Greetings! It’s winter holidays in South Africa and I’ve had the two most marvelous weeks with two of my bestest friends in all the world. Sorry for the absence from the blogosphere, but my presence was on the beach spending time with near and dear ones and feeding my soul.
I did manage to get a bit of reading done and hope that I will be able to spend the next couple of days with my nose stuck in a book. The weather sure doesn’t permit one to do much else. Bit cold here you know…..
Onse Vaders (Our Fathers): A couple of weeks ago, I’ve told you about the afrikaans novel Plaasmoord (Weeping Waters) by Karin Brynard. Excellent read for all South Africans and those who would like to know about farm attacks and violence in South Africa. Onse Vaders (Our Fathers) is even better. I might go so far as to say it’s a must read.
The Giving Tree: No, I haven’t read it before. It’s a short little story that stays with you for a long time. If not forever. And it should.
Leaving Time: (Kindle) This book has been my Book Club selection for the past two months I still haven’t finished it! Started with it in all earnest on Saturday night and thankfully I’m sure I’ll have it finished in a couple of days. Leaving Time is one of those visual books. The pictures are vivid in my mind and I love the different narrators.
Sense and Sensibility:(Audio book) I don’t do romance. But the magic of Jane Austen can’t even escape a cynic like me.
Cross my heart, hope to read
As soon as I press publish now, I will pick up this one. I have to finish it this week! Next week will be Book Club and there is no way I will be able to sneak it back home.
What made it on and off your reading shelf this past week?
This post links up with It’s Monday! What are you reading? hosted by The Book Date.