politics

5 Things Christine Qunta Got Right About South African Society

"South Africa is a dishevelled society in which two groups with disparate goals share one geographical space. It is a country where forgiveness is overrated and justice underrated. For these reasons, South Africans are perhaps as far from being a nation in 2016 as they were in 1994." Christine Qunta’s latest book Why we are… Continue reading 5 Things Christine Qunta Got Right About South African Society

Book Review, Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Review: James Patterson – Cross Justice

“I followed the adage that if you really want to learn about someone, you should just shut up and listen.” – James Patterson This is James Patterson’s latest book in the Alex Cross series. Once again, Patterson continues to bring to life one of his most iconic characters in yet another thrilling chapter of the… Continue reading Review: James Patterson – Cross Justice

Book Review, Personal Development

Review: Robin Sharma – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

“Time slips through our hands like grains of sand, never to return again. Those who use time wisely from an early age are rewarded with rich, productive and satisfying lives.” – Robin Sharma Quite frankly, I did not know what to expect before reading this book. I read the title and I asked myself, “Why… Continue reading Review: Robin Sharma – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Book Review, Fiction, Thriller

Review: Gillian Flynn – Sharp Objects

“The face you give the world tells the world how to treat you.” – Gillian Flynn Sharp Objects is Flynn’s debut novel. Like many, I was first drawn to Flynn’s writing after her third novel Gone Girl made headlines as the #1 New York Times Bestseller and later appeared on the big screen wowing audiences… Continue reading Review: Gillian Flynn – Sharp Objects

Book Review, Non-Fiction, Personal Development

Review: Stephen R. Covey – The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons In Personal Change

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They’re either speaking or preparing to speak.” – Stephen R. Covey Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People presents readers with a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. In doing so, Covey… Continue reading Review: Stephen R. Covey – The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons In Personal Change