Bookstagram Adventures 3 - In Which I Am Vain

Hello, beautiful bookworms! It’s been some time since I actually sat down and wrote some blog posts. Want to know why? Well, this. This is why.

Yep, bookstagram has taken over my life! I’ve been a pretty visual person but now that I’ve found a place to combine both my love for looking and making pretty things and books, I’ve began putting in a lot of time and effort into my account and the community! I’ve met some wonderful friends along the way who share in my passion for books. Aside from that, I discovered that I really, really love photography and I want to take some courses on it to improve my skills.

But first, an important update!

I’ve updated my handle on Instagram and almost all my other social media accounts! You can now find me at chiquireads @ Instagram. Same handle goes for Facebook, Twitter, etc. etc.! Links are on top or at the sidebar! (Please subscribe, please lol)

So what’s up lately?

One thing that’s awesome about having people in the house who share my love for posting pretty pictures online is that I get to go on photoshoots with them! And that also means asking them to take photos of me (I’m quite vain, haha!). Check these out!

Thank you so much to @abbeychikadora for directing & taking this shot 😄 follow her for awesome photos of her funkos! ☺️👍🏻 🌻 I’m really glad to have friends who support me & go on photoshoots with me. It’s more exciting to have someone with me to bounce ideas off of, & also easier to take pics with myself in it haha! 😂 Do you have a photography partner-in-crime(s)? If so, tag them in here so I can check out their account too! 🌻 #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagrammers #bookstagramfeature #book #books #bookish #bookgram #bookworm #booktography #igreads #bookishfeatures #libraryofinstagram #booksoutofdoors #booksoutside #bookphoto #bookphotos #crookedkingdom #sixofcrows #yaliterature #yalove #yalit #mykindofbooks #humansofbookstagram #bookfeatured

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You know what else is fun? Borrowing their props, too! My friend abbeychikadora @ instagram collects funkopops (psst, go follow her if you’re into pops as well!) so I borrowed some of her pops for my photos.

I also recently completed a giveaway with Filipa of Downthereadinghole.com in celebration of 1k+ followers each. Filipa, obviously, also has a bookstagram, so please do give her a follow! She’s a lovely person and her photos are so beautiful and well-thought out!

So what’s next for me?

A LOT. Aside from continuously improving my photos, I’m also beginning to join rep searches, which are basically open searches for representatives of a certain bookish merchandise store. Reps feature the companies in their photos and stories, in exchange for free merchandise. I’ve never been one before and I’m not sure how high my chances are, especially since most rep searches are from bookish stores in the US or EU and shipping is expensive to my country, but it can’t hurt to try!

And lastly, but MOST IMPORTANTLY... I want to try setting up an Etsy shop! I’ve been into jewelry-making recently and I want to make some beautiful bookish products, especially for book characters or series that don’t get a lot of love on bookstagram! I’m still working on the specifics of it all, especially shipping and business-related costs, but do expect a shop to open sometime next month!

That’s it for now! I’m so excited! And I would never have had thought of opening a bookish store had it not been for the community of wonderful and talented people and shop owners on bookstagram. I’ve learned and grown a lot in the short time I’ve been a part of the community and I’m looking forward to continue my adventures with them!

Interested in my photos and future bookish merch store? You can follow me on instagram @ chiquireads.

2 Comments on My Bookstagram Adventure Part 3 – In Which I Am Vain

  1. Shar@Virtually Read
    July 10, 2017 at 4:09 am (3 months ago)

    WELL OBVIOUSLY YOUR PHOTOS ARE THE COOLEST. Seriously though, I started following you quite soon after I joined instagram and @noregrets. Your photos really inspire me and they’re the coolest!
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    • Chiqui
      July 15, 2017 at 9:01 pm (3 months ago)

      Aaaah omg thanks so much, that really means a lot to me! I really enjoy seeing you on my timeline too, thanks for all the tags and beautiful photos and such! 🙂

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