• As Seen On YouTube,  Author Spotlight

    CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

    This woman! Where do I start and how do I even start. I’ve read all her books (at least all those I know about) save for her collection of short stories called – The Thing Around Your Neck, which I do plan to getting around to by this year if you care to know. Also if you still care then I’m still very heartsore for missing her appearance at the Abantu Book Festival in Johannesburg last year. My heart is scraping the floor. But if you want to know why I love her so, watch the video below:

  • As Seen On YouTube

    COLLECTION|| My Shakespeare Books

    Shall I compare thee … LOL! Why is this the one line that keeps coming up whenever I think of William. Oh yeah, we are on a first name basis like that! Haaaa!!! I wish. But honestly, Shakespeare I deem to be the father of literature. Yes, yes, he isn’t the only great wordsmith that ever lived, but his work did a lot man, while he was alive and even in death. For that alone I do think he deserves GOAT status! He is phenomenal! Be that as it may however … some of his work is really hard to get into. I will never forget my Grade 10 trauma…

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    CHALLENGE|| Harry Potter

    We’ve spoken about this you and I. It doesn’t stop being shameful though, but this is the year. At the end of 2019 I expect my head to no longer bow about this matter. I have OFFICIALLY challenged myself to get through this series this year. Here’s me trying to explain myself.

  • As Seen On YouTube

    COLLECTION|| My classics

    It’s not a big collection by any means, and some books are not even featured on here because on the day of this shoot I was ducking and diving my kids. Welcome to my life. I do think that we very often find classics intimidating. I for one have attempted to read a few from this collection – however it would be a lie to say I finished even five. So I challenged myself this year (somebody had to) and I am up for it! Keep an eye on the channel. However, before then, here’s what I could be reading.

  • As Seen On YouTube,  Discussion,  Review

    BECOMING|| Michelle Obama

    I think it’s safe to say that this is one of those Autobiographies that will be raved about for a VERY VERY long time. Just when you thought the first black POTUS was all that and a bag of crisps came the first black FLOTUS! Good grief I wasn’t ready! Yeman!!!! wow! Michelle Obama is a dream. She is a brilliant story teller and she lived an enchanted life. If her book is anything to go by, which it will be for many of us the world over, then she was blessed with a reasoning ability way above her young years which she harnessed throughout the years. I do think…

  • As Seen On YouTube,  Wrap Up

    FEBRUARY|| Wrap Up and Currently Reading

    HA! Not so late this month…okay maybe just a little, but still, I tried man. I read two more books last month. So 4 of 20 done and dusted. Here they are: 3. BecomingBy Michelle Obama This book is very dear to me. It woke me up to the power of my own life story, and for that alone it will forever live within me. I share my thoughts in the video below. Michelle Obama, as if she couldn’t be more superhuman, did an amazing job with the writing and the structuring of her Becoming.4/5 stars 4. This Savage SongBy V.E. Schwab This Savage Song came highly recommended on Bookstagram…

  • As Seen On YouTube,  Bookish

    FIVE|| Most anticipated reads of 2019

    WHO else can tell that I’m having somewhat of a slow start to the year?! Well, don’t all rush to raise your hands. These things happen, and things are happening, that’s all that matters. There are three books on my hot list this year, and I stumbled across two others I’d love to read while at it. Let me know what’s on your watchlist as well? xoxo

  • As Seen On YouTube,  Discussion

    DISCUSSION|| The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told by Alex Haley

    HEAVEN knows the feels I experienced while reading through this book. The reading process alone took it all out of me, gave it back, took it away and gave it back again. It was a journey I wouldn’t trade for anything, ever. I’d love to keep to myself how little I knew about Malcolm X or how I read through the whole book [with a few baffled notes on the side] thinking Alex Haley was a Caucasian male. You are allowed to laugh. When you are done. Here’s my rather nervous unpacking of this complex life and intriguing story. It’s a discussion … a first for my channel. Let me…

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    #READSOULLIT|| Tag

    SO this seems to be a trend of late. I must have a sit down with myself, it’s now reached the point where it is actually embarrassing. I was tagged on a #readsoullit booktube tag in celebration of Black History Month in America. The point of the tag is basically to celebrate African-American authors and literature. I’m late, but it is still the last day of February, so somehow I made it! LOL! xoxo