Book Club

Why some people are racist

In his book, Black Brain, White Brain, Gavin Evans examines and challenges the myths being perpetuated about the relations between genetics, race, IQ and general intelligence. ...read more

Should you go and watch the film version of Veronica Roth’s Insurgent?

Although the essence of the book is there, Insurgent diverges almost completely from the book. ...read more

WATCH: Book descriptions that need to stop happening

It’s old, but it’s gold. Whether you’re a reviewer, an avid reader or both, chances are that you’ve come across these overly used descriptors. ...read more

The ultimate guide to the best Terry Pratchett books

Have you ever wondered which Terry Pratchett to start with, or to recommend to a friend? Here’s a guide. ...read more

Goodbye Sir Terry Pratchett. I’ll never forget you

Laura Shortridge pays homage to the best-selling and much loved fantasy author, Terry Pratchett. ...read more

6 psychological thrillers that we can’t wait to get our hands on

We think these keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat reads sound like books worth adding to your collection. ...read more

South African author on the list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker Prize

Award-winning poet and novelist Marlene van Niekerk is on the hand-picked list of finalists for this year’s Man Booker Prize. ...read more

South African Indies Rock Book Festival is becoming a thing and you need to know about it.

A talented young writer is launching her own independent book festival in Johannesburg and we have the details. ...read more

Book launch: Riding the Samoosa Express

Deep and light-hearted true-life accounts from women who have shared their journey in this book. ...read more

Remember that annoying Microsoft Paper clip? There's a sexy story about him now.

Conquered by Clippy is the short story you never knew you needed to read. #notreally ...read more

So you’ve been publicly shamed

Public shamings are no new thing, except nowadays, we enjoy watching from behind the safety of our computer screens while we gang up mercilessly on someone who has made a mistake. ...read more

8 of Terry Pratchett's best female characters

Terry Pratchett wrote some of the best female characters the world has ever seen. ...read more

15 funny, profound Terry Pratchett quotes

These quotes from the author and his books show his uniquely comical, iconoclastic perspective. ...read more

Why I avoid reading dark books

Sometimes I simply refuse to read books dealing with harsh topics. ...read more

15 ways to tell if you are a bookworm

The ultimate checklist for readers everywhere. ...read more

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