Happy Thursday, guys!
I realize how 2015 panned out to be a series of happenstances for me. This isn’t to say it was a complete failure because the terrible stuff that happened made me what I am right now. Before the year draws to an end, I’d like to bring the flukes to a standstill and shed light to something more bright and encouraging.
This is the very reason I’m joining The Blogger Positivity Campaign. The BPC is the initiative of Jillian @ Jillian’s Books which aims to spread confidence and positivity among bloggers in this community.
To commence this campaign, we’re starting off with a little introduction of participants which in this case, happens to be moi!
Introduce yourself and your blog!
Heyya! I’m Trisha and I’m a nutritionist by profession. I blog over at The Bookgasm Blog where I put across all my thoughts on books. Mostly, I review books from the YA spectrum but I occasionally explore other genre including adult and children’s fiction. Also interspersed in between reviews are book tags/awards, and several book memes where I talk about, yes, again books.
Where do you blog from?
I blog from the Philippines, an archipelago mottled with several gorgeous beaches. Surf with me!
Who or what made you the reader you are today?
I grew up in a house full of books and people who loves reading. The reader in me is mostly an influence of my surrounding. Would you believe the first book I’ve ever read is an encyclopedia? That was way back when Google wasn’t a thing yet.
Who or what made you decide to create a book blog?
It’s a long story but to cut the chase, my blog has been in agenda for 4 freaking years. Harry Potter just concluded and I had post-HP syndromes I wanted to vent it out to Potterheads all across the globe. I wanted to fire it up in college but you know how school eats everything in your life, you get no room for anything else. Yup, it was postponed for that long.
What are your thoughts on the blogosphere today?
That it’s the downright idyllic venue to listen and be listened to.
5 random facts about you?
I feel like I’m doing a book award but…
- Nobody from my social circle knows my blog exists.
- At 23, my cooking skills can be outsmarted by a kindergarten.
- I fell in love with Japan’s opulence that I would go there in a snap if given the prospect.
- On office meetings, I doodle more than participate.
- Like practically everybody else, shopping and a sumptuous meal are my antidotes to a bad day.
5 favorite books you’ve read and loved?
- Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. Need I Say More?
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Will Traynor *sobs*
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. I’m a sucker for anything poignant, so what?
- The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. The most concrete picture of heaven for me.
- The Summer Trilogy. It’s a fluffy, cute read with an immensely obnoxious adolescent lead. I’m up for some pain, yes?
5 favorite book bloggers!
- Summer @ Xingsings. We started out pretty much on the same dates and she’s the first ever friend(in books, in animation stuff, and life matters yes!) I made here. Despite being busy in school and other life requirements, she makes it a point to catch up on the blogosphere.
- CW @ Read, Think, Ponder. CW has a knack in writing both on-point book reviews and discussions. Articulate? Very much. She’s also a fellow Studio Ghibli fan so yes, one of my favorite people indeed!
- Nicolette @ A Little Bookish, A Little Writerly. One of the recent friends I made in the blogosphere is Nic. She’s a sweet book blogger with all the talents in the world – drawing, singing, cooking, and writing.
- Joan @ Fiddler Blue. Like Nic, I’ve only interacted with Joan only recently but the few times we did I’m grateful for. I appreciate her advises in life, my work in particular, and everything else.
- Rawls @ E. Rawls Fantasy. One of the first few authors I’ve followed in the blogosphere is E. Rawls. She’s incredibly talented in writing as evidenced by her haikus and on-going novels on her blog. I appreciate her leaving comments on my posts in spite of living a hectic author’s life.
So there you have it! My first take on this campaign. Thanks for reading!