It is the people in the blogging community and you readers who make this whole experience a beautiful one.
I have had the privilege of meeting so many wonderful bookish people thanks to blogging. Last year I met up with Mishma of As the Page Turns, another Sri Lankan book blogger at the Annual International Book Fair where we did some book shopping, chatted over pizza and had an absolutely fabulous time! This year I got the opportunity to meet Savindi of The Streetlight Reader, another Sri Lankan blogger from Canada when she visited Sri Lanka. Despite the short visit, we were able to have an enlightening and lovely chat about books, diversity, publishing and whatnot.
Fangirling with Amelia of The Authoress, co-blogging with Rachel of The Book Empire, hosting guest reviews from Jules of Jules Bookshelf and getting into some INSANE conversations with the peeps on Twitter. Fun times. ;)
So where am I going with all this? Communication. Friendship. Connection. I'd like you to meet the girl behind this blog. And I'd like to get to know the reader behind that screen. Maybe one day we'll get the chance to sit across each other and talk books. And maybe not. But I'd still like to know you.
So picture this, we meet up for the first time and get start chatting. Me with a cup of coffee and a slice of heavenly blueberry cheesecake. You with a cup of bubble tea/latte and book on table between us. We start exchanging thoughts, swooning over those fictional hunks and giggling over some awful puns.
So take a sip of that drink, sit back and lets talk.
What's that one thing that you are really, really proud of?
For me it starting this blog. It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there and a lot of determination to keep on doing it.
What is your dream job?
Being paid to read all day long? Haha, if only! A more realistic pick would be to do something in the creative field like a creative consultant in advertising/branding.
What was the first thing you learned to cook?
Does toast count? I'm a TERRIBLE cook with a lot of culinary disaster stories including exploding omelettes, rock-hard doughnuts, pancakes that look like they've been through a shredder and pastry dough that refused to get unstuck from the mixing bowl. I can make an awesome plain vanilla cake though! ;) Please tell me I'm not the only hopeless one!
What makes you feel young?
Technically, I am young! ;)
So I'll just talk about what makes me feel alive? Travelling. Although I have to admit that I haven't really done much of it. I adore going out and visiting new places, whether it's a new restaurant or a bookstore that I've never visited before. I'm a restless person by nature and am quite indecisive so I'm always looking for a change. Maybe this is why I adore road trip books and travel blogs?
If you had it to do over again what would you study in school?
Journalism, writing, communications or liberal arts! Graphic design is an option too. Told ya, I was indecisive.
What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
I'm a bit of a picky eater when it comes to meat. Since the only kind of meat I eat are chicken and prawns I don't think I've eaten anything out of ordinary!
What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?
THAT scene at the end of season 3B of Teen Wolf. The death of one my favorite characters came as a shock but I was glad to see that they had done justice to the character with jaw dropping season finale.
What does your perfect day look like?
My idea of a perfect day would be a productive morning, followed by some reading/pampering time and then some quality time with the family. Very low key, haha!
So now would be the time that we'd finish our drinks, wave goodbye and promise to meet up once again.
So until next time, take care and have a brilliant week!
P.S. - Before you leave, I'd appreciate if if you take this little survey/quiz because I'd love to continue this conversation with you soon!
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