Am I participating in Bookish Friday in lieu of doing a new reading journal? Jury’s out.
But, real quick, today (the only day I’ve done any reading this week, really) I’ve read from Windrush (up to p. 50), The Mermaid of Black Conch (up to p. 35), The Old Guard (number 4 in the anthology series) (the ‘whole’ 28 pages), and Americanah (up to p. 229). And thanks to reading Accidental Moments, I’ve decided to participate in Bookish Fridays, though it’s not quite Friday yet here in the Caribbean as I start this.
This involves participation in two memes Book Beginnings at Rose City Reader (sharing opening lines) and Friday 56 at Freda’s Voice (sharing something from page 56). For beginnings, I’ll share the first page from the book finished today, The Old Guard graphic novel #4 anthology.
For Friday 56, I’ll share something from Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
“He did not attend, but many of his generals did, and one of them asked his ADC to call Aunty Uju, to ask her to come to his car in the parking lot after the reception, and when she went to the dark peugeot with a small flag flying from its front, and said, “Good afternoon, sir,” to the man in the back, he told her, “I like you. I want to take care of you.”
I’m enjoying all of the above; I only wish I had more time to read.
Speaking of reading, while you’re here, check out this update to CREATIVE SPACE #11 – Argent is Ready to Wear to see images and video from the fashion show previewed in the piece, also a couple of posts on my books – Reader Favourites and Thanks for the Love.
Oh and the Festival Internacional de Poesia de Medellin invites you to set reminder for my reading in, ooooh (ish is getting real) 11 days.
And I’ve linked some of the poems of mine in translation uploaded to their site here on mine if you want a preview.