In the busy streets of Nairobi, Mel and I walk past the walls of human traffic jam as we struggle to find our way to the matatu terminus around Tom Mboya Street. Before we get there, just next to Tuskys Imara we stumble upon a second-hand book vendor with a sign reading ’Vitabu- 50 bob’ meaning that he’s selling the books at 50 Kenyan shillings about 0.5 dollars and well who would be stupid enough to pass such a ridiculous offer; and so we dig right in.
I have been saving up since January and the goal was to get myself at least five books on my birthday which is in May. I am committed to buying myself a book every month if possible even two, need to stock up that shelf and read more of course. Book shopping is really fun and disappointing at the same time. Why is it that books have to be so expensive honestly? Why is knowledge expensive? If I was in charge I’d give books for free to everyone, just like Continue reading →
I got this book from a dear friend of mine, (don’t mind the worn out desk in the picture, lots of studying led to it looking like that ha! ) at first I didn’t exactly like it. I carried it around for months in my bag always thinking I’ll come around to reading it while in traffic maybe but that didn’t happen. I had lost the enthusiasm to read or even pick a book. A phase maybe. Glad it passed and the moment I picked this book up to actually read it , I couldn’t stop myself. I was done in four freaking days, that’s how I roll my fellow friends 🙂 Mind you its 326 pages, I did well , yes I sure did.
I love reading, not the forced kind of reading where one is expected to read , understand and then get examined on some piece of papers. No , not that kind of reading but the leisure reading. Where I independently decide to pick a book and read just for the fun of it all. Continue reading →