Hello peoples, I’m here with another book tag. I was tagged in this tag by the wonderful Debbie from Debbie’s Library. If you aren’t already following her, you should because her blog is awesome. Oh and by the way, since this is an Instagram tag, I’ve been debating whether or not I should get myself an Instagram account where I post pictures of books I’m currently reading, books I plan on reading, my shelves, etc. Let me know what you’d like!
Feed: Many people give a special theme to their Instagram feeds, or none at all. Are most of the books you read of the same genre, or do you like to mix it up?
I like to think that my reading is diverse and all, but honestly, I stick to the YA Fantasy genre most of the time. I do branch out, though, and especially since I’m participating in the Travelling the Pages 2017 Reading Challenge, I’ll be reading more diverse books this year, which I think is something all of us should try and do.
Filter: Instagrammers often put filters onto their photos to make them look vibrant and beautiful. Name a book with a stunning cover!
There are so many stunning covers out there, but I’m going with the books I completed recently. They just both happen to have some of the most beautiful covers I own. I mean, look at all of those colors and artwork!
Following: On Instagram, users follow others to see what they post, and basically for a little mash-up of their lives. Name a book character whose steps you always enjoy following.
Hmm… I could either go with the cliche answer of Harry Potter, or steal Debbie’s answer of Percy Jackson. This one is difficult, but I think I’m actually going to go with my own answer and that is Carter and Sadie Kane from The Kane Chronicles,
AKA: The most underrated series ever.
Followers: Many celebrities have millions of Instagram followers. Name a hyped-up book read by thousands that you were hesitant to read, but ended up devouring.
I’ll have to go with Cinder and Me Before You on this one. These books are both so popular and hyped-up that I was scared they wouldn’t live up to the hype, but they did! Cinder was predictable but there was wonderful writing and compelling characters, so I consider it a win.
Direct Message: DMs are often used to send pictures found on Instagram to others, or simply just to chat. Name a book you always recommend to others.
I will forever and always recommend this book to people.Seriously, if you haven’t read this book, read it now! The Night Circus is just that good. I’m still awaiting another book by Erin Morgenstern.
Bio: Instagram bios can be up to 150 characters long, and can be used to give some general information about yourself. Name a book with a catchy blurb that hooked you in.
Well, I have an entire Top 5 Wednesday post about Misleading Synopses, so that’ll be my answer for this one. But, The Night Circus also had a wonderful synopsis that left you in the dark and wanting more.
Unfollow: Sometimes you’ll like someone’s feed at first, but then you lose interest and decide to unfollow them. Name a book you liked at first, but over time, the love wore off.
Hmm… this one is difficult to answer. I’d have to say Divergent on this one. You all know by now that I’m not a fan of the Divergent series. That’s due to the monstrosity that was Insurgent and the bore-fest that was Allegiant. This series’ horrendous second and third books squandered all of the love that I once had for the first novel.
Notifications: Whether you admit it or not, everyone loves and waits anxiously to see the pink notification button pop up at the bottom of their Instagram feed. Name an unreleased book that you’ve been anxiously awaiting.
For this one, I’ll go with a book I only discovered yesterday, and that is Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. It sounds like such an interesting read, and there are wonderful reviews on it already. It’ll be released on the 17th so at least I won’t have to wait very long.
Hashtag: Many Instagrammers use hashtags to get their photos out there, or just for fun. Create yourself a bookish hashtag! It could be anything from just your blog’s name, to something crazy spectacular!
Let me start this by saying that I have a profound dislike for hashtags. They were alright at first before people started entering them in their everyday sentences. Also, I prefer calling them number signs, because that’s what they are! But, since this is a tag, and this is a required question, I’ll create a bookish hashtag. *Cringes* Here it is: #BookBuyingProblems
So that probably exists already, but oh well.
Story: Many Instagrammers love using Instagram’s Story feature to let their followers know what they’re currently up to. Name a book you’re currently reading!
Story feature? Is this new? I haven’t been on Instagram in years so this is probably new. Anyway, here are the books that I’m currently reading.
Tag: Many people tag friends in their photos because they were together when the picture was taken, or simply just because. Tag 5 awesome bloggers that you’d like to see take on this tag!
And Don’t forget, you aren’t required to do this tag if I tagged you. Also, if you’d like to take on this tag, yet I didn’t tag you, feel free to do it! Just leave a link to your post in the comments so I can check it out!