Can you ever have too many book photos on your Insta feed? I don’t think so. If you’re looking to follow more bookstagrammers, we have you covered. Each week we here at Bookstr turn the spotlight on an amazing creator sharing incredible book photos, recs, and reviews through the that is the bookstagram community. Today’s bookstagrammer is @eleventhirteenpm who will bring a minimalistic aesthetic to your Instagram. She has some great book recs and also dives into some movies and TV.
Why did you start your Bookstagram?
I had Instagram installed on my phone for a while and would use the filters, but would never actually post anything. A few of my friends convinced me to start actively using it, and I would post everything. It eventually morphed into bookstagram because I was blogging about author events I was going to and seemed like a good way to cross-post my recaps. I’ve since separated my personal, Disney, and dog accounts and now my main account is mostly books, but also movies and tv.
Where are you from?
San Diego, CA
What do you want your Instagram to bring to the world?
Umm…I guess I would like my account to bring authenticity. I try to be authentic in what I post and share the things that I’m actively loving or really excited about.
Fun Fact about you:
I hate even numbers.
Oh, this is hard, and there are so many that I couldn’t possibly name them all. I love Michelle’s ribbons (@bookchelle), Jess’s abs covers (@ireadergosum), Tara’s teacups (@spinatale), Danica’s animations (@aconjuringofmagic), Kelsea’s baths and baked goods (@anovelescape), Delara’s skull (@bookwnoname), Seline’s coziness (@lifebytheink), Mari’s captions (@allegedlymari), Teresa’s recommendations (@reads_romance), and Carmen’s closet (@tomesandtextiles).
Favorite Books and Authors:
Stop asking hard questions. :D
I will forever love A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, The Bareknuckle Bastards by Sarah MacLean, The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, and and and….
Additional auto-buy authors are: AG Howard, Roshani Chokshi, Renee Ahdieh, Tessa Dare, Julia Quinn, Gretchen McNeil, Tamara Ireland Stone, Kasie West, Emery Lord…seriously, this list could go on.
I used to have a Goodreads shelf with book boyfriends, but my heart will always belong to Noah Shaw.
…the TBR stacks are taking over my apartment. Send help.
What’s your special approach to content?
I like to feature one book or author at a time because I like to talk about why I’m loving whatever it is I’m sharing. Of course, there are exceptions to this because I am a sucker for a gorgeous set of colorful spines.
Aesthetic / Instagram page theme:
Minimalist, bright, and always with a cup of tea.
How often do you post?
I used to post every day but recently switched to every other day, and it’s made such a difference for me.
What does your Bookstagram mean to you?
It represents a lot of work for sure, but also some amazing friends, fun events, and a great community of readers who love to flail as much as I do.
Definitely my local indie: Mysterious Galaxy. It has the best staff who are all amazing at recommending something I didn’t even know I needed.
Who would you have supply you with a lifetime of books?
Well, I already have more to read than I know what to do with, so I’m not sure…
Author to take a selfie with:
I’ve been lucky to meet and take photos with a lot of my favorite authors. I really want to meet Will Staehle, who has designed a lot of my favorite covers.
Favorite book cover:
Anything with a really amazing font will catch my eye. I also really love the covers for ADSOM, Mara Dyer, Mexican Gothic, When No One is Watching, You Should See Me in a Crown, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, Ayesha at Last, This is Our Story, The Outsider, and and and…
Book you have claimed to have read that you didn’t:
None. I’m always honest about what I have or haven’t read.
When did you know you had made it as a Bookstagrammer?
I’m still not sure I have. I will say that it is always exciting to get offers to work with publishers, but when I rebranded in 2019 to include tv and movies, it was extra amazing to get invites from Netflix and other mainstream studios/platforms to work with them and create new partnerships.
The only fandom I was actively part of was Twilight and it brought me some of my favorite people in the world.
Advice for aspiring Bookstagrammers:
Always decide what you want to do with your account based on what you want to do. Take photos of what you love, how you love to see it because no one sees it exactly as you do. It’s easy to get caught up in the follower count, the algorithm, and the comparison to The Big Accounts, but IG should be fun, so don’t stress out.
Read what you love, no matter the genre, format, or length!
Featured Image via @eleventhirteenpm