BOOKWORM INTERVIEW 7: With Riana Ang-Canning (Content Marketer, Travel And Book Blogger)
How are you guys doing? I can't believe that it's alreay the last week of September. Time flies, although we feel like we are stuck in March because of this pandemic.
Since it's already the last week of September, I would like to share with you guys another Bookworm Interview episode. For Fadima Mooneira Bookwork Interview episode 7, I'm interviewing a content marketer, travel, and book blogger from Vancouver, Canada. Her name is Riana Ang-Canning. Riana is a bookworm. Plus, she loves traveling, baking, and singing. Riana's job as a content marketer requires her to read a lot.
So in this interview, Riana will share with us her knowledge of books and the reading culture in Canada. I visited Vancouver in 1995. I was only nine years old at that time. When I was in Vancouver, I visited a huge bookstore that offered customers a variety of books. But unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the bookstore. I only remember that I left the bookstore with a bundle of books in hand. From my travel experience, I believe Canada had a good reading culture at that time. But I'm not sure now. So it is a pleasure to chat with Riana about Canada's reading culture.
Now, let's begin with Riana's profile and then the interview..............
Riana Ang-Canning - content marketer, travel and book blogger from Canada
Name: Riana Ang-Canning
Occupation: Content Marketer
Riana Ang-Canning is a travel and book blogger currently based in Vancouver, Canada with her partner and dog. When she's not traveling or reading, Riana works online in content marketing and loves to spend her free time baking and singing too loudly to musical soundtracks.
RIANA'S SOCIAL MEDIA LINK (PLS CLICK ON EACH LINKS TO VISIT RIANA'S WEBSITE AND SOCMEDS)
Blog: Teaspoon of Adventure
Facebook: Teaspoon of Adventure
When did you first start reading for pleasure?
I've always been a big reader; my mom likes to brag that I was reading way before any of the other kids. I read a ton as a kid but then when I got to university, I became so busy with school readings that I forgot about reading for pleasure. It's only in the last two years that I've started to read for pleasure again and have been reading lots to try and catch up!
Wow! That's awesome. So what is the first book/novel you read?
I don't know if this was the first, but my cousins and I were absolutely obsessed with the Jewel Kingdom books. We used to all pretend to be one of the different princesses.
Sounds interesting. What genre do you read?
I love non-fiction and read a lot of true crime and memoir. I'll do fiction too, but not as often. I also love trying new genres; I recently read my first horror/thriller book and actually liked it!
Do you judge a book by its cover?
A little bit. I know you're not supposed to, but I usually let the cover and title tell me what kind of book I'm in for. Though if I hear a good review or description, I'll believe that over the cover.
What is your all-time favorite book and why? Do you repeat reading it?
My favorite book of all time is Columbine by Dave Cullen. It was the book that got me back into reading for pleasure and introduced me to the true-crime genre in a very smart and well-researched way. I've only read it once, a few years ago, but will probably pick it up for a re-read sometime in the future.
Sounds good. So would you recommend your favorite book to other bookworms?
Yes, I would. I think Columbine is a really interesting look at the school shooting from the perspective of students/teachers who were there that day, law enforcement, reporters, psychologists, etc. It's my favorite kind of true crime because it's not just about the details of the crime but the "why" behind it.
Who is your favorite author?
I'm not sure I have a favorite author but I do enjoy Lindy West and John Douglas' books.
What ambiance do you prefer for reading?
I love the idea of curling up with a book by the fire on a cozy fall night. But practically speaking, I seem to do my best reading when I'm on a plane or train with no other distractions.
How's the reading culture in your country?
I'm not sure exactly what the reading culture is across Canada. I think, generally speaking, our population is fairly well-read but I bet we could do more to encourage leisure reading after people leave school.
Do you have any ideas to improve the reading culture in your country?
I think a love of reading is something that is cultivated throughout your lifetime. So it starts at home before kids go to school when their parents read to/with them. Once in school, I think it would be great if kids were encouraged to pick out their own books more often, not just what the curriculum sets out for them to read. Kids should be encouraged to read books of whatever genre interests them. In our adult lives, I think it would be awesome if there were more opportunities to read. For example, workplaces could have office book clubs. And with things like e-readers and audiobooks, busy people are now able to read more.
Ok, so these are the questions I have for Fadima Mooneira Bookworm Interview. Thank you, Riana for participating in this interview, sharing your knowledge of books and the reading culture in Canada. I wish you all the best in your career as a content marketer and blogger. Btw, it's a pleasure to have you as a guest star on my blog. Interviewing you also reminds me of how much I miss Canada. Seriously, I wish to travel to Canada again when this pandemic ends.
To Fadima Mooneira Blogspot readers, this bookworm interview is a monthly interview episode that I created for bookworms to participate, share their book knowledge, and the reading culture in their country. If you are a bookworm and interested to participate in this bookworm interview, pls feel free to read the advertisement below.....
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Ok, that's all for now. Thank you for reading. See you guys again soon.
Fadima Mooneira ^_^
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