HAPPY NEW MONTH EVERYONE! And to my fellow bookworms Happy Book Day.
How was February? Well for me it was a whirlwind of classes, books, fun and so many other things.
So this is officially my first wrap up post on this blog. Yay. Milestone for this small book blogger, it shows I have been
a little constant with blogging.
So in February I joined a blogging group for new book bloggers on Discord and I wish I had heard about it and joined sooner. The group was created by Evelina who blogs at Avalinahbooks. There is also a separate group for international book bloggers and there I met another Nigerian Book blogger, Lara (check out her blog you guys). I didn’t realize how lonely I felt as a Nigerian book blogger until I met her, talking to someone who blogs about books and goes through the same issues you do in your country is great. Now we chat about books, life in Nigeria, outrageous shipping rates and girl stuff on twitter. Am I friends with you on Twitter yet?
I also received my first book mail from Diverse Book Bridge in February. I got the ARC of The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton which I devoured in less than two days. It is the best book I have read in this year so far. The review is up on my blog and I totally loved the book.
I read a good amount of books this month. I got approved for a bunch of books on Netgalley. Most of them graphic novels which I can’t wait to tell you about in future posts. So here are some of the books I read in February.
I decided to close my eyes and order a Spearcraft book box. My first ever book box subscription. Right now my bank account is crying cause of my bad decisions but the theme of this month book box is Passport to Africa and I’m pretty sure I know what book is going to be in it and its one of my most anticipated books this year so I just couldn’t resist.
I wrote just one post in February which is bad but it’s mostly due to the fact that I’m back to university and have to go for classes and do assignments and read school books all day. But I love blogging so I’ll try to be more constant this month, so expect more reviews, book recommendations from me and also food posts which I haven’t done in a long time. So stick with me you guys.
The favourite blog posts of the month meme is run by Kristina @ KristinKravesBooks and anyone can participate, just put up a post on your blog about blog posts by other bloggers that you loved and lets all support each other. I read a lot of great posts from my fellow bloggers last month. Some of them are:
- Inside my library mind post about how we hold our favourite genres to higher standards than other genres and I totally agree with her. She has really good discussion posts on her blog. You can read it HERE
- Evelina’s review of Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. I recently got an eBook of freshwater which I can’t wait to read and her review made me even more excited about the book. You can read the review HERE
- The Book Banque’s review of what sunny saw in the flames by Nnedi Okorafor which I read this year and loved. This review was fun to read and made me look at the book through a slightly different view. A well-crafted review, now I’m here wondering if my review of the book will be half as good. You can read it HERE
I also noticed that nowadays I mostly follow book blogs which isn’t a bad thing, but I want to read blogs about other things too. So if you know any fun, fascinating or informative blogs, please feel free to recommend them to me.
Wishing you all the best in this month of March. Keep shining and have a blessed day.