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Hello, I just had an interesting visit from Kinna of Kinna Reads, right in my office at IPS. She is a very good friend and we go back a long way. She is helping to welcome me into the world of book bloggers. Yeah, I’m still learning and it’s been an interesting hour and a half. I know what you’re thinking, yes, that long. We were so engrossed, I mean I was so keen on all the good bits she had to offer that we lost track of the time. Thanks, Kinna for the gems. Old friends are the best.

I am tidying up my list for the Back to the Classics Challenge 2012 and Africa Reading Challenge, hosted by Sarah Reads Too Much and Kinna Reads respectively. You won’t believe it, I had to scout through an old chop box from secondary school days, rummaging for precious books for both challenges. Below are my two lists for the Challenges. Mind you , these are provisional:

Back to the Classics Challenge 2012

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus  by Christopher Marlowe    –  Classic Play

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy   –  19th Century Classic/Classic Romance

Dracula by Bram Stoker  –  Classic Horror/Mystery/Crime Fiction

Enemy Within  by Steve Jacobs  –  20th Century Classic

Nicholas II, The Last of the Tsars by Marc Ferro – (Non-Fiction) – Classic set somewhere you are unlikely to visit (That’s it for now. More will be added later)

Africa Reading Challenge

Chaka by Thomas Mofolo (translated by Daniel P Kunene) – South Africa-Non Fiction

Distant View of a Minaret by Alisa Riffat – North Africa – Fiction

Changes by Ama Ata Aidoo – West Africa – Fiction

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts by Amos Tutuola – West Africa-Fiction

Weep Not Child  by Ngugi Wa’ Thiong’o- East Africa – Fiction

Currently I’m reading Tales from Different Tails by Nana Awere Damoah, for review. The book has been on my TBR list since I was given a complimentary copy for review by the author. So, dear friends, look out for the review of this book very soon. Ciao!