Welcome to Where Words Bloom
Where Words Bloom is a book blog established in 2016. It publishes book reviews, author interviews, anticipated releases, lists, discussions, and more. It also occasionally hosts and organizes book tours. It was formerly known as Afire Pages, before it changed its name in March 2022.
It serves as a space for sharing thoughts, connecting with other readers, giving recommendations, and helping authors and publishers reach more potential readers. It also aims to support diverse books and marginalized authors.
Though it mainly features books, it is also a space for the blogger to occasionally talk about her other interests and anything under the sun!
Meet the Blogger
Karina is a book blogger from the Philippines. She established Where Words Bloom, which was then still known as Afire Pages, in 2016 when she was still a teenager who was just looking for a way to talk
and rant about the books that she read.
She has always loved reading and find comfort between the pages since when she was a kid. Her love for books started from reading Tagalog pocketbooks, picture books, and books featuring alamat she could get her hands on. In the present, she usually read novels, poetry, and non-fiction. Her favorite genres are fantasy, dystopian, science fiction, contemporary, and historical fiction. And some of her favorite authors are Elizabeth Acevedo, R.F. Kuang, M.L. Wang, Fonda Lee, and Mo Xiang Tong Xiu.
Some random facts
(no one asked for!):
- Her favorite television series are Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, The Untamed, Word of Honor, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, Hotel del Luna, Ashes of Love, and The Rise of Phoenixes.
- Some of her favorite fictional characters include Jang Man-wol, Wei Wuxian, Lan Wangji, Wen Kexing, Gu Nanyi, Feng Zhiwei, Ning Yi, Xufeng, and Matsuda Misaki.
- She loves listening to music in different genres and her favorite artists are One Ok Rock, BTS, and IU.
- She is also a fan of Studio Ghibli movies and her favorites are My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle.
*The header, profile picture and other design materials in Where Words Bloom are illustrated by Bbbang! 💕