Book Lust

All posts where I describe my loving lust for books that I’m reading or yet to read.

Yay! Book Mail

I began this week unexcited until yesterday evening. When I opened the goodies my Mum sent to Yola, I was so excited to see my review copy of Lie to Me, Dan by Longrin Wetten published by Penthusia Media (Nigeria) Ltd. Big warm hugs for @ihi_nosen for her patience and efforts. I appreciate her.

BOOK DESCRIPTION

“Lie to me. I’ll believe anything you say…” Seventeen year old Marylyn Zhasa is a very ambitious young girl who has her future all planned out. She meets Dan, a charming fellow student whose own ambition is to get her at any cost. Not the kind of girl to stand by and let things happen, Marylyn puts up her well practiced defences against Dan’s unusual advances, in spite of which she gets sucked into a fast paced world of danger and uncertainty, where plans don’t always work out as expected… … A thrilling tale of passion and ambition set in the fascinating world of a Nigerian University.

How sweet is this note? It’s reassuring that you listen and read my creative content.

I like how this book feels like a paperback romance with its brown paper and size. The chapters are titled Gems! I ♥♥ titled chapters. I can’t wait to read this and share my thoughts. Anyway, it’s back to Civil Litigation lecture on Examination of Witnesses.

Lessons from my 2018 Reads

Reading fiction can teach many life lessons apart from sharing a wonderful story.

Lessons I learnt from my 2018 reads are;
🎁Not to be greedy (A Thousand Beginnings and Endings),

🎁 If you want a job or gig be intentional. Get skills, review your CV,follow up, ask questions, negotiate for favourable terms. If you meet the love of your life at the job, don’t jeopardise your career for D or vajyajay, okay(The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding),

🎁 Soar above shackling reality (Painted Blue with Saltwater by Logan February),

🎁 Fight for your existence, Do NOT Be ERASED!(Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi),

🎁 Be open to having meaningful connections with strangers (Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour),

🎁 Communicate your misgivings with friends or loved ones but be patient.

🎁 Be bold to write untold stories. (#16daysofactivism Poems by Ella Chikezie)

Compliments of Season. Merry Christmas Eve Gem!

Bookie In Yola

Peace.

Curled eyelashes fluttered close like delicate butterflies.

Nature dainty in the wind swaying, buzzing, green growing.

Me, 2018, Life’s Lemons and Depth.

I’m at peace with myself as the new continuation of days float in.


Greetings from sunny, chilled Yola! Welcome to December. Please be content, positive and safe this month Gem.

My law school campus is located at Yola South of Adamawa State. Hausa, Pidgin, English are mostly spoken and other Nigerian languages. Fulani people live here and they’re calm, welcoming and humorous. There is electricity and clean, running water all day long. Yola’s weather is unique. Its radiant sun is the ultimate glow filter. The air is dry even with the billowing winds. Giving the weather a sunny, harmattan feel. Daytime is longer here; dawn before 6am and dusk before 7pm. Truly amazing because the sun rises in Lagos around to 7am and sets past 7pm. My body is still trying to adjust.

I’ve spent this week doing my registration and settling in on campus. Lectures commence next week and I’m excited but anxious. I might have a new post schedule for stories and reviews once they commence. I’m really enjoying the serenity. Two white butterflies kissed my fingers on Wednesday. What was your last week of November like?

What I Am Reading

I talk about my November reads here. I’ll still publish reviews of some. You can check out other book reviews here. Catch up on all my published stories in November

This December I want to finish reading some books on my DNF list. Guerrilla Post by Obari Gomba and Kabu Kabu by Nnedi Okorafor. Then start reading new books like Tender Moments by Niyi Osundare(poetry collection), From Caves of Rotten Teeth by A. igoni Barrett(short story collection) and online fiction I discover.

New Booktube Series

I uploaded some videos on my Booktube Channel, SARF Uncut. Steamy Storytime is a short video series where under 10 minutes I read erotic stories I’ve written. Episode 1: Sunny Views of Us is up. Click here to watch it!!

The first two were playful, text videos. But they helped me work on my camera shyness. If you enjoy my videos, like and subscribe Gem.

Don’t forget to breathe and glow!