Yes Man- A GREAT Read!

I meant to read Yes Man many moons ago when I found it at a charity shop for 5 ZAR (convert that into your currency, and you will understand what a score that was!).
When I bought it, I knew nothing about it apart from the fact that it spawned a Jim Carrey film adaptation. It seemed like a fun read but alas, it gathered dust on my shelf for months.

I picked it up again in February partly because I needed something I knew I would get through quickly, and also because it has red on its cover- symbolic of the month of love. Before I read it, I had a feeling that I would enjoy it. What I didn’t expect is that it would become a firm favourite- one of the best I have read in a while!

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A Wrinkle In Time- Review

After Reading The Lord of the Rings, my plan to reach the goal of 4 books was to read 3 tiny, light and easy books. I picked A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle because I had read it before and enjoyed it. But I read it so long ago, I forgot everything about it except the plot.

For those that don’t know, A Wrinkle in Time tells the story of a pair of young siblings who have to travel through space and time to rescue their father from a planet on which humans are brainwashed to perfection- and thereby enslaved.

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The Lord of the Rings- A Review

I kicked this year off with a book I really should have read years ago. Let it be known (and I say this with no shame) I did NOT want to read The Lord of the Rings.
For many years I tried to get through The Hobbit, but I just couldn’t move past Tolkien’s sing-song, simplified, “Suddenly!” style of writing.

In 2015 I tried to read it for the last time. I really couldn’t take his overrated writing and swore to myself that enough was enough- I will never attempt to read The Hobbit again. I just don’t like it. I have tried and tried and tried, and every experience was painful boredom.

So, when I decided that as a sworn fantasy fanatic I just had to bite the bullet and read the book that started it all, I was not looking forward to it.

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Book Reviews, Anyone?

Every year I tell myself that I will read at least 52 books. That’s a book a week- something I firmly believe should be the absolute minimum for bookworms.
Every year I fail. Last year I came close. I managed to read 30+ books, but it’s just not good enough.

This year, I put together a small book club in the hopes that if I actually tell people I have goals, maybe, just maybe, I will reach them.  The goal is to read at least 4 books a month, but alas, I have been failing at that too. At least I have been reading  consistently though!

I am mentioning this because I just realised that the 5 books I have read so far this year have all been brilliant. I am on a winning streak it seems!

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A Perfect Day

I guess not many people at the restaurant yesterday understood why I danced (by myself, in a parking lot, to no music) because there was a solar eclipse. It was for three reasons.

  • It was my birthday and I had every right to do so.
  • There was a solar eclipse which felt like a birthday present from the Sky.
  • I am the Skychild and the Sky makes me happy, and so I danced to express just how awesome my 25th Birthday was.

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I Told a Big, Fat Lie!

First and foremost, happy Valentine’s Day! I never used to make a big deal out of it, because I never really had anyone to share with it, but now that I do have a significant other, I enjoy making a fuss of things.

So, funny story;

It was 2016, exactly a year ago. It was the second Valentine’s Day I got to share with my Sweety, but we were long distance at the time, and there wasn’t much else I could do apart from giving him the gift of my voice.

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Character Creation for Lazy People

Inspiration is everywhere! Really and truly it is! Have a look at how I designed my characters and you’ll see that it requires almost no thought at all.

Damien Gloria Day, the main protagonist of The Fifth Warrior, was created in my likeness. I wanted to write a fantasy story about a coloured South African girl, because fantasy stories about coloured South African girls are few and far between (if they even exist). I always think of Damien as a prettier, taller, non-dreadlocked version of me.

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