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Bookstagrammer Life

I forgot to mention on my update-on-reading challenge that I had challenged myself to improve my photo taking and make my instagram a bookstagram. While my phone photo taking is still not great, I have been attempting to keep a bookstagram, so I thought I’d share a couple pictures I took that aren’t too shabby.

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*cough* this actually is my own short story published (x)

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Anna's Life · Challenges · Uncategorized

Part 2 of the Book Photo Challenge

Here is my little gallery of Days 6-11 of the Book Photo challenge. Click on each picture to enlarge and read the caption!

And just for a little explanation of some of these pictures. For my borrowed books – I just started A Series of Unfortunate Events and I’m really enjoying it, so I thought I would get the next few. The other book was a recommendation by someone whom I follow on Goodreads. The books I’m reading now are The Idylls for Medieval Literature (I’m reading it all instead of just certain sections because I want to) and The Help (I bought this book a long time and forgot about it, but one of the groups in my Literary Theory class did their presentation on this book and reminded me!) – however, knowing me, I’m reading lots of books. I’ve got Mockingjay for pleasure and a book of letters by Dorothy Day for a project both in e-version… as well as Alice in Wonderland for a project, a book of poetry by Ann Scowcroft, and a book of Catholic devotions. Last, the signed book is my only signed book. It’s a book called I Thirst which was written by a close friend – I highly recommend it, of course. She is actually going to be releasing the sequel very soon!

Anna's Life · Challenges

Book Photo Challenge & Book Haul

Not that my pictures are any good, but I decided to work my way through Books & Cupcakes photo challenge. I started off with a day or two from the February challenge, but now I’m sticking with the March one.

Day 1 – reading this month

I’ve read this book, years before, as a child. I read it again for my medievalisms paper and I fell in love with it again. (I’ll be posting about this book very soon.)

Day 2 – a book I couldn’t put down

I can never put a Rick Riordan book down. Ever.

Day 3 – last reads / recommendations

I’m not a sport person but I loved this series. I started it for the relationship I heard about on Tumblr, but I stayed for the main character (Neil Josten), in who I saw a lot of myself in. Love this YA series so much. And the first book is free!

Day 4 – reading place

I usually read on the train, but at home, it’s either at my computer desk or on my bed.

Day 5 – someone reading (my sister)

The Land of Far Beyond by Enid Blyton. We’ve started reading this book together (for the third time or something).


I snagged some choice quotes from the books I’ve been reading this month.

from The Help
from A Perfect Gentle Knight

“This king’s ruled long enough—it’s time to tear his castle down (The Raven Court by Nora Sakavic)

“How else could I orient myself in this sea of gray?” (The Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins)


One last thing – I went to Value Village with my mom and managed to whittle down all the books I was holding to just two: a better copy of The Lord of the Rings and Mansfield Park, which I have been looking for a good copy of for a long time because it’s my favourite Austen book.


I just wish I was a millionaire so I could buy more books.

When going to Value Village makes you cry because you can’t buy all the books.