Bookstagram Tips and Tricks

Hello and happy 1st day of Spring! I know I disappeared again the past few weeks (I’ve once again been super busy) but the sun is shining outside today and I’m in a rather good mood so I’m finally back with a new blog post! And this one is all about bookstagram! I’ve had so many people ask me for advice on how to start a bookstagram or how to improve their accounts and photography so I figured it would be a good idea to write a blog post and give you all some tips on bookstagramming! Keep in mind that I’m in no way an expert, nor do I consider myself one, but I’ve been a bookstagrammer for almost three years now so I’ve a learned a thing or two! 🙂



Getting Started


The first thing you need to establish before you start your bookstagram is your theme. Not all your photos have to look the same but it’s nice to have some consistency and the easiest way to achieve that is through editing. Editing is a bookstagrammer’s best friend. You might wanna take a photo outside but also take a photo on your shelves. You know that they’re going to be completely different but editing them the same way or adding the same filter can go a long way into making them match! I personally love seeing bookstagram feeds that have a certain style or theme and always find them more aesthetically pleasing!

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Mid-month Check In February 2018

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Hope you’re all having a very relaxing day! We’re a little over halfway through the month, which means it’s time for another mid-month check in! I’ve decided to make those a regular thing because I have so much fun writing them! Here’s what I’ve been up to so far this month!

Currently Reading


I’m almost finished with The Cruel Prince and I’ve really enjoyed it so far, even though I have to admit I found it a bit slow for my taste. Still, Holly Black’s fairie world is fascinating and I had so much fun reading about all the different aspects of it! I’m hoping to finish this one tonight because it’s taken me longer to read than I was planning to and hopefully I will be able to write a review too!

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Most Anticipated Releases of February 2018

Happy 1st of February everyone! Can you believe January is already over? It was a so so month for me because I was super busy with college exams but I’m looking forward to them ending next week so I can finally devote myself to reading! I’m determined to make February a successful reading month and there are a few February releases that I’m hoping will help me with that! So here’s a small list of the books coming out this month that I’m most excited about!


30694168Goodreads summary:

Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her. 

When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King—who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world—or the ones Liesl loves—is in her hands?

Expected publication: February 6th

I have to admit that I haven’t read Wintersong yet. I didn’t manage to get to it last year and since I wanted to read it in winter I decided to wait for this year. But since its sequel is coming out this month, I figured this is the best opportunity for me to get to it and if I do read it, it will also give me the perfect excuse to buy a copy of Shadowsong! Though let’s face it, I’ll probably buy it either way! I need that book on my shelves! We all have to admit it has such a stunning cover!

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Review on “Daughter of the Pirate King” by Tricia Levenseller

33643994Genre: YA, fantasy, adventure

Series: Daughter of the Pirate King #1

Format: hardback

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Published: February 28th, 2017

Pages: 308

Goodreads summary:

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

My thoughts:

“I value brilliant minds, honest souls, and those with long endurance. I forge relationships based on trust and mutual respect, not fear and control.” 

Let me just say that I’ve had a really hard time finishing books these past few months due to a horrible reading slump and DotPK easily brought me out of it. It was a light, fast paced read full of excitement, adventure and plenty of humor that had me cracking up several times while reading it. So much so that I got plenty of weird stares in various public places because I couldn’t restrain myself from laughing out loud. Also pirates. I love me a good pirate adventure complete with a treasure hunt but unfortunately haven’t seen many YA pirate books around in the past so I was very eager to get to this one! And I was definitely not disappointed!

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Top 12 Disney Songs I Love

As an undeniably obsessed Disney fan, I’ve grown up singing along to Disney songs, classic or modern! Disney has been my entire childhood and even today I never say no to watching Disney movies or doing anything that has to do with Disney for that matter! After all, you’re never too old for Disney, and Disney songs and movies are proof that everyone is a child at heart! I myself find it impossible to listen to a Disney song without singing along and even though there are hundreds of them that I love, today I’m going to try to count out my top favorites!

Belle Reprise

“I want adventure in the great wide somewhere.
I want it more than I can tell.”

Beauty and the Beast has always been one of my favorite Disney movies, with Belle being on the top of my list of favorite Disney princesses! One of my favorite parts about the movie is the musical numbers in it! It’s hard not to sing along to “Belle” at the beginning of the movie when belle wanders through the streets of her village saying hello to everybody but it’s the reprise of the song that I’ve always loved the most! I’m sure we’ve all fantasized about running on hills and singing about our dreams at one point or another, and if you love adventures like I do, it’s not hard to relate to Belle’s “I want adventure in the great wide somewhere”!


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Most Anticipated Releases of January 2018

Hello lovelies! It’s Fri-yay today which means relaxing day so I figured it was as good a time as any to finally write this blog post! I say finally because I’ve been planning to post it since last week but alas! Life (a.k.a college exams) got in the way! So here we are today! I was originally going to do a post about all of my most anticipated releases of 2018 but since there are way too many amazing books coming out this year to all fit in one blog post, I decided to feature them separately each month!

The Cruel Prince

26032825Goodreads Summary

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Expected publication: January 2nd

One of my most anticipated releases of  this year! I’ve wanted this book ever since it was announced (I was immediately sold on the whole Fairie Prince thing) and I’m super excited to read it! Technically it’s already out but I don’t have my copy yet so I’m still waiting for it! And I think it’s safe to say I will start it as soon as I get my hands on it!

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My 2018 Bookish Resolutions


Happy new Year everyone! Can you believe 2017 is gone? Can’t say it was the best year for me (it had its ups and downs) but I’m really hoping 2018 will be amazing! New year means new goals, so I thought it would be fun to share my 2018 bookish resolutions!

Complete My Goodreads Reading Challenge

2017 was a pretty bad reading year for me. I’ve had some personal stuff to deal with which means I wasn’t in the mood to read and only managed to finish less than 20 books! So I’m determined to change that this year! I’ve set my Goodreads reading goal to 100 books which is pretty ambitious, I know, but I’m really hoping I will manage to complete it! I’ve acquired so many amazing books in 2017 and I really, really want to finally get to them this year!

Read More Diverse Books

This was a bookish resolution I set for myself last year but since I didn’t do much reading in 2017 I didn’t manage to complete it. I already have a few diverse reads sitting on my shelves so I’m really hoping I will be able to get to them soon! And of course, I’m always up for suggestions!

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Mid-month Check In Christmas Edition

Happy Monday everyone! Can you believe there are only 7 days left until Christmas? Where has the year gone? December has been a crazy busy month for me (I barely seem to find time to sit down and relax anymore) which is why I haven’t posted till now! But since we’re halfway through the month I figured it was time to check in with y’all and let you know what’s going on in my (bookish) life!

Currently Reading


I finally started Flame in the Mist yesterday and even though I haven’t gotten very far, I’m really enjoying it already! Hopefully, I will manage to actually finish it because I have the bad habit of stopping in the middle of reading books lately but since Christmas break is coming and I’ll have a lot more free time on my hands, I’m confident that I will finally catch up a bit on my TBR! I’m desperately behind!

Currently Listening


Aside from the traditional Christmas music obsession I recently started listening to The Crown’s Game, which I downloaded for free thanks to an awesome Audio Books offer that was included in September’s The Bookish Box! I was super excited to find it because I’ve wanted to read it for a while now and it’s safe to say that if I like it, I’m going to buy a physical copy too! Besides, have you seen the hardback? It’s absolutely gorgeous!

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10 Things I’m Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you’re all surrounded by family and love today! Unfortunately we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here but I love the idea of it so I figured writing a small blog post to list a few things I’m thankful for would be nice! I could probably write hundreds of things I’m thankful for but since that would be rather inconvenient for both me and you, I’m just going to write down the first 10 things that pop into mind!

My family

I feel very lucky to say that I have an amazing family that loves and supports me! I know that’s not the case for everyone so I cherish every moment I spend with them! I’m grateful for my grandma’s cooking, and for my other grandma’s tendency to stuff my bag with treats whenever I visit her, I’m grateful for my cousins who are like sisters to me and who always give me plenty of reasons to laugh, I’m grateful for my grandfather who never said no to driving me around and who is not with us anymore but will always hold a very special place in my heart, I’m grateful for my uncles who always bring plenty of gifts when they visit us from the US and I’m grateful for all my extended family who always spends holidays with us and shares our happiness. But most of all I’m grateful for my two amazing parents who have always given me all the help and support I needed and who rarely say no to me! I also have to mention that I owe my love for reading to my dad (he’s the other bookworm in the family) so I’m extremely grateful to him for that too! I wouldn’t be the person I am today without him!

My best friend

I would truly be lost without her! She’s the most important person in my life outside my family and she’s the one person that completely understands me and always puts up with my craziness! She’s also a huge reader so there’s plenty of fangirling involved every time we’re together and she writes too so I can always talk to her about my ideas and ask for inspiration! And I couldn’t be more grateful to have someone to share my passions with and above all to have someone who is always there for me whenever I need it!

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Halloween Movie Spookathon

Good morning and happy Halloween! One of my favorite days of the year is here, so I had to write a small blog post to celebrate! This one is not going to be bookish but I will be spending my day watching Halloween and spooky movies, so I figured it would be a good idea to share some of my favorites here! I’m not sure how many of these I’ll be able to watch but I’ll do my best! Here we go!

corpsebride_2260Corspe Bride

I don’t know about you but I love me a good Tim Burton movie and especially on Halloween! Corpse Bride is actually not my favorite among Tim Burton’s movies but I still think it’s brilliant and it’s definitely a fitting movie to watch on the spookiest day of the year!

The_nightmare_before_christmas_posterNightmare Before Christmas

Out of all the movies I’m going to mention here, this one is my absolutely favorite! There are no words to describe how much I love Jack and don’t even get me started about the songs! “This Is Halloween” has been stack in my head all month but I’m not complaining because I love it! I actually have a hard time figuring out whether I should categorize this as a Halloween or a Christmas movie but it is a story about the Pumpkin King so I guess Halloween has an edge. Though I can honestly watch it all year long and I’m actually typing this while it’s on TV! And if you don’t believe how obsessed with this movie I am, I will simply tell you that my nails currently have Jack painted on them! The perfect Halloween nail do!

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