About

Hi there 💜

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I’m Aria, a 20-something year old lover of many things but most notably in this space: books, manga, comics, music, writing poetry and pieces of fiction.

I live in Malaysia and grew up speaking 4 languages — which may seem impressive, but in reality, means I’m proficient in none of them 😂 Nevertheless, I’ve always been in love with English and thus, got a BA in English with Creative Writing from the University of Nottingham.

My favorite genres are Asian Literature, Thriller, and Young Adult, but I’m always trying to branch out because as Haruki Murakami wisely wrote,

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

I completely adore gray characters, antiheroes, characters who aren’t afraid to be vicious and cunning—who go mad for the sake of protecting their loved ones, and who are as human as they are monsters. Other things I’m a sucker for are cleverly used metaphors and symbols, vivid imagery, angst, tragedy, and fan fiction.

Among my all-time favorite books are…

Snow White Hates Apples was created because there weren’t enough book lovers near me and I wanted somewhere to dump my bookish thoughts. I hadn’t thought that I’d actually connect with other readers so each new bookish friend made has me very happy 💜

I’ve  also a bookstagram where I indulge in taking pictures of books as it’s one of my small but certain happiness (#소확행 ftw!).

All that said, I solemnly swear that I’m friendly—a little socially awkward and ramble-y but friendly—despite how I may sound in my reviews. So, feel free to reach out whenever! I’ll do my best to keep in touch with you 😊

Thanks so much for coming to my side of the internet!

I hope you’ll stay for a while ʚ♡⃛ɞ(ू•ᴗ•ू❁)

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  1. Hi Aria! I just found your blog & I’m so excited to read through your posts! I’m always looking for book blogs with reviews for books related to any sort of Asian culture, since I’m half-Chinese & just love reading books about the cultures within places I’ve traveled to 😊 I’m currently in high & planning to major in English as well — have you written a blog post about your experience majoring in English? If so, I would love to read it!

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      1. I read your post, and it was really insightful! Thank you for that 😊

        And also, since you got your ba with a major in English Creative Writing, does that mean you’re fluent in both Malay and English? Because that is so, so admirable — I’m fluent in English because I was born in the U.S. (and currently live there), but my Cantonese & Mandarin is at intermediate-advanced level. My goal is to one day be able to write as well in Chinese as I can in English 😊

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      2. Thank you! I’m glad you found it insightful. Also, yes, I’m fluent in Malay and English (English would be my best language actually). I can also speak and understand Mandarin and Cantonese, but my reading and writing skills are terrible for those 😂 Though, I’m trying to relearn everything and pick up Japanese and Korean as well! I wish you all the best in achieving your goal(s)! 💪🏻

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      3. Oh, same, writing & reading for Chinese is so much harder than speaking. I’m learning Japanese now, and I would love to pick up Korean in the future as well 😊 Best of luck with your language learning endeavors too! 😋

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      4. I agree! There’s just so many characters to learn for Chinese (same to Korean and Japanese too since they’ve kanji and hanja). Again, all the best! 💪🏻😊

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    1. Hi, and thank you so much 😭💜 It’s so nice to meet you too! I’ve met a few other named Aria online, but never offline (but that’s most likely cause I live in an Asian country haha). Your blog is so pretty btw!

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      1. Ahhh, thanks again!! I was called snow white (in Chinese) as a kid and I hated apples so I put those two together and realized it’d fit with the fairy tale too so I stuck with it 😂

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