ICYMI Bookstagram Interview: April Soller (@abnormalsquid)!

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Name: April
Age: 22
Birthday: September 15
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 INTERVIEW QUESTIONS:
-How far ahead do you plan your posts?
    I usually don’t plan too far ahead for posts, unless there’s an upcoming release that I’m excited about. I like just arranging things when the mood strikes and going from there, finding what books to feature and finding props that go with the theme or appearance of the books. 
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-Do you have any advice for an aspiring bookstagrammer?
     Have fun with your account. You don’t need to have a certain theme or try to do the same looks as other bookstagram accounts. Don’t get bummed if you don’t get a lot of followers at first, or for awhile. Before my account was a bookstagram account, I posted makeup, books, and Star Wars pictures (until books fully took over). I was at less than 300 followers for years, but that was okay because I made so many cool friends who I wouldn’t have met otherwise.
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-Where did your love for books/writing come from?
    I grew up with it. I think it started because my mom always read to me when I was a baby and as I grew up, and books were always my favorite escape. There hasn’t been a time in my life when I haven’t loved reading. 
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-Have you gone to a book event? How many? / -What book event that you have attended was your favorite? Why?
    I’ve gone to so many over the years. Most recently was BookCon in Chicago this past May (which was absolutely amazing), but my favorites will always be the Harry Potter events that Barnes & Noble held the night that a new HP book was to be released. My best friend at the time and I sugared up with Starbucks coffee and just loved being our dorky Potter-obsessed selves with other people who had the same love.

FUN FACTS:
 
-How many books do you own?
   Last time I counted, over 700. It fluctuates a good amount so I’m not too sure. I’ve kept a lot of my childhood books, in addition to accumulating many books over the years, so it has added up a solid amount. 
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-What is your favorite hobby besides reading?
    I love to paint and knit, and I also love doing my makeup. 
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-Who is your favorite Disney princess? Why?
    Belle, because she showed me that I wasn’t alone when I was little. She was strange and loved to read, and that’s how I’ve always been. 
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-Who is your most owned author?
    Stephen King. One can never have too many different editions of the same book (especially if they were found at the thrift store for a great price!). 

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