This is the first book I am reading by this author and it happens to be her first book as well. I also got to know that she has a book called Girl with a Pearl Earring but only because I have heard of a movie by the very same name (which I have now … More THE VIRGIN BLUE-TRACY CHEVALIER
The use of words, the imagery, the similes! This book came through for me in every way a book should. It was funny, interesting, unputdownable and it taught me some new lessons. I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my reading this year. … More I GOT STUCK ON “BRICK LANE”
Hallo! Do I still have followers? You must be faithful indeed to have stayed with me in my lazy days! I have been lazy with my reading. Scratch that! I have been lazy with everything! Anyway, I am back now. While I have been away, I read several books that I didn’t feel urged to … More I JUST READ THE LOSS ADJUSTOR
Here’s a short review of my impressions after reading Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina in 2017: Well, I frankly didn’t think I would finish the book ’cause it kept going on and on, however it struck me that the reason why I liked it so much was the way in which the … More ANNA KARENINA-LEO TOLSTOY
Memories rise to the surface Like dead fish in stagnant water Floating belly up Staring with vacuous eyes into grey skies: 1 Àdùké Omo Daddy If daddy could see you now Tears would adorn his eyes His hands would crave to heal you 2 Àdùké Omo Daddy Those words would rent the air To quell … More 12-Twelve
Sometime in November 2017 I suddenly fell ill. I thought it would be the usual bout of malaria that lasts three days, the type that would allow me go to work while on treatment. Turned out that this malaria had it in for me. I ended up spending a full week at home with a … More DOES YOUR MOOD DETERMINE YOUR BOOK CHOICE?
You’ll know everything good will come In time When you sight half of the yellow sun You’ll turn to your daughter whose eyes are freshly washed with tears You’ll murmur “weep not,child” Weep not. Yes, good should come out of this The memories of a decade of mourning Will rush to shore like angry waves … More You’ll Know Everything Good Will Come
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.