I had to go to the dentist this week.
This is news, because I hate the dentist. I religiously go to 6-monthly check-ups bc I have to in order to avoid ever getting to the point where I had to have extractions and a bridge put in like I did ages ago. It stuck with me okay??
My dentist is actually a sweet guy — he lets me have my earphones on with my music turned way up when I go for cleaning, so I don’t have to listen to the drill.
I know, I’m old and decrepit, but I’m not over it, so there.
So when I started feeling achiness in my upper jaw, right hand side I had to bit the bullet and make an appointment well before I was due in. I’ve had like a week of expecting the worst — like a root canal, because he warned me it might happen at some point. I’ll save you the gory details of my teeth at one stage before he set me straight me, and filled in the stupid tooth.
So, here’s your PSA for the week:
Don’t use whitening toothpaste. Because it’s the equivalent of bleaching your teeth, like putting peroxide on your hair — which as you all know, if you’re not taking care of your hair after changing colour, it’s gonna suck. Whitening toothpaste on it’s own (if whitening is included with a toothpaste that is supposed to take care of your gums or whatever, apparently that’s okay) does stuff to the enamel of your teeth, making it more sensitive.
X-rays are all clear, and everything looks normal otherwise. So I am going to go with this and not use whitening toothpaste and hope for the best.
There you go. Go forth and have safe, non-sensitive teeth! 🙂
Inspector Albertus Beeslaar is a traumatized cop who has abandoned tough city policing and a broken relationship in Johannesburg for a backwater post on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. But his dream of rural peace is soon shattered by the repeated attacks of a brutally efficient crime syndicate, as he struggles to train and connect with rookie local cops, Ghaap and Pyl, who resent his brusqueness and his old-school ways.
A beautiful and eccentric artist and her four-year-old adopted daughter are murdered on a local farm, and angry white farmers point to her enigmatic Bushman farm manager as a key suspect. Along with Ghaap and Pyl, Beeslaar is plunged into the intrigue and racial tensions of the community and finds that violence knows no geographical or ethnic boundaries.
Weeping Waters marks the beginning of a great new series with a striking new setting, a strong ensemble cast of characters and suspenseful storylines.
I am so ready for another South African mystery while waiting for the next Tannie Maria book! This one is darker, but I can work with darker heh.
Freya has a new virtual assistant. It knows what she likes, knows what she wants and knows whose voice she most needs to hear: her missing sister’s.
It adopts her sister’s personality, recreating her through a life lived online. But this virtual version of her knows things it shouldn’t be possible to know.
It’s almost as if the missing girl is still out there somewhere, feeding fresh updates into the cloud. But that’s impossible. Isn’t it?
Okay, then robots are taking over the world, or VAs in this case. But seriously, is anyone else seriously creeped out?
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg hits the ground running in a breakneck thriller where truth and fiction collide for the unluckiest writer alive.
When a passenger jet crashes onto the beaches of Waikiki, bestselling thriller writer Ian Ludlow knows the horrific tragedy wasn’t an accident.
Years before, the CIA enlisted Ian to dream up terrorism scenarios to prepare the government for nightmares they couldn’t imagine. Now one of those schemes has come true, and Ian is the only person alive who knows how it was done…and who is behind the plot. That makes him too dangerous to live.
Ian goes on the run, sweeping up an innocent bystander in his plight–Margo French, a dog walker and aspiring singer. They are pursued by assassins and an all-seeing global-intelligence network that won’t stop until Ian and Margo are dead. Ian has written thrillers like this before, but this time he doesn’t know how it’s going to end–or if he will be alive to find out.
I’ve never read Goldberg before, but this speaks to my literary bent right now. Am listening to the quirkiest of quirky books, but it’s so cute and it’s all about books, so I’m pleased to have found something like this on the other end of the spectrum in thrillers.
THE TOP TEN INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE YOU CAN’T MISS…
“A cracking read…Our Little Secret builds to a deliciously dark conclusion.” –Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10
Roz Nay’s Our Little Secret is a twisted tale of love, pain, and revenge that will stay with the reader long after they turn the last page.
They say you never forget your first love. What they don’t say though, is that sometimes your first love won’t forget you…
A police interview room is the last place Angela expected to find herself today. It’s been hours, and they keep asking her the same inane questions over and over. “How do you know the victim?” “What’s your relationship with Mr. Parker?” Her ex’s wife has gone missing, and anyone who was close to the couple is a suspect. Angela is tired of the bottomless questions and tired of the cold room that stays the same while a rotating litany of interrogators changes shifts around her. But when criminologist Novak takes over, she can tell he’s not like the others. He’s ready to listen, and she knows he’ll understand. When she tells him that her story begins a decade before, long before Saskia was in the picture, he gives her the floor.
A twenty-something young professional, Angela claims to have no involvement. How could she? It’s been years since she and H.P., Mr. Parker that is, were together. As her story unfolds, it deepens and darkens. There’s a lot to unpack… betrayal, jealousy, and a group of people who all have motives for retribution. If Angela is telling the truth, then who’s lying?
This sounds like a complex character piece, and I am liking the focus onNovak and Angela in an interrogation room. Also, if I’ve seen this on your blog and commented, thank you for bringing this onto my radar!
In the far future, chocolate is Earth’s only unique commodity one that everyone else in the galaxy is willing to kill to get their hands, paws and tentacles on.
Latina culinary arts student, Bo Benitez, becomes a fugitive when she’s caught stealing a cacao pod from one of the heavily-defended plantations that keep chocolate, Earth’s sole valuable export, safe from a hungry galaxy.
Forces array against her including her alien boyfriend and a reptilian cop. But when she escapes onto an unmarked starship things go from bad to worse: it belongs to the race famed throughout the galaxy for eating stowaways! Surrounded by dangerous yet hunky aliens, Bo starts to uncover clues that the threat to Earth may be bigger than she first thought.
100% a future space adventure and dystopia I am ready for. Also, hunky aliens. The only one I can think of right now is Thor, so that list needs to grow.
Free Chocolate amirite???
… also, what’s with the orange covers? Is that a new thriller trend?