Thank you so much to Eliza @ Invoked Reverie for tagging me to do the Sunshine Blogger Award, which marks my third time doing this sort of post (first and second). Highly recommend you head over and check out her blog because her content is amazing. Definitely worth the time and a follow!
T H E R U L E S
- Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog
- Answer the questions
- Nominate 11 blogs with 11 questions
T H E Q U E S T I O N S
O N E
What social stigma do you think society needs to get over?
Wow, what a list I could dive into here. The stigma surrounding mental health (the normalisation and romanisation of it and the fact it is normal), abortion (let people do whatever they want with their baby carrying bodies), slut-shaming (let woman sexually explore their body), the friend-zone (doesn’t exist, try again). I literally am so anti-social stigma and am always in some kind of argument due to peoples ignorance.
T W O
What’s the story behind the name of your blog?
My nickname growing up was Bambi and Ambi Bambi. As I hit adulthood I didn’t like the idea of such a childish nickname, plus I was feeling salty at the girls who gave it to me. I gave myself a new nickname (so cool, much wow) which is Ambs – there isn’t much you can do with Amber. When I made my Bookstagram account (no longer active) I chose ‘AmbsReads’ as the name because Ambs does in fact read (so literal, much smart). I just carried it forward into most of my social media profiles.
T H R E E
Favourite style of a blog post to write?
Reviews! I read a lot of books so my blog is mainly about reviews. I know everyone says that they don’t get as many hits as book tags and book discussions but I’ve found that to be incredibly false.
F O U R
If you could rewrite a popular book what would you choose, and what would you change?
Moxie. I loved it when I read it but now that I’ve looked back it wasn’t showing enough intersectional feminism and could have been tweaked a little better. My original review can be found here.
F I V E
Where do you get blogging inspiration from?
The books I read considering I mainly post reviews. However, sometimes I get furious by a post I’ve seen or a comment been made to me or I’ve seen something happen on Twitter I just have to talk about. The ideas hit randomly but I’ve only really recently started doing discussions so it’s all so new.
S I X
Your favourite book blogger & book tubers? (five of each)
I don’t watch booktube. If you have some favourite booktubers drop them in the comments!
I’m also highkey lazy to do the book blogger part of this question. I’m so sorry! I just love too many blogs.
S E V E N
Favourite character names in the world? ( 10 at the most )
I rarely think of characters names when I’m reading, oops. I guess this will just be a list of the names that come to mind when I hear this question.
Wow, oh wow I am white. I really struggled with this question. Almost every character name I liked left my head.
E I G H T
What is your blogging routine & schedule? Do you follow an editorial calendar?
I write when I want. Sometimes I write four reviews in a day, sometimes I’m on top of it. Sometimes I do six blog tags in an hour. It really just depends. My schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Friday though. It may be different days for you, but those are the days I schedule for in Australia.
N I N E
What makes you follow a blog?
Graphics that make me jealous because ya girl didn’t do well in graphic design. I also make sure we read similar books and I enjoy reading the content.
T E N
Are you a writer? If so, could you give us a few of your favourite snippets of any of your WIPs?
It’s been a long time since I wrote anything. I just haven’t been inspired. The last things I wrote were for my first year of university (in my final year now). I do love writing so let me include a small snippet from my first-year work.
The overpowering scent of faecal matter, urine and decaying bodies filled the room. Eliza couldn’t escape the odour even if she breathed through her mouth. The scent was so uncontrollable that she doubted even if she could make it out of this alive she would get the smell out of her skin. It seemed unlikely, but so was the thought that it was possible for her to leave the scenario alive.
E L E V E N
What is the next goal you are striving for in blogging?
I recently hit 300 followers (or a month ago because I scheduled this). My next goal is to hit 400 followers and 10,000 views. I want to get my content out to as many people as I can because this is something I am so passionate about. (EDIT: I’ve hit all these numbers!)
M Y Q U E S T I O N S
- What is the post you’re most proud of on your blog?
- What is the book you wish you could shove in everyone’s faces?
- What is your favourite diverse read?
- What is your favourite controversial read?
- Do you own any bookish merchandise?
- Describe your dream library!
- What is a book you’re never going to touch (aka read)?
- What is something you wish you could tell your younger bookworm self?
- What is a book you wish you could read again for the first time?
- Is there a book you think would suit a movie style better (scandalous I know)?
- What’s your favourite thing about having a book blog?
T A G G E D
- Chloe @ Chloe’s World
- Charleigh @ Charleigh Writes
- Dezzy @ The Thoughtful Voice
- Joanna @ Starburnt Reads
- Sara @ The Bibliophagist
- Shanayah @ The Scarlet Book Keeper
- Alexa @ A Thousand Worlds
- Destiny @ Howling Libraries
- Solomon @ The Bookish King
- Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams
- Lacy @ Lacy Literacy
That’s it for this Sunshine Blogger Award tag. I am ready for a nap after this one tbh. Anyway, hope you’re all reading great books and having an amazing day!