The Book Thief
Book Reviews

Review: Book Thief by Markus Zusak

About Book Thief It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meagre existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she…

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The Uncertain Season
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Review: The Uncertain Season by Ann Howard Creel

About Uncertain Season Grace is a privileged 19-year-old girl who lives with her mother- Bernadette. She looks forward to a pleasant summer celebrating her engagement to a wealthy young gentleman. Things, however, change when her charming cousin, Etta comes to live with them after a scandalous past. Grace, in a reckless moment, reveals Etta’s scandalous past and as punishment, she…

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

About the book For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Mason doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth…

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Girl in the mist
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Book Review: Girl in the mist by S.T. Young

This is a psychological thriller that follows Nina Hernandez who previously worked as a secret agent. Nina had disappeared for 3 years without a trace and a naval intelligence agent, Rory O’Donnell finds her at a mental hospital. Rory begins the uphill task of getting her to trust him, saving her and escape from those who want to recapture. Will…

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Tea Reviews

Tea Review Kericho Gold- Sweet Pepper Mint

Another unique tea flavour that I had the opportunity of experiencing this week was Sweet Peppermint from Kericho Gold. The packaging is pure white. The front area has mint leaves and classified as a speciality infusion tea. I can’t wait to sample it. The ingredients include peppermint at 60% and Liquorice root at 40%. It also provides a warning for…

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The Darkest Child
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The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips

About the book Bakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, Rozelle’s, estimation, but she’s also the brightest. Rozelle–beautiful, charismatic, and light-skinned–exercises a violent hold over her children. Fearing abandonment, she pulls them from school at the age of twelve and…

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The Joys of Motherhood – Buchi Emecheta

About Joys of Motherhood A feminist literary classic by one of Africa’s greatest women writers, re-issued with a new introduction by Stéphane Robolin. First published in 1979, The Joys of Motherhood is the story of Nnu Ego, a Nigerian woman struggling in a patriarchal society. Unable to conceive in her first marriage, Nnu is banished to Lagos where she succeeds in becoming a…

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