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dariazeoli
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To everyone I owe a letter, please know I‘m truly sorry I haven‘t responded yet. I feel like the summer got away from me as I‘ve been trying to work on my health and prepping for busy season at work.

Thank you for your kindness and for the community we build here. ❤️

Purrfectpages All I can say is, same. 1d
dariazeoli @Purrfectpages Must be a Jersey thing 😉 1d
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Tamra
Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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Bailedbailed

I may have to try this one again later. I have difficulty getting into fantasy & sci-fi.

booksandsympathy I have to be in the mood to read fantasy. Otherwise, I'll slog through it. 5d
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brennahawleycraig
Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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Pickpick

Just finished Akata Witch, going straight into Akata Warrior. I‘ve struggled with fantasy since I got pregnant; I think world-building is difficult for me right now. But I just devoured this book! I‘ve only read Binti by Okorafor but this is showing me I need to read alllll the books by her!

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Laughterhp
Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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Pickpick

This book was definitely imaginative and not like anything I‘ve ever read before. I had to keep reminding myself that this was a middle grade novel. It was between a pick and a so-so. I liked learning about the magical world and the history, but kind of felt like it was lacking something. I‘m assuming because it‘s a middle grade. I don‘t know if I‘ll read the others.

Diverse Middle Grade - #Booked2019

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! 2w
Cinfhen I haven‘t read this one but I‘m sure I‘d have similar feelings. Well done ✅ 2w
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Lcsmcat
Reading The Ceiling | Dayo Forster
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Hooked_on_books
Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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Pickpick

Niru realizes he is gay and is horrified—because his conservative, Nigerian-born parents think homosexuality is abomination. They inevitably find out and this book looks at the fallout. This book gutted me, but I do wonder if the author tried to do just a little too much in just over 200 pages.

Backdrop: the needed levity of dog yoga, pose 2 (#Bindi)

Beatlefan129 My greyhounds love to lay like that and air it all out! 2w
monalyisha It looks like your pup is doing an impression of the cover art! 2w
Hooked_on_books @monalyisha My husband said the same thing! Maybe she‘s more creative than I thought. 🤔 2w
Soubhiville Haha, that‘s Sietje‘s favorite position too 🤣 2w
AlaMich That dog needs to loosen up a little! 🐶❤️ 2w
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Reviewsbylola
So Long a Letter | Mariama Bâ
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Sometimes a certain book comes into your head when you see a prompt and you‘re not exactly sure why. This is that book for me today.

A powerful epistolary novella, this is a letter written by Ramatoulaye to a friend after the demise of her marriage. She is coming to terms with her past, in a melancholy but hopeful way.

#ayeupaugust #crymeariver

Cinfhen Isn‘t it strange how our minds work?? My daughter read this in HS and couldn‘t stop talking about it. It left such an impression on her 3w
squirrelbrain Sounds fabulous! ❤️ 3w
Reviewsbylola I read it for a college course and felt the same way! @Cinfhen 3w
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Laughterhp
Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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So for the next few months I‘m switching up my TBR.

Last month I got really stressed out with my TBR and I hate when reading gets stressful!!

So this will be the books I choose from for the next few months! And I‘ll obviously be reading books not on here!

If you can‘t tell, basically when August hits I want to read autumn-ish books. I‘m reading for the reads, but NOT the autumn weather! 😊

#AugustTBR

xicanti So many witches! 3w
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Leftcoastzen
The voice | Gabriel Okara
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#LetsTravelJuly #Africa Heinemann has published an African Writers Series for years , I am always delighted to find them .These authors were (are)all from Nigeria.Soyinka won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1986.All 3 still on my TBR.

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚❤️ 3w
andrew61 Looks intriguing, i love finding African writing. 3w
jveezer Wow! Those look awesome. I'm trying to read my way through Africa. Nigeria is pretty accessible but try finding a writer (in English) from Chad or Mauritania or Benin.
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Leftcoastzen @andrew61 watch for them in the cheap book bins ,these are all Heinemann London. 3w
Leftcoastzen @jveezer I suppose it‘s difficult,my guess is if they are from those countries and translated , they are in the language of the colonizer? 3w
jveezer @Leftcoastzen It is my misfortune to only be able to read in the languages of the colonizers but I do love to read the rare writers who are translated from their own language, like the Gikuyu of Ngugi wa Thiong‘o. (edited) 3w
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