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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!

image via @morrighanrose

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!

image via @morrighanrose

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!

image via @morrighanrose

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. 

image via @morrighanrose

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. 

image via @morrighanrose

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. 

image via @morrighanrose

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! 

image via @morrighanrose

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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Library of Congress Releases 100 Free Books Online

Children’s Book Week might have ended, but on May 5th, to mark of the end of its 100th anniversary, the Library of Congress released 100 British and American titles.

Thankfully, all of these books are still available for free.

 

Denslow's Humpty Dumpty and The Book of Cat

Image Via Good News Network

The history of Children’s Book Week starts back in 1919, now a hundred years ago, as a means of celebrating childhood literacy. However, Good New Network makes note of how difficult this was.

Simply put, why print colored illustrations when printing in black and white is far cheaper?

 

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
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However several literary advocates stepped forth, allowing for the last hundred years of Children’s Book Week to be a landmark in literary history. With these books, we can not only how society has evolved over the years, but also  look back at the branches of our literary evolution and see just where we came from.

Now all these books, and many more, are available on digital, bridging the gap between old and new.

Fair warning, some of these books may be considered offensive. Lee Ann Potter, the director of the learning and innovation office at the Library of Congress, made note to The New York Times that the library is “celebrating the fact that these books provide us with the opportunity to have conversations about what is appropriate or inappropriate, that they help us understand a different time.”

These education books, from very old to brand new, are a part of our history. They include the work of American illustrators such as W.W. Denslow, Peter Newell, and Howard Pyle, as well as works by renowned English illustrators Randolph Caldecott, Walter Crane, and Kate Greenaway.Image Via Library of Congress

As the Library of Congress states on their website, “The books in this collection were published in the United States and England before 1924, are no longer under copyright, and free to read, share, and reuse however you’d like”.

Are you going to check them out?

 

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We Want Your Bookish Couple Photos!

ATTENTION, COUPLES!

 

Spring is here, and now that the weather and lighting are in your favor, it’s likely you’re racking up those cute couple photos with your boo! Wanna find out for sure whether or not you and your romantic partner are the cutest couple? Send us your photos to claim bragging rights! (And y’all may be hot, but let’s keep the photos PG.)

Bookstr supports all your healthy romantic relationships, regardless of your gender identity or sexual orientation. Just show us how much you love each other—and how much you love books!

 

SUBMIT YOUR BOOKISH COUPLE PHOTOS HERE!

 

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Please be sure to include photos of you and your significant other engaging in book-related activities. Intelligence is sexy. (We’re not creepers, we swear.) We’ll tag you and your partner so you can show off your love AND the fact that you’re way cuter than the other couples you know.

Celebrate book culture at its finest by showing off just how lit(erary) your romance really is!

 

SUBMIT YOUR BOOKISH COUPLE PHOTOS HERE!

 

 

 

 

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Dogs Reading

10 Photos of Dogs Reading Literature That Will Solve Any Problem

I’ve noticed that with a love of books naturally comes a love of cats. I appreciate cat people, you’re all great people and, as Sir Walter Scott would say, cats are a mysterious kind of folk. They’re always associated with literature, perhaps because they’re as puzzling as books can be sometimes. I love them, but I still don’t think canines get enough cred in the literary community.

 

Dogs are more in-your-face, but their intelligence and extent of love is immeasurable. Despite not having thumbs these fur babies are capable of so much more than we know. Don’t believe me? Well, here’s proof with pictures of dogs reading fine literature. Thank me later.

 

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Dogs reading

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2.  Well hello there.

Dogs reading

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Dogs reading

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4. Stop it right now 

Dogs reading

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Dogs reading

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6. 

Dogs reading

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7. Whatever he is, I want one right now

Dogs reading

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8. A good boy indeed

Dogs Reading

 Image Via The Dog Snobs

 

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Dogs reading

 Image Via The Bewildered 20-Something Writer

 

10. Reading glasses have never looked cuter.

Dogs reading

 Image Via Dog Star Daily

 

You’re welcome.

 

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