Review: Mississippi Roll: A Wild Cards Novel

  Mississippi Roll was my intro into the Wild Card universe. In all honesty, I was expecting a pocker-game-gone-wrong-in-the-wild-wild-west kind of novel. Boy was I in for a surprise! Mississippi Roll is not the kind of novel I usually read. I flee from the sci-fi side of the fantasy genre and prefer elves, dragons, and … Continue reading Review: Mississippi Roll: A Wild Cards Novel

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Why I love this authentic collection of short stories

Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and other stories is a whimsical collection of tales set in the fishing villages around Gansbaai, South Africa. Using memorable characters, witty dialog, and a charming background, Jolyn takes the reader on a journey of loss, laughter, and sheer calculated silliness.

Vertigo – an epic poem about love, loss, and freedom

"When a mountain begins to smoke, rest assured an ancient fire has begun a holy pilgrimage to the surface" - Analog de Leon, Vertigo   Initial insights Vertigo: of love and letting go, was a breath of fresh air. Chris Purifoy, writing as Analog de Leon, transported me into a world of vibrant color, engaging … Continue reading Vertigo – an epic poem about love, loss, and freedom

Creative Ways to Skyrocket your Productivity all Day

  There's nothing quite like being in the zone. You know the place. When you're undistracted and words pour onto the page like summer rain. All the world fades away and there's nothing but your thoughts, the keyboard, and an increasing word count. Being in the zone is magical. But all magic comes at a … Continue reading Creative Ways to Skyrocket your Productivity all Day

How to Get Better at Managing Your Blog

The best plans are a wasted time if you don't follow through. No one will make you do this. We live in an exciting time where being your own boss is possible. Thousands have made successful careers as professional bloggers. And for many, the blogosphere has led to business opportunities that have changed their lives … Continue reading How to Get Better at Managing Your Blog

Failing Maths and My Other Crimes: A Review

See how the grass grows, no matter what? We grew up like that, too. - Thabo Jijana This week, My Poetry Corner looks reviews Failing Maths and My Other Crimes. A debut poetry collection by South African poet, Thabo Jijana. The collection has been on my bookshelf for almost a year.   What I liked … Continue reading Failing Maths and My Other Crimes: A Review

Growing Pains: Starting a Book Blog

"Start a book blog," she said. "It'll be easy," she said. When I discovered the wonderful world of book blogging, I saw a sustainable way to revamp my blog. After all, I enjoy reading and I'm quite opinionated. How hard can it be? When I revamped my poetry blog to a book blog I had … Continue reading Growing Pains: Starting a Book Blog