It’s 6:30pm in Accra and the lights are on!
My name is Kinna and it’s been two and a half months since my last post. Who here is keeping count? In any case, I’m participating in Blogging 201, a two-week course ran by WordPress.com. Monday’s assignment was “Set Three Goals” and mine are:
- Publish 3 posts/week, at least one of which must be a book review
- Comment on more blogs especially reconnect with ‘my corner” of the book blogosphere
- Complete all the assignments of Blogging 201 (because I’ve signed up before but failed to do even one assignment).
I will also participate in the September Bloggiesta. So…
Hoping and cautiously optimistic that I can use these two events to galvanize me back into consistent blogging here at Kinna Reads.
Reading: I have six out of the nine books that made the longlist of the 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature, including the three shortlisted books (thanks to Nana Darkoa and the folks at Etisalat). I’ve this idea that I will read these books before the 2015 longlist is announced. I’m almost done reading the 2014 winner, Penumbra. I’ll probably read Kintu next.
Relieved: Schools have reopened; the 9-year-old is back in school! We had a great holiday period. Highlights include Chale Wote 2015 and a two-week stay in our villages celebrating Ahobaa Kese, the annual Big Harvest Festival in our traditional area. I’ll end with this picture taken by Fiifi Baidoo at the Saturday Grand Durbar. I’ll post a picture essay later.