Category Archives: Reading

Love is . . .

love is for always

Happy birthday, MyLove!

We have been together longer than we have been without each other. I can’t imagine my life without you in it.

love forever

And the answer to the following questions:

Would you lay with me?


When I’m 64?



I would lay with you in a field of stone.
If your needs were strong, I would lay with you.
Should your lips grow dry, I would wet them dear,
In the midnight hour if your lips were dry.

I would go away to another land.
Walk a thousand miles through the burning sand.
Wipe the blood away from your dying hand,
If you give yourself to me.

I will bathe with you in the stream of life.
When the moon is full, I will bathe with you.
I will still love you when you’re down and out.
In your time of trial, I will stand by you.

I would go away to another land.
Walk a thousand miles through the burning sand.
Wipe the blood away from your dying hand,
If you give yourself to me.

Yours. ♥


Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Ramblings, Reading


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Daily Prompt: Bookworm

Tell us about the last book you read (Why did you choose it? Would you recommend it?).

Well, currently I’m out of reading material. No, that’s a lie. I have +/- 5000 e-books available at my fingertips. But no books/stories that are currently waiting with baited breath to be read. No stories calling me, longing to be held and read.

I usually read two or more books at a time, depending on how I feel. If it’s a gripping read, I’ll finish it on it’s own. If it’s not, I’ll start reading something else as well.

I’m a compulsive reader. I read everything! Literally everything. I don’t always take it in, but I read it. Or at least scan it. My little bit of OCD.

I’ve recently read (finished alone – one by one):

  • The hundred year old man by Jonas Jonasson (nice and weird)
  • Theodore Boone – The Activist by John Grisham (nice enough)
  • Inferno by Dan Brown (a bit disappointing)
  • Deeply Odd by Dean Koontz (ok’ish)
  • The Childhood of Jesus – JM Coetzee (very weird)
  • I am Ozzy – Ozzy Osbourne (interesting read and very funny)
  • Die blou van onthou – Marita van der Vyver (talked to my heart)
  • My kort vir jou sop – compiled by Trisa Hugo – short stories (some interesting, some not)
  • Winter of the World – Ken Follett (cool)
  • Fall of Giants – Ken Follett (cool)
  • Stonehenge – Bernard Cornwell (loooong read)
  • Song of Fire and Ice – George RR Martin (A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast of Crows, A Dance with Dragons) – (very, very cool!)
  • The Long Earth – Terry Pratchett (ok’ish)
  • Jack of Diamonds – Bryce Courtenay


  • Napalm and Silly Putty by George Carlin
  • Motherhood, the second oldest profession – Erna Bombeck
  • Philida – André P Brink
  • Die Besoeker – A Troskie
  • Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
  • Jackdaws – Ken Follett
  • Jeremy Clarkson – various
  • The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  • Saxon 1 – The Last Kingdom – Bernard Cornwell
  • When will Jesus bring the pork chops? – George Carlin
  • Wilt – Tom Sharpe
  • Who moved my Cheese – Spencer Johnson

Audio-book in the car:

  • The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (almost finished) – depressing life in North Korea

Waiting on my reader:

  • Joyland by Stephen King
  • Wally Lamb’s 4 books which I’ve downloaded this morning – (I know this much is true, She’s come undone, The hour I first believed, Wishin’ and Hopin’)

Waiting for publication:

  • The Winds of Winter – A Song of Fire & Ice – George RR Martin
  • A Dream of Spring – A Song of Fire & Ice – George RR Martin
  • The Long War – Terry Pratchett

Books that I still want to buy to add to my collection:

  • Turtle Recall – Terry Pratchett
  • The world of Poo – Terry Pratchett

Yup, you did not believe me when I said I’m a compulsive reader, did you? I also read blogs, newspapers, interesting websites, handbooks (studying again), work documents, manuals, emails. I would shrivel up and die if I could not read. Kid you not. I really don’t want to prove this, but believe me, I would shrivel up and die a slow and agonizing death.

Books have always been my escape and my release. My salvation. Keeping me sane.

Who do you enjoy reading?



Posted by on June 19, 2013 in Reading


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Riddikulus . . .

The Wiki version of the Riddikulus spell as used in Harry Potter: “A spell used when fighting a Boggart, “Riddikulus” forces the Boggart to take the appearance of an object upon which the caster is concentrating. When used correctly, this will be a humorous form.”

That’s what I thought (Riddikulus!) when I looked at a book that I would like to read and compared the prices on Kalahari. The hardcover book costs R232.00/R292.00, the e-book version: R241.95.


I wanted to point my wand at the screen and yell: RIDDIKULUS!!!!

Should electronic format not be way cheaper? Are we not trying to save the environment, some trees and reduce out carbon footprint? Do we not want to encourage people to buy electronic?




Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Ramblings, Ravings, Reading


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Read (and weep) . . . Reader Appreciation/Beautiful Blogger . . .

It truly warms my heart (and makes me giggle) . . . that I’ve been nominated for 2 blog awards:

Reader appreciation from Son and Beautiful Blogger from Serendipity.

I am truly honored. I haven’t been writing here for long (although I’ve had several other blogs now deleted), and I appreciate that anyone is visiting and watching.

I’m supposed to:

  1. Post seven interesting things about myself.
  2. Nominate other bloggers who I feel deserve the award.
  3. Let them know about the nomination.

Some things you may know already, some might be new:

  • I luuuuuuuurv chocolates – Cadbury’s & Lindt are my favourites. I won’t touch chocolate with orange in, though.
  • I can’t eat hot food. Spicy I do with a glass of milk (I luuuuurv Mmmmmilk), but no burning dishes, thank you.
  • The best feeling in the world for me: that first split-nano-second of an orgasm (we refer to it as organisms . . . bit of a private joke . . .)
  • Did I tell you I luuuuuuurv chocolates yet? I did? Ok then, but I don’t mind repeating myself . . .
  • I adore wildlife in the bush, whales @ the sea, friends and holidays. I love giraffes and kudu and elephants and hippos.
  • I am a compulsive reader – I read everything – graffiti, notices, pamphlets/junk mail, notices in bathrooms and behind toilet doors (repeatedly) . . . I luuuuuuurv reading. Mostly fiction and almost exclusively English.
  • I do not buy single ply.
  • I don’t like the taste of red wine – it makes the inside of my mouth go all fluffy and dry like a mummy’s tomb.
  • I like saying luuuuuurv . . . 😉
  • I despise mistreatment of animals and any form of animal abuse.

I follow several blogs and appreciate all of them for several reasons. I’m not going to nominate them as such (as I’m sure that they’ve been nominated already), but I’d like to show appreciation for their existence:



Toortsie, Kameel & Bokbaaivygie




Bileam se donkie

Jan Twak





Thank you for being here/there. I love reading your blogs.

Many happy postings to you all!! Tjorts!



Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Ramblings, Reading


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Weird . . . 45NLVS

I’ve been following PostSecret for a while now. Frankly my dear, it’s disturbing.

Some of the postcards cause a warm feeling and general good-feeling-all-over.

Some of them are disturbing and strange.

Then I think about how fucked up other people’s lives can be. But I realise that it’s their lives. Their own situations.

These were published this week:

Credit to postcards on PostSecret.

And I’m glad my life is fine. No matter what problems I may experience, I can deal with it in one way or another.

Glad. Very, very glad.



Posted by on August 21, 2012 in Ramblings, Reading


Fifty shades of . . . lust. Warning: 21SLN

It’s amazing how one (three) books(s) can get all the aunties’ knickers in a knot! I don’t think there’s ever been as much controversy over a book (or three) before. Fuckit people, it’s just a book!!

Fifty shades of grey

Fifty shades darker

Fifty shades freed

I haven’t read any book in the last 5 years that I could not put down and go do something else. Until this weekend. I started Friday (at work – only for 1 hour – call it an extended lunch break) and put the reader down on Sunday night . . . 100 pages into the last book . . . Fifty Shades Freed. (no, I’m not a slow reader, I just had stuff to do . . . like shower, shop, cook, and so forth (keeping me from my book).

Oh my word!!!! 😳

There’s some niggling thoughts scratching in the back of my head about the wording and repetitiveness on most of the scenes, but it’s a good read!!




Posted by on June 26, 2012 in Ramblings, Reading


Reading, not talking.

I read a lot.

Mostly English. Terry Pratchett, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, George RR Martin, Jean M Auel and lots more.

I don’t want to discuss them. I keep my thoughts/memories of what I read and remember for myself.

The thought of reading/discussion groups freak me out.

Does that make me weird?



Posted by on April 17, 2012 in Reading