Why I Call Myself A Book Phoenix

This post is all about connecting dots. Please bear with me.

A little announcement before the post starts. I could’ve added the adjective ‘exciting’ to my previous sentence but I don’t think forcing opinions is a good thing. Anyway, for the announcement: this blog and all my social media handles (twitter, tumblr, goodreads and pinterest) will get a makeover. A few posts will leave and make room for new amazing ones; not like they have to actually make space but you get the point. (connect the dots) There would be new color schemes, new logo, and other stuff. No, my and the blog’s name will remain unchanged. Also, all this would happen on April 17th, 2018, as if that should be a surprise. (connect the dots)

If this excites you and you’re intrigued enough to get a hint of how this would all turn out, you can head over to my instagram because it’s the first thing to be revamped.

There are many reasons for this renovation I’m doing but many of them are too dumb to mention. For one, it’s my birthday. Secondly, my blog is six months old and it deserves this change. What? I have to think about my baby, come on. Third, I’m too bored looking at the same picture of mine everywhere for the past months. And last but not the least, I’m turning twenty and this is a great way to ensure the ‘19’ on all my descriptions is changed to ‘20’.

Now that the announcement part is over, let’s get to the main point of this blog post.

Book Phoenix.

Recently, while revamping my instagram, I was wondering what to describe myself as.

A human? Sure, added that in a jiffy.

A blogger? Duh.

19? At the moment, yeah.

Aspiring writer? True.

Digital Artist? Luckily.

Aesthetic Lover? By habit.

AND? What about my love for books? How do I describe that? What do I call myself?

That’s when the search began. After browsing through a number of bookstagrams, book blogs, bookish twitter accounts, and bookblrs, I got my answer.

I had to come up with a name myself. So I did.

I called myself a book phoenix.

[Warning: Do not connect too many dots and assume I’m talking about the city in Arizona]

Let’s start from scratch. Phoenix, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is (in a classical mythology) a unique bird that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert, after this time burning itself on a funeral pyre and rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.

Points to justify myself:

  • Arabian Desert. I live in Dubai and though it’s a high-end city, it’s technically a desert. And I was born in there (no, not literally in the desert) and have lived there for my life of twenty years.
  • Unique. Do I need to justify that? #selflove
  • Burning itself on a funeral pyre. Every time I finish a book; it’s either a happy death or a sad one…sometimes a 3 star kinda death.
  • Rising from the ashes. Every time I pick up a book; it’s always a happy resurrection
  • I’m still working on ‘living for five or six centuries’.

I know, so many dots!

And that’s it. I resonated so well with the phoenix, I knew I had to call myself this as a book enthusiast. After all, reading is like resurrection, and I don’t mean it in a religious or philosophical manner. I mean it in a normal book lover’s manner. Everytime I read a story, it’s like walking the path of that character, sliding from one page to the other. Everytime I finish a story, that sliding has lit a spark and when the last page is turned, I burn into ashes. But you know what they say, ‘a reader lives a thousand lives’, and that’s exactly what follows. I pick up a book again and become a part of a never ending cycle; I become a phoenix.

What about you guys? What do you like being called as a book lover?


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13 thoughts on “Why I Call Myself A Book Phoenix

  1. Congrats on the revamp and the blogversary and happy early birthday!

    I’m so excited for you because this is something I’ve been thinking more and more about with my own blog and I know when I finally do it it’ll be amazing. I super excited to see what you do, because I already LOVE your current vibe and the ig is looking fabulous!

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  2. Haha loved your name and the explanation behind it 😃 See, I am so bad in being artistic so my bio simply reads- blogger 😂
    And well done for explaining that definition bit by bit. I loved it.
    I am already loving your IG feed and whatever you are doig with your account. Can’t wiat to see what new changes are you going to implement on your blog 😊

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