Small Small Commentary On The Girl With The Butterfly Tattoo

Today is the penultimate (I realllllllyyyyyy love that word) day of 2020 and what a year it has been! I will capture my sentiments about the year in my Kwaheri 2020 post tomorrow, but damn what a year! The initial plan for today was to put up a post inspired by something I read regarding … Continue reading Small Small Commentary On The Girl With The Butterfly Tattoo

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

Book 32/30. My rating: 4 of 5 starsOh I really liked this one!!This is my second Gabrielle Zevin read. My first was The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and it was a solid 5 stars for me. I loved it so much this was all I could say in my review: Lol! But like, I … Continue reading Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 13 of 13: The Mother Of All Losses

“Hi. How are you? So yeah we’re taking mum to hosi. Everything’s okay, she’s just low on oxygen and is having trouble breathing.” That was what my brother called to tell me at 00:58 a.m. on December 13, 2017. In response I asked him to let me know when they got to the hospital and … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 13 of 13: The Mother Of All Losses

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Book 31/30. My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sigh!!I thought I would like this much, much, much more than I did. I was snorting with laughter the first few pages, but after that it went from “amazingly, absurdly, deliriously funny” to oscillating between mildly-funny and not-quite-funny. View all my reviews ** A guide to ratings … Continue reading Bossypants by Tina Fey

Guest Post – Dieudonné Masiga

I must admit that I've been looking forward to writing for Valerie for quite some time now so I'm happy that the day is finally here. The concept of this piece was inspired by my short lived experience as a young primary school writer. I used to write rap songs and some random poetic pieces … Continue reading Guest Post – Dieudonné Masiga