Monday, April 27, 2015

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What I'm Reading Right Now (4)

Quote of the day: 
You are remembered for the rules you break.
-Douglas MacArthur

I have finally picked a book to read for the week, good to go for a planned long trip. I've been meaning to read this for a long while, its titled Purple Hibiscus, a novel by Nigerian-born writer Chimamanda Adichie.

The book appears to be a compelling and intriguing story of one family, while exploring the complexities of life within.

So tell me, what book are you reading?

Peace & Love*

Current Listen: Ed Sheeran -Thinking Out Loud


  1. Enjoy your book, and hanks for your visit on my blog. I am re-reading 'Hawksmoor' from Peter Ackroyd. Valerie

  2. Have. A smooth trip. Am reading Love the way to victory by Kenneth Hagin.

  3. It's a great book. Made me fall in love with her writing.

  4. I hope you enjoy it and it would be great to hear about it too.

  5. I am currently reading:

    1. Americanah - Chimamanda Adichie
    2. We Need New Names - Noviolet Bulawayo

    Loved Purple Hibiscus and Half Of A Yellow Sun. You should also pick up The Thing Around Your Neck- A collection of short stories by Chimamanda Adichie. Amazing Read.

  6. I have read Half of a yellow sun and loved it. She is such an amazing and talented author. I want to read all her books now! Enjoy your book :)

  7. @Valerie-Jael: Thank you and you are welcome, nice seeing you on here!

    @Gloria Okaimam: Hello...thank you so much friend and nice of you to share!

    @Naija Girl Abroad: I will take your word for it, appreciate your visit!

    @Imogen: I hope so too, many thanks for that!

    @Peps: That's great, seeing that you have read most of her works. Thanks for the heads up and nice of you to visit!

    @Aathira: Yes she is amazing. Thanks for your comment and enjoy the week!

  8. I just got "Gifted hands" by Ben Carson. Thanks to you, i joined the reading train.

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  9. I went to read the excerpt... this is a sad sounding book that she had to deal with such abuse.... I've dealt with similar abuse at the hands of my step mother... the book sounds compelling...

  10. I should pick up this book...I got lots of time to read now..

    Hiya Papi..

  11. Your book sounds fascinating. I will definitely give it a go.
    I am currently reading "The Plantagenet Prelude" by Jean Plaidy.
    It is the story of the life of Henry I of England's queen.
    Really gripping stuff!

    Have a great day! :)

  12. I am just starting to read "The Class of '65 by Jim Auchmutey ...
    It's about the civil rights movement ..
    I get a lot of my reading material from the library,this is a library book.

    Thanks for sharing about the book you are now treading.

    Good travels to you and happy reading!

  13. love this quote.

    I'm still reading One Day I Will Write About This Place, by Binyavanga Wainaina.

  14. That's a beautiful title for a book. What am I reading right now? Nothing. And that's a huge problem. I need to fix that.

  15. I love to save special books for long trips. Let us know how you like this one.

    I started reading some of Bulwer-Lytton's short ghost stories. Unfortunately, I'm not terribly engaged.

  16. Actually I am reading a book that came out in the 1970's. It's the autobiography of Desi Arnaz of I Love Lucy fame (Ricky). It is quite interesting. Those two became amongst the most powerful people in Hollywood in the 1950's.

  17. I hope you enjoy your book and your trip! I'm reading a couple, but the titles elude me right now. Fun quote too!

  18. That sounds like an interesting read. Right now I just finished a short story called Ghost of Death by Chrys Fey.

  19. Osssheey Turn UP! Now that Quote above is the shizzle mate.. **Thinking.. I need to start breaking more rules.. **Wears Evil smile..

    Books?! Ehmmm.. Ehmm.. Ehmmm.. **Scrtches head.. Ehmmm again,.. Ehen I remember like i never Forgot.. I have been reading 3 books in the past 3 years, but sadly i havent gone past chapter 5 of any of them.. **Covers face.. But atleast 4 days ago i Started reading Power thoughts by the legendary Joyce Meyer.. Ehmm Its the 3rd time i haf started from the beginning.. **covers face.. But hey! Berra Late than neFer is what the Onyibo man says nah.. **Winks.. :) Cheers Oga Boss. And safe Traveling oh! Snap plenRRy picshurs oh Mbok, so we can see oh! Dont travel alone oh! Carry us with you oh! **Wears Cheeky smile.. and the crowd goes.. Ooooosssshhhheeey Turn uP!

  20. I loved Purple Hibiscus! I am about to read Teju Cole's Open City.

  21. Didn't know about this dress.
    Thanks for sharing.

  22. Been a while i visited. Read the book, not bad, Chimamanda is a good writer. Seen half of a yellow sun movie, didn't read the book tho. Was reading a book some weeks back but dropped it. My reading habit these days tho, nothing to write home about. I have so many books i downloaded from Okadabooks that i would love to read, i even downloaded Americana by Chimamanda. Will go back to my first love.

  23. Thanks for sharing this

  24. @CatWalk With PAT: Gifted hands is a great book, thanks and have a nice week!

    @Launna: I am sorry to hear about your abuse, hope time heals all wounds eventually. Best wishes and thanks for sharing that, have a nice week*

    @Erniesha Tibs: Yes you probably should pick it up to read. Thank you for stopping by!

    @Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean: You do? That's nice to know. Thanks a lot and nice week!

    @Ygraine: Well that sounds quite intriguing, you must tell me about it when you are done reading. Thank you so much for coming by!

    @ Onomiroro Dono Okeh: All the best with your thoughts, thanks for visiting!

    @Margie: I like library books. Nice of you to share your book, I really thank you for stopping by too. Have a nice week!

    @Alieux: Oh yes I recall that, how has the reading been so far hope great. Thanks for sharing!

    @A Beer For The Shower: It is a great I agree, and all the best as you try to fix your lack of reading. Cheers!

    @cleemckenzie: I like that you enjoy doing that. It's been a great read so far, thank you for taking time to comment!

    @BostonBoy: Thank you for sharing that, it must be a great read apparently. Many thanks!

    @Lisa Isabella Russo: I hope so too, I apreciate your visit, thank you!

    @Mary Kirkland: It has been interesting so far, thanks and I've noted your book reading. Nice seeing you on here!

    @Duru Adolphus Jnr.: Ha, will sure take you along next time duru. Thanks for turning up-as always and putting a smile on my face.

    @Titis Passion: Hello that's great of you to share, many thanks!

    @Thrill Hunter: Thanks for visitng. Dress? :)

    @Ms Lily: Its nice to know that you have read most of her titles. And I know, reading habits can be highs and lows, happens to me too. Thanks for sharing and visiting!

    @Buiti Christian: Hello, and thanks for visiting!

  25. Currently, I am not reading a book. We are taking care of our oldest dog and working in the gardens.

  26. The book you're reading sounds like it would be a good read. I'll have to check that one out. I just finished reading, The Dance, which was a very touching, inspirational story. Enjoy your trip.

  27. @Linda @ Life and Linda: Okay that's fair enough, best wishes always!

    @Dee: Yes it has proved to be an interesting read so far. Sounds like yours was a great one, nice. Thank you, and nice of you to visit!

  28. Purple Hibiscus!!! Very very interesting read! The story's painful at some points, but I daresay you won't be able to put it down.

    Berry Dakara Blog

  29. I'm reading GentleWoman by Bereolaesque

  30. No time to read, hardly neven have time for myself or even blog. God help me.

  31. I want to read this book one day, even though I really struggled to get into Half of a Yellow Sun.

  32. I am in the middle of reading "The Tiger's Wife, and a few other books. I love getting lost in a good book. Thanks for the blog visit and comment. I appreciate it!


  33. Reading art of advocacy. I will pick up half of a yellow sun to read one of these days
    Hi dear

  34. depends on my mood, as for breaking rules, I did working at Immigration Centre, so unfair the way they treated or made their decision, like a student came me had let his extension fall away because he was too busy, the rule is too bad you have to reply, so I said to him very clearly so he would understand, no you're bit late with your visa, no a second late because if you were late I'd have to cancel it. Always politicians change their mind one day a letter for the very poor to get free medical care is available the next not in the budget. The this woman comes in with babies and 6 children each have the flue, and I'm suppose to not give them a letter for it to be free, I'm suppose to say no, I told her they no longer provided that free medical service, but I will give you the letter. Don't mention it to anyone because I will lose my job, just please don't tell...Govt so greedy...I knew I use to work for a Federal Minister who would go on trips across the world and bring 3 or 4 with him, the spending well I saw it all...and there's no way in hell I was going to let these people suffer, because a sudden change in police...I abhor these decisions and practice!

  35. @Berry Dakara: I agree, its been a good read so far. Thank you for visiting!

    @Style4Curves: Many thanks for sharing that!

    @Pamela Ugochi Orji: I understand, but hopefully you will find time soon to read a book, even if its on your mobile while on the bus!

    @Annalisa Crawford: Yes you should give it a try sometime. Many thanks for stopping by!

    @Tania Franco: It's nice to hear that, books are everything really. You are welcome and nice of you to visit!

    @bolatito fashina: Hello, thanks for stopping by again!

  36. Oh and I'm reading a book from J.D. Robb from her 'in death' series

  37. Chei! My internet has dealt with me, I have a lot of catching ups to do on this blog. I like ur quotes of the day, a frnd of mine who is good with words have been wanting me to feature her quotes on my blog, I ve been resisting, cos you do something like that, you need to meet her, I will give her ur blog addy. I am currently reading Secret of Fascinating WomanHood

  38. @Out of Sight L: Hello, thanks for your comment!

    @Uju Lilian Ikegbune: Thank you for that, yes please do. Thank yo for visiting and sharing!

  39. This book is unputdownable - I enjoyed every chapter x

  40. I would love to read this book.
    I have been currently reading HIGH HEELS IN NEW YORK. I put it down to finish other sponsored books. I hope to finish it soon. HAPPY WEEKEND, LOVE!

  41. Most precious book in my collection - The prince.
    Read-once-worth-it kinda book

  42. I will love to read that book you have the purple hibiscus. We get it when am done reading this one at hand.

  43. Have you finished it yet?? I have read it too,,but from Chimamanda, I think Americanah was the best,you should try it!


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