As the year comes to an end, I hope you enjoy this post I wrote in 2016 about what Christmas means to me. Have a great weekend. Ivie ×
A Classic. I have been reading this book every other year since 2007, I believe. And yet, I still hold my breath at some parts, and laugh at others, as if I'm reading it for the first time. Fantastic writing from one of my favourite Authors, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
I Love Books: ‘Apples Never Fall’ by Liane Moriarty.
I enjoyed reading 'Big Little Lies' by this Author, so I was excited to read another of her books. Lord. I enjoy books about dysfunctional families (because sane, calm families make boring fiction) but...wow. 'Apples never fall' is about a couple-Joy and Stan-who are Tennis coaches. They have 4 adult children who were once Tennis... Continue Reading →
Some self-publishing tips
Trust your creative history and instincts. I started this writing journey by writing short posts on Facebook in September 2015. I didn't have a plan at the time; I just had insight on some situations that had occurred in my life which I wanted to share. The feedback was amazing, and it encouraged me to... Continue Reading →
7 Years of Classicallyivy
It's been 7 years since I started my blog, classicallyivy. I have written before now about how I went from writing short posts on Facebook in September 2015, which led to me creating classicallyivy in October of the same year. My blog was initially filled with essays about my life experiences. As time progressed, I... Continue Reading →
Public holidays are for…
Public Holidays are for: -Resting-Making progress with crochet projects-Re-reading books (Nigerian Contemporary fiction books have my heart)-Writing things down-Having existential crises-Eating fruits, then eating snacks because life is short
Hey Everyone! 3 of my books are included in the Okadabooks Mid-Year Sale It's a great way of getting my books in ecopy at highly discounted rates. If you prefer to read books in hardcopy, you can check out my Amazon Author page for my books. Please have a look at the 'Books I've written'... Continue Reading →
Notes for the Nigerian seeking postgraduate studies in the U.K
Notes for the Nigerian seeking postgraduate studies in the U.K (based on my experience): Be humble and receptive to gaining new knowledge.You are a graduate seeking an advanced degree; higher expectations will be required of you regarding your ability to absorb and interprete new information.Be prepared to read more broadly than you've ever done in... Continue Reading →
Things I enjoy as a solo traveller.
I recently took a break from Nigeria and went on vacation to London. It was the first time I had travelled out of Nigeria since 2019-before COVID-19. Here are a few things I enjoy as a solo traveller: The joy of doing nothing.Being able to start your day at your own convenience. Do I want... Continue Reading →