Vicky is a teenage voracious reader, aspiring writer, book blogger (and bookstagrammer!), and artist. (She also likes talking about herself in third person.)
Although she wears a lot of hats (not literally, of course–she gets bad cases of hat-hair), she’s passionate about everything she does.
She loves to write and is always ready to learn new things by constantly writing. Her mind is always filled with millions of story ideas, too many for her to ever be able to write them all.
She is an avid reader, making sure to read anything she can get her hands on—whether it’s the back of a cereal box or the pages of a history textbook. She’s struggles most with logging all her books on Goodreads.
She dabbles in graphic design in the formation of vector-imitation graphics. She’s always ready to experiment with new design programs and design types, and loves art, no matter what medium.
She is a blogger, always ready to write about her passions, whether it’s books she reviews or new design tips or fantasy world building. Blogging is where her passions come together to show the world who she is.
Hi y’all! I’m JM and I’m the guy behind Book Freak Revelations. I’m also 1/3 of the Arctic Books team, and 1/4 of the team behind Bookworms Unite PH. I’ve been an avid reader for 10 years now, and a book blogger for almost 4. I’ve had my fair share of reading YA novels in different formats and so when my friend Fay asked me to come up with a post for Bibliophile Soprano about my experience with this, I was more than happy to say yes, and I’m elated to be featured and talk about whether I love to read books digitally, in print, or if I prefer to listen to audiobook programs instead.
Faguni Sharma, also known as Fanna, is a human being possessing the power of humanity. She started her life as an infant but soon grew up into an adult who is as confused about life as a newborn. Growing up, she couldn’t understand what to fill in those form headings that said ‘hobbies’. She loved to study; her mother had a huge role (and a stick) in her accomplishments as a straight-A student. She loved to write; her English teachers had nothing do with it. She loved to read, her cousin had a huge role (and a TBR pile) in it. She loved to make digital art, online communities had a role to play in it. She loved to live; everyone she has ever met has an important part in that.
Wondering where to pursue all her passions, she began wandering the streets of internet. The paint brushes always drew her to the canvas, the pencils always called her to the paper, the letters always drove her to the book and the love to be a human landed her into a pre-med course.
She then decided to set up a blog with a need to voice out her opinions in the most respectful manner. Which in turn led to F A N N A being set up in November 2017.
Apart from juggling all the things that make her happy, she is keen on loving things that she hates at first sight. For starters, talking about herself as a third person was one of her pet peeves but she’s currently more focused in finding the good in bad.
I must say that Aimee has become one of my favorite bloggers because she posts helpful content for bloggers and readers alike! Some of these include styling your book reviews, organizing your review copies (with a free spreadsheet!), and a survival kit for reading in public. She also has the most beautiful blog design I’ve ever seen. (Seriously, I’d save up to have her redesign my book blog. ♥)
Today we have her on the blog to share some things about herself, to talk about blogging, and to give some insights on book discrimination.
Work-life balance and how I maintain my presence on social media:
It’s never an easy thing to balance your work and personal life. I am no professional. To be honest, I am a newbie with this whole adulting phase in my life. When I had my first job I didn’t expect it would take too much of my time and motivation. With work keeping me busy for 8 hrs., it’s impossible for me to do the things I used to do or so I thought. I made a rule for myself that I shouldn’t think about work when I’m at home. The moment I walked out the door of my office, the rest of my day is for my reading, writing or time with my family. I have a 9 to 5 job, I write for a magazine in the Philippines and sometimes blog about books, my travels and basically everything about me.
During the weekends, I make sure that I have time for myself and regain my strength. One thing I learned is that you don’t have to overwork yourself. I’m slowing learning little habits that can make me productive even though I’m loaded and stressed with work.
I don’t post regularly on social media like I used to. I’ve been in a 6-month long hiatus because I was so demotivated and uninspired. Moving to a new country has been a great achievement for me; experiencing new culture and meeting new people. But now, I post in my #bookstagram once in a while. I’m active on Twitter but I just post random stuff there. Maintaining an active presence on social media is a tough thing to do if you don’t plan anything out. It’s better to plan ahead and organize.
How I pick the books I read and how I squeeze reading time in my everyday life:
Back then, I would stick to my monthly TBR. But now, I discovered that I’m a mood reader. I read based on my mood or what my mind is craving for. No pressure on how many books I have to read in a month. I’ve never been that reader who has to read new releases when they come out. I’m more of a backlist reader. I don’t discriminate books, I don’t judge on how they look (sometimes). If the synopsis gets my attention I would definitely read it no matter how it looks or how cheesy it might sound. I read diverse & non-diverse books. I like to keep my options open, as long as I know I will learn from the characters’ point of view. I don’t get discouraged whenever I see bad reviews of books, I have to read it and share my own opinion.
To be honest, I am currently on a short hiatus. I’m not reading as much as I did before. I don’t pressure myself to read a book because I‘m behind my reading challenge. I read when I want to read. I read what I want to read. There’s no one stopping me to read all the books in the world. Can I be immortal?
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The Royal Polar Bear likes to read on his free time. He fantastically dislikes classics. Aside from reading, traveling and sleeping are his best friends. He tends to hibernate most of the time.
I was so excited to join this year’s Summer Blogger Promo Tour, but after surviving it, I don’t think I’ll be able to join next time.
First: I have a blog event every July, and I got overwhelmed with the things I needed to do. I wouldn’t want the same thing to happen next year.
Second: I’ll be starting my internship next year, because 2017 marks my last year in college.
Third: I think this kind of blogging activity is not really for me.
Hi! I’m excited to be here today on Fay’s blog! We decided on the topic of Bookish Guilty Pleasures…which is such a fun topic! To be honest, I don’t think I have a lot of “guilty” pleasures because I don’t really feel guilty for what I do or don’t like. But I do have likes that feel mostly unique to me, so that’s what I’m going to talk about. Let’s just get to it, shall we?
This post was supposed to be up last July 31, but technical difficulties happened and I didn’t get the chance to post it until today. But now we have Emily, whom I asked to describe her “make believe” family in the bookish community!
First of all, sorry for the late post! I’ve been struggling with internet connection for the past week and I only got the chance to post this today.
For Week Six of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour, Jaclyn is sharing some of her favorite quotes!