Words. Read, Write, Return to Dignity.

I was reminded the other day about how much I used to love reading:



The friend who wrote that had me remembering how I always promised myself the same thing.

Well, yesterday I went out and tried my luck at the library again, and this is what I found:


Finally, I have my hands on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's bestseller. I'm enjoying it so far, and I want to take it in for all it's worth.
The movie adaptation, set for release sometime in 2013, stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Genevieve Nnaji and Thandie Newton. I'm trying to block all the movie spoilers out of my mind so that they don't affect the way I see the story, but I will share this one photo from the set:

From: nigeriafilms.com
I would love to get back to my "one-book-one-week" self. Reading really is one of the things I used to enjoy most- escaping into the lives of characters authors created to tell fantastic stories was my solace.

These days, we have Twitter and Facebook, where people abuse the written word and spread their ignorance and ill-informed opinions. Can we go back to a time when what you said, wrote, and read was a matter of dignity, please?

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