For some unclear reasons (basically laziness and procrastination), I have not filled an entry here in a long one. I have not stopped adding to the library but I have just stopped updating these pages. I just found this photo in the gallery of my phone and decided to use it here before deleting it. This was taken about two months ago after I unpacked the parcel from the delivery man.
Highlights and Scribbles
Did a little spring cleaning and realised that I still had extra copies of these books. One of them is riddled with highlighter markings (I am not telling which it is ?). So whoever gets it will enjoy the point of view of whoever read it before?.
Let me know if any of these interests you and I will gladly gift it to you. As usual, postage and delivery is on me.
Once More We Saw Stars
This was one of the books in a recent haul. Due to some complicated reason, I have a second copy. Check out the synopsis and reviews. If it is the kind of memoir that you think you will enjoy, drop me a line and I will contact you for postal details and send it across. Just be warned, there is a lot of pain in this memoir. I have not read it yet but I know?
A few weeks ago James Baldwin’s 95th birthday was posthumously celebrated and I felt it was the right time to add one more title of his to my collection. I was skint at that moment so I settled for one of his smaller collections. However, I was not too skint to buy an extra copy, so I bought two copies of Dark Days. It is a collection of essays in which Baldwin draws on his own experiences of prejudice in an America violently divided by race and blends it with the intensely personal and the political to envisage a better world.
If it sounds like the kind of read you are interested in, drop me a line and I could send it to you.
THIS BOOK HAS BEEN TAKEN!
A BOOK LOVER CONTACTED ME ON TWITTER AND ASKED FOR IT. IT HAS BEEN SENT AND iT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
Democracy and Difference
There is something strange about this book. I purchased it in error and got too lazy about returning it. It has been sitting pretty on my shelf for over two years and I am more certain every passing day that I will not read it. Nothing against the book, just not my kind of read. I am sure it will be someone else’s kind and I will gladly send it to anyone who indicates an interest. Google it, check out the reviews and if it is your kind of stuff, kindly drop me a line.
THIS BOOK IS TAKEN!
A BOOK LOVER CONTACTED ME ON TWITTER AND ASKED FOR another book and i added this as an extra:-). IT HAS BEEN SENT AND IT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
A while back, I described how I ended up with two copies of this book. This happens now and then. I tried giving it out to an acquaintance who I thought was into this sort of topics and would enjoy it. He promised to pick it up when in the country as he felt posting it was too much hassle. For some unrelated reasons, we lost touch. So I still have it and yet, want to give it out.
If it is your kind of topic or you are curious about the increasing narcissism that is currently shaping social media, you will enjoy this. Check the reviews and synopsis online, drop a line in the comments, and I will get it across to you.
It is quite interesting how Fine Boys has almost attained iconic status in modern Nigerian literary space. Fine Boys is a coming of age story. Almost everyone who has passed through a Nigerian university or is familiar with the environment can relate.
I got almost have a dozen copies last year when making contributions to book clubs around the country. I recently found a spare copy tucked in somewhere in my bookshelf and I am rightly giving it out. If you have always wanted to read this book and never got around to it or borrowed a copy and had to return it before you could fully savour it. Get in touch, and I will randomly pick a respondent (assuming there is more than one person) and send it across to them.
THIS BOOK IS GONE!
A BOOK LOVER CONTACTED ME ON TWITTER AND ASKED FOR IT. IT HAS BEEN SENT AND IT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
Tomorrow Died Yesterday
I have got a sentimental attachment to this book as I consider it one of the best fictional works centred on the city in which I grew up. There are not that many books centred on the city, so allow me to revel in this one. The book is relatively old (it was published over a decade ago) and this was my first copy (see pic above). I recently saw a new print in the bookshop and swiftly got a new copy for myself.
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint
I was once told that your favourite book tells a lot about you. If true, that must be a reason why some people list exotic books that they barely understand or enjoy ?