hi! How are you doing? I really hope all is well with you!
For me, I am pretty good. It’s been quite busy but I am pushing through with God’s help.
In today’s post, I am just going to share with you some of intriguing book quotes from some books I have read this year! I am not going to provide explanations at all, I just want you guys to see them.
Okay, here they are;
1)”..the only time when I heard people talk about depression was when they were using it as a synonym for sadness, and so I never thought of it as a disease..”
2)”All of this work trying to get to the bottom of the thing that had no bottom: he relapsed just fourteen hours after leaving rehab.”
3)”A hectic painting on what was once a pure white canvas.”
4)”Maybe we slip in and out of alternate worlds through our minds and our imaginations, picking up scar tissue from other dimensions.”
5)”I put my head down, suddenly tired. I know I should say something to make her feel better, but I can’t manage it. In fact, I’m angry at her. Shouldn’t she be able to take care of us? Isn’t that what adults are supposed to do? Take care of their kids? Shield them from stuff? Pay bills?”
6)”I don’t know if you are happy, I never asked.”
7)”Our hands empty except for our hands.”
8)”He grabbed my shoulders and spun me to face him..”look at me when I’m talking to you.”..He was only nine but had already mastered the dialect of damaged American fathers.”
yeah. that’s about it. Let me know which quote is more intriguing to you.
Hi y’all! How’re you all doing? I really really hope we are all doing fine! If you’re not, please try your best to keep your head up! I’m rooting for you and I know that you’ll be okay because God says so.🤍🤍
So how am I doing? I am actually doing so much better than last time(I am soo stuck, tired, and exhausted..| Midnight struggles..) I’ve been pretty busy with school, and different extracurricular activities. I’ve also been so busy with different assignments and so many other things. In all, I am pretty good, all thanks to God:)
Okay, let’s move onn..
What’s a reading slump?
According to bookriot.com, a reading slumpis a time when no story seems to hold your attention, and you simply are not motivated to read.
I honestly think that a lot of people go through reading slumps. I know that sometimes, it’s so hard for us to admit it because we don’t want people to see or know that we are struggling or for whatever reason.
If you really read a lot, you have probably been in a reading slump a couple of times. Or maybe you’re in one right now.
The thing is that, being in a reading slump is not something so bad, and it doesn’t make you a lazy person. Sometimes, things just happen and it can happen for whatever reason, and we might not even understand why it happens. It’s okay, I promise. I’ve been there a couple of times and I’ve been able to collect a couple of tips on how to deal with your reading slump. Keep reading!
Tips on how to deal with your readingslump..
1) The first thing is to not beat yourself up because of this. Like I said earlier, sometimes it happens! So, you really need to accept it. You know, you might even need that break; so don’t be mad at yourself for feeling unmotivated to read. Just let yourself take that break for a while and try to relax!
2) Use that time to do other things that you like to do. You probably have been reading so much that you’ve stopped doing other things that you love, so take this time to do other things that make you happy. Don’t spend your reading slump crying yourself to sleep and lamenting, instead use it to your own benefit. Do those other things you love and you can even try new activities. Try it!
3)Find other reading methods and try to incorporate fun into reading. There are some of us who only read physical books. This is not bad but what’s the fun in only reading physical books when you can read so many other ways. If you’re experiencing a reading slump, you should try reading e-books or even listening to audiobooks.
When I was recently experiencing a very bad reading slump, what I did to help me get better was to find other ways to read. I tried reading e-books and this helped me to slowly climb out of my reading slump. I incorporated fun into my reading by reading in other ways. So, if you’re experiencing a reading slump, you should really try reading in other ways than you’re used to and this might just be what helps you to get out of your reading slump.
4) Another thing you can do is switch genres. You should read books from genres you’re not used to. Maybe you just need to get away from reading that genre you’re always reading. You can switch to anthologies, YA fiction, comic books, and so many others. Just read something new, and it might just be what you really need!
5)Also, you can ask for help! Ask for help from other readers, you can read together, or even join a book club. Don’t hesitate and don’t feel ashamed to ask other readers for help. Most of us experience reading slumps, so reach out to other people because they probably have gone through what you are going through with your reading slump. Don’t let your fear get to you, ask for help!
I really think that we all need to realize that reading slumps happen to a lot of people all over the world. So if you’re experiencing it, you’re not alone! I’ve been there plenty of times! It’s not something to be ashamed of, you need to embrace it, and you’ll be fine!
That’s all for today y’all! Thank you so much for reading. If you have any questions or thoughts or any other ideas on how to deal with reading slumps, then leave a comment. Also, if you’ve experienced a reading slump or are experiencing one right now, leave a comment and tell me about it. Bye y’all 🙃🙃
Love you all always, even on days when you feel completely unloved and alone in the world🤗🤗
The book “Americanah” is one of my favorite books(I have read it twice now). There is just so much in it and there is a lot to learn from it.
So, what is this book about? This book is about Ifemelu and Obinze who fell in love at a very young age. However, there was a university strike when they were in university, so Ifemelu traveled abroad to America to get a better education and finish school. Obinze could not go with her and that’s where their love gets cut off because when Ifemelu got to America, she walked straight into the problems and struggles of being black and being an immigrant in America. Obinze hoped to join her in America but he was denied visa a couple of times and he went to England instead where he lived a “dangerous” life of an undocumented black man in England. The book is just really about their love story and all they faced in their love journey.
First of all, it is really interesting how Chimamanda uses this book to educate people as well as also entertain them. This book is a fiction book but as you’re reading, you would even forget that it is fiction. This is because this book speaks to a lot of social vices. It touches on several racial stereotypes, immigration(the glorification of America by non-Americans), and it also touches on a lot more topics. To put it in sociology terms, this book has both latent and manifest function. The manifest function is to entertain us with the love story of Ifemelu and Obinze but in between lines, we see the latent function; this book educates us on so many stereotypes and faults in our society. Opening our eyes to the reality of being a black immigrant in America and England and just educating us on a lot of misconceptions that people have.
I’m somebody who likes to hear other people speak about and challenge social vices and the society-formulated way of thinking. That’s exactly what Chimamanda does in this book. So, if you are like me, you’ll really love this book. Really, this book is evidence that learning is not always boring. It also proves that you don’t always have to be in a classroom to learn. I think this book also proves the importance and benefits of reading because it helps you understand that the more you read, the more you learn and gain wisdom.
Another amazing thing about this book is that I love how as I was reading, the characters came alive. It didn’t feel like I was reading anymore, it felt like I was there with them. The story steals you and puts you in it because it’s so interesting that you would become so invested in it. Also, each character(both the major and minor characters) served the purpose they were supposed to serve. They made me laugh, yet they made me think and rethink.
In all, if you’re somebody who likes Chinua Achebe’s books but you find it hard to understand them and difficult to follow the story how it goes, then you need to read Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This book helps you to understand a lot of things in an easy way. The story is easy to follow and understand. Just like every other Chimamanda’s book, when you start reading this book, you won’t be able to drop it till you finish reading it.
So, I rate this book a 5/5. If you’ve not yet read this book, you need to add it to your reading list now. If you’ve read this book, tell me your thoughts about it in the comment. If you also have any questions, just comment it. That’s all for today. Bye y’all 🤗✨
Wait, wait.. okay so, if you want to read a free version of this book online, you can go to z-lib.org to do that. If you don’t already have an account on there, you will need to create an account. Okay, bye now:)
p.s.all the photos used in this post were gotten from google..