Tag: books

  • Book Review: I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t)

    Book Review: I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t)

    We get requests to review books daily from our audience, and today is no exception. “I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t)” is the amazing result of seven years of research by best selling writer Dr Brene Brown…

  • Book Review – The Lady In Gold

    Book Review – The Lady In Gold

    As well as our dedication to all things beauty, fashion and fitness, we have a passion for the literary world. We at Life Retreat will therefore be starting a book review section, featuring top guest reviewers, as well as our own reviews of fiction and non-fiction. If you would like us to review a specific…

  • Book Review: JAN – A Breath Of French Air

    Book Review: JAN – A Breath Of French Air

    JAN – A Breath of French Air is a memoir and celebration of the renowned eatery JAN, a South African restaurant in the south of France. The restaurant is a showcase of South Africa’s tradition of hospitality, transported from a farm in rural South Africa to the glamorous French Riviera. JAN, now a one-star Michelin…

  • Clear Your Clutter – Book Review

    Clear Your Clutter – Book Review

    Clear Your Clutter by Kate Emmerson This book could not have come at a better time. I am in the process of clearing clutter and that involves some hard decisions: what do I keep and what do I throw out? Do I really need to keep my (adult) children’s hand-made cards from pre-school? Yes. And…

  • WIN! Choosing To Live Book

    WIN! Choosing To Live Book

    Choosing to live by Davey Du Plessis Stand the chance to win this book: A remarkable true story of adventure and survival in the Amazon Jungle.

  • South African Homeless Man Refuses to Beg, Makes a Living by Selling Books on the Pavement

    South African Homeless Man Refuses to Beg, Makes a Living by Selling Books on the Pavement

    Philani Dladla, a homeless man living on the streets of Johannesburg, is probably the last person you’d expect to be a bookworm. Yet, the 24-year-old is quite a voracious reader. And instead of begging like other homeless people, he has chosen to make a living by reviewing and selling books.