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Fiction Collaboration

Happy Valentine!!!

So I have been off the blogosphere for a bit of a while, but I’m here with something nice to share. I have successfully collaborated with nineteen other amazing bloggers/fiction writers to bring to you The Fiction Key Up.
Now what’s that?

We are planning a 20 episode short story piece centered on life issues as
Every episode, every week will be taken by a new blogger/fiction writer. Now that’s exciting. All thumbs up to the host of this collab, Omotolaniee @
Are you ready for something different and outstanding? Yes? I thought so.

This collaborating will bring to you a jaw dropping fiction piece with different dimensions as each episode comes. You know when a piece start and then you just can’t guess what happens next because it will be taken up/written by another person? I don’t think you are ready!😂

Every Thursday, a new episode will be taken up by a new writer till all 20 episodes are done. I’m a bit late in sharing this news, don’t mind me because the first two episodes have already been published but have no fear, I’ll be sharing the links so you can read them.

Don’t miss out. Share. Tell a friend to tell a friend.

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Episode one by Omatolaniee

There was a dead man laying on the rug, and Armani stared at him, unshaken , with a smug smile, feeling content and working out ways to make this look like what it wasn’t: A suicide…There were different versions of the story, some said she had bouts of madness where she would suddenly talk to herself and make spontaneous decisions on who to kill, ….None of these stories fazed Hadjia, only she knew how much she loved her dead baby.

Read more here

Episode two (Blackout) by


She opened her eyes, seeing the white light above her, hanging from the ceiling. To her right, was a kitchen knife tightly locked within her fist. To her left, Jaleel on the floor, drenched in his own blood, his eyes wide open and looking towards Armani. Read more here

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Enjoy!!! And Hold on to Nessa👄


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BOOK QUOTES: Romance Edition #3

“And mountains may rise and fall, and the sun might wither away, and the sea claim the land and swallow the sky. But you will always be mine…And the stars might fall from the heavens, and night might cloak the earth, but until darkness dies, I will always be yours”

Desmond Fylnn, Laura Thalassa’s The Bargainer.

“You were everything I never knew I wanted. You were chaos. You were desperation. You were the most mysterious secret I’d ever come across. Everything about you drew me in—your innocence, your vulnerability, hell, even your tragic life. You were the most captivating creature I’d ever come across.”

Desmond Flynn, Laura Thalassa’s A Strange Hymn

”Sooner or later, all kinds of love—crazy love, wild love—fade into the same thing. The love becomes old and predictable—safe.”

Lang Leav’s Sad Girls.

“Seven years apart, and the woman you became was a world away from the girl I met.” He tilts my head so that he can look me in the eye. “That only made me want you more. You were both old and new, familiar and exotic, within reach and forbidden.”

Desmond Flynn, Laura Thalassa’s A Strange Hymn.

“Our emotions pull us in different directions. The stronger the emotion, the greater the pull. Feelings are not always practical, nor do they make any logical sense. That’s just the way it goes.”

Lang Leav’s Sad Girls.

“I believed love could do anything. I learned soon enough that it couldn’t bear the weight of four years without children. If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it’s in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn’t mean it’s no longer love.”

Akin, Ayobami Adebayo’s Stay With Me.

“I just think it’s bad when a  boy looks at a girl and thinks that the way he sees the girl is better than the girl actually is. And I think it’s bad when the most honest way a boy can look at a girl is through a camera.”

The Perks Of Being a Wallflower.

“There’s no such thing as living happily ever after. There’s only living. We make the choice to do it happily.

Megan Spooner’s Hunted.

“Once the lovers laid entwined in the moon’s secret temple and dreamed of a world that like a jewel box without the jewel – a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill in their own happiness.”

Laini Taylor’s Days of Blood and Starlight.

“I don’t like compliments and I don’t see why a man should think he’s pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things he doesn’t mean.”

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What’s your favorite quote? Which resonates best? Tell me what you think about anything and everything.

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Hello guys,
 So this is something I came up with, leftovers books are literally the books I started reading last year 2017 but couldn’t finish it before the year end. So in this blog post, I would be sharing them.

1. Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars:

Gossip thrives amid the Mercedes Benzes, mega mansions and perfectly manicured hedges in the exclusive town of Rosewood Pennsylvania. Behind their big Gucci sunglasses, beneath their perfectly pressed polos, everyone has something to hide, especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily and Hanna. Spencer converts her sister gorgeous boyfriend. Aria is having an affair with her English teacher.Emily is infatuated with a new girl in her school. And Hanna is using some dirty tricks to stay beautiful. Deeper and darker is still a horrible secret the girls have shared since sixth grade: A secret they thought was safe forever. Then the girls start receiving threatening messages sent by someone signed as “A” . Could A be Allison the ultra popular girl who disappeared there years ago. Allison was their best friend. She knows everything about them. But if. Allison isn’t A who is. And how could anyone know so much about the bad girls they were.


Guari, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her Kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Guari has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighbouring Kingdom a d her sworn enemy Kingdom. Unsatisfied with being a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Guari a chance to get her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together they’ll have to set their differences apart and team up to win the Tournament of wishes – a. Competition held a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor. Reaching the tournament city is just the beginning.

3. Nnedi Okorafor’s All That Glitters:

Twelve years old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African but she’s albino. She’s a terrific athlete but she can’t go out into the sun and play soccer. There seems no place that she fits it. And then she discovers something amazing – she’s is a “free agent” with latent magical power. Soon she’s part of the quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible learning to change reality . But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?

4. Kami Gracia’s Beautiful Creatures:

Ethan struggles to hide his apathy for his high school “in” crowd in small crowd Gatlin, South Carolina. Until he meets the determinedly “out” Lena Duchannes, the girl of his dreams (literally – she’s been in his nightmare for months). What follows is a smart, modern fantasy – a tale of star crossed lovers and a dark dangerous secret. Beautiful Creatures is a delicious southern Gothic that charms you from the first page, drawing you into a dark world of magic and mystery until you emerge gasping and blinking wondering what happened to the last few hours (and how many more you’re willing to give).

5. John Walker Lee’s Supermodel:

She never wanted to be a model but when Amanda is forced to make a dramatic change in her life she takes a shortcut into a world she us not quitee ready for. She forges unlikely friendship with an older man who guides her into the walk of modelling or is he manipulating her in his own agenda? Amanda will have to reinvent herself to survive the cutthroat world of the fashion industry.

6. Tom Frawley’s Tumbledown

In a world within our own Phoebe Maddison finds herself facing an unjust society that is ruthless in the treatment of its people. Inspired by the plight of the oppressed children that are suffering under a tyrannous government, the young girl needs to find the courage to lead the way forward against a brutal regime that only values strength and despises weakness of any kind.

So that’s all I’m sharing for today. So these books I started them last year and honestly writing this post has made me excited to go back to complete some especially John Walker Lee’s Supermodel but we’ll see.

A quick congratulation to myself for getting 1,000 likes on the blog and a big thank you for my readers for making it possible.

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What do you think of these books? Have you read? Do you plan to? Tell me what you think  about anything and everything. 

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T5W: Authors I would love to write like

It’s been a while I did a Top5Wednesday and I missed it. Sometimes I get pretty lazy and just let it slide. But not today. For today, top 5 Wednesday, here are five authors I would love to write like.

1. Sarah J Mass ( Throne of Glass series): When I first read I fell in love with how she uses words and wrote such a bad ass story. I would love to write like her.

2 Chiamanda Ngozi Adichie ( Purple Hibiscus):

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My favourite African author, her writing is amazing. Sometimes I find it hard to read African literature and I’m African but with her books it just comes easy. Her story captures and provokes her readers and I would love to write like that.

3. Anna Todd (The After series): Growing up I thought a good novel had to be filled with big words. Some reads were pretty slow as I had to be checking every word in the dictionary so as to understand the storyline. It’s great for your vocabulary and all but honestly sometimes it can get pretty annoying.
She first wrote After on wattpad. She uses simple words, yes but it was a beautiful story and I loved it. I learnt simplicity can be beautiful.

4. Sophie Kinsella (The Shopaholic series): I love Sophie Kinsella writing. They are so full of humour and can make you laugh your heart out. She writes on your typical every day life and it’s so interesting and relatable.

5. Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows & Shadow and Bone): If you’ve read the six of crows then you’ll know how much of a writer Leigh is. She writes beautiful and amazing stories and I admire her for that .

T5W is a meme on Good reads created by Samantha

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

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Anything But Books Tag

Hey guys,
I have been nominated to do this tag by my newest book friend, Taiwo @

Stuffed shelves . Do check out her blog, she’s great at what she does.

Let’s get to it.

Name A Cartoon that you love

Hmmm, where do I start?

I love Ben10, Avatar:Legend of Aang, the Bakugan series, Justice League, Young Justice, Barbie series mostly because of the songs.

What’s your favourite song right now?

Crossover by Travis Greene. Currently loving that.

What could you do for hours that isn’t reading?


What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised out?

I don’t know. It’s a pretty tricky questions. I love a good gist with friends.

What is your favourite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?

I love to learn the way people live in other countries.

What is something usual you know how to do?

I can make hand bracelets with baby rubber bands.

Name something you have made in the last year.

I’ve written a book. It’s not published yet or anything like that. More like, tucked in my wardrobe till I find the right opportunity.

What is your most recent personal project?

My blog. I’m working on it. Trying to make it better and stuffs.

Tell us something that you think of often

Being interviewed. Because I would be pretty popular and everyone would be curious about what I’m up to and my next move.

Tell us something that is your favourite but make it oddly specific

The Shopaholic series. That’s oddly specific, right?

So I tag,


Shards of barns

the orangutan librarian

Blogger girl

Red Confidential

[Please don’t feel obligated to do this tag if you already have or simply don’t want to ]

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Thanks to everyone who viewed my first article on the Pulse Bloggers Community. There’s a new one up.

What’s scares you the most when you decide to put yourself out there? What’s the best part of being yourself.


Being yourself is as scary as it it is fulfilling. Read all about it here.

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BOOK REVIEW: Lola And The Boy Next Door






Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion…she believes in costume. The more sparkly, more fun, more wild – the better. And life is pretty close to perfect in Lola’s world, especially with her hot rocker boyfriend. That is, until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighbourhood and unearth a past of hurt and anguish that Lola thought was long buried.
   So when talented inventor Cricket steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally face up to a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

“I don’t believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be the same person everyday.”

Lola is a seventeen year old girl with a crazy personality. She’s one character that will stick in my mind. Mostly because of her style sense. I love that she is confident and brave enough to be herself.

At the beginning of the book, Lola is dating an older guy who is a rock singer, Max. Lola has had a crush on Cricket for a long time but after one humiliating and misunderstood experience and his sudden move, she chose to resent him. Tucked away her feelings in a box and starts dating a twenty two year old Max who is a lead singer in his rock band.

Cricket comes back and suddenly she feels confused and tangled up in a web. She loves Max but she also have feelings for Cricket.

Cricket... Tall, blue eyes, hair sticking in all directions and related to Graham Bell. He’s somewhat of a science geek, honest and a really nice guy.

He loves Lola and appreciates her for who she is. He’s also respectful to Lola and everyone around him, and that’s a good personality

Max…He’s your typical bad boy, rocker dude, tattooed skin. Some people would claim that his lyrics are ‘angry’. He cared about Lola but he didn’t respect her friends claiming they were too young and immature for him to hang out with.

In the novel, the age gap between Lola and Max is frowned upon. One of the reasons is because Lola is not yet eighteen and Max isn’t exactly the responsible type.

Stephanie Perkins did a good job with this one though there were some bits I didn’t quite like. I should add that she makes a horrible break up scene. It left me quite speechless but she made up for it I guess with how cute the story turned out to be.

With the way the society is growing more, a lot of authors tries to make their books diverse to reach across different readers and I think she did a good job with it.

This novel explores the theme of first love, friendship, protective parent/guardian, indecisiveness, being who you are and how important it is not to make assumptions on something you think happened or someone.

Read the review of the first book in this series

/Anna and the French kiss

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BOOK REVIEW: Anna And The French Kiss






Anna had everything figured out – she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it was finally going somewhere… Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own.
   But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna finds herself  making new friends, including Étienne St. Clair, the smart, beautiful boy from the floor above. But he’s taken – and Anna might be too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she’s been waiting for


Anna: Like every main character, she had her flaws and insecurities – afraid of being alone and according to Josh “She abandons her friend” but she’s pretty much, a typical teenage. Sent to Paris by her father to finish her senior year of high school and resenting him for it.

Anna loves movies and writes reviews on them on her website. She hopes to be a popular movie critic which I found relatable because, I love books and write about them on my blog.

She’s fun, attractive but for me she’s a pretty forgettable character.

Étienne St. Clair: Étienne or should I say St. Clair, since Anna is the only one who is allowed to call him that and his mum, he’s my favourite character. Most books I read, the male main character is always about six feet tall and the girl about 5’something inches. The girl has to raise her head to look at his eyes and the boy has to look down at her. .

St. Clair is short but ‘he doesn’t carry himself like a short person’. He is really cute, attractive, charming and charismatic. He has The aura around him that you can’t help but love him.

He is afraid to take a risk though with his mother being sick and coming in terms with his true feelings for Anna.

Rashmi and Josh:

The story was told from Anna point of view so I didn’t get to know much of their relationship like I would have liked to. Like Josh, he always skipped classes and got detention but at the same time, he’s a really talented artist and I wanted to know more of what was going on with him. Though we are made to know that it’s because his friends are living school.

My first impression of Rashmi was ‘oh that bithchy girl’. Just like Anna, the first impression was cleared and I learn that’s she’s actually smart, a great and supportive friend.

Meredith: When I started this book I was scared that Meredith would turn out to be one of those girls  who are like, “you dare like a boy that I’ve been crushing on since forever and tried to move things further with him, so i hate you for all eternity.” But she turned out to be real sweet, forgiving and a good friend. I love the fact that she didn’t let the relationship between Anna and St. Clair to affect her friendship with either one of them.

“I bought you love poetry! ‘I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.’”

There were a lot of misunderstanding which Stephanie Perkins used to drive the plot forward. At the beginning of the book, St. Clair had a girlfriend – Ellie who he have been with for a while and Anna had a guy she was interested with back in America – Toph. I think its worthy to add that I didn’t space out (I.e didn’t get bored) while reading this book.

This book is the type of book I would always recommend to a friend. I love its simplicity, every page was beautiful and it was thrilling to watch as young love blossom.

With this book, I know I would definitely start reading more of Stephanie Perkins.

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Have you read this book? Do you plan to? Do tell me what you think about anything and everything.