October is the time of year when the world goes into Halloween mode and I go into a state of complete panic because I haven’t read the books that I planned to read across the year. And this year, 2020, is no different, even though 2020 has been such a huge dumpster fire of a year that I can’t even begin to explain why I hate this year so much! But books are evergreen and at least reading-wise, a lot of good has happened, so let’s focus on that and make plans accordingly.
Have you ever wondered how that window to the magical world appears and opens before you? From the eyes to the mind and then you are transported into an altogether virtual world, where you are the director, cameraman, creative director, art director and the music composer, all at once. You can smell the rain and feel the heat. You wince at a blow, smile at a cheesy line, laugh at a comic one, and cry at a tragic one. You shout and swear in consternation at the injustice meted out. And at the end of it all, you heave a sigh of satisfaction or of frustration, or you cry of sorrow. What could be the initiator of such happiness or such grief?
Books. A human’s best friend. Every time you feel down, pick up a book and you’ll forget all your worries. Every time you feel happy, pick up a book and you’ll feel your happiness double. Every time you feel angry, pick up a book and you’ll find that your anger evaporates. Oh, well. This might not be applicable to many people, but yes, bookworms will understand.
Bronte Huskinson is a lady who is sweet and fierce in the way she talks about books, issues, and everything in between that you can’t help but admire her through your mobile screen. Her aesthetic is on point, as they call it these days. Her blog is smart and pleasing to the eye as well as the mind. She plans her content out, at a level that’s nothing short of inspirational. I basically hang on to every word that she has to say.
What do you do when you meet someone who puts your thoughts in their words in a way that you think they know how to read minds from afar? When they are so level-headed and fearless as they talk about issues that it makes you fall in awe of them?
Krutika Puranik, fellow reader, Bookstagrammer, and friend, is one such person.
It was in early 2018 that I discovered someone who loved books and told stories through pictures of books. And I couldn’t believe my eyes. I kicked myself for not having discovered her account before.
Elizabeth Sagan is from Romania and a Bookstagrammer par excellence, whose every picture leaves me breathless.