Greetings, friends!

I’m Nissa, the girl behind the blog. I was born and raised in sunny (and always rainy) Philippines. On April 30, 2016, I welcomed Of Pens and Pages, a wonderful little blog focused on all things romance. I love animals (big and small), books (clean and dirty), food, and roller coasters.

When my nose isn’t buried in a book, I travel, restaurant/cafe hop, and try to make progress on my WIP. If you meet me in person, please don’t think I don’t like you/I’m a snob if I don’t speak that much. I am awkward around strangers and take a while to warm up to them. I’m probably flailing excitedly inside my head or worrying too much that you won’t like me.

If I were to choose only one book to read for the rest of my life, it would be Pride and Prejudice.

One day, I would like to publish and share my stories with you.

Current Top 5 Books

  1. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
  2. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  3. Act Like It by Lucy Parker
  4. Managed by Kristen Callihan
  5. Royally Matched by Emma Chase

Top 5 tropes

  1. Fauxmance
  2. Hate to Love
  3. Slow Burn
  4. Second Chance
  5. Single Father

Top 3 book pet peeves

  1. Insta-love
  2. Too Taboo (Incest is a hard no for me)
  3. Romanticizing toxic relationships