I shivered, cried, stared into blank space, laughed out loud, closed my eyes in embarrassment, thought hard about life, wrote interesting pieces just because of Chimamanda Adichie’s Half Of A Yellow Sun. I had read another book by her, The Thing Around Your Neck which my lovely sister, Kemi reviewed here but I did not expect what … More Through Chimamanda Adichie I saw a side of the rising sun
If you ever read Sidney Sheldon then this book is right up your alley. Lots of conspiracies between characters for one common goal can be found in this book, of course one party has to get greedy and sell the other one out. … More FREEDOM BY OCTOBER BY ADEOYE ADETOBA
This war is against self It’s self inflicted Self imposed Self experienced A lonesome war This war is haunted by a thousand Blows of disappointment Many years of rejection And lack This war is inside of you Your Good nudged aside by the bad Terrible past This war is owned It’s yours You own … More THIS WAR IS AGAINST SELF
No, I’m not talking about food guys. Though I do like to have second helpings of beans and plantain (my ‘bestest’ food in the whole wide world) and jollof rice (cooked Nigerian style). But no, this is not a food blog. I am talking about second helpings of books people! Has anyone ever felt like … More Second Helpings Anyone?
I have a book stacking problem, maybe someone out there can help me? … More Where do you keep your books?
Death to good byes He was never good at good byes By and by she had observed The first good bye after they tied the knot: He had hurried off without a backward glance His mind already miles away 1000 dollars in his pocket and Bills looming in his future He had no time for … More DEATH TO GOOD BYES
If you want to have an insight into the lives of five past presidents of the United States then this book by Bob Greene is your passport. You will come away feeling like you have been at a fireside chat, a warm conversation where the story flows like good wine at a party. That was … More Bob Greene and five ex-presidents of the United States.
You’ll never see me cry
You’ll never see me beg
You’ll only see me waltz
through the fire
you started … More Drops of poetry
Ruby who takes her virginity clumsily in a car after asking her “do you want to see my little one-eyed snake”? … More Have you read The Book of Ruth?
I found myself drifting away away from the way of social media meditating on the essence of life’s essence Now I am making my bed on the sea of life choppy as they may be I will stay afloat float towards peace and tranquility and keep my feet in the waves. Kemibon
I am sure that most readers can relate to this experience; I get very upset with people who return the book I lend them with all sorts of stains, marks or even ripped pages! You know the shock you get when someone scratches your car or leaves a dent on it? That’s how I feel … More What happened to the pages?!
Elie Wiesel’s haunting account in Night brought to the fore the depth of cruelty and callousness of man to his fellowman. This is no ordinary account; it is the harsh, unbelievable terror that was unleashed in the 1930’s and into the 1940’s. Perhaps what is most daunting for the reader is the reality … More Night