Recent Read, Movie and Music

Recent Read
Thanks to OkadaBook I have been able to read a lot of books by published and unpublished Nigerian authors. My favourite authors so far are Sharon Abimbola Salu and Tunde Leye.
One little advise to the guys at Okadabooks, edit the works of these authors before publishing  or insist their works are properly edited.

I also love Okechukwu Ofili's How Laziness Saved My Life. I found the book really entertaining and worth the read

I also got to read some pages of Chimamanda Adichie's widely publicized and much talked about recent work, Americanah and I only have to say that book was over-hyped and I am not really looking forward to read the rest of the pages. This is the weakest of Adichie's works, I loved Purple's Hibiscus, indifferent about That Thing Around your head, yet to read but looking forward to Half of a Yellow Sun.

some of the reviews I have read say American student immigrants can relate to the story, never lived in America so I cant relate to entirely. Subtle racism I experienced and know what it is like. Natural hair disdain, I experience till date.

Currently reading Chinua Achebe's There was a Country.

MOVIE: Total Recall

I am not really a movie person, I can count the numbers of movies I have watched in 2013. So on Sunday, I decided to go on a movie marathon which i saw on my official laptop which was obviously uploaded by the last user and Total Recall was the first.
This is actually the first time I am watching a Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale movie, not really a sci-fic movie fan so this was just to while away my time. It was a good watch sha.

2nd movie watched was Honey 2, did not realize the movie had a sequel in the first instance.

Now I am a fan of dance films and I loved the original Honey starring Jessica Alba. The film this time around had no Jessica Alba but stars Katerina Grahma who sure can move.  The film is same as all other dance move films,

The film revolves around Maria(Katerina Graham) a troubled, but talented street dancer who gets out of juvenile detention and gets taken in by none other than Connie Daniels, mother of (Honey Daniels which was played by Jessica Alba in the prequel). While doing community service at the renowned Honey Daniels dance studio, she comes across a dance crew known as the HD's who eventually compete against the 718 crew.

Recent Music
Not been listening to good music lately, Emeli Sande and Taylor Swift makes my day nowadays, some one please recommend any good artiste worth listening to.

To all my Lagos people, how is the weather...the harmattan in this town is killing. I am talking winter coat wearing kind of cold, Kwarans sure are ready for the cold and I am looking foward to the humid ever bubbling, never sleeping city of Lagos.

Happy holidays people....Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Advance

♥Lara

'Lara A

5 comments:

  1. Interesting
    Blessings and Merry Christmas to you and yours. May this season of love be the season that runs through you, your home, your family throughout the year.

    peace.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your latest reads. I read similar reviews about "Americanah" on bella naija. I just started reading books by Nigerian authors and so I don't have much to say. I can understand how Blacks outside America cannot relate, and though i've only read a few pages, I don't really understand the hype about natural hair. But I have to say that the few pages are interesting thus far, and so I can't wait to finish it. I just have to snatch it back from my sister before I have to return it to the library. Regardless of the disappointments from Nigerians, I still commend her for making it to new york time's top ten list and for having excerpts in the book included in Beyonce's latest song. Shows a whole bunch of people actually enjoyed the book, perhaps parts of it.
    Okechukwu Ofili's book seems like an interesting read though.
    I hope you had a great Christmas and I wish you a Happy new year in advance
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  4. Thank you so much for voicing my exact thought on Americanah. I love adichie’s previous books but this one? Nah, overhyped, boring and a tad bit ridiculous. Doesn’t mean I won’t check out her next book but this one wasn’t my cup of tea...

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  5. i think your should read the whole of Americanah! I'm certain you'd have a change of heart/mind about it being over rated ;)

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