This year I finally dived into the Bookstagram world (you can follow me here at Books.And.Beverages!). I wanted to start posting more pictures of books, but didn’t want to use my personal account (which you can follow here : ). So why not create an account just for the bookish goodness?
Y’ALL. I am so glad I did. It is so so much fun! It’s like having bookish friends whenever you NEED TO TALK ABOUT A BOOK. Which, for readers, is like always.
If you’re on the fence about joining in the radness, here’s 5 Reasons Why I Love Bookstagrams.
1. The challenges. I just joined in this month with two challenges. This is one of the best parts! There’s some instagrams that have a “theme” with each post and are so fun to see. Others don’t necessarily have a go to theme, but are just as creative. It’s so fun to “meet” new people using the challenge hashtags and see what people come up with. Plus when I’m not feeling any ideas, this gives me just what I need.
2. The friends. Truly, there isn’t quite a bunch of folks like those who love their books. I have probably mentioned this before, but I’m pretty sure one of the few times I’ve gone up to a stranger and started a conversation (I need to pause and say if you aren’t an introvert, let me tell you that this very action is A MIRACLE OF ALL MIRACLES) is when I’ve seen their book and wanted to talk about it. So I get to talk about ALL THE BOOKS EVERY SINGLE DAY! And it never gets old.
3. I love my books even more. I’m a book collector. It’s very hard to get rid of books I love. It makes moving a blast, but I don’t care. I want all the books overflowing in my household. I didn’t think this was possible, but as I think of new ways to photograph my books, display them, etc., I appreciate the little details about them. Plus those bookish friends I haven’t looked at in a while? I have the perfect excuse to drag them out and remember the joy that came with reading the story. The one downside? I want to re-read them all. Sorry TBR.
4. Did I mention talking about books? I’ve had such fun conversations with friends. Like the days I post “favorite author” or “favorite book,” y’all we bond! Plus I can totally trust their judgement because obviously they have excellent taste in books. 🙂
5. I get to be creative. Without meaning too, this year has become a year for me to stretch myself creatively. It’s so much fun and such a stress relief. I love the challenge of thinking of different things to post, setting them up and getting to use a camera. Plus I LOVE seeing what other people do. Seriously, so much fun!
Do you have a bookstagram? Let me know below!