Write Pad

Read my chicklit and speculative fiction flash stories straight from my write pad.

Once upon a time, you believed lies

and couldn’t distinguish them from half-truths

You were led on and refused to turn back

When intuition pst pst you warnings.

If you understand what I mean, you’ve come far.

If you hear your heart’s detector beep as she speaks, you know.

If you no longer wonder why one will scheme to have what you’d freely give.

Delicate one, you have relearned the many flavours of truth.

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BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK

I renewed my vows to love, read, support and buy Books at this fun, colorful book event organized by Bookish Species!

About Event

Blind Date with A Book is a fun social gathering for book lovers to interact and engage with one and another, with the added benefit of leaving with a mysterious book, and bookish swag. It was organized by Lara Tommy Kareem. She is a book blogger, Naija Book Bae and Founder, Bookish Species. Bookish Species is a resourceful online support for literary enthusiasts and bloggers in Nigeria (or Africa). Date: Saturday 20th, April 2019. Venue: Page Book Store, 82 Allen Avenue. Time: 1PM-5PM Fee: N3000.

Page Book Store is an intimate, cosy Nigerian bookstore and home of Parrésia Publishers

I wore red and unavoidably arrived late at 2:40pm. Amaka and I went together. It was delightful!

Bookish Fun

After I arrived, I introduced myself, talked about what I do and answered a raffle question. I talked about my current read, The Origin of Butterflies by Romeo Oriogun. I played a game where I had to write titles of Nigerian books represented in emojis. I guessed 5 correct titles right out of 10.

After the icebreakers, the cycle of 11 attendants shared their favorite book and why. I spoke about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid excitedly for over 10 mins.

Amaka Queening

I got to know about new books and series. We ate delicious party jollof rice, barbecue chicken and dodo. Then we played a cross word puzzle. The event ended by 5pm.

Snacks we had while gushing about books

Eats and Gifts

Being a Blind date with a book we got a goody tote. First Lara shared small pink balloons we had to pop to her a tiny paper.

Loving magic captured by Amaka Amaku

On each paper was a letter. Anyone with matching letters were to swap their bags. I got D and matched with no one.

Like the flier said, the goodies tote was filled with 2 Honey Sticks above, a mystery book below (my theme was mystery, thriller, crime fiction), a pink candy tin, a Book Gloves book sleeve, a bookmark and tea bag. More books were shared and I got two extra ones. I’ll still share a picture of all the goodies.

Say Chinchin📸

Always remember, thick thighs and books save lives.

Thanks for reading Gem!