What I’ve learned from writing my first novel

Ever since I was six years old, I knew that I wanted to be a writer. I felt so at home within the pages of a book and even now, the yellowing pages and ink stains of books still act as my refuge from the world. As I grew up, I was told that being…

{Bookish Contest} Win a mention in my first book!

I’m a firm believer in the magic of books and literature, how they bring people across oceans and lands together through ink on pages (or screens!). Since the bookish community on #Bookstagram has been so instrumental in my journey with my first novel, I decided to create a little contest for my friends there (and…

{Blurb about my upcoming debut novel} Saolfigher: The Verseweaver

As some of you may know, I’m a writer by trade, and it’s always been my ultimate dream in life to be a full-fledged novelist. So, as I’m inching closer to finishing my debut novel,¬†Saolfigher: The Verseweaver, I wanted to share a little blurb about it with all of you. Saolfigher is the story of…

My First Book Challenge: The March Classics Challenge!

One of the things I love about Bookstagram is that there are so many monthly challenges to inspire you every month. They include daily prompts, usually surrounding a theme, and are just really fun to be a part of and to be creative with throughout the month. So, a couple of friends and I, who…

What I Learned from Venturing Beyond the Classics

In the first grade, my mother bought me a beautiful, dark blue, cloth-bound edition of the¬†Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales. The cover felt like velvet and the pages smelled like vanilla cake. For years, it was my favorite book. I would carry it with me everywhere and no one was allowed to touch it. Unfortunately, I…

January Book Wrap-Up

I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions, mostly because I know how lazy and forgetful I am. So this year, instead of making some bullshit resolution that I know I wouldn’t uphold for more than three days, I started my first ever Goodreads Reading Challenge, and set a goal of 100 books for 2016….