Meet the #Bookstagrammer – Nicky Sams

Hey there Bookwyrms! It’s Thursday and I’m doing another special back to back week of *drum roll*

Meet the #Bookstagrammer, #Blogger or #Bookshark!

So, without further adieu, let’s put our hands together for my next guest!!

Name & @handle: Nicky Sams, widely known as @experienceslikethese on Instagram!

Nicky Sams’ is a #bookstagrammer

City: Queens, NY

Favorite Genres: Poetry, plays and psychology-based non-fiction


Who are your 3 auto-buy authors? List a favorite book from each.

Mitch Albom and Iain Thomas are my only auto-buy authors! I think Tennessee Williams and Emily Dickinson would be tied for third if either of them were still alive! Albom’s The Next Person You Meet in Heaven and Thomas’ I Wrote This for You and Only You are must reads!

What do you think is the most time consuming (taking photos, typing up posts, coming up with captions, reading ARCs etc.) thing in the book community? Why?

Reading an ARC is by far the most time-consuming piece of being apart of the book community. Typically getting an ARC from the publishing company or author directly means wanting to take it seriously. For me this means, carefully processing the work because the relationship becomes almost more important than the book itself.

Interviewer Interruption: I completely agree with you. I always feel like I need to pay close attention to everything; plot, character development, pace etc. And I’m a copious note taker. So I have to carve out time for it.

What’s your favorite childhood book?

Choosing favorites is always a laborious task for me! As a child I enjoyed so many books:
The Berenstain Bears collection,  Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman, anything by Dr. Seuss and the Frog and Toad series.

Interviewer Interruption: I also read The Berenstain Bears as a child and to this day it is still one of my favorite childhood collections. I have a few of the books that I’m hoping to pass onto to my child or nieces and nephews one day!

Apart from books, what do you love to do? What are some of your hobbies?

I most thoroughly enjoy traveling whether stateside or overseas. I typically find nautical cities to enjoy my time in but second to that would be places with nature preserves. 

And finally, what is the last book you gave a 5-star rating to?

How to be Happy: Not a Self-Help Book. Seriously. By Iain Thomas

Thank you for allowing us to get to know you better Nicky Sams!

Check out her beautiful neutral tone bookstagram pictures, and inclusive IG stories by clicking down below!


Be on the lookout tomorrow for my next guest!!

Meet the #bookstagrammer #blogger #bookshark was first posted on Eat Travel Read