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‘Sometimes things go wrong. It is inevitable. But it is a mistake to waste time and energy worrying about events that you cannot influence. Once they have happened, let them go.”

Anthony Horowitz ‘Alex Rider- Russian Roulette’

Let Them Go (Quote)

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Evaluate Your Life [Prose Poetry]

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Evaluate Your Life Day

What do you do when you HATE your job but you cannot quit because you need to eat? The job pays your bills and saves your independence. To resign means to redesign my aims to always work. What do you do when the economy is so jacked up, that you feel blessed even with a hacked up job because there are several persons with no work yet a family to feed. However, you have those emotional battles everyday that devotionals cannot help to wake an excitement to seize the bull by the horn, contributing towards society. Sitting at a desk and literally feeling brain cells dying because you are sighing over completed tasks in an hour and you wonder what madness that included you in such disarray. A foray of persons having the time of their life, thieving from my complete tasks. Yet no one in management says a word but when I voice that absurd rate at which the work reaches me, I am deemed as uncooperative.

What the fuck I am doing with my life?

International Day of the Girl Child: Empower Girls: Emergency Response and Resilience Planning / My 7 Favourite Girl Child Narrators/Characters

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Every 11th of October from the year 2011, United Nations celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child. Maybe in your neck of the woods girls receive the same treatment as boys, however it is important to point out that for many countries around the globe it differs. Many girls do not get to enjoy the same privileges as boys such as the right to a classroom education, the right to not go through gender mutilation or the right to not forcefully enter marriage. We can all make a change in the way we treat our girls both on a small-scale or a large-scale. If you are able to travel to volunteer at women/girl shelters it is fantastic or if you can give a care pack for thousands of girls homeless and displaced because of wars and natural disasters. In addition, speak up when you see that someone is discriminating against our girl children. Teach them self-love, that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and heart. The girl you see today helps transform  the woman you will come across tomorrow.

To commemorate  today, I will share with you a few books featuring my favourite girl child narrator or major character.

1.Scout Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

My Review: Oh I just adored that girl Scout, one of the best narrators ever. I enjoyed it this time around even more. I appreciated the sarcasm, the irony and the small talk, I felt like I read this novel in a different light. It has been years since I went on this journey with Scout and I still read it with the first time fresh approach. I love how the writer issues such as racism, poverty, class separation, family relationship etc, fused in the story according to the eyes of a child. Whilst I chuckled at the Scout’s smart mouth, these serious issues were never far from my attention. Harper Lee did a fantastic job in presenting the way of the South. Using Jem and Scout was a smart move, imagine viewing society in the eyes of a child. It makes you more receptive to the issues at hand and it shows how brilliant the two were (notice the explanations they gave and received and their willingness to learn).

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Books With Mental Health/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Let us ponder and ‘do’ for #WorldMentalAwarenessDay

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Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 is a weekly bookish assessment by Gingerreadslainey and today’s feedback is 5  books with mental illness or health. You can also access the topics on the Goodreads Group. In addition, if you would like to read first hand experience concerning mental health, go over to Randoms by a Random every Friday. Now let us dive into it.

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Books on mental health

Mr. Rochester has an eye on Jane  even to marry her but he has a secret: his wife Bertha, yes wife is hidden in a chamber upstairs. She is hidden because she is not entirely of sound mind, you may even call her mad. Although Grace Poole, the servant, cares for her, Bertha escapes a few times disturbing the air with her shrieking laughter. In addition, doing damage to a well intended dress, setting a certain someone on fire and attacking a guest at…

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World Space Week: Exploring New Worlds In Space

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I normally do not gravitate towards science based books because I find the genre a bit difficult to understand especially the hardcore sci-fi.  Nevertheless, I have ventured into the science world a few times but fell in like only on very few occasions. I looked through my bookshelf to only discover one space book that  made me giddy in joy. That one book is Legacies And Lies by Nancy Holder. Alas, I decide to celebrate World Space Week by going the book route, however I was disappointed that I could not come up with five (5) space books that I favour. Instead I am going to share the one space film adaptation.

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Books To Read In October 2017

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  1. From Short Stories to Epic Journeys: 10 Must Read Books In October by Sarah Shaffi/ Stylist
  2. Ten Books To Read In October by Jane Ciabattari/ BBC Culture/ Books
  3. Must- Read October New Releases– Karina Glaser/ Book Riot
  4. Best Books of the Month: October 2017 by Goodreads
  5. 9 New Books You Need To Read In October by Lauren Habbard
  6. Must Read Poetry: October 2017 by Nick Ripatrazone/ MM The Millions
  7. 5 Books To Look Forward To In October 2017 by IANS/ New Delphi/ The Statesman

Top 10 brothers and sisters in fiction by Sarah Ward/ The Guardian

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Sarah Ward says:

The following books represent the best portrayals I know of these distinctive relationships. They focus not only on the blood ties between the characters but also throw a spotlight on how children are regarded by their society. The novels show that habits formed in our early years can shape all subsequent relationships – and how powerful a childhood bond is when viewed from an adult perspective.

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Top 5 Wednesday/ Books You’ve Read Because of Booktube/Blogging/etc.

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Top 5 Wednesday

Another dip into Top 5 Wednesday   world of exploring books. Today we talk about:

September 27th: Books You’ve Read Because of Booktube/Blogging/etc.
–Discuss the books you’ve picked up because you’ve heard of them in the online book community or platform you use

One of the beauties of online reading is discovering new books in the genre that you love and falling into books you normally would not  give a second look. Thanks to my groups on Goodreads and several book blogs post on WordPress, I read books that I probably would keep skipping or never attempt.

Let us dive into it:

A. Jock of The Bushveld by Percy Fitzpatrick
I enjoyed this tale of the dog Jock exploring The Veld all became of SA Reads on Goodreads.
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Queen Nzinga M’Bandi

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In the 17th century, Queen Nzinga M’Bandi ruled for 40 years as the leader of N’Dongo and Matamba, also serving as Luanda’s Governor for three years, representing the Portuguese.[1]Known as the resilient leader of the Mbundu people, the monarch who fought against the Portuguese spread of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Central Africa. She had to fight the slave traders to serve her country. Nzinga is an example of the leaders of local regions who did not deliberately sell their people into the Transatlantic Slave Trade.She frequently dressed as a man.

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Changed Curtains (An Acrostic Poem)

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Chagrin highlighted your heightened voice 

Hinged on blundering insults my way.
A girl I figured you never knew prior to June 30th.
Nevertheless every fool would know  when that  displeasure veiled in mockery,
Glistening with anger is directed their way.
Erroneous thought I; What have I
Done to them but alas I understand. I
Changed my curtains. I
Usurped their privilege of watching through my windows. I
Rigged one of
Their sources of sorcery
Angering them enough to hail insults my way.
Idiotic thinking on their part but at least I
Notified another neighbor of their crafty, disgusting practice. Now they
Sneer and hiss like the serpent in Eden.