Getting To Know: Of Pens and Pages

This is the first in this blog that will feature another blogger. It aims to get to know the person behind the blog, know the blogger more and try to connect with them as well.

Getting To Know: Of Pens and Pages

Just a short introduction, Of Pens and Pages is a book blog by Nissa Devora. She’s the same person who was mentioned previously in Featured Artist of the Month II. She’s the sister of Noni Devora, who’s also my friend and one of the artists I admire in the field of typography, calligraphy and lettering.

The reason why I had this idea was I got curious on book blogging because it’s hard to evade the spoilers when you make reviews or share your thoughts about what you read. Not only that, but I also would want to share how it is to be a book blogger.

Getting to Know Nissa

Getting to Know: Nissa Devora

The person behind the blog Of Pens and Pages.


Nissa Devora (Of Pens and Pages)

How long have you been blogging?

Blog made on April 2016, but I had a Tumblr Book Blog a while back

Why did you start blogging?

I read books everyday, and I’ve been writing short reviews on Tumblr for some Pride and Prejudice variations (published Pride and Prejudice fan-fiction/retelling). Plus, I have a good friend who talks to me about books a lot, and we have a private chat where we recommend books to each other. I figured since I read that much, might as well write about it as well

Your niche:

Pride and Prejudice/JAFF (Jane Austen Fan-fiction) and Slow-burn Contemporary Romance

Your fave book/s:

That’s the hardest question you could ask a bibliophile! haha

Pride and Prejudice is my ultimate favorite.

For Contemporary Romance:

My faves are: 

  • The Wall of Winnipeg by Mariana Zapata
  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne,

For P&P variations: 

  • The Muse by Jessica Evans
  • Unequal Affections by Lara Ormiston

Your fave quote:

I have three! haha

The distance is nothing when one has a motive.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

There’s a belief that to take care of someone else, or to let someone else take care of you––that both are inherently unfeminist. I don’t agree. There’s no shame in devoting yourself to another person, as long as he devotes himself to you in return.
Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible

I am only resolved to act in that manner, which will, in my own opinion, constitute my happiness, without reference to you, or to any person so wholly unconnected to me.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice



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  • Reply
    October 20, 2016 at 2:02 AM

    I want to read more! I used to read a lot of book, but currently I’m mostly occupied with other activities. But I’m planning on starting to read more again now it’s autumn. I’ve never read Pride and prejudice. I have the dvd though, but also haven’t watched it. I love the quote from Pride and Prejudice! Maybe I’ll give it a try. Great tips on avoiding spoilers!

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    Gryselle Mae
    October 20, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Thank you for sharing! I just checked out her blog and her reviews. I love the books she reviewed! I ma a book lover and I actually read a lot too~ There are some books that caught my attention and will definitely check it out the next time I visit bookstore. I noticed a lot of adult books too! Haha. <3

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    Miera Nadhirah Tan Abdullah
    October 21, 2016 at 7:41 AM

    I love my books.. and I wish I can write books too but I am only able to write short stories, not long ones… and she reviews books amazingly… I do want to check out some of her books that she has reviewed..

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    October 25, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    I will definitely check out her blog, seems like an awesome book reviewer in my opinion! Personally I’m only reading non-fiction books for the moment, since I do some reviews myself on my blog. But every time I read something like this I wish I could find the space to read more fiction books.

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    November 5, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Love Jane Austen’s books. They are a treasure trove of Human emotions and literature of the highest order. Apart from Pride nd Prejudice, I also love Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility.

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    December 10, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    I learned “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen through listening to an Audio Book. Though I would like to read more than just to listen, I was really busy that time. I was really interested to know its story. I think I understood only a little because my focus is not 100% on the story.There is a need for me to read the novel to appreciate it fully.

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    Sandy N Vyjay
    February 25, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    Books are the best companions. They are such a rich source of knowledge and experiences and they do not have any moods too. Reading has always been close to my heart and I can understand Nissa’s thoughts. Pride and Prejudice is a personal favourite. But then there are so many others each of them have cast a spell whenever I have read them. Liked reading the interview.

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