I was going to suffer through to the end of this book in the hope that it might be worth it in the end but @BagusMutendi’s prompt on twitter made me realize just how much I don’t want to continue reading this story.
@Meetthebookworm Still waiting for your ACOR review. 😉
— BM (@BagusMutendi) November 28, 2016
I’m going to keep this review simple and focus on the pros and cons and why I didn’t finish reading this book. Continue reading “DNF Book Review – A Conspiracy of Ravens”
What do you get when you put an immigrant couple who think the USA is the best thing after sliced bread, a rich American couple who seem to have achieved the American dream, some puff-puff and fried plantain in the city that never sleeps? A fascinating debut novel about marriage, class, race, the immigrant struggle and the pursuit of happiness.
The only reason I wanted to read this novel was because: Zadie Smith. I had never read anything by her and after reading and hearing so much hype about her, the blurb played a minimal role in my choice to read this novel. Naturally I had very high expectations but it turns out this probably wasn’t the best Zadie Smith novel to start with. While it wasn’t a snoozefest, it didn’t come close to the level I had placed it on in my mind; so colour me disappointed.
How do you read so many books?!
This is the most popular question I have gotten since I started this blog mid-2016. The truth is before May 2016, I was reading an average of 4 books a year. Not that I was keeping track. Continue reading “How To Read More Books”
Happy New Year!!!
One of my many resolutions for 2017 is to read more books by contemporary African/Nigerian Authors. In that spirit, I have decided to start a feature on books that will be released every month. Continue reading “New Book Releases – January 2017”
Wishing you all a prosperous and transformative year ahead. And of course, one filled with great books. Thank you for all your support. Let’s go rock 2017!! Continue reading Happy New Year!!!
I didn’t write a lot this month, mainly because of laziness and partly because I was adjusting to taking more responsibility this month. Okay, it was laziness. Continue reading “December Wrap Up + Best of 2016”
First, I feel I should mention I’m not a fan of Toke Makinwa. As in, I never followed her vlog; I didn’t even know she was on radio till this past Sunday. I was aware of her, I knew her name but I never bothered to find out anything about her. So, I didn’t follow the drama around her marriage. Continue reading “Book Review – On Becoming by Toke Makinwa”
November was a great month; even though I didn’t post as much as I should have, but it’s not all about quantity, is it? I didn’t get to go to Ake Festival 2016, which was disappointing but ended up being okay. Everything does happen for a reason. Continue reading “November Wrap Up”
The 2014 abduction of 276 secondary school girls from the Government College, Chibok by the Boko Haram sect remains a sore subject for many Nigerians. It has inspired hundreds of articles, documentaries, music etc; sparked a political revolution, brought attention to lackadaisical attitude of our federal government and the corruption that is literally threatening to destroy us.