Hey everyone! I hope you have had an awesome week!
Today I am bringing to you another blogger interview of non other than May from Forever and Everly!
May (the Mango Queen) is a hardcore bookworm, furious writer, and passionate fangirl. She blogs at Forever and Everly and uses ALL CAPS (and parentheses) and question marks??? She's also a dancer and music lover at heart, and she loves to talk with her friends and family (but gets flustered with anyone else). Hamilton is her obsession, along with mangoes.
Now on to the Q&A!
When did you start blogging, and what inspired you to do so?
I started blogging on January 22, 2017! (This is one thing that I can actually remember.) I'd always liked the thought of having a blog, and even started some (really bad) ones with my friends. But it wasn't until I saw my friend April's blog (discontinued now) that made me REALLY want to start a blog! And I won't mention how nervous I was to ask my mom because it was ridiculous.
Is there a book/series that got you into reading? If so, what book?
I've always loved reading, since I started. Some series I remember reading a lot as a youngin were Junie B. Jones, Cam Jansen, and Rainbow Magic Fairies (I think that's the name???). But the one series that got me into fantasy and opened even more worlds of reading was Percy Jackson and the Olympians. DUDE. I CALL IT MY CHILDHOOD SERIES (even though it's not really) BECAUSE IT WAS EVERYTHING TO ME. It still is. I need to reread it. ❤
What is one book that you would recommend to anyone, reader, or not?
PJO. >:) Okay, fine, Harry Potter. I think that Harry Potter has a lot of good messages AND it's just a classic that you HAVE to read.
Do you have any auto-buy authors?
I think the question is: WHO DOESN'T??? Rick Riordan is definitely one, along with Marie Lu. And also JK Rowling. I still need to read ALL other books by my other favorite authors (Leigh Bardugo, Marissa Meyer, and VE Schwab) to know if I will like ALL of their books.
What was the last book you added to your Goodreads TBR, and why did it spark your interest?
The last book I added to my Goodreads TBR was Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman. I was looking at my bookshelf and my eyes snagged on Scythe, then I remembered, THERE'S A SEQUEL COMING OUT AND I NEED IT. (Scythe was AMAZING, if you couldn't tell.)
Do you prefer physical books or e-books?
PHYSICAL! I've actually never read an eBook. *GASP* Oh wait, I just realized I did. DARN IT I WANTED TO BE SPECIAL. But anyways, physical books for life! It's like… the classic. Plus you MUST hold the book in your hands in real life and feel the cover and pages and EVERYTHING. And smell that BEAUTIFUL MUSTY BOOK SMELL.
Do you have a favourite genre? Why do you like it so much? Can you give me a book recommendation from that genre?
FANTASY!!! I've been getting into contemporary, and I think it's my next favorite genre, but like FANTASY. *heart eyes* I wrote a whole post debating which genre was more beneficial, along with why I liked fantasy better. I think that it's just… something about escaping to a new world. I read to escape my problems, and problems in contemporaries are too similar to mine. #oops
A rec for fantasy… basically books from my favorite authors??? PJO and all of Rick's novels, HP, The Young Elites, Six of Crows, Shades of Magic, and… the Lunar Chronicles (which isn't really fantasy??? XD).
What is the next book you're planning on reading, and why?
I'm reading This Savage Song right now, but I'm planning to read Wink Poppy Midnight next. 1) It's due at my library soon soooo XD and 2) I checked this book out a long time ago but never READ IT — but then I heard good reviews on it and I thought, Why not? I'm a follower. Not a leader. I'm sorry to disappoint.
What hobbies do you have other than reading?
First and foremost, writing! I LOVE LOVE writing, and it's one of my biggest passions. I'm editing a novel for a writing contest right now and also planning a novel for Camp NaNoWriMo (to outline). I'm also a dancer! I can't say I'm AMAZING at it, but I think it's safe to say I'm at least good. I also blog. It's a very secretive fact. Only 500 or so people know this. DON'T TELL ANYONE.
Other hobbies include: EATING, fangirling, talking to friends and only friends (and family — anyone else and I die internally), playing piano, and mangoes. Give me the mangoes.
If you could have dinner with any book character, who would you choose, and where would you eat?
JUST ONE??? :'( Um… I'd probably choose… DARN IT ANYONE I TALK WITH WILL THINK I'M SO WEIRD. Probably not any of the HP characters because they're all grown up now eek, nor any of the PJO characters because I'd hate myself if they didn't like me. I'm having an existential crisis here, Emma. Why did you make me do this???
OKAY. Let's go with Cress from The Lunar Chronicles because she's just as awkward as me, having had NO social interaction before. (Also Thorne and the others might be there too so #winning.) We'd eat on the Rampion because that's where she lives. I think. Also because I want to steal the Rampion for myself. AND WE'D EAT MANGOES OF COURSE.
That is it for this interview! I hope you guys had a fun time learning about a fellow book blogger, May, and make sure to check out her blog!
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