Friday, July 07, 2006

Bebe Moore Campbell

Like you know, I love to write about what I'm reading (currently Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad by Bebe Moore Campbell). Today though, I don't really want to write about the book, as I'm still reading it. I do want to say how much I really enjoy Bebe Moore Campbell's writing. The first book of hers I read was many years ago, a book called Brothers and Sisters. I loved it and would actually like to re-read it to see if I still enjoy it as much as I did back then. Then I read Singing in the Comeback Choir, which was okay but not great. Next came What You Owe Me, courtesy of my sister. This was enjoyable in a very bestseller-ish type of way.

Now, I'm reading Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad, which I'm really enjoying (Nevermind the fact that I've been on it like forever - it's just no time.... you know how that goes). Next, (or rather, when I'm allowing myself to start buying books again), I would like to get Your Blues Ain't Like Mine.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

please where do you buy your books in nigeria???, my friends and i are trying to start a book club and several of the books we pick are nowhere to be found here.
Please help a sista out.

Ore said...

I bought the Bebe Moore Campbell book at Bookworm. They have an okay collection of books (well, for my tastes), though I think I can always find something I like there.

Nu Metro has a pretty diverse range of books. Glendora has some, though not many new books. Quintessence has mostly books by African authors.

What types of books and authors have you been picking?

Mona said...

Sounds like a nice book.

P.S. Check out the forum I currently have going on my blog for a week. xxx

Onyeka George Nwelue said...

Anonymous, please don't disgrace us. Don't even tell me that you don't know where there are BIG bookshops in Lagos. Don't ever say that...

Well Ore, you have a nice blog here and I would love to visit it continously...

My Talking Beginnings said...

Ore I absolutely loooooove your blog (hope i didn't sound like i was gushing?). My sister's name is ore too actually which seems like a another reason to love your blog. I'll bookmark it if you don't mind, cos i plan to do what you've done (moving back to Niger after school i mean) and a few pointers from your blog is likely to help. Cheers.

Ore said...

@Onyeka: Thanks for the compliments. I also checked out your blog. Very nice.

@My talking begiinings: By all means, bookmark my blog. I will also check yours out.

To Anonymous: The Guardian Sunday Supplement always includes a list of bookshops and libraries in Nigeria. You should take a look at their list.