BOOKWORM INTERVIEW 8: With Anika May (Content Creator & Book Blogger)




Eiyo dearies,

Welcome back to the Fadima Mooneira Bookworm Interview series. For this episode, I interviewed Anika May. Anika May is a content creator and book blogger from Yorkshire, UK. I am grateful that I got the chance to interviewed Anika. Anika's blog Chapters Of May is one of my current favorite reads. Anika shares reviews of interesting books on her blog. Most of Anika's reviews make me want to read all the books that she reads.

Ok, so let's not waste time and carry on with the interview. We shall begin with Anika's profile...


ANIKA MAY'S PROFILE

The lovely Anika May ^_^

Name: Anika

Occupation: Content creator

Short bio: 
I’m a 20-something blogger and creator with a slight addiction to buying books even though I still have plenty to read at home. My blog is my own little corner of the internet to share my love of books, photography, and all things cozy.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS (Click on each link):


Instagram: @chaptersofmay


Pinterest: @chaptersofmay

THE INTERVIEW

1) When did you first start reading for pleasure?
I have been reading for as long as I can remember. There are photos of me as a 2-year-old carrying a book around, so I’ve been reading for pleasure as long as I’ve been able to read.

2) That's cool. So what is the first book/novel you read? 
I had the Winnie-the-Pooh collection as a kid, so they would have been the first books I read. But the first one I remember having an impact was Matilda by Roald Dahl.




3) Oh....that's a cool one. So what genre do you read?
I read contemporary, romance, literary, and women's fiction the most.

4) Do you judge a book by its cover?
Absolutely! It’s hard not to. However, the cover isn’t a determining factor on whether or not I’ll read the book.

5) What is your all-time favorite book/novel and why? Do you repeat reading it?
I have two. My favorite classic is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. And my favorite contemporary is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I have reread The Great Gatsby many times, but The Midnight Library is a newer favorite so I have only read it once.






6) Wow....these books look like an interesting read. So would you recommend your favorite books to other bookworms?
Totally! They’re both amazing reads.

7) Ok, so I'm going to add these two books to my reading list ^_^ So who is your favorite author?
I have a few: Angie Thomas, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Candice Carty-Williams, Jojo Moyes, Fredrik Backman, George Orwell, and Malorie Blackman.

8) What ambiance do you prefer for reading?
I like anything quiet and cozy. That usually means at home, curled up, with a cup of tea.

9) How’s the reading culture in your country?
I live in the UK, so the reading culture is good as the majority of the most popular books are in English and there’s a wide variety of genres readily available. It’s common to see people reading in public, shopping for books, or buying e-readers.

10) Auwww.....I'm happy to hear that. So do you have any ideas on how to improve the reading culture in your country?
There’s a lack of diversity for sure. Reading is a primary form of education, but many people limit themselves to characters and stories they relate to. If people were willing to pick up just one book by an author they wouldn’t normally consider, they could gain a whole new point of view and learn something new. Also, a huge number of public libraries in the UK have been neglected, which is sad to see. As a kid, I relied on my local library and the free card. There would need to a boost in funding for the smaller libraries to be refreshed and updated.


Thank you for participating in this interview, Anika. It's lovely to have you here. Ok, so these are all the questions I have. Again, thank you for sharing your knowledge of books, opinions on the reading culture in your country. All the best in your career and future.

To those, who are interested to participate in this bookworm interview, pls feel free to read the advertisements below...







All you need to do is email me your answers, profile, profile picture to fadimamooneira@yahoo.com

That's all. Thank you for reading this interview and post.


XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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Comments

  1. I absolutely love Anika's blog. Her book reviews are amazing but her photography is out of this world too! Great interview :) x

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  2. I adore Anika's blog, it is a place of such comfort and I feel like I can get lost in it. She's an inspiring writer x

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  3. I have read through The Great Gatsby many, many times as well, It's such a great classic - I know that I'll be pulling it out to enjoy it again in the near future. Reading this, I also feel like I should reread Matilda. It had a big impact on my childhood as well, and I haven't read it in FAR too long.

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    1. Ohhh.......sounds like The Great Gatsby is a good read. I haven't read it yet. I should read it too one day.

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  4. I love Anika's blog, her reviews are always so thoughtful and I've discovered a lot of books for my wishlist thanks to her! And to echo another comment, yes, her photography is just GORGEOUS! x

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    1. Same here. Reading Anika’s book review makes me wanna read all the books she have read. I just bought Where The Crawdads Sing and will read it soon. All thanx to Anika.

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  5. The Great Gatsby is also my favorite book! It's one of the first classics I read in school that I fell in love with. I will have to check out the midnight library now!

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    1. Now I just at Midnight Library in my reading list.

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  6. Great interview. I used to love Roald Dahl books when I was younger too.

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  7. Great interview. i read all words by words very carefully to feel the excitement during the interview. i think i should try to read the 2 great books that Anika love the most!

    Btw, i love books. very much! of course love reading also not just the books.heheh

    for the time being my genre of reading is parenting/motivation books.

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  8. Great interview. And i love Anika's blog.The photography absolutely stunning and fall in love with it :)

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  9. Oh this is such a nice programme u make, lovely to meet and get to know other bookworms! I love The Great Gatsby too 👍🏻

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    1. Wah! I must read that novel soon 😅 Suddenly I felt so left out .

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  10. Nicely written and shared. With your platform, you get to interact with fellow readers from all corners of the world

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    1. Twitter help Rawlins. Join communities on Twitter. You’ll be able to networking with international bloggers.

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  11. 1 think about you yang i paling suka iaitu u rajin nak interview orang hahha..seriously i paling malas bab2 tu..keep it up ur good job ye!

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    1. Interviews is one of the good ways to make your page views grow and help other bloggers grow. It's about supporting each other. Btw, this interview is only conducted by email. Easy.

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  12. Great Interview! It's good to see writers supporting each other!

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  13. Bookworm Interview. Baguslah segmen yg u buat ni. Mesti ulat buku yg lain pun suka kan?

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  14. Ooo dia memang stay di UK yaa? Mesti library sana bestkan kalau nak membaca dan mencari buku. Best juga bila you share begini, dapat gak bertukar-tukar idea dan gaya pembacaan mereka..good job..

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    1. Yep, even bookstore kat sane pun best2. I kalo masuk Waterstone trus rasa nak berkampung kat sana.

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  15. saya suka baca novel melayu so tak tau sangat pasal book content creator luar ni. menarik juga segmen yg awak buat ni :)

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    1. Say a baca both. English and Bahasa Malaysia. I wanna be good at both languages.

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  16. I love Anika's blog - and that you've chosen to spotlight her. It gives us a chance to get to know her better!

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    1. I’m a fan of Anika too. That's why I chose her for this Bookworm Interview episode.

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    1. Thank you for this very short comment. Sepatut nyer 10 perkataan tau......

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  18. So impressed with these great people 🤩. Hope to be like them someday

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  19. I can totally relate to her 'addiction'. I think I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to books ��

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  20. Love your entries so much.. This is the platform where you gather the world's bookworm together and share their addiction, place we discover good books too...

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  21. Such a good interview. Let's encourage people to read books and gain knowledge. Keep the good work babe

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  22. I love Ankias blog, she has such great content! Great interview!

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    1. Me too. Her blog is a always cozy-awesome ❤️❤️❤️

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  23. I know Anika May and i really love with her blog after I know her from my friend too.. Btw its such a nice interview and can make for those are bookworm read more..

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  24. I love Anika's blog. I really enjoy reading these interviews because it gives you a chance to learn more about the blogger too.

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  25. The great gatsby is a book I’ve always intended to read, but never got round to. I will do one day!

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    1. Same here. I’ve been planning to read The Great Gatsby for a long time. But till now I still haven't got a chance to read it. Such a shame.

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  26. loving this interview blog content like this.. at least I can broaden my knowledge and get to know great people in the blogging world. thanks

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  27. Thank you so much for having me! :)

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

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    1. Welcome Hunny. Thank you for participating too ❤️❤️❤️

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  28. Love her favorite authors list! Must add the missing ones to my own...

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  29. I'm so glad I read this interview. Sounds like I need to read The Midnight Library right away. What a great premise!

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    1. Me too. But I have to read Where The Crawdads Sing first.

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  30. Hi Anika salam kenalan moga kita boleh saling bertukar idea dan pendapat dalam penulisan hehehehe kita ni pun baru nak belajar....

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    1. Amboi.......sweet nyer Maha. Write in English la bro. Anika is British.

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  31. I love her answers! The Great Gatsby is my all time favorite too xx

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    1. Wow.......i need to remind myself to buy The Great Gatsby for my next trip to the book store.

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  32. Although most books are available in English, I wouldn't say the UK is a big on reading books as a whole

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  33. Great post and interview! I love her answers and relate very much to her content. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I love the interview format! It's nice to get to know other bloggers in a different way.thank you!

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  35. I love Anika's blog so it was really cool to learn a bit more about her through your interview series! Will definitely be keeping an eye out for more of these, I love spotlights on bookish creators. :)

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  36. This is such an amazing interview! Definitely going to add Anika's blog to my read list!

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  37. I love reading interviews, this was really interesting! I also love to be cosy with a good book.

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