#QOTD – Do you think that bookstagram has ruined the literary world’s purity?
Very few of my friends read a lot, and I have always wanted to have a bookish discussion about my last read. Put out my feelings on the how I connect with the plot. But there was also office, and daily chores after which binging a series in Netflix was definitely a quick fix.
I occasionally would post a picture or two of my books both on my Instagram and on my blog. But bookstagram is a whole new ball game. It has cultivated my aesthetic side. I get to photograph some beautiful pictures, and of course, I get to pen down my thoughts. I have participated in readalongs and had some amazing bookish discussions. My reading speed has gone up. My feed is filled with photographs of novels lying open on white sheets or glimpsed in a cafe. I love the cosy and whimsical vibe of my fellow bookstagrammers.
I trust a bookstagrammer’s reviews whose posts can be scrolled through to see if they like the same books as I do. I do not go by a random journalist who has written one traditional review in a newspaper.
So some might think that bookstagram has ruined the literary world’s purity, I take it as encouragement. I won’t deny that there is showing off of the pretty covers and the beautiful bookish merchandise. There is also showing off a possession and life which is more whimsical and more creative than someone else.
But I am proud to be a part of this community!
2 thoughts on “Reflections | Do you think that bookstagram has ruined the literary world’s purity?”
I honestly love IG but I feel like it does induce competition, a need to buy more and a pressure to keep creating content.
I do not mind the pressure for content creation, but I agree, there was a brief time when I gave into the buying more pressure. Then I realized, my creativity needs to come with what I have, that’s it!