Book Review: Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell

51hsvnigzsl-_sy346_Pillow Thoughts really deserve its title. I couldn’t imagine how a simple combination of words – raw words could inflict a continuing pain throughout reading the novel. It was masterfully provoking for being loved, having love and used to be love. It was a combination of the emotions of the past, the feelings in the present and the resurfacing hope and wonder of what could be in the future.

Cortney Peppernell did not just give us a book compiled with poetry. She gave us a novel of true words from her heart. It is mystical on its own unique way. It captures the very essence of life and living with life. The novel tackles a different form of love that people longed for or wish for or even try to force to have. But, sometimes, the love you thought someone could fulfill yours is not enough to fulfill what they need in them’s. It is sad and tragic, hopeful and encouraging, and yet, remember in the end, that we are talking about love. Like anyone else, this book is an embodiment of love.
The author crafted a painful poetries that will enlighten, give hope to the person who will read the book. It was written so well that I indulge myself into the sorrowful depths of the book that drive me crazy with the amazing writing style of Courtney. I couldn’t imagine how words, how a combination of phrases with such compelling essence could deliver in such smooth and elegant way. Only Courtney Peppernell could do this. It was amazing reading Pillow Thoughts.
Simple and yet artistic, that’s how the author captures my heart with her poetry.

MY RATINGS: 5 STARS!


You may purchase Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell, here.


HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Blogger Spotlight: Tomebound

I’m so glad that Kevin from Tomebound agreed to this interview! Thank you so much to my newly found friend!

PERSONAL LIFE

What book introduces you to fiction novels? Can you name 5 of your favorite books or series?

In childhood, an old friend of mine introduced me to The Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osbourne which were just amazing Children’s books. Then as I got older I kind of lost that love of reading until I read the Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar (due to the TV show). The five books I can say are my faves are:

  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Sophie Kinsella novels
  • Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

How did you start to like reading as a habit? Do you have any other habits aside from reading novels?

It was the time when I was obsessed with Gossip Girl that I formed that habit of reading every night and falling into the headspaces of these characters that ultimately became the foundation of my love for books and storytelling. Writing is definitely my main creative outlet for years dating back to my scriptwriting days in elementary school. Then upon the invention of Instagram, I have learned to love photography, particularly book photography or Bookstagram. Then lately I have been into watercolor doodling and journaling.

If you are going to date someone, fictional or not, dead or alive, who would it be and why? What are the things that you are going to do on your date?

I would love to have a date with Lara Jean Covey from the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han because I think we are soulmates! She’s so darn cute, lovely, well-mannered, and I feel we have a lot in common. Our date will consist of going to a book or art supply store and I’ll treat her to some stationary (we have that thing in common). Then I’ll take her to a Korean restaurant for dinner and a patisserie for dessert (#CookiesForever)!

Name some of your favorite authors and give them a brief description of why are they your favorites. 

Oooohhh that’s a tough one, but I’ll try to narrow it down:

  1. Sophie Kinsella – she’s one of the very first authors that I became addicted to because her writing never failed to make me smile and laugh out loud.
  2. Kevin Kwan – this dude writes the most outrageous things (in the confines of contemporary, I mean) and he’s funny as heck. He writes about melodramatic situations that poke fun at itself and I love that about his books. He doesn’t take things too seriously.
  3. Samantha Sotto – this lady can seriously write! Her novels are always so well-written and she places these crazy twists that make them even more magical and whimsical! She’s just amazing at what she does.

If you are going to give advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be?

I would tell him that you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself and to stop comparing yourself to others. Just do the things that make you happy without thinking about the fact that some of your friends are much better at that particular activity.

BLOGGING LIFE

What made you start to do book blogging?

A friend from college actually introduced me to the whole concept of blogging and then one day I just thought of writing a review of a book I read at that time and the rest was history.

What was the most difficult part of book blogging?

Being different. I struggle with thinking about creative ways to make my blog stand out because a lot of things I think have already been done by others. Also, reading/blogging slumps. Those are the worst demons a social media active bookworm can and will ever face.

Interacting with people from different places, virtually, how did you gather so many followers? If you have one thing to thanks to your followers, what would it be?

I honestly don’t know the exact formula to this because I myself am still flummoxed by a number of people that actually followed my social media accounts. So the only thing I can truly say that is relevant to this is to be nice to those people who comment on your accounts.

What do you think is the disadvantage of bloggers?

I think the pressure of just doing the craft. What I mean by this is that regular readers can go about their daily lives without being stressed out by content creation, following statistics, blog graphic design or video editing. They can just read a book and simply recommend it to their friends and loved ones and that’s it.

Mention some Book Blogging Friends that you would love to see in person!

I would love to meet you (of course) because I haven’t seen you in real life. Also, Candy from the Bookish Girl! She lives in Hong Kong but we have been bookish friends since the start of Bookstagram.

BOOKISH LIFE

Name some favorite book of yours according to your genre preferences.

Here they are:

  1. YA Fantasy – Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
  2. YA Contemporary – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

How do you pick the books that you are going to read next?

It all depends on my mood. I am a real moody reader.

SHOW US YOUR BOOKSHELF! Describe it.

I actually have a bookshelf tour on my book tube channel, so if you guys are interested please do check it out.

What are the books and authors that influence you as a reader?

Definitely The Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne, The Original Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene and Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

What is your one ultimate favorite quote from a book and why?

“If we accept time for what it is, how it flows and how we flow with it, I doubt very much that we could continue wasting loads of it by constantly checking our watches.” – Samantha Sotto, Before Ever After. This quote just resonated with me because I’m the type of person who is time-conscious. I constantly look at a clock and measure how much time left I have for a certain task, which ultimately makes me feel pressured or dishearten me because I have been unproductive that day. This quote just shook me and made me think about time in a different way. It made me accept that I have to just flow along with time and not be concerned if I wasted mine or not.


ABOUT TOMEBOUND


988865_836433953062085_157732349256610288_nI am Kevin and I’m the quirky weirdo who writes on this literature/book blog named Tomebound. I have been blogging since 2012 and I have been loving every single moment of it ever since.

I am a humongous fan of Young Adult fiction and its corresponding sub-genres. I am an avid fantasy and contemporary reader. I do occasionally venture out of this bubble and I would read an Adult and Non-Fiction book from time to time (you know just to spice things up).

As with all book lovers, I am a bookaholic. I hoard and collect books like I breathe air (and my savings ain’t happy about it at all). I prize them more than jewelry (who needs Cartier when you can read books about people wearing Cartier, you know what I’m saying?), which is why I rarely lend out my tomes to anyone.

Basically, that’s all I wanna tell you about myself (the internet isn’t the safest place in the world) and I hope you guys were entertained by this long About Me page.

Interview with Shanthi Sekaran!

I’m really grateful to Penguin Random House International for introducing Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran to me. Without that book, I wouldn’t value life as it is, I wouldn’t see the negative reality of the world — it teaches me a lot, with its thought provoking, expanding issues globally — will widen your perspective of how people live, survive rather, in a new environment. Now, I would like to welcome, Shanthi Sekaran, author of Lucky Boy on my blog!

  1. Lucky Boy, an empowering and eye-opening book, discusses a lot of sensitive subjects that people in third world country usually experience and one of them are being an immigrant to another country. What made you write a story that shows the mindset of a stereotype indigenous people that being an immigrant to another country could make them earn more money?

    This isn’t really a story about making money—it’s more about seeking a more vibrant life, one with more possibilities than Soli has in Popocalco.

  2. There are a lot of things that readers could learn from your book – and of them is morality, there are sex and rape in the novel that shows how the two words can distinguish from each other. So, my question is, how could education and morality affect a person’s way of thinking? Sex has never corresponded with morality, Can you tell us your stance on rape and what do you want to tell to your readers regarding this particular subject?

    Approximately 60% of women crossing the US-Mexico border are raped. This experience came into Soli’s border crossing because most likely that’s what would have happened to her. Rape isn’t about sex; it’s about an abuse of power.

  3. Lucky Boy is a novel that I never thought that I would love. This is provoking and I would love to share with my peers – it even discusses how marriage could work and the struggles of being married to not having a baby. As a mother, what advice could you give to those couples who are starting in their early years, to that couple who couldn’t have their own baby and to those couples who are hesitating on adopting a baby?

    Having children—biologically or through adoption—is the most difficult and rewarding thing you’ll probably ever do. Make your decision carefully. Make sure it’s what you want.

  4. Rishi’s character was like a typical man – loves his wife, take good care of it, do his job, almost perfect as a man. He goes with the flow when his wife decided to adopt a kid. If you are going to give a message to those men who couldn’t have their baby on their own with their wife and they have hesitations whether to accept the kid or not, because, I agree, that it was not your own but by own papers, what message would you give to the man?

    I don’t feel qualified to give this message—I think the decision to adopt or not is a very personal one, to be worked out by every couple individually. It’s natural that two parents might have different speeds and perhaps degrees of attachment to an adopted child. I can only advise patience and empathy.

  5. My interpretation on the beginning of the book that people migrate because they want to earn more money from different industrialized countries. What do you think is the major social factor that the country of origin of the characters or the people in real life should focus on? Is it education? Enhancement of culture? Or for the improvement of the government system?

    Most immigrants in America come from places where their culture is very rich, but an opportunity is very limited, and sometimes they face danger on a regular basis. No one would leave their home, their family, everything they’ve known if they don’t think that their adopted homeland will offer a vastly better situation.

  6. The novel is painful at it is. If you are going to look at everything that happened to Soli, to Kavya and Rishi, they’ve been through a lot of things. What do you think makes a person happy despite on things that happened to them? Despite on their own personal problems, what made them fragile?

    We’re constantly searching for joy in our struggles, large or small. I think it’s important to find humor in hard situations and to allow yourself to feel bad or sad or angry, to not push those feelings away.

  7. Lucky Boy is realistic. I could feel their emotions flowing and their mixed feelings of doubts and hesitations. On the writing process, what do you want your readers to interpret reading your book? Should it be realistically painful? Should it be frustrating? Or there’s a fine line between morality and ethics compared to the gruesome reality of life?

    I think every reader will have a different interpretation of this book. Readers relate to aspects of a novel that reflect their own experiences.

  8. If you are going to describe the story of Lucky Boy in ten words, what are the words? I think I’ll leave this one up to the reader.

  9. Among the characters in the story, which one is the hardest to write? And why do you think so?

    Rishi was definitely hardest to write. It took a long time to figure to figure out what his relationship with his foster son would look like, how or if his love would grow, and what would incite that love.

  10. There’s a lot of life lesson and experience that could gather on the novel and have few personal favorites. How about you, Ms. Sekaran? What is your one favorite quote in your book and why?

    I can’t choose a single favorite line, but the first passage that came to mind was when Vikram Sen was talking to Rishi about the buses in India, how people run for them, hang onto them for dear life, and trust that they’ll be carried by that bus where they need to go. It’s a passage that speaks to risk-taking and trusting others to hold you up, and it’s a passage in which the old world, India, speaks to the new world, Silicon Valley.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


1779547See www.shanthisekaran.com for more reviews, an audio reading, and more…
Shanthi Sekaran was born and raised in California, and now splits her time between Berkeley and London. A graduate of UC Berkeley and the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, she was first published in Best New American Voices 2004 (Harcourt). Her novel, The Prayer Room, will be released in February 2009. “

Cover Reveal: Golden by K.M. Robinson

About Golden

When the girl with the golden hair betrays everyone, not even she has hope of surviving.

The stories say that Goldilocks was a naïve girl who wandered into a house one day. Those stories were wrong. She was never naïve. It was all a perfectly executed plan to get her into the Baers’ group to destroy them. 

Trained by her cousin, Lowell, and handler, Shadoe, Auluria’s mission is to destroy the Baers by getting close to the youngest brother, Dov, his brother and sister-in-law and the leaders of the Baers’ group. When she realizes Dov isn’t as evil as her cousin led her to believe, she must figure out how to play both sides or her deception will cause everyone in her world to burn.

If her allegiances are discovered, either side could destroy her…if the Society doesn’t get her first. 


Find Golden on Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34092016-golden?ac=1&from_search=true

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

K.M. Robinson is a storyteller who creates new worlds both in her writing and in her fine arts conceptual photography. She is a marketing, branding and social media strategy educator who is recognized at first sight by her very long hair. She is a creative who focuses on photography, videography, couture dress making, and writing to express the stories she needs to tell. She almost always has a camera within reach. 


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Book Review: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

29430055Shanthi Sekaran firmly executed what life could people lead in a vast country that could be eaten you whole. Surviving life, living the moment, being strong to the people you love — the bottom line is: People will do everything just to make them whole again. Ms. Shanthi taught me with her book that life wouldn’t be a better world to live in if it wasn’t unfair.

You live in sadness, you try to survive in grief, you fight anxiety along the way, you are standing beside moralities and despite on every misery that happened to you day by day, despite the things you couldn’t protect just by yourself — you continue on living, even if you feel the longingness, the sorrow, the hollow feeling that was once wasn’t there
The author is appraisable that I couldn’t speak of how to praise her. Lucky boy demonstrates the hardship of life, the actions that a mother willing to risk for her son, the people who are willing to do for them to feel complete. It left me wanting more of their story — even if it’s fantastically painful, I would be glad to be immersed to a true depiction of life — because this is what real struggle looks like. You are going to do what you need to do. Not for the love, not for yourself but for your son.
It teaches me that there are so much in life. That I am lucky enough to live without facing this problem. It brought how people are cruel, that they would rape for their own pleasures. It magnifies and provokes the reality with its compelling and excellently written masterpiece. You wouldn’t know that you are already taken with Soli’s world or No. Ignacio’s world.
This book is outstanding. I couldn’t grasp how did the author emphasize the racial discrimination, what was a third world country was like, or how unjustifiable the system is in the government — that even if you were right, no matter your story is, people would only follow what they think is moral that what is more human.
It is eye-opening that develops me on thinking that: In the end, you only have yourself to live by and to trust with. People come and go, and they too, have something to protect.
With the maternal love that I have seen in this book, I don’t know the books to come if they are worth reading. Surely, Shanthi Sekaran set a standard reading preference to her readers. The captivating and immersing writing style will drown you wholly and completely while feeling the emotions that has been set already at the beginning.
For surely, this book, Lucky Boy, will be placed on my Hall of Books. This is life-changing and everyone needs to read a book like this.

MY RATINGS: 5 STARS!!!


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1779547See www.shanthisekaran.com for more reviews, an audio reading, and more…
Shanthi Sekaran was born and raised in California, and now splits her time between Berkeley and London. A graduate of UC Berkeley and the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, she was first published in Best New American Voices 2004 (Harcourt). Her novel, The Prayer Room, will be released in February 2009.

Blogger Spotlight: Ikram Reads

I was acquainted with Ikram, when JM from Revelations of a Book Freak and Jasmine from Jasmine Pearl Reads hosted #BlogHop2017 and through that Twitter Chat, I learn that there are a lot of Book Bloggers that are kind and thoughtful! One of them is Ikram from Ikram Reads!



PERSONAL LIFE

What book introduces you to fiction novels? Can you name 5 of your favorite books or series?

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and A Series of Unfortunate Events, those two books kickstarted my love for reading in the second/third grade. Alice’s Adventures in wonderland was so weird and an enchanting but an unusual story that I fell in love with it, I probably reread it around ten times that school year. A Series of Unfortunate Events is another one of those weird books, it was so creepy and it really scared me when I first read it, but it was addicting and I’ve been reading nonstop ever since.  In no particular order, my favorite books series are A Court Of thorns and Roses Series, The Mortal Instruments series, Outlander, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Harry Potter.

How did you start to like reading as a habit? Do you have any other habits aside from reading novels?

When I first started reading around when I was six or seven, so back in the mid-2000’s and there were none of this crazy tech stuff, and everybody had flip phones, (simpler times). My mom thought TV rots children’s brains so we didn’t have one so I went to the next best thing books.  I became obsessed with reading and that’s how I got to where I am today. Other than reading I love watching Netflix and I also write, I’m working on writing a book but I’ve also been writing (bad) poetry for the past 4 or 5 years.

If you are going to date someone, fictional or not, dead or alive, who would it be and why? What are the things that you are going to do on your date?

JAMIE FRASER! Because he looks like this!!!

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Umm…I don’t know I’d probably just sit there gawking at him as he spoke in a thick Scottish burr completely entranced.

Name some of your favorite authors and give them a brief description of why are they your favorites. 

Sarah J Maas is a favorite because of A Court of Mist and Fury, nothing else needs to be said. Rick Riordan because I grew up with his books, I started reading the Percy Jackson series when I was in the 3 grade but by then all the books had been out. But he kept releasing one book after another and even though I didn’t grow up with Percy, I grew up with his world and that’s amazing. Cassandra Clare is a big one and is another one who was really influential, because the mortal instrument series made me aware of the giant world of YA, after reading this I read Divergent and Throne of Glass and so many other wonderful books.

If you are going to give advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be?

Reading is cool!! People who don’t read don’t know what they’re missing.  Keep going strong and don’t worry everything will always end up just fine at the end…mostly.

BLOGGING LIFE

What made you start to do book blogging?

I loved reading other people’s blog and I love Booktube, but the whole idea of videotaping myself wasn’t very appealing, I’m not the most eloquent person. I prefer writing and interacting with people through a scene not face to face…I may be a little shy. 🙂

What was the most difficult part of book blogging?

I think interacting with people, most of the people here have been blogging for years and it is a little intimidating to strike up a conversation with people, but other than that it’s been a breeze so far.

Interacting with people from different places, virtually, how did you gather followers? If you have one thing to thanks to your followers, what would it be?

I currently have 18 followers, I’ve only been blogging for a couple months now, but I am grateful for each and everyone. I love when someone comments and my blogs and we discover that we love the same series or that we have the same feelings over certain books, it’s just great!

What do you think is the disadvantage of bloggers?

I don’t really see any disadvantages, but then again I haven’t been doing this long enough to see any.

Mention some Book Blogging Friends that you would love to see in person!

I don’t really have any yet, but I would love to meet anyone who wouldn’t mind spending hours with me talking about books.

BOOKISH LIFE

Name some favorite book of yours according to your genre preferences.

  • Fantasy: ACOMAF, The Name of the Wind, The Dark Days Club
  • Sci-Fi: Illuminae, Starflight, Cinder
  • Historical Fiction: Wolf by Wolf, Outlander, The Pride of Lions
  • New Adult: The Deal, The Summer Games, Beautiful Stranger, The Allure of Julian Lefray

How do you pick the books that you are going to read next?

I scroll through my TBR list and pick whatever looks good to me then. Every month I usually have a good idea of certain books I want to read and I usually manage to read those books but sometimes a certain book just looks really appealing all of a sudden.

SHOW US YOUR BOOKSHELF! Describe it.

My bookshelf is a bit of a mess now. It’s not that big but it’s jammed pack with books and textbooks and huddled in a dark corner of the room I share with my sister.

What are the books and authors that influence you as a reader?

Lewis Carroll, Cassandra Clare, Lemony Snicket and Rick Riordan all had a hand in developing me as a reader.

What is your one ultimate favorite quote from a book and why?

My favorite quote of all time is one from Alice in Wonderland “Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” It strikes a chord in me especially know as a junior in high school I’ve reached that point where the first question anyone asks me is what I want to major in when I go to college or what I want to be when I grow up and I have no idea.


That’s wonderful, Ikram! Thank you so much!

Blogger Spotlight: Fatina Mdzfr

Hi, Fatina! Welcome to my Blog! Thank you for participating on my Bloggers Spotlight!

PERSONAL LIFE

What book introduces you to fiction novels? Can you name 5 of your favorite books or series?

I’m not really sure because, honestly, I just got back after a year of reading slump. Honestly, I only started to read again last year, hence, the book that gave me the sparks to read fiction novel after so long would be The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern.

To name 5 favorite books, it’s pretty hard but if I have to choose, it would be, A Court of Thorn Roses by Sarah J. Maas (I have not yet read ACOMAF!), Tell Me Again by Michelle Major, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, The Mortal Instrument’s Series by Cassandra Clare and The Maze Runner’s Series by James Dashner.

How did you start to like reading as a habit? Do you have any other habits aside from reading novels?

I have start to read fluently when I was 5 years old, which when my kindergarten has a kind of compulsory test to read every day and whoever has to pass the test, they will be given to play a computer games, I think that has made me eager to learn to read but the after result from that was wonderful, in which, it has developed a habit of reading and since that, my parents start to buy more books for me.

Aside from reading, I really love to play computer games or playing PlayStation games.

If you are going to date someone, fictional or not, dead or alive, who would it be and why? What are the things that you are going to do on your date?

I’ve been watching too many Korean dramas and one of my favorites is Healer, thus, I want to date Ji Chang Wook Oppa! :p I’d want to talk him all day and going to an amusement part to have fun together.

Name some of your favorite authors and give them a brief description of why are they your favorites. 

I have come across of many talented authors who has nothing but definitely amazing that has to capture millions of people’s heart through writing and me, honestly find it difficult to name who is my favorite.

My most favorite author would be Sarah J. Maas. Her writing style is definitely the best. I couldn’t express why she’s my favorite into words because she’s just the best author and hopefully, one day, I could have a chance to meet her!

If you are going to give advice to your 10-year-old self, what would it be?

Enjoy your life, nothing can stop you.

BLOGGING LIFE

What made you starting to do book blogging?

I have been start blogging for 8 years and only last year, I decided to revise back my blog content and thought that I should do a book blogging too in the same blog that I’ve used.

What was the most difficult part of book blogging?

Aside from juggling my time between blog and work, I think to find a great content to share with my readers are the difficulties in this part of blogging.

Interacting with people from different places, virtually, how did you gather so many followers? If you have one thing to thanks to your followers, what would it be?

Well, thanks to the social media for bringing me to interact with many people from every part of the world. I was speechless when I see my following numbers has been increasing day by day. It’s overwhelming.

I would like to take this chance to express my gratitude towards my followers who has been there supporting me in every way by giving great opinions, also for giving an interest towards my blogs, I would love to say thank you so much and you guys are the best. I’m hoping that one day, we could do a blogging meet up!

What do you think is the disadvantage of bloggers?

Ah..let’s have an open mind here. I think the cons of being bloggers is that you might get a freaking negative comments(backlash) from people who doesn’t agree with you at all and the fact that, you know sometimes, you have to read thousand times before pressing the publish button, whether the contents is good enough to be share with your readers.

I’m trying my best not to hurt anyone feelings from my writings and I’m just going to share with whatever my guts wants me to write.

Mention some Book Blogging Friends that you would love to see in person!

Honestly, they are many Book Blogging Friends that I would like to meet, which is Kevin from Bookevin.wordpress.com, Blessie from Mischievous Reads, Nazy from The Enchanted Bookcase, Sofea from heyitsbookishme and you, Rafael!

BOOKISH LIFE

Name some favorite book of yours according to your genre preferences.

I love to read Young Adult Contemporary also Fantasy. I’m going to share few of my favorite books, for contemporary, it would be Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. For Fantasy, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

How do you pick the books that you are going to read next?

I’m just going to pick with whatever my heart feel like to read that day.

SHOW US YOUR BOOKSHELF! Describe it.

Okay, here’s the thing, I just order a new bookshelf and it has not arrived yet, hence, the book is all scattered around, on my table. I’m going to share it on my blog when it has arrived!

What are the books and authors that influence you as a reader?

I would not go to point to one book and author, because, all of them has influenced me as a reader from their creative writing style, who has shared many great things inside the books, that we can take it as a lesson to us.

What is your one ultimate favorite quote from a book and why?

“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy” – A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This quote is definitely striking to my heart. Ever since I was a kid, I have been through many things, ups and downs of our life and for that, I’m afraid to feel happy in that moment of the joyous things that I do. I was so scared and couldn’t help but feel guilty if I’m happy. As I grown up, I start to think that I should enjoy every moment in my life without feeling bad about it anymore. Appreciate and live my life to the fullest.


ABOUT FATINA


Hi,
The name given, Fatin Adawiyah but much more comfortable if you could call me by the name, Fatin/Fatina/Tina. Any of these 3, it’ll be fine with me.
Trust me I am a petite girl with a big heart.🙈 In July 2017, I’ll be turning 26 years old.
I’m a cat owner. I have two cats and I love both of them so much.💖

I am an avid reader, I love reading. Reading is one way to escape reality into the imagination world with the books I read. 📚
I mostly blog about books and also on lifestyles. I am very passionate on my blog, ever since, I started to blog again on May 2016. I will never stop blogging again, as it has become part of my life and I love with what I’m doing right now and hopefully, I could expand my blog to the much higher level and hoping that all the posts that I share will be worth for all of you. 💕

Anyway, if you are interested in to do a collaboration with me, for me to do a review on books or products, advertorial, event invitation, I do accept it. Hence, you may contact me at fatinamdzfrblog [at] yahoo [dot] com. I will post in under label of sponsored post, as you may find it on my blog. Looking forward to work with you. 😘

LOVE,
FATINAMDZFR