Hello, beautiful bookies! ♥
I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday!
A while ago, the amazing and lovely blogger Angelica over at The Book Cover Girl tagged me for The One Lovely Blog Award and I want to thank her so, so much because I never talk about anything personal on this blog (it is only very recently I even started singing my posts with my name) and this tag will be the perfect opportunity for my readers to get to know even a little bit about this girl behind the screen. So Angelica, thanks again ♥
♥ Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
♥ Post about the award.
♥ Share 7 facts about yourself.
♥ Nominate (up to) 15 people.
♥ Let your nominees know you’ve nominated them.
I am a 19-year old island girl, born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Besides reading, my second passion and hobby is makeup. I am a true makeup hoarder and a regular at Sephora’s online store. Foundation, mascara, lipstick, blush, highlighters, you name it! You’ll find a variety of them in my vanity drawers. On weekends, when I’m not reading or blogging, I’m either watching makeup tutorials on Youtube or playing around with my face. *Sigh* I’m a frustrated makeup artist.
I never once thought about blogging until one very bored Sunday afternoon, while searching for info on The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, I came across a book blog and after sifting through most of the reviews on there I was like, “Whoa. I can actually have my own book blog!” And so Books & Love was born.
After I created my blog, I found out my dad has been a blogger for a very long time – and a successful one too. He writes about marketing and branding. He doesn’t know I blog – very few relatives and friends know, actually, because I feel it grants me certain freedom – but I’m looking forward to asking him for some advice soon.
As I am writing this, I am also preparing to celebrate my sixth-year anniversary with my boyfriend – the love of my life – who ironically happens to be a non-reader and harbors an active dislike for makeup… Yup. Even so, he brings out the best in me and has been ultra supportive of both my blogging and bookstagramming.
I am currently a psych major student planning to graduate in clinical psychology. Also, I have no idea what I’ll be specializing in but I’m really passionate about eating disorders and trauma recovery, so if you have any suggestions, sound off in the comments!
I have Chinese blood in me.
My maternal grandfather was Chinese and escaped to my country when he was 12 years old to avoid political prosecution. Turns out his family was really wealthy, which obviously infuriated the communists, who murdered them all and took away all their land. My grandfather was left nothing and only two remaining relatives to escape here with. As a result, he harbored all his life a deep-rooted resentment for the Chinese culture and never passed on any knowledge or custom to his kids. Seriously, such was his determination to disassociate everything from his past that not even my grandmother – his wife of 40 + years – knows the name of his mom. I just think it’s a really interesting story to say whenever anyone asks me “Oh, so you’re Chinese? Do you know mandarin? Have you been to China?” and my answers are always no, I actually know very little of that part of my heritage.
My grandfather’s story has always interested me greatly. I think he was a really brave man with a very interesting past ( a past many Chinese immigrants share ) and I wish he was here so I could squeeze every last bit of gory detail from him.
Soooo, that’s it! Now I want to hear about you! I’m going to tag some people but in case you weren’t tagged, you may share some fun facts about yourself in the comments! Maybe we have some things in common 🙂