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Tony Leon on Mandela's politics

2014-06-02 12:30

In his latest book, Tony Leon discusses the many interactions he had with the country's first democratic president.

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Author, Nadia Davids reads the very first words from this month's book of the month, An Imperfect Blessing.

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Your #BookSelfie pics

2014-04-09 09:30

Our readers joined in on the #BookSelfie trend.

Yes, your hobby actually can become your career

2014-03-18 10:30

Just ask author Karen Rose, who started out as a chemical engineer and went on to become one of the biggest, international and best-selling female crime fiction authors in the world.

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Just ask author Karen Rose, who started out as a chemical engineer and went on to become one of the biggest, international and best-selling female crime fiction authors in the world.

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Publisher/Author Tim Richman discusses his new book, Ja Well No Fine, which gives a general guide to what makes living in South Africa such a unique experience.

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This is why South Africa is such a special country

2014-02-12 09:00

South Africa is a truly unique nation, from our controversial politicians, to our assorted cultural beliefs

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Top 5 Halloween reads

2013-11-04 14:45

From weapon welding madmen to supernatural terrors, browse through our gallery to rediscover some of history’s greatest horror novels.

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Top 5 Halloween reads

2013-11-01 13:30

From weapon welding madmen to supernatural terrors, browse through our gallery to rediscover some of history’s greatest horror novels.

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Are you a book snob?

2013-10-29 12:00

Are Mills &Boon, Danielle Steel and Jackie Collins’ novels too mediocre for you? You’re not alone. These readers are fussy too – here’s why.

The Anti-Hero who should have lived

2013-08-22 18:00

Some characters stay with you longer than others. For Tammy February, that one character is Severus Snape of Harry Potter fame.

Best female fictional characters

2013-08-08 13:21

Everyone has that one heroine they love above all others. Here are some your favourites.

How to Eat a Cupcake

2012-08-27 12:00

Have you ever wondered how you eat a cupcake? Is it a calculated dissembling? Or do you merely devour the cupcake faster than it takes for you to breathe in?

Criminal

2012-08-13 12:00

Karin Slaughter is back with yet another spine-chillingly good crime thriller.

Burned

2012-07-31 12:00

The newcomer on the Scandinavian crime scene promises a very satisfying series.

Abandon

2012-07-31 12:00

A new and altogether unique retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth, as told through the eyes of Meg Cabot.

How to Eat a Cupcake

2012-07-31 12:00

Have you ever wondered how you eat a cupcake? Is it a calculated dissembling? Or do you merely devour the cupcake faster than it takes for you to breathe in?

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

2012-07-31 12:00

A beautiful story about a boy trying to heal from the pain of losing his father and ends up changing his life and the lives of the scores of New Yorkers he encounters.

Hot Winter Reads

2012-04-24 12:58

From the latest novel by Sophie Kinsella to the hottest in South African fantasy fiction, these books make for the perfect reading experience.

The Removal of Mbeki

2012-03-14 13:56

Reverend Frank Chikane takes an in-depth look at the process of Thabo’s ejection from office as the President of SA.

The Skype Book Club

2010-12-20 13:51

What kind of Book Club involves two hours chatting, three different time zones, five different countries, six friends and no books whatsoever?

The Rainbow Has No Pink

2010-06-28 11:26

Professional critics would use the words "gritty" and "gripping" to describe this superb first novel by Hamish Hoosen Pillay. The Rainbow has no Pink is precisely that and so much more.

Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

2010-05-11 09:21

Multi-faceted and educational, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas is both an utterly brilliant and deranged classic read.

Book du jour

2010-02-08 11:30

Book on every best seller list? Please don't try to shove it down Adele Hamilton's throat.

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

2009-12-21 11:19

Journey into the world of a 12-year-old mapmaking genius whose annotations, anecdotes, magical maps and drawings will keep you reading for hours.

 

Tony Leon on Mandela's politics

2014-05-29 11:49

In his latest book, Tony Leon discusses the many interactions he had with the country's first democratic president.

Books covered in human flesh? Ew

2014-04-09 10:30

You'd think that the library would probably be one of the last places where you find anything even remotely icky. Well, you were wrong.

Top 5 book villians

2014-03-27 11:30

There’s just something about sinister characters lurking in dark corners armed with malevolent agendas that gets our pulses racing. Check out our top 5 villains gallery.

Yes, your hobby actually can become your career

2014-03-12 10:30

Just ask author Karen Rose, who started out as a chemical engineer and went on to become one of the biggest, international and best-selling female crime fiction authors in the world.

The best and worst aspects of living in Mzantsi

2014-02-13 11:41

Are you a South African who enjoys reading hilarious and tongue-in-cheek books that accurately depict the world around you? Then this book is for you.

When truth is stranger than fiction in the real lives of authors

2014-01-20 11:12

We all know the fictional stories these authors brought us, but did you know about these true stories from their lives?

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Top 5 Halloween reads

2013-11-03 12:30

From weapon welding madmen to supernatural terrors, browse through our gallery to rediscover some of history’s greatest horror novels.

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Are you a die-hard Bridget Jones fan?

2013-10-29 12:45

Take a sneak peek into the life of your favourite fictional heroine through the author's eyes.

Are you a book snob?

2013-10-28 14:12

Are Mills &Boon, Danielle Steel and Jackie Collins’ novels too mediocre for you? You’re not alone. These readers are fussy too – here’s why.

The Anti-Hero who should have lived

2013-08-20 14:38

Some characters stay with you longer than others. For Tammy February, that one character is Severus Snape of Harry Potter fame.

Reading to avoid reality

2012-09-18 15:47

Is it wrong to use fiction as a crutch to cope with all the negative things society (and life) keeps throwing our way?

A Humble Companion

2012-08-20 12:00

A unique perspective on the fascinating story of ‘mad’ King George and his large family

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

2012-08-06 12:00

A beautiful story about a boy trying to heal from the pain of losing his father and ends up changing his life and the lives of the scores of New Yorkers he encounters.

Kingdom of Strangers

2012-07-31 12:00

Kingdom of Strangers is less a mystery novel than a portrait of Saudi society, but fans of crime fiction will no doubt appreciate the investigative techniques described in this gripping novel.

The Stories of Eva Luna

2012-07-31 12:00

A beautiful collection of short stories that showcases just why Isabel Allende is the queen of magic realism.

A Humble Companion

2012-07-31 12:00

A unique perspective on the fascinating story of ‘mad’ King George and his large family

Criminal

2012-07-31 12:00

Karin Slaughter is back with yet another spine-chillingly good crime thriller.

Author interview: Lesley Pearse

2012-03-28 13:25

We chat to Lesley Pearse bestselling author of Belle, about her recent trip to South Africa and her latest novel, The Promise.

9 Books you MUST read

2012-01-11 16:15

Seriously. Your life is incomplete if you haven’t picked up these books. Our readers round up their favourite hidden gems.

Books that make you uncomfortable

2010-10-12 14:03

Ever read a book that has taken you out of your comfort zone? Tammy shares her most recent experience.

The Rainbow Has No Pink

2010-06-04 11:26

Professional critics would use the words "gritty" and "gripping" to describe this superb first novel by Hamish Hoosen Pillay. The Rainbow has no Pink is precisely that and so much more.

The big book surprise

2010-03-16 11:54

Sometimes the book you'd normally avoid could end up being one of the best books you’ve read...

Sympathy for the murderer

2010-01-26 14:40

Is it important to like the character of a book? Tammy February says it certainly keeps her reading.

People of the Book

2009-12-07 09:17

An ancient text holds the secrets of those who have lived and died to protect it.

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