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Meet the Bookstagrammer: Mika from Books Borrow Buy

Name: Mika

Instagram handle: @booksborrowbuy

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

After living in Brisbane for 30 years, I decided to inject a little adventure into my life and move to the absolutely stunning West Coast. Other than reading you can find me outside in nature, exploring the coastline, the valleys and the rivers. 

How did you get into Bookstagramming?

A long-time lurker on Bookstagram and Booktube—I finally took the plunge during lockdown mid-2020 and have never looked back—having an infinite group of friends to talk books with is priceless. 

What do you love most about the Bookstagram community?

Any time of the day or night, any genre, any title—there is someone there to chat to! 

Which are you favourite bookish accounts to follow?

So many, how can I choose?!

Do you stick to the same genre or try to mix it up?

Mix it up! I’ll read pretty much anything that sounds interesting, be it thriller, contemporary, fantasy, or romance. 

Do you have an all-time favourite book?

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine…although I’m currently reading Threadneedle which may knock Eleanor off her 3 year top spot!

Are there any books you thought were over-hyped?

Sure, but every book deserves a hype-man. 

Is there a book that you’ve been meaning to read forever but haven’t yet got around to reading?

*Looks at overflowing book cart* To name one? The Vanishing Half.

What would you perfect reading spot look like?

A comfy couch by a large window with dappled sunlight filtering in through the trees outside. And a coffee machine.