Friday January 1st, 2016 Nicoletta

Hitting the Books

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Nicoletta

Academic Director at English One
Nicoletta is the co-founder of English One. She holds a Dip. TESOL (licentiate) from Trinity College, London. She is a passionate teacher and teacher trainer with well over a decade of EFL experience.
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I was recently asked what was on my playlist and it occurred to me that I do not have one. I listen to what catches my fancy at that moment, pretty much like how I read. That said, when I am about to get some R&R I do compile a reading list.


So what is on my list for this year?b4sleep

I visited my local book seller at my favourite market and had a lengthy discussion on what is thought-provoking and recommended “Before I go to sleep” by SJ Watson – A crime thriller about a woman who loses her memory every time she goes to sleep. The question is – do memories define us?

I also got my hands on a magical, human triumph “Who fears Death” by Congolese writer Nnedi Okorafor. This gem of a book is about a woman who had a violent start to life and an incredibly challenging and painful youth in post-apocalyptic Africa. This is a true life story that reminds us of how strong we are and the resilience of women!

My last book is by local writer Lauren Beukes who has been dubbed the South African Stephen King – “The Shining Girls”. An intriguing suspense fiction about a time-travelling serial killer which was recommended to me by Kam!

So, where will I be found in the next 7 days?  Lying next to the pool, with an ice-cold drink, immersed in my books!who_fears_death


Here are some idioms dedicated to reading:

  • To hit the books – to study hard or do some serious reading
  • To read between the lines – understanding something that is not openly clear
  • To read someone the riot act – to shout at someone
  • Don’t judge a book by its cover – don t make conclusions about someone or something based on appearance.

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Nicoletta

Nicoletta is the co-founder of English One. She holds a Dip. TESOL (licentiate) from Trinity College, London. She is a passionate teacher and teacher trainer with well over a decade of EFL experience.

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