Mug Monday & Blog News

Monday.

The day where I get to share my weekend thoughts.

If I were you I´d feel all kinds of blessed right now because this week´s Monday post is, for once, book and blog related.

I´m feeling strong book blog vibes, people. So much so that I´ve been coming up with content ideas for my blog. Of course, these ideas were inspired by chats with fellow book bloggers ( from the brainstorming committee on Twitter ) and having read some book blog posts. This week I´ve got something special planned for my blog.

But first… the mug feature. You´re welcome.

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Take a good look at that face because you´ll be seeing it in my new feature…

Books, Baths & a bit of Boob – Recreating Bookstagram Images

I bet you´re wondering what that´s all about, huh? Well, it´s basically what the title says: Recreating Bookstargram Images. Recreating the most iconic Bookstagram features that´ve been done over the years. Bookstagram features I haven´t done myself but am dying to try out.

I´m the type of person that likes challenges. If I put my mind to something I´d like to see it happen one way or another. It doesn´t matter if I fail or succeed… At least I gave whatever a shot, right? So, in a way- This has been long overdue for me. Ever since Coffee-gate happened ( where people became unnecessarily offended by fake coffee in Instagram features ) I´ve been wanting to try out the fake coffee thing. Now, I´m willing to go further with other popular Bookstagram images.

  • Books & Coffee
  • Books & Bubble Bath
  • Book & Outdoor 
  • Books & Bed
  • Bookish Art 
  • Book & Deco/Props
  • Book & Flowers/Plants
  • Books & Boobs

How is this going to work? I´m glad you ask.

From Tuesday – Tuesday I´ll feature a Bookstagram image from a Bookstagrammer I follow and recreate their feature the best I can. Also, I´ll document each step to show how easy/difficult each feature process is. You´ll either see me succeed or fail miserably. Either way- This will be a fun experiment. One I´m really looking forward to.

On a kind note: I think it´s only fair to give you a tiny heads-up on what´s to come. There will be some skin showing, but nothing dramatic. I assure you that this is harmless. Should you not want to see any skin with books but would still like to see the recreations then you can easily pop in on the days that are NOT marked red.

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The whole idea is to show how wonderful creativity is. You don´t have to be a fan of these Bookstagram images but you can maybe find it in your bookish heart to appreciate the love invested in each feature.

So, with that being said… It´s time to bid you all a farewell for now. It´s late and I´m close to passing out.

Feel hugged.

Mucho fake chocolate cake for everyone.

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Mug Monday & Blog News

Dear Mug Monday friends,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! My weekend was spent continuing the books I wasn´t able to finish during the week, sorting out my TBR shelves and eating trendy foods. Yes. Bird food for the wealthy and dusting off books. I gave up my trendy food weekend shortly after I choked on Chia seeds. That went pretty well, I´d say. I´m pracitally living the dream, people!

Now that I´ve shared my near death by tiny seeds experience with you… it´s time for the big reveal.

I´ve got news! Okay, this might not be spectacular news to you all but for me it´s huge. I´d even go so far and say this will be a small blog – life changing event ( Ooh, that sounds so dramatic, doesn´t it? )

With the recent events that have happened, and long talks with the husbutt and a few trusted friends, I´m ready to venture out and touch new grounds in the book universe.

Gif winner of all time. 

I´ve decided to vlog. There. I´ve said it.

Yes, I remember saying I wasn´t really pro vlogging because I couldn´t see myself in that sort of light. But after all the wine and evening discussions I don´t really think it would be such a terrible idea.

Besides – Why the hell not, you know? Life is too short to dwell on the idea for long. I even think it could turn out to be fun. Wanna know a little secret? I´ve even tested my talking to my phone abilities already on Instagram.

A 1 minute mini book review where I either approve or disapprove books. There´s nothing more to it. Approved books land in my tattered wooden book box or they don´t. Voila!

For those who don´t have a flipping clue what I´m talking about, you are more than welcome to check my mini test vlog review out.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpYFm8FibWI/

Forgive the idiotic cover image. I haven´t figured how to look appropriate, not even for a nanosecond. But, I have to start somewhere, right? Why not start ignorant and work from there, right?

The initial idea behind all this was to avoid misunderstandings of all kinds.

Written reviews are often misunderstood. Authors and fans of said authors tend to read too much between the lines. Also, fellow book bloggers like to judge a review and stamp it off as a rant when it´s anything but. The problem at hand is the lack of facial expressions and voice tones. A short vid clip can prevent these types of problems.

Also, 1 minute book reviews aren´t tiring ( not for me, at least ).

Besides- I have done close to everything there can be done regarding book blogging. Everything aside from video reviews.

So, there ya have it. My big news.

While vlogging might be a new path it´ll remain a side project. I´m still going to continue my current blog. This blog. The blog blog. * gg * This is my baby. I don´t want to neglect my pride and joy! ( So dramatic today )

Also, I think I won´t dive into the Youtube world just yet. That will happen eventually but for now,  we´ll all have to live with a once a week Insta-vid.

Here´s to hoping I won´t screw things up.

 

As for the Mug Monday feature: I´ve been slacking. My weekend almost killed me ( those damn Chia seeds ) and I didn´t have the mind to get a proper mug feature done. Instead, I present you an old mug pic. A terrible one. So terrible I had to dig it out of my archives.

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But those socks! I still have them. They´re dangerous AF. Livingroom ice skating used to be more fun.. like – 20 years ago. And that star mug in the upper right corner? It no exists. * sigh * The socks make up for the loss, though.

That was it, my dear bookish Padawans. I hope each and every one of you have a wonderful monday!

Don´t forget to share the book love!

Hugs and more hugs,

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