Word Revel. A blog that celebrates the written word, especially in the form of books. Although photography also features very heavily because y’know, pictures speak a thousand words.
I talk about books, review books and share my love for books in any and every way I see fit. This means I also use this space I have carved out to feature book photography, share my thoughts on publishing news and to interact with anyone who will celebrate books with me.
Joséphine. I am passionate about a great many things ranging from reading to baking to sports to photography and beyond. While Word Revel primarily focuses on books, I occasionally do sneak in other personal interests.Here on Word Revel I chronicle the books I’ve read, discuss topics pertaining to books, reading and publishing. I mostly read in English, though once in a while I also read German books.
Thanks to the marvellous bookish community I have developed a particular fondness for #bookstagram, which offers up a wondrous platform to marry books and photography on Instagram.
Currently based on this island affectionately known as the Little Red Dot.Connect via: Email | Twitter | Goodreads | Instagram
- Ways to Manage Hype Without Being Overwhelmed at Bookishness and Tea. Whether you love hype around books or feel wary about it, I outlined some ways to deal with it, and to accept it for what it is. (May 16, 2016)
- Relishing the Single Life in a Couple’s World at Thoughts and Afterthoughts. For some reason, the single life is often portrayed as a curse in YA books. I made a case for single characters, noting that there’s more to life than romance. (February 11, 2016)
- Token Ethnic Diversity Isn’t Good Enough at Chasing Faerytales. Ethnic Diversity for the mere sake of it undermines cultural sensitivity. I explained why and recommended YA books with strong representations of ethnically diverse characters. (January 21, 2016)
- On Living Abroad and Being of Mixed Ethnic Descent at The Mile Long Bookshelf. Here I answered what it means not ever seeing myself reflected in literature because of the invisibility of the minority groups I belong to. (January 15, 2016)
- Religious Diversity in YA at Read. Sleep. Repeat. Amidst the call for diversity in YA fiction, the focus tends to be so much on ethnicity and LGBTQ that I decided to talk about religion for #RSRDiversityMonth. (October 22, 2015)
- A Way Into YA: Backlist Books at An Armchair by the Sea. I recommended a list of backlist YA contemporary books for anyone looking for books that aren’t hyped up. (August 24, 2015)
- The Rise and Lure of Bookstagram at Blogger’s Bookshelf. I tackled the topic of #bookstagram, explaining its draw as well as considering its growth. (April 17, 2015)
- Turning Pages into Action by Nur Syahiidah Zainal for The Straits Times IN. (April 10, 2017)
- Artistry: A Spotlight on Joséphine (Word Revel) by Chiara, Books for a Delicate Eternity. (January 7, 2016)
- Novel Portraits: Behind the Lens #9 by Hazel, Stay Bookish. (September 28, 2014)
- Bloggers Beyond Books by Ana, Read Me Away. (May 14, 2014)
- My Top 10: An Audible Superfan Shares Her Favorites at Audible Range. Audible reached out to me, asking me for my top 10 audiobook recommendations. (May 12, 2016)
- Hogwarts School of Blogcraft & Bookistry: Potions Class at The Art of Escapism [blog has since been taken down], contributed by Claire and Joey. I was featured as one of the bloggers that are multi-skilled. (October 31, 2015)
- Singapore Adventures || A Book Blogger Meetup by Hazel, Stay Bookish. Hazel recapped our meet-up with photos from when she visited Singapore and I brought her around to a couple of places. (October 5, 2015)
- My Top 5 Bookstagram Obsessions by Grace, Words Like Silver. (August 27, 2015)
- For the Visual Bookworm by Pubslush [website has since been taken down]. Word Revel’s Instagram account was featured alongside other bookish Instagrammers to ring in the New Year. (January 8, 2015)
- Favourite Bookstagrams of 2014 by Hawwa, Hawwa, Etc (formerly It Was Lovely Reading You). Hawwa’s post was inspired by Sandra’s post and she too included me in her list. (January 3, 2015)
- Favourite Bookstagrams of 2014 by Sandra, Tea Between Books [blog has since been taken down]. Sandra featured her favourite bookstragrammers and surprised me by including me. (December 28, 2014)
- Entdeckt by Miss Bookiverse [German]. Miss Bookiverse started a lovely feature to share her favourite discoveries of bloggers, booktubers, instagrammers etc. (December 11, 2014)