“I’m so OCD” and other phrases you need to stop throwing around

2015-06-25 12:56

OCD and other mental health illnesses are not adorable personality traits... and this book really brings that point home.

Book review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

2015-05-29 12:57

A harrowing read that deals with the subject of surrogacy as a form of servitude, in a society that is dominated by wealthy and privileged royals unable to bear children of their own.

Book review: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

2015-05-26 15:14

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is elegant, beautiful and pensive, which is not something I can often say of books that also happen to be fantastic thrillers.

Book review: The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister

2015-05-26 15:14

A richly woven, descriptive tale of a little bit of magic, rising above one’s circumstances, the power of what we are willing to believe, and continual new beginnings.

Milhaus Food and Wine Bar reviewed

2015-05-19 14:07

Read the review and find out why Kate Liquorish will be back again and again.

Central One reviewed

2015-04-17 14:09

A wonderful restaurant (fantastically positioned for anyone in Sandton or using the Gautrain), with superb food and stunning views.

GBC reviewed

2015-04-09 14:44

Considering visiting GBC? Get the low-down from Kate Liquorish first.

Book review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

2015-03-31 13:51

Brand new suspense, Gone Girl style, by a slick, competent author.

An old tale draped in new skin: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

2015-03-31 11:46

A beautiful, bittersweet and delightfully subverted reimagining of a classic story that has been (and still is) enchanting both young and old since the age when fairy tales first began.

Book review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

2015-03-31 11:31

Big Little Lies: Think catty mothers, social snubs, schoolyard skandaal, little lies, big hatred and more twists than an aerial yoga class


AtholPlace reviewed

2015-06-01 15:55

Kate Liquorish reckons it looks like The Saxon has some competition…

Depression is not a one dimensional illness

2015-05-29 11:41

“It's my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.”

Book review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

2015-05-26 15:14

Ten years after his exquisite best-seller Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro is back with another unique and unpredictable work of literary skill.

Book review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

2015-05-26 15:14

Tense, disturbing and all-together terrifying, Bird Box is the kind of horror novel that will have you suffering from the worst kind of anxiety ever.

Dominated, sublimated and deconstructed down to body parts

2015-04-29 12:24

The shock, disbelief, the blaming, the shaming and the hatred of others - All the Rage by Courtney Summers is a book that depicts everything that might have happened to me had I stayed in my country after I was raped.

New Cinderella Movie is Downton Abbey meets GoT - and it's beautiful!

2015-04-10 15:50

Who doesn't want to experience a bit of romance and magic once in a while? The new Cinderella movie is all that. And more.

Book review: More Fool Me by Stephen Fry

2015-03-31 15:52

Yet another Stephen Fry memoir, but is this one as good as his last?

Book review: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

2015-03-31 11:52

“ Samantha Shannon has created an intricate world, and as readers we get the sense that she’s only showing us the tip of the iceberg.”

Book review: The Doll Collection edited by Ellen Datlow

2015-03-31 11:37

The problem with dolls, basically, is it that they’re “too human and still not human enough”.

Book review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

2015-03-31 10:47

The follow up to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Hodkin’s Evolution of Mara Dyer is a story filled with nail-biting tension, intense creepiness and spine-chilling moments.

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