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What I’m Reading: Jan Braai

FireworksSunday Times Lifestyle Magazine:

Jan Braai, aka Jan Scannell, is the driving force behind National Braai Day and the author of Fireworks, in which he reveals the secrets of great braaiing.

I’ve just finished reading Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed. It’s an autobiography by a woman who walked a large part of the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. I bought it because the cover had a large, broken-in, leather hiking boot on it. The chapters where she hikes are great, but not the parts where I had to read about her personal problems. I’m now quite keen to do a nice hike though.

Before that I read nice light entertainment in the whole Harry Hole series of books by Jo Nesbo on my Kindle. But then I lost (forgot) the Kindle on a plane. Whenever there is a new Deon Meyer book, I read it immediately and my all-time favourite books include Catch-22 (Joseph Heller), Adrift on the Open Veld (Deneys Reitz) and Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer).

I love reading but I do it purely for pleasure and leisure. When I study a subject, I do so on the internet.

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