“Whoever said being a bookstagrammer is easy didn’t know s***”
I came across the hashtag Bookstagram only a few months back. At first sight, I was mesmerized by the pretty pictures. The book lover in me could spend hours ogling at the arrangement of books in pretty backdrops.
Don’t understand what I mean? Just check these out!
My favorite Bookstagrammers
#queenslibraryoctober16 day 16: Best ending. Crooked Kingdom was the perfect end to the Six off Crows duology!💕😁 It's sad that this series is over, but I think it had a great ending that wrapped the story up nicely.😁😁 . #bookstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookstagrammer #book #booklover #bookphotography
When I saw today's #lilbookishseptember prompt focused on cliffhangers, Just One Day immediately came to mind. If you've read this or its companion book, you know what I mean. If you haven't picked it up yet but enjoy contemporary YA, stop what you are doing, get thee to a bookstore, and read this ASAP. I am very fond of Gayle Forman's books, but this (and Just One Year) both have endings that left me totally wanting more. To say I was ecstatic when Just One Night came out as an ebook would be an understatement. QOTD: How are you all? We're your days lovely? Did you eat something delicious, wear something silly, or do something fun? If so, do tell! –Mags
My own experience
And when I tried maintaining my own account? Oh good Lord – it sure ain’t easy! Who thought taking pictures of a book in a pretty setting could be so challenging!
For starters, I don’t have many hard cover books here in Hyderabad (most of them are back home). I mostly use my Kindle. Secondly, no backdrop I found could beat the magic of a natural setting. Thirdly, most of my pictures looked but much better in my mind and less in reality!
However, I persevered. And finally, I managed to click a few decent pictures. Mind you, I still have a long way to go before I get half as good as these people. But it’s a start.
Some of the pics I took back then:
Here are some of my recent clicks:
Are you a bookstagrammer too? How has your experience been at the start? I’d love to know! Let’s connect! Add me at @sonamchamaria.