books and travel

Lagos Bound

Bookie Life Update!

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I’m back in Lagos! As the plane glided towards MMA2 Lagos looked like an architect model of buildings and green but with moving, tiny toy-like vehicles and double parking!

Immediately I arrived I visited Ouida House to pick up a book I’d paid for, How to Write Erotic Fiction and Sex Scenes by Ashley Lister. ‘Read books on writing’, Oyinkan Brathwaite, author of My Sister, The Serial Killer advised while sharing insights on getting published at her booklogue at the festival.

KabaFest

My #KabaFest19 content media job was time consuming, fun and educative. Kabafest trended No.1 on Twitter and No.53 in Nigeria. We’re still getting shout-outs for an immerse virtual experience. It was wonderful working with the team, crew and guests.

I spent an extra week in Kaduna with family, friends and my muse. Being extremely busy documenting the festival, I didn’t have time to do blog updates. Thanks to everyone who followed me and Kaduna Book and Arts Festival on Twitter and Instagram and was immersed in the illuminating experience. If you’d like to experience more watch the live streams here..

Welcome to the new week Gem!

Books and Blogs Shoutout!

Today I remembered the experience of reading this magnificent book last month and meeting Ayodele Olofintuade at ALitFest19. Indescribable experiences! I’ll keep adding notes to my draft. Expect my Lakiriboto Chronicles review after my exams upper week.
PS: the autograph is an inside joke I might share insight to in my review.


BLOGS SHOUTOUT!

Saturdays are for blog hopping! Blog Hopping involves me visiting blogs, reading and shoutout their content!

Image Source: tajmaosworld.wordpress.com

Find out Tajmao’s 6 Ways of Choosing Books to Travel With! Which I endorse because I’ve used four tips. My favourite tip is to pick one pocket sized book to pull out a handbag/backpack to read any spare time.

I enjoyed Beauty and Books upbeat review of ‘The Extra by Megan Walker and Janci Patterson‘ that got me reminiscing about My Mum’s Breakup Poison Float.

The Posion Float is a mix of rich chocolate icecream and spread, and Baileys. My mum would mix it up for me to eat after a break up. I get to eat each spoon and say what lesson/experience I’m grateful for, my negative contributions in the relationships and cry about the hurtful things then sleep. It was always therapuetic. It turns out Gabby Mays, the heroine believes her Breakup Icecream Tub fixes everything.

Enjoy the rest of today Gem!