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.

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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.

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.

Dear Diary,

I remember the first time I decided to keep a diary. I was nine or ten year old, I had just watched the Barbie Diaries; Barbie with a diary that she thought was magical because everything she wrote in it came true. So I told my elder sister, she was a year and half older than me. So we cut off papers and sew them together. She painted the cover for me and drew lovely stickers on it. It was great but I could never maintained it.

I didn’t write what back then I thought was a secret because I thought why try so hard to keep something to myself only to write it down and someone comes across it and reads it. So I stop keeping it.

Two years past, I try the diary thing again, I would write out random things like what I did, what I ate, how school treated me, but I still didn’t write what back then I thought were secrets in it like who I crushed on because I thought what if one of my sisters, or mum or dad come across it. I try to write random things on it everyday but some days, it slips my mind and I forget. I thought there were important things I should be doing rather than sitting here writing some stories that might come not to mean anything later. So I stopped.

Last year, I started again. Why? I thought this time I’d write out what I felt about what happens. I discovered then that the pen couldn’t really capture exactly what I felt and sometimes when I sit down to write, I find out I can’t remember how I felt.

The thing is, life is so vast and I think  its a human nature to try to capture and keep every moment. Except that, we can’t. As human grow older, memories fade and we find ourselves grasping blurry images. But it doesn’t stops us for trying. Though there are those days or moments we can’t ever forget, forever imprinted in our minds.

So am I against keeping diaries? No, no, of course not. I will probably start writing one again. When? I have no idea.  I keep the former ones and when I read then, I’m hit with flashbacks of stuffs that happened back then and I smile.

In the words of Ed Sheeran,
“We keep this love in a photograph
We make these memories for ourselves
Where our eyes are never close
Hearts are never broken
And time is forever frozen still.”

So no matter how some of us might criticize social networks; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, they have given us a place where we can store and share these memories.

It doesn’t matter how you do, (Writings, Pictures), it’s all, a Dear Diary.

* * *
Quote of the day
.

“Being happy doesn’t mean everything is perfect. It means that you have decided to look beyond your problems”

Look beyond your problems, Let God take control, Be happy.

With love,

Nessa. 💕

Unique Blogger Award. #4

  • Hey guys, I ve been tagged. This is my first time. Thanks to Angelica @the book cover girls for nominating me. 

    The Rules:

    • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
    • Answer the questions.
    • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
    • Ask them 3 questions.


    These were Angelica’s questions.

    What is the book that has made you cry the most? The one that completely broke your heart and made you spill all your tears?

    If you could change places with a fictional character (from TV, book, movie etc.) would you? If so, which character and why? Keeping in mind that while you are in their world, they are in yours, living your life!

    The world has turned into a zombie apocalypse and you are alone! You have the magical ability to bring a single fictional character to life to help you survive. Who would you bring to help you? Why them of all people?

    And these were my answers.

    1. The book that has literary made me cry and take my heart along with it through its roller coaters will be After by Anna Todd.

    2. I thought about this one a lot. There’s never a fictional character that’s just perfect. They always have their set of issues and baggage, the really cool ones are trying to save the world. What a responsibility, so I will stick to my normal life.

    3. This one, I had so many characters in my head. Since am alone, I would need an effective weapon and a chatty person. Hmmm…hmmm…I think I would go with Rhysand of ACOTAR. The most powerful high lord should be able to knock zombies down. Plus he has a sense of humour and bonus, he’s handsome. Ha ha.

    So now these are my questions.

    1. Like the genie in the lamp in the tales of Aladdin, If you could wish for one thing, anything at all, what would it be and why?

    2. 

    What fictional character (movie, books) has affected your life. That is, made you see things differently of influenced your personality.

    3. 

    You are been given two pills, a red pill and a blue pill. The red pill brings your favorite fictional character to your world and the b

    lue pill takes you to their world. Which would you choose?

    Angelica @ the book cover girls, thanks for nominating me.

    So I tag

    Nusrath@the diary of a muslim girl,

    jo @ joguputablog, stellar @ stellar kittens book reviews ,

    a liker of things @alikerofthings, TC @glamitupwithtc, luis@byluis7 , printing press express , Dorian @that girl Dorian

    (link your answers back to this post so I can see them)

    *it isn’t a compulsory thing but I would love if you all participated *

    Walk Talk

    Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success

    A good question to ask yourself is “what kind of advice do I give others that I need to follow myself?” Living a double life will get you nowhere, twice as fast. Thoughts lead on to purpose; purpose go forth in action; action forms habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny said Tryon Edwards. Proverbs assert a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.


    Would your reputation recognized your character if they met in the dark? Desire what Psalms declared, “Create in me a clean heart, oh Lord, and renew in me a right spirit.” 

    To change your character, you must begin, at the control centre – the heart. You act what you think, only till you choose to think positively, can you strive to be a better person. I am a positive thinker, the world need a lot of positive thinkers, don’t you agree, to make it a better place.

    Consider what Woodrow Wilson said: “if you think what you ought to do for people, your character will take care of itself” . The world’s best sermon is preached by the traffic sign: keep right.


    *for today’s blog post, I decided to write a few motivational words, hope you guys like it*