Tuesdays with Jena: Meet Milana!

Oh glorious Tuesday! We all survived stabby Monday, which is fantastic news, but this is the first Tuesday in October, a month that demands all things spooky and creepy and full of gory fabulousness!

And the account I’m featuring today is full of fall vibes ALL YEAR LONG!!! You seriously have to love that! And I do mean seriously. It’s the law. You have to.

She’s created an ambience that makes you long for nothing but curling up in front of a fire with a warm cup of whatever spirits take your whimsy. And her taste in books is TO DIE FOR. If you don’t love her yet, you soon will! Say hello to Milana AKA @acouplereads!

 

fullsizeoutput_1a92

Not only is her account just full of the best aesthetics, she is the kindest, sweetest person to chat with! And not just about books, although, get ready for some serious convo about all things fictional. But she is awesome and supportive about all things life. Which, really, is what making friends (like IRL friends) is all about.

Someday I will find my way to the friendly Northern neighbor, yup, that’s right, I’m looking at you Canada, and we will scream and jump and act like maniacs in front of a cafe or bookstore. Or both. Or maybe not. Maybe we’ll just be civilized humans and hug using our inside voices. The point is, it will be MAGICAL!!!

Until then, wrap yourself in your favorite flannel and cozy up for our chat!

When did you start your Bookstagram account?

I started my account back in April 2016 (wow it’s been 2 and a half years!)

Why do you bookstagram?

I love talking about books and especially seeing other people’s reactions when they read a book I’ve recommended. I’ve always been interested in trying photography so this is also a way to dip my toes into that hobby.

What’s your favorite bookstagram account?

I started my account because of @foldedpagesdistillery

fullsizeoutput_1aa4

Hikari’s account is amazing!

Recently I have been obsessed with @novelandfolk

fullsizeoutput_1aa6

@mybookishbones

fullsizeoutput_1aa5

I love their vibesss.

I am loving their vibes too! How about a favorite non bookstagram account?

Are you ready? I have A LOT. I’ve split them up into type of accounts (haha).

Plant Accounts

@botanicalwomen

fullsizeoutput_1a93

@plantenstudio

fullsizeoutput_1a94

@jamies_jungle

fullsizeoutput_1a95

@thepottedjungle

fullsizeoutput_1a96

Cosplay Accounts

@fellandfair

fullsizeoutput_1a97

@sagosystrar

fullsizeoutput_1a98

@lighting_cosplay

fullsizeoutput_1a99

@natalia_lefay

fullsizeoutput_1a9a

Gothic Photography Accounts

@midwintercrone

fullsizeoutput_1a9b

@vlinderwitch

fullsizeoutput_1a9c

@mitt.winter

fullsizeoutput_1a9d

Art Accounts

@ericawexler

fullsizeoutput_1a9e

@irenhorrors

fullsizeoutput_1a9f

@katyjadedobson

fullsizeoutput_1aa0

Holy smokes girl! You weren’t kidding 😂 But, wow, I found some new faves too! Okay, back to you. Theme or no theme?

I guess my theme is… foliage and books!

Is there a favorite photo on your account?

I would say my favourite was the re-creation of the @canterburyroadco candle label. It’s a series of three.

IMG_0212

IMG_0214

IMG_0215

Why is it your favorite?

I spent a long time setting it up and absolutely loved taking all the photos. It was my most creative process!

What do you do when you’re not on the Internet?

I swim! 2-3x a week. I also hit the gym 3-4x a week.

Do have any hobbies?

Reading…swimming…do I even have any other hobbies?

Where is your favorite place to read?

Coffee shops! I love going to coffee shops to read. Also my bed.

I know, this is like asking if you have a favorite child…. but… what’s your favorite genre?

Fantasy always.

fullsizeoutput_1aa3

Top five books right now!

I have to split this up into Adult Fiction and Young Adult fiction.

Adult Fiction

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

All Systems Red by Martha Wells

The Half Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker

October Daye series by Seanan McGuire

Young Adult

Sky In The Deep by Adrienne Young

Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Open Mic Night At Westminster Cemetery by Mary Amato

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Ebooks, audiobooks, paperback or hardcover? Rank them for me.

Reading à paperback, ebook, hardcover, audiobook

Collecting à hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook

fullsizeoutput_1aa2

Let’s get scandalous. Where do you fall on the great book boyfriend debate? For or against?

Tybalt forever ❤ (please go read October Daye if you have not met Tybalt)

Is there a book that represents your life?

I don’t think I have one. I’d love to think one is out there.

Do you have a blog?

I do! I recently moved to www.acouplereads.com and I love it! Blogging is hard work and time consuming but I really enjoy it! Hey, I guess that’s my other hobby..

When did you start blogging?

I started blogging the same week I started bookstagram I figured why not start both at the same time. My first review was Uprooted or Sleeping Giants, they both happened that same week.

What’s your favorite blog post?

I mostly do reviews but I really love posting about the Indigo Teen Staff Picks!

fullsizeoutput_1aa1

Tell me some of your favorite blogs?

I don’t have any favourites yet but I am searching!

Before I let you go, I have one more incendiary question… What’s your favorite reading snack?

Water! I actually don’t read while I eat.

IMG_0216

There you have it! Magical. Cozy. Total fall vibes. And isn’t she a babe??? If you don’t already follow her, please give her a visit, @acouplereads, and give her some hearts. This is one account you’ll swoon for daily.

I’ll be back next week! Until then, stay stabby, stay spooky, and embrace the darkness of all things Halloween.

Want to be featured? Follow me on Instagram @jenabrownwrites, and send me a DM!

4 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Jena: Meet Milana!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s