Lena’s 2015 Reading Statistics

Me every year: “I could be a blogger.” A few weeks later: “Or not.”

2015 wasn’t the lucky exception. But hey, no shame in creeping back to this blog after about ten months of silence, right? Because I actually do want to look at my reading statistics of 2015 and those are always fun, aren’t they? I don’t want to deprive the internet of my shiny colour blocks. Continue reading

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A required reading filled #FridayReads…

Haven’t done one of these in a while although I actually quite like them. It’s Friday and this means: time for reading! In my case, I am swarmed with books for university, although I probably feel like that because I’m having difficulty concentrating at the moment x__x Continue reading

Lena’s Continent Read-a-thon Asia TBR

I’m a bit late but I have too many books by Asian authors on my TBR (surprise, Asian Studies graduate) to not participate in this month of the Continent Read-a-thon. I had a ton of fun in our first month so I am looking forward to the rest of the year! Continue reading

February Wrap-up

I didn’t read very much this month. I am in this limbo that occurs everytime one procrastinates on important things, so one doesn’t allow oneself to read books but instead surfs the internet the whole day. Yes, that one. Continue reading

Continent Read-a-thon Africa – Halftime

We are halfway through the first Continent Read-a-thon month and I thought I might do a little halftime summary of what has happened so far. If you want to catch up on what I was planning to read during this month you can look at my Africa TBR.

For my part, I haven’t read as much as I wished. Continue reading

Book Review: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin

Image from indiebound.

Image from indiebound.


The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives
Lena’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published: May 2009
Copy: Bought


“To the dismay of her ambitious mother, Bolanle marries into a polygamous family, where she is the fourth wife of a rich, rotund patriarch, Baba Segi. She is a graduate and therefore a great prize, but even graduates must produce children and her husband’s persistent bellyache is a sign that things are not as they should be. Bolanle is too educated for the ‘white garment conmen’ Baba Segi would usually go to for fertility advice, so he takes her to hospital to discover the cause of her barrenness. Weaving the voices of Baba Segi and his four competing wives into a portrait of a clamorous household of twelve, Lola Shoneyin evokes an extraordinary Nigerian family in splashes of vibrant colour.”Serpent’s Tail

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Lena’s Continent Read-a-thon Africa TBR

February is the first month in Jasmin’s (TheBookJazz) Continent Read-a-thon, that she is holding on Goodreads. This month’s reading continent is Africa and tadaa: I indeed had one whole book on my TBR from someone who was born in Africa, and that someone coincidentally is white. So, not quite what I was looking for here. I started looking and found some books that really intrigued me. Voila~ Continue reading