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An Interview with Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ series for children and the multi-award-winning ‘Tres Navarre’ mystery series for adults. For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint […]

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An interview with Annica Foxcroft

Annica Foxcroft was born in colonial Durban, lived for a few years in the Transvaal countryside, and since then has lived and worked in the melting pot of Johannesburg. Along the way she has seen South Africa in various guises.  She is the author of the best-selling books ‘There Are Ants in My Sugar‘ and […]

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‘n Onderhoud met Annelie Botes

Eerstens, baie dankie dat jy ingestem het vir ‘n onderhoud. Dit is regtig ‘n eer dat jy tyd kon afstaan in jou besige skedule om met ons te gesels. Ek is seker ons lesers waardeer dit verskriklik baie! EB: Annelie Botes is al vir jare ‘n huishoudelike naam in Suid-Afrika. Kan jy ons dalk meer […]

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Embracing the future: eBooks and Digital Publishing

@6000 over on 6000 miles from civilisation discovered a fantastic video on Youtube of a 1-year-old girl struggling to operate a print magazine in the same way she operates her dad’s iPad. He posted the following quote from her dad: Technology codes our minds, changes our OS. Apple products have done this extensively. The video shows how […]

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Prepare for the Future of Multi Platform Gaming


Wondering what game would be the perfect christmas present for your small horde of gaming offspring? Look no further! Activision have brought the future of multi platform gaming to life with their latest game Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures. Skylanders combines your typical platformer game (good for hours and hours of relaxing play) with the fun of […]

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Are You up to the Challenge of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim?

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

So you’ve played all the Elder Scrolls games, and you reckon you are a bit of a master by now (as most of us tend to do)…but are you good enough to beat the record time for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim set by Bethesda‘s Sam Bernstein? He managed to clock the game in an amazing […]

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Finalists of National Book Award 2011 Announced!

The Tiger's Wife

The finalists for the four categories in the National Book Award have just been announced! In the fiction category we see the 2011 Orange Prize winner The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht, a likely winner for this prestigious award. In the Poetry category we see the familiar Adrienne Rich, one of America’s foremost feminist poets, with her collection […]

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More Zombie Killing Madness in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record


Put all your doubts aside and prepare for even more zombie killing madness with the latest sequel from Capcom – Dead Rising 2: Off the Record! Get an all new view on what was happening behind the scenes while Chuck Greene was trying desperately to find some Zombrex. This time we go back to the […]

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The Soil Support Freshlyground for Joburg Tour Dates


The intoxicating ‘kasi soul’ accapella group, The Soil – comprised of Ntsika Fana Ngxanga, Luphindo Ngxanga, and Buhlebendalo Mda – have embraced the opportunity to open for Freshlyground’s Johannesburg tour dates with open arms. ‘We are truly honoured to have been selected by Freshlyground to perform at their shows in Joburg’ says Ntsika of The […]

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