ABOUT ME

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Reading Pleasure, a blog of books and literature. I am a Ghanaian living in West Africa who loves books and reading, so much that I would rather buy books than clothes.

I read mostly fiction, both contemporary and classic. I do love non-fiction too, if I lay hands on any.  I enjoy world literature as well.  I’m partial to women writers and their works, especially African women writers.

Join me to enjoy this blog where you will find good reviews and comments on novels, short stories and poetry.

I also read English and Theaters Arts at the University and majored in Playwriting. I have a Masters in International Affairs, all from the University of Ghana, Legon. I am a Senior Assistant Registrar, with the Institute of Professional Studies. I am married with three boys.

I love to write and read and not necessarily in that order.  My home is choked with books of all sizes, both adult literature and children stuff as well.

I also have a passion for thrillers, mystery and any good suspense novel from the West. I have read almost all of Sydney Sheldon, Dan Brown, Robert Ludlum, Jeffrey Archer, John Grisham, Martina Cole and a few of David Baldacci. I do love historical novels and romance. So, it goes without saying that I have read Danielle Steel, Judith Gould and Judith Krantz.

I am also fascinated with any novel that is based on the Jews and the Holocaust. So, I’ve read almost all of Leon Uris.

What else can I say? Did I forget to mention that I write romantic fiction for serialisation in a few newspapers in the country? Though, that is on hold at the moment. I’ve also done some radio serial drama for the Ghanaian public on topics ranging from child health and female sexual reproductive health. (A John Hopkins/USAID/Ghana Health Service project)

Oh yes! I love discussing current affairs with friends, as well as blogging on the books I read. So this is me, a woman of diverse reading taste and talents.

You can contact me at celestine.nudana@gmail.com

235 thoughts on “ABOUT ME”

  1. Men! am i stunned?! Really glad to meet you, kindred spirit. I didn’t know you were from the #FF (that house of fun) and that you lived heartbeats away from me. Really glad to have someone of your esteem visit my blog…Thanks. Being here won’t be bad even though you are partial to women writings. I am also inclined to women gossips! Looking forward to reading from you often…enjoy!

    • Oh my! I only joined #FF yesterday and the fun is just unbelievable. Thanks, Charles for the kind words. I may be partial to female writings, but I read any good book, irrespective of the sex of the author. Ha ha ha! women gossip! You are just too much. I know we’re going to have a good time. Nice to meet you, Naijaman!

  2. Hey there,

    I love your blog title “Reading Pleasure” reading is actually my secret obsession. Robert Ludlum is especially one of my favorite writers. Looking forward to read your writings. Short stories and poetry are always such a great read.

    Your taste in books is really cool. Really nice to meet you 🙂

    Veeh

    • Oh Vee, thanks so much for stopping by and for your wonderful words. It’s nice meeting you too and I do hope we will have a wonderful time reading each other’s posts.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking one of the posts :). I enjoyed reading about you. I am book junkie too but lately it’s been hard reading with a hectic schedule, still I keep buying :).

  4. Lovely to find you! i have been to Ghana , its a wonderful country with welcoming people. I love your enthusiasm for books which I share. Always looking for African women writers if you can suggest any for me!

    • Oh really? I hope you can tell me about your visit to Ghana. Glad to have found you too. I love your blog. You could try the following women writers; Ama Ata Aidoo, Empi Baryeh, Amma Darko, Asabea Ashun, Ayesha Haruna (Ghana) Buchi Emecheta (Nigeria), Mariama Ba (Senegal) and Alifa Rifaat (Egypt).

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog & your comments on some of my posts.
    Ashamed to say I haven’t been much of a reader. Got into a few books & loved them – just overtaken by life & technology. Maybe books & I will cross paths again soon.
    PeACe!

  6. Hello fellow blogger, I have nominated you for the sunshine award. Please check out my website http://www.boomiebol.wordpress.com for instructions on how to accept. Thanks for your continued support, and amazing work. Keep it up and have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs
    Boomie Bol

  7. Dear madam, I noticed that your fascinated with readings about Jews and holocaust
    will you please explain that to me ?

    • Well, I do think that any group of people on earth who are ‘exterminated’ on a mass scale by atrocious means qualify to be the subject of fascination. That said, I think it’s fair to say here that I’m not racist, neither do I propound racist sentiments.

  8. Hi Celest, I know you have received a lot of awards. But so what? You deserve them. And once again, here comes another. I have nominated you for the beautiful blogger award. (I can’t help it!) You can check my page for more details. Thank you! 🙂

  9. You are on the Silver Cat’s A-list, it is a permanent spot, a little award that expects nothing from you but to bask in the feeling of being appreciated.

  10. onlinefunland said:

    My Dear Respected Friend !
    How are you ?
    I have nominated you for “The Commentator Award” , I ‘ll be happy if you visit http://onlinefunland.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/the-commentator-award-for-online-fun-land/ and accept this honor to you by me.
    Have a great day !
    Regards !

  11. Reading Pleasure, you have a beautiful heart and I want to hear more of the melodies that God has placed inside you to birth to the world. I want to share your gifts by just embracing them whole-heartedly. Again, I am glad we cross paths. I have a dream to visit Africa one day, but with five children-costly. I guess I will visit with you here at Reading Pleasures!

    God works so mysteriously.
    Shenine

    A Woman After God’s Own Heart ♥

    • I am most honoured for your visit today. I know I am blessed by this visit, Shenine. And one day soon, who knows we might just meet somewhere, God is great! I have three chidlren (all boys) so I can understand, but I must concede that with 5, such a trip is costly. But then, hei, never say never.! lol! Celestine.

  12. Hi Friend,

    Thanks in nominating me for the Creative Chaos Award.am so stunned and honored.I just followed your blog and I’m really happy that I met you.

    Cheers!

  13. Thank you, Rose. God bless you.

  14. Hola Amiga! You are one of my nominees! 😀
    http://sassyishellonheels.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/awards-night/

  15. hey pretty mama..i have nominated you forrrrrrrr#drumBeat…*stops* the READER APPRECIATION AWARD….*BOWING* go to my blog you know the drill man*gangsterTalk lol*

    • Ha ha ha! lol! Thanks so much for this wonderful nomination. Now I can’t even keep us with the awards. God belss you.

      • yes thats because you have a beautiful heart and you are an amazing writter…we cant help it but shower you with them awards and ohh i nid help please dont laugh at me..how do i keep these awards on ma home page like you did#hides…

        • Aquah, please go to your dashboard, click on widgets, then pick image and drag it to the rigth and place it anywhere. Then open your blog in another file click on media, where you will most likely see all the archives of puictures stored in the blog. Choose the award pictre and click edit. You will see the url address down below, copy it and paste it in the widget where you have url (there ar two of them, one up one down) paste it in all two places and save. Check back on your blog to see if the award picture has appreared. Keep trying till you get it. And let me know, please.

  16. Hi Celestine, I saw your reply on Ladyromp and was curious because of your readinpleasure name. I also have a passion for books of all kinds. I have had a fascination with Africa since the age of 5. I am always listening for other authors I have read Ishmael Beah, Chinua Achebe (three books) and Immaculee Ilibagiza (two). I am looking forward to reading more on your site and am very happy to have found you. I am a hospice caregiver to my mom who is 91 WWII vet, so right now my life is connected to the world primarily through a blog that I write about our experiences together – Middlescapes.com and by finding other bloggers who are kindred spirits. It is quite possible I have just found another one. All the best to you.
    Beth

    • Hello Beth, I am glad to read from you. Indeed, I do love reading quite a lot of genres, the only set back being that I am raising three rather boisterous boys who take up all or at least most of my spare time, so my reading is not as consistent as I would have loved it to be. You could try reading Chimamada Adichie, Buchi Emecheta and Ama Ata Aidoo. They are all lovely African women writers. I will visit your blog and follow you soon and I do hope we will have meaningful interactions.

      My very best to you as you take care of your mum. Wishing her well too.

  17. OOOH I have read Chimamada Adichie, I forgot about her. Thank you for these suggestions. I will see about finding the others. Thank you for your kind wishes for my mom. All the best with your beloved energetic children. What a blessing. Best wishes till next we speak.
    Beth

  18. Who said Africans are too lazy to read? Please prove them wrong! I’m proud of you ma. Nice blog. 🙂

  19. onlinefunland said:

    Good Morning !
    Have A blessed Day Full of Happy Moments !
    I have placed a link to your blog in my sidebar ..Would you please look at it and tell me is it ok or something you want to change in it ?

  20. I enjoyed reading more about you. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. How cool that you majored in Playwriting! You are so interesting and talented!

  21. I see a few of my blogging friends already here! Hi Veeh and Gilly!

    Lovely to meet you, Celestine!

  22. something different.

  23. Hi love,
    You were my number 1 commenter so I am honored and pleased to offer you this Reader Appreciation Award. I hope that you accept. http://wp.me/p28tjX-sH
    hugs,
    Kim

  24. Hey, Celestine! I have just nominated you for the Seven Things About Me award–well deserved, my friend!

  25. Celestine–I know I just nominated you for something, but would SO love to know what your fav books are…

    http://susandanielseden.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/the-booker-award/

  26. I feel so happy that I stumbled into your blog.. will follow you now on… 🙂

  27. Glad we are connected! 🙂

  28. Nice to meet you! Most of the time, I think I love reading more than writing so I know what you mean.

  29. you have a beautiful heart and soul¨!

  30. As a rule of the Prolific Blogger Award, http://mentalnotes1.wordpress.com/ wanted me to write a poem which incorporated all the blogs she nominated. You were in that list. I finally wrote the poem and on Thursday, November 8th, at 4pm EST, the poem entitled “The Bloggers” will be posted on my blog. The name and link to your blog are within the context of the poem. Let me know if this is ok to post. If I don’t hear back, I’ll take that as permission. I think you’ll like it though, so when it’s posted you should check it out! http://sagedoyle.wordpress.com

    • Dear Sagedoyle,

      I don’t have any objection to you using the name and link to my blog in your poem. I think it is just wonderful. Many thanks to you and Mentalnotes1. Will check out the poem on your blog soon. 🙂

  31. I was honored to receive The Blog of the Year 2012 Award and felt that you are deserving of the honor too. Please accept this award. Please follow the link http://wp.me/p28tjX-wm. If you don’t accept awards I do understand and only meant to acknowledge you as one of my peers.

  32. Here is a new one for you precious person.
    I have given you an award here:
    http://theothersideofugly.com/2012/12/18/affirmations-abound/

  33. Hi I nominated you for an the You Make My Day Award. Please follow the link. http://wp.me/p2O8uF-3V

  34. Not an Award but a compliment. I enjoyed your blog during the year of 2012. Please follow the link to accept the honor. http://wp.me/p28tjX-A3

  35. I am curious as to who some of your favorite playwrights and what some of your favorite plays are? You’re so interesting; I just want to have a conversation with you in a coffee shop (which is odd because I don’t like coffee). 🙂

    • Oh I do love coffee so, WC 🙂 I love Shakespeare’s tragedies. Any good play with tragic contents appeal to me. I alos; love Arhtur Miller for Death of a Salesman and Crucible. Coming to home base, I love Ama Atta Aidoo for her plays, Dilema of a Ghost, and Anowa.

      So when can we go on the date? 🙂

      • Hmm, I do love Shakespeare’s tragedies as well. And Arthur Miller is also excellent–not sure if I could say I “liked” as in enjoyed either Death of a Salesman or The Crucible, but they did display his genius and I appreciated that deeply. I’ll have to look up Ama Atta Aidoo. I wish I was more well-read (in everything, really, but particularly when it comes to plays).
        When is a good time for you? 🙂

        • Any day, WC. You’d love Aidoo. Try Chimamanda Adichie and Buchi Emecheta. I have some reviews of Emecheta’s works on my blog as well as Aidoo’s Changes . Check them out if you have time. 🙂 (They are all female African Writers)

          • I’m sure I would–I have at least heard of the other two. (I think I heard of Emecheta through one of your book reviews.) Adichie gave a wonderful TED talk about the danger of a single story.
            How about this Saturday? 🙂

  36. Perfect. Name the place 🙂

  37. A pleasure knowing you! Thank you!

  38. yourothermotherhere said:

    I love books too. Most of my books are science fiction with some romance. I particularly like Nora Roberts in the romance genre. Have you ever read any of her books? They are addictive!

  39. yourothermotherhere said:

    I like science fiction because it opens up so many possibilities for humanity.

  40. I have nominated you to receive the Hope Unites Globally – HUG Award

    http://roxistclair.com/2013/03/10/hope-unites-globally-hug-award/

  41. Hi, Celestine! I just saw a discussion of African stereotypes in which Taiye Selasi described her weariness of the subject which totally disregards the young intellectual class. She is beautiful, of course, but her appeal lies in her perception of life as it is. Here is a review of her 2013 novel, “Ghana Must Go”. I found only one copy for sale on Amazon. It’s just been published so I don’t really understand that. I will read it if it ends up in Kindle edition.

    http://tinyurl.com/aw6yxd9

    Just thought you might be interested in her point of view as the NYT’s review says, “…Selasi’s project of particularizing the African experience for a Western audience, of showing the many different Africas that exist alongside the grim newspaper stereotypes”.

    Have a great week! 🙂
    george

    • George, thanks a million for the link.

      I read the review, and much as I may not agree with it on some counts, I daresay that from the review, I do believe some of the characters were not developed fully. But then I should love to read the full novel before I make any conclusions. Ghana Must Go sounds like an a fascinating read. Incidentally, the title is symbolic.

      In the early eighties, Ghanian immigrants were expelled from Nigeria because of economic hardships and in retaliation for Ghana expelling Nigerians in the 70s. They packed their belongings in jute-like bags and carry-all which came to be known as Ghana Must Go up to now.

      I agree with Selasie’s point of view; yes there are many sides to the African aside the grim newspaper and electronic media stereotypes.

      I am so grateful for the link and the lead.:-) I guess I will just have to wait patiently for the book to fully come out and grab a copy 🙂

  42. Celestine, of course there is a Kindle edition on Amazon. There are customer reviews on that page too. Can you download Kindle e-books in Ghana?

  43. Celestine, I always think of you when I read something of an African country. Please delete our little conversation and send your email address to me so that I can send whatever I find. My email is gweaver@suddenlink.com. 🙂

  44. I’m a grama now. One almost 3 the other on the way. I enjoy writing poetry but also enjoy the short 100 word story prompts.

    I’ve bookmarked your site so I can return when I am able. 🙂

  45. Hi Celestine, We have a love of reading and books in common! I would also rather buy books than clothes and have read many of the authors you mention. Lovely to find out about you – from Penny’s blog. Ruth 🙂

  46. It’s wonderful to be here, Celestine. Penny’s post sent me here… I had to have a look. I think you are a sensitive person and I look forward to reading your thoughts now and in the future. And yes brave too, to attempt to study with three boys. 🙂 God bless!

  47. Hi Celestine, glad I found your blog. Got your link through Susan Daniels. I am enjoying your Haikus and found your passion for books quite contagious. I love to read. I keep buying books but I don’t get to read as much as I want to. After reading about you today, I am challenged to give more time to reading. Thanks for the silent nudge. Blessings to you.

    • Glad I was able to nudge you on. But you know, I am not able to read as much as I used to. Work, family, poor eyesight, sheer laziness, you name it.

      Glad I found you too and I’m following now. Your christian inspirational posts are just what I need in my life right now. 🙂

      BTW, Susan is a great gal 🙂

      • Thanks for your visit to my blog. Glad you found the posts enriching. Don’t forget to verify your email address to complete your subscription. It is a joy to be used of God to touch lives for good 🙂

  48. Hi What a wonderful blog you have! Found you through reading your fabulous poem on Passionate Hearts blog. Great to meet you 🙂

  49. We read all the same books! You would love Ruth Rendell and PD James as well.

  50. Thank you Celestine for sharing your beautiful, meaningful poetry with the world. I wish to give you the “Inner Peace Award” 🙂
    http://poeticparadoxoflife.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/inner-peace/
    Love, Tatiana xx

  51. My house is also choked with books 🙂
    Thank you for liking my poetry, visits and likes. Hope you enjoy 🙂

  52. How about Twain? You need to try some Twain!

  53. dear Celestine, I have nominated YOU for the “Semper Fidelis Award”
    This description was written by Patty of http://petitemagique.wordpress.com: Semper Fidelis is Latin and means Always Loyal. Loyalty means the world to me. I am very loyal myself, but I’ve got major trust issues as well. And I think trust is very important if you are sharing so much of yourself with people you meet through the internet. So I am working on that! 🙂 Why the wolves? Because wolves have very strong ties with their pack. Like a family or a great group of friends. And I just love them! This award stands for the loyalty and love between friends.

    Please go to my site to get a copy of the award!

    The Rules:

    Add the Semper Fidelis Award logo somewhere on your blog.
    Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
    Nominate 5 bloggers who’s loyalty and friendship you value and you consider being part of your ‘pack of wolves’ on WordPress.
    Post something special for each one of your nominees and dedicate it to them. This can be a quote, saying, poem, picture, anything you think that would fit that person.
    Let the nominees know that you’ve nominated them.

    I am very grateful to Patty of http://petitemagique.wordpress.com for her award to me!

    My pack of wolves are: 🙂

    * Celestine: http://readingpleasure@wordpress.com

    Celestine is the Queen of Haiku from the country of Ghana, on the West coast of Africa. She is now published! Celestine has a gentle heart that is filled with warmth and joy…reflected in her writings and her dear correspondence with me. I am so happy to know her! When I read the quote below, I thought of Celestine, because she is a courageous woman. She believes in her writing and she always goes forward. She finds a way to succeed!

    Quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” by Eleanor Roosevelt

  54. I have nominated you for the SEMPER FIDELIS AWARD! I think the following should enable you to find the image of the award:

  55. Once again, as I write an acceptance post I am prompted to nominate you. Your Haiku are amazing and always bring a lovely sense of Zen

    http://boipoet.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/inner-peace-and-very-inspiring-blog-awards/

  56. Well you really do love to read! 🙂
    I do too and I know I’m going to be here often too. Serialized Romance? interesting. I would love to read those too.
    You are an interesting woman,three boys, all these activities, where do you find the time? 🙂 Passions huh?

    • Oh Dotta, thanks so much for coming by. But you know, I did some of the above things before getting married and having kids; then, I had so much free time on hand. Though I must say that the serialized romance stretched into family life. 🙂

      • Lol…now I’m even more curious,you have to make them available to me please!!!
        You talk as if doing all that when you were single made it as easy task gal,lol

        You are still amazing,regardless of when these mighty things were accomplished,I love your passion 🙂

  57. I look forward to following you here. —–Chagall

  58. Celestine, I thought you may want to know, you may want to check out the MyFreeCopyright company. The last time I checked, it was no longer around or at least I was not receiving any of the usual notifications on posts that I created. I tried to contact them via email, the only way to reach them it seems, and did not get a response. Are you having success with them? Just wondering. 🙂

  59. Hi there, just popping by to say hello, and to let you know that we have a new site – http://www.dagdapublishing.co.uk

    If you want to receive future updates and poetry by new writers from us, please head to the new site, and click “Follow this blog” (You can do so by just liking a post in our blog (which is where the poetry is residing now), which then gives you the option to follow). We look forward to seeing you over there, and thank you for your support over the last year and a half. Here’s to the next chapter 🙂

    – Dagda Publishing

  60. Just wanted to stop by and say what a blessing you are in my life! Whenever you stop by blog, you always have a kind, encouraging words to say and I really appreciate it. I love your blog too. It reminds me of a nice, comfy place to come to and read poetry, check out some new books, and learn something new.

    You have a lovely energy about you 🙂

    Charmed,

    Laurali Star

  61. we share some common authors, I see! What a pleasure to “meet”…:)

  62. Wonderful! Please write a haiku now and then with us here! http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.se/ please do!

    • Managua, I love Carpe Diem so much, but sometimes, I find the0prompts a bit exotic, or rather so foreign and even though Kristjaan gives detailed notes and explanations on the themes, I am not able to write appropriate haiku fitting the prompt. All the same I shall try and join you guys. 🙂

      • Nice try! Your haiku are beautiful and the prompts always about nature, but don’t need to be stuck to,except this month they are a bit hard, about monuments!

  63. I have enjoyed reading your posts especially the Haiku poems — they’re all lovely. Glad to have come across your blog. 🙂

  64. I love your poetry You may be interested in my book that tells of how things were like for black people in the USA in the 1950s and 60s, especially women, and interracial relationships.
    here is a link: http://redclayandroses1.wordpress.com/redclayandrose/
    I am not sure how Amazon works in Africa, but I do know I own rights to worldwide distribution if you can find it somewhere.

  65. Congratulations!

    I have nominated your blog for the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/blog-of-the-year-2013-award-thanks-tazein/

  66. Hmmmm, methinks maybe you’ve already been published. Very impressive background, my friend.

  67. I promised you a challenge my dear poet so here goes

    I love the sonnet in all of its diverse variations and my challenge to you is the Australian sonnet

    Structure: written over 3 quatrains and a couplet of iambic pentameter or decasyllabic lines.

    Rhyme schema: abab cdcd effe gg

    Theme: Love of some form, ’tis a sonnet they are love songs

  68. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you for the inspiration it brings me.

    http://jeremytheboypoet.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/thank-you/

    Award Rules: http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/

  69. Hi Celestine,
    I’ve nominated you for Blog of the year. See my post here:
    http://gabrielsfury.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/blog-of-the-year-no-way-its-sweet-to-be-nominated-though/

  70. Dearest Celestine! I am so touched that you have remembered me and came back to visit my blog after my long absence. I love the new look of your blog and am trying to catch up on all the little and pig treasures I’ve missed while I was inactive on blogosphere. You are such an inspiration to me and I am as ever grateful to have made this acquaintance. Have a lovely day

    • Oh Parmis, how could I ever forget you and all my lovely blogger friends for that matter? I knew you had had a baby but I was a bit concerned when I hadn’t read any work from you in a while. I am just glad you are alright. 🙂 Enjoy the festivities dear Parmis 🙂

  71. Just so you know, I am writing a Raynard book at the moment 😀

  72. I have nominated you for the Semper Fidelis and Angel Awards. This is me taking the opportunity to thank you from my heart for being a friend and to say I love you dearly xxxx

    http://theboipoet.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/the-boypoets-award-ceremony/

    Jez

  73. Hi
    I live next door to you!! And not only loving Ghana when I’m there for a break, I also prefer to buy books as opposed to clothes – much to the annoyance of my husband. I read the Association of Foreign Wives which reminded me of the NigerWives here in Nigeria. But I happy to discover you site. Have a great Easter!

  74. Hi Celestine, i just read through your blog and found that you like reading, writing and have a masters in International affairs which is pretty much similar to mine. Even i have the same masters degree in International affairs and i like reading, writing and current affairs and global politics. Glad to have found your blog 🙂

    • Thank you Purple Sky. it’s coincidence, is it nor? Glad to have you here always. It’s also good to meet you and I hope we share our creativity for each other’s benefit. 🙂

  75. hey Celestine! many thanks for stoping by my small blog – really loving your work on here! be well!

  76. Hey, I don’t know if you accept awards or not but I want to present you with the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. You will find it at http://mysilentescapes.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/wonderful-team-member-readership-award/
    Congratulations. Have a fantastic day, Abhilasha

  77. I am sorry, I was very ill. http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.fi/2014/11/carpe-diem-607-road-side-beggar-haiku.html featured. Though really the haiku poet you sent me is so good. Must send to Kristjaan.

  78. Hi,

    I’m Tokoni, A student and poet. Its nice to meet your I’d like to invite you to my blog, http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks!  

  79. Hello, readingpleasure,
    I’m glad I found your site as I love to learn about new writers and your collection is amazing, Thanks for such a great posting of the books, as I will follow your site. Take care!

  80. Wow! Reading pleasure, am I glad I followed your post. I am excited about your passion for books. Just started my blog, I know I shall share a lot of fun and learn a lot. Thanks for the follow.

  81. Hi! Just to be sure, should I call you readinpleasure or Celestine or Ms Celestine or Mrs. Nudana? I would just like to show some respect here hahaaa 🙂

  82. Ibelieve said:

    Its great to know such a good spirited person like you. I enjoyed reading your short stories in the past and am looking forward to rekindle my passion for reading here

  83. Ibelieve said:

    celestine.nudana@gmail.com is the name nudana or nudanu in the email address

  84. Celestine, in reading again over your above bio I ‘liked,’ a long time ago I thought about another book you might be interested in reading. It is called, The Auschwitz Escape, by Joel Rosenberg. That book won the award for the best Historical Fiction last year. He did a lot of research for this book, interviewed people connected with the real life Holocaust survivors/family members held at the camp. It is a novel, very good and just loved it. Joel R. is half Jewish (had a Jewish father who immigrated with family out of Russia, and a gentile mother). His big and longest running series he wrote is the Jihad series about the Jews in the Middle East and terrorism and they are all suspense and thrillers that are a continued part of his series and are so exciting and such good books. We (my husband and I) have all of Joel’s books and all are superb. All of his books have continually been on the NY ‘bestsellers’ list. He is also a born again Christian man with strong values and presently lives in Israel where he writes, and runs his foundation, The Joshua Fund agency that helps the Jews there. Before moving there he lived here in the U.S. so has duel citizenship. Also, Joel blog here on WordPress and you can find it in the search. So, I thought I would just share this. I am again working on finishing up my novel, The Informant’s Agenda, which I have posted about 26 chapters on my blog site. It also deals with the Jews’ history and Holocaust massacres that occurred in Ukraine and Moldova in WWII. That story is based on my own 30+ yrs. of family genealogy research on my paternal German Jewish grandfather’s family from Odessa, Russia so use much of my researched information to write about the fictional Mengelder family in the story. Take care. Have a great weekend.

    • Joyce, I was reading some of your posts on your WIP then stopped because I would want to buy the complete novel when it is finally out and wouldn’t want to spoil my appetite. 🙂

      Hmm, Joel Rosenberg. All I can say is thank you for the intro. I’ve been on Amazon and his books are simply awesome.

      I will have to hurry up with getting access to paypal or credit cards to enable me purchase books from Amazon. And this one I don’t want Kindle edition; lol! 🙂 I would want the hard copy in my hands to kiss the spine when I wake up. 🙂

      Have a lovely weekend my sis. 🙂

  85. My oh my!!!!……would definitely love to meet you someday!!…..You words strike the chords of my heartbeat……you are truly wonderful

  86. I’m new to this blogging thing,well, I have been on and off so lets just say I am new to being consistent with this blogging thing lol. I have been looking for African bloggers to follow;I’m so glad I found yours. Looking forward to getting a dose of your well traveled mind 🙂

    • Oh Hamish, I don’t think your excitement is more than mine. I’m so tickled pink to scarlet. Adjei only recently became my friend on Facebook. He is so gifted. He won the Akita haiku award for Africa. So proud to know him. He told me he has submitted haiku to Carpe Diem. I am grateful that Kristjaan published it.

      I will be meeting him soon for collaboration. Thanks my dear. I miss you. 🙂

  87. Hello Celestine. I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. You can find out more here: https://zezee112.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/blogger-recognition-award/

  88. Sreejit Poole said:

    Hi! I was wondering if you had seen the Walking With Intention event that I’m hosting at the Seeker’s Dungeon in November. If you have time or interest, I would love to feature a guest post from you on one of the days. The details are here if you’re into it: http://theseekersdungeon.com/30-days-of-walkingwithintention/

  89. it is good to know someone like you, The Reader. Basically i am a reader not writer. The time i spend with books is better than anything else/even better than with a lover. In the end i will be converted into letters and my soul hang around in a great library.

  90. Love your reading choices..and look forward to more of your posts. thanks Sally

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