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!
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
Hikari’s account is amazing!
Recently I have been obsessed with @novelandfolk
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).
Gothic Photography Accounts
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.
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?
Top five books right now!
I have to split this up into Adult Fiction and Young 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
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
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!
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.
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.
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4 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Jena: Meet Milana!”
Milana is the bestest! We should plan a joint trip to Canada and all drink coffee and read together 😀
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I have 2 rooms! Ready for you!
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Dude I could totally do that. I can work remotely hahaha
You are the best Jena! This made my day 💜