Coffee With Fay

Coffee With Fay: Bill of Kenyan_Library 

Happy Sunday! I’m here with another Coffee With Fay post, and today I have the pleasure of having Bill aka Kenyan_Library. We have been mutuals for a while now, and what stands out first when you look at his profile is pictures! I also quite enjoy his book recommendations and engaging captions. 

Without further ado, let’s meet him… 

1. Tell me a little about yourself. 
Apart from my obsession with Literature, my name is Bill I’m a 20 something-year-old Kenyan who is trying to figure out life or cope with the idea of it through Photography, music and connecting with like-minded beings.
2. What are you currently reading? 

At the moment I’m replying to this it’s A Little Life ( which ironically isn’t so little) 

3. What is your favorite genre and why? 
Contemporary Literary Fiction, I enjoy the idea of exploring human emotions and some aspects of realism but I usually dip in and out of other genres

4. What do you think about the reading culture in Kenya? 

Before starting my Instagram account or Blog, I honestly felt like I was the only person who went everywhere with a book but I have come across passionate Kenyan readers and it’s been refreshing. I still believe that we have a long way to go in regards to limited bookstores and a neglected national library, we need to constantly talk about the value of books in building a solid society.

5. Name 3 reading habits that you have. 

  • When a book gets too intense, I tend to put it down for some stupid reason.
  • When a quote moves me I always read out loud
  • I have classical music playing in the background when I read *I hope I didn’t sound too pretentious*

6. What is one book you recommend to people? 

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell ( even if it’s not for everyone) because of it’s exploration of human connection and deep insight about important issues

7. Where can we find you? 

Blog: kenyanlibrary.wordpress.com 

Instagram: Kenyan_Library

 

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6 thoughts on “Coffee With Fay: Bill of Kenyan_Library 

  1. First of all, gorgeous photographs! I love pairing classical music with literature, although I find that sometimes I can’t really find a perfect fit. I also find myself having to put down certain books when the tone gets a bit too intense or when it touches on subjects that become a bit too hard to handle. Great interview!

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