Profile of a Bibliophile

Hi there! My name is actually Ayesha. I am a graduate of the University of Redlands, a California girl born and raised, and an avid reader. I work in higher education and love it. This blog follows my observations on life, book reviews, and a documented account of my dedication to shopping, Disneyland, and giraffes.

personal photo from Christmas

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you keep coming by for some entertainment.

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retropsection.” – Anaïs Nin

I just got married, and I have a wedding blog. If you love weddings, check out my Adventures to the Altar. I’m also Mrs. Genie on Weddingbee.


9 responses

  1. I happened upon your blog because of the giraffe pictures (love them!) and jumped over to your wedding blog, which is so delightful. I have read the 5 Love Languages (I’ve actually led engaged couples through the book as a pre-marriage counseling session). It’s a good start, but I think the 5 love languages can be boiled down to something I heard Barbra Streisand say in an interview the other day: “I’ve learned that in marriage, tone matters.” You can say “pass me the ice cream” and if the tone is dismissive, disdainful, and critical, you can cause an eternity of damage. You might enjoy the post I wrote about the formation of my 33 year interracial marriage (we’ve known each other for 40 years) called “Sneaky Snake’s Blog.” Don’t let the title throw you off. It is a satirical take on whether true love happens because of free will or predestination using my marriage as an example. It’s the ending that is the universal truism of all relationships. If you like that one, try “Once Upon a Time” which is a snapshot into a mature marriage that has sailed through the hard times and triumphed to laugh about it all. I think you will find the stories encouraging and a beacon into your new life ahead while they give you and your fiance a good laugh. Let me know what you think. From a humorist storyteller:

    • On my home page, on the right sidebar, I keep a list of my current reads. I just finished Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (post coming Tuesday!). I am currently reading Lolita, One Day, and Cutting for Stone. Thank you for reading!

  2. Och Tamale! Class of 2010, and I lived in Anderson freshman year, then Founders for 2 years, and finally in the Brockton Apartments. Always first floor! And thank you for reading!

  3. Hello, again, Ayesha!!

    I read you graduated from U of Redlands, and I think on one of your other posts you mentioned you majored in History. Did you ever get over to the Psychology side of the campus? Reason I ask is that I have a cousin who is a professor at U of Redlands, in Psychology. My cousin’s name is (Dr.) Catherine Salmon.

    Let me know if your paths ever crossed.


  4. I just want to inform you that I nominated you for the VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD because your blog inspires others. Feel free to check it out at

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