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This Month's Must Read!

I blame my NFS (New Friend Sarah) for recommending Sharp Objects - a book that gripped me from the first page and rendered me completely unsociable and unproductive until the very last page. When I decided that I may need therapy. 

An Easy Read - But Have The Tissues Handy!

I've lost count of the number of people who begged me to read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. But on reading the back cover, I have to admit to feeling quite underwhelmed. Plus, no-one died or had their eyes gouged out in the first chapter by a merciless serial killer, so what on earth was going to hold my attention for the rest of the book?

Needless to say, it took a severe bout of the flu and an inability to concentrate on anything other than Facebook updates to persuade me to crack the cover. Less than half an hour later, I was hooked!

A Chilling Read!

My older (thinner more beautiful) sister phoned me from Perth one Sunday JUST to tell me that I had to put down whatever book I was reading and get my hands on Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight as soon as was humanely possible. Needless to say, I obediently popped down to the shops that very afternoon (okay, I sent Stephen because I was still in my pajamas) and began reading it that same night. Two nail-biting days later, I was finished - and have been thinking about the harrowing story ever since.

Best Exfoliator EVER - And It's Under R300!

I get sent so many beauty products to review, and the reason you don't see me publishing my feedback is because hardly any of them work! I have to admit to becoming overly suspicious that we are all paying stupid amounts of money for products that do very little to improve our skin. 

Well, the good news is that I have found THE best exfoliator in the history of ever. And while I am very aware that we each have a unique skin type, I feel this one deserves a special mention.

An Absolute MUST-READ!

I have been battling to find a good book for ages - I have so much on my mind that if a book is not really gripping, I find myself drifting off and battling to concentrate. Well, on Friday afternoon I struck gold when browsing at my local Exclusive Books! I was seated at one of the tables, paging through a stack of novels, when the lady seated next to me asked the store manager for help in selecting books for her book club. I shamelessly eavesdropped and ended up getting some fantastic suggestions, one of which was "The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles" by Katherine Pancol.

GONE GIRL By Gillian Flynn

Right - so I have a FABULOUS book to recommend to those of you who love to read. And while I often find books that I enjoy, I haven't read such a spellbinding, page-turning, want-to-read-this-in-one-sitting kind of book for a very long time. In a nutshell, be sure to read this - it's my favorite read of the year!

Review: Into The Darkest Corner

My shattered nerves, but this has to be one of THE most disturbing and riveting books I have ever read. My older (thinner and more beautiful) sister brought it with her on holiday, and having watched her become completely undone with each page she turned, I had to read it too! Do yourself a favour and get your hands on a copy (along with a prescription of sleeping pills).

THIS WEEK I TRIED: The EPSON LabelWorks LW-400

I must admit to having slight OCD tendencies - something my mother tells me began when I was a baby. Apparently she used to put me down for a nap with a whole pile of books at the bottom of my cot so that I could read until I was drowsy. About half an hour later, she would come and check on me, only to find me fast asleep with all the books neatly arranged in height order! One of my favourite things to do as a child was ALWAYS to rearrange my bedroom or organise the kitchen cupboards (lucky mother!) I even arranged her spices by colour and then alphabetically!