Name: Nicole K
Birthday: August 16
-What is the meaning behind your username?
I changed my username recently because I was getting tired of my old one (which was @booksandstarlight). I thought I grew out the old one so I changed it to something that has a bigger meaning to me these days. I’ve been a fan of Sarah J Maas for a while now, and her character, Manon Blackbeak grew on me pretty quickly. She’s someone I aspire to be but I feel like she’s a lot like me too. So that’s why I chose @blackbeakbooks to be me, because I feel this the closest to me.
-What are your plans for your account’s future?
I’d love it to grow a lot bigger and my main goal is to inspire Hungarian bookstagrammers. Sadly, the bookstagram scene here is quite poor and I’d love to help evolve it. I’d also love to collaborate businesses and other bookstagrammers.
-Do you have a photo taking routine?
Since I don’t take most of my photos at home, I need to plan a day to spend at this part where I take them. First, I choose 10-12 books to take with myself (which I have to tell you is HARD to lunge around ), then I’ll walk around the park and think about what would look good. Plus I need to look out that there aren’t any (or many) people around me so I don’t get funny looks. I usually spend 2-3 hours there and take pictures for a few weeks in advance because I don’t really have much time to go out. Then I go home, and spend a couple hours choosing out the best ones, editing them and planning out in which order to post.
-Any new favorite authors?
This year, I met some FANTASTIC new (or new to me) authors, some I already read books from and some that I will very soon (when they arrive actually). I usually have favorite authors who not only are good writers but also awesome people to. So some of them are Nicole Castroman, Elliot Wake, Rosalyn Eves and Victoria Schwab.
-Who are your top 5 fictional book girlfriends/boyfriends, why?
1) Manon Blackbeak (Throne of Glass series), all around badass but an actual softie
2) Cameron Hamilton (Wait for You), he’s the best guy ever. You need to read about him to understand.
3) Rhysand (ACOTAR series), ultimate feminist, protector of his people and just….ugh, he’s too perfect
4) Ronan Lynch (The Raven Cycle), I don’t think this needs an explanation. He’s just so complex, I can barely comprehend
5) Aelin Galathynius (Throne of Glass series), I wanted another girl, but she is just too good. The perfect mix of sass, arrogance, protectiveness, sensitivity and cruelness.
Sorry, it’s dominated by SJM.
-Where are you from?
I’m from Narnia, which can be accessed through a wardrobe…. No, actually I am from Hungary, which is in Central Europe. If you think it’s good or nice or anything, it’s not, believe me.
-What is your favorite season?
Autumn!!! I just love the weather, the colors, the rain, everything in it and I cannot wait for summer to finally be over!
Hmm, this is hard. I think it was either Orlando Bloom, Brad Pitt or Daniel Radcliffe. My early teens were so so long ago.