Happy New Year to you all my dear readers and friends. 🙂
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I fold and unfold
Celestine Nudanu – Ghana
Stardust Haiku – Issue 49, January 2021
Flashback on July
To a large extent I sailed smoothly in July, working so hard to stick to my new schedule and order on my blog.
Hitch: Dear readers, if you would recall, my secretary, Rejoice was involved in a lorry accident. Thank God she is better and now back at work. I wish to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all my friends and fellow bloggers who sent goodwill messages. I am truly appreciative. As you all know by now, Ghana lost her President Prof. John Evans Ata Mills on 24th July 2012. This tragedy has rendered me momentarily impotent, and I was unable to write and/or post anything meaningful for the latter part of July. once again, my heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation to all of you out there who have been variously showing your love and concern for me during this national bereavement. May God almighty bless you all.
Friday Fictioneers: My participation in the Friday Fictioneers during the month of July has been random due to my involvement in a project which sees me busy most Fridays. As a result, I only did two issues of 100 words based on the respective prompts.
Playing at Poetry: I played with words and came out with six (6) poems in July; Poisoned Love; Mad For Your Love; Jaded; Sleep No More; Lamentations; I Weep For You; and a special tribute in honour of our late President; Rest In Peace, Mr. President.
Books Reviewed: For the month of July I was able to fulfil my promise of reviewing most of the four (4) books I had lined up: The fourth book, Chaka the Zulu by Thomas Mofolo would have been done tomorrow, but I must confess that I am unable to finish reading due to obvious reasons. The three reviews are:
Statistics: There was no difference in my statistics for the Challenges. However, there was a slight upward shift of two (2) in my TBR list.
Blogging: This continues unabated. I made some new online friends through the blog, twitter and Facebook.
Awards: I did receive the following three (3) awards in July. I am so grateful to these lovely bloggers for the honour. Do pop in over there and sample their wonderful posts.
Ayebia Clarke Reading Challenge: It seems I am doing so well with the poetry. However, I need to up my reading and reviews if I am to meet the deadlines of the various challenges I’ve signed on to. Hm, so much to read and so little time, what with other distractions and schedules. You would think I’ve got enough sense in my head but no, I had to go and sign up for another challenge; The Ayebia Clarke Reading Challenge hosted by Nana of ImageNations. The basic rule in this challenge is to read any book published by Ayebia Clarke Publishers, ‘bespoke publishers specialising in quality African and Caribbean writing. You could pay a visit to Nana’s blog to find out more of this interesting challenge.
Below are the books I’ve lined up to read for August with a few carry-overs from July.
Wish me luck, my dear friends! Shalom