I’ve Been Reading

Hey guys,

Sorry I have been MIA.

I think I’m currently experiencing writers bloc maybe.

So if any of you is generous enough to send me on a free trip to Mauritius or Greece so that “my head can come down” I will gladly accept.
I have however been reading, and I wanted to share some of the books with you.

I know how some of you prefer to watch movie adaptation of books. Its quicker, brief, bla bla. The truth however is that it is what it is, an adaptation. It can never be like the book. So as much as I thoroughly enjoyed watching the movie- Gone Girl, I knew that the book had to be read. So I got hold of it a few weeks back and I absolutely love it.

The author; Gillian Flynn’s style of writing is so intriguing. It’s bold, it’s fearless, she says what she wants to say and her characters follow exactly in her steps. Funny thing is, as bold as her writing is, it is so easy to absorb. I was so jealous of some sentences, you know, they were so light, but so in form I wish I wrote them instead. Like- “There’s no app for a bourbon buzz on a warm day in a cool, dark bar. The world will always want a drink.”
This was in reference to the realisation by Nick (main character) that he had no job because everything from writing to architecture to language can get done by downloading an app or the other on the internet in this digital age. Booze on the other hand will never need an app. It will forever be drank in bars. And so he (Nick) opened a bar.

Another one;

“I often don’t say things out loud, even when I should. I contain and compartmentalize to a disturbing degree: In my belly-basement are hundreds of bottles of rage, despair, fear, but you’d never guess from looking at me.”

So you see what I mean? If you are a book lover, you should totally read Gone Girl. Let me know your thoughts when you do, or if you have.

Meanwhile, I have also had to be reading Nursery rhymes lately. Sigh.

Any way does anyone know the Goosey Goosey Gander nursery rhyme? You do obviously. So how hasn’t anyone ever mentioned how violent that rhyme is. For anyone really, let alone children.
An OLD MAN who didn’t say his prayers was pulled down the stairs. It’s a rhyme, but completely unacceptable in my opinion. So it’s a no no for me. I won’t get into how that can be a root cause for religious intolerance, terrorism and violence, before you people say my own is too much.

So let me go and find money for a trip, but my child will not be singing this. As a mater of fact, we are not learning oyinbo rhymes, we are learning “Boju Boju” LoL

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Femiyanda says:

    Tope, I can help with Paris or Isis if you don’t mind. Sure you’d get enough to write about, LOL. Reading, watching movies?? Naaaa…but I can surf the hell out of the internet.

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