#Bookstagrammer of the Week: @nsiabblog

Happy bookstagram day! This week’s feature is @nsiabblog/ Yvette aka ‘Nose Stuck in a Book Blog’. She is a romance lover and an absolute genius with color and design in her photos.

Why did you start your Bookstagram?

I’ve had my blog site and Facebook page since 2013 and spent a couple years building both pages. I had been hearing about Instagram for some time and started a personal page in 2015. I gradually transitioned to posting solely about books since that was my true passion. 

Where are you from? 

I’m from San Antonio, Texas.

 

 

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

I want to spotlight and share my love of romance novels and hopefully introduce readers to some amazing authors. 

 

image via @nsiabblog

 

Fun Fact about you:

I have a twin sister. People confuse us for each other in real life and online.  

Favorite Bookstagrammers:

Lacey from @laceybooklovers and Teresa from @reads_romance are fellow romance bookstagrammers and they always have great recs. And @myfriendsarefiction and @darkfaerietales_ take the most gorgeous pictures.

Favorite Books and Authors:

I have so many! I love anything by Kristen Ashley, but her Rock Chick Series is my favorite. Lauren Blakely writes the most amazing rom-coms like The Feel Good Factor and Joy Ride. Tessa Bailey has written several of my top favorite books, including Fix Her Up and Getaway Girl. If I’m recommending standalones, my go-tos are The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang and The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. 

Fictional Crush:

Literally any of Kristen Ashley’s heroes.

 

 

TBR List:

I have nearly ten upcoming releases from Berkley Romance on my Kindle right now, including Not Like the Movies by Kerry Winfrey, Well Played by Jen Deluca, and Simmer Down by Sarah Smith. I’ve read and loved previous books by these authors and I’ve been looking forward to their follow-ups. 

What’s Your Special Approach to Content? 

I just try to share the books I’m most interested in, whether it’s books I’ve read and loved or books that are coming out that I’m particularly excited about. I will gladly read and talk about my favorite romance novels with anyone who will listen! 

 

image via @nsiabblog

 

Aesthetic / Instagram page theme:

The more colorful, the better! I love color coordinating my book stacks and props to whatever book I’m spotlighting. I’ve become a tad bit obsessive about it.

How often do you post? 

I typically post twice a day, every day. I feel like I always have so many books I want to post about!

What does your Bookstagram mean to you? 

It’s a place where I can chat about books I’m reading and loving and where I can find fellow bookworms who understand why I love to read. Whether or not we post about the same books, it’s always nice to connect with people who understand what it’s like to stay up all night reading or obsess over fictional characters.

 

image via @nsiabblog

 

Favorite Bookstore? 

I’ve bought most of my books from either Amazon or Half Price Books.

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

Berkley Romance. They’ve introduced me to so many new authors, several of whom have become favorites.

Author to take a selfie with:

J.R. Ward. I’d love to meet her!

Favorite book cover:

I’m obsessed with illustrated covers. The Kiss Quotient is one of my favorites. 

 

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Book you have claimed to have read that you didn’t: Moby Dick.

I’m shuddering just thinking about it. I was supposed to read it for a college course called Big Books but I never finished. Thankfully, we didn’t have to write a paper on it! 

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

I don’t know if I’ll ever feel like I’ve made it. I’m still working to grow my page, which has been a slow and steady process. I will say that being interviewed by a site that I’ve been following for years was an unexpected, but amazing surprise. 

 

Favorite fandoms:

ACOTAR (Sarah J. Maas) and Harry Potter

 

image via @nsiabblog

 

Advice for aspiring Bookstagrammers:

Engage with other bookstagrammers! Find people whose pages you genuinely like or who have similar taste in books and engage with them regularly. Also, if you ever have questions about bookstagram, ask another bookstagrammer. I’ve always found that there are people willing to give free advice. I would also keep in mind that what works for one person might not necessarily work for someone else. 

Additional bookishness:

As a romance fan, I just want to tell people to not judge the genre before reading it. I see people say romance is “boring” or labeling it something derogatory. Romance novels can be clean or steamy, lighthearted or emotional, and they cover a vast range of topics. Romance books can be comfort reads, they can be challenging, and they can leave a last impact. I’m grateful to all the authors I’ve discovered over the years who continue to write such amazing stories.

 

 

 feature image via @nsiabblog