October saw me completing my Goodreads 2016 reading challenge (50 books). Which, when you consider I only started in May, I think is pretty amazing. I’m a little tempted to extend it by 30 books, but I don’t want to press my luck.
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, […]
Read my impressions of the first chapter of the novel ‘Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe
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.
Over the years, I have always kept some form of diary. I have never been committed enough to write an entry every day but once in a while I use it as a medium to vent my frustrations. Recently, I have gotten into the habit of typing notes on my phone; At first, I was using it to ‘form busy’ when I wasn’t in the mood to talk to people but over time it became something of a a venting pad. Anyways, on the 28th of May this year, I got into it with a friend. When i say got into […]
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 […]
“With this samba of mine”, he concluded, “I shall always be happy.” “I’m sorry to hear all this, Akin. I would have helped you, but we were just talking about my misfortune when we heard you singing. You see, that place where you are now sitting was once a thriving eating-house, until one of my customers burnt it down because I refused to marry him.” “I’m sorry. But perhaps I can help you,” said Akin brightly.
Today is a very special date to me , so I decided to take a look back at interesting events that occurred on this day. There are quite a number of things that have happened on May 18 since man started recording events (duh!) but i have settled for the events that i found either noteworthy or very juicy. Enjoy. 1593 Thomas Kyd’s accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.