Inside the mind of Aza is a terrible place to be.   WHAT IS IT ABOUT The latest John Green novel got published in October 2017. We know John Green from The Fault In Our Stars. Turtles all the way down is a young adult novel that tells us the story of Aza. She is a 16-year-old girl with obsessive-compulsive disorder. John Green himself suffered from this disorder when he was young. When a billionaire that lives close by suddenly disappears...

All the information you could ever need when you are looking for a new job.   WHAT IS IT ABOUT? As I’m writing this blog post, I am looking for a new job. Times are tough, and it is no longer unheard of to get retrenched. When I saw Getting Back to Work by Linda K Rolie, I knew I had to read it. And boy, am I glad that I did. This book is full of information, tips, and tricks that you didn’t think of. And to top that off, it also gives yo...

An inspirational rag to riches story. Find your place in the world, and own it like a #Girlboss.   WHAT IS IT ABOUT? #Girlboss is a book by Sophia Amoruso, the founder, and owner of Nasty Gal Vintage. When she was 23 years old, she started an online eBay store. She sold vintage clothing that she bought from thrift stores. Her eBay store became such a hit, that she decided to start her own website. Her company quickly became a huge hit, an...

“The old man and the sea” will sweep you right into the thrills of catching the big one.     WHAT IS IT ABOUT:  Ernest Hemingway wrote “The old man and the sea” in 1951. It is about an old Cuban fisherman with the name of Santiago. He has already gone 84 days without catching any fish. The villagers call him “salao”- the worst form of unluckiness that exists. His young friend and apprentice, Manolin, are not...

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children is a spectacularly peculiar book indeed.   WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Jacob Portman assumed that his grandfather only made up his fantastical stories. No way thee could be peculiar children living in a secret home, with a “wise old bird” guarding it. And obviously, there can’t be man-eating monsters that chased him. Or so he thought. When his grandfather dies in a suspicious way, Jacob’s whole world turns ups...

“Try to read the book a couple of times in the first week, then at least once a month thereafter.” -Karl Moore   WHAT IS IT ABOUT? The 18 rules of happiness is a short book crammed with wisdom. Karl Moore penned this 18 simple rules. Each rule is a little light-bulb moment that brings you closer to being happy.Life is all about finding happiness, and let’s face it- most of us are struggling to find it. I must admit, that...

This little book is surprisingly refreshing and hilarious. It was worth every single minute of laughing out loud.   WHAT IS IT ABOUT? If you love cats, then you will love I could pee on this. It is full of poems… written by cats! Francesco Marciuliano penned these funny poems that explain everything you ever wanted to know about your furry friend.Their deepest thoughts and behaviors will suddenly make sense.I could almost imagine the cats...

What happens when a group of young boys tries to start their own government on a deserted island? Chaos and anarchy, of course. WHAT IS IT ABOUT?   William Golding wrote Lord of the flies in 1954. The story takes place during a war. A group of boys gets stranded on an island after their plane crashes. A boy called Ralph has natural leadership skills, and the boys elect him as their leader. But, there is a group of boys that do not agree with h...

This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Kafka on the shore is a book with two distinct plotlines. At first, it seems as if the one has nothing to do with the other. One of the plotlines tells the story of 15-year-old Kafka. He runs away from home to escape a curse and to find his mother and sister. He finds a home in a library in Takamatsu. Then he makes friends with Oshima, who runs the library. He finds pe...

IT

Horror comes in the shape of a clown… and it has never been scarier.   WHAT’S ‘IT’ ABOUT? Stephen King wrote IT in 1986. The story tells us the story of a thing that disguises itself as a clown. The thing terrorizes kids using their fears and phobias to manipulate them. Kids like him since he looks like a clown. His prey of choice is young kids. THE PLOT: The book is quite long, at over a thousand pages. The story ...

This book will equip you with some rock-solid advice to improve your people skills and help you to be successful in your business and personal life. WHAT IS IT ABOUT? How to win friends and influence people is a self-help book written by Dale Carnegie. It was first published in 1936, but the advice is still as relevant today as it was back then. Over 30 million copies of this books got sold worldwide. It also landed at number 19 on the Time Ma...

What would a post-apocalyptic South Africa look like? And how long would it take for its people to regroup? WHAT ITS ABOUT: A fever has swept over the whole world, causing a huge amount of earth’s population (about 90%) to die. Nico Storm tells us the tale of how he and his father travels around in a truck filled with essential supplies. Then his father, Willem Storm, decides to start a new community. He founds Amanzi (which is the Zulu word f...

Lose the ‘one size fits all’ approach to dieting. Eat according to your body type, and feel the health benefits with Dr. Abravanel’s Body Type Diet.   WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Dr. Abravanel is an American physician and diet counselor. According to him, your body type reveals the perfect diet for every individual. You get a self-test, that will tell you which of the major glands in your body is the dominant one. Your dominant gla...

The world’s best code breaking machine encounters an unbreakable code… it is up to one woman to break the code before it’s too late. WHAT’S IT ABOUT   Digital Fortress is about a woman named Susan Fletcher. She is a brilliant mathematician and cryptographer. The NSA (National Security Agency) , a top- secret government agency that she works for, calls her in. The agency is in possession of a state of the art code b...

Be sure to read this book in the broad daylight!   Bag of Bones is one of those books that makes you wonder whether you really need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. Because you might hear a child crying in the darkness… You guessed it, this book creeped me out. But I loved it. And I must add, that at the scariest part of the book, a cyclone hit my town, and the power suddenly went off. 3D cinema can go home, this book...

Get sucked right into ancient Egypt, and the epic lives of the Egyptian royals. WHAT IS IT ABOUT? We met Taita, the Pharaoh’s slave and brilliant advisor in Wilbur Smith’s book, River God. In Desert God, Taita is on a quest to defeat the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete. Taking care of two strong-willed princesses doesn’t make his mammoth task any easier. This is a novel full of adventure and with a good dose of mythology thrown in ...

What if radical self-improvement was easy? It can be if you harness the power of habit.   What it’s about The Power of Habit is an easy-to-read book. In simple terms, the book explains how ordinary people made small changes to become extraordinary. A woman struggled with getting her life in order. One day she decided to change. She quit smoking, started running marathons, and got promoted at work. After transforming her life, neurol...

You won’t go to sleep until you finished this book! THE PLOT Before I Go To Sleep is about Christine Lucas. She wakes up every day thinking that she is a twenty-something-year-old woman. In fact, she is forty-seven. Christine suffers from amnesia. Her memory resets itself every time that she sleeps. The condition started after she survived an attack eighteen years prior. She does not recognize her husband, Ben. Luckily he is patient, and every...

This book will have a profound impact on anybody who reads it. WHAT IS IT ABOUT? According to Dale Carnegie, worrying is a habit. And like all habits, you can break this one too. In “How to stop worrying and start living”, you will find a set of practical tips on how to beat worrying for good. For instance, ask yourself, what is the worst that could happen? Then decide whether the worst-case scenario is truly that bad. Form a plan to beat the ...

It is impossible to read Bridget Jones’s Diary without laughing out loud. WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Bridget Jones is a thirty-something-year-old single lady. She keeps a diary (Bridget Jones’s Diary) about her life. It starts out with her new year’s resolutions, which she tries, but fails, to keep. Every day’s entry starts with a tally of the previous day’s calories, drinks, and cigarettes. It’s a roller coaster, and one can’t help but relate to...

Turtles all the way down
Fiction / November 22, 2017

Inside the mind of Aza is a terrible place to be.   WHAT IS IT ABOUT The latest John Green novel got published in October 2017. We know John Green from The Fault In Our Stars. Turtles all the way down is a young adult novel that tells us the story of Aza. She is a 16-year-old girl with obsessive-compulsive disorder. John Green himself suffered from this disorder when he was young. When a billionaire that lives close by suddenly ...

Getting back to work
Non-Fiction / November 15, 2017

All the information you could ever need when you are looking for a new job.   WHAT IS IT ABOUT? As I’m writing this blog post, I am looking for a new job. Times are tough, and it is no longer unheard of to get retrenched. When I saw Getting Back to Work by Linda K Rolie, I knew I had to read it. And boy, am I glad that I did. This book is full of information, tips, and tricks that you didn’t think of. And to top that off, it als...

#Girlboss
Non-Fiction / November 3, 2017

An inspirational rag to riches story. Find your place in the world, and own it like a #Girlboss.   WHAT IS IT ABOUT? #Girlboss is a book by Sophia Amoruso, the founder, and owner of Nasty Gal Vintage. When she was 23 years old, she started an online eBay store. She sold vintage clothing that she bought from thrift stores. Her eBay store became such a hit, that she decided to start her own website. Her company quickly became a hu...

The Old Man And The Sea
Fiction / October 31, 2017

“The old man and the sea” will sweep you right into the thrills of catching the big one.     WHAT IS IT ABOUT:  Ernest Hemingway wrote “The old man and the sea” in 1951. It is about an old Cuban fisherman with the name of Santiago. He has already gone 84 days without catching any fish. The villagers call him “salao”- the worst form of unluckiness that exists. His young friend and apprentice, Manoli...

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children
Fiction / October 27, 2017

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children is a spectacularly peculiar book indeed.   WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Jacob Portman assumed that his grandfather only made up his fantastical stories. No way thee could be peculiar children living in a secret home, with a “wise old bird” guarding it. And obviously, there can’t be man-eating monsters that chased him. Or so he thought. When his grandfather dies in a suspicious way, Jacob’s whole world...

The 18 rules of happiness
Non-Fiction / October 21, 2017

“Try to read the book a couple of times in the first week, then at least once a month thereafter.” -Karl Moore   WHAT IS IT ABOUT? The 18 rules of happiness is a short book crammed with wisdom. Karl Moore penned this 18 simple rules. Each rule is a little light-bulb moment that brings you closer to being happy.Life is all about finding happiness, and let’s face it- most of us are struggling to find it. I must a...

I could pee on this (and other poems by cats)
Fiction / October 20, 2017

This little book is surprisingly refreshing and hilarious. It was worth every single minute of laughing out loud.   WHAT IS IT ABOUT? If you love cats, then you will love I could pee on this. It is full of poems… written by cats! Francesco Marciuliano penned these funny poems that explain everything you ever wanted to know about your furry friend.Their deepest thoughts and behaviors will suddenly make sense.I could almost imagin...

Lord of the flies
Fiction / October 19, 2017

What happens when a group of young boys tries to start their own government on a deserted island? Chaos and anarchy, of course. WHAT IS IT ABOUT?   William Golding wrote Lord of the flies in 1954. The story takes place during a war. A group of boys gets stranded on an island after their plane crashes. A boy called Ralph has natural leadership skills, and the boys elect him as their leader. But, there is a group of boys that do not ag...

Kafka on the shore
Fiction / October 19, 2017

This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Kafka on the shore is a book with two distinct plotlines. At first, it seems as if the one has nothing to do with the other. One of the plotlines tells the story of 15-year-old Kafka. He runs away from home to escape a curse and to find his mother and sister. He finds a home in a library in Takamatsu. Then he makes friends with Oshima, who runs the library. H...

IT
Fiction / October 19, 2017

Horror comes in the shape of a clown… and it has never been scarier.   WHAT’S ‘IT’ ABOUT? Stephen King wrote IT in 1986. The story tells us the story of a thing that disguises itself as a clown. The thing terrorizes kids using their fears and phobias to manipulate them. Kids like him since he looks like a clown. His prey of choice is young kids. THE PLOT: The book is quite long, at over a thousand pages. ...

How to win friends and influence people
Non-Fiction / October 14, 2017

This book will equip you with some rock-solid advice to improve your people skills and help you to be successful in your business and personal life. WHAT IS IT ABOUT? How to win friends and influence people is a self-help book written by Dale Carnegie. It was first published in 1936, but the advice is still as relevant today as it was back then. Over 30 million copies of this books got sold worldwide. It also landed at number 19 on t...

Fever
Fiction / October 12, 2017

What would a post-apocalyptic South Africa look like? And how long would it take for its people to regroup? WHAT ITS ABOUT: A fever has swept over the whole world, causing a huge amount of earth’s population (about 90%) to die. Nico Storm tells us the tale of how he and his father travels around in a truck filled with essential supplies. Then his father, Willem Storm, decides to start a new community. He founds Amanzi (which is the Z...

Dr Abravanel’s Body Type Diet
Non-Fiction / October 7, 2017

Lose the ‘one size fits all’ approach to dieting. Eat according to your body type, and feel the health benefits with Dr. Abravanel’s Body Type Diet.   WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Dr. Abravanel is an American physician and diet counselor. According to him, your body type reveals the perfect diet for every individual. You get a self-test, that will tell you which of the major glands in your body is the dominant one. Your do...

Digital Fortress
Fiction / September 29, 2017

The world’s best code breaking machine encounters an unbreakable code… it is up to one woman to break the code before it’s too late. WHAT’S IT ABOUT   Digital Fortress is about a woman named Susan Fletcher. She is a brilliant mathematician and cryptographer. The NSA (National Security Agency) , a top- secret government agency that she works for, calls her in. The agency is in possession of a state of the ...

Bag of Bones
Fiction / September 19, 2017

Be sure to read this book in the broad daylight!   Bag of Bones is one of those books that makes you wonder whether you really need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. Because you might hear a child crying in the darkness… You guessed it, this book creeped me out. But I loved it. And I must add, that at the scariest part of the book, a cyclone hit my town, and the power suddenly went off. 3D cinema can go home,...

Desert God
Fiction / September 16, 2017

Get sucked right into ancient Egypt, and the epic lives of the Egyptian royals. WHAT IS IT ABOUT? We met Taita, the Pharaoh’s slave and brilliant advisor in Wilbur Smith’s book, River God. In Desert God, Taita is on a quest to defeat the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete. Taking care of two strong-willed princesses doesn’t make his mammoth task any easier. This is a novel full of adventure and with a good dose of mythology ...

The Power of Habit
Non-Fiction / September 4, 2017

What if radical self-improvement was easy? It can be if you harness the power of habit.   What it’s about The Power of Habit is an easy-to-read book. In simple terms, the book explains how ordinary people made small changes to become extraordinary. A woman struggled with getting her life in order. One day she decided to change. She quit smoking, started running marathons, and got promoted at work. After transforming her li...

Before I Go To Sleep
Fiction / August 25, 2017

You won’t go to sleep until you finished this book! THE PLOT Before I Go To Sleep is about Christine Lucas. She wakes up every day thinking that she is a twenty-something-year-old woman. In fact, she is forty-seven. Christine suffers from amnesia. Her memory resets itself every time that she sleeps. The condition started after she survived an attack eighteen years prior. She does not recognize her husband, Ben. Luckily he is patient,...

How to stop worrying and start living
Non-Fiction / August 13, 2017

This book will have a profound impact on anybody who reads it. WHAT IS IT ABOUT? According to Dale Carnegie, worrying is a habit. And like all habits, you can break this one too. In “How to stop worrying and start living”, you will find a set of practical tips on how to beat worrying for good. For instance, ask yourself, what is the worst that could happen? Then decide whether the worst-case scenario is truly that bad. Form a plan to...

Bridget Jones’s Diary
Fiction / July 26, 2017

It is impossible to read Bridget Jones’s Diary without laughing out loud. WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Bridget Jones is a thirty-something-year-old single lady. She keeps a diary (Bridget Jones’s Diary) about her life. It starts out with her new year’s resolutions, which she tries, but fails, to keep. Every day’s entry starts with a tally of the previous day’s calories, drinks, and cigarettes. It’s a roller coaster, and one can’t help but...