Please introduce yourself in six words... Empathic, shy, dreamer, eclectic, determined, romantic.
What are you currently reading? Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas.
How many books did you read in 2018 and how many are you planning for 2019?63 in 2018, planning to read 75 in 2019.
When did your love for reading start and which book sparked this passion?My love for reading started when I was 8, but it wasn’t a fire that roared, it was more like a sparkle. The book that really made my love for reading ignite and roar was Pride and Prejudice, and I was 11.
Who's your favourite author and why? If I have to choose Jane Austen, because she’s the reason I am an avid reader, but there are many more who followed her, depending on the genre, like J. R. Ward, Sarah J. Maas, James Joyce and Umberto Eco, just to name a few.
What motivated you to start your Bookstagram and what advice would you give to someone new to the gig? I started my bookstagram after finding a bookstagram account on Instagram. I told myself: this is amazing, I want to do the same, sharing my love for books. Here I am, still loving what I do. An advice I can give to bookstagram neophytes is to never give up. Try. It doesn’t matter the follower count (mine grew slowly at the beginning) or if your pictures aren’t perfect. The bookstagram community is open-minded and welcoming, and you’ll surely find new friends and book recommendations if you only will give it a try.
What's your all-time favourite book quote?The start of Pride and Prejudice: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that..." You know how it continues, right?
Do you have any exciting projects planned for the future? I am actually writing a book myself, and am planning to restyle my blog and make it something different, book related, but not just a collection of book reviews. If everything works as I plan, you’ll see it soon!
Your bookstagram account is so aesthetically pleasing would you judge a book by its cover?I have judged a book by its cover in the past, and sometimes I still pick a book just because I like how it looks. The fact is: I am not talking about the beauty of the cover, but the beauty of the book. It can be a ruined book, with the cracked spine, but if it gives me positive vibes and catches my eye, I pick it. Obviously, I also have a tbr list based on my favourite genres and on the plot of the books I plan to read.
Finally, If you were stuck on a desert island and could only take one book, what book would that be? I never get tired of that book. It soothes me in every bad situation.
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Website/ Blog - Books Daily News