The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle – Book Excerpts

The Curse of the Baskervilles “I have in my pocket a manuscript,” said Dr. James Mortimer. “I observed it as you entered the room,” said Holmes. “It is an old manuscript.” “Early eighteenth century, unless it is a forgery.” “How can you say that, sir?” “You have presented an inch or two of it to my examination all the time that you have been talking. It would be a poor expert who could not give the date of a document within a decade or so. You may possibly have read my little monograph upon the subject. I put that at 1730.” “The exact date […]

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10 books in 30 days – My September ‘to be read’ List

10 books in 30 days - September reads - Naijabookworm

August was a great month for my blog ( 100+ WordPress followers, Yay!!!) and reading. I read 10 books in August, more than i anticipated and the best part is i didn’t read one terrible book. Sure, there were a couple that i could have done without but they weren’t so bad to be a waste of my time. I also bought a LOT of books in August, to the detriment of new shoes even but i have no regrets. I would like to say that i’ll be reading strictly from this list but that is not possible. There are just so […]

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10 books in 30 days – My September 'to be read' List

10 books in 30 days - September reads - Naijabookworm

August was a great month for my blog ( 100+ WordPress followers, Yay!!!) and reading. I read 10 books in August, more than i anticipated and the best part is i didn’t read one terrible book. Sure, there were a couple that i could have done without but they weren’t so bad to be a waste of my time. I also bought a LOT of books in August, to the detriment of new shoes even but i have no regrets. I would like to say that i’ll be reading strictly from this list but that is not possible. There are just so […]

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Book Review – Zahrah the Windseeker

Book Review - Zahrah the Windseeker - Nnedi Okorafor - Naijabookworm

Title: Zahrah the Windseeker Author: Nnedi Okorafor – Mbachu Published by: Kachifo Farafina Year of Publication: 2007 Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult Pages: 308 Source: Bought Publisher’s Summary In the northern Ooni Kingdom fear of the unknown runs deep, and children born dada are rumored to have special powers. Thirteen year old Zahrah Tsami feels like a normal kid – she grows her own flora computer; has mirrors sewn onto her cloths; and stays clear of the Forbidden Greeny Jungle. But unlike other kids in the village of Kirki , Zahrah was born with the telling dadalocks. Only her best friend, Dari, […]

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Book Review – 29, Single & Nigerian

Book Review - 29 Single Nigerian - Naijasinglegirl - Naijabookworm - Adebiyi Temilade - Homeland Reviews

29, Single & Nigerian by Naijasinglegirl Published by: Harmony Publishing Year of Publication: 2016 Genre: Fiction; Humour Pages: 348 Source: Author Publisher’s Summary 29-year-old Edikan has lived her whole life in abject poverty. When she departs her hometown in Ikot Ansa for Lagos, her expectations are high. A roof overhead, a high paying job and a man she can finally call her own tops her priority. Months after, she is forced to grapple with the reality that the city of her dreams is not all that. With constant pressure from her family, the stigma associated with being unmarried and dark memories haunting […]

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Book Review – Dark Matter

Book Review - Dark Matter - Blake Crouch

Title: Dark Matter Author: Blake Crouch Genre: Science Fiction; Suspense & Thriller Pages: 352 Published by: Crown Publisher’s Year of Publication: 2016 Book Summary “Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was […]

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You in America by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

You in America - Short Story - Chimamanda Adichie

You believed that everybody in America had a car and a gun. Your uncles and aunts and cousins believed it too. Right after you won the American visa lottery, they told you, “In a month, you will have a big car. Soon, a big house. But don’t buy a gun like those Americans.” They trooped into the shanty townhouse in Lagos, standing beside the nail-studded zinc walls because chairs did not go round, to say good-bye in loud voices and tell you with lowered voices what they wanted you to send them. In comparison to the big car and house […]

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Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka – Book Excerpts

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I am having a hard time reading this book due to the gross factor: bugs. I mean, if you are going to turn into something not-human; why not something more cuddly? or at least something with less than 6 legs? However, I still insist on reading it because people keep comparing it with ‘Blackass‘ and i needed to find out for myself if it’s truly a fair comparison. I have decided not to go through this alone though; after all, there is love in sharing… Enjoy!! One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had […]

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