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Book To TV Adaptions – Musings of An African Bookworm

In an ideal world I have 2-4 hours of free time to binge-watch and drink wine *smile* but nope! I have to wait for the weekend *laugh* to Netflix and snack (read snack twice) but anyways here are my thoughts on books that became tv shows (please don’t hate me)

Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars 8 Books Young Adult Collection Paperback Set ...

I was PLL crazy guys ;ike seriously crazy (a binge-watch ) is in the pipeline for the 3rd time

Read or Watch? I preferred reading the books

My thoughts: The books and the TV show did not align y’all because in the book Emily ends up with someone entirely different

Watch or Read: Watch because the books are a lot unless you have time

Defending Jacob

Defending Jacob: William Landay: 9780804176507: Books

It’s now a TV show and guyys Captain America plays Dad and I was here for it.

Which is better-Tv show or book? Both! That Tv show finale love yohhh I never saw coming .

Read or Watch : Do both!

What do I prefer: Watching

Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects: A Novel - Kindle edition by Flynn, Gillian. Mystery ...

Oh goodness, this book *gasp* this tv show *gasp* ! Do what you have to do because both are a delight and creepily done well.

Tv Shows I Watched But Didn’t Read The Book

  1. You (only season 1) because I really couldn’t handle the fact that he worked in a book shop
  2. Handmaids Tale (Okay I read the book too!)
  3. Game of Thrones
  4. Sweet Magnolias – I am crazy about this show friends. I need to jump on these books NOW

Which Book to Tv adaptation is your favourite?

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Take A Hint Dani Brown- A Review

Just A Rant: I am obsessed with Talia Hibbert’s books and the Brown sisters and I refuse to apologize to my sleepy eyes for being crazy about Dani and Zafir

What is the book about?

This book is about Dani (Chloe Brown’s sister) who is a curvy woman en route to getting a Ph.D. who goes viral when this hot (read as steamy) security guard is recorded carrying her from a building. They go viral and they fake date chomie.

What I loved about the book?

Dani! Guys she was unapologetic about being herself. She ate what she wanted , she was smart and she wasn’t shy about talking anout what she wanted sexually. Power to you Dani!

What genre is this book?

contemporary romance

Cover rating: 4.5/5

How steamy is the book: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Will I be reading more book by the author: Try to stop me from getting more books

Do you recommend this book:YES!!

Book rating:

Will you be reading this book? Let me know in the comments

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#AskAnci | Should I Forgive and Forget?

Dear Anci

Someone close to me did me wrong and I don’t know whether I should forgive them and try to be cool with them? I am struggling with unforgiveness

Dear Unforgiving

Firstly thanks for dropping me an email *smiley face emoji* . Secondly people mess up and so do you and I. Every single day we are messing up and hurting people in the processes. Just the other day I was so exhausted I snapped at my little sister and i had to apologise because I was wrong,

You have to heal at your own time and pace *hug*. Always move at your own pace, forgive them because it frees your heart. Have you ever carried a load on your shoulders for a long time and then you have to lay it down on the ground? The relief that you feel guys *smile* is everything. Forgive for yourself and forget because hanging on to the hurt wont do you any good.

Also you don;t have to stay close to them lol. Love them from afar because it’s still okay.

Hope this helps


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Forbidden Promises by Synithia Williams- A Review

Just A Rant: Y’all Synithia is now a fav of mine because this book kept me up at night

What is the book about?

Guys, I am crazy about India’s and Travis love’s story. You see India and Travis shared a kiss one night but Travis ended up marrying India’s story because she had a bun. Y’all this book had everything- rich family, family drama, forbidden love and some steam *wink*

What I loved about the book?

I loved India’s character-she was just so lovable

What genre is this book?

contemporary romance

Cover rating: 4.5/5

How steamy is the book: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Will I be reading more book by the author: yep

Do you recommend this book:YES!!

Book rating:

Will you be reading this book? Let me know in the comments

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Keeping Secrets by Kiru Taye – A Review

Just A Rant: This is my first Kiru Taye book and to be honest I am all for African romances

What is the book about?

A married couple in a marriage of convenience wait a temporary marriage that doesn’t have sex get a rude awakening when the husband wakes up from a coma with no recollectionof the arrangment *whoop* and wants to get to know his wife *grin*

What I loved about the book?

It was set in Lagos and it was a love (quite steamy) story

What genre is this book?

contemporary romance

Cover rating: 3/5

How steamy is the book: Quite steamy! Black people can turn up too (LOL)

Will I be reading more book by the author: maybe

Do you recommend this book:Aha!!

Book rating:

Will you be reading this book?

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#ReadersTasteTest: Reading Vuvu Vena’s Five Star Reads of 2019

Happy Friday! How was your week?

Just a rant: My week has been crazy yáll! I have had some good things happen to me *smile* but my body has been insane and the bookish babe within has been crying for attention.

Anyways’s so I follow Vuvu Vena and I think she is a dope booktuber *whoop* and so I decided to read her five-star reads of 2019 and see if we have the same taste.

You can subscribe to her channel here

Harry Potter Collection

I went crazy over Harry Potter but then again who didn’t? I owned his entire collection till some sticky fingers helped themselves to it. Is it too late to call dibs on Hermoine? I guess not!

Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone

Vuvu’s Rating :⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Anci’s Rating: ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Vuvu’s Rating :⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Anci’s Rating: ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

( maybe I am biased because this was a gifted copy but really this was good for me)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Vuvu’s Rating :⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Anci’s Rating: ☕️☕️☕️☕️

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Vuvu’s Rating :⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Anci’s Rating: ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

Slay by Britney Morris

Vuvu’s Rating :⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Anci’s Rating: ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

Educated by Tara Westover

Vuvu’s Rating :⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Anci’s Rating: ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

The Ones with Purpose by Nosizwe Cynthia Jele

Vuvu’s Rating :⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Anci’s Rating: I am yet to get a copy (someone gift me hayi)

I literally had a breeze except I am missing a book. So I figure I have similar tastes to Vuvu. Let me know which booktuber/vlogger’s favorite books I should read next.

P. S I am on IG as heyanci

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Did I Read Any Of Goodreads Top Thrillers of 2019?

So there I was seating on my DIY beanie bag on my favorite app when my Eureka moment happened *smile*. So here goes my favorite blog post of June.

Total books in category: 20

Total read: 3

Best Mystery &Thriller of 2019 : The Silent Patient The Silent Patient eBook: Michaelides, Alex: Kindle Store

What is it about: It focuses on a world class patient who refuses to speak and the therapist who wants to find out why


The Other Nominees

My Sister The Serial Killer- Oyinkan Braithwaite : ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

Ruth Ware- Turn of the key: I have not read it yet

The Lost Man -Jane Harper : I have not read it yet

Greer Hendricks-An Anonymous Girl: ☕️☕️☕️

Alex North -The Whisper Man : I have not read it

Harlan Coben- Run Away: I have not read it

Riley Sager- Lock Every Door : Have not read it

Miracle Creek-Angie Kim : Still to read it

Sally Hepworth: The Mother-in-law -Still to read

Louise Penny -A Better Man : Still To Read

Lisa Jewell-The Family Upstairs : Still to read

Adrian Mckinty -The Chain : Still to read it

Julia Phillips-Disappearing Earth : Still to read

Jean Kwok- Searching for Slyvia Lee: Still to read

Catherine Mckenzie- I’ll never tell: Still to read

Michael Connelly- The Night Fire: Still to read

Karin Slaughter-The Last Widow : Still to read

Samantha Downing -My lovely wife :Still to read

Tosca Lee-The Line Between : Still to read

Books I am going to read from the list

The Turn of the Key - Kindle edition by Ware, Ruth. Literature ...
Miracle Creek eBook by Angie Kim | Rakuten Kobo
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My July & August TBR

Happy almost July *smile*.

Life update: I have been overwhelmed , tired, sad , emotional and very drained (might have cried a few times) but I am working on being happy.

My themes for July & August

July : Is Strictly Black Romance (( smile if you guessed correctly)

August : Black Lit

Please note the themes mean 70% of my shelf adheres to this theme and 30% are random books I want to read.

My Koffee Read for July


I love me some romance and please don’t judge me *hides* because this is a reread but I love me some african love story . Drum roll anyone?🥁

Hlomu 01: the Wife by Dudu Busani-Dube – UPPERcase
July Koffee Read
Keeping Secrets eBook by Kiru Taye - 9781310983559 | Rakuten Kobo

Kiru Taye: Keeping Secrets

Yáll it’s an African Romance with a temporary marriage and amnesia *sigh*. I can’t wait to read this yáll.

Synthia Williams: Forbidden Promises

This is about someone falling for her sister’s ex husband according to the premise *scandalous*

Forbidden Promises eBook by Synithia Williams - 9781488056635 ...
Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny eBook by Rebekah Weatherspoon | Rakuten Kobo

Rafe: Rebekah Weatherspoon

A male buffy nanny (come on now) and it’s by a black woman that serves romance *gasp* on pages that we want to smell for over *gasp*

Getting Schooled (The Wright Brothers, #1) by Christina C. Jones

Getting Schooled : Christina C Jones

We going in blind but it’s set on campus *yáll*

Take A Hint Dani Brown -Talia Hibbert

Take a Hint, Dani Brown - Talia Hibbert - E-book

I am here for the fake-dating romance trope so uhmm excuse me

If Beale Street Could Talk (Movie Tie-In) by James Baldwin ...

Book to Movie adaptation : If Beale Street Could Talk

Very Smutathon Book read is: 50 Shades of Grey by EL James (believe it or not I have a copy)

Chicklit: Sophie Kinsella : Remember Me

July Romanceathon: Nora Roberts: Table for Two

Debra Mullins:The Night Before The Wedding

Jennifer Ashley: TheMadness of Lord Ian Mackenzie


AUGUST KOFFEE READ (such a cliche’because I have read it and this is like the 56th re-read)

Naledi His Love, by Dudu Busani-Dube – Bridge Books
Koffee Read for August
African Books Collective: Not My Time to Die
Deacon King Kong by James McBride: 9780735216723 ...
Where the Crawdads Sing eBook by Delia Owens | Rakuten Kobo
Kopano Matlwa's 'Coconut' to be Adapted into a Film - OkayAfrica

Thriller-athon : Jeffery Deaver: The bodies Left Behind

Mark Gimenez: The Perk

Michael Connelly: The Scarecrow

I do have a Secret TBR *shhh* so you will probably see me talk about books that are not here because I am that girl *smile*

What book will you read with me?

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#WinterABC | Issues Close To My Heart

This blog post is a day late and a dollar short but let’s do it *smile*

I believe in literacy for all! Everyone deserves an opportunity to learn and as long as I breathe I will contunue to advocate for education for all.

I believe in Mental Health Awareness! Depression,anxiety and stress does not discriminate and thus the time for acceptance is now! We truly need to be there for each other and help educate each other on mental health.

I believe in adoption! Every child deserves a happy home and every dog deserves a family. I support and believe in child adoption and dog adoption. It’s high time we normalise adoption and stop airing opinions that are not loving to each other.

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Romanceathon 2020

I love romance *long sighhhh* so I am pretty excited to be taing part on the 2020 Romanceathon. The prompts for this year are:

  1. Read a romance published in 2020

2. Read a romance with an illustrated cover

3. Read a romance with your favorite trope

4.Read a romance with a new to you author

5. Read a romance with 5 or more words in the title .

My Romanceathon Selections

The Buddy Read

If I Never Met You eBook by Mhairi McFarlane | Rakuten Kobo

My favorite trope is enemies-to-love and marriage of convenience but for this challenge I picked enemies-to-love The Worst Best Man: A Novel eBook: Sosa, Mia: Kindle Store

Book with illustrated cover

Girl Gone Viral (Modern Love, #2) by Alisha Rai

All these books are 2020 publications so yay for me *smile* and these are new to me authors *whoop*

I am gonna try to also read this :

Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson – Emmalita Book Review – Cannonball ...