Today I am interviewing Lali, who was the second place winner of the draw I did awhile ago for my explore-a-teen's-brain contest thing. One of the second place prizes was either an interview or a guest post to be posted here on the blog, but I am excited to interview Lali anyway!
Lali is from Spain and she and I share lots of similarities (one of them being, of course, reading). She also likes to go to museums, hang out with her friends, and paint pictures. She also said that she bakes cakes and muffins like me, and suggests this website for some good recipes!
Lali also wanted me to encourage you to check out Steph Bowe's book, Girl Saves Boy as well as her blog, which you can find here. (I also love Steph Bowe's blog, though I have yet to read her book).
Now, on to the interview!
How old are you?
I'm 16 years old.
What are your favourite kinds of books to read?
I love all kinds of books, however now I'm very interested in philosophical books, like The Elegance of the Hedgehog and Sophie's World, I used to read novels about fantasy like Memorias de Idhun and one of my favourites books is Marina (carlos ruiz zafon the writer) and The Thirteenth Tale.
What makes you a hate a book? (bad writing, bad plot, annoying characters...?)
I'm very exigent with the books, however is just what you said that makes me hate a book.
Do you read any books that have originally been published in the U.S. or Canada?
Unfortunately in my country there aren't books or novels in English, if I read a book in English is because I borrow it from the library or cause my aunt buys it on Amazon, you know? I usually read tales and blogs in english, however I prefer books in Spanish if the writer is Spanish or in English just to improve my second language.
What is your favourite thing about living in Spain?
Well I think that the best thing of living in Spain is the temperature, always is sunny even in winter! However is cold too. The food, there are much kinds of menus and the fruit is very cheap. Other thing is that the party are so popular, if you compare it to other countries. Other thing is that there are a lot of museums and old and pretty churches, it's an old country (it's in Europe hahaha) Finally I don't wanna to be vain, but I think that the people in Spain is nicer than in England for example, maybe it's because of the weather or something, but the most of the people is always happy.
What is your favourite place?
My favourite place is Madrid, My friend and I like the parks, for example The Retiro. And others parks of my village, we like the cinema, the pool, the shopping mall... many believe me!
What is one unique tradition your family has?
I don't know if it's unique, but my mother use to pray when we go on car.
Do you write? If so, what?
I used to write poetry, I won a local contest, and some tales but now I don't write anything except silly things for my friends, you know?
How did you get into painting? Have you ever illustrated anything?
And finally I paint since I was a child, I love painting since ever, but I've never illustrated anything, I would love to. If you write a book I can ilustrate it, ok¿? hahaha.
And I would like to share with you Lali's beautiful painting:
Isn't that amazing?? :) I hope you enjoyed the interview! And thank you so much, Lali!
Oh! And I've reached 50 followers. :O Thanks so much you guys!! :) You're awesome.