10 Bookstagram Accounts I Follow

Hello dear readers, I want to share some of my Instagram life with you today. I’ve been struggling with growing my Instagram followers. I don’t have an eye for design and style, so my pictures are mediocre.

I do like looking at other people’s nice pictures and discussing books with them.

So, because I am trying to share my Instagram world, you, my dear readers, get to see some of my favourite instagram accounts I follow.

I follow a lot of beautiful accounts, so this in no way is my 10 favourite, just 10 that I thought were exceptional and happened to be at the top of the list of accounts I follow.

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@Lauren.bodiford


@anerdybookbirdy


@bookish.coffee


@jenjenreviews


@reading.with.emma


@thewritereads


@sabinesbooknook


@weeziereads


@successfullybooked


@bluedeskbooks


Poetry Events, Bookish Tank Tops, Queer Women Romance Books….Check out these bookish items!

Hey there dear readers. Just a quick post today. I found some interesting bookish things to read, follow, or buy occupy your time during quarantine. Consider giving them a look if you want something to do!

Live Poetry Events

Some cool looking bookish tank tops you might want to wear this summer

10 Great 2020 Queer Women Romance Books to Watch Out For

Writing/Reviewing Poetry

Letting Books Create your Summer

10 Bookish Things I Want at my Birthday Party

Dear readers, did you know that it was my birthday recently? On May 2 I turned 25, so let’s throw me a pretend birthday party!

It’s tough thinking of 10 different bookish things to have at my birthday party, but I have a few ideas in mind that you might like.

But I want to hear what bookish items you’d have at your birthday, so let me know in the comments, or tag me in social media!
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1 – My Favourite Authors

So I’m going to be selfish and invite my favourite authors to my birthday. Assuming they all say yes, because why wouldn’t they, I would invite Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan (yes he’s going to zoom call into the party from wherever he is resting) and Samantha Shannon (She’s currently my #3 fav atm).

Because they’re all lovely people, they’ll do a little bit of signing, but mostly they’ll just hang out and chit chat with everyone.


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2 – Some Book Characters

This will probably be the hardest thing on my bookish birthday checklist to get a hold of, because it involves some magic, but I am going to assume that we can find someone with the ability to make book characters come to life, even for a few minutes.

If that is possible, I want to have a station where people can “request” a certain character, and they’ll have the chance to take a picture or other PG-13 things.

Who would you want to bring to life from a book, even just for a picture with them?


3 – House Elves

Since it’s my party and I love to eat, we are going to need a lot of food. Why pay for that food, when I an have a few dozen house elves make food just appear in front of us whenever we want?

4 – In a bookstore

Where better to have a bookish birthday party, then in a book store? I don’t have one specifically in mind, but any bookstore will do. Here are some that might work.


5 – Free Book for Everyone

At the end of the night, once everyone has grown tired of the best party of their lives, they’ll get to take home one book of their choice for free.


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6 – Discussion Circles

When you have a bunch of book lovers in one room, the best thing you can do is give them a chance to gush over their favourite books. So, to keep my party guests happy, I’ll have comfy chairs ready, set up in circles, for readers to chit chat about life or whatever books they’re currently reading.


7 – Coded Invitations

I think it would be really cool, if I created a coded invitation for people to come to my party. People will get an invitation on their doorstep, and you’d need to use famous books to find certain letters or answer certain riddles in order to find out the time and date of the party.


8 – Reading Area with Comfy Chairs and Couches

Like the discussion areas, I’d have chairs and couches set up in quiet zones for people to read. There will be a warm beverage station, but otherwise it will be a quiet zone for people to just enjoy whatever books they want to read.


9 – Make Your Own Bookquote Shirt Station

Simple idea. People will be able to put one of their favourite book quotes onto a plain white t-shirt and take it home to wear. Maybe with a photo station for some selfies too!


10 – All the Book Lovers I can Find

Obviously I can’t have this party on my own, so I need to invite all my bookish friends that I’ve made since becoming a book blogger. Everyone is invited, and bring as many book lovers as you can carry!


What bookish items would you have at your perfect party? Let me know in the comments, or send me a message on social media.
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Bookish Prediction Tag

Hello dear readers. I have been tagged by the wonderful Elanor over at Elanorsophiewrites. She is a fantastic blogger, and has been nice enough to give me a few pointers of late, so please go and check her out!

This tag was created by Book Princess Reviews so check them out!

There are some rules that must be followed, so here we go!

Rules
pingback to the creator of the tag, @bookprincessreviews
tag the person who tagged you
find an answer to match each prompt
have fun!

Next Read
I am going to skip the blog tours that I have coming up because I a “obligated” to read the books. So instead, the next read of my choice will probably be another Wheel of Time book: Crossroads of Twilight. I like to read one book in that series with a break of other books in between so I don’t get bored.

Next 5 Star Read
This is tough to say, since I have had only a few five-star reads. If I had to guess, I’d probably say it’ll be a Brandon Sanderson book since I am head over heels for his work.

Next 1 Star Read
Again, a one-star review is pretty rare for me, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever given a book just one star. I don’t have one in mind, but maybe a romance novel or a horror one since those are the two genres I probably read the least.

Next Love Interest (or Character that Seems Really Cool to You)
I’m actually loving Queen Sabran from Priory of the Orange Tree right now, though I am not sure I have the right parts for her…so I’ll love her from afar. Otherwise, Nynaeve has had my heart since the beginning of the Wheel of Time series.

Next Book You’ll Be Buying
Rhythm of War (Stormlight Archive Book 4) is coming out in the fall so I’ll be buying that the moment it comes out.

Next Book That Will Leave You with a Book Hangover (and Desperately Wanting a Reread or Next in Series)
Wheel of Time always does this to me. I’m always wanting to consume the next one, but I know that Mistborn also did that to me, so I imagine the second book in the series will make me want to finish the series in an instant.

I’m Tagging
Kbookreviews
The Paperback Voyager

And anyone else reading this who fancies it!

10 Signs You’re A Certified Book Addict

Dear readers, we both know the truth. We know you can’t live without a book in arms reach.

Now now, don’g give me that “I’ll stop after just one more chapter” nonsense, I’ve heard it all before. We all know that you can’t kick the habit.

But that’s okay. We all understand. We are all right there with you, shaking in the corner when we can’t finish the book fast enough to know what happened.

I want you to take a deep look into your soul, and realize, that even though you are a lost cause, you can help others before it gets worse.

Below, I am going to list 10 symptoms of a book addict. If you notice one, or any of these symptoms, please seek professional help.

What are some other tell-tale signs of a book addict? Which of the ones I listed are you guilty of? Let’s talk about it in the comments, or send me a message on social media.
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#10. You Grab Your Books…Just To Hold Them

This is a bit of an odd one, if I am being honest, but you just don’t feel right without a book in your hand. You might even be busy doing surgery, eating dinner, or playing with your kid. But if you’re feeling lonely, or just a little bit upset, you need that book in your hands to make you feel better.


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#9. You Pack Too Many Books to Take With You on Vacation

A two week vacation on the beach with your loved one means you need a book a day right? I mean that makes sense. One suitcase for books, one for clothes, and then your loved one can just buy their stuff there.

Let’s be real. You need like five or six books MAX. Even that is pushing it. You’ll be sleeping, eating, adventuring, relaxing. You don’t need to be reading 24/7. Just enjoy the vacation!


#8. You Examine Everyone Else’s Bookshelves When You’re Over

You judge your friends a little bit when you go over. You look through their shelves book by book. Some are common, some impress you, some are ridiculous and shouldn’t even have been made into a book.

We all do it, its okay. Just don’t show outward disgust/judgement because not everybody could have the perfect shelves like you do.

#7. You WANT TO PUNCH SOMEONE IN THE FACE WHEN THEY SAY “BOOKS ARE BORING

Now I don’t condone violence, but I wouldn’t be too upset about seeing a brawl break out over a book. Some people don’t like books, and may call them boring. Just remember to breathe deeply and slowly. They’re just being a doofus.


#6. You’re Scared of Running Out of Books to Read

You own over 100 books you’ve read, and a few dozen that you haven’t, but that’s not enough. Who knows, maybe you’ll read a ton of books and never be able to buy a new one!

If I can give one word of advice, you’ll read more books. You’ll be able to go to the bookstore again, just stay calm and start chipping away at the TBR piling thats stacking up in the corner of your room.


#5. Your Nightstand Doesn’t Have Any Free Space

One book, and then another book. Slowly they add up, and eventually you’re reading four different books and there is nowhere to put your cup of tea you drink before bed.

If you notice that it’s happened, it’s not too late. You can come back from this. All you need to do is figure out an organized way to put your books away. Maybe you keep an extra shelf for the books you’re currently reading, or maybe you find a spot on the coffee table.

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#4. You Own Multiple Copies of the Same Book

Paperback, hardcover, limited edition, and signed copy. Do you really need four different versions of the same book? It tells the same story doesn’t it?

Maybe you can try to limit the number. Maybe you just keep the ones that have sentimental value and the ones that have a signature.


#3. You find you Pronounce Words Wrong Because You’ve Only Ever Read Them on a Page

It’s most likely names you’re pronouncing wrong, but you’ll start thinking people are pronouncing some words wrong too, until you find out you’re the one to blame.

You pronounce words wrong because you’ve only ever said them in your head, you’ve never heard them said aloud. All you have to do is realize your mistake and try to fix it in the future.


#2. When You Finish a Book, You Have a Hard Time Coping With Reality

This doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, it hurt bad. You feel lost. You feel empty. You don’t know what you’re going to do with yourself now that a book, or a series is over.

It will be okay. You will move on. Time will heal your wounds, you will become a stronger person because of this. Just pick up another book, and fall in love with those characters.


#1. THE VERY IDEA OF GOING TO A BOOK STORE TURNS YOU ON

Sure, maybe dusty old books gets you all hot and bothered. If it does, no judgement, but maybe think about seeking professional help.

What’s more likely is that the idea of going to a bookstore get’s you all excited. It might be the highlight of your day, or week. Coming home with a bag of new books might be an awesome idea, and might be all you can think about.

It’s not bad per se, but it definitely needs to be kept in check. You can’t let it get too out of control, or else you’ll go past the point of no return.


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Bookish Valentine’s Gifts for Your Loved One

Hello love birds, prepare yourselves for some of the best Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved ones.

I hope you have at least decided on a gift for your loved one by now, but if you are having trouble picking one out, hopefully this list will help.

Open Book Tie Clip

Loved one needs to dress up in a suit and tie, but also loves to read books? A simple tie clip might be just the thing for them.

Harry Potter Themed Kindle Case

Every reader needs a case for their kindle right? Well your loved one might just love to transform their Kindle into a book of spells of their own!


Personalized Penguin Book Cover Print

Looking for something a little more relationship focused? Try a personalized penguin book cover for the two of you.


Personalized Boom Mark

A timeless gift, but if your loved one reads physical books, theres a good chance they’ll need a bookmark. Why not get them one with a personal message on it?


A Bookish Date

Maybe your loved one likes experiences and not gifts, well read this article for some book themed date ideas around the USA. Maybe they’ll inspire you to come up with one of your own.

Top 10 Tuesday: Bookish Discoveries of 2019

Hello dear readers, and welcome back to another round of Top Ten Tuesday.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today’s Top Ten list is all about Bookish things I discovered in 2019…so I hope you enjoy.

#1 Brandon Sanderson

I didn’t technically discover Sanderson in 2019, but I think I fell in love with him in 2019. I had read a handful of his works before, but I really found out how good of an author he really is. 2019 was a great chance for me to read some of the Mistborn series…and I can’t wait to read them in 2020, along with his new Starlight Archive book.


#2 Ink to Film

This is a podcast I found near the end of 2019, but it has been bumped up my list to be my next listen to. The first episode I listened to had me hooked from the start, and I like the varying perspectives of the same story. If you like books and their film adaptations, this podcast is definitely worth the time to listen to it.


#3 Fictional

The second of two podcasts on this list, and one for the classic literature lovers. This podcasts takes books, and gives them a modern telling. I like hearing the modern day versions of some classic stories. It’s sort of like Myths and Legends…but for books!


#4 Blog Tours

I got to be a part of my first Blog Tour near the end of 2019, and I was quickly looking for more. They’re a good opportunity to reach out to other bloggers and read their perspectives of the same book that you read.


#5 Dungeons and Dragons

Not necessarily a book, but I am counting it on this list. Dungeons and Dragons has been so much fun, for the little bit of playing that I have done. If you’ve played it before, then you know how much fun it can be.


#6 Audiobooks

I only tapped into the audio-book market this year, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it all. I loved how immersed into the story I felt, and even when I felt like I wasn’t listening, I was still absorbing the whole story.


#7 My Book

Not much has come out of this yet…but it all started in 2019. That’s when I came up with the idea of the story I wanted to write, and that’s when I came up with the determination to see it through to the end.


#8 Speechify

Speechify is this really awesome text to speech app I discovered. I can’t afford an Audible subscription right now, but I have a few book-tours ongoing, and since I find myself in short supply of reading time, Speechify can read PDF documents out loud, which has helped me finish a few books already.


#9 Short Stories

Not something I discovered in 2019, but something I found a new appreciation for. I actually generally enjoy short stories more than some full-length pieces simply because they are shorter, and often have interesting endings to them.


#10 Ten Games to Play in Your Head by Yourself

A book I got for Christmas, and one I have not yet cracked open. I keep hearing better and better things about this book, and I can’t wait till I have the time to read through it.


What are some bookish discoveries you made in 2019? Let’s talk about them in the comments, or on social media!
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