Hello, everyone~ How are you?
Today we are interviewing the fantastical @wonderstruckpages- AKA Christina~
Today’s interview will be sightly different than most of my other interviews, as this interview will have a stark theme, other than the obvious book theme. I won’t spoil it yet, as you will find the theme of this interview when it begins. For now, I would like to shoutout this wonderful Bookstagrammer as their content is not only so peaceful to look out and so pretty! They deserve all the recognition and support they can get, so go check them out~
That’s all for now, read on~
“My name is Christina and I was born and raised in Southern California and have lived in Los Angeles all my life. I work as a technical writer but my free time consists of watching Netflix, cooking, gym and reading books.
I started book Instagram because I recently got back into reading again and I had so many thoughts and opinions I wanted to share with other people that had read the same book, or find more books I wouldn’t have otherwise picked up before.”
Before we begin, I’d like to personally thank you for giving me this opportunity to not only get to know you as a person but as Bookstagrammer! For these questions, we will be having a selective book theme for this interview, and for this, I have chosen ‘Apocalypse’. Let’s begin!
1. Suddenly, you’re pulled into a dystopian novel- which novel are you pulled into, and why that novel?
I would say- The Giver by Lois Lowry because I think it would interesting to be in the place of Jonas and be able to inherit the position of Receiver of Memory and draw upon the wisdom gained from history- to aid the community’s decision-making and learning all over to deal with emotions whether good or bad in a society of sameness.
2. Oh no! All your books are on fire and you can only save three- which books are you going to save and why?
If I could save only 3 books from a fire, I would save ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ because it was the first book that I loved and owned. It made me the big reader I am today.
I would also save ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley because I truly love gothic literature and what she did is so admirable. She’s one of my favourite authors. And lastly, I would save ‘Stalking Jack The Ripper’ by Kerri Maniscalco because the female character is such a badass female that wields a scalpel and has interesting adventures.
3. You’re hiding out in the wilderness, and you only have your books to burn for light- name three books to burn and why?
If I needed to burn 3 books, I would burn ‘Credence’ by Penelope Douglas because that book was just an emotional mess and filled with tons of sexist comments and toxic alpha male love interest. I would also burn ‘Solitaire’ by Alice Oseman because that book was meant to be a coming of age book but it was just Tumblr-Wattpad at its worst. Lastly, I would burn Lolita by Vladimir Navokov because that male character was just a creepy child lover.
4. The night is ever-present, the sun rises no more and supernatural beings walk the earth- which supernatural beings do you choose to walk the earth based on a novel, and why do you choose these beings?
I would love to walk the earth with The Darkling from Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo. His supernatural powers are dark and evil but I think it would such an interesting concept to walk the earth as his dark companion and be able to do dark magic and he’s my favourite villain.
5. You’re in a battle, and you’re being attacked- name a character from a novel, who is your assailant and why do you choose them?
If I was in battle and I had to choose my assailant then I would choose Jaskier/Dandelion from The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski because he is a bard that harms no one and feel like whatever quarrel I had with him wouldn’t be dangerous. The most I would have to battle him is playing the lute or singing, and I feel like I would do better than that than at combat.
6. You have to escape!- which character from a novel would you choose to escape with and why you choose them.
I had any character to escape with, I would choose Yennefer of Vengerberg from ‘Blood of Elves’ by Andrzej Sapkowski because she is a powerful mage and can use portals and she would be so useful with her magic and potions if we were ever in trouble.
7. The ground is cold… your body lay sagged and exhausted, but you did it. You survived alongside your depleted allies- name three characters from any novels that survived alongside you, and why you choose them.
If I survived and the three characters along with me, I would pick Geralt of Rivia because he’s a Witcher and can fight and knows his way around the continent and each creature. Yennefer of Vengerberg because her magic and potions would be always so helpful and Audrey Rose Wadsworth from Stalking Jack The Ripper because she is a mastermind with reading and doing postmortem.
Thank you so much for allowing me to interview you, it has been such a pleasure!
Thank you all so much for reading, it was such a delight getting to know Christina. As always I just love doing this because I get to know the community of Bookstagrammers and befriending so many like-minded individuals.
For now, I will end this post with saying if you enjoyed this apocalypse book theme interview, you should comment down below to let me know. If you don’t want to comment there, you can go to my Instagram or my Twitter, which will also be down below! I’ll see you next time, my bookish nerds x