Day 4 of #BOTY2019

As a lover of books,I will spend time pouring over a good book. I love fiction-a good story created by a genius. Although,this is true,there are non fiction books that will not be ignored.Here is one a friend recommended.

Strength of Character by Joseph Kabuleeta

We all need character to survive in this world. The author spoke to my heart,gave me reasons to understand why people (and myself included) do what they do. He also gives the hows to grow character ,esteem and so much more.He shares from his personal life experiences and adds a biblical perspective to each topic,which is the icing on the cake.

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What non fiction book have you read this year that deserves a mention? I need to grow my list of non fiction books.

Day 3 of #BOTY2019

Books never get old.I have done more reading than movie watching this year.I`m spoilt for choice on which book to list here. Here are my top three because we are on day 3 of #BOTY2019.

Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

This book begs you to read it and when you do,you thank yourself for it. It spins a tale like no other. A tale of love & betrayal,infidelity,infertility and sex. I like how African authors are speaking about sex and infertility- topics that were considered taboo.They are bringing them to the table and subtly demanding a discussion.

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The Secret Lives of Baba Segi`s Wives by Lola Shoneyin

Lola Shoneyin writes a bold, audacious,witty and scandalous book. It highlights family drama,sexual politics between Baba Segi and his wives; fertility and how men also have issues that need to be addressed, before the blame for not having children`s shifted to the women. This book shakes tables of the elders.lol

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Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Jennifer helps me understand the hardships of Ugandans in the UK. I thought that people who traveled to the UK or USA had it easy,they made more money and were supposed to send support to the relatives back at home. The book paints a picture of what Ugandans go through just to make ends meet and appease the relatives back home.The book gives you home (Uganda) and UK in a few pages.

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The book is available at African Writers Trust. Call Mark Akampurira on 0785 685909 for a copy.

PS: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is in town and will be have a book reading  at Goethe Zentrum on Friday,6th December 2019. Check out event on Facebook-https://web.facebook.com/events/488034021808209/

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These are my top three fiction books of 2019. What are yours? Share in the comment section below.

 

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A-Z Bookish Questions

I`m an avid reader and since blogs became a hit,I`m a regular on certain blog sites. I found out about the A-Z Bookish Questions on https://joseyphina.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/bookish-tag-my-world-of-reading/ who got it from Elgeewrites.com https://elgeewrites.com/tag-a-z-bookish-questions/

As a bookworm,I had to jump on this ship and here we are,sail with me.

1.Author you’ve read the most books from:

Goretti Kyomuhendo & Francine Rivers. This year alone I`ve read books by Okey Ndibe ,Emma Hart and Brenda Jackson

 2.Best Sequel Ever:

Granger series by Brenda Jackson

Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling .She created a world that I got lost in.

Twilight series by  Stephenie Meyer

3.Currently Reading:

Deserted by Bob G. Kisiki

4.Drink of Choice While Reading:

Water and I snack too.

4.E-reader or Physical Book?

I`ve had to adjust to E-reader but a physical book is bae any day.

5.Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in High School:

Hosea in Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

6.Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Unbowed: A memoir by Wangari Maathai

 7.Hidden Gem Book:

Confessions of A slot machine Queen by Sandra Adell and Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

8.Important Moment in your Reading Life:

When I connect with the characters in the book or the plot of the story.

9.Just Finished:

Strength of Character by Joseph Kabuleta

10.Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Sci-fi. There I said it.

11.Longest Book You’ve Read:

15 Invaluable laws of Growth by John C.Maxwell. It`s very practical and you can`t rush it.

12.Major book hangover because of:

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

Stay with Me by Abayomi Adebayo

13.Number of Bookcases You Own:

 Does a suit case full of books count?

14.One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

B-I-B-L-E because you have to read your bible and pray everyday. lol

15.Preferred Place to Read:

My bed because I need a comfortable spot to read a good book.

16.Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“A story that must be told never forgives silence”- Arrows of Rain,Okey Ndibe

17.Reading Regret:

I can`t put a finger on any book.

18.Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):

None that come to mind.

19.Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody

I Dared to Call him Father by Bilquis Sheikh

20.Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Francine Rivers

21.Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Goretti Kyomuhendo`s new novels.

22.Worst Bookish Habit:

I`m a greedy reader. I won`t stop until I finish a good book.

I give my books doggy ears. But I`m trying to rectify this by collecting as many bookmarks as possible.

23.X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

 No bookshelf

24.Your latest book purchase:

Arrows of Rain,Foreign gods Inc and Never Look An American in the Eye .All by Okey Ndibe

25.ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)

 Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo (I highly recommend this book)

26. Books you recommend (my won addition)

All books listed above and some…

Travelers by Helon Habila

First Daughter, Secrets No More and Waiting By Goretti Kyomuhendo

Kintu and Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi`s wives by Lola Shoneyin

PS; My recommendation list could get to 300+ but start with these and you shall find your way.

What do you think about my answers? Comment below with your worst bookish habit and recommend a book.

 

Racheal Kizza 2019

 

Taking Stock 12

Ever woken up with the `I​`​m tired ,I don`t want to write anymore feeling? Well,I have.My September had me in that mood thus the absence. I promised to write in October but here we are in November,making an entry with Taking Stock 12. Read up and take stock with me.

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Making: no plans

Eating: lots of  fruits

Drinking: tea because the rainy season is upon us

Reading: Strength of Character by Joseph Kabuleta. A must read.

Wanting: more of God

Playing: mind games

Wasting: no time

Creating: time to grow my writing skill.A collaboration with a cool photographer is coming up.

Wishing: 30th November comes quickly

Enjoying : friends,the new season of my life & books

Wondering: about my November

Loving: spiritual things

Hoping: for a spectacular November

Marvelling: at spiritual things

Smelling: my coconut kiss fragrance body mist

Wearing:my natural hair out with a hint of tint.I finally gave in to the beckoning of colored hair. I did it!!

Following: Rabbi Daniel Malinga. His fellowship(Atmosphere of Revelation) happens every Friday at 6:00pm at Silver Springs hotel, Bugolobi. He is a teacher of the word and I’m happy to learn from him.

Noticing: the shift in seasons,my mindset

Knowing: I`m deeply loved by God

Bookmarking: nothing in particular

Feeling: amazing. 2019 is about to come to a close.Hello 2020,I`m ready.Lol

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I loved this painting  at Protea Hotel by Marriott-Kampala Skyz,Naguru

 

Let go in November,

Love on Love

Kizza❤️

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©RachealKizza 2019