Recently I went to my first ALA Midwinter conference! Going into this conference I had two ARC copies I wanted to get… and well I got a lot more than that! Here’s a big book haul filled with some of my now super hyped reads of 2019. Not only is it a nice sized book haul but we also got BRAND NEW INTROS! Let me know if you like them down the in the comment section below! 🙂
So, it is 2019. A whole new year for reading resolutions and getting all the reading done. This year I plan to read more than I ever have. After having such a good reading year last year, I think I can do it again this year. While thinking about the books I wanted to finally read off my bookshelf I thought about some of the books I’ve had on my shelf the longest. With that being said this idea popped into my head. Since the year 2013, I was going to find a book each year that I haven’t read up until 2017. And I made a video with that list!
Title/Author: Read This If You Want To Be Instagram Famous by Henry Carroll (Editor)
Genre: Art/Photography, Non-Fiction
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Page Count: 128
Rating: ★★ stars
Okay, after finish this book I didn’t realize I would have this much to actually say about it.
First things first the photographs were beautiful to look at and I really enjoyed the technical tangent sections. And that was it. I definitely thought this book would be a more of an insight with more tips and tricks and the only thing I really “learned” from this book is to be yourself (which I already do). It would have been interesting to see their very first photo and compare it to their most recent one because I felt like most of the book it was welp I’m an iPhone photographer turned professional photographer which made me feel unrelatable. I wished we also got more tips and tricks instead of learning just a paragraph about how the Instagrammer takes their specific photo. Also, we needed more CONTEXT. This book lacked so much when it came to the actual point of the book. I want to become Instagram famous not know the background on of a famous Instagrammer I never heard of.
I’m sure there is a YouTube video out there that can provide you with more of a helpful insight look behind becoming Instagram famous in probably five minutes or less compared to this book. Overall, this book is a ⅖ stars for me. If you like a book with beautiful photographs with little to no context or information than this book is for you.
If you would ask me what are my favorite things in life I would be able to answer that question in a heartbeat! Chipotle and books. So since I love these two items so much and talk about them consistently my mind had this amazing idea the other night. Let’s combine Chipotle and books and make a book tag about it. And ladies and gentlemen that is what I did!
Here are the questions to the tag. Feel free to add or subtract questions based on your Chipotle order. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button since I’m so close to 1,400 subscribers and I will be doing a holiday giveaway soon!
1. Rice: What book is the foundation of your reading?
2. Meat: A book that has a lot to offer?
3. Veggies: A book that is just there/alright.
4. Salsa: A book that has spiced up your life?
5. Cheese: A good wholesome book.
6. Lettuce: A light quick read.
7. Hot sauce: A book that is terrifyingly spooky and hot.
8. Chips and Salsa: A book that you could snack on forever.
Ah, the month of October was a refreshing spooky month filled with great reading. I ended up reading 4 books and the overall rating was ⅘ stars. I’m also so glad that the Spook-A-Thon had happened this month which got me the drive to read Halloween vibed books.
I’m also sad that October is over. I was getting in this reading groove and it was fun and made reading seem not like a chore. Now that Halloween is over I’m hoping to get back into a schedule where I can make more time to read and also bullet journal my reading progress this month. I also have a few goals that I want to make a list of to try to complete by the end of the year.
Anyways, I hope you enjoy my October Wrap Up and I wish you the very best reading month in November.
Hello and welcome back to Pages and Pages Book Reviews! It’s been a little over a year since I last posted on this site and I have been wanting to change that. I’ve been slowly getting back into writing book reviews and wanted to post them again. Since March of 2016, I’ve been posting weekly bookish videos on the YouTube Channel called Libib. Libib is a library lending app that scans all your media (including books, CDs, movies, and video games) to catalog and lend out. Right now we are slow close to hitting 1,400 subscribers (so please hit that subscribe button if you love watching BookTube videos)! That’s just a short small update to what I’ve been up to this past year. I will be trying to post at least once a week on this blog and I hope to see you around! Last question: what are you guys currently reading?
Libib’s BookTube Channel
Long time no see blog! It feels like it’s been ages since I last updated you guys on here (8 months to be exact!). Recently I’ve had the urge to come back and start making posts again!
This past weekend I was lucky enough to be able to attend BookCon 2017 which was held in New York City, New York. Being from a small town in Iowa and going to New York City was a huge experience for me! This was my second BookCon that I have attended (my first time attending was in 2016 in Chicago). This was also very different from last year because last year it was over one day while this year was over two days. If I had to rate BookCon 2017 it would be 3.75/5 stars. Day 1 I got some amazing titles and went to a signing, but I didn’t get much compared to last year. Day 2 was a completely different story, and I got a ton of stuff especially from the Scholastic booth! I did, however, feel that publishers weren’t handing out as many ARCs (Advanced Readers Copies) this year. I know the Epic Reads area was a mess and a mosh pit for lining up and trying to receive ARCs when they were dropping and it was a less fun version of Disney World at that point.
Even though it wasn’t like last year’s BookCon, it was still an absolute blast! I finally got to meet up with BookTubers that I have been watching for years and I was reunited with friends I made last year! Overall I can’t wait to get into all the ARCs and chapter samples I received this year at BookCon!
Since I got a bunch of goodies on day 2 of BookCon I decided to host TWO giveaways on Libib’s BookTube channel. Rules are…
- Must be 18 or have parents permission
- MUST live in the U.S.
- Must be subscribed to Libib’s channel
- And last but not least leave a comment for one or both giveaways
May the odds be ever in your favor and I will see you soon with a new bookish post!