• books

    My Problem With The Bookstagram Aesthetic

    I love bookstagram (bookstagram being bookish things on Instagram). I wouldn’t call myself a true book blogger. But I love posting book photos and I love talking to people about books. But there is one thing about it that annoys me. And that is the bookstagram aesthetic. You’ll probably know what I’m talking about. All those lovely flat lays featuring a book along with a fluffy blanket, maybe a cup of tea or a fancy bookmark (usually featuring some funny quote about reading). A candle or fairy lights and various other bits of ephemera that is somehow related to the book. MY ACTUAL PROBLEM WITH BOOKSTAGRAM Now I should point out I love these photos, the…

  • lifestyle

    4 Ideas For Instagram Photos

    A few months ago I decided to get some of my instagram photos printed out. I really like having physical copies of my photos rather than just looking at them on a screen. However I also don’t want to just leave these photos lying in a box. So here are some ideas I came up with for fun things to do with the prints. BOOKMARKS I’ve only just recently got into the habit of using a bookmark rather than dog-earing the page. However I really don’t have any proper ‘bookmarks’ and usually just use train tickets or leaflets or sweetie wrappers. Anything I have to hand basically. Which now includes my box…