Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Blog Tour: A Worthy Legacy by Tomi Akinyanmi

Genre: Non-Fiction

Tomi Akinyanmi tells the story of her grandfather’s last words, wisdom and insights into life. Insights many of us know, but often forget in our day-to-day lives.

The one insight that stays with me…something I often forget, live each day the best you can. Don’t fret about tomorrow, live for today. I know I often waste my time worrying in anticipation of one crisis or another that actually never happens.

The book begins with Ms. Akinyanmi making her way to her family home in a small community in Nigeria. She’s been called home to say goodbye to her ailing grandfather. We get a vivid look at the traditions and customs of her family and community, as well as the respect paid to the older members.

“A Worthy Legacy” is a beautiful remembrance to a man who obviously meant the world to his family. At the same time, it provides many of us with life affirmations to help guide us in our daily living. The love the family feels for the older man seeps through each page of this book.

I do hope many of you get a chance to read this lovely book. It might just make you see your own life in a different light and help you through the difficult times, as well as be there in the good times.

A very big thank you to Tomi Akinyanmi for sending this book to me and allowing me to be part of this great blog tour!

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Here is the schedule for other sites holding blog tours for this wonderful book...

The Eclectic Reader**
July 14th

My thoughts….your thoughts**
July 15

July 15th

Grace’s Book Blog**
July 16

July 16th

The Friendly book nook
July 17

Just Another New Blog
July 17

I’m on a bookathon **

Simply Stacie

Real page turners

Booksnake reviews

The Bookworm

*Because this book left such a huge impression on me, I'm giving it the Socrates' Book Review Great Book Alert award!


  1. it sounds like a good book, I must check it out some more cos I have only heard great things so far.
    Great review Yvonne

  2. Blodeuedd - It's a small book that packs quite a punch - it really left a mark on me.

    I forgot to add that this book is getting my Socrates' Great Book Alert, so I'm off to add that on the review right now :)

  3. Thank you for the wonderful review, Yvonne. I have read a couple of reviews of this book and it does sound like a worthwhile read.

  4. Thanks for being part of the tour Yvonne and for the award. Yippee one more for my list.


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