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MINI REVIEWS: SPACE ADVENTURE AND SKIN BOOKS

Welcome to another mini review post were I review a front list book and a back list book which I enjoyed. 

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ON A SUNBEAM BY TILLIE WALDEN

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.

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A COUNTRY OF EXTRAORDINARY GHOSTS – ONYEKA NWELUE

Title: A Country Of Extraordinary Ghostscountyr of extraordinary ghosts

Author: Onyeka Nwelue

Publisher: Blues and Hills

Year: 2018

Category: Fiction

ISBN: 978-1725659278

 

 

REVIEW

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”

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MIRAGE BY SOMAIYA DAUD (EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY)

EXCERPT

Prologue

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.

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SOME UPCOMING RELEASES BY NIGERIAN AUTHORS (AUG – DEC 2018)

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.

LA GUARDIA BY NNEDI OKORAFOR

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HEART OF THORNS RECIPE + GIVEAWAY

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”

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FAVOURITE POSTS OF JUNE

Hi everyone. So is it just me or did June just go by so fast. I thought it would be much slower but it had other plans. Cant believe we are halway through 2018 already.

This is me trying to understand how the month went by so quickly.

How has the month been for you? Mine has been fun and stressful. So many things happened this month,I started my IT which is fun and also a little disappointing. I met up with some friends I haven seen in a while.

A lot of sad stuff happened in my country too. I don’t want this to become a political rant but it hurts when you see your fellow Nigerians dying for no good reason. Their deaths could have been easily avoided but because of the rampant corruption and bad leadership we have lost more lives in recent times. I’m angry, not with the government but with myself because I feel so powerless and I can’t do anything to stop it. A lot of shit has been happening all over the world too and some days I just want to give up on humanity.

Well enough with the doom and gloom. Here are my favourite posts of this month. Enjoy.

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  • Nandini’s post about the challenges of being an Indian Bibliophile and the Indian Lit readathon she organised with her fellow Indian book bloggers. Anyone is free to participate and you can see the prompts in the post. So if you want to read more diverse books sign up for this and get your TBR ready. 😉
  • Laura @ Whatshotblog talks about an issue that been debated on for a while and she believes its time for book bloggers to get paid and I agree with her. We put so much time and effort into our blogs to promote books we love so I think we should get paid like other bloggers in different niches. Although yes some publishers and authors don’t have the budget for it but what about those that have. The part about lifestyle bloggers being paid to promote a book while book bloggers aren’t paid to promote the same book is just unfair too. So check out the post and see if you agree or disagree.
  • In a messy world talks about why she wants to be more like Mr Bean and to be honest it really brightened up my day. If you have watched Mr Beans’s movies you will notice that he is carefree and does what he wants regardless of what people might think of him which results in hilarious situations. So here’s to living life, being ourselves , pursuing our passions , being our awkward glorious selves and not giving a damn what people think.

  • Vicky talks about privilege in the publishing and book blogging community and its a great post and I could relate to a lot of her points cause hello, International book blogger here. I think we all should read this post and start doing something about this.
  • .Afoma Umesi interviewed Atoke, the author of +234 – An Awkward guide to being a Nigerian and I laughed so much reading this post. It might make a lot more sense to my fellow Nigerians but you all have to read this and also all the other interviews Afoma has done. She has interviewed authors, book bloggers, bookstagramers and editors.
  • Okay time for some shameless self promo but I interviewed Marija of Inside my library mind book blog and it was so much fun and im proud of the post so check it out guys. Marija is a great blogger. So if you want to know more about Marija and her blog and feast your eyes on some Brooklyn nine-nine Gifs , now is your chance. Go ahead, no need to thank me 😌😌

The favourite posts of the month meme was created by Kristin @ KristinKravesBooks and anyone can participate. Just create your post and link back to her blog post.

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Chat time! Have you watched any Mr Bean movie? What are your favourite posts of the month? How has the first half of 2018 been for you? Happy new month in advance everyone. Wishing you all the best in July, Keep slaying. 😘😘

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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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