I've changed some things as anyone might notice. I've changed the name of my blog from Passionate About Writing to In My Mind's Eyes and then changed the template of the blog. You see, I decided to do a 'lil bit of re-branding. It's needed o, so people don't get bored with the same old thing. Reminds me of when our country was doing all that re-branding stuff and they used the slogan; 'Good people, Great nation'...lol..wonder how that helped sha.
Anyways, it's now In my mind's eyes. I suspected the posts on the blog didn't really reflect the former title, Passionate about writing. I've just been writing on how I feel about stuff and all, so In my mind's eyes seems more appropriate. I hope I don't change it again.
I'm on a short holiday from school so I have a little time on my hands. The whole of last week I read The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's wives by Lola Shoneyin. She's a very brilliant writer!!! I had to google her after reading the book..
I read the book for a whole week because normally when I read a book I like to absorb every sentence and try to understand why the writer chose certain words and what was going through their mind when they wrote the book. But also, I had some schoolwork to do sha.... I can be very analytical sha. Dunno if to call it a blessing or a curse. 'Been reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett on and off for about a year now. Not that it's boring but I need to take my time and of course I have a lot of schoolwork to grapple with.
Anyways, before I started reading The Secret Lives book, I didn't believe or understand why a University graduate would marry into a polygamous home. But then on reading the book I learnt a lot about Bolanle and the circumstances that pushed her into such a marriage. For me, I think Bolanle's experiences in the household made her a better person at the end. I like to think the story was that of freedom; freedom from lies, emotional chains, past life experiences etc. But then there was death..how sad.
It was such a funny story, there were times I couldn't help but burst into fits of laughter. I was awed by Lola Shoneyin's uncanny ability to tell a story so serious- which is a very important topic in our society, and yet make it so enjoyable. I liked the way she described the characters, or rather introduced us to the characters personally, because each character told us their own part of the story. This helped to leave a vivid image of the characters in my mind.
My funniest character was Iya Segi. Lola Shoneyin's description of her was so funny. I can just imagine Iya Segi's thick neck.
Anyhow sha, you will have to read the book for yourself if you haven't (I suspect most people have cos I'm just slacking). This is no book review; not that I'm good at that kind of stuff anyways.
Thanks for visiting...
And oh...one more thing before I forget. To the fashionistas in the house; how do you wear pewter shoes or what do you wear them with. They don't seem to go with anything!!!
|Pewter Ballerina shoes|
My mom got me the shoes, so on a normal day I won't pick these out myself...
Thanks for visiting again...yes you and you and you!!! Ese!!