Books

BOOKS AS LEGACIES

“Legacy refers to any personal, movable gift in a will.”

I’m revising Wills today. Getting to types of legacies got me thinking. As bibliophiles we spend our time reading and acquiring books.

Books are gateway to adventure. Who gets our legacy of books when we die? Think About it.

📗Will you give certain books as specific legacies to some people.

📚Will your books be general legacies donated to charities that cater to educational needs.

📕Or will you have an auction of limited/signed/first print editions to the public?

📚Or will you prefer to be cremated with your favourite pages or whole books?

📒Or will you have your library made a segment at your local library which will be paid from your Will to house that segment?

Comment below if you will do any or all of these or something else. I’d love to know.

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Story Behind STAB LOVE WITH FLOWER STALKS Book Cover

Its 9 days to the Anticipated Release of my debut book STAB LOVE WITH FLOWER STALKS.I’m sharing the story behind its book cover with you Gem.

During my routine Saturday blog hopping, Bookstagramer Uwadisreads interview of Thy Bui, a book cover designer inspired me to share the story behind about my STAB LOVE WITH FLOWER STALKS book cover.

STAB LOVE WITH FLOWER STALKS book cover is designed by Logan February (Author, In The Nude). It’s the 3rd and final book cover design. The 1st one was an🤭 amateur one by me. 2nd a promotional cover design by Lara @naijabookbae. I found a second image which was “cuter, with more white spaces”. Logan agreed with me, saying “a lot more can be done with text, while it still looks elegant”.

This final cover is elegant and beautiful. 🧡

As a reader I enjoy finding where the book title stems from in the book. I also love deciphering how a book plot and themes are captured in its cover. Usually when you buy a book. The cover, title and blurb are the only firsthand link to its story. So I was particular about the cover reflecting the layers of themes and experiences of characters.

Thank you to everyone who has sent me compliments about the #SLWFS book cover and those who’ve resurrected their Okadabooks app. Good News: You can buy and read the book on the Okadabooks website from 18th of June 2019 Gems!

PS: Most readers prefer using the app. But one reader in the poll said she reads on the website with her laptop.

Brunch and Law Books

This saturday morning in Abuja is for reading law school lecture notes and textbooks while savoring yum brunch seated in front of this gorgeous view. Because I largely romance myself, I plucked a white rose from the compound shrub.


I just got back home after scouting from Area 1 Shopping complex to Zone 3 Neigbourhood for a laptop charger (10:30am- 2pm). I miss the numerous options Alaba Int’l Market(Ojo, Lagos) and Computer Village(Ikeja, Lagos) give. The rigourous walks and negotiations make me grateful for the peaceful morning. I found out my charger isnt faulty. Rather a different laptop fault which no one available could fix for an affordable price. I’m sad about this.

I enjoy reading ebooks on my laptop while playing some songs I only have on it. Plus it’s difficult concentrating on writing stories on my phone because of social media notifications. I prefer using my laptop to read law school ematerials also. I have a story to work on for the Dark Lagos Collection Entry due at the end of the month.😪 Enough of my whining. I’ll shower, eat, rest and wake up to fill my log book then continue studying.

Hope your Saturday is going better than mine?

Lesson of the day: Try every available option before you invent new ones. It’ll save you resources.