MARCH + APRIL WRAP UP (IM BACK PEOPLE๐Ÿ˜Ž)

 

IM BAAACCKKK!!!

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HAPPY NEW MONTH!!!

How have you all been? I ended up taking an involuntary hiatus from my blog due to exams and practicalโ€™s. Was so busy I just didnโ€™t have time to blog or blog hop at all. I also read only oneย  book in April๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ˜ญ. Good news is exams are almost over yayย ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ and now Iโ€™m going to be back on my blog. Thanks to all of you who stuck with me, people wereย  still following me despite the fact that I wasnโ€™t active, Iโ€™m touched. So here is a quick wrap-up of March and April.

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  • In March, I won three giveaways ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽŠ. Awesome right? This is a pretty big deal for an International book blogger because book depository doesn’t ship to my country and most giveaways are US/UK only, I feel I used up all my luck though haha ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
  • My post to celebrate womenโ€™s day in march blew up way more than I expected. I got more comments than usual and it even got featured in other bloggers wrap up/ monthly favourites FIVE times. I mean I just thought it up that day and expected it to get drowned out in the abyss of blog posts. I really enjoyed writing that post because I love promoting Nigerian Authors and I’m glad people liked reading it. Thanks guys, this motivates me to keep on writing great content.

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  • I watched Avengers Infinity War and it was amazing. It broke me, really. Iโ€™m not going to post any spoilers but WHAT WAS THAT….THAT ENDING๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ. Please when is the next movie coming out, they canโ€™t just leave me hanging like that. Marvel just keeps on releasing great movies back to back, so unfair to my bank account.
  • I got nominated for Best Book Blogger for Underrepresented/ Minority Group twice. Thanks Nandini and Aurora. Being on that list at all means a lot to this small book blogger. Please check out their amazing blogs guys.

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  • 100 WordPress followers. Thank you all so much. AHHHH

 

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So here are some posts from March and April that I loved. (click the blue underlined words to go to the posts)

  • Cait @Paper Fury post about autism and how to tell if a book has good Autism rep.ย ย  P.S her book A Thousand Perfect Notes comes out in June.
  • Marija @Inside my library mind talks about how to tackle the maze that is Edelweiss. It was so confusing for me when i first started using it. This post is about what you need to do to create a good profile, request for books and download books on Edelweiss. It’s really detailed too. Seriously guys I never get approved for anything on there. What do I need to do? Sacrifice a book, bathe in the blood of my enemies? Someone tell me.
  • May @Forever and Everly talks about privilege in the YA community and how some influencers are at more of a disadvantage than others and itโ€™s such a relevant topic to talk about right now.
  • Afoma @ afomaumesi recommends six middle grade books to look out for this year.
  • Nandini @ Unputdownablebooks did an author chat with Gloria Chao, author of American Panda. She talks about American Panda, her next book and a lot of other things. It really got me excited for her next book. It is such a fun interview to read.
  • Marija @ Inside my library mind post about books she would like to see as comics and vice versa. Donโ€™t know about you, but I would love to see The Binti trilogy being made into a comic. Have you seen these new Binti covers coming out in July, so gorgeous. Having a Himba woman on the cover of a book is a major win for theย  African book community. Check them out in their full glory on Tor.com website.

 

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Here are some booksย  coming out this month that I’m excited about

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This month Iโ€™m getting ready a food post finally. Was kind of confused about it, I originally started this as a book and food blog but I focused more on the book part so much of my followers are bookworms so I was worried that a food post might turn them off. But I finally and decided to do it anyway so be expecting. I would also like to know your thoughts on this. Would you read it or not?

Iโ€™m also going to create a bookstagram account this month๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰. Finally!!. Really looking forward to being a part of the bookstagram community. Got any tips and advice for me? Iโ€™m all ears.

I alsoย  won another giveaway(I am on a roll people) and chose All Systems Red by Martha Wells as my giveaway prize because Evelina @ Avalinahbooks keeps raving about how good it is.

Wishing you all the very best this month of May. I wish that this month things go your way and you find success, love and acceptance at every turn of the way. Keep shining.

Chat time! What book coming out this month are you excited to read? How was April?ย  I think I used way too much emoji’s in this post haha. What book are you currently reading? Have you watched Avengers Infinity War? Till next time ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰

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11 Comments

  1. Congrats on your followers milestone! Those new Binti covers are gorgeous. I have the trilogy in paperback, but now I want the new covers! And yes, I agree that they’d make a great graphic series too.

  2. That’s so cool you won giveaways ๐Ÿ™‚ and congratulations on 100 follows!

    We also had a post on Edelweiss, if you want to read another one ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s in my #NewBloggers series. Indeed, things get approved much rarer on Edelweiss! But I think it’s like that most of the time because they are uploaded for librarians or booksellers too. Sometimes they will write you “please request this on NetGalley and we will approve you”.

    Oh! Have you created a bookstagram already? I would love to follow you ๐Ÿ™‚ and it’s so exciting you got All Systems Red because of me! I hope you like it (now I’m worried, haha!) It’s a short book, but it’s SOOOOO good. I must know your opinion ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I haven’t created one yet but as soon as I do I’ll let you know. Excited to read all systems red soon, Im just worried I’ll love it too much and go crazy trying to get the next book ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚.

  3. YAY that you’re back! And exam season sounds very stressful, but I’m glad it’s almost over (and then you get a holiday, I hope? :D) And omg the releases for May are just so pretty. I’m all heart eyes over here. I’m particularly excited for The Smoke Thieves and Legendary! Also thanks so much for sharing my post. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

    1. You’re welcome. Yes I get to go on holidays for a short while before starting industrial training. I’m also excited about the smoke thieves and legendary although I haven’t read the first book ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ so I’ll have to do that first.

  4. Congrats on a 100 Followers! And I totally feel you, my blogging always suffers during exam time. I LOVED Infinity War as well. It was completely devastating though… And those Binti covers look gorgeous. Thanks for featuring my posts, glad you liked them!

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