#Bookstagrammer Of The Week: @book_rambler

This week’s bookstagrammer is Shalini/ @book_rambler. She loves rereading books, fantasy, candles, and rocks a cozy warm vibe. 

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It’s that bookish time of the week again! This week’s bookstagrammer is Shalini/ @book_rambler. She loves rereading books, fantasy, candles, and rocks a cozy warm vibe.



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Why did you start your Bookstagram?

I came to know about the bookstagram community after an impulsive book box purchase. I loved books and photography, so it was a no-brainer.

Where are you from?

I’m from India (and yes, it’s in Asia!)

What do you want your Instagram to bring to the world?

I want people to be encouraged to pick up a book(it can be any genre) and for them to know that reading can be fun and educational.


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Fun Fact about you?

I am a trained dancer! I can also devour a chocolate mousse cake in minutes. 

Favorite Bookstagrammers?

I love @chaptersofmay @novelallure @Frenchflaps_and_deckleedges @oliviacatastrophe @books.bags.burgers

Favorite Books and Authors? 

Some of my favorite books are Poppy War by R.F. Kuang, Ember in the Ashes series, Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Mexican Gothic & Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore, The Winternight trilogy, and authors are R.F. Kuang, Colleen Hoover, Amy Harmon, Jennifer Armentrout, Talia Hibbert



Fictional Crush? 

Gus from Beach Read, Zafir from Take a Hint, Dani Brown


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TBR List: um, you really don’t want to know but I’ll pick some. The Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar, Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim, A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore, When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole, Loathe At First Sight by Suzanne Park, Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, The Burning God by R.F. Kuang



What’s your special approach to content? 

Sometimes I have inspiration for days and I note them down in my journal, while there are days where my inspiration has taken a vacation.. I usually browse Pinterest or even bookstagram for inspiration, sometimes the book I’m reading will inspire a photo. 


Aesthetic / Instagram page theme: Peachy, Warm & sometimes Calm. 


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How often do you post?

Daily or every other day. 

What does your Bookstagram mean to you?

 It’s a happy, safe space for me; somewhere I am free to stretch the limits of my creativity. It also means befriending readers from all over the world and educating myself of different cultures.

Favorite Bookstore?

 I love the Oxford bookstore in my hometown, but I also use Book Depository, Books Wagon, Blackwells


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Who would you have supply you with a lifetime of books? Penguin Random House and Harper Collins 

Author to take a selfie with: Rebecca Kuang



Favorite book cover: We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamatsu


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Book you have claimed to have read that you didn’t?

I don’t do that, but my college books are yet another story. 

When did you know you had made it as a Bookstagrammer?

When I got the swipe-up feature //kidding It was when people tell me that they loved a book I recommended!

Favorite fandoms: Marvel, The Poppy War, Ember in the Ashes, Shadowhunters


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Advice for aspiring Bookstagrammers:

How do you start a bookstagram? If you have books or have a library nearby then start taking photos and (mini-)review them. Place the book on your desk or your bed with a cup of coffee(somewhere with good lighting) and voilà, you have your photo! Follow bookstagrammers whose photos or reviews you love, comment on their posts, and don’t be afraid to ask for their advice. In fact, there are many blog posts on how to create a bookstagram available for free! 

Additional bookishness:

I love rereading books and collecting bookish mugs, candles, wearables! I also love the idea of owning multiple editions of my favorite books, and dream of opening a book box company to support BIPOC authors and creators.


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