Monday Mentions feat. Ziba

Monday Mentions


Hello, Friends!

Another Monday Mention is being sent your way! This week the wonderful Ziba is on the hot seat!

Be sure to check her out and say “hi”!


Name: Ziba Gomes aka The Classic’s Queen (it has already caught on so I might as well accept it)
Country: Persian – living in Sweden (for now)
Instagram Name: @ziba.reads
What is your favorite book?
I’d like to meet someone who can actually answer that lol. Ok, The Beach by Alex Garland.  That’s my favorite book. 🙂   
What are your hobbies (outside of reading)? 
Other than reading I like to write and I’m currently working on my first novel – hopefully the first in a quadrilogy. Yay!
Growing up, what were your favorite children’s books/authors?
Growing up I used to read some scary shit: The Tales from the Crypt, remember those? No? Maybe I am just a bit older than most of you guys.
Who is your ultimate book crush?
My book crush would have to be Miles Archer in Ugly Love, first because Nick Bateman will play him in the film adaptation! And also because it’s familiar territory cause I used to be a flight attendant living in Dubai, so yeah…definitely Miles Archer.
Random facts about me:
I get bored super easy with most things haha (not you guys), I have photographic memory, I majored in science in senior high but really suck at math, and I a lot of TV shows for inspiration and script-studying. LOST is my all time favorite–ever! That’s all folks. Namaste 

Monday Mentions feat. Abeer

Hello book friends! I am starting a new segment called “Mention Mondays”  featuring a few bookstagrammers/bloggers who are super awesome and who I think you should follow!
First up is Abeer. She is super creative, an awesome photographer, and always writes the nicest comments on my Instagram photos.  To get to know her a little better I asked her a few things about herself and about some of her fave bookish things! 🙂 Go check her out.
Name: Abeer
Country: I’m originally from the Philippines but I’m currently based in Dubai for my job
Blog: has been my book blog since 2008 but I haven’t updated it for so long!  I’m planning to revamp it soon! Last 2014, I made my IG @lookingforabura into a bookstagram account to share my passion on reading, and it’s one of the best decisions I ever made.  Meeting new people and eventually making friends to book lovers – that’s epic.Specially for someone who is away from home, the bookstagram community keeps me sane! Haha
Currently Reading: I’m doing a buddy read for the book Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo and I’m enjoying this series so far…Also, re-reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for the #mugglesreadalong we hosted.
Fave book: Wow! I suppose this is the hardest question ever! I will have to stick with my first love, though, HARRY POTTER series.  I am also adding Neil Gaiman and F. Scott Fitzgerald books!
Interesting Fact: I have a thing with bad-boy-and-broken-girl-characters. I’m a sucker for tragic endings. But sometimes, a happily ever after doesn’t hurt.
Fave Couples: Ron and Hermonie, Anna and St. Clair, Finnick and Annie, June and Day  And Gatsby’s undying love for Daisy just like F. Scott Fitzgerald to Zelda
Reading Spot: Bed or sofa, sometimes at the bus stop.
Fave genre: I don’t really stick to one genre. I explore different worlds. And I fancy any book as long as it suits my current mood.
Other stuff: I’m really a boring person. If I’m not reading, I write blabs and do street photography. I love music but I can’t sing, I love watching coking shows and I can’t cook.
Check back next Monday for another awesome account!