Featured Blogger: Noura from The Perks of Being Noura!

Hey guys! As you probably already know, throughout the month of November I’m shining a spotlight on thirty wonderful book bloggers 😊📚 If you’re not already following them, then I’d definitely recommend that you check them out – these guys are all such wonderful bloggers and all incredibly kind and supportive.

Today is the turn of the lovely Noura (from The Perks of Being Noura) who runs a beautiful blog full of convincing reviews, news about upcoming releases and great recommendations!

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Hi! My name is Noura. I’m a book reviewer and blogger from Saudi Arabia. I’m also a bookstagrammer. I’m currently a university student studying Psychology. I have an unhealthy obsession with books, Disney and anything Marvel related.

Books have brought me happiness for such a long time. I realized that I actually enjoyed reviewing books and make fun posts related to them. Something about the book community always makes me feel welcome and it’s definitely a community that I love being a part of.

Where did you love of reading come from?

PicsArt_04-06-10.28.54.jpgDefinitely my mom. She used to buy me books all the time and read them to me before I went to bed. I grew up getting super excited about buying books and that feeling continued even after I grew up.

 What is your favourite book that you’d recommend to anyone and everyone?

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. You definitely need to start with the first two books first but this one was my favourite in the trilogy. Read it about 6 years ago and it still remains my favourite to this day.

Which author (dead or alive) would you love to meet and why?

Cassandra Clare for sure! She kick-started my love for reading when I was 16. I read The Hunger Games and Divergent at that time but nothing made me fall in love with reading all over again than City of Bones.

What is the most memorable/sentimental book you’ve read?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. This book influenced my name onPicsArt_11-13-02.30.53.jpg most of my social media. It had such a huge impact on me. The story was heartbreaking and it dealt with so many themes from mental illness to identify and so many other things. When I tried reading it a couple of years back I wasn’t entirely ready for the themes it dealt with. When I picked it up again after I started majoring in Psychology everything seemed to mean a lot more and everything hit me a little harder.

What is your favourite genre to read and your favourite book from it?

Fantasy has always been my go-to genre. Whether it’s young adult or otherwise. Favourite book would have to be City of Bones (again. I know I’m being repetitive). Of course, now there are plenty of new favourites but that one stuck with me the most.

What are your top tips/tricks for fitting reading around a busy schedule?

PicsArt_06-07-11.40.46 (1).jpgI make it a rule to fit in an hour every day to read. Between assignments and chores. It’s always necessary to take breaks and so I allocate an hour a day (at least) If I’m done with my chores or have nothing to study for then I spend most of the day reading. It definitely depends on what your schedule looks like.

What are you reading now? What have you just finished? Are you enjoying/did you enjoy it?

My current read is Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas. So far it’s really interesting and I’m hoping to get it done this weekend so I can dive into Kingdom of Ash.

What I just finished is Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds. I was sent an ARC and I loved the book so so much!

If you like the sound of Noura and all of the exciting things she posts you can find her over on Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads, as well as on her main blog.

I hope you guys are enjoying reading this month’s series of posts as much as I’ve loved organising and collaborating with so many amazing bloggers to create them! 💖 Check back tomorrow! x


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