BOOKWORM INTERVIEW 9: With Sofia Naznim (Corporate Strategist, Author, Blogger & Influencer)





Eiyo dearies,

I'm back after a one-week hiatus. I just feel so burnout these days. That's why I need a break. Plus, it is the end of the year already, so decided to chillax a bit and move slow. After all, I already achieved my 2020 objectives. Syukur Alhamdulillah.

For today's post, I would like to share another bookworm interview episode. For bookworm interview episode 9, I interview Sofia Naznim. Sofia Naznim is a corporate strategist, author, blogger, and influencer from Malaysia. Sofia is a very creative and imaginative lady. Her contents are awesome. I have always wanted to collaborate with Sofia since I became friends with her on Instagram early this year ^_^  So this interview is my first collaboration with Sofia. I hope to collaborate with her more in the future. She is also friendly, approachable, cheerful, bashful, and a good friend to share interests, hobbies, and experiences with.

Ok, now let's share some information about Sofia Naznim and her opinions on books and the reading culture in Malaysia...


SOFIA NAZNIM'S PROFILE

The creative & imaginative -Sofia Naznim

Name: Sofia Naznim

Occupation: Corporate Strategist, Author, Blogger, and Influencer.

Short Bio: 

Sofia Naznim is a corporate strategist, author, blogger, and influencer who lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, She's focused on putting her passion and skills by supporting organizations and projects that she truly cares and she's a big supporter of art and literature, philanthropy and animal lover. Most of all, she enjoys learning, create value and she's passionate about life, writing, and photography. Read more of her Rainbow Pegasus stories @www.sofianaznim.com and be part of the #rainbowpegasus family.


Social Media Links (Just Click On Each Link)

Blog: Sofia Naznim

Instagram: @sf_artography

Facebook Page: SF Artography

Twitter: @sf_artography

Linked In: Sofia Naznim

Pinterest: SF Artography

TikTok: @sf_artography

YouTube: Sofia Naznim


THE INTERVIEW

1) When did you first start reading for pleasure?

I love to read since I was a child and because of that, I have collected thousands of books now. I started to love reading a lot by reading comic books because it had an illustration and the stories were fun too. Then I began to enjoy reading poetry books and novels. For me through reading, I can learn a lot of things and it inspired me in so many ways! I’m happy I take up reading seriously, that’s where I started to enjoy writing, and now I am blessed to be able to publish my own book, and it all started through my love of reading!


2) That's cool. So what is the first book/novel you read? 


The very first book I read I think was my brother’s Dragon Ball series-the well-known comic book of all time! Although it is a comic book I find it so interesting and I think for me, it ignites my passion for reading, and from there on, I can read almost anything, as long as I can read and enjoy the stories.





3)  What genre do you read?

To be honest, I read almost everything, and I appreciate every genre out there. My top genres would be poetry, motivational, self-help, novel, mystery, and thriller.


4) Do you judge a book by its cover?

Yes, I do, if I’m looking for new authors or in the mood of collecting new and pretty books. There are billions of books out there and many of the book covers are fabulous. Nonetheless, if it is authored by my favorite authors, I usually will just grab it, most importantly what’s on the inside and what you can gain from the stories you have read.


5) What is your all-time favorite book/novel and why? Do you repeat reading it?

I have the top three favorite books of all time. First, is A. Samad Said poetry books, he inspired me a lot to write evocative poetry in Bahasa Malaysia. Second is poetry books by Tyler Knott, he inspired me to write beautiful and meaningful poems in English. Third, is motivational books by Diana Rikasari, our writings are a lot similar, and she also inspires me to be more creative in my delivery.












6) Wow...you have a good taste in books. So would you recommend your favorite books to other bookworms?

Of course, great things are meant to be share! I recommend all bookworms out there to grab these books because they may inspire you too, especially if you are into writing the same genre as I do. To add, I just authored a book, A Book of Life. I recommend you get my book too and I hope it will inspire you to be the best version of yourself J


7)  Who is your favorite author?

Out of all the authors out there, I have 2 favorite authors. Number 1 is A. Samad Said and Number 2 is Tyler Knott. Both are excellent in writing poetry and I just simply love their masterpieces. 


8) Wow...looks like you're a big fan of poetry. So what ambiance do you prefer for reading?

I prefer to be in a relaxed and peaceful environment when I’m reading so I can truly concentrate and be in ‘that world’ that the author wants me to be in. The best places for me are at home, a nice coffee shop, by the swimming pool or by the beaches.


9) How’s the reading culture in your country?

This is a good and important question. The reading culture in my country is considerable okay. Malaysians do read as our country’s literacy rate stood at 95% but are we reading enough to stimulate intellectual capacity, that’s the question.


10) Do you have any ideas on how to improve the reading culture in your country?

In this digital age, people are focusing to read more digital materials and shift their reading habits online. Whenever you go you can see people are glued to their smartphones. I seldom see people holding a book and read these days, very rare unless I’m going to the library, which mostly there are fewer people there too. We need to instill the habits of reading especially reading informative materials, online or offline, and to perform many initiatives and campaigns to promote and boost reading habits in the country. We need to really make people understand that by reading more (especially informative materials), “today a reader, tomorrow a leader”, and we definitely need more leaders to develop the country and the world in a wider perspective.



Ok, so these are the questions I have. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of books, opinions on the reading culture in Malaysia with me, Sofia. You have a good taste in books. I hope to collaborate with you again one day.  All the best in your career and future.


If you are interested to participate in this bookworm interview, pls feel free to read the advertisements below...








All you need to do is email me your answers, profile, and profile picture at fadimamooneira@yahoo.com.

That's all for now. Thank you for reading. Take care.


XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^



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Comments

  1. What a great interview! Thanks for sharing. I always love finding new bloggers!

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  2. First, as a first time visiter to your site, I love how unique your website looks.
    Second, as another bookworm, I really loved this post!!! Looking forward to more interviews like this!

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    1. Auwww.......thank you. That is so sweet of you 🌹🌹🌹

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  3. I always enjoy reading these bookworm interviews. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. I always find your interview so interesting to read! Thankyou for sharing x

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  5. I hope you're feeling better after your break. I really enjoy reading your bookworm series and reading answers from different points of view.

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    1. Yeah, I’m feeling a bit energies now. Thank you. Since it's already the end of the year, I decided to take things slow and chillax a bit.

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  6. Love this interview! I always like to discover new books, and authors and to read what fellow bookwurms have to say about them. Thank you for sharing this. X

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    1. Welcome and thank you for your compliment. I’ll be waiting for your answers. Excited to learn the reading culture in India.

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  7. Great interview! I always love learning about other bloggers. I especiallylike your questions about reading culture in different countries. I guess I had never really considered that. Thank you!

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    1. Welcome. Yeah, that is the objective of why I created this interview. I also wanna learn the reading culture in other countries and their bookish industry.

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  8. wah first book dia tu memang menggamit memori kecil2 dulu. sya pon membesar dengan buku komik je. haha

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  9. me as a rookie that's not so rookie in this field finds this interview is so inspiring. thank you!

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  10. Such a nice interview you have here! It’s indeed good to read and learn some things about other fellow bookworms 😊

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  11. Great review, it's always nice to discover different bookworms, especially from around the world!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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  12. A very interesting interview. And I agree, it's a shame you don't see more people reading physical books as opposed to digital these days.

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    1. Yeah, I always prefer physical that digital ones. They are more friendly to the eye.

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  13. I love these interviews. It gives great insight about what other bookworms love to read. Perhaps I can participate too someday ��

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    1. Yeah, why not. Pls share you bookish knowledge here. I would be happy to feature you.

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  14. It's always nice to know that people appreciate and are into book reading. Nice post.

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  15. I love reading these interviews! Asking what the reading culture is in your country is a great question. x

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  16. Like me too, 1st book is komik, Doraemon hahahaha.. then Sis also like read like what Sofea read.. good job and good luck both of you!

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    1. Same here. Doraemon is also my first comic. Then I like Anak2 Sidek, Archie & The Gang.

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  17. thank you Sis Lin for writing such detailed reviews. I love reading books review like that. The interview session makes it great.

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    1. Welcome. But this is not Sis Lin. This is Fadima. And this is an interview. Not a review 🙄

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  18. Love the quote "Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader". Very true right. The more we read, the more knowledge we have and reading is a kind of therapy as well.. Looking forward for more bookworm interview by you.. Love to read about other's experiences

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    1. I second everything you said. I have the same opinion as you when it comes to reading. High five pal 🤚

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  19. I pernah jumpa dia.. wah br tahu nama dia sofea hahah. Selalu komen dekat IG.. btw orgnya sangat humble dan sangat senang didekati

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    1. True. I x pernah jumps dia pun. Tapi i sronok borak dgn dia pasal life, books, travel, and K-pop.

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  20. Its a nice interview with Sofia Naznim. Congrats her on her new milestone!

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  21. Hello! Hello! I always comment at her IG! She is a nice person! Feel like easy to make friends! Say hi to her for me!

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    1. Ok dear. Inysa’Allah. Yep, Sofia is a cool person. I pun stonok kawan dgn dia walaupun x pernah jumpa. Btw, you pun x byk beza juga babe 😘💋

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  22. This is my first bookworm interview and it was interesting. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. Sofia sounds like a great person and a real bookworm, I truly enjoyed reading this interview. I agree that promoting reading can create more leaders and contribute to progress. That's how powerful literature can be!

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    1. Yes so true. But unfortunately not many people see that.

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  24. Lama betul tak baca bio macam ni , menarik sangat sampai rasa nak kongsi pasal diri sendiri dengan buku. Saya pun dulu masa remaja memang ulat buku sampaikan dalam almari pun ada ruang khas untuk letak buku. Zaman tu penulis paling top Ahadiat Akashah. A Samad Said tu semestinyalah tak boleh dinafikan karyanya. Apapun all the best . Memang satu perkongsian yang sangat menarik untuk dibaca.

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    1. Ahadiat Akasha yg tulis Lagenda Budak Setan tu kan? I x pernah baca novel dia. But i heard it is good.

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  25. Another great author interview! I love that Sofia reads poetry. I definitely need to read more poetry and find some I love.

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  26. How old were they when they read Dragon Ball manga book? Would have thought that'd be to advance for a toddler as a first book

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    1. You have to ask Sofia on that one. But I do agree with you that Dragon Ball comics are to advance for toddlers.

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  27. Nice interview. At least boleh kenal dengan another bookworm :) Fighting! Find more people who love to read please.

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  28. Wow... love this interview. And its good to know about some authors thru this. I know sofia from blog and mentioned by blogger friend that sofeanso friendly

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