It’s a Tuesday, that for some people, feels like a Monday. Which is pretty much the worst. But I bring happy relief from the drudgery that is this pseudo-Monday!!!
One of the best things about books, is meeting other people who have been wooed by the same books that have found their way into your heart. That’s exactly how I met our next #bookstagrammer, Kara (that’s car-a, so you don’t pronounce it wrong for a year like someone on this blog, not naming names). You may also know her as @so_chaotic.
Our mutual love for all things Red Rising is the reason we started talking. Love of books, bookish things, and the color black, are the reasons we became such good friends! Okay, so it was more than just that. I mean, we both have a soft spot for villains. Wednesday Addams is our spirit animal. Coffee is our life. And we both throw Red Rising at anyone and everyone we meet. Or talk to. Or glance at on the street.
You get the point. We are fangirls to the extreme and will spend hours obsessing over which edition to buy and WHY DOES THE UK ALWAYS HAVE SUCH GORGEOUS EDITIONS??? Ugh.
If all of that isn’t reason enough to give her a visit, she’s always taking her books, well, and her kids, but really her books, on adventures. And I love her creative DIY projects! She’s always doing something clever. She brings all the bookish goodies to her account, and if you ever need someone to encourage your online shopping habits, Kara is your enabler. I mean, friend. Seriously though, she is awesome to chat with and has a lovely account.
So grab your coffee, give your Red Rising merch a hug, and let’s get to dishing!
When did you start your Bookstagram account?
August 4, 2014 it’s pretty much crap at that point. It was a personal account that ended up being mostly about books. I followed the white rabbit of hashtag and for #bookstagram and I never went back.
Why do you bookstagram?
I bookstagram because I love the community. All of my friends have me-they call me the dealer ha!- I read and recommend for them. I needed a me for myself and the community does that. I realize that sounds incredibly self absorbed. I’ve made so many friends from this. There’s no way I could give up the community.
Favorite bookstagram account?
No way dude. Uh uh! Not gonna do it.
Favorite non bookstagram account?
Currently a local breeder who had a litter of English cream retrievers. PUPPIES!!!!
You can’t tell me there’s puppies and then not tell me where! NAME THIS ACCOUNT!!!
ERMIGOD!!! I LOVE THEM!!! Sorry about that, I wasn’t quite prepared for that level of cute. Where were we? Oh, right, theme or no theme?
No theme. I just don’t have it in me. My life is chaos, and I love that busy, rapidly changing way of life. So no theme. I would get bored.
Favorite photo on your account?
Can’t do it. I’m often fond of fanning pages…
I love fanned pages too! Why is it your favorite?
It’s so inviting!
What do you do when you’re not on the Internet?
Read, chores, tickle my two year old. She has the best laugh. I also do make time to get out with the girls!
Besides reading? Haha I love a diy project. Specially if it involves painting.
Favorite place to read?
Still working on that.. I want to make a nest for myself and I’ll have a hammock too! I enjoy reading outside. Or wherever there’s a cup of coffee close by.
Response loading…. looking at my shelves you’d assume fantasy. But honestly I adore a solid end of the world read.
Top five books right now!
Uh… like of all time or the year? Ok let’s see…
- the Guernsey potato peel pie and literary society by Mary Ann Shaffer
- Illuminae files Kaufman and Kristoff
- Red rising series by pierce brown
- Strange the dreamer by llaini Taylor
- Children of blood and bone. By Tomi Adeyemi
- Til We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis Favorite book ever
- Havah by Tosca Lee
Ebooks, audiobooks, paperback or hardcover? Rank them for me.
- Floppy paperback
- Ebook -no hating. They’re terribly convenient
- Audiobook-I never get to use these!
Book boyfriends? For or against?
Mostly against. But I do have favorite male characters
Nope. Not here, lady. Name him. At least one!
Seriously. You’re not getting out of this that easily. Spill it.
Okay! Max Jacob from Nightshade (Discarded Heroes #1) by @roniekendig
What book represents your life?
Any book about coffee.
Go-to coffee drink right now!
Drip coffee at home. Half and half, sugar. ORRRR iced caramel macchiato with an extra shot.
Do you have a blog?
Yes I do but I never use it. Oops. But its hanging out on the internet, www.karapeck.wordpress.com
When did you start blogging?
Hmm maybe 2015? When I decided to become a reviewer
Favorite blog post?
The first arc from netgalley was The Legend of Sheba by Tosca Lee. I absolutely adore her and her work. *i should put Havah on that list!* I don’t know if my post was the best post ever, but it holds a special place in my heart.
Favorite reading snack?
Mmmm coffee haha the less messy ones. Reese’s pieces, licorice, and things like that. I have a sweet tooth. So it’s usually sweet or chips.
Did I mention she also does killer smoke photos? Well, she does.
I hope you loved chatting with Kara today! Head over to her account, @so_chaotic and give her all the hearts!
Stay tuned next week, when we’ll be chatting with yet another beautiful lady behind a beautiful account. And boy, does she get ALL THE BOOKS!!!
Happy Tuesday loves!