Book Club – Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn

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This was a first for me – reading a book after I’ve watched the movie!

At first, I thought “Oh, how boring” but I was pleasantly surprised. Turns out, the movie is somewhat different from the book.

After just a few pages, I was drawn into the character of Amy Dunne, who mysteriously disappears on her wedding anniversary, leaving all fingers pointing to her husband Nick.

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Book Club: The Last Rhinos

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It was a pure coincidence that during the month of World Rhino Day, this book landed on my doorstep. This is not necessarily a choice of book I would go out and buy, but I must say its one of the most gripping real-life stories I’ve read.

Written by Lawrence Anthony, who shares stories about the happenings at his private game reserve Thula Thula.

Prior to reading the book, I knew of rhino poaching but never thought too much about the extent of it in this country. I am now even more saddened by the plight of rhinos in South Africa who are being poached and are literally being pushed to the brink of extinction.

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My Thoughts on Bloom: Finding Beauty in the Unexpected-A Memoir

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I was super excited when my first book from our newly formed Book Club arrived last month and I really didn’t expect the emotional roller-coaster which would come from reading this first book.

The book couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s a memoir by Photographer, Blogger and writer Kelle Hampton who shares her experience of giving birth to her second child, a gorgeous little girl who was born with Down Syndrome. The Down Syndrome diagnosis was only discovered after the birth and in the first few chapters, Kelle vividly describes those first few days of how she came to terms with it. Definitely a big pill to swallow, but the support from her friends and family who surrounded her really got her through that trying time.

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