Today we would like to introduce Naya, creator of the Youtube channel, Naya Reads And Smiles! With over 12,000 subscribers to her Youtuber channel, Naya shares her passion for reading by creating videos on her latest book hauls, reviews of her favorite books, a tour of her ever-expanding book shelf, and more fun content to inspire others to read! In her latest video, Naya reveals her favorite Graphique stationery & gift products to give for the holidays, which you will also have a chance to win!
Click Here To Watch Her Holiday Gift Guide Video & For The Rules On How To Enter The Giveaway! (Giveaway Closed)
Now, let’s get to know a little more about our giveaway host, Naya!
My name is Naya Perkins, and I am originally from Oahu, Hawaii. My mom is Hawaiian, so I grew up on Oahu, but moved to the mainland when I was 13. I currently live in Colorado.
What inspired you to start your Youtube channel?
I started my YouTube channel 2 years ago. I loved books and wanted to share my love of them with other people. I was searching for books online one day when I discovered book reviews linked to YouTube. From there I was taken into the world of “Booktube” as it is called, and I knew immediately that it was something I wanted to be apart of. At the time I owned only 10 books, and was a passionate library user. I started my channel in hopes of being able to recommend my favorite books to other books lovers, and in the process meet new people.
What does a typical day in your life look like?
I am currently a senior is high school, but am enrolled in online school which means I do all my work from home. My mornings and early afternoons are dedicated to studying. Later in the day I like to film videos, read, and respond to emails. I’m definitely a night owl; this is when I feel I get the most work done. I spend time editing and uploading videos for my Book Channel. I will also study a bit more, and then usually stay up quite late reading. No regrets!!!!
3 things you can’t leave your home without?
1. My purse
2. My glasses
3. The book I’m currently rea
What do you think separates Graphique from other stationery and gift lines?
I think what separates Graphique from other stationery and gift lines is their focus on wanting people to achieve their goals. Graphique is not only diverse in product and style, but also in focus. They offer anything and everything a person might need to help them plan and organize their goals. They are able to uniquely combine many different artistic designs, with everyday stationery items that people need. This creates a both inspiring and motivational line of products that is unique to Graphique.
Do you have any advice for others that would like to start a Youtube channel?
My advice to others looking to start a YouTube channel is to share videos about something you’re passionate about, no matter how strange it might seem to others. If you’re enjoying what you’re doing, you will always attract people with a similar interest.
What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Immortal City by Scott Speer. It’s a unique YA book about angels. Unlike other super natural books, Guardian angels are well known to people in this world, and they’re also celebrities!!
Words to live by?
Sometimes you have to bring your own sunshine.