#Bookstagrammer Of The Week: @atinyreader

It’s that time of the week again! Today’s feature is Sharfin/@atinyreader. She’s got gorgeous book scenes with incredible lighting for every mood.

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Swipe to see the original photo! Thank you, @netgalley for sending me an epub copy of this book! The Devil All the Time is a smalltown drama/thriller that revolves around a set of VERY interesting characters. Set during the aftermath of World War II to the 1960s, it deals with religion, devotion, love, lust, and murder. I haven’t come across a gritty drama so full of grey characters and written so well outside of Stephen King. Mr Donald Ray Pollock has definitely made to my list of thriller authors. The events take place chronologically despite being spread across two generations. There are several characters, but it’s easy to keep up as each has a personality that really stands out. The writing is raw and the author really goes into depth with the situations that each person faces. This book definitely requires a trigger warning though nothing is described in too much detail. Even so, the message is clear and the picture created is vivid. There are VERY few characters that I was able to root for, and even that was done half-heartedly. That’s not technically a bad thing, at least it wasn’t for me. I just enjoyed going through the events and wondering what would come next. I won’t say this book is for everyone, but it IS a great read for people who don’t mind a good build-up. As with all small-town setting, the characters were all somehow connected to each other and the events come a full circle towards the end. This is something that I really enjoy because it really lets an author’s skills show through with foreshadowings and setups. Overall, an excellent read, especially while listening to the audiobook alongside! You can check out my full review through the link in my bio! Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5 • 240/366 • [01.10.20] • #bookworm #fandoms #bookstagramBD #lightroompreset #darkliterature #darkacademia #bookreview #grittysoutherngothic #southerngothic #dark #thedevilallthetime #booktomovie #arc #netgalley

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Why did you start your Bookstagram: 

I’ve been into reading for as long as I can remember, but I never really had anyone to talk to about them. Most of my fangirling took place behind the screen where I didn’t even get to interact with anyone. During the few months of break after my A levels, I came across a few accounts on my explore that were dedicated to books. After I got over scrolling obsessively through their feeds, I decided it is the perfect place for me. At first it was somewhere I could garner my creative side mixed with my love for reading, but eventually it became my ultimate dumping ground for all my thoughts and musings!

Where are you from:

I’m from Dhaka, Bangladesh!

 

 

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

I want to show people that reading isn’t simply a hobby. I want them to be curious and appreciate it in the way it deserves to be. It’s something that everyone needs in their lives. The rich experience and lessons you get to come across in the pages of books can help you grow in a way no other medium can. It nurtures your imagination and ability to think for yourself.

But the best part? You never have to worry about running out of books to read!

 

Fun Fact about you:

My insta handle describes me quite literally! I’m a tiny person (4’10”) who loves to read!

I also tried out 5 different handles across the first three months before I finally decided to stick to this one.

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Favorite Bookstagrammers:

While I love a lot of the bookstagrammers I follow, I’ve drawn inspiration from @britishbookreader, @mylittlebooktique, and @stefiereads from time to time throughout the years!

 

 

Favorite Books and Authors: 

Top 3 Books: A Man Called Ove, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and The Night Circus

 

Favourite author:

Fredrik Backman

 

Fictional Crush: 

I think it’ll always be Ron Weasley!

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TBR List:

Oh, I’m an absolute mood reader. I literally choose a book at the last moment! However, I do plan to read the Great Alone by Kristin Hannah soon. I also have A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon on my list!

 

What’s Your Special Approach to Content:

I love to change things up from time to time and can never stick to a particular theme too long. But no matter how many different things I try, they always end up being very… well “me”!

My approach is to always have fun. I keep in mind that this isn’t my job and I shouldn’t treat it like one. There are no rules, so no mistakes can be made. While I do try to cater to what my audience likes, my own choices always come first. I know it sounds pretty selfish, but it’s worked great for me so far! 

 

Aesthetic / Instagram page theme:

I move from bright colours to dull hues – and have now even ventured into the dark academia aesthetics. However, they’re all always warm tones that give off cozy vibes and hints of nostalgia which reflects all my feelings towards reading! 

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How often do you post:

I’ve been posting everyday since the beginning of 2020 (except for a couple of breaks in between) as a challenge I took on myself. I’d normally post 5 to 6 times a week at least, though.

 

 

What does your Bookstagram mean to you:

Bookstagram is my solace. It’s a part of who I am and it’s where I’m able to unleash my creative side. It’s a source of my confidence and validation, and it’s also where I feel like I can make some changes in this world, no matter how small they are!

 

Favorite Bookstore:

I love to buy my books from my local bookshops! International-wise, I do like doing yearly hauls from Book Outlet!

 

Who would you have supply you with a lifetime of books:

If money were not a problem, I’d love to get my friends to keep giving me their favourite books. I think it’ll let me get to know them better!

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Author to take a selfie with: 

Colleen Hoover, for sure!

 

Favorite book cover: 

I love my copy of the Night Circus!

 

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

I actually have never done that! 

 

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

I think around the time strangers and friends alike began coming to me for book suggestions, whether it is as a gift for their loved ones or because they want to take up reading themselves. Also, when people have approached me saying that my posts influenced them to get into reading!

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Favorite fandoms: 

Oh Harry Potter for sure! I’ve joined the Percy Jackson fandom recently as well!

 

Advice for aspiring Bookstagrammers: 

Have fun and don’t take yourselves too seriously! While numbers and engagement play a huge part in motivating you to stay on, it’s worth nothing if you don’t like what you’re creating. 

Also, respect others’ opinions and learn to criticize constructively without shoving your views down people’s throats!

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