Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.Joyce Carol Oates
Quarantine opened up SO much time for reading and I took full advantage of it. I recently started an Instagram page just for my reading reviews, book recommendations, and whatever else book related I could think of. I needed to let me creativity loose and, since I couldn’t travel, I decided to channel my creativity towards books.
Even though I can travel now, reading is still one of my favorite ways to travel without having to move off my couch. Below I’m taking you on a very different journey that I hope you love. These are just a few of the bookish pictures I’ve taken over the past few months. Hopefully they get rid of the Sunday Scaries for you and give you some reading inspiration.
I started small with books I’ve read before and loved.
Then I collaborated with a former coworker who is extremely talented. She brought my vision to life!
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I have no shelf control and I’m not mad about it. Reading is the best thing since sliced bread. Just kidding, reading has always been ink-credible since the day it was invented. Books let your imagination run wild and give you a healthy escape from reality into other worlds, dimensions, and times. This print was conceptualized by yours truly and brought to life by a dear friend with her design talents. It measures approximately 8×10 inches and is available for digital download in PDF format.
Then I challenged myself to stack books to almost my height. So many books fell in the process but it was a great time.
Then I got my pets involved and nailed the timing on a few shots.
Things started to open up just a bit, so I made cookies to celebrate and made sure books were involved.
Then I wanted to challenge myself a bit more and it was Valentine’s Day so I created these.
Then the library opened up a little more and I could grab MORE books
Warmer weather started to roll around and I got to dig into my book subscriptions from Book of the Month and The Book Drop
Then I wanted to experiment with different shapes I could make from books. Some looked better than others and I spent HOURS bringing books back and forth from inside, but they were all so much fun to make.
I reenacted some scenes from the books to give my reviews more sassiness and fun.
I made some memes and book lover can relate to.
Then I went full HELL YEAH with my book creations and let my imagination run wild.
I also had a lot of fun making books look pretty. Everyone deserves a little pampering now and then.
We FINALLY got to travel again and I had so much fun reading on vacation and exploring local bookstores wherever I went.
I got discount book in the mail and got ridiculously excited that something other than bills arrived in my mailbox.
I challenged myself to diversify my reading and spent a lot of time making more meaningful choices in addition to reading books just for the fun of it. My reading buddy was there every step of the way.
I participated in book challenges and put my own flair on each of them.
Now it’s the end of the first half of 2021 and I’ve read 65 books so far. I made a giant mountain out of 65 books and I can’t wait to read even more this year. Here’s to the second half of 2021 being even better for traveling and reading!
3 thoughts on “Bookish Shenanigans I Tried While Not Being Able to Travel”
I’ve got your recommendation, The Lost Apothecary, on reserve at the library. I’m, like 85th in line. 🙂
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Oh no!!! If you need suggestions for books that have been out a while let me know. Hopefully they won’t be on hold.
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