Thursday, March 13, 2014

Featuring Brigida Alexandra from Read and Caffeinated

Today please welcome Brigida Alexandra, 
who blogs at Read and Caffeinated.


What's the meaning behind the name of your book blog?

The name is 'Read and Caffeinated', because it's about good reads and caffeinated is for a condition I personally see as energized and alive. So it's about to feel alive and the best of yourself by enjoying your reads, and also, a cup of caffeine-contained drink is a perfect addition to that.

How long have you been blogging?

About 4 years.

Tell us a bit about your book blog. What makes it unique?

Through my blog, I try to change the perspective of booklovers, that they're fun because they love and read books, but they're also more than that. I slip other cool stuffs which could make book lovers enjoy they time while reading books or even to look more fantastic.

Due to my heavy perceptions in reviewing books, I create still life photograph for the book cover for each blogpost since 2 months ago. So, usually bookbloggers only post the book cover, but I create it into still life theme to make it cuter. Feminine design and simple layout creates balance, so books are deemed as not just heavy stuff.

What genres do you write about most, and why?

I love erotica, psychological, history and other novels. I read without limits. Any important message I got from the books, I'd love to review.

What's your earliest memory of reading?

Pasung Jiwa by Okky Madasari, an indonesian novel and it takes quite long time to finish. I cried a lot during reading the book.

What was the first book you read over and over, or the book you've reread the most?

Fifty Shades of Grey.

Writing in books: Yes or hell to the no?

Why not! =)

What's your favorite place to read?

In my bedroom, in a library or a cafe/coffee shop.

Do you have any reading accessories you can't do without?

Bookmark, of course.

Finish the sentence: My bookshelves are...


My TBR pile is...


What's a book that's changed your life?

Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist

One book you like that no one else seems to, or vice versa?

I love dystopian. 

What's one book that intimidates you?

A book by Indonesian writer, Nayla.

If you could go to any literary destination, where would you go?

Bali for Ubud Writer's Festival.

How about non-book related hobbies? What do you do when you don't feel like reading?

Cooking, writing, watching movie and playing video games.

What's your favorite book to movie adaptation?

My fave....Devil Wears Prada

What are 3 of your must-read blogs?

The Readables
Wildly Read
Peri Hutan

What is your reading personality? (via quiz at

The All-Rounder


Thank you for joining us today, Brigida! 
Remember to check out Brigida's blog, Read and Caffeinated
and leave a comment or question.


  1. "I read without limits." I love, love, love this!! I had not previously heard it described this way before. I might have to use this ... with credit, of course!

    Thanks for stopping by for an interview!!

  2. I love dystopian, too! I know everyone says it is on its way out because it is starting to feel like nothing is new, but I am still entranced by the doomsday scenarios. I think mainly because I can totally see this happening to us in real life.


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