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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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WWW Wednesday

Hey book lovers. How is your week going?  This is my first time doing the WWW Wednesday book meme. It is hosted by Sam @ Taking in a World of Words. Anyone can join in the fun, all you have to do is answer three questions:

What are you currently reading, what did you recently finish reading and what do you think you’ll read next?

WHAT DID I RECENTLY FINISH READING?

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TEN BOOKS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR READING IN 2018 (PART 2)

Happy New Year everyone. Still can’t believe we are in 2018, last year flew by so fast. This is my first post of the year and I hope you all enjoy it and discover new books  by amazing authors to add to your TBR. This is the second part of my list of ten books to diversify your reading in 2018, you can find the first part HERE.

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WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI BY SANDHYA MENON

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope we are all enjoying the holidays.  It has been a crazy year for me. I started blogging this year and it has been good. Thanks to all my followers and the people currently reading this. You guys are awesome. So this is the review of When Dimple met Rishi written by Sandhya Menon.

SUMMARY

Dimple shah knows what she wants and it’s definitely not getting an ideal husband like her mother wants her to. She just wants to go to the summer camp for aspiring web developers and work on her passion. Enter Rishi Patel, when he finds out he will be attending summer camp with his wife to  be , he is all for it.  But what will happen when Rishi, a hopeless romantic who loves tradition meets dimple, spirited girl who is trying to break free from tradition?

So let’s get on with the review.

“Hello, future wife,” he said, his voice bubbling with glee. “I can’t wait to get started on the rest of our lives!”

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BOOK BLOGGER INTERVIEW: MAY//FOREVER AND EVERLY

Welcome back to the book blogger interview series where I untroduce you to amazing book bloggers out there.

Today we have May from Forever and Everly blog. Lets get started.

Hi May. Tell us a little about yourself

  • Hi there! I’m May, also known as the Mango Queen to my loyal followers. I blog at Forever and Everly (which you should be checking out right now because I’m extremely hilarious and amazing and talk about mangoes all the time. I’m also very modest). I also love to read YA books, write books & poetry, dance, and review books!

What inspired you to be a book blogger?

  • I originally started out as what I like to call a personal blogger. But as I got more immersed into the bookish world and found many good books in the Young Adult genre, my posts started turning more bookish. And as for why I just started blogging in general — I’d always wanted to start a blog, but it wasn’t until I saw a friend of mine’s WordPress blog that I actually made that dream came true!

Why do you love mangoes so much?

  • I love mangoes because they are so DELICIOUS???? They are literally one of my favorite foods in the world. They’re sweet, have just the right texture, and just like, melt in your mouth?? They are heaven.


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10 books to diversify your reading in 2018
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TEN BOOKS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR READING IN 2018. (PART 1)

Hey book lovers.

A lot of diverse books came out in 2017. Books written by different authors from different races with unique main characters and worlds. It was good to see people being properly represented in books, giving the rest of the world insight into the lives of different races around the world and challenging stereotypes. We are finally having more writers of color and their books are sold and read worldwide.

So here are some books you should add to your TBR list to diversify your reading in 2018. It’s never too early to start planning.

children of blood and bone by tomi adeyemi
The book cover though 😍😍

CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE: Written by Nigerian author Tomi Adeyemi. The story is set in Orisha, a land of magic or at least it was until the day magic disappeared and the maji were slaughtered under the orders of the king. It is the story of Zelie Adebola and her struggle to bring magic back to her people and the land of Orisha.  To do this she must team up wih rogue princess, Amari and strike back against the monarchy and the crown prince who is hell-bent on eradicating magic…for good. Continue reading “TEN BOOKS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR READING IN 2018. (PART 1)”

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BOOK BLOGGER INTERVIEW SERIES: CAIT//PAPER FURY

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

First up is (Drum roll pls ) Cait who blogs at Paper Fury.

Let’s get started. p.s: the words written in bold are the questions and silly banter by me.

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

Hi! My name is Cait, or CG Drews, and I’m an Aussie (Australian) book blogger, author, and cake enthusiast!

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10 UNFORGETTABLE BOOKS FROM MY CHILDHOOD

Happy new month !!! Wow the months flew by so fast.
Time to share some Book love. These are the books I read in primary and junior secondary school that I fondly remember. They made me get interested in reading and writing books. Most of them are written by Nigerian authors with a few foreign authors. Most of the books were written before I was born and some of the Authors have passed on (May their souls rest in peace) but their books remain unforgetable classics in Nigeria.

  • EZE GOES TO SCHOOL: Written by Ajayi Crowther and Onuora Nzekwu. Eze is determined to go to school with the death of his father and misuse of his fathers wealth by relatives to being the man of the house, Eze has to face a lot of challenges to achieve his dream. It has a sequel called Eze goes to college which funny enough I never read.
    Eze goes to school is one of the earliest books I can remember reading. It shows the mentality most Nigerians  have that a good education equals a good life or more opportunities in life. But in present times that is not the case as many graduates are unemployed and the Nigerian education system is in decay.

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BOOK REVIEW – BINTI: HOME BY NNEDI OKORAFOR

Binti: Home is full of action, emotions, unpredictability and strange things.

It is the sequel to Binti which follows the story of Binti, a Himba girl who ran away from home to study at an intergalactic university and along the way is thrust into a war between humans and aliens called Meduse. It is the second novel in the award-winning Binti series by Nnedi Okorafor.

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YOUNGEST FEMALE AUTHOR TO BE SIGNED BY FABER & FABER: CHIBUNDU ONUZO.

“Don’t let anyone tell you that your youth means that your perspective of the world is not valid – Chibundu Onuzo, in her interview with the Barbara Kasumu”

Chibundu is a Nigerian novelist whose full name is Imachibundu Oluwadara Onuzo. Born in 1991 as the youngest of four children to a Yoruba mother and an Igbo father. She spent her childhood years in Lagos which would have an effect on her books and moved to England at 14 to study at an all-girls school. She has always had a passion for writing since she was a little child and at the age of 17 she started writing her first novel, the Spider Kings Daughter.

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