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#Bookstagrammer of the Week: @the.cozy.bee

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This Week’s Featured creator: @the.cozy.bee

 

Each week Bookstr is going to be highlighting your favorite Bookstagrammers. 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! Each page has theme colors or an aesthetic, and this Bookstagrammer’s cozy autumnal theme is perfect for October. This week we are getting to know Brittany, or as you would know her on Instagram, @the.cozy.bee.

Here is her story:

 

 

Chapter 1: The Birth of a Bookstagram Account

Brittany started Bookstagram with a cozy theme in mind and as a bookish way to express her creativity.

 

I originally began posting cozy photos of the books I was reading, a way to get creative and document my reads. I then discovered that there was a whole community of people that have dedicated their pages to all things bookish and so I joined the magical world of Bookstagram, found it unintentionally but it was meant to be. 

 

Brittany’s favorite authors and books span across a wide range of genres, including The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, Leigh Bardugo, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and Atticus Poetry.

 

I could just go on forever—every book speaks to me in some way and I treasure every read for different reasons.

 

The Cozy Bee is a member of the Harry Potter, Grishaverse, Narnia Nation, and the SPNFamily fandoms.

 

 

A fun fact about @the.cozy.bee is that she’s ambidextrous, which is perfect for all of her reading and journaling.

 

I can use both my left and my right hands for just about everything.

 

Chapter 2: To The Bookstagramming

As a Bookstagrammer, it’s important to judge books by their covers so you can choose the best aesthetics for your photos. In the world of readers and introverts, more and more book covers are attempting to capture that cozy aesthetic. Brittany’s current favorite is the whimsical cover of The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert.

 

 

So when should you look out for Brittany’s newest photos if you’re in the mood to feel warm and cozy with a good book?

 

I post everyday, sometimes twice a day. I just enjoy taking pictures and sharing them with Bookstagram and for the timing of my posts… whatever my Instagram insights suggests is best.

 

But how did Brittany know that she’d made it as a Bookstagrammer? And what advice would she give to future Bookstagrammers?

 

When I made my first friend. Bookstagram is a community where we share our love of books. I ‘made it’ when I joined the community. 

The best advice I could give is to just start. A great way to begin is by participating in Bookstagram photo challenges and by engaging with other Bookstagrammers. The most important thing however is that you are having fun.

 

Chapter 3: TBR

Every avid reader has a To Be Read list that they add to in the hopes of acquiring more favorites, and Brittany’s TBR list for this month includes plenty of spooky books to fit her autumn aesthetic. They are:

 

 

 

 

We also asked Brittany if she could pick a publisher to supply her with a lifetime of books and she chose one with a magical theme.

 

Oh wow. I think Bloomsbury Publishing. I think all the magical books come from there. 

 

 

 

Brittany has so many Bookstagrammers that she loves and connects with, and she has positive opinions to share about all of them.

 

  • @sheisconfetti: she has become one of my closest friends and I just love reading her diary entry styled posts each day
  • @geminorum: I have loved her darling account for as long as I’ve been on Bookstagram
  • @bookaline: another long time favourite
  • @mousethatreads: someone I’ve looked up to since starting Bookstagram
  • @gardenofgoldenleaves: another account I have forever adored
  • @wldflowerbooks: a more recent favourite who never fails to make me smile

 

This list could honestly just go on and on, I have met wonderful people on this platform and I am constantly discovering more and more like minded souls with beautiful accounts.

 

Well, what did you think of @the.cozy.bee? 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! 

 

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Featured image via @the.cozy.bee

 

#Bookstagrammer of the Week: @carlysbookclub

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This Week’s Featured creator: @carlysbookclub

 

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 Carly, or as you would know her on Instagram, @carly or @carlysbookclub.

Here is her story:

 

 

Chapter 1: The Birth of a Bookstagram Account

Carly was already Instagram famous when she decided to delve into her love for books on a separate account.

I had the Bookstagram handle for about two years before I posted on it. I thought it would be fun but wasn’t sure if I had the time to commit to an additional Instagram. I just started to post earlier this year, and I wish I had started sooner! It’s been so fun to carve a little space in the Bookstagram niche—I love it so much.

Carly’s favorite authors are Elin Hilderbrand, especially for beach reads, and Ann Patchett. She would choose Penguin Randomhouse to supply her with a lifetime of books.

 

 

If Carly was given the chance to take a selfie with any author, she told us:

I’d especially be fangirling with J.K. Rowling or Elin Hilderbrand!

 

 

Chapter 2: To The Bookstagramming

More often than not, we judge books by their cover (especially since they’re becoming more and more pretty these days). That’s not a bad thing! They can help inform our tastes and further develop our appreciation for books (as if we needed any!)

Carly’s favorite book covers are the custom covers created by Juniper Books.

 

 

She has her own favorite Bookstagrammers too and especially loves @katesbookparade.

 

She’s new but I think her content is so cool & unique!

 

Each Bookstagrammer has their own theme and style for their page, so what is Carly’s aesthetic and how does she incorporate it into her content?

 

I like a classic look with a modern spin! 

I try to visit bookstores and libraries. I try to capture where I’m reading as well as what I’m reading! Whenever I stumble on a good “shelfie” (in hotels, stores, homes), I can’t resist snapping a quick pic.

 

When does Carly usually post her aesthetic bookish pics and her journeys to different bookish places?

 

Since this is a second and totally fun Instagram, I mostly just post when I have something new. Maybe a couple of times a week. I probably SHOULD be more active, but Instagram is a huge part of my day job so I try to keep this particular account “fun.”

 

 

We asked Carly how she knew she made it as a Bookstagrammer, and her response was humbling.

Honestly, have I? I feel like I’m so new to this. But one of my Instagrams blew up and got over 9,000 likes. I have NO idea why, but I wasn’t mad about it!

 

Chapter 3: TBR

Carly’s TBR list is overflowing, and most bibliophiles can totally relate to the need to add every interesting book to their TBR in the hopes of acquiring more favorites. Her TBR list includes:

 

 

Chapter 4: What Does Bookstagram Mean To You?

Carly’s love for books and her comforting pictures of bookish places have clearly had an impact on the Bookstagram community. But what does Bookstagram mean to her personally?

 

It’s a space to share the love of reading with other book lovers!

My senior year of college is when I kind of became an avid reader. I was a little lonely at school (all of my friends having graduated a year ahead of me) and started to devour books from the local library. It was the best escape from studying and “required” reading. Since then, books have truly brought me such peace and comfort and I hope to share that love with other people!

 

Well, what did you think of @carlysbookclub? You will love her community and aesthetic on Instagram! 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! 

 

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Featured image via @carlysbookclub

Five Book Opinions from Cats

We all have some hot book takes, and what’s better than a good take? A hot take from a cat. Sure, they’re funny, but they’re also relateable. Well, some of them. Hopefully not #3. Any opinion from a cat is a quality opinion, and here are a few about your favorite books.

 

 

1. When you love nothing

Image via Planet eBooks

 

I hope you like more than two things, but if you’re gonna keep the list short, books are certainly top pics. Kind of makes you wonder which tow, doesn’t it? Relatable when all you want is to jump into fiction to escape your real world problems. Rest in peace, Tardar Sauce.

 

 

2. We’re still not over it

Image via I Can Has Cheeseburger

 

MASTER gave Dobby a SOCK. Seen here, a tabby kitten cosplaying her favorite Harry Potter character. Her ears might not be big enough, but 13/10 for effort, and she’s certainly mastered the huge eyes. Does Dobby ever bite the sock? Time for a reread. RIP Dobby. Yikes.

 

 

3. Don’t touch my things

Image via Book Bub

 

I know the ring makes you really protective, but do you get the sense Smeagle had siblings? “Mom said it’s my turn on the one ring!” – Smeagle, probably. Regardless, he’s attached, and this cat has captured his covetous energy perfectly.

 

 

4. Finely aged memes

Image via Book Bub

 

Sure, this meme format is basically antique, but memes age like fine wine. Besides, it’s hard to argue. I was an Aslan stan as a child, and can say that this is a good impersonation, if the scale might make it less convincing in person. I definitely want to pat the fluff.

 

 

5. Misleading book titles

Image via Book Bub

 

Finally it seemed like there was some literature he could really appreciate, so imagine the disappointment of getting two thirds through the book, and realizing it’s never going to be about bird hunting. Top ten anime betrayals of all time.

 

 

 

Featured image via Melanie Rockett