It’s winter but these rainy gloomy, days remind me of autumn🍂.
Btw hello LOL!! I popped on for ONE reason and that’s to highlight something I think is really positive and amazing but to also highlight something else important. Kristen @dappledpages who is one of my favorite ppl messaged me on twitter and shared a @chicagotribune article that was written about bookstagram/mers in my hometown. I’ve added the link to my bio for you to read it. Another one of my favorite ppl was featured as well Megan @the_spines 🙌🏽 so well deserved. If you are not following both of them please do so!! The reason this article made me happy is because right before I left here booksta was experiencing what seemed to be some backlash. The recent Trib article was well written and the part that I loved the most was the part that said, “bookstagram [represents] what social media was intended to be.” It’s referring to the way we engage and interact with each other. I could not agree more!!!!
Kristen & I also discussed in our brief twitter chat the the lack of representation of ppl of color in this article which makes me think about the still overarching problem in the book blogging/publishing space in general. Note & to be fair, this is not a “I should’ve been featured post”. I’m not even here LOL...not taking pictures, no book blogging which was sporadic when I WAS here & I don’t get into that kind of head space in general🙏🏾. I am celebrating the feature while also noting the necessary. If the journalist would’ve dug a little deeper he could’ve included @amandajoywrites who’s been book blogging/bookstagramming for years & is also a published author and a few others.
Most of you know how I’ve used this space🙏🏾 In line w/ #blackhistorymonth I’m going to create a highlight with a TON of bookstagrammers, publishing houses, authors/poets of color etc. so that you have a place to go if you’re looking. If you know of any more PLEASE let me know & I will happily add them.
I hope that you all are happy and have peace & are living life. I TRULY miss you!!! 🖤 #bookstagram#rainydays#gloomy#cozy#windowsill#hygge#warm#filmphotography#bookblogger#candles#myroom#mybedroom
It looked like this most of the day. It snowed off and on and the sun tried to break through the clouds without much success. The dogs didn’t stay out long brrrr ! Florida sounds good about now lol 😂 #winter#february#gloomy#snow#dogs#iphone8plus