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Paddington Bear on the Big Screen

The film has been called a delightful update of the fictional character from books for children.  more

The Signs of Alcohol Abuse

If these symptoms and signs of alcohol abuse are familiar to you it is important to get help immediately, its the best defense against alcoholism.  more

How to Choose the Right Book for Your Child

As a parent, it can be rather hard to find the right books for your children, books that are not too difficult to read but also not too easy. It can be tricky to balance both, your childs reading level as well as their interests. Heres how you can identify the right book for your kids.  more

2014 Bestselling Books

What better way to spend chilly winter afternoons and frosty nights than curling up with some hot cocoa and a great book! Here, we bring you a snapshot review of some of the most popular 2014 bestsellers to choose your winter reading from.  more

South African Museums

There are more than three hundred museums all over South Africa, and each and every one of them is well worth a visit.  more

The World of Comic Books

Comic books have oscillated in popularity, but have always managed to reinvent themselves and change with the times.  more

Civilizations That Disappeared Mysteriously

History is replete with instances of great empires and prosperous cities that inexplicably vanished, of civilizations that died out. Heres a baffling look at some civilizations that vanished.  more

Self Help Books

Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), Scottish writer and reformer, could hardly have foreseen that his book, simply titled Self Help, would give birth to a multi-billion dollar literary genre!  more

J. K. Rowling

Sometimes, an idea is all it takes to transform your life. What better example of this than Joanne Rowling who went from a struggling single mum to literary superstar on the strength of a moment of inspiration?  more

Review: Spud

Once in a good, long while comes a book that appeals to adults and young uns alike, John van de Ruits Spud series falls firmly within that rare category.  more

50 Shades Trilogy

Can word-of-mouth alone create a worldwide bestseller novel? Powered by viral marketing, apparently it can. Fifty Shades of Grey by first-time author E. L. James, debuted obscurely as an e-book in May 2011, followed by two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker in September 2011 and Fifty Shades Freed in Ja...  more

Book Club Questions for The Patchwork Marriage by Jane Green

For all you book-club ladies, heres a chick-lit offering from bestselling author Jane Green, The Patchwork Marriage that ought to give you plenty to chew on and of course, talk about during your next book-club discussion.  more

Peter Rabbits 110th Birthday!

Yes, its true; Peter Rabbit celebrates his 110th birthday this month! Created by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit first appeared in print in 1902 in the book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, based on an illustrated letter that Potter had sent to a sick child.  more

Starting a Book Club

If youre an avid book reader, why not share your passion with others by starting a book club? These tips should help you get going:  more

Must Read Books

A good book expands the mind, fires the imagination and transports one to another world. Heres our pick of must read novels:  more

Inspirational Books

Inspirational books can draw us from lifes mundane routines and allow us to reflect on lifes mysteries, horrors and beauty.  more

Scientology. Everything You Need to Know

Whats common to Hollywood stars Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley and John Travolta? Answer: The Church of Scientology, the controversial organisation that terms itself the only major worldwide religious movement to emerge in the twentieth century.  more

Tintin. Boy Reporter Extraordinaire

A quiff of hair, ink-spot eyes and wiry frame, thats Tintin, the unlikely looking, yet iconic 20th century comic book boy reporter, whose following spans continents and generations. Despite muscle-bound protagonists with superhuman traits ruling the comic book universe, Tintins star shines bright...  more

Classic Children's Novels

Kids novels are the perfect way to help young ones acquire good reading skills and fire creative thinking. Try this selection for many hours of fun learning and happy times with your kids.  more

Archie Comics

In the 1940s, a red-haired, freckled young man, termed Americas newest boyfriend took the comic book universe by storm.  more

What Are My Comics Worth?

If youre a comic book aficionado, heres how to determine the worth of your collection.  more

Curl Up By the Fire with These Page Turners

Nelson Mandela emerged from prison in 1990 and went on to spearhead South Africas first truly democratic election. Theres been no shortage of books written about his life.  more

Chick Lit

It all began in 1998, with the publication of British writer Helen Fieldings novel, Bridget Joness Diary. The story of an overweight, average looking young woman negotiating the hurly-gurly of life, love and career, liberally dosed with wacky humour had women readers cracking up and wanting more.  more

A Career in Sociology

Sociology, the study of society, social change, social conditions and social life, is an exciting and fascinating discipline.  more

A Brief History of Time. Stephen Hawking

Did high-school science leave you mystified, puzzled or just plain blank? Well, maybe it’s time you got acquainted with Stephen Hawking or rather, his seminal book, A Brief History of Time – From the Big Bang to Black Holes.  more

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