Dear All: So excited to introduce my first blogger interview! I met Naznin recently, and we really hit it off! I really love her and her blog, so I figured, why not host her on mine!
A little paragraph about Naznin Azeez
Hello all! I am so pleased & honored to be featured here on Christina's blog, Ensconced in YA. I am an Indian by birth but I consider United Arab Emirates to be my home, considering the fact that I have spent 22 out of my 25 years of life, here. I love to blog about random things that come to my mind. I love to bring variety in my blogging topics. So I do DIYs (skin care/ haircare / crafts), book reviews, cosmetic reviews, occasional hauls etc. I would love you to check out my blog!
Interview with Naznin
1. Can you tell us a little about how you realized you loved to read and secondly, what prompted you to start a blog?.
A: My love for reading started since I was in high school. They had a lovely library there and the teachers encouraged us to read a lot. It did earn me a pair of eye glasses as early as 1998! I still need them, though I have fashionably upgraded myself to contact lenses. Along with the love for reading, my desire to write started in school too. I took part in Essay Writing/Story Writing competitions, and the certificates that followed encouraged me a lot. Last year, I decided it's been a long time since I did any kind of writing. Blogging looked perfect to me as it accomplishes two things that I love: Sharing my thoughts on just about any topic with anyone in this world and [obviously!] writing. Thus began my blogging journey!
2. What have been your top 5 YA reads in the past year or two and why?
A: My favorite genre is Suspense/Thriller. Sadly, I have only read three YA books so far, all of them, in this very year. As all three of them earned 5 star reviews on my blog, I would like to name them as my top 3. They are : The Stone Guardian by Theresa McClinton, The Chronicles of Trellah: The Perpetual Rain by T. S. Graham and Escaping Darkness by Theresa McClinton. The authors of these books have captured the essence of youth, successfully created plots that are unique and intriguing. I am so glad to include two of those books in today's giveaway.
3. What movie should we all see?
A: No one should miss seeing The Pursuit of Happyness. I just love this movie so much. I have so many other favorites and must-watchs but don't wanna go on and on!
4. What superpower would you choose if you could have it?
A: The power to read other people's minds. I think that would be super cool!.
5. Who is your favorite author?
A: Oh Christina!... It's criminal to ask this question to a book lover. I will have to name a few here. I really can't choose just one. My favs are James Patterson, David Baldacci, Sydney Sheldon, T.S Graham, Theresa McClinton and Frederick Lee Brooke.
6. What is your favorite mode of communication- email, handwritten letter, text, etc?
A: The one that I mostly use due to it's convenience is the email. However, my favorite mode is the handwritten one. There is nothing more beautiful than your loved one's penned words on a piece of paper. The fact that they have taken the time to write a letter to you is simply adorable.
7. What do you do for a living?
A: I am a homemaker. I used to work with Singapore Airlines as a Ticketing agent until 2011. I resigned after I got married and settled in a different city in UAE. Ah!. I used to love working and earning!
8. Give us one of your favorite quotes.
I thank Christina for having me here. It felt awesome being here, and thank you to everyone who spent some of their precious time reading through this interview :)
Naznin, thank YOU! Please enter her awesome giveaway!
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