Undersea Spotlight: Kaina at These Flying Pages

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Meet Kaina!

Well my name is KAINA pronounced like Karina but without the R. I’m 13 (going to be 14 in April!) I’m a complete and utter bookworm, I love the design side of blogging. I adore being creative. I prefer my book heroines badass and my literary boyfriends completely swoon-worthy. I’m a caps and virtual smiley face abuser.

How long have you been blogging? What made you want to start a book blog?

I’ve been blogging for around nine months. I started a book blog because a leprechaun came to me in a dream and told me I should do so. O_O The actual reason I started blogging was to  meet people who adored reading as much as I do. All my friends didn’t read as fast, and would roll their eyes at my extreme fangirling book ramblings. My mom wouldn’t believe I could actually read books as fast as I did, and actually understand them.

What do you do when you’re not blogging or reading?

Buying books, doing something to improve my blog design, or anything that requires creativity really.

What is your favorite part about blogging? Least favorite?

The people have got to be my favorite. Knowing that you can talk to someone who enjoys the same books as you do and fangirl together has got to be one of the reason I blog. Least favorite would have to be the stress of having to post daily.

Where did you come up with the name for your blog?

I actually made a huge list in a notebook thinking of book related words and messed around with them, putting them in different order and such. Somehow I came up with These Flying Pages and when I did it was like I-see-the-light kind of moment.

Do you have any specific book bloggers that inspire you?

Giselle from Xpresso Reads! She’s like a blogging guru :D There’s also Parajunkee, she’s the marketing guru. And many many more I cant think of right now xD

What do you look for in a blog when following? What are your pet peeves?

Shallow yet again but their design has got to be appealing. Of course, I follow some blogs that don’t have this so in that instance good content, awesome reviews, and voice as well as personality.

What’s your favorite book(s)?

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, If I Stay by Gayle Forman, The Vampire Academy and Bloodline series by Richelle Mead. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. The Soul Screamer Series by Rachael Vincent. ANYTHING written by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, The Hunger Games, and many more. As you can see I have many favorite books… I like to spread the love :D

Favorite author?

Jennifer Armentrout! Hands down. But, there’s also some like Julie Kagawa, Rachael Vincent, Richelle Mead, etc…. 

What is the biggest turn off for you when you’re reading a book?

Ugh I have a hundred of these.
INSTA LOVE: Honey, you are defiantly not in love with the super hot bad boy you met like ten minutes ago, goo-goo eyeing him is acceptable declaring your undying love and willingness to sacrifice yourself for him? Yeah, not cool.
BORING DIALOGUE: Lets face it, we bookworms like to laugh once in a while, or like in my case for instance I like to a lot. There’s nothing worse than one dimensional dialogue with absolutely no voice.
BORING LENGTHY DESCRIPTIONS: I woke up yawing as I took in my surroundings  My arms extended on their own accord. The rays of the sun peeked through the windows. I stood up wondering what to wear and chose in jeans and a simple t-shirt. I entered my bathroom and started brushing my hair, I then brushed my teeth. I got my clothes and started changing….
Trust me I could go on for hours.

What first draws you to a book to make you want to read it?

THE COVER! That might sound kind of shallow but yeah :D If a book has a crappy cover I’m most likely not going to read it.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Random. Crazy. Creative.

Name a random fact about yourself.

I’m a girl xD Just kidding…. um I prefer to eat fruits frozen :D

Do you have a job? If so, what do you do?

Well, I’m 13 (going to turn 14 in two months!) so I cant really do much, but right now I go work at my family members restaurant sometimes and get some money from there to save up for my future biffle (aka the Macbook Pro that is soon to be mine) Also, recently I started being an extra on a T.V show it’s kinda like a side hobby, its super fun and I get paid! *Wags eyebrows*

[Jessi] I freaking LOVE my Mac!! :)

What did you want to be when you were little? Has that changed?

Umm… I think I wanted to become a lawyer when I was little. Which I still want to do. But blogging has exposed me to a lot of graphic design and its stirred up an interest in me. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see :)


Cats or dogs? 
Dogs, They’re all fluffy and cute, I guess cats are too though, but I heard somewhere that they spit out hair balls or something o_O Probably not true though….

 Favorite animal? 
Does a unicorn count?

 White, dark, or milk chocolate? 
MILK CHOCOLATE! White is too sweet and dark is too…. dark :3

 Coke or Pepsi? 
I don’t drink soda xD I’ve tried it on occasion but I’ve never liked it for some reason. 

 Favorite TV show? 
There’s the Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Emily Owens MD (which was cancelled *tear*) The Lying Game on occasion and Nikita. I kind of don’t have cable on my T.V so my options are pretty limited ^.^

Transformers (I love Bumblebee!) and The Avengers.



Thanks for being here today, Kaina! It was great getting to know you! :)


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Jessi (Geo)

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