I talk about my blogging “friends” in the same sort of way that I talk about my real friends. All my readers could be catfishing me and I’d never know. When I met Lindsay from Smells Like Sunshine in person for the first time, I thought there was every chance that she might be a murderer. (I’m kidding guys, Lindsay is lovely and I wish you all could meet her.) Every once in awhile you are introduced to a blogger that you wish you knew in real life, besides just over the internet. Allison at AllisonLeighann is one of those ladies for me. Besides our shared love for all things Harry Potter, we also share a love for books, tattoos and similar taste in clothing.
In hopes that you all will get to know (and love) her as well, please take a read of this little Q&A session that we did together, as she is this month’s featured sponsor! And if you make it to the end of this Q&A session, you might see a photograph of one of the world’s best costumes….
(How can you not love this lady already?)
1. What motivated you to start blogging?
I just sat down one day and realized that I read so many that it was time to start my own! I also wanted somewhere to keep my memories aside from a handwritten journal that I could lose.
2. What inspires you personally?
People who go after what they want. Optimistic people. Kind people. Carly from CollegePrepster is a good example.
3. What’s your favorite song at the moment?
OMG. That is so difficult to say. Either Slow Down Baby by Christina Aguilera or Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood
4. Personally, I love your tattoos. Do you have any more planned for the immediate future?
Well, I have six. One day I’ll update the tattoo page on my blog, but that’ll be awhile. However, I want to eventually fill my back with windblown flowers and quotes that I love. It’ll take a good bit though because I’ve got to have the money first!
5. You’re a really avid reader. What’s the one book you could read over and over again?
This is disregarding Harry Potter, haha.
For a series – The Morganville Vampires. They’re super easy to read and I’m normally not a huge vampire book fan, but I just LOVE them. Claire is my hero and Myrnin really needs to make his move before Shane asks her to marry him. But that rant is for another day. Haha.
For a stand alone book – The Thirteenth Tale. This one is a bit more difficult to get through. You have to soak in so much information that you can’t just fly through. It starts a little slow, but I LOVE it. So much.
My absolute favorite book – Looking for Alaska. Everyone above the age of 13 should read it.
Sorry. I know that was one question that I just made into three. I REALLY love reading!
6. Now that your junior year is winding down what are you most excited about for next year?
Being done! No, but seriously. I’m excited about grad school prospects, getting closer to the “real world” and the option of traveling. But I’m also terrified of all these things so I don’t know if they count.
7. What’s the one thing that really surprised you about blogging?
The beautiful network of kind people. I happened upon a blogging network a few months ago that has truly changed my life. These girls have helped me with blogging, my honors project, and have encouraged me when I thought I was going to fail out of classes. I love it. And I love them.
8.Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully done with grad school in Stirling and living in NYC for a year or two. Preferably with an editing job for a publishing company or magazine.
9. What’s your all time favorite moment in Harry Potter?
For the books – The Snape flashback. I love Snape. He and Draco are my favorite characters and it’s heartbreaking and yet beautiful to see what’s really going on in his head and life.
For the movies – The scene they threw in for all of us Harry/Hermione shippers. I always wanted them to end up together (and apparently JKR did too once all was said and done), and the scene of them dancing in Deathly Hallows after Ron walked out was nowhere in the books. It was like our one scene that we could see what could’ve been. Also, Daniel and Emma have SO much more chemistry than Emma and Rupert. For real.
Look at that fabulous Bellatrix Lestrange costume. Allison wins for this!
10. What’s your favorite form of social media (instagram, twitter, pinterest, etc)?
Twitter. I am all about some twitter.