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Confessions of a reluctant book lender

There’s nothing worse than someone who does not return the book that someone lent to them. more

This might be the creepiest book cover you’ll ever see

The worst thing about this book? It’s a classic children’s novel. more

Wikipedia empowers SA literature

Open Book Festival, together with the University of Cape Town, will be presenting a Wikipedia Edit–a-thon focused on South African literature. more

7 Things non-readers need to stop telling readers

Just stop with your unsolicited advice and obnoxious questions already. more

Book review: The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

A rip-roaring, 1920s re-imagining of The Twelve Dancing Princesses. more

Book review: The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Depressed and alone, A.J Fikry runs his independent bookshop in a small community with little sense of enthusiasm. But when a baby is left in his care, he is forced to make changes. more

Books and wine: a marriage made in literary heaven

Ask any book club member what the most important aspects about book clubs is and the answer is this: literature and copious amounts of wine. more

10 books I wish people would stop shoving down my throat

Stop trying to make Shantaram happen. Shantaram is just not going to happen. more

The most obnoxious things people who don’t read say to those who do

Our readers share some of the worst things that non-readers have ever said to them. more

'Mommy, why'd Cinderella have to marry the Prince?'

We all grow up with fairy tales, but what to do when you realize the tales you grew up with, that you are telling to your children, promote sexism? more

Kim Kardashian's new book title is both hilarious and apt

She first “collaborated” on a book with her sisters, but now the reality star is releasing the world’s most unnecessary coffee table book ever. more

Best chick-lit heroines

Ever felt like a book character was your best friend? So have our readers. Here are their favourite heroines. more

Book review: Girl Seven by Hanna Jameson

It’s not often that you read a book where the protagonist is a sex worker who might also be a psychopath. more

Book review: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

A kickass story with more bite than the average vampire novel. more

Book review: Wake by Amanda Hocking

The deadly lure of a siren’s call awaits those who venture too close to the sea. more

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