Friday, May 22, 2020

Back to Blogging!


It's been a long time since I blogged on here, but I'm starting up again. The rest of this post is my story, and it explains why I stopped blogging and how I'm planning to change the blog from here. 

My Story

I fell in love with books as a six-year-old when I picked up my first American Girls book and read it overnight. I’m also and inventor of stories that I hope to someday write into my own series of novels.

As I graduated from high school and entered college, I decided I wanted my career to involve books, such as being a writer, editor, publisher, librarian, or anything related to that where I would be able to be hired. And so I studied English Literature in college and spent my spare time gaining any and all book-related experience I could find. I interned with  two online magazines and a publishing company, wrote over 200 book reviews on this lovely blog, joined book influencer teams for 6-7 authors, edited 3-4 books, and did virtually anything … except write my own book.

I graduated college in December of 2017 with my BA in English Literature. And despite my best efforts and all of my experience, I wasn’t immediately able to find a job doing anything bookish at all. I was really discouraged.

Then things took a really interesting turn. You see I’m a Christian and have been since I was a child. At this point of discouragement, I cried out to God for help, and He answered by sending me to a Bible college … in another state, with only seven days’ notice, even though I didn’t have enough money for tuition. But God worked it all out marvelously!

God used that college to help change my perspective on life and to deepen my friendship with Him. It has been wonderful! And now my goals in life have changed as well. I want to become a missionary for my career, because everyone needs to personally know this amazing God of mine.

It is going to be a bit of a journey to become a missionary long-term. I finished the Bible college in spring 2020 (during quarantine), but there are two more years of training to do, and I need a couple years of working to save money before I can even start the training. I also have to decide what country I will go to and what role I will have once I get there. Perhaps writing will be a huge part of it, perhaps not.

During that Bible college, this blog fell out of use because I didn’t have enough time to devote to it. But my love of books has never faded, and now that I have finished Bible college, I am starting it up again. This time, however, I hope to focus not only on books but on Jesus, missionary work, and a little bit of arts and crafts, which I also enjoy.

I pray that you will enjoy my writings and that God will use my writings to bring honor to Himself.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Book Tour: Silence Interrupted


Silence Interrupted
by Sania Shaikh


Two months before Troye Saavedra’s senior year of high school, his father’s drinking problem skyrockets. When Troye’s parents make an impulsive move to Georgia in order to “help” him finish high school on a positive note, he is forced to leave behind everything he knows. Things couldn’t get worse for Troye. That is, until he meets three enigmatic teenagers: Adelaide, an independent violinist with radical ideas; Zaidan, fiercely loyal and always funny; and Arabella, a girl who harbors secret struggles. Together, the four friends try to pick up the jagged pieces of their lives without getting hurt themselves. An insightful tale of perseverance, Silence Interrupted is a young adult novel about the beauty and peril of traversing the world as a teenager.

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About the Author

Sania Shaikh is a junior at Cambridge High School. Inspired to write from a young age, she worked on Silence Interrupted, her debut novel, starting in eighth grade.

Connect with the author: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Tour Schedule

Dec 5 -   Working Mommy Journal - book spotlight
Dec 5 -    FLY HIGH! - book spotlight
Dec 5 -    Room With Books - book spotlight
Dec 6 -   Turning the Pages - book spotlight
Dec 6 -   Books, Dreams, Life - book spotlight
Dec 7 -   Rockin' Book Reviews - book spotlight
Dec 7 -   100 Pages A Day - book spotlight
Dec 8 -   A Mama's Corner of the World - book spotlight
Dec 8 -   Lukten av Trykksverte - book spotlight
Dec 9 -   Zerina Blossom's Books - book spotlight
Dec 12 - Shoshi Reads - book spotlight
Dec 12 - Christy's Cozy Corners - book spotlight
Dec 13 - Bound 2 Escape - book spotlight
Dec 13 - Reading Authors - book spotlight
Dec 14 - The Autistic Gamer - book spotlight
Dec 14 - The All Night Library - book spotlight
Dec 15 - Books for Books - book spotlight
Dec 15 - Library of Clean Reads - book spotlight
Dec 16 - Celticlady's Reviews - book spotlight
Dec 16 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - book spotlight
Dec 19 - Book Lover in Florida - book spotlight
Dec 19 - Heidi's Wanderings - book spotlight
Dec 20 - E-News With Jessy  - book spotlight
Dec 20 - Outset - Rakhi Jayashankar's Blog - book spotlight
Dec 21 - The Journey Back - book spotlight
Dec 21 - Bookworm for Kids - book spotlight
Dec 22 - StoreyBook Reviews - book spotlight
Dec 23 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - book spotlight

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