• 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…

  • Review

    TWO DARK REIGNS|| Kendare Blake

    The mist has always held some level of mystery in the Three Dark Crowns series. It’s as though Kendare brought us up to have a sense of awe about it. So once it is laid bare in front of us, we do not merely feel privy to the knowledge but we are also enthralled by its true existence. With that come plenty other questions I only wish will be answered in the fourth book.  The third book in the series ends with a simple ‘To Be Continued’ which is how I am certain book four is underway or actually already completed. Maybe this year then?  Kendare is the master of…

  • Discussion

    My favourite book of 2018

    I could wax lyrical about Angie Thomas’s debut novel The Hate U Give (T.H.U.G.) inspired by the #blacklivesmatter movement. I could literally use every word possible to convey just how deeply moving this tale is – if I knew all the words possible, hahaha. Something about this book stained my soul. This is why we read. To be torn apart so we can be made anew with each story we read. This is how we assess great stories, they not only change us, they don’t just recreate us but they break us and they cling. Sometimes they cling so intimately to even try and articulate them to someone else is…

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    IN SEARCH OF OUR MOTHERS’ GARDENS|| Alice Walker

    I have never read anything as capturing as this collection of essays ever in my life before. It is probably among the books I’ve taken the most time reading because the change and inspiration each page breathed into my being was something I was afraid to lose once it ended. There are a few books one can admittedly claim have changed their lives. This book I intend to keep for my daughter praying sincerely she will do the same for hers. Inside the pages of this book I found not only ‘Our Mother’s Garden’ but also the garden I am yet to create. In Alice Walker and her convictions I found…

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    HAPPINESS IS A FOUR LETTER WORD|| Cynthia Jele

    It’s like looking through a friend’s photo album, or at your own reflection in the mirror. Cynthia Jele’s debut novel evokes the lives of successful, thirty-something, black women in suburban Johannesburg. Her characters — captured in moments of frozen realities — are so authentic that you’ll recognise them from your own life. The book is divided into sections that focus on the four heroines, together and apart. Nandi, Zaza, Tumi and Princess are facing all the usual challenges, especially when it comes to love. Nandi Hadebe, the group’s confidante, has just recovered from the worst break-up of her life, only to find love waiting for her in the self-help aisle…

  • Bookish

    I LOVE HARRY || CAN’T YOU SEE

    Ok so if you watched my entire TBR video you will have heard the secret in the middle. If not, don’t worry I got you (link below). I can’t pin point the exact year Harry Potter found me. I say found me because most great things are never true discoveries we make, they cross our paths by chance. They cross our paths, we don’t cross theirs. So whatever year it was, definitely in my 20s though (a suitable age for Young Adult Fantasy some may think, well this 30-something year old is still grinding with the YA…what? Ok ok, stop the nonsense), it was literally a book that changed my…

  • TBR

    THE ULTIMATE DREAM|| TBR chronicles

    I don’t know about you but all my dreams are ultimate. So I hope you don’t find this misleading in anyway. Perhaps it will become clearer as I explain. That said I think each person is allowed a few hundred ultimate dreams and goals in their lifetimes. Those things that say to them ‘I have arrived’. For me, for today’s post, I will have arrived when I read all the books I own. You guys would get sick of me telling you and whoever cares to listen that in fact I have read cover to cover of my 200+ and ever growing collection. Imagine that. Someone pulling out a random…