BOOKWORM INTERVIEW 13: With Sandra Ans (The Pretty Travel Blogger)



Eiyo Fadneiras,

Salam Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim friends. Today is the second day of Eid. How was your celebration yesterday? I hope you guys had a good celebration with your family and loved ones.

Today, I'm going to share another Bookworm Interview episode. Pretty travel blogger from Latvia - Sandra Ans is back as a guest star on Fadima Mooneira. Last month, Sandra participated in Fadima Mooneira's Bloggers Interview. Now, Sandra returns as a guest star for Fadima Mooneira's Bookworm Interview.

Now let's not waste time and get started with the interview. We shall begin with Sandra's profile...


ABOUT SANDRA ANS

Travel Blogger for My Small Travel Guide -Sandra Ans


Name:  Sandra Ans 

Occupation: Online marketing manager, travel blogger, and dog mum 

Bio: 

I am coming from Latvia, but already 3,5 years I am living in Germany, Berlin. Here, I learned German, studied online marketing, started blogging, and met my Pomeranian boy – Chico. But if we talk about books, I don't prefer topics about traveling and dog training. No, no! I love everything about self-improvement, personal development, mental health, and psychology. 


SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS (PLS FEEL FREE CLICK ON EACH LINK) 

Blog: MY SMALL TRAVEL GUIDE

Facebook:  MY SMALL TRAVEL GUIDE

Pinterest: MY SMALL TRAVEL GUIDE

Twitter: @small_guide

Instagram:  @sandra.ans



THE INTERVIEW

#1 When did you first start reading for pleasure? 

Reading for pleasure I started not so long time ago – shortly before I moved to Germany. That's only about 5 years, but as I like to say – better later, than never! 


#2 What is the first book you read? 

Ohh, I am sure that you don't know this book because it has written a Russian writer and translated to Latvian – my native language. But anyway, ''Pifa PiedzÄ«vojumi'' (Adventures of Pif) is something that makes me smile every time I see this book. It tells the story of a surprisingly clever dog and his funny adventures. 




#3 I haven't heard of Adventures Of Pit. That's an interesting share. Thank you. So what genre do you read? 

I love everything about self-improvement, personal development, mental health, and psychology. 


#4 Do you judge a book by its cover? 

Yes, I do. The book's cover is the first thing I see before I take a closer look. The cover is an advertisement, a story in one picture, and a visual technique to get your attention. You will always judge things that were made to have some special influence on you. 


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

Without any hesitations - ''The secret letters of the Monk who sold his Ferrari'' by Robin Sharma. From the first time I started to read it, I knew, that it's not that ''one-time'' book and I am re-reading it every time I feel a need for some inspiration and motivation. For me, this book is a real masterpiece because it includes all the most important things I like – traveling, life-changing experience, self-knowledge and improvement, adventures, and selecting your priorities. 



#6 Would you recommend your favorite novel to other bookworms? 

If the person is interested in self-improvement, is open-minded, and loves to learn something new, then my answer is DEFINITELY YES, YES, YES!!! You will not regret it! 


#7 Who is your favorite author? 

Robin Sharma. He has written many books and I love his writing style and used methods. He has found the balance between a complex topic of self-knowledge and an easy-to-read book. 


#8 What ambiance do you prefer for reading? Quiet at home? Or somewhere green and serene? 

Definitely quiet at home. Sitting in my bed covered with a blanket, drinking good white wine, and feeling my dog sleeping at my feet. That's my safe and quiet place. My perfection. 


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

In Latvia, people are more likely to start actively read books after 30 years. Very active readers are the older generation. But the younger people are more likely to play on computer and party. If they need to choose to read a book or watch a movie based on the book, they will most likely choose the movie. It saves your time and you can do it together with friends and family. 


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

The first books we got and read were already before school-start and as I remember, we all were interested to explore these funny, colorful books. But unfortunately, a wrong school system is the reason why children begin to hate books and choose other things over reading. I know it because I have gone through it! In every school, every year, every child is getting a special book-list that they are forced to read (and no one likes to be forced to do something, right?). Most of the books are literary treasures and so on, but all those books are pretty hard to read and have topics about which no one has an interest. If schools could change the reading culture already from the beginning and give children the possibility to choose more books they like and topics they are interested in, I think, it would be a huge step! 



Ok, that's all the questions I have for this interview. Thank you again, Sandra, for returning as a guest star on Fadima Mooneira.  I am and will always be grateful to have you here as my guest star. I wish you all the best in your career. Pls, keep up the good work. Btw, you made me want to read Robin Sharma's books.

For those who are interested to become a guest star on Fadima Mooneira, pls feel free to email me at garnet.earthtiger@gmail.com. FYI, I'm looking for more guest stars to participate in both- Fadima Mooneira Bookworm Interview and Bloggers Interview. So, if you are interested, pls feel free to email me and tell me which interview you are interested to participate in. I will be happy to feature you on my blog ^_^

Ok, that's all for now. Thank you for reading this interview. See you guys again soon. Take care.

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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Comments

  1. Love reading these interviews and get to know other content creators! I never visited Sandra's blog so it's a great add to my list! Adding the book she suggested to my list, sounds really interesting x

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    1. Yeah, i’m now interested to check out Robin Sharma’s books.

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  2. I love an interview style post to really get to know new bloggers. These questions were amazing, really detailed!

    Rosie

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    1. This interview is also for my studies. I want to know and learn about the book industry in other countries.

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  3. These interviews are such a nice way to discover new bloggers! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Lovely interview! So awesome of you to do these and showcase different bloggers!! Thanks for sharing x

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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  5. Great interview. I don't think I've come across this blogger before so I'll have to check them out

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    1. 👍👍👍👌👌👌

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  6. Wow Sandra is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this interview, I love getting a little insight into another bookworm :)

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  7. Wonderful interview! I also enjoy reading in bed, it's so cosy and comforting x

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  8. Eid Mubarak!

    I'm also guilty of judging a book by it's cover haha! Designing a book cover must be so hard!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Yes. Actually. Book covers plays an important role in publishing. It's also a summary of what is in the book.

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  9. This was such a great interview, thanks so much for sharing.

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  10. This was a great interview with great questions. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. This was such a great interview! I love curling up in bed with a good book and just hide away from the real world for a while. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I love that too. That's how I pampered myself every time I need a break from the buzzin world.

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  12. Thank you Fadima for one more great interview and nice words! I really enjoy being a part of your blog! ♥

    Stay safe and awsome! ♥

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    1. Auwww.......you’re welcome, Sandra. I’m also very grateful that I had collaborated with you twice. Hope to collaborate with you more in the future. You too, stay awesome 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

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  13. Another great interview. I really enjoy reading these posts.

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  14. It was nice learning more about Sandra! I agree it's hard not to judge a book by its cover & I definitely need to read The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari now!
    I completely agree that many of the books I had to read in school were difficult to understand & had dark topics, but my school did have a program where once you read a chosen book from this long list, you took a quiz & you would earn points based on how well you did on the quiz. At the end of the year you could redeem your points for all different prizes. Many of the kids including myself read a TON of books especially since we could pick what we read & there was an incentive.

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    1. Oh wow!!!!!!! That's a cool way to encourage people to read. Your school did it well. I need to take note on this. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. nice sharing. i like to read all the interview. its fun and interesting

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  16. Suka sangat baca interview yang dibuat . Banyak tips yang boleh kita perolehi dari sudut pandangan seorang penulis . Penulis muda boleh follow ni..

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  17. I am inspired by friends that read self-help, motivational and autobiography kind of books. I reads thriller, spy, mystery dan horror novels - not so educational like the others hahaha

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  18. woow...thanks for sharing this lovely interview, nicely done & love the inspiration shared too. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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  19. This is indeed an insightful interview about a bookworm, it's like you can dive into their (your) world. :) I enjoy reading books when I am alone.

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    1. Keep on reading bro. No wonder your writing is good.

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  20. Cantiknyaaa dia, suka tengok wajahnya yang takde sangat muka German.. blog dia menulis bahasa German or English Fadima?

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    1. English. Blog dia best. Click la link kat atas utk visit.

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  21. This is a good interview about bookworm... Suka saya membacanya.. Banyak info dan input yg boleh saya dapat...

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  22. Bagus sesi interview begini. Terus tahu ada buku menarik dan setiap orang punya kegemaran berbeza. Well done Munira!

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    1. Kan! You can learn a lot of things from this kinda interview. Objective saya buat interview nie adalah utk blajar tentang industry penulisan creative dan budaya membaca negara lain.

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  23. Cantiknya dia! Gorgeous! Best baca and get to know a bit on her reading habit! Good job sis for having this kind of posting!

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  24. Suka baca interview macam ni. Boleh kenal orang lain. Boleh tahu perkara yang kita tak tahu. Lagi2 bila libatkan negara lain. best!

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  25. This was a lovely post to get to know Sandra more! Thanks for sharing this Fadima :)

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