Welcome to another October bookworms post. I’ve been a little MIA recently but I’m glad to be back and can’t wait for you to meet these bookworms.
First up is bookstagrammer Hawa
Hello Hawa. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hey everyone! My name is Hawa. I was born and raised in Maryland (United States) and I have West African roots (Guinea and Sierra Leone). My birthday is October 4th. My hobbies include reading (of course), going to concerts, watching movies and napping! Continue reading “OCTOBER BOOKWORMS #3”→
Hello Jacqueline. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi! My name is Jacqueline, otherwise known as The Pufflehuffle Kitteh, a disabled book blogger/instagrammer from the UK. I’m 25 on October 18th, and autumn is my favourite season. My hobbies aren’t all the interesting to be honest, I live and breathe books. I read, draw (sometimes), sew and care for my two kitties.
Why did you decide to start a blog/ bookstagram?
As someone who was reviewing in different places such as Goodreads and Amazon anyways, I felt it was only natural to start up a blog to store all my reviews and thoughts in one place. I actually started on Instagram as a personal account, but it was pretty much all books with the odd personal dotted in. Then I stumbled across Bookstagram and fell in love. That was a few years ago. I haven’t looked back since.
Hey guys! So I mentioned in a previous post that I’ve got some fun posts lined up this month because its my birthday month. Well here is one of them, I decided to feature book bloggers and bookstagrammer born in October. I’m excited about this so please wish them all a happy birthday and check out their sites. Thank you.
Hello Jenny. can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi! I’m Tecsie (or Jenny) from Finland and my birthday is on October 13th so it’s pretty spooky! I’m obviously a fan of books but I also enjoy video games a lot and am currently studying making them, my focus being on the art side of it. Continue reading “OCTOBER BOOKWORMS”→
Happy New Month everyone. I know I always say this but I really can’t believe we are in October now like what? The year is almost over and I feel I haven’t really accomplished anything. So what are your plans for October and how was September? Here’s my answer
So September was a month of disappointments and triumphs. I struggled with a lot of things and I didn’t blog much. I was stressed with work and all. But towards the end of the month, I started to get back in sync with things and the goals I needed to accomplish became much more clearer. So I just want to thank my personal cheerleaders: Fade @ Thatlagosgirl and Nandini @ Unputdownablebooks for all the support.
I was so bad at blogging last month and only put up posts on the blog which are:
A review of A Country of Extraordinary Ghosts by Onyeka Nwelue, a Nigerian author. This book is such a weird book, it takes you on a whirlwind from Sodom to Nigeria then Rome following a man trying to figure out how he came to be in a place while engaging in all kinds of debauchery.
A mini review of two books I read and loved in September. A graphic novel with an all-female space crew and a YA book about family, loyalty, tattoos and skin books. Check it out, mini-reviews: Space adventures and Skin books.
This is a graphic novel that follows a Mia, girl in space on a quest to find her lost love and the space crew she is part of. Told in flashbacks and present time, it tells you about her past and her time with her present space crew who also have their own secrets. I loved the art, it was gorgeous and the world in this book is so unique and seriously the space crew has the coolest job ever : restoring old buildings in space. I love how friendship between the girls is put in the forefront here, the girls are accepting of each other and willing to fight for each other no matter what.
This book has such an interesting storyline. Taking us on a wild ride from Sodom (yeah Sodom in the Bible) to the slums of Lagos then Rome as we follow the narrator through his adventures. The narrator tries to get used to life in Lagos with the help of his only friend Bolu while trying to makes sense of how he got to Lagos and if he can return to Sodom. He takes part in all manner of debauchery just as he witnesses more of it around him. There is so much of it that some might say its unrealistic but it just goes to show how the world has descended into so much perversion. It highlights themes like rape, pedophilia, sexual abuse, religious hypocrisy, mental illness and many more. Continue reading “A COUNTRY OF EXTRAORDINARY GHOSTS – ONYEKA NWELUE”→
He is the only one of his family without the daan. They say this makes him ideal; no traditional markings on his face to identify him should he die. No way to trace him back to his family. He is young, not yet fifteen, too young for the daan ceremony. This is what she says to him when she comes to choose him.
That he is young and that he is skilled and that he is steady. This, she says, is all that matters.
He does not feel young. He feels hungry, the sort of hungry that gnaws at him day and night, until it is so much his companion he does not know how to live without it. He feels hard, because he knows how to take a beating, how to fall just so when a guard hits him with a baton. He feels angry, so angry, the sort of anger that does not need fuel.
He is invisible in a sea of invisible faces.
So we are more than halfway through the year and many a lot of books are still being released this year. So I gathered a list of some of the books written by Nigerian authors that will be published from Aug – Sept so if you are a lover of Nigerian literature this list is for you. If you are looking to start reading Nigerian literature check out this list too and get introduced to great authors.
Hi everyone!!! How have you all been. I’m part of the blog tour of The Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton and this post is a little special.
Mia Rose is stuck in a predicament: she has to marry the prince. But she would rather be a hunter, roaming the lands and bringing the murderous Gwyrach to justice. So she hatches a plan but things don’t work out as planned and then discovers that she is the very thing that she hates, she is a Gwyrach. One thing I loved about this book was the ending and how plot twist after plot twists were introduced. It was a little cliché though but touched on important themes like feminism , misogyny , the freedom to love who ever we want to love with a diverse cast of characters. It was an enjoyable read, with lots of tropes though and I had some issues with it but that will be discussed in a more indepth review. But todays post is about something else. Something delicious. Continue reading “HEART OF THORNS RECIPE + GIVEAWAY”→