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Lesley Rollins voted for Count the Monkeys as Best Picture Books in the Final Round of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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Holy Cow by Sarah Macdonald
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Not a particularly good read. Perhaps she should have sat on the mirror clad ashram in elizabeth gilbert's east pray love to gain inspiration, or Q and A vikus swarup or Phillip Gregory's searing rendition of shantarum. Sorry not my cup of chai
The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards
The Lake of Dreams
by Kim Edwards
read in July, 2013
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You sometimes wonder if the person who wrote this book, who the gripping Memory Keepers Daughter. It was so slow I fell asleep on numerous occasions. There was no bang, wizz, pop.... Yes passages of melodious childhood memories at the lake... But not...more
Ja, No, Man by Richard Poplak
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Found it a bit pedestrian after the Spud books by John van Riet. While set in a different era, I found the memoirs rambling at times and the characters sad. It reminded me of my past. An era where children had power over other South Africans. I just...more
Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Kak? by Tim Richman
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A fun look at pet peeves of South Africans, and those who live elsewhere and long to moan with us... Very good chuckle material
Haud Ma Chips, Ah've Drapped the Wean! by Allan Morrison
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'Tis by Frank McCourt
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'Tis by Frank McCourt
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Khaled Hosseini
“But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”
Khaled Hosseini

Tom Pollock
“Our memories are like a city: we tear some structures down, and we use rubble of the old to raise up new ones. Some memories are bright glass, blindingly beautiful when they catch the sun, but then there are the darker days, when they reflect only the crumbling walls of their derelict neighbours. Some memories are buried under years of patient construction; their echoing halls may never again be seen or walked down, but still they are the foundations for everything that stands above them.

"Glas told me once that that's what people are, mostly: memories, the memories in their own heads, and the memories of them in other people's. And if memories are like a city, and we are our memories, then we are like cities too. I've always taken comfort in that.”
Tom Pollock, The City's Son

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