Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Do you #Bookstagram?

Photos by various Instagrammers
So when I took a break from book blogging in mid-2015 because of my job, book blogging was still the BIGGEST thing for book lovers.  Tumblr had started to become really popular, as well, but primarily the book blogging community remained just that...a blogging community.

Well, since I've started blogging again I've realized that while book blogs are still very popular, there is a new WILDLY popular subculture for book lovers, as well.  #bookstagram-ing.  (Wow, do I sound old talking about this LOL!) There is a whole group of SUPER creative book lovers that take GORGEOUS photos celebrating their love of books.

Photo Credits: @Xenatine
I have not been able to contain my awe looking at some of the amazing photos these readers create and share! My (friendly) envy has grown over the amazing props, reading rooms, and color-coordinated bookshelves these Instagrammers capture in their images.

Photo credit: @literallyloveliterary
I'd love to try my hand at it, but I keep looking around my house and bemoaning the fact that I don't seem to have a good place to take these kinds of photos!  I'm going to have to get (no pun intended) creative and figure out what kind of potential backdrops I have at hand.

I mean check these out! It's art.  True BOOK art.

There are book stacks, color-coordinated and ombre book stacks, candles, and funko pops, and...and...and... if you haven't gotten on Instagram and checked out the #bookstagram posts, seriously, do it now.  You won't be disappointed.

I'm so inspired and also intimidated.  Do any of you #bookstagram?  I'm planning on dabbling in the next couple of months, but I may not share if my photos are terrible. We'll have to wait and see.

Oh, I should probably mention that my Instagram account is @ireadtorelax in case you want to come and see if I do start attempting to #bookstagram! Right now it's mostly pictures of my dog and food. LOL!

1 comment:

  1. What fun! I've added them to my Instragram accounts I'm following! Thanks Jessica