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UNFORGETTABLE BOOKISH MEMORIES TAG // BOOKS, HIDDEN BOOKSHOPS AND READING BOOKS OUT OF ORDER

I saw this tag on Kristin @Kristin Kraves Books blog and I just had to do it. This tag was created by Lisa@A Book Calls. Hope you guys enjoy reading this, all my precious memories related to books.

No. 1: The First Book You Ever Read (Or Was Read To You)

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The first book I can remember reading is The Little White Rabbit and Other Stories by Enid Blyton. I read it so many times and it had some illustrations in it. I can still remember the story of the white rabbit who fell into a barrel of tar (I think)  and his mom washed him and hung him up to dry. Can’t really remember the other stories but I know there were some about fairies and little kids. The book was a little worn out before I read it because my sisters had read it before me. I have no idea where it is now though. Continue reading “UNFORGETTABLE BOOKISH MEMORIES TAG // BOOKS, HIDDEN BOOKSHOPS AND READING BOOKS OUT OF ORDER”

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FAIRIES, A NECKLACE AND A LITTLE GIRL ON A QUEST: THE CITY ON THE OTHER SIDE BOOK REVIEW

I’ve been really getting into graphic novel lately and this one did not disappoint.

The city on the other side is a middle grade fantasy graphic novel about a girl called Isabel who lives in San Francisco with a mother who isn’t interested in her and a father who is too busy with his sculptures. One day during a visit to her father she stumbles upon a fairy on a mission to deliver a magical necklace and is thrust into a war between fairies. With a new friend Benjie and mushroom faerie Button, Isabel must embark on this quest with the fate of the faerie world and the human world on the line.

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First of all the graphics are really gorgeous. It really added to the book and made the world of the fairies feel much more real. The art is vibrant and colourful. The Seelie and Unseelies are both fairies but when a war breaks out between them, all that lies between the Unseelies and total victory is a necklace. The faeries come in different shapes and sizes which make the faerie world  more intriguing. Continue reading “FAIRIES, A NECKLACE AND A LITTLE GIRL ON A QUEST: THE CITY ON THE OTHER SIDE BOOK REVIEW”

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MARCH + APRIL WRAP UP (IM BACK PEOPLE😎)

 

IM BAAACCKKK!!!

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HAPPY NEW MONTH!!!

How have you all been? I ended up taking an involuntary hiatus from my blog due to exams and practical’s. Was so busy I just didn’t have time to blog or blog hop at all. I also read only one  book in April😭 😭. Good news is exams are almost over yay 💃💃 and now I’m going to be back on my blog. Thanks to all of you who stuck with me, people were  still following me despite the fact that I wasn’t active, I’m touched. So here is a quick wrap-up of March and April.

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BLOG TOUR: LOOKING FOR DEI BOOK REVIEW// MAGIC, RUNES AND THE POWER OF BROKEN PEOPLE + GIVEAWAY

“Nara, you aren’t gifted. And you aren’t blessed. I truly don’t know what you are”

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Fifteen year old Nara has a secret. She has magic, powers beyond anyone’s wildest imaginations but she must keep it secret , at least until the announcement ceremony where the gifted, people with magical powers are revealed. There hasn’t been a gifted in Dimmitt, the little poor town where she lives with her father, in years. When Nara finds out why, she decides to fix it setting off a series of events which forces her, her father and her best friend Mykel to flee from the village and sets her off on a journey  filled with danger as she learns more about herself and her powers. Continue reading “BLOG TOUR: LOOKING FOR DEI BOOK REVIEW// MAGIC, RUNES AND THE POWER OF BROKEN PEOPLE + GIVEAWAY”

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MINI REVIEWS: DANCE, MAN PETS, BUTTERFLIES AND COMICS

HAPPY NEW MONTH EVERYONE!!! 🎊🎊🎉

Recently I went on a graphic novel/comics binge on Netgalley and got approved for a bunch of them. I found out that graphic novels helped bring me out of reading slump as they are short, easy to read and bursting with great illustrations. I hardly used to read graphic novels before apart from Japanese manga I read occasionally.

So here are the ones I loved.

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FEBRUARY BOOK HAUL

Hello everyone.  How’s your weekend going?

So my friend gifted me money for Valentine’s day and guess what I used it to buy (drumroll please)… BOOKS.  I FINALLY got the books I ordered in February . I ordered them from The BookDealerng, an online Nigerian bookstore and there was a little delay due to unforeseen events but I finally got them yesterday and it totally made my day. What better way to spend the weekend than reading some great books and eating cake, am I right?

So here are the books I bought.

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ZAHRAH THE WINDSEEKER: Written by Nnedi Okorafor, the author of the Binti trilogy, Akata witch, Who fears death and other great books. This is actually her debut novel and it’s a children’s / young adult novel about a girl called Zahrah who was born with dada (dreadlocks) that has vines growing in them. I started reading it last night and I am really enjoying it. The world present in this book is fascinating, everything is centered around plants, Computers are grown from seeds, buildings are made from plants and there are several fascinating creatures. We follow Zahrah as she explores a jungle which is the strangest, most mysterious place in their world in order to save her friend. You can get it on Amazon, if you are in Nigeria you can get it from Jumia or any bookstore that sells books published by Farafina Books. Continue reading “FEBRUARY BOOK HAUL”

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Celebrating Female Nigerian Authors

Happy International Women’s day. I’m glad there is a day where the whole world celebrates women,  women should be celebrated everyday of course because we are AMAZING. So this post was supposed to be published next month but I decided to move it up to today because of what this day represents. I want to celebrate Female Nigerian Authors today and here is a list of  some of the  great Nigerian female authors who are taking Nigerian literature to the world and rocking the literary scene.

 

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TOMI ADEYEMI: Well if you haven’t heard of her then you have been living under a rock my friend. She is the author of Children of Blood and Bone which was published on the 6th of march and  is already making waves all over the world. Continue reading “Celebrating Female Nigerian Authors”

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FEBRUARY WRAP UP + FAVOURITE BLOG POSTS OF THE MONTH// BLOGGER GROUPS, BOOK MAIL, FUN

HAPPY NEW MONTH EVERYONE! And to my fellow bookworms Happy Book Day.

How was February? Well for me it was a whirlwind of classes, books, fun and so many other things.

So this is officially my first wrap up post on this blog. Yay. Milestone for this small book blogger, it shows I have been a little constant with blogging.

So in February I joined a blogging group for new book bloggers on Discord and I wish I had heard about it and joined sooner. The group was created by Evelina who blogs at Avalinahbooks. There is also a separate group for international book bloggers and there I met another Nigerian Book blogger, Lara (check out her blog you guys). I didn’t realize how lonely I felt as a Nigerian book blogger until I met her, talking to someone who blogs about books and goes through the same issues you do in your country is great. Now we chat about books, life in Nigeria, outrageous shipping rates and girl stuff on twitter. Am I friends with you on Twitter yet? Continue reading “FEBRUARY WRAP UP + FAVOURITE BLOG POSTS OF THE MONTH// BLOGGER GROUPS, BOOK MAIL, FUN”

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BOOK REVIEW// THE BELLES BY DHONIELLE CLAYTON

                                                   Beauty is in the blood.

First of all, OMG, THIS BOOK IS AMAZING.

This is the first book I’ve read in a while that made my heart race and it brought me out of my reading slump. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

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The plot was great, it went along smoothly and was engaging and full of plot twists that made me not want to put down the book. The book is set in the Fictional world of New Orleans where people are born grey and ugly. But with the power of the Belles they can be made beautiful . The Belles are girls who are gifted with the power to make people beautiful by the Goddess of Beauty. The main character, Camellia who wants nothing more than to be the queens favourite Belle and get to stay in the palace and attend to royalty. Things don’t really go her way and that’s where it all starts to unravel. She soon uncovers dark secrets about the Belle’s and discovers that her powers are greater than she had ever imagines and has to make a choice that may put her life at risk in a land where beauty is prized above all else.

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FAVORITE BLOG POSTS OF THE MONTH//JANUARY

Wow. January is practically over. One month down in 2018. How are you all holding up? Hope you have put all your goals and resolutions into work? Favourite blog posts of the month is a book meme created by  Kristin Kraves Books. Such a great idea, to share your favourite posts with others which will allow your readers discover  great  sites and also gives the sites more traffic and love. So here is my list.

  • First up is the Book Banque most anticipated books of 2018  written by writers of African descent. In this blog post, several writers, editors, book bloggers list their most anticipated books of 2018 by African writers. Books like Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Hold by Michael Donkor and Speak no Evil by Uzodinma Iweala make this amazing list.

 

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