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I just love the smell of paper and feeling its texture on my fingers  I am mindful of the fact that we should conserve the environment and consume less paper, but, when it comes to reading a good book at bedtime or on a rainy day, nothing beats a hard copy for me.

Just for the record, I enrolled at my local library… yes, it is old school, but I just love it.  If I can’t find a book at the library, I will buy it online.

Everybody has their own preference; it doesn’t matter, as long as you keep reading!

My favourite’s for this month!

Factory Girls

I have always yearned to learn more about China and its economy, the factories and stories of migrants working there.  Leslie T. Chang wrote this brilliant book about real-life experience living in the industrial cities.  

In a world where people are quite judgmental about products manufactured in China, this book gave me a fresh perspective. Her memoir gave me this new found appreciation for any merchandise manufactured in China and the stories behind these products.

The book takes us deeper into their rich culture, ancient and modern day. In a weird sense these girls working in factories inspired me to evaluate my own work ethic, to persevere, work hard and keep moving forward to success.  Click here to get your copy.

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You only have to be right once

Wow, wow, wow!  Fuel your entrepreneurial spirit with this must read! I am addicted and I know even if you are happy with your job and life, there is always this little voice inside you, that is thinking about just how did these ‘online giants’ like Facebook, Airbnb, Snapchat, Instagram and WhatsApp got their idea to fly and change the world, just to name a few.

We all have to start somewhere, the keyword in this sentence is… start!  You can get your copy here!

www.lisemariefourie.com

Extra Virginity – The sublime and scandalous world of Olive oil

With my passion for health and healthy food – this is an excellent but shocking read.  Tom Mueller did amazing research of the olive oil trade in Italy, Spain, Northern Africa and many more countries.  This book has changed the way I look at the quality and source of my Olive Oil  Food fraud is a major issue worldwide, and we need to stay on top of information regarding food and our health.  Get your copy here!

www.lisemariefourie.com

A Map of the World – A Novel

This book is also featured on Oprahs’ Book Club – for me, her book club is a trustworthy source of reading materials and I am quite selective.  If you are looking for a great fiction read this is it! I just loved it – friendship, marriage, children, society, a series of events and life just as it happens.  I could not put it down… Get your copy here!

www.lisemariefourie.com

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