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BOOK BLOGGER INTERVIEW: MARIJA // INSIDE MY LIBRARY MIND

Hey guys! I’m back with another book blogger interview post and todays guest is Marija who blogs at Inside my library mind. I really love reading her posts and she writes some of the best discussion posts in the book blogging community. So I’m really excited about this post.

p.s the bold letters are the questions and some commentary by me 😊 Lets go!

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Hello Marija. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

  • Hey everyone, my name’s Marija, I am a student and blogger and I blog @ Inside My Library Mind. I like coffee (a lot), video games and books obviously.
What’s life like as an international book blogger?
  • It is what it is. Being an international blogger can be really frustrating, since ARCs aren’t as available, we can’t go to conventions or author events etc. so that can be a bit discouraging at times. I find that a lot of people who aren’t from the US or the UK feel the same way and share the same grievances. International bloggers tend to feel a bit left out at times, so that’s something that I struggle with a bit. Other than that, when it comes to other readers and bloggers, it’s amazing.

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MAY WRAP UP //BLOGGING, DEADPOOL 2 AND LIFE

May is almost over. This year is going by so fast but I’m excited about starting a new month because ive got so many things planned out for June. So here is my May Wrap up.

LIFE UPDATES

  • Getting ready to go for industrial training. I’m excited but also really nervous. I mean I’m going to a totally new environment to stay with people I have never met before and I’ll most likely meet a lot of new people at the company. I’m excited because I feel I’ll learn a lot. Wish me luck.

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BOOK BLOGGER INTERVIEW: JULIANNA//PAPER BLOTS

Welcome back to the book blogger interview series where I introduce you to amazing Book Bloggers out there.

Today we have Julianna who blogs at Paper Blots

Lets get this party started!! p.s: the words written in bold are the questions and some comments by me.

Hi Julianna. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

  • I’m a book blogger who probably talks about food too much! I’m a Chinese American and honestly CHINESE FOOD IS THE BEST. Authentic Chinese food, of course. *stares loathingly at Americanized Chinese Food even though I actually like Americanized Chinese Food*

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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”