The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi – Book Excerpts

The Icarus Girl - Helen Oyeyemi - Book Excerpts

“Jess?” Her mother’s voice sounded through the hallway, mixing with the mustiness around her so well that the sound almost had a smell. To Jess, sitting in the cupboard, the sound of her name was strange, wobbly, misformed, as if she were inside a bottle, or a glass cube, maybe, and Mum was outside it, tapping. I must have been in here too long— “Jessamy!” Her mother’s voice was stern. Jessamy Harrison did not reply. She was sitting inside the cupboard on the landing, where the towels and other linen were kept, saying quietly to herself, I am in the […]

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Attitude is Everything – Book Excerpts

Attitude is Everything by Keith Harrell - Excerpts - Free Download - Nigerian Book Blog

I woke up and realized I was running late. I had to get to the airport to catch a flight. I drove seventy-five to eighty miles per hour to Hartsfield International. I ran up to the ticket counter and told the clerk I was running late: “Quick, I’ve got to catch the plane to San Francisco. Tell me the gate number.” “You’re going out of Concourse D. You’ve only got fifteen minutes,” he said. “I don’t think you’re going to make it.”     I’m not going to make it talking to you, so would you please give me my […]

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My mind: A Reality Show? (3)

My mind a reality show

Random thoughts I’ve had this week… Does everyone substitute themselves for fictional characters in TV series in order to fall asleep? Please tell me I’m not the only one in these streets  XD. I think i have run through all the female characters in Supernatural, Arrow, Dark Angel,The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Game of Thrones, Smallville… I’ve even created a number of strong  and emotionally complex female characters.

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Decisions, Decisions…

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 […]

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