Paperback Pals – Jemma

Paperback Pals

Hey lovelies! Its time for another paperback pals post, where I introduce you to some of my favourite bookish people! This time we have a lovely Aussie friend of mine: Jemma! Be sure to show her all the love and support!

Name: Jemma

Country: Australia

Instagram Handle: @thegingerpageturner

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Check out Jemma’s original post here.

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Q: What made you start your bookstagram?

A: My friend told me about these Instagram pages that had photos of books when I first got Instagram last year and I started following a few. Then I realised there was a whole community of people on Instagram that loved books as much as I do. From there I decided to start my own bookstagram and here I am 😊

My response: I am so glad you joined the community Jem you are such a kind person and have great energy!

Q: Since starting what has come to be your favourite thing about bookstagram?

A: I love all the people I have met and the conversations I have had with them all about books and other things in life. I also love all of the many book recommendations I get from everyone.

My Response: The connection and conversations are one of my favourite things too! Some people I have never met are some of the most supportive in my life! ❤

Q: What book, series or author started your obsession with reading and all things bookish?

A: I think I would have to say Harry Potter, it is one of my earliest memories of reading and is one of my favourite series.

My response: Ah yes such a magical series so important to so many of our community!

Q: I love TV and movies do you have any recommendations?

A: Ooooh there are so many that I love, some of the TV shows I currently love are Supernatural, Lucifer, Brooklyn 99 and Arrow. As for movies there is also many of them haha I love a good action and adventure movie though like Die Hard and Indiana Jones.

My response: I live for supernatural and Lucifer!! Some of my most favourite characters are from these shows!!

Q: Who is your favourite character bookish or non-bookish?

A: I don’t like trying to pick one favourite thing as I have so many favourites haha my favourite from Harry Potter though is Luna Lovegood and from Throne of Glass my favourites are Aelin and Manon. I could talk forever about some of my favourite characters.

My response: I know I am evil it is so hard to pick just one, I adore Luna and Manon as well such awesome unique characters.

Q: What is your biggest bookish pet peeve? Why?

A: I think my biggest bookish pet peeve is when books aren’t the same height in a series. I like to have a series all the same height as it is satisfying to look at.

My response: This is actually the devils work I am sure of it! haha

Q: To finish off what is your most anticipated upcoming release?

A: I think my most anticipated upcoming release is Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff. I am super excited to see how the series ends.

My response: Well this goes to show how slack I have been with this little series on my blog! So sorry it took so long Jem! I hope you loved this one and it didn’t destroy you to much. I am still yet to get to it! Let's Chat!

Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you show Jem some love! Start a discussion in the comments below and tell me what your answers would be to some of these! Until next time happy watching and reading!

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Paperback Pals – Tika

Paperback Pals

Hello my lovelies and welcome to the first post in a new series for my blog! I am so incredibly excited for this adventure! Paperback Pals is a series where I will be interviewing some of my favourite Bookstagramers, bloggers and bookish/fandom businesses! So I hope you will love getting to know some of my favourites better and maybe even find someone new to fangirl with! ❤

So, are you ready for the first instalment in my bookish community interview series?? I am so excited for today’s interviewee! She is funny, loyal and has a killer accent! Ready or not its time to meet my dear friend Tika!!

Name: Tika MacPhee

Country: Scotland

Instagram: @mybestfriendsarefictional

Twitter: @mbfaf 

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Check out Tika’s original post here.

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A: I just wanted to share my love of reading with other like minded people. I’d been following a couple of bookstagrammers for a while and decided to bite the bullet and make my own; I think my family were probably pleased not to have their Instagram feeds clogged up with book photos after that!

My response: Aw Tika I love that you were sharing your love for books on your personals but decided to reach out to people who understood the obsession! 

Q: Since starting what has come to be your favourite thing about bookstagram?

A: Interacting with my followers and chatting with the friends I’ve made; also buddy reading!

My response: I am yet to join a buddy read yet! maybe we can do one sometime?? 

Q: What book, series or author started your obsession with reading and all things bookish?

A: I can’t remember which one I read first, but either Garth Nix’s Sabriel or Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. I’m also a first generation Potterhead, and with being 11 when it was released, I could really imagine being at Hogwarts with them all.

My Response: I can just imagine how much more magical it would have been to grow up with the characters and fell like one of them! That is really awesome!

Q: Where is your favourite place to read and why?

A: In the bath, because it’s about the only place I get peace. I only read paperbacks in the bath though don’t worry, and I’ve yet to drop one in.

My Response: hahah well I am glad you find peace somewhere! I have tried to read in the bath a few times but it just makes me too anxious that I will drop it in! 

Q: Do you have any unpopular bookish opinions? What are they?

A: Not too sure of its unpopular or not, but I don’t really enjoy any of the classics. I dnf Wuthering Heights and disliked Catcher in the Rye.

My response: I think this is unpopular with some people but I am right there with you! I am yet to completely finish one classic! 

Q: Do you have any advice to those who want to start out in the bookstagram community?

A: Interact, whether it’s with your own followers or other accounts, just put yourself out there – and try not to forget that it’s just for fun.

My response: Great advice Tika! I think being willing to get involved and communicate and make connections is really important! 

Q: To finish off what is your most anticipated upcoming release?

A: This is so hard, but I’m going to choose Call Down the Hawk. Maggie Stiefvater is my favourite author, and I can’t wait To return to The Barns and Ronan.

My response: I am yet to finish The Raven Boys series so this one wasn’t on my radar yet! Ronan was my favourite though. Let's Chat!Do you share any bookish traits with Tika? Where is your favourite place to read and why? Remember to reach out if you would like to be involved in this series! Until next time, happy watching and reading! 

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