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Reading Update: Anxiety and Things that Shatter by Samuel Adeyemi

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This poetry collection is divided into three parts; Part I-Anxiety, Part II- Shatter, Part III- Rehab.

I’m currently reading poems under Anxiety. Did I say wow when I introduced this poetry collection here? Wow!

The imagery is animated and alive!

like silk turbans possessed/

by a sandstorm

Dancers

The tone of the poems here are anxious, reflective, often fast paced.

You hold me like an anchor,
like suicide ropes hold their beloved
without fear for the soul sleeping silently within.
And this soul rests like rosewater

• • •

Your words strike me like a knife in my chest
dragged up to my throat,
stuck underneath my chin,
but yet all I bleed is indecision

Voice

This excerpt from What Doesn’t Kill You, made me respectfully pause and click my fingers;

Sometimes what doesn’t kill you
let’s you live
to watch a part of you die.

There are some poems I will reread another day to decipher. But so far I’m enjoying how some unexpected or mundane experiences are painted.

And the neighbour’s child said
she sprinkled sugar on her bed sheets
because she wanted to have sweet dreams.

-Dreams/Reality

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My Book Date at Keke Kafe, AUN Yola.

I enjoy going on food dates alone with my books. See where I visited this time!

Sunday evening I visited Keke Kafe at the American University of Nigeria, Club House in Yola, Adamawa.

I was pleasantly surprised with the artistic beauty of the Keke Kafe.

American University of Nigeria Club House

I needed a different space to study. So I pack up my Criminal Litigation textbook, study and draft book and took a walk to the Clubhouse which is opposite my Law School campus. I was pleasantly surprised with the artistic beauty of the Keke Kafe.
Its decor was reminiscent of Lagos. But then yellow kekes(tricycles) are the largest means of public transport in Yola.

I ate delicious (but dry) rich, chocolate cake at Keke Kafe. My Chalet mate recommended the cake. They also sell coffee and other pastries. I ate pizza and studied Charges afterwards by the poolside.

I’d postponed going to go eat pizza at AUN since I arrived at Yola. I’m at this phase where I’m comfortable knowing I met my saving goals for an experience or thing and then not doing or getting it. Who else has experienced this?

I swung first at the children swing set.


Thanks for reading Gem! I do hope you find time to visit a cafe or restaurant alone with your current read in an artistic and chill ambience and relax.

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.

Reading Update: HOT LOVE INFERNO by Nicky Blue

HOT LOVE INFERNO by Nicky Blue

Blurb

When seven foot ghost warriors are trying to kill you, a multidimensional Basset Hound might be the only friend you need..

A half-woman, half-cockroach fused in a bizarre gardening accident? That would be Mrs Jittery Twitch, dwelling in the shadows of our misdeeds. If in danger, you can call upon her help… all she asks is your soul as payment. But she’s just a legend, so no need to worry.

Barry Harris is a 28-year-old man, still living with his dear old mum in a little flat above a hairdresser. His obsession with Star Trek and the martial arts won’t help him when he’s forced out on a date.
And nobody knows about the weird string of events that’s about to put everyone’s lives in danger. A trio of samurai warriors and the strangest offer of help lead Barry on a perilous mission to save the day.