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Nnedi
Nnedi is on page 227 of 568 of 2312
I'm really enjoying this novel on this second try. As I suspected, I think I'm just ready to read something like this now, when a few years ago, I wasn't. The info dumps are actually really enjoyable. The plot is super slow, but I don't mind because the characters and the world are so interesting. But there IS a plot, so that's good, too.
Jun 10, 2016 12:51PM Add a comment
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Nnedi
Nnedi is 49% done with A Brief History of Seven Killings
Um...what's going on? What's the plot? Who knows. Strong strong voices. I enjoy that. Nina Burgess, I don't enjoy her at all, but she's real (and the only name that sticks to my brain). Violent, crass, corrupt, ok, I've seen this "Jamaica" plenty of times in literature. I know the patois, so I'm not wowed by that part of it. I just NEED a plot and there is none. So...will I finish? Not quickly.
Jun 03, 2016 07:26AM 3 comments
A Brief History of Seven Killings

Nnedi
Nnedi is on page 15 of 568 of 2312
I read half of this when it first came out and then stopped. I LOVED the story, but the info dumbs stopped me from finishing. I don't think I was ready. I think I am now because I'm rather liking the first info dump.
Jun 03, 2016 07:26AM Add a comment
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Nnedi
Nnedi is on page 15 of 568 of 2312
I read half of this when it first came out and then stopped. I LOVED the story, but the info dumbs stopped me from finishing. I don't think I was ready. I think I am now because I'm rather liking the firs info dump.
Jun 03, 2016 07:25AM Add a comment
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Nnedi
Nnedi is 49% done with A Brief History of Seven Killings
Um...what's going on? What's the plot? Who knows. Strong strong voices. I enjoy that. Nina Burgess, I don't enjoy her at all, but she's real (and the only name that sticks to my brain). Violent, crass, corrupt, ok, I've seen this "Jamaica" plenty of time sin literature. I know the patois, so I'm not wowed by that part of it. I just NEED a plot and there is none. So...will I finish? Not quickly.
Jun 03, 2016 07:23AM Add a comment
A Brief History of Seven Killings

Nnedi
Nnedi is 25% done with A Brief History of Seven Killings
There's a lot of "look how Jamaican I am" in this and as someone who's been to Jamaica and knows the slang quite well...nothing new or exotic to me. The information he's conveying is amazing, but I'm not enjoying the way the story is told, not so far. I'm kinda bored. The characters talk too dang much and not enough happens as a narrative. I'm not enchanted yet at all by this. Will keep going, though.
Apr 28, 2016 05:44PM 2 comments
A Brief History of Seven Killings

Nnedi
Nnedi is on page 15 of 32 of Bitch Planet #1
Um...I feel like I am missing something with this story. What the hell is going on and why? And all the "man=bad" and "woman=victim who needs to fight" is getting on my nerves. Not digging the drawing style, either. But shall keep reading, though. Maybe there's a twist?
Apr 17, 2016 09:18AM 1 comment
Bitch Planet #1

Nnedi
Nnedi is on page 96 of 546 of Zeroes (Zeroes, #1)
I'm really enjoying this so far. It's kinda like a blend of Sense 8 and Kick Ass with only teens.
Sep 02, 2015 06:31PM Add a comment
Zeroes (Zeroes, #1)

Nnedi
Nnedi is 40% done with The Accidental Alchemist
I'm enjoying this a LOT more than I thought I would. I cook, so her descriptions of food and their recipes are a lot of fun to listen to.
Aug 22, 2015 11:41AM Add a comment
The Accidental Alchemist

Nnedi
Nnedi is on page 68 of 375 of Castle Waiting, Vol. 2 (Castle Waiting Omnibus Collection #2)
The story is not even close to as gripping as volume one, dare I saw. However, the drawing style and the characters keep me reading.
Aug 22, 2015 11:35AM Add a comment
Castle Waiting, Vol. 2 (Castle Waiting Omnibus Collection #2)

Nnedi
Nnedi is on page 120 of 304 of The Fishermen
My daughter Anyaugo can dance and sing circles around me all she wants, I'M READING THIS.
Aug 04, 2015 11:43AM Add a comment
The Fishermen

Nnedi
Nnedi is on page 102 of 304 of The Fishermen
argh, the tangents are driving me nuts.stick to the main plot, i don't want to know the story behind every item in the room. also, this has that usual super patriarchal feel of an igbo novel written by a man- that's both a complaint and a not to its realness (well, not real in the relationship between my parents, thank goodness, but most others). still, totally addicted to this, though.
Aug 03, 2015 08:30AM Add a comment
The Fishermen

Nnedi
Nnedi is on page 45 of 304 of The Fishermen
he writes the way my uncles in the village speak. interesting. it's been a while since i've read a nigerian novel that wasn't afraid to do this. i'm really enjoyng the point of view, too. i don't agree with comparing chimamanda to achebe. that's never made sense to me (though, i love her work). but comparing obioma to achebe, YES, i see that clearly in this book, at least.
Aug 02, 2015 09:48AM Add a comment
The Fishermen

Nnedi
Nnedi is on page 25 of 304 of The Fishermen
a bit meandering, but the narrator and his world are interesting and i have a weakness for nigerian writers and these kinds of stories. i should like this one.
Jul 30, 2015 08:48PM 1 comment
The Fishermen

Nnedi
Nnedi is 70% done with Armada
How many times can this science fiction novel say, "But this wasn't a science fiction novel, this was real life!" Ok, ok, we GET it. *Eyes rolling*. Also, considering how sexist and white male focused classic science fiction and video games have been in the past, to say that these games and sf novels were what attracted and prepared/trained recruits for the war implies some SERIOUS problematic shit.
Jul 26, 2015 09:14PM 1 comment
Armada

Nnedi
Nnedi is 41% done with Armada
oh and there's a line in there that implies that the recruits are diverse...it's such a lazy line. you can't just say everyone's of various races/ages/genders and think you've done your job. and then go one to have your main character be all white and male except for the love interest-y girl. gimme a break. why even TRY. it's almost insulting.
Jul 22, 2015 06:02PM Add a comment
Armada

Nnedi
Nnedi is 40% done with Armada
ok...gonna be honest...i'm not feeling this. it's ready player one all over again, same ton, same character, same attractive but cool game playing female character, i mean, this is reading very formulaic and…well, childish, and not in a excellent YA Lit way, more like in the cliché nerdy white guy way. i’m not halfway through, so I’m still hoping. but will wheaton narrating is NOT helping.
Jul 22, 2015 06:00PM 1 comment
Armada

Nnedi
Nnedi is 5% done with Armada
so far so good. my only worry is that it'll have the same daddy-issue Grasshopper Jungle had. doubtful, but it's a worry. also, the nerdy friends are cliche...but whatever, i'm in. i loved ready player one, so i have high hopes. and no, i don't expect this to be the same...why would i want the same thing? but yeah, good beginning.
Jul 16, 2015 07:23PM Add a comment
Armada

Nnedi
Nnedi is 31% done with Bad Feminist: Essays
A very satisfying read. What a point of view. Loving it.
Jul 04, 2015 04:00PM Add a comment
Bad Feminist: Essays

Nnedi
Nnedi is 40% done with The Border
This is the first MacCammon novel I've read in decades (unless you count my re-reading of Swan Song). It's ok so far. It's engaging and very post- apocalyptic. But nothing new. I'm enjoying it.
Jun 13, 2015 08:10AM Add a comment
The Border

Nnedi
Nnedi is 81% done with Grasshopper Jungle
....and i'm not even going to start in on my problems with and lack of development of the central female character (unless you count her chest size). >_
Mar 28, 2015 09:21AM Add a comment
Grasshopper Jungle

Nnedi
Nnedi is 80% done with Grasshopper Jungle
i have never read a novel where such importance is put on sperm. ugh. and i refuse to believe this is a symptom of the central character being a teenage boy.
Mar 28, 2015 09:17AM Add a comment
Grasshopper Jungle

Nnedi
Nnedi is 79% done with Grasshopper Jungle
The issues I mentioned in previous status updates only get worse. This book is unique and amazing for many reasons and worth the read, but this issue of "sperm is the foundation of humanity" is messing with my enjoyment of this book. it's repeated over and over and i'm not allowed to pretend it wasn't said.
Mar 28, 2015 09:15AM Add a comment
Grasshopper Jungle

Nnedi
Nnedi is 56% done with Grasshopper Jungle
...and let me add that this book reads WAY too male for my liking. the narrator even thinks that children come from men's sperm. it's a very exclusive way to tell a story and it's off-putting to me as a woman. i don't mind reading male characters (of course i don't) but this does it in such a way that i feel VERY sure that this book was not written for a reader like me. and that is something else.
Mar 20, 2015 10:11AM 3 comments
Grasshopper Jungle

Nnedi
Nnedi is 55% done with Grasshopper Jungle
Ok, so the main character is horny and shit, and he's not sure if he's gay, giant bugs are hatching from people's body. so why does this read like NOTHING IS HAPPENING? i don't get it. might be the tone. it's so distant and indifferent. might be the audiobook reader (whom i find really annoying. he makes female characters speak the way the stereotypical gay men). i bought this book because i liked the title. hmmm
Mar 20, 2015 10:08AM Add a comment
Grasshopper Jungle

Nnedi
Nnedi is 50% done with Beauty Queens
I picked this up because I wanted something fun and biting. It is all that so far. Note: the Nigerian American character is TOTALLY off. TOOOOOTALLY. Like, "author just read up Nigerians on Wikipedia" kind of off. I'm Nigerian American; I know the struggles VERY VERY well. This book doesn't get it. BUT this doesn't ruin the book. Still fun and biting and excellent YA.
Feb 14, 2015 06:58AM Add a comment
Beauty Queens

Nnedi
Nnedi is 89% done with The Glass Castle: A Memoir
Wow...what a life. And what a story it makes.
Nov 08, 2014 09:30AM Add a comment
The Glass Castle: A Memoir

Nnedi
Nnedi is 58% done with The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives
Am totally addicted to this. Why in God's name did it take me this long to read this? This is the exact kind of book I love reading. I'm stressing out because I'm going to finish this soon and I NEED something else like it to fill the gap it'll leave. This is some good good readin'.
Nov 08, 2014 09:24AM Add a comment
The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives

Nnedi
Nnedi is on page 25 of 384 of Year Zero
ok, i started listening to this while i was at the gym and the Rick Astley reference had me snickering so hard, that I nearly dropped the 15 pound weights I was lifting.
Oct 01, 2014 08:08PM Add a comment
Year Zero

Nnedi
Nnedi is 6% done with Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
i'll be introducing strayed and doing a q & a with her at the University at Buffalo. so i'm voraciously reading this one. so far SO GOOD!
Aug 29, 2014 09:54AM Add a comment
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

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