Hello guys. My name is Taiwo. I’m an 18 year old Nigerian living in Lagos. I’m 5 4’ with soon-to-be luxurious natural curls. I’ve been told I have a high, squeaky voice(but I don’t hear it😊) and I weigh a scant 47kg. In summary, I’m a very small person with a loud voice.

   I like to learn new things and I’m currently learning web development and design on I like politics (Donald Trump’s hate campaign against immigrants is especially galling), fashion (although I’ve been told I have a basic sense of style) and obviously, novels.

 I have always loved novels since as far back as I can remember. I remember being about 8 or 9 and trying to read The Jero Plays by Wole Soyinka and later, Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela. I was raised on Harry Potter–which was and still is one of my best novels of all time, John Grisham novels, Enid Blyton novels and a variety of different novels by similarly amazing authors. Deptford Mice trilogy by Robin Jarvis was an introduction to books akin to horror and I later progressed to Goosebumps (I didn’t go past that to Stephen King though😂😂😂).

  I went through the stage of reading romance novels by authors like Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel and paranormal novels by authors like Ilona Andrews, Christine Feehan, Richelle Mead and others but I outgrew them.

  What I haven’t outgrown however is my love for novels about magic(fantasy novels). Growing up with Harry Potter, pixies, elves and fairies instilled a love of such novels in me. The Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini is one I love with all my heart. I tried reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy when I was about 11 but it proved a feat I could not surmount and I later read the books when I was 15.

  As I have grown older, my love for novels have also grown and I’m reading not just novels about magic but fiction, horror (which I tried to avoid for a long time), classics (which I have always found boring) and other genres.

 However, I would like to share my love for novels with other people. This is the reason for my blog stuffedshelves.

 I hope you like my reviews. Please do follow, like and comment. I would love nice comments, constructive criticism and even mean, hurtful comments.

Thanks for following me through this long introduction. My very first review is The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence. I hope you like it.


17 thoughts on “AN INTRODUCTION

  1. ladyelasa says:

    Hi! I didn’t see a contact page, so I feel like it’s most appropriate to post this here. Hope that’s okay!

    My name is Victoria Grace Howell. I blog at Wanderer’s Pen ( I’m currently running a big series where I interview people from around the world to promote international diversity, break stereotypes, and make a crash course for writers. I’ve interviewed people from over fifty countries so far. I’ve been looking for someone from Nigeria, and I’d love to have you on the project. I’ll also promote your blog in the post. How it works is I send you a document with questions and then you send it back with your answers. You can check out one of the latest posts in the series so you’ll get an idea of what yours would look like: Would you be interested in this?

    Thanks so much for your time!


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  2. Adam says:

    I remember Goosebumps. That was probably the first time I was criticized as a child for reading too fast. Granted, as soon as I finished one book I wanted another, and many were not available at our local library. Still, always struck me as a tad ironic that I was sometimes told to stop reading :-P.

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  3. jenni.weasley says:

    Finally I get time to check your blog out my dear! ❤️ What can I say? I love it as much as your bookstagram! (hint: that means really a lot!) Lots of love, xx Jenni

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  4. Lara says:

    I think many of us Nigerians who are into books started out with Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown etc. well that was in secondary school for me, primary school was spent more on fantasy such as harry potter, goosebumps and the likes.

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