I thought I hadn’t bought/acquired a lot of books this month, until I started compiling this list. Some of these books I had read as ebooks but i am never satisfied till I get hold of a physical copy, especially for books I enjoyed. Anyways, here are the books I got in October…
Today marks the end of the longest relationship I have had, outside of my family that is. My faithful companion gave up the ghost today, after a long period of illness. I am not ashamed to say I shed real tears, mainly out of frustration upon realizing there was nothing I could do to revive it. What’s worse is there doesn’t seem to be a way to replace it anytime soon, so the impact of this will truly be felt in all aspects of my life. If you’re wondering what I’m going on about, my laptop just crashed! 😰 While […]
Five books, so little time. I can’t seem to decide what to read for my blog this week. MY OPTIONS: The King’s Rifle by Biyi Bandele It’s winter 1944 and the Second World War is entering its most crucial state. A few months ago fourteen-year-old Ali Banana was a blacksmith’s apprentice in his rural hometown in West Africa; now he’s trekking through the Burmese jungle. Led by the unforgettably charismatic Sergeant Damisa, the unit has been given orders to go behind enemy lines and wreak havoc. But Japanese snipers lurk behind every tree—and even if the unit manages to escape, infection […]
Enough emphasis cannot be placed on the need to continually improve ourselves and this can only be done by learning from the experience and insights of others.
In the oil-rich and environmentally devastated Nigerian Delta, the wife of a British oil executive has been kidnapped. Two journalists—a young upstart, Rufus, and a once-great, now disillusioned veteran, Zaq—are sent to find her. In a story rich with atmosphere and taut with suspense, Oil on Water explores the conflict between idealism and cynical disillusionment in a journey full of danger and unintended consequences.
Finally!!! I missed this space. I know it’s only been a week since I posted any thing new but it feels like a month. My absence wasn’t voluntary, I just found myself without the time to put anything coherent up. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great week but I have decided to put the ‘schedule’ option to use from now on. So, I was nominated for this award last week (making this a really late post…) by the incredible Kelly of theintrovertmomblog, it’s interesting how you can feel a connection with someone living on the other side of […]
Kingsley is fresh out of university, eager to find an engineering job so he can support his family and marry the girl of his dreams. Being the opara of the family, he is entitled to certain privileges – a piece of meat in his egusi soup, a party to celebrate his graduation. But times are hard in Nigeria and jobs are not easy to come by.
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favour working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labelled “quiet,” it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society–from Van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.