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#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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#Bookstagrammer Of The Week: @morrighanrose

Hello again! Today’s bookstagram feature is Morrighan/@morrighanrose. She’s got a gorgeous gothic vibe to her posts that are somehow cold and cozy at the same time.

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“𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚎’𝚜 𝚙𝚘𝚠𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗 𝚊 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚎, 𝚗𝚘 𝚖𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚒𝚝 𝚝𝚘.” —𝙱𝚛𝚘𝚔𝚎𝚗 𝚆𝚒𝚜𝚑 . . [ qotd ]: which book is at the top of your wishlist?! . . Sixteen-year-old Elva has a secret. She has visions and strange powers that she will do anything to hide. She knows the warnings about what happens to witches in their small village of Hanau. She’s heard the terrible things people say about the Witch of the North Woods, and the malicious hunts that follow. . . The Mirror: Broken Wish marks the first book in an innovative four-book fairy-tale series written by Julie C. Dao, Dhonielle Clayton, J. C. Cervantes, and L. L. McKinney, following one family over several generations, and the curse that plagues it. . . Thank you to @disneybooks for sending me a copy of the book and teaming up with me for a great giveaway! . . [ GIVEAWAY ]: Win a copy of Broken Wish . . TO ENTER – follow me, @disneybooks, @juliecdao and @storygramtours – tag a friend you think will be interested For EXTRA extra: visit @yaallegiance tomorrow and repeat these steps RULES – Giveaway will end Oct 12th at midnight EST – US ONLY – not affiliated with Instagram -must be 18 or have parents permission -must be a public account so I can verify entries . . [ hashtags ]: #invokingbooks #BrokenWishtour #BrokenWish #disneybooks #storygramtours #bookstagram #bookish #ireadya #witchesofinstagram #bookadict #fallaesthetic #bookstagrammer #bookcommunity

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Why did you start your Bookstagram:

I stumbled onto this incredible community back in 2017 while reading reviews on Goodreads. I knew instantly that I had found MY PEOPLE. This quirky collection of bookdragons is my forever home.

Where are you from:

I live in the mountains of Pennsylvania with my four children and a strange collection of furry critters. 

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

I am a total book pusher! I would love to inspire people to be themselves, but also– please read all of my favorite books so I can cry and fangirl with you!

Fun Fact about you:

I used to be a total extrovert. You could often find me at music festivals, dancing with a flaming hula hoop in front of large crowds. 

Favorite Bookstagrammers:

I have a soft spot for the darker feeds– I’m loving @of.books.and.bone @thehookandthetale and @twinklesandstars lately!

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Favorite Books and Authors:

Here comes the book pusher– RED RISING by Pierce Brown will always be my number one. The amount of both heartbreak and hope in that series never fails to consume me completely. Some runners up are The Black Witch Chronicles by Laurie Forest and An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

Fictional Crush:

EEEEP! Only one?! I collect book boyfriends like my kids collect Pokemon. Darrow of Lykos is pretty incredible though.

TBR List:

I honestly don’t even want to know how many books are on this list. My tentative August TBR will include Empire of Gold, the conclusion to The Daevabad Trilogy by Shannon Chakroborty because I NEED to know what happens to my babies!

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What’s Your Special Approach to Content:

I try to be as honest as possible with the books that I post and the reviews that I write. I feel like my followers would rather hear me rave about a book I enjoyed than just post the latest pretty cover out there. 

Aesthetic / Instagram page theme:

Oh, this is a tough one because my feed is ever evolving. I think the cozy, forest witch vibe has been a constant aesthetic of mine for quite a while now. It reflects my personality rather well!

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How often do you post:

I post once a day. As a single mama of four with a full time job, I just don’t have the free time to be on here or post as much as I would like. 

What does your Bookstagram mean to you:

The Bookstagram community and the friends that I have made here are incredible. This honestly is my getaway, my escape from the monotony of everyday life. 

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Favorite Bookstore:

I will always have a soft spot for Barnes & Noble, but I’ve been loving on some of the smaller, privately owned shops in my area.

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

Umm, anyone that wants the job, I’m doing interviews all week! 

Author to take a selfie with:

Jay Kristoff! His constant smirk makes me happy, and he’s at least a foot taller than me. 

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Favorite book cover:

Ahh! There are SO many I love. Fable by Adrienne Young is a recent favorite, as well as Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake! 

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

Dante’s Inferno for a world history class. My brain was not having it! 

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

Hahah, I remember last year when a follower picked up a book based on my recommendation. It blew me away! People actually listen to my often poorly worded rants and raves about books. It boggles my mind. 

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Favorite fandoms:

Did I mention that I love Red Rising? I’m a Howler to the end. Nevernight is another of my favorites and the art for that series is just *chef’s kiss*

Advice for aspiring Bookstagrammers:

Find your aesthetic, post what you love, and show your quirky side! 

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Additional bookishness:

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone in this amazing bookish community– from the aspiring Bookstagrammers to the people that base their livelihood on readers. I see you. I appreciate you. 

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