What spell do you think I’m casting? . Another post today for the @booktubeathon day 4 prompt: #btatcosplay! Hope you guys don’t get sick of this series of HP pictures, cause I have a lot more of them…
Do you keep a journal / diary? What do you write in it? . There was a time when I kept a bullet journal but I stopped after three or four months…I kept feeling pressured to make everything look pretty but I just couldn’t make it look as nice as I wanted it to, and in the end spending 20+ minutes every day on it became a great burden… So now I’m quite content with just journaling things about books: I’m sure you’ll have seen my journal pages in my stories and posts! I find it such a great way to record quotes from my favorite series and incorporate nice stickers, and view it as a way to show my love for these books! . I’m also the sort of person who hoards a bunch of notebooks / journals but always hesitate to use them…because what if I ruin a nice notebook with my bad writing or etcetera??? High on my list of to-use-but-too-pretty-to-ruin are these two notebooks: 🍁Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them notebook (bottom left) 🍁The Head is Too Wise the Heart is All Fire notebook from the amazing Catherine @treehouseofbooks! All of her products are AMAZING and you can use my code BIBLIO10 for 10% off your order!! . I’m coming to the end of my psych ward placement and…despite my misgivings…I’ve actually had a good time here! It’s an immensely rewarding when your patient tells you they wish you weren’t leaving, because they’ve grown to depend on the rapport and trust between us.
What filter/app do you use on your pictures? . I have a kind of long editing process so here goes: 🍁First, I take pictures with the app ‘Foodie’, filter FR3. This app is great for artificial light but not so great in bright places. 🍁Next, I choose which picture I like most (usually depends on the angle and if I can get the book to look like a proper rectangle). 🍁And I go to Snapseed, where I adjust brightness(-), ambiance(+), shadows(-), warmth(+), and sharpness(+). These are the basic settings for all of my pictures, but I adjust according to individual pics. 🍁I also use the Brush function and throw a whole layer of exposure(-0.3), as well as adjust exposure / saturation to individual parts of the picture as needed. Lens Blur is great for closeups. Transform is great is the angle is a bit off. 🍁Finally before uploading, I might use the Warmth function in the Instagram app to give the picture a bit of a golden glow. . I still can’t get over this gorgeous pillow designed by @eviebookish!! But honestly all of her designs are to die for, and y’all should go check out her society 6 shop via the link in her profile! . ⚜Challenges: #fanaticalbirdjuly—shortest title (three words isn’t bad, right?)
How many social media platforms do you have? . Listing this out is kind of shocking but here goes: 🍁Bookstagram duh 🍁Goodreads—biblionatic! (Tiffany Liu) 🍁Twitter @lucian_purrpurr 🍁Personal instagram @lucian_purrpurr 🍁Facebook fanpage for my Chinese blog 🍁Personal Facebook page 🍁Litsy @biblionatic 🍁Pinterest—Tiffany Liu 🍁Snapchat—biblionatic (basically inactive) . Add me on any of these sites / leave your account and I’ll add you! . This journal spread is one of my favorites yet! My hand ached a lot after writing all the words on the right page but I love the language in ADSOM and I love how the effect turned out! The ‘fucking magic’ sticker I bought from Redbubble but I’m afraid I don’t remember who the artist is! . ⚜Challenges: #fanaticalbirdjuly—books starting with D (A Darker Shade of Magic counts, right?!) #frenchiefantasyjuly—parallel worlds.
A signed first edition of HP & the Sorceror’s Stone and your computer on which the book you took 5 years to write falls into the water. Which do you save? . GUYSSSS Game of Thrones season 7 episode 2 killed me. It was AMAZING and it felt sooo short because I just wanted more and I didn’t expect it to end like that!!! Anyone who wants to flail over this episode with me PLEASE send me a DM!!!! (And, of course, no spoilers in the comments, please!) . This ring is from @thepatronusshop and I love it, especially since the size is adjustable! Use my code BIBLIO10 for 10% off your order! Also, Hailey is coming out with a monthly box and my code works on that as well! . ⚜Challenges: #fanaticalbirdjuly—longest title (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). #frenchiefantasyjuly—character you changed your mind about (Draco).
Series / books you love but admit are flawed? . 🍁ACOTAR—All the love for the characters, but 1) melodramatic writing and 2) more diversity would be cool. 🍁TMI—The series that got me back into reading, unfortunately has tropes that are anathema now but were all the rage when CoB was first published. 🍁TRC—Amazing characters and atmosphere, but not much in the way of plot. (not like I care) 🍁TFIOS—My favorite contemporary but yeah John Green’s writing is hella pretentious. 🍁Nevernight—My favorite read of 2017 so far but 1) writing is not for everyone and 2) footnotes were occasionally annoying. . “Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she’d been told that she would kill her true love.” Some TRC love for y’all because there can never be too much of that! Featuring a sticker and two bookmarks from Hey Atlas (@treehouseofbooks) that are AMAZING. All of Catherine’s designs are gorgeous so go check out her shop and remember to use BIBLIO10 for 10% off your order! . Also I finally finished ODD tonight and I’M NOT OKAY like I kind of predicted the ending but STILLLLLLLLLL. . ⚜Challenges: #fanaticalbirdjuly—books and bookmarks. #frenchiefantasyjuly—need more!