What Does Influence You To Choose A Book To Read?

February 28, 2017

When it comes to purchase a book you will feel the urge to own every book at the bookstore, don't you agree with me? Because that is what I feel whenever I enter the bookstore. It's like all the books were calling you using soft voice trying to hypnotize you saying, 'hey, pick me you will love me' or 'buy me! buy me!' or 'don't you heard I'm one of bestseller, so you better purchase me!' and the saying goes on and on until you buy them all. For that being said, I am currently on book ban and I'm trying my best to avoid from going to the bookstore which is very friggin' hard to do and I hate that.


Anyways, when you at a bookstore seeing all the books sitting on the bookshelves waiting for you and that is when you will feel like, 'which one should I buy?' or 'do I want that?', so the confusion to choose a book is quite difficult, right? Don't you think? Or am I the only one feeling like that? Hmm? So, I figure that I should write a post on "what does influence you to choose a book to read?"


Let's be frank here, book cover is one of the top reason for you to pick the book, isn't it? Don't you lie to me saying you are not feeling like that. Because who doesn't like to see beautiful things, right? However by saying this, every one in the world has their own taste and preferences on what they like and dislike. Well, beauty lies on eyes of the beholder. Honestly, book cover does plays an important role in trying to garner people's attention. Seeing those pretty, colourful, sparkling cover which will attract you to buy them and I think that is one of the reason why there are few covers for one book.


Reading a review before decide to purchase a book is like a must for most of us, right? To be honest, for myself I try to avoid myself from reading a review (but sometimes I could not avoid it because I want to know about it too lol) just because I'm afraid it might affect my feeling towards the book which I shouldn't let it influence me that way. Why? Again, it's always and always depends on your taste and preferences which might be you love the book more than anyone else. Well, I've been there and I know how it feels.

Recommended by Your Friends/Family/Sisters/Brothers/Etc

I know I'm doing it always. I know I have influence my close friends to read the books that I really enjoy very much and thank God they love it as much as I do and for that, I feel relief. Being recommended by someone to read the book is such a scary things to do, honestly. Because this is when those 'what if' came to your mind. You know by recommend to your friends, it's either they love or hate it.

On Bestseller Chart

Every bookstore they will hang the bestseller chart for you to see which of the books is one of the best book that you might want to consider to buy and read them. I think this is also one of the thing that could influence you to purchase it. Well, when you see the book on the chart you might have this thinking, 'what makes that book being on bestseller chart?' Thus, you will feel the need to read them and that's why you choose them. I guess :p

Social Media Influence

Nowadays, people use social media to share whatever they like on their account. This is where you can see people saying how they love the book so much, why is it good and want every one to read it. For that, it will definitely influence you to choose that book.

There are many other things that will influence you on why should you choose the book which you might be enjoy reading them as much as other people feeling it too, isn't it? Anyways, for what I have had stated above is what I think from my point of view and it might be different on you. So, I really want to discuss this more with you. Hopefully, you enjoy this post! Have a great day ahead!

How about you? What does influence you to pick that book for you to read?

Fatina's Things #4 - Lack of Idea

February 26, 2017


Time really flies so fast that next week we will be entering a new month. It's March, guys! It's like I feel I didn't really post much this month and what? I even forgot to do "Fatina's Things" in early February. Never mind as long as I do it today, right?

But the thing is I do not have any idea what am I should write in this post. I keep on thinking what should I write? What should I share? Nothing came to my mind even right now. I guess this month I have been procrastinate too much. Way too much. Which I think that is why I have lack of idea on what should I write.

Anyways, let's just go on with whatever pop up in my mind right now.

1. Baking Class

Because I really need to improve my skills on baking a cake. Which I never satisfied with my cake even though it turn out good but I still feel something is missing somewhere. So, I have found few classes that offer a baking class in Shah Alam. I guess let see how it goes then. I will update here once, I enter that class, alright?

2. Books

Of course, I'm going to share about books. Well, Fatina ❤ Books. If you are my new reader here, I just would like to say that I really love to read. Like a lot. So, yeah.

Anyhow, I am currently reading 4 books that is :

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Guys! THIS.BOOK.IS.SO.FREAKING.DAMN.AMAZING! and I don't care if you annoy with those full stop that I make because whatever. I know I'm only at the 3rd chapter but man, Claudia Gray is the best author and now, she is my favourite author!!

The Outs by E.S. Wesley

Pillow Talk by Courtney Peppernell

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

3. Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay

Something Just Like This

I really love this new songs! Pssstt: They even mention books in the song! 😍😍

4. There you go I don't have anymore ideas in my head right now. and because I need to go to supermarket, right now! hiks

Oh before I forgot, I'm sorry for being so lazy to take a picture. Because is Sunday and I think that has explain well. Have nice weekend, everyone! :)

Because it's Sunday, do you have any plan today?

Beautiful Polaroid Photo By Droprint

February 24, 2017

I have always wanted to own a polaroid camera but the price is a bit too pricey for me since, I have other commitments that I need to prioritize it first hence, I have to say 'bye bye' to the camera. But regret no more as I have found this amazing app that have one of the option to print a photo on polaroid type. So, yay! I'm so happy!

Wait! I have not mention the name of the app, right? You must have been wondering what is the app that I'm referring to, isn't it? So, the app name is ↴


and here is the beautiful polaroid photo that been printed for me!

Beautiful Polaroid

It is beautiful, right? I love how the end result that I received from Droprint! I love it very much even my two sister love it. What I will do right now is I need to go to the shop to purchase a string and clips to hang the photo. Which I still in dilemma either to hang it on my shelf or own my wall? Hmm. Never mind. Let me think about that hihi 😂😂

Anyway, if you are interested on wanting to have this beautiful photo print by Droprint, here is the simple step you need to do.

Well, of course you need to download it on your phone. Simply search on IOS/Android - Droprint and when you find it, download it own your phone.

The next step is you need to sign up first.

Droprint App

After you've done sign up, you will now just decide which of the 3 options that you want your photo be print.

Droprint App

Let me explain each of the products so that it will make it easier for you. So, here you go :

Prints ↣ They have three types under here which are :

  • PolaStyle ↣ It's a Modern Polaroids with 4" x 5" x 20 pieces = RM 21.00
  • InstaStyle ↣ It's a White Border with 4" x 4" x 20 pieces = RM 21.00
  • Classic 4R ↣ It's Borderless with 4" x 6" x 20 pieces = RM 21.00
You can choose which style do you want your photo look like and that cost you RM 21.00

Photobook ↣ As stated in Droprint, it says that it is a perfect bind of 32 pages beautiful laser prints with softcover. Also, it is fingerprint resistance lustre paper and the size of the photobook is 6" x 6" x 32 pages which cost you RM 48.00.

Giftbox ↣ Again as stated in Droprint app, it says that a recollections packaged of your photos in a lovely giftbox. For this type of product it cost you RM 28.00 with 20 pieces of your photos in a lovely giftbox with the size of 4" x 4".

After you have choose which product you want then you can proceed to select which photo do you like to print. Then, fill up your contact details and shipping address and start uploading your photo. When upload is 100% completed proceed to checkout for the payments. Tadaaaaa! It is simple and very easy to do!

Oh! You will received for your photo in a week. By using this Droprint app is definitely very convienient and easy to use and the most important is the end product is definitely satisfying and very beautiful! I really love it. Thank you, Droprint!

By the way, I have a RM 5 voucher for you to use! Insert this code and enjoy your RM 5 discount! :)


Book Review - To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

February 21, 2017

To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Title : To All The Boys I've Loved Before
Author : Jenny Han
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date : 15 April 2014
Format : e-book
Genre : Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Source : Free Reads at RivetedLit


To All The Boys I've Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jeans discover that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from her summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.


I have been eyeing for this book ever since the first time. The cover is very simple yet beautiful that is one of the reason why I want to read it. Even the title of the book sounds cute. From that moment, I'm pretty sure that I should read this, I have to read To All The Boys I've Loved Before.

To All The Boys I've Loved Before tells the story of Korean-American girl, Lara Jean - a junior high school who lives with her dad and her two sisters. Long story short, she write a goodbye letter to all her crush but no intention to give it to the boys instead she keep it safe in her hat box given by her late mother however, one day, all the letters that was been very well hid by Lara Jean has been mail to every boys she has wrote in the letters and things has become awkward with one of the boys while the other boy has become her fake boyfriend.

Things happened right after her older sister, Margot leave for her college in Scotland and Lara Jean is now responsible in taking care of her little sister, Katherine (exactly like my sister's name except she is Katherina lol ) also her dad. Lara Jean, she is definitely more to an introvert person - enjoy reading books, enjoy being at home which opposite to Peter, her fake boyfriend, who is much more outgoing. He just recently broke up with Gen (used to be Lara Jean's BFF). While, Josh - Margot's ex-boyfriend is the next person who received that letter which makes Lara Jean crush into a panic moment which leads to having a pretend relationship with Peter.

Anyway, this book is definitely one of the book that I enjoy reading so much. I don't feel anything heavy while reading this because everything more in steady mode hence, the mood felt so good. What make it more interesting is that Katherine (Kitty)'s character is really wonderful with her very straightforward answer yet adorable. I think what make this more even lovely to read because Jenny Han has balancing the story between family and the relationship between Lara Jean and Peter.

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