About Me

I’m Sunny. I'm an nineteen-year-old from Australia with a penchant for all things books, feminism, and pop culture. I’m an avid reader, a writer, and an advocate of self-love and body positivity. I’m passionate about literature, matters of social justice, and in creating and investing in safe spaces and communities for ALL women and girls. 

Reading is an unshakeable childhood infatuation of mine that I didn’t always have the forum to discuss. It remains the most exciting and satisfying way to go about nourishing my vivid imagination. Since picking up my first chapter book, I was bound to spend my life turning pages. Hence, after toying with the idea for a year or so, a particularly boring Summer Holiday in 2011 called for the creation of a book blog called ‘A Sunny Spot.’ It seems you found yourself visiting this very corner of the web so welcome and holla! 

While A Sunny Spot predominately discusses books, its content has since evolved in the past year or so to also reflect other passions of mine. It is my hope that with my lived experiences as a young woman of mixed race navigating this complex 21st century way of living, that I am able to use this blog and my voice as a platform to both manically fangirl and to initiate honest, hard and necessary conversations. 

Currently, I am doing a double major in Journalism and Public Relations. When I'm not studying, I like to indulge my obsession with fictional characters and daytime television talk shows, to become an even bigger badass at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, to read and celebrate more diverse and #ownvoices fiction, to do some travelling and to maybe even begin my own YA contemporary novel. I also, like most teenagers these days, engage frequently and obsessively with all forms of social media. Feel free to reach out here: Twitter | Goodreads | Instagram 

My favourite authors would have to be Jennifer Niven, Jenny Han, Angie Thomas, and Becky Albertalli. Their powerful stories make me feel heard and seen, whilst creating characters and dialogue that make me wish with all the might that’s in me, that I could write just like them. I have been described by one friend as “uncool in a cool way” (thanks, I guess…) but I wear that badge fairly proudly. I am a semi-functioning teenage girl who seeks refuge in numerous fandoms and communities, whilst painting everything in Pink and pastels. 

In the future, I would love to be either a successful blogger, freelance writer, journalist or marketer/publicist. I am forever inspired by publications such as Teen Vogue and Rookie Mag and would consider New York living as a member of either staff teams, the absolute dream. Maybe one day should my fairy godmother turn up, I’ll have my own magazine? 

Now that you know more about me than you probably wanted to hear, it’s your turn! I am gracefully stepping down and passing you the baton. Thank you for spending your time with my small but love-filled blog. I hope you enjoyed your visit! Stay lovely. 

Wait. You had more questions? Oh okay, well maybe this will be of some use.

I’m very confused. What is this blog really about?
A Sunny Spot began as and remains a book blog. But as I evolve and change, I hope that my blog will too. So it would be very misleading for you to believe that my blog is limited to discussions on books. Truthfully, I essentially post a bunch of gobbly-gook on a whole bunch of things and cross my fingers that it’s well-received.

Ok so you review books, could you review mine?
Let’s see what we can work out. Please refer to my 'review policy' for further details on this matter.

I’m a blogger, could you put my blog button up?
There are so many wonderful blogs that I love but seeing as I am so spoilt for choice; it’s become difficult to display every lovely blogger's button on my ‘blogs I adore’ page. So please don't be offended if yours isn't among them. It’s probably a result of my bad technological skills and overall laziness when it comes to updating things. But if you'd like to do a button swap, let me know and I'll be more than happy to see what I can do. 

Your blog looks really nice! Which designer's work are you wearing?
Oh why thank you! This bad boy is designed by wearing Kelly over at Diva Booknerd who is all sorts of wonderful.

You've been M.I.A. for ages! Are you like dead or something?
*rises from coffin* Nope, I'm still here and very much alive! Thank you for your concern! 

This has been useless. I still have something to ask! How do I contact you?
Sorry about that. If you want to contact me, please leave a message in the comment form available on my 'Contact Me' page and I will get back to you shortly. Otherwise, I can be contacted through various social networking sites more directly. 

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