Musings of a ‘stay at home’ girl.

BOOK REVIEW: There was a country
February 25, 2017
Thankful Series- My Sister
March 2, 2017

Earlier this year after seeing so many book festivals and gatherings* I missed the previous year, I made up my mind to get off my shell and attend book or writing events. So when I saw the Ad on Instagram,

sharply I wrote it somewhere . On the 25th of February 2017, I went for the read club lounge organised by @thereadclub (IG and Twitter) . Well,I did not go alone (thank God I didn’t).

Meet Femi! He is a good partner actually.

Kudos to the organisers for the idea. Going to the event, I was hoping to meet people that we’ll discuss books; Watching people speak with so much gusto about books almost clears my myopia. As I stated earlier, I’m happy I had a partner because; Yes! I did try to start a conversation. Maybe I’m just bad at it or I don’t know ( people that attended the event mentioned on Twitter how they met new people) Well, I won’t say there was enough room to actually connect like that or maybe it’s just me. I know the organisers can’t force conversation but…
Outdoor events will never go out of style. The venue set behind railway mini museum was chilling* later on but hot at first. All thanks to Femi, I played table soccer ( I don’t know the name) for the first time ever. I suck at it but it felt good. I find the idea of games beautiful.

The event commenced with spoken words which I find …..(complete it yourself). Four panelists (Dami Ajayi, Tunde Leye, Nehi Igbinijesu, Yemi Adesanya) were to answer questions on writing and life, I did enjoy this part because I learnt a thing or three. The museum tour! That was my best memory of the day really. I was exposed to different artifacts and history.A well aerated place, I thought of sleeping there. The museum curator is a good orator (feel* rhymes) as he tried his best to help us understand the museum.

Afterwards,there was a trivia section which I did not actively participate; I don’t follow the read club deeply*. Hence, I don’t follow the book they read majorly because I can’t get the books around and e-book is a NO! At that moment, I realized there are bosses* in reading and I have not read books at all. The winners got free books (teardrop). Afterwards,we were entertained with spoken words and a song performance which I did enjoy better.

Loads of sweet and drinks! I got bookmarks courtesy @rovingheights on Instagram.

Personally,

I think better effort should be put into ‘books’. It’s the read club for a reason. There should be room for books to be discussed or something. My expectations were not met but it was good nevertheless.

Do you know any book club meeting or writing related meeting around? Yes, I don’t mind being your partner for things like this (bills on you though).Did you attend the read club lounge? Let me know .

Funmilola Ogunseye
Funmilola Ogunseye
Funmilola is an avid reader who carries a book around every where. A writer, lover of all things beautiful, believer,inbound Marketing Strategist and a budding psychologist.

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