I must say that Aimee has become one of my favorite bloggers because she posts helpful content for bloggers and readers alike! Some of these include styling your book reviews, organizing your review copies (with a free spreadsheet!), and a survival kit for reading in public. She also has the most beautiful blog design I’ve ever seen. (Seriously, I’d save up to have her redesign my book blog. ♥)
Today we have her on the blog to share some things about herself, to talk about blogging, and to give some insights on book discrimination.
What is your full name?
When is your birthday?
August 20th, 1999
How old are you?
Depends on my mood, but probably lechon kawali ♥
Again, this varies! So I’ll probably go with some favorite artists: Dua Lipa, Little Mix, Maroon 5.
Favorite TV show?
Favorite place to read and/or blog?
Ideally, my bedroom. But the lack of a clean table makes me move to the living room. xD
I ALWAYS go back to the Percy Jackson books!
Who are you when you’re blogging?
My friends always tell me I’m a totally different person when I blog, and I do think that’s kind of true. In real life, I’m all over the place–always going with the flow, being really loud and talkative along the way. As a blogger, I THINK a LOT more, trying to be ~intellectually~ talkative, if that’s even a thing. I’d like to think I’m the best person ever in both situations. 😉
Who are you when you’re not blogging?
Which do you prefer more?
Ohhh that’s tough. I’d like to say when I’m ~not~ blogging, though, since I’m actually a lot less anxious/conscious in real life. I’m not as much of a perfectionist when I’m not blogging.
What drives you to blog more?
I LOVE writing–the non-fiction kind, like my personal thoughts. Blogging is an awesome outlet where I can share all my thoughts in the most honest way possible. I love talking about books and other random bookish madness!
How do you see yourself in the blogosphere?
I have been blogging for a few years now, and while my blog doesn’t grow as fast as others do, I think I’m in a good place. I’ve met awesome people, and I’ve had some people tell me they love my content–which totally makes my day! ♥
Are you a perfectionist when it comes to your blog?
Do you like making outlines when you blog, or do you prefer to start from scratch and work your way from there?
As I’ve learned in high school–outlines aren’t my thing. I always end up going a completely different direction from them, which is why it’s better for me not to have them at all. I usually just have some main ideas in my head, then I see what happens from there.
How much do your followers mean to you?
It amazes me how people want to read what I write. I get so much support from my followers, and it means the world to me. It’s because of them that I’m the perfectionist I am–I want to bring people content that they deserve.
What is the best blogging advice that you could share with us?
Put yourself first, always. Blogging can cause lots of anxiety, and your mental health is so important! When you’re feeling anxious, seek out help or take a break. Your followers will still stick around when you feel better. 🙂
ON BOOK DISCRIMINATION
How would you define book discrimination?
Personally, seeing the phrase for me means that some people wouldn’t want to read about a book because of some characters or themes featured (eg POC, rape, etc.) But there are definitely other reasons why people might “discriminate” and choose not to read a book.
How do you feel about it?
Honestly, it makes sense to a degree, but it depends on the reasons behind such discrimination. If someone’s had a bad experience with a certain author or publisher, I would understand them not wanting to give other books by them a try. Or maybe some readers are anxious to branch out to new authors/genres/publishers, and I don’t really feel like they should be forced to branch out if they really don’t want to.
What do you think is the cause of book discrimination?
We all have prejudices every once in a while, whether we want to have them or not. It’s not great, but sometimes it’s just natural instincts.
What would you do against it?
Feature more underrated books, authors, and publishers! When readers see you giving something a try and loving it, maybe they’ll do the same.
Fill in the blanks with a book recommendation. More people should read ________ by ________ because ________.
More people should read Not the Girls You’re Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi because it’s so underhyped, despite it having awesome family dynamics, realistic friendships, and lovely representation.
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