Today I am so happy to participate in Graham’s Delicacies‘ blog tour! You can read my review to see what I thought of it and get excited for this collection of three novellas all set in the same world and revolving around a group of friends/coworkers finding love.
Today is also a special day because it’s the book’s release date, so you can go ahead and purchase it for yourself at the following links (but please come back and keep reading my post after!).
I sure hope you came back because I sat down with three characters (one from each novella) and asked them a few questions each and I love their replies.
Interview with Emilie (they/them):
Silvia: Share an easy recipe for those of us (like…me) who can’t bake.
Emilie: I’m assuming you mean something to bake. Well, I recommend starting off with easy stuff like cookies, which don’t really take much time? Or, or, pancakes! Pancakes are tricky and they deal with like the basic of creating soft batter? I’m afraid all of my measurements are… pretty chaotic. Trial and error!
S: Which would you say is the most nonbinary of cakes?
E: Hmmm, I’ve never thought of cakes in the term of gender before… Is it egoistic to say Saffron cake? I mean, it’s that golden yellow that is in the flag!
S: Can you talk about what it’s like working in such a queer positive environment as Graham’s?
E: It’s the simple things like feeling safe; and surrounded by people who are like you and who’d protect you.
Interview with James (he/him):
Silvia: How would you describe your relationship with your family?
James: I’d say I have a good relationship. Sure, I’m a bit meddlesome but it’s only because I love them so much.
S: What do you like most about Graham’s?
J: The ability to eat my weight in sugar.
S: Tell us something adorable (and SFW!) that Sam does when you two are alone.
J: Okay, listen, Sam will fight me over this, but he sings to himself while he’s reading. Like, it’s so cute. It starts off as a hum, and it’s totally unconscious when he starts singing. It usually means he’s having a good time. When I asked him about it, after an hour of him arguing he didn’t, he confessed that it’s because he used to listen to music while reading on like public transport.
Interview with Alex (they/them):
Silvia: What do you like most about Yujin?
Alex: Is it weird if I say I love his body? You wouldn’t guess that Yujin can easily lift up a couch or assemble an IKEA bookcase just by looking. You’d get distracted by his smile, which is fantastic, or his hair while practically glows in the sun despite it being pretty dark. He also can lift me without hesitation and it’s really fun.
S: If you were a cake, which cake would you be? Which cake would Yujin be?
A: I’d be a latte cake. Don’t ask. I think coffee and cake is a neat combination. Yujin would be a Japanese cake. Fluffy as fuck.
S: Will you ever consider making an Instagram account (maybe with a new phone)?
A: Nope. Have you met my boyfriend? I’d be leaving him indecent comments all the time. I’m not to be trusted with technology. Besides, he has scary fans. You can find me on Instagram on the bakery’s account (and Yujin’s… he kind of posts a lot of beautiful pics, go follow my boo!)
Thank you so much to Emilie, James and Alex for agreeing to answer my questions! They also told me they can’t wait for people to meet them and see their love stories unfold, so make sure you get your hands on the book!
Also check out Em’s thread with all the posts of the blog tour so far (and future ones) so you don’t miss all the reviews, characters aesthetics and all that good stuff that other bloggers are posting!
About the author:
Em Ali grew up on TV and K-pop like many her generation. She learned a lot about how to be a hermit and not interact with people, but she loves to hear from readers!