This Week’s Featured creator: @mitra_bookish_girl
Each week Bookstr is going to be highlighting your favorite Bookstagrammers. What is a Bookstagrammer you ask? A Bookstagrammer is someone who shares all of their literary interests, ranging from book reviews and aesthetically pleasing book pictures to outfit pictures featuring their current reads. Anything that evokes bibliophile feels is on their Instagram pages. Make sure to give these Bookstagrammers the love they deserve! This week we are getting to know Mitra, or as you would know her on Instagram, @mitra_bookish_girl.
Here is her story:
Chapter 1: The Birth of a Bookstagram Account
Mitra began her Bookstagram career with nothing but her wits, her love of books, and the Internet.
I found out about bookstagram through a bookish page on Facebook in January 2017, first I started following some Bookstagrammers, then I decided to create my own bookstagram account because I loved the idea of posting creative book photos and spreading the love of books.
I thought it is the best way to catch the attention of non-readers and make them read books, to make them fall in love with books. So I started posting my own book photos in February 2017.
Some of Mitra’s favorite books include The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak, Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff, the Ember series by Sabaa Tahir, and the Grishaverse books by Leigh Bardugo—it certainly shows in this awesome post:
A fun fact about Mitra is that she loves the smell of book pages and that creative ink!
I sniff books too much, even while reading I sometimes stop reading the book and just sniff it, I love the smell of books so much.
Chapter 2: To The Bookstagramming
More often than not, we do judge books by their cover (especially since they’re becoming more and more pretty these days). But they can also inform us about our tastes and further develop our appreciation for books. Mitra’s favorite book cover is King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo.
So when should you keep an eye out for Mitra’s newest gorgeous photos?
I post daily and on evenings. Instagram allows us to check the statistics of our accounts and that shows us the time when most of our followers are online, so I post when most of my followers come online.
Chapter 3: TBR
Mitra already has so many great book recommendations. Every avid reader has a To Be Read list that they add to in the hopes of acquiring more favorites, and Mitra is no different. Her TBR list includes some of this year’s newest releases:
- Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
- Capturing the Devil by Jerri Maniscalo
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
We also asked Mitra if she could pick a publisher to supply her with a lifetime of books. Can you guess what she said?
I think I’d choose Simon and Schuster because they publish Cassandra Clare’s books so then I’ll get her books for free for a lifetime and I want to read every book she writes.
Chapter 4: What Does Bookstagram Mean To You?
There’s no doubt that Mitra’s love for books and Instagram style have an influence on the bookish community, and her photography skills are stunning. But what does Bookstagram mean to her personally?
It’s an important part of my life now, I feel at home here, to be able to freely discuss and share the love of books and characters without being judged by anyone for it surely feels like a haven to me. And it feels great when other people read the books I recommend. I try to create content that’s worth liking and reading. And that will influence my followers in a positive way. I just want more people to read books, and to learn positive things from the books they read. I just want to spread positivity and the love of books through my page.
Mitra has her own favorite Bookstagrammers too, including @xenatine, @bookish_mai, @_ckarys, @mkarys, @berrybookpages, and @bookwormgram.
Well, what did you think of @mitra_bookish_girl? You will love how interactive she is in her comments! Do you have a favorite Bookstagrammer in mind? Contact us through any of our social media platforms and maybe you will see them on here next week!
Featured image by @mitra_bookish_girl