What’s your name?
My name is Meleika (Mel-air-ee-kah) but you can all call me Mele (Mel-air) or Mel. I also go by Teen Wolf lover, girl who likes books and smart person by friends of friends.
Where in the world are you blogging from?
I wish from bed, but I’m out in the wild, outside of my bedroom (in the lounge room, scary stuff) in good old Australia in the sunny state Queensland.
How did you get into blogging in the first place?
Hitting me with some big questions first already? Well, I was first a bookstagramer. I had an account with a strong following then it go deleted. I started again, and it got deleted again. Third time, still not lucky. The fourth time I managed to maintain @theauslibrary. (YAY!) .. but then I started worrying about it being deleted so I created a blog dedicated to books. I had blogged before when I was 11, but it was set on private and it looked real bad design wise. I started blogging then because I thought it was really cool (LOL). But those are the reasons on two different accounts why I started blogging.
How did you come up with your blog name?
Guys if you’re sipping some tea right now, please swallow it pronto, don’t want you spitting it out after hearing the numerous names I had for my blog.
When I started blogging (not when I was 11, when I got into bookstagram) I names the sucker “THE EVERYTHING BLOG” because it really did have everything. Then after writing a couple reviews I renamed it “THE OFFICIAL BOOK BLOG’ *cringes* I know, I wasn’t that creative with the blog name. Then I renamed it “ENDLESS PAGES” after giving it a HUGE makeover. I’m hoping to rename it again in the future but for now Endless Pages is what I love. Endless Pages was really just a play of words and was the only blog name my mother (yeah, I trust her with my life, might as well trust her with this huh) loved out of 12 blog names I gave her, so BAM! Endless Pages was established.
What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?
I ADORE. LOVE. BREATHE. LIVE. FANTASY! Young Adult literature is my life and I always adventure into historical fiction, classics and NA literature. Spooky stuff is also fancy so I read them when possible.
What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?
Endless Discussion, Tips and Tricks, Author of the Month, Friday Feature, Ramblings (Book tours, interviews, book signings and events). Sometimes I spontaneously participate in Top Ten Tuesday. But I’m also including more things on the blog so this list isn’t really official.
Best blogging experience so far?
WHEN I MET OTHER BLOGGERS! BEST. THING. EVER! Like, you people are real and you are more amazing in real life and I just want to buy you pancakes and tea and thank you forever for existing. That and book signings (MEETING SARAH J. MAAS, CASSANDRA CLARE, C.S. PACAT AND HOLLY BLACK = AMAZING)
Favorite thing about the blogging community?
EVERYONE IS KIND. Sometimes they think I’m funny too and I never argue.
Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2016!
A Court of Mist and Fury, The Winner’s Kiss, The Crown’s Game, Ruined and AND I DARKEN
Name the 5 books you want to read this 2016 that you didn’t get to in previous years!
An Ember in the Ashes, Shadow and Bone, The Finisher, Challenger Deep, Cracked
What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read?
UNDERTOW BY MICHAEL BUCKLEY AND TIMESURFERS BY RHONDA SERMON!
Which book boy or girl would be your book BFF?
Lyric in UNDERTOW because my personality is the same as her BFF in the book.
Which book boy or girl would be your book boyfriend/girlfriend?
I HAVE TOO MANY YA’LL. Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses is fire. Jem from the Infernal Devices is such a total sweetheart. Simon from The Mortal Instruments is ADORKABLE. Beau from The Love that Split the World is heaven on earth. Minho and Newt from The Maze Runner cause they’re cheeky and funny sometimes. *The list is endless so I’ll stop here*
Who would you recruit for your apocalypse squad (5 characters max)
ARI, JANCO & YELENA (From Poison Study) and WILL and JEM (from the Infernal Devices)
Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?
I LOVE BINGE WATCHING TV SHOWS and I like taking pictures, watching K-Drama, listening to K-Pop and helping Indigenous kids achieving their dreams. I have a lot more hobbies but can’t really think of them right now.
Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?
Food. Just Food.
At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing?
I really don’t know probably Nirvana by Sam Smith or In the Grey by The Good Mad. But I also love J.Cole, Kendrick, Spawnbrezzie, Common Kings, Sammy J and so many more favorite artists.
Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book.
POISON STUDY and A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES would be a killer TV Show/Movie.
What would your dream library look like?
Like Belle’s Library but also very messy, books all over the floor, tabbed like crazy, a book nook of a small day bed with a hanging chair to the side. Light illuminates the entire room from the wall that is entirely made out of windows. Upstairs is a secret study room. This is my dream.
Author you want to meet and sit down to tea with?
Maria V. Snyder and V.E. Schwab cause just imagine the possibilities. I wouldn’t mind sitting down with Patrick Ness either! However, I think I just really want to sip some tea and eat cake with all the debut authors for 2016!!