#RRBC BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY!


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“WELCOME” to my second Rave Reviews Book Club’s BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY

Location: New Jersey

Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour – each one has prizes to give away for those that participate!

Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today:

*($10.00) Amazon Gift Card

*($10.00) ITunes Gift Card

*($10.00) Starbuck’s Gift Card

 *(2) Copies Each of a Kindle Copy of my book: Legend of the Walking Dead:Igbo Mythologies

# of Winners for this stop: 5

During my first tour, I reminded us about the commitment we all agreed to, which is, to read and review one another’s books. Last year, I read over one hundred of our members’ books. I am tempted to list them here, but I will not. My point is this: There are some of us who joined #RRBC to have their books read and reviewed, not to read and review others. In other words, they are the writers, and the others, the readers and reviewers. They whine and fuss when they are not in the front, back, and center of the review forefront…My advise for these members is, check your book reviews and return the favor to every member who have read and reviewed you. this is the right thing to do.

I made it a point of buying a book from each of the blogs I visited, especially, books by our new member authors, as I have read one, and sometimes, more books by our older member authors. That is my way of supporting them.   

 

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The world of the traditional Igbo society of Nigeria is a world in which the dead visit and interact easily with the living. It is also a world in which most of the time the living are at the mercy of the gods.
When 15-year-old Osondu goes missing, his mother searches for her son and faces the same fate. Now they are both missing. There is a thin line dividing the land of the living and the land of the dead, so thin that spirits from both lands coexist. And sometimes in the story, it is difficult to differentiate between the living and the dead. Both have bodies, with the living existing in their bodies, while the dead use borrowed bodies.
Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies is a fascinating journey into the mysteries of life and death of the Igbos. The book draws readers into the Igbo people’s ancient and traditional beliefs of life and death. You will be enthralled.

 

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Joy Nwosu was born in Enugu, Anambra State of south-eastern Nigeria. Her parents were Charles Belonwu and Deborah Nwosu. She is the fifth in rank of the seven children of her parents. Joy was born into a music family.
Joy, now retired, was a music teacher, trained in Santa Cecilia, Rome, and obtained her Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Michigan, USA.
She has written and published extensively on national and international scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers.
Her short story I Come from Utopia was published in African Voices, Spring/Summer, 2007, pg. 18, and her first English novel; Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women was published in 2011, and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Contest in 2012. She has also two books published in the Italian language.
Joy is a trained musician, and taught music for 35 years.  She writes, performs, and record folk songs.
Her new book: The Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies, which has just been released, is a journey into the mysteries of life and death of the Igbos of Nigeria.  She loves reading romances and mystery stories.

Buy the Kindle version at Amazon:-
Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies
http://goo.gl/V7wurb
Buy the B&N e-Pub version at:-
Legend of the Walking Dead:Igbo Mythologies

http://goo.gl/QS8PKo

Buy Mirror of Our Lives…Amazon Link:
http://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Our-Lives-Women/dp/1450278965

Barnes & Noble Link
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mirror-of-our-lives-joy-nwosu-lo-bamijoko/1102630079?ean=9781450278966

Link to my Author’s Website
sbprabooks.com/joynwosulobamijoko/

YouTube Link the Book’s Trailer
https://goo.gl/eiXLMj

My Blog Address
http://goo.gl/L967yq

Links to my FB Pages

https://goo.gl/iADV30
Link to my “Who Is Who On The Shelf”

http://wp.me/p49Fi9-1rh

Twitter Handle: @Jinlobify

My Interveiew on UTube (Italian Book)

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96 thoughts on “#RRBC BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY!

  1. Hi Joy – I’m back from my trip and catching up with the parties and so, although I’m late, I’m not really missing out on any of the fun! 😉 I like the idea of you being the Olympic gold medallist for reading and reviewing! LOL
    Seriously though, you’re absolutely right – if someone’s been good enough to review your work, then it’s important that you make the effort to support them back. To become a good writer, you need to first become a voracious reader. You pick up good habits in other words, but part of the process is falling in love with all the words, not just your own! But then you already practice what you preach! 😀

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    1. Welcome back Jan! Good to see you here. Yes, the party was great, and we can never stress enough the importance of paying it back in the sector of reading and reviewing. :). I always try to pay back when someone reads and reviews my books. How wonderful it will be if others do the same. Then, as you said, I also do read to improve my writing. :D.

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  2. Great blog post Joy! Your book is the next on my TBR and I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing it. Sorry i’m late to the party due to travelling. I wanted to pop by and offer my support anyway. Shared on social media. I’ve also bought or downloaded lots of books from this blog tour and can’t wait to discover some new reads by RRBC members.

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  3. Thank you for a great post, Joy. And even more so for always being so supportive. I have read all your books and find you so inspiring. Very best wishes with all your endeavours 🙂

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    1. You are one of my most supportive people, Harmony. I know how much you have done for me, my most able editor! :D. I know… May God bless you for me. :). Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Hi Joy, your journey and your music background amaze me. I have Legends and look forward to reading it very soon. It’s been a pleasure stopping by today! 😊

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  5. You are welcome Nonnie, and thank you for stopping by. Yes, it is necessary to remind us of our responsibility, especially as we have new members who don’t know what we stand for. 😀

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  6. Joy, I love the fact that you continually remind us of our responsibility to the RRBC as well as to our fellow members. You are amazing! Thanks for supporting each stop along the tour 🙂

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  7. Hi Joy, very nice blog. One of our members that I know has actually read/reviewed 1000 books in one year and written 40 books so we all have a way to go to reach and break that record lol. I love African folklore and hope to get to your book soon. Have a lovely blog tour day!!

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    1. A 1000 books?! I hope you are not kidding me! 🙂 And here I was patting myself on the back about reading 100 books! You go figure! Thank you Micki for stopping by, and for your support. 🙂

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  8. Hi Joy,

    Your book is on my TBR list and I’m really excited about getting to it. My list is long and reading not as fast as it once was, but I will post a review for it sometime soon. Hope your stop goes really well.

    Lori

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  9. Joy, your support for fellow authors is tremendous, and this post is both encouraging and inspiring! I just finished Mirror of Our Lives and really enjoyed it. I hope to catch up with my reviews today. 🙂 I also have Legend of the Walking Dead on my Kindle and look forward to this fascinating journey. Have a fabulous party day! Cheers. 🙂

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  10. I loved your post and the point you make about reading and reviewing. Since joining RRBC I have learned to quit waiting for reviews and now give them. I am as much of a reader as writer. I doubt I can come close to reading a hundred books in one year but I intend to read as many as I can from this book tour. I already have yours on my kindle. Thanks!

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    1. That is the spirit D.I. #RRBC does that for us. It helps us see the importance of reading and reviewing others. When we do, they pay back. 🙂 And, it doesn’t take from your writing.

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  11. Hi Joy – so good to see you here on your blog tour again – thanks for sharing your story and your talents with all of us – best regards – MikeL

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  12. Such a beautifully presented post. Like so many I have your books on my TBR list, which is long. Until I joined RRBC I had not read any mythological books, but now I have become a fan of the subject. You are an inspiration to me in so many ways. Thank you for being you.

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    1. Thank you Karen for topping by, and for your kind words. I too have so many books on my Kindle. I don’t miss any promotions, and that swells my list of books, but I am also an avid reader. 😀

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  13. Joy, thank you so much for a great stop on the Blog tour, and for supporting other authors so diligently. I wasn’t very interested in mythology early on in my writing, but when I had to research it for one of my stories it became fascinating to me. Your page really hit that spot and sparked my interest even more. I will read you soon as I can.

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    1. Thank you Robert for visiting, and for commenting. I was always drawn to stories of other worlds, and gods in my writings. In my culture, we seem to believe a lot in the supernatural. This is where we can compare notes on our experiences. 🙂

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  14. Joy, you are a joy to know. I’m also new to this group and am delighted to meet other authors and readers. Legend of the Walking Dead sounds very interesting. Thanks for your time today!

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    1. Thank you Susan for stopping by, and it is good to know you. Yes, “Legend of the Walking Dead…” I’m told, is very interesting. You can try it sometime… 🙂

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  15. Hi, Joy. I already have my copy of Legend of the Walking Dead on my Kindle. It’s next on my read list once I finish my current read. I’m looking forward to discovering the mythology and folklore of the Igbos. Have a great party day!

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    1. Thank you Lincoln for stopping by, and thank you for gifting me “Raven’s Peak.” It is going to be number three on my reading list, so look out for it. 🙂

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  16. Hi Joy! I do have both of your books and I will review them soon. I have heard great things about them. A wonderful thing about RRBC is that it allows us to read so many wonderful indie authors. The difficult thing about RRBC is that it allows us to read so many wonderful authors. LOL! Thank you for always being so supportive and Congratulations for being RRBC’s top reviewer! Enjoy your party!

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    1. Thank you Linda for the support, and for your kind words. Please let me know what you think of the books, when you do read them. 🙂 Yes, #RRBC is a great club. 🙂

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  17. This blog tour has been an amazing tool to help us all get to know one another. As a new member, almost every author was a new discovery. I particularly liked your post, Joy, because I lived in Lagos for two years and — contrary to what people expect — like living there! I was so impressed by how warm-hearted, humorous and hard-working the Nigerians are. I especially loved the fabrics (still own lots of boubous made with cloth I bought in Nigeria) and the music. What a wonderful gift growing up with West African music must have been for you! We also share the University of Michigan connection as that is where I did my undergraduate degree. My cousin married Stephen Bryant, whose father was the choral director (I think) at UoM for years. You may have run into him. Anyway, I have put your books on my TBR list and hope I can get to them sooner rather than later. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. How wonderful to hear from you Helena, and to see you here. I can say that I still live in Lagos. I was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lagos for 23 years before I migrated to the US. I still visit often, as I have a home there.
      I cannot recall Stephen Bryant. I was at the U of M from 1978 to 1982. When I was there, it was book, book, book! I had little time to socialize, because, I was on a three year scholarship, to finish my studies, or return without finishing, but I made it. :D. If you still visit Lagos, maybe, we can hook up there sometime… :). Thank you for stopping by.

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  18. Congratulations Joy! You are a very supportive member of RRBC and I know I appreciate you so much. The last time I checked you were living in California. Now you are in NJ. You do get around. lol Very nice post. I know you will have a wonderful tour.

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    1. Thank you Shirley, for stopping by. I appreciate you too! Yes, I am now in New Jersey, but until the first week in September, then I will be off again to California. I have daughters living in both cities, and I visit with them once every year. 🙂

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  19. Legend of the Walking Dead sounds right up my alley. I’m a big believer that some of us are able to tap into parts of our brains that allow us to connect with energies/spirits that others do not sense. I will definitely be adding that book to my TBR list. 🙂

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  20. Great post! Happy to see you again. I believe is supporting other members, too. I have not read to the vast extent that you have, but I do have about 14 RRBC member books under my belt since joining a few months ago. I’m in awe of how many you have read! Bravo! I am now following your blog, too. Thanks. 🙂

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  21. Dear Joy, I’m pleased to meet you! I’m one of the “Newbies” here on RRBC, but this blog tour has been great helping me to get to know you and other authors and their work better. I look forward to reading ‘Mirrors of our Lives’ soon. Have a great bad successful day!

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  22. Dear Joy,
    You are inspiration for authors in RRBC as the core purpose is to support by reading and reviewing. I was moved by your book, Mirrors of our Lives. Thanks for being a shining example and I enjoy reading your honest comments.
    Best Wishes,
    Wendy

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  23. Hello again, Joy! I read and reviewed your marvelous book “Mirror of Our Lives.” so I’m delighted to add Legend of The Walking Dead to my ever increasing TBR list. The video clip gives us such a great glimpse into just some of your diverse talents. Enjoy the remainder of your day!

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