BOOKWORM INTERVIEW 14: WITH AMIRA RAHAYU (INDONESIAN LIFESTYLE BLOGGER & CONTENT CREATOR)
Fadima Mooneira Bookworm Interview is back with episode 14. For episode 14, I'll be interviewing an Indonesian Lifestyle Blogger, Content Creator, and interior design student. Her name is Amira Rahayu. Amira is artistic, creative, trendy, fashionable, and a bookworm. Now let's begin this interview with Amira's profile...
ABOUT AMIRA RAHAYU
Name: Amira Rahayu
Occupation: Blogger/Content Creator
I'm Indonesian, an interior design student. I have a blog called 'Feerie' in 2012. Then I changed it to 'The A Word' in 2018 to give a more serious and grown-up image towards the blog content. I also have a YouTube channel, covering topics on beauty and lifestyle.
Social Media Links:
Blog: The A Word
Facebook Page: The Amira Word
YouTube: Amira Rahayu
1) When did you first start reading for pleasure?
I think when I was in middle school. I bought my first novel with my own allowance. I pick it up because the cover was cute. When I read it, it’s really fun and entertaining. Something that I really enjoy doing in my spare time after school. Since then, I’m in love with the whole fictional world.
2) What is the first book/novel you read?
It’s “Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras”, by Cathy Hopkins. The story was light and very relatable to me as a teen at that time. After that, I bought the whole book of the Mates, Dates series.
3) What genre do you read?
In my teenage days, I was only interested in a fictional novels. But now, I kind of enjoying many kinds of books. Fiction, traveling, history, self-improvement, etc. For fiction itself, I like young adults' romantic stories and fantasy fiction.
4) Do you judge a book by its cover?
Yes, sometimes I would impulsively buy any novel with a cute cover or the one I feel like interesting. It’s fascinating that my assumption towards the book was different from the content of it.
5) What is your all-time favorite book/novel and why? Do you repeat reading it?
Right now my number one on my favorite book list, it’s “City of Bones”, a Shadowhunters series by Cassandra Clare. The very first book that made me in love with the whole Shadowhunters world.
6) Would you recommend your favorite book/novel to other bookworms?
I think all the bookworms around the world already read it. The City of Bones is an amazing book by Cassandra Clare. The way she’s building the world and the characters is a masterpiece. I think once you read it, you will be curious and need the next book of the series to read. As the world she’s building getting bigger, the stories becoming more intriguing and you will dive into it automatically.
7) Who is your favorite author?
Obviously, it’s Cassandra Clare at the moment.
8) What ambiance do you prefer for reading? Quiet at home? Or somewhere green and serene?
I enjoy reading a book at night before bed.
9) How’s the reading culture in your country?
The reading culture in Indonesia, it’s more and more become a daily ritual in many big cities, but the smaller cities are adjusting slowly. The way books are seen as a very expensive thing, I think the reason why people from middle to the lower economic class family did not see reading as a priority in their life.
10) Do you have any ideas on how to improve the reading culture in your country?
Reducing the price of the book so everyone from every corner of Indonesia could reach it. Again, it’s not as easy as I wish, but right now the literacy community here is growing rapidly and making so many literary events in every region in the hope to educate people that reading is also important and fun.
Ok, that's all the questions I have for this bookworm interview. Thank you for participating, Amira. I wish you all the best in your career and future. Please keep up the good work.
For those who are interested to be a guest star on Fadima Mooneira, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm looking for more guest stars to participate in both- Fadima Mooneira Bookworm Interview and Bloggers Interview. So, if you are interested, please hit me up ^_^
Before I end this post, I would like to wish my Muslim friends from all around the world a Salam Eid Al-Hajj. Eid Al-Hajj is tomorrow. Please celebrate it with loads of love and joy ^_^
Ok, that's all for now. Thank you for reading this interview. See you guys again soon. Take care.
Fadima Mooneira ^_^
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Great interview! Especially the question about making literacy more accessible in your country xReplyDelete
I also believe that the point is a very good idea to boost reading culture in a country. The Malaysian govt should implement that.Delete
I think the only novels I've ever read were from the Little Vampire series, which I read in primary school. Since then I've only read non-fictionReplyDelete
It’s ok if novels/fictions aren’t your thing. Non-fiction are still books. I read both. But i’m more into fictions. I just love learning the fun way.Delete
I think a title like "Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras" would be a must buy for my teenage self as well! How widespread are e-readers or Kindles in Indonesia but digital books are often cheaper than physical copies (although I much prefer the feel of a real book!). Salam Eid Al-Hajj, Fadima :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for the Eid Al-Hajj wish, Lisa. I prefer physical books more than ebooks too. Reading Ebook too long can hurt my eyes.Delete
Love reading the bookworm interviews! I never heard of 'Mates,Dates and Inflatable Bras'.' The babysitter club' was quite popular when I was a teen. Really hope books can become more accessible for everyone in Indonesia xReplyDelete
This is the first time I heard of Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras too. It sounds like an interesting read. I would like to check it out too. Yeah, I hope that books will be more accessible to low income people in Indonesia too.Delete
This is a wonderful interview! I really enjoyed the questions.ReplyDelete
Lovely interview! I'm guilty of buying books for its cover too.ReplyDelete
Same here. But tell you what.....we all do judge a book by its cover. Cover plays an important role in book marketing. And they are a summary of what’s inside the book. That's why most authors invest on covers.Delete
Great interview questions, would really love to read a Cassandra Clare’s bookReplyDelete
What a lovely interview! It's really nice to get to know some new creatives out there -- thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
You are welcome.Delete
It was lovely to learn more about Amira - this was a great interview! Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
I haven't come across Amira's blog before so it was great to get to know her through this interview! Lovely post.ReplyDelete
Thank you for reading. Yeah, Amira is a cool person.Delete
Oooh I haven't come across Amira before, but this is such a great interview!ReplyDelete
Ooo I’ve never heard of amira before but this sounds like a brilliant book. Thanks for sharing your review! XoReplyDelete
Elle - ellegracedeveson.com
Thank you. But this is an interview dear. Not a book.Delete
I loved reading this interview, Amira sounds like a talented person. It was so nice to learn about her!ReplyDelete
Yes, she is. She’s very creative and artistic.Delete
This is great. The novels that I read on a repeat mode is anything by Sidney Sheldon. It seems the novel evolves every time I read it, and I will discover new items every single time.ReplyDelete
That's good Rawlins. I’m planning to reread some of the literature novels I read in high school.Delete
This was a great interview! It was good to know about Amira. And I would love to check out Cassandra Clare’s book. thanks for sharing xxReplyDelete
i am not a novel person but more to motivation book but what you share here tempted me to buy and read it,,,ReplyDelete
Motivation books are good to read. But novels are just as good. Plus, novels are fun and it helps you with your creativity.Delete
Nice interview. Boleh berkenalan dengan ramai pencinta buku. Btw i teringat dulu2 masa sekolah rendah i suka baca buku pasal penyiasatan. HeheReplyDelete
Wow.......bagus tu. Skrang rajin2 lah membaca lagi yer 😃😃😃Delete
What a nice introduction, great interview, give me inspiration as well! Thanks!ReplyDelete
So sweet, blog dia pun lifestyle more to beauty blog.. and Sis proud betul dia menulis blog dia dengan bahasa English.. good job Fadima..ReplyDelete
Yes, Amira writes in English. Her blog has foreign readers. Same here.Delete
It's fun to read interviews like these, keep it up.ReplyDelete
Orgnya cantik. Nanti nak baca dr blog dia.. terperinspirasi.. gaya hidup dan dunia kecantikanReplyDelete
Yep.....lifestyle and beauty. You should check out her YouTube too.Delete
Best jugak berkenalan dgn blogger dari luar ni kan.. nanti nak gi terjah blog diaReplyDelete
nice to know you amira rahayu. will drop at your blog soon. thanks for sharing this segment fmReplyDelete
I always enjoy learning more about others. I will have to read City of Bones. Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
I loved reading about Amira Rahayu. I am also a big fan of Cassandra Clare. Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
You’re welcome. Looks like I also need to check out Cassandra Clare’s work.Delete
Another fascinating interview. I love the question about reading culture in your country and find it so interesting to hear about other countries and what there's is like.ReplyDelete
Yeah, that's the most crucial question on this interview. I really want to know the reading culture in other countries.Delete
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