Archive for the ‘Books’ Category


Celebrate World Book Day With Exclusive Books and Win!

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his needs, is good for him. – Maya Angelou World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. In celebration of world …


Young Adult Zone: Reviews Competition

Calling all Teens! Do you love reading? Have you ever thought how great it would be to get rewarded for all that time spent curled up with a great book? Well if you enter our Exclusive Books Teen Reads Reviews Competition that’s exactly what could happen! Here’s how it works: Step 1: Once you have …

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The Big, Bad Speculative Fiction Twitter Town Hall

Dear readers, There is a definite rise in South African superstar authors, and it is well deserved. With Lauren Beukes and Sarah Lotz securing mega-auction prizes for their books, it heralds a bright and intellectual chapter in South African literature. It is particularly gratifying to see the rise and rise of speculative fiction, an old …

Valentines Day

Valentines Day Competition: Win A Romantic Getaway For Two!

Want to spoil your loved one this Valentines Day? Struggling to come up with an affordable plan after the January wallet crunch? Well, we may just have the solution! have teamed up with Thompsons Travel, Protea Hotels and NoMu in order to offer you the perfect romantic getaway for two! The Prize: * 2 …


Exciting News: A Twitter Town Hall with Author Lauren Kate

In a growing online tradition for us, we are so excited to announce that we have managed to secure an hour or two with internationally bestselling author Lauren Kate, who wrote the bestselling Fallen novels, and has now begun a new series with Teardrop. Lauren’s books have been translated into over thirty languages, and we’re sure her …


Interview with Adele Green, author of Can You See Me Naked?

We caught up with new author and life coach Adele Green to discuss her book Can You See Me Naked? She offers her insights below. 1. Adele, you work as a coach-kinesiologist. What does that entail? My work as a kinesiologist-coach is for personal development in my private practice. Since 2007, I have been meeting …


#EBTeenReads: Welcome to 2014

Hello, readers, writers and fans of teen and young adult fiction! We return in 2014, a year that includes the launch of The Book Thief, Vampire Academy, The Fault in our Stars, Divergent and The Maze, hot on the heels of Ender’s Game last year. With so many teen books being turned into movies and the splendid …


Win a SIGNED David Beckham Poster and a Copy of His New Autobiography

From the blurb: David Beckham is the most famous footballer the world has ever seen. In May this year he brought down the curtain on a hugely successful 20-year playing career, during which he wore the shirts of Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. He captained his country on 58 …


Exclusive: sneak preview of Hard Luck, the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book!

Check out this exclusive cartoon from the hotly-anticipated Diary of a Wimpy Kid book Hard Luck. In Hard Luck, Greg Heffley’s best friend Rowley Jefferson has ditched him. Will Greg ‘branch out’ and make friends with new kids in his neighbourhood? Be the first to find out on Wimpy Kid Wednesday November 6th.


Review of The Assault on the Rand by Barry Sergeant

Very informative account of the collapse of the Rand during 2001. This book not only looks at the effect this phenomenon had on our economy but also how whistleblowers who are brave enough to stand up face the responsibility of whistleblowing after the dust has settled. Barry Sergeant is not afraid to name and shame, …