Top 5 Wednesday: Books featuring a Paranormal Creature

Hey guys, so today on T5W we are to mention books featuring a paranormal creature of our choice. In my head, it was a close tie between Fae and Vampires but I’m letting the Vampires win this one.

So Here are five of my favorite Vampire novels.

1.Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy: 

Words can’t justified how much I love this book. This series is my favorite series ever. No matter what anyone says, it’s a 5-star for me. It was the first paranormal/fantasy book I read and I actually lay my hands on it last year. The storyline is unique and the characters are totally badass.

2. Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines:

This series immediately follows the Vampire Academy. It has that forbidden love thing going on. The book started a bit boring for me but as events start to kick up, I can boldly say I love the series.

3. Ellen Schreiber’s Vampire Kisses: 



One of my favorite Vampire books. When I read the first book in the series, it was love at first page. And I wonder why I still haven’t finish the whole series.

4. Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight: 

No need to go into this one. I think almost everyone knows the Twilight saga. 

5. Morgan Rice’s Vampire Journals

This series is on this list but it’s not really one of my favourite books. It started off really well but then it pretty much starts to annoys  me. Mostly because the series is too long and they always had to go back in time and back in time.

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Have you read any of this book here? Do you plan to? What do you think? Tell me what you think  about anything and everything. 

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Giveaway (Hip, Hurray)

Hey book lovers,

If you are like me, then you just love adding a new book to library and try not to get overwhelm by the fact that you haven’t read half of them.

 Stellar kittens book reviews  is celebrating 200+ followers and is giving out a free book to a lucky follower. And it’s now open to her international followers which means she send an eBook through your mail. But if you reside in the U.S, then you get it delivered to your doorstep. Now that’s cool.

Yay! 

For more on the giveaway, click on the link Giveaway and get a chance to win any of this book. You can make a choice. And she’s already written reviews on most of them. So check out her blog.


If you don’t know her, Stellar is a book blogger and is really good at what she does. Her blog is very beautiful and organized, you have to definitely check it out.

The Giveaway ends Midnight November 5 PST. So hurry.

Have a lovely day, guys.

Bad Days

We all have one of those days that it seems nothing we do turns out right. Even when we try it’s like the universe is screwing with us.

That particular day when you’re hungry and you decided to cook, only for you to get distracted for a bit and end up burning the food. You try cooking again but discovered you are out of groceries and cash. So you decided to go to the nearest ATM but so it happened that everyone chose that day to withdraw, as you meet a long queue and have no option but to wait in line on an empty stomach.

That day when you walk to class and something happens to make your dress to get torn in not the most convenient of places, only for the lecturer not to show up at the end.

Or the day you decide to wear a white dress out but got stained because your period decided to visit early.

Then you feel really down and it likes it can’t get better and nothing can cheer you up. Well here are some tips that could really help lift your spirits on those days…

1. Read a Book: Some of you are probably thinking “That would be the last thing on my mind”. I still stand on my point. Books have a way of pulling you into elsewhere but on a bad day, I’ll say opt for a light read or a comedy or your favorite book. Personally I can’t read anything with a serious theme on those kind of days, so I go with something light, mostly a Sophie Kinsella book. It helps cheer me up.

2. Watch a Movie: Watching a movie is a really good distraction from the stress of a bad day.

3. Talk to Someone: No matter what you the do, nothing seem to work out right today . Sometimes talking to a friend about how shitty your day has been is one remedy to help lifts your spirit up. There’s nothing like letting all the stress out.

4. It’s okay to cry: Sometimes when my day just keep stressing me out and I really don’t know what to do. I just go to a corner and cry. Now now, you might think that’s insane. But it’s okay to breakdown, you can’t always be on top of the situation on all times. As long as you know that when you do stand up, you are 100% on your feet.

5. Give yourself a treat: You’ve been having a horrning,  give yourself a treat – you deserve. It probably wasn’t on your budget. Have fun. Make yourself feel better.

6. Turn on your playlist: If you’ve done your research, you would know music is like a balm to the soul, it soothens the mind and an amazing form of therapy. Okay a lot of us know this. So what the heck. What better way to lift your spirit on one of those days, than playing your favorite songs. 

7. Pray: This is the last on my list but by no means the least. A friend of mine one told me that when she’s having a bad day, she prays. She talks to God in prayers and asks Him to have mercy on her if there’s anyway she had sinned that is making her day not go right and that He should take control. Her statement really got to me. The thing is, as human beings, we feel so busy that we leave God out in the lurch of things. When we sleep we have no idea what happens to us. We are clueless like unconscious. There are perfectly healthy persons who had passed away in their sleeps. But God in His mercy woke us up this morning, and we bother to utter one word of gratitude but think it’s perfect to blame Him when things start going wrong. It’s not good enough.

Do you find any of this tips helpful to you? Any you want to add? I love to know what you think about everything and anything.

Bad Days shouldn’t stay bad.

If you are new to this blog and like what, stay up to date. Don’t forget to follow and share.

Nessa. 

LIEBSTER BLOGGER AWARD #4

Hey peep,

I have been nominated for the Liebster Blogger Award by Bayance

She’s a great blogger with a great sense of humour if you ask me, you have to check out her blog. It’s worth it. 

Thanks a lot girl, for nominating me. Kisses to you.
The word Liebster is derived from German meaning sweetest,kindest,nicest,beloved and the like. This award is given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. It aims to motivate fellow bloggers, to encourage them to continue the good work, irrespective of the size of their audience.”

So here are the RULES

Use the Award Logo as your Featured Image.
If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Unique Blogger Award.
Common courtesy!                         Thank the person who nominated you.                                                       Link them into your “Liebster Award” response!                                       Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.   Nominate bloggers with under 200 followers the same award .              Ask the people you nominate 11 questions

So these are Bayance’s questions
And my answers.

1. Best compliment ever received?

I receive a lot of compliments and I always appreciate them. So its hard to pick a best one

2. Fav animal?

None. I’m not an animal person.

3. Apple pie or pumpkin pie?

Hmmm

4. If you were to wake up in someone else’s body tomorrow, who would it be and what would you do?

 I have no idea. My mind is blank.

5. Strangest thing you’ve eaten?

6. Most expensive thing you broke?

My laptop. It was Toshiba, one of the latest model. I’m broke the screen and everything went blank. My mum was so angry and sad because she bought not too long ago.

7. What did you do for your last birthday?

Nothing. Stay out home all day, slept, played with my phone and replied birthday texts, so that’s something, I guess.

8. Ever been stung by a bee?

Nope.

9. Most memorable person you’ve met?

I don’t think I’ve met any .

10. What’s your least fav word?

 I think B*tch.

11. Have you ever fell asleep in class?

Yea. A lot of times. I’ll blame it on staying up all night to either watch films or to read and do assignments.

Before I write my questions, I want to say this. I really appreciate every one who follows my blog, even though I’m not the most active of bloggers.

So my Questions
1. Best compliment ever received?

2. What’s one annoying thing you find yourself doing?

3. So far, what’s one of your biggest accomplishments?

4.  Strangest thing you’ve eaten? 

5. Books or Movies?

6Most expensive thing you broke?

7. Have you ever fell asleep in class?

8. Favorite holiday?

9. If you could change one thing about/in your life, what would that be.

10. What was the last thing you cooked?

11. Best present you last received?

Nominees (#awesome bloggers)

So I’ll be nominating a lot of new friends: 

the lazy outfitter

Fisayo Adeyemi

Mask Zoie

Lourdes book blog

mind of Amaka

sweet style

Sonalimazuder

Budget Bella

Don’t forget to link your Post to me once you choose to do this award tag, so I can’t see them.

Don’t feel obligated to do this award tag if you’ve done it before or simply don’t want to.

That’s it for today.

Till next time.

With love,

Nessa.

Books I Finally Finished.

Hello guys.  I think I might have mention once or twice that I easily lose interest in things. I’m not proud of it. Even books. Not reading in general sense – I could never get tired of that but sometimes I start a book and then suddenly I’m not feeling it anymore and I’m stop. Other times, its because the book is just boring.

Most of my books are e-books and I just stacked my library with fresh books. I also have a 5-page worth of books I want to download. So I decided to pick up some of those books I left behind and read them.

It turns out I really enjoyed the books and I started asking myself, why on earth did I stop reading this book.
Answer: I have no idea.

So here are the books I finally finished in the order on which they were read:

1. Julie Gagnon’s #Famous:



In this modern day love story. Girl likes boys. Girl snaps photo and posts it onlline. Boy become insta-famous and what starts as an innocent photo turns into a whirlwind of adventure that forces them to both question whether fame- and love – are worth the price…and changes both of their lives forever. Told from alternating points of view, #famous captures the sometimes-crazy  thrill ride of social media and the equally messy but wonderful moments of liking someone in real life.

2. Alyson Noel’s Everlasting (the final book of the immortal series): 



Their epic love story has captured the hearts of millions and enchanted readers around the world. In this beautiful finale, their journey draws to a spectacular conclusion – where all will be revealed. Damen and Ever are free to embark on their final quest – to free Damen from the poison lingering in his body. If they can find the antidote, they will finally be able to free to feel each other touch and experience the passionate night they’ve been longing for. But their fight to be together will lead them into the formidable terrain yet…into the dark heart of Summerland. Here in a land of endless rain and scorched earth, Ever and Damen will discovered their relationship hidden origins, expose a secret history they never imagined… and come to face to face with the reason fate keeps tearing them apart.

After finishing this book, I signed and said to myself “what a beautiful story”. What I loved most about this series was how it ended. It totally suprised me because I did not see it coming.

3. Ali Novak’s Paper Hearts; (book two in The Heartbreakers series):



Felicity has her entire future plan. Ever since her older sister ran away, she’s had the full weight of her mother’s expectation on her shoulder. So she works hard to get straight As and save for college. Except sometimes the best things in life are unplanned – like when Felicity meets a handsome,masked stranger when volunteering for a charity ball. She never thought he would flirt her. And she certainly never thought he’d turn out to be a member of world-famous band The Heartbreakers. Then Felicity uncovers a shocking family secret. Suddenly, she, Alec and her two best friends are on a road trip to find her missing…

So this book is one of those books you probably guess the ending after the first two chapters or by just reading the synopsis, but like my younger sister says, “it’s about the ‘how’. You read it to know how exactly it happens”.

So that’s it for today. Have you read any of these books? Do you plan to? What book did you finally finished after dropping it for a while? Let me know.

Have a wonderful day,

Nessa.

Choose to be Informed.

We are always told that Information is vital to every great man. It’s a key to success and stuffs like that. Well I personally never really keyed into those saying. Until recently I learnt an important lesson. It’s really important for us especially as teens to make an effort to know happenings around us.
I used to be one of those persons who never really bother to watch the daily news, or listen to it on radio, or read the papers. I didn’t care much for current affairs. I had this “I don’t care” attitude going on.

So it turns out the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), a body over here in Nigeria that work on admitting students to tertiary institutions, had made an announcement that every aspiring university should reupload their O’level results on the JAMB portal.
Time frame: A maximum of two weeks.
Status: Compulsory and very important. Or kiss entering the university this year goodbye.

And there I was completely oblivious. I wasn’t connected to any news media so I had no idea.

It was precisely September 13th and I was talking to a friend of mine. We were chatting and I asked her where she was. She told me she was on her way to her way to the JAMB Office to upload her WAEC (O’level) results again. You should have seen my face when she explained, I was like ‘what???’

So I start calling a lot of friends and started collecting info and it’s a really long story. Not going to bore you with details. The exercise ended Sep. 15th. I did mine Sep. 14th. It was a narrow escape, you would say. When I ask someone why didn’t she tell me about. She told me she thought I knew because well, everyone knew.

There wasn’t really anyone to blame but myself. I chose not to care. I chose not to be informed. My mum was pretty disappointed in me when I told her. It must have seem like an act of unseriousness on my part. I was also disappointed in myself. I didn’t dwell on it though. I just got rid of the I don’t care attitude.

So this is me as I waited in the JAMB office to upload my results. I was with a friend but you can only see her hand

So since then, I make sure whenever I can to watch the daily news, the world news. It’s been an Eye-opener because stuffs happens. A lot of things are happening in the world.
The flooding in Puerto Rico, mass shooting in Las Vagas, the Syrian refuges, the tension between UN and North Korea, human rights abuse and so much more. It makes me really appreciate God for what I have. I might not have the most expensive things but I have a family. A roof over my head. I don’t go to bed on an empty stomach. It’s not because I’m better than those people, not at all, but God’s grace and mercy in my life. And it’s not something I can really explain because I would have to go deep.

I don’t know what you would choose to pick out from this my little write up, but I leave you with this; 

Always care and Always be grateful.

Awesome Blogger Award

Happy new month, everyone. Let’s take a moment to thank God for keeping us through. October, wow, 2018 is around the corner. Also October 1st was Independence Day over here in Nigeria. I read a lot of posts from Nigerian bloggers about Oct.1st and I thought maybe I should I have done one. Anyways, next time.

I have been nominated for the Awesome Blogger Award by the beautiful

Amy Eliza l.o.v.e.s . She has a great blog. Her posts has these lovely personalities that makes its fun to read. You really should check it out. Did I mention she also does blog collaboration and gives kickass first dates tips. Oh, I did now.

“an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.”

So, here they are, the rules for the

Awesome Blogger Award:

Thank the person who nominated you.

Include the reason behind the award.

Include the banner in your post.

Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.

Answer the questions your nominator gave you.

Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.

Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.

Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated!

Amy’s Questions.

My Answers

1. Where is the one place you feel most like yourself?

At home with my family. It’s the only place I can look ugly and enjoy it.

2. If you could change on thing about yourself what would it be ?

I think I would change,…hmmm…I doubt I would change anything but I would like to be less forgetful.

3. who is your celebrity lookalike?!

You are the second person to ask me this and I still have no idea.

4. what job do you think you would be really good at?

Easy. A tv/radio personality. Reading and reviewing books.

5. What tv shows are you currently watching?

I just finished the Game of Thrones and Avatar:legend of Aang series. I’m thinking of starting Gossip Girl or Girl boss but currently, none.

6. Whats your favourite piece of clothing that you own?

Hmmm…I have no idea.

7. What do you hope never changes?

The connection that’s my family. I hope nothing happens that divides us.

8. What movie can you relate to ?

I can’t really think of any movie right now

9. what are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?

A lot of things. Being successful, working my dream job and sharing it with the man that’s just perfect for me.

10. What is your dream?

I think I’ll keep this one to myself. It’s hard to sum it up in few sentences.

So my Questions:



1. What’s one thing you love most about yourself?
2.Where’s the one place you feel most like yourself?
3.What job do you think you would be good at?
4. If you back to the past and change one thing, what would it be?
5. What’s song is currently on the top of your playlist?
6. What do you think has been your best part of growing up?
7. What’s one thing about people you find disturbing?
8. What are you looking forward most in the next ten years?
9. Right now, who’s your biggest fan?
10. Would you choose series or movies?

My nominees;

But first of all, to my blogging community, you all awesome in more ways than one.

Maggie wig

Her echoed thoughts

Black beauty

Ovayshea

Lulu loves

Red letters

Euphrates

not so perfect student

And to anyone who wants to do this tag, just make sure to link back to this post so I can read your answers.

Alright guys, so have fun. Wishing you the best in remaining days of this week and never forget, You’re are Awesome.