Okay, so this summer, we’ve teamed up with other bloggers to bring you the Summer Blogger Promo Tour, hosted by the fabulous Book Bratz. And I had the pleasure of chatting with Mily (pronounced Mil-ee, so don’t you dare call her Miley) who runs The YA’s Nightstand!
Mily is 21 years old, and her blog has been around for about four months. She’s “textiles mad” (I love it) and says she’s “a little loud,” though I’m not certain she’s louder than I am. But I do love that she’s not afraid to be a little random with the guest posts she does. Oh, and she’s English, and I suddenly feel the need to add u to a number of different words. (I’m flashing back to my 11th grade British English class now. Whoa.)
So Mily is completely fantastic, and as proof, she was kind enough to play my version of Twenty Questions. (That’s bravery for you.)
1. What is your favorite color?
Green– Although, being a textile student I love colour! It’s actually why I love having all my books on display as it brings shots of colour into my room!
PS. I’m spelling it COLOUR as that’s the correct English way to spell it 😉
2. Who is your favorite band/recording artist?
M: That’s a tricky one… I don’t really have a favourite. I mean I like Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith & Ella Henderson.
However, I think my all time favourite band would have to be McFly. No matter how long it is between albums or what kind of music they do I will always be buying their records. Have been since I was 13!
3. What is your favorite movie?
I don’t have one. I mean I love the Harry Potter films and also Frozen. I adore the Michael Fassbender adaptation of Jane Eyre and Wild Target is a pretty epic feature too.
4. If you could only save 3 of your books from a fire, what would they be?
The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth.
5. What’s your favorite drink?
Volvic Lemon and Lime water
6. Where do you like to write?
Anywhere! Although I do need it to be quiet, I get distracted so easily – I’m like a 5-year-old in a toy shop!
7. If you could dine with any living author, who would it be?
J.K Rowling – for obvious reasons.
Although if you don’t know what the obvious reasons are, the main one would have to be I need to know why (spoiler alert) Fred had to die?!? I mean WHY?
8. If you could dine with any deceased author (brought back to life but not zombie-fied), who would it be?
Ha! I love that you had to clarify the non-zombieness of the author!
Ooo that’s a tricky one, I’m a fan of living authors more than the dead ones… maybe Jane Austen? Just so I can pick her brain on Mr Darcy.
9. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Book pet peeve is cliffhangers! They do my head in and I wish they would just stop! It’s not necessary and I think that if you need one to make the reader come back for book two then that says way too much about the book itself. A book should be able to work on it’s own and by giving it a cliffhanger you almost make it reliant on another book.
General pet peeves – my dad has this habit of leaving Pepsi bottles all over the house. They’re half empty with no lid on – or anywhere in sight for that matter! It drives me insane!
10. What was the last book you read?
The Seventh Miss Hatfield by Anna Caltabiano
You need to read it guys! It’s AMAZING!!! Shameless I know, but here’s my review.
11. Do you prefer hardcover books, paperbacks, or ebooks?
On my shelf, hardbacks but to read probably ebooks. I’m finding that it’s just so much easier to read from my kindle that anything else at the moment.
12. What’s your favorite food?
13. What’s your favorite holiday?
For my 5th birthday my family and I went to Disneyland Paris and it was amazing! It was also the 5th year that Disneyland had been open so they had all these massive 5 decorations, including a big old badge on the Castle… I thought it was all for me.
14. If you could spend a month anywhere in the world with all expenses paid, where would you go?
Italy! I want to go to Florence, Rome, Venice and all the other little gems that country has hidden away.
15. Which do you prefer: Divergent or Hunger Games?
Divergent! I enjoyed The Hunger Games but I found that the other two books in the series were a let down! Unlike Divergent that kept going strong right until the end!!!
16. How many pillows do you sleep with?
A slightly stalker-ish question but I’ll go with it.
2. Although they’re double stuffed so I guess that’s 4 😉
17. Do prefer writing with pencils or pens?
18. What’s your favorite flavor of gum?
I don’t chew gum – braces!
19. Do prefer series books or stand-alones?
If a series is done right then I’d say series. Although I think you have to have a cut off point on how many books you have. For instance, the Morganville Vampires – great books but 15 is just way too many!
20. Who is your favorite author?
J.K Rowling! Although I love Giovanna Fletcher and also Stephanie Perkins.
See? She’s such a great sport and even put up with my random question about pillows.
Now go show Mily some love and check out The YA’s Nightstand. (Subscribe to it, even. You won’t be sorry.)