Hello! Welcome to Craving Great Reads. You’re probably new around here on this website.
My name is Viane. I am the woman behind this blog. A Jedi prancing around the web and a Psychology student based in the Philippines. I am a student by day, blog entrepreneur by night. Pre-pandemic, you could find me at the local coffee shops.
I started blogging in late 2015 to function as my creative outlet, to relieve my stress, and to aid my memory. I also started to develop the habit of reading. The first book that inspired me was The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho. At that time, I was wondering about my life and I was lost. But thanks to that book, I discovered that I was made for something greater.
This blog is an outlet to share how God is working in my life and how am I growing personally. I am passionate about learning, continuous improvement, and using my life to glorify God by striving to be the best possible version of myself.
I desire to connect with like-minded people and to leave a written legacy that will make an impact beyond my own life.
I believe that, if you want to be better, you need to know better and commit to lifelong learning. And that includes reading great books.
From what I’ve assimilated, ignorance is costly, learning is addicting. Learning improves thinking, habits, and outlook in life. It’s also way better than wasting time watching Netflix and scrolling mindlessly on social media.
Do you agree? Well, if you think so, and believe it, it is time to do something about it. I believe there is no excuse for our ignorance any longer because it does not matter where we are, or what we are doing, we can learn if we really want to. So I created this blog.
This blog is a treasury of everything I’ve learned from the books I read. From mindset to motivation, Christian living to psychology, business to money management.
This was born out of my passion for personal growth and commitment to be a better and faithful steward. For the next few months, I’m going to be revamping this site with book-related content that I hope you will enjoy.
Topics I want to write about include God and spiritual growth, books, goal setting, personal development. Also expect to see posts covering productivity, life hacks, apps, podcasts, experts, and courses.
Once in a while, I’ll also be chronicling my blogging journey to help aspiring bloggers.
For smooth navigation, I have divided my blog into 3 categories:
Book Summaries and Reviews – the main engine of this blog where you can glean summaries and reviews of the latest books I read. I love writing summaries because they help me relive and collect my favorite parts
Wisdom Nuggets – if you want short-form content, I’ll share with you my favorite quotes and actionable steps
Articles – some how to’s, or new approach to life I’ve discovered
Juggling my time with school and other stuff, I commit to writing once a week. Enough time for me to have started to read and formulate some pretty strong ideas.
My mission is to help you be your best.
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