So, I am new to the world of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I’d used social media in the past, but in very limited circles with very limited posting of my own. Now that I’ve published a book (The Travelers, Saguaro Books), my world has changed. It’s opened up to the wonders of social media and this thing called #Bookstagram.

20161206_195611 v2.jpgI’m obsessed. I don’t know what it is but I just love to look at the creative ways people dress up their books. It’s like an artistic homage to the love of literature. My daughter helped me make several for The Travelers and we just did a holiday-themed bookstagram also.

Many of the bookstgrams are so clever and creative I thought it might be fun to do a blog post on my 5 favorite of the week. Now, note, these are just ones I saw and loved. I’m sure there are many more out there. And, I doubt this will be my last bookstagram-inspired blog. If you have any suggestions for great bookstagrammers to follow, I’d love to hear it. I’m particular to the YA ones, but I like other genres also.

So, now, for my top 5 off the week!

#5 ultimate_page_turner

#4 writerreaderphotographer1

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My Harry Potter tree! 🌲

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#3 bookbriefs

#2 accio_all_the_books

#1 achromaticrainbow

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• • • • • WEEK 4 • • • • I'm hopping on the Six of Crows bandwagon today! I've only heard good things, so hopefully I haven't set my expectations too high (or that it just blows those expectations away with awesomeness). I'm also interested to see if I recognize some things from my country; I live in the Netherlands and Leigh Bardugo has said that the world is loosely inspired by the Dutch Republic at its peak. I've literally only just started it, but the names atleast seem very familiar, if made up. • • Sidenote: my cat was actively sabotaging this shot. Not cool, bro. • #sixofcrows #leighbardugo #bookstagram #bookworm #bookphotography #bibliophile #booklover #bookaddict #instareads #book #books#instabook #reader #bookish #bookgram #beautifulbooks #reading #booknookstagram #bookporn #booknerd #currentlyreading #amreading #currentread #prettycover #nikon #nikonphotography #nikon📷

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