Anonymouswhat font have you used in the header and your 'find me online' and 'currently reading'? It's awesome!
Hi, thank you so much! I use the font Jenna Sue in an app called PicLab to do all my headers.
Hi, I found them in Anthropologie recently. They’re apart of the Mr. Boddington’s Penguin Classics editions. It seems all the editions are available to order on Anthropologie’s website.
Hi, thank you so much. You’re way too sweet. Definitely don’t give up on making a blog! I’ve answered the question of making a book Tumblr blog before. As for code and linking stuff, I honestly taught myself how to use HTML. If there was a theme or feature I liked from another persons’ blog, I tried to figure out how to do it. I’d search for an explanation or message a theme maker directly if I still couldn’t do it. I think the more you mess with a theme or learn about HTML, the better you’ll be at it. If you have any specific questions with something HTML on my blog, feel free to ask. I hope that helps!
Hi, thank you! Some of my favorite books are: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Towards Zero by Agatha Christie, Waiting on the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, The Scarlett Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Uglies by Scott Westerfield, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
AnonymousWhat's your guilty pleasure read?
If I had to pick one thing, then probably shoujo manga.
AnonymousI love your blog, especially the layout of it! What theme do you use, if you don't mind me asking? And how did you add the 'currently reading' part on the side?
Hi, thank you! I use this theme by sakurane. I’ve edited the HTML a good bit though. The font for currently reading, and everything in my side bar, is something I made using PicLab. It’s how I make all of my headers. I uploaded those images to photobucket, copied the HTML code, and pasted it to the description area in customize. That wasn’t the best explanation. If you have further questions, just send me an ask off anon and I can help you out!
I feel like I should preface my response quickly. I strongly feel like blogging to increase your follower count isn’t the way to go. I completely understand wanting to have followers to see your content and enjoy it with you, but wanting to have a specific number will only drive you crazy. It’ll also take the fun out of blogging. With that being said, I do have some suggestions for anyone starting a book Tumblr:
1. Don’t Reblog; Post
It’s really easy to reblog everything you see on your dash. Though, your blog will grow if you post photos, quotes, illustrations, or recommendations yourself.
2. Post; But Don’t Repost
Say you’ve found a picture/illustration you like. Be sure to credit the person who took/draw it in your Tumblr post. Flickr even has a feature to share directly to Tumblr.
3. Tag Wisely
Since your making the post yourself, make sure you include all the tags related to the image or quote. You can tag the author’s name or title of the book. You may want to even use: #books, #illustrations, or #lit depending on the situation.
4. The Queue Is Your Friend
It’s not just your friend. It’s your best friend. You don’t have to be online constantly to update your blog. Just put these properly sourced and tagged posts in your queue and actually sleep a bit.
Tumblr is my favorite blogging platform (and I’ve been on them all) because responding to people in asks or replies is so easy. Take advantage of that and try to discuss something with your followers. It could be a book, author, genre, or whatever.
6. Have Fun
It’s really, really important that you have fun with your blog. It’s a hobby; not a job. If you’re enjoying what you’re posing (with its proper sources), then you’ve got it right. It’s really easy to get swept up in numbers. Don’t let that happen. Make friends. Talk to your followers. Have fun!
I hope that helps!
AnonymousI think you should reblog/post something about Ned Vizzini, the author of It's Kind of a Funny Story and some other books. I recently found out he committed suicide, but he was a really good author and he helped me through troubling times.
I have reblogged things from Ned Vizzini and I have some of his quotes and things queued up. His suicide was a shock to me and made me so very sad. I’m glad that he’s getting more attention on Tumblr now. Though I do wish it wasn’t after the fact.
E — E-Reader or Physical Books
I don’t mind reading books on my eReader. I do want to own the physical book after I’ve read it on my eReader.
L — Longest Book You’ve Read
I’m pretty positive that would be Ulysses by James Joyce.
W — Worst Bookish Habit
I don’t know how to answer this one. I don’t dog ear books or anything. I guess I feel like I don’t read enough of the books I already own. Is that a habit?
Thank you for asking! I’ve already done O and R, so here are my other answers:
M — Major Book Hangover Because Of
All of the books. Is that an acceptable answer? Most recently, it would be A Feast of Crows.
N — Number of Bookcases You Own
Two. One that’s pretty big and another that’s much smaller. I need two more to hold all of my books!
Thank you for asking! I’ve already done I and Q, so here are the other answers:
K — Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
I’m not particularly keen on romance novels in general.
O — One Book That You Have Read Multiple Times
I’ve probably re-read The Great Gatsby the most. I try to re-read it once a year.
F — Fictional Character You Would Have Dated In High School
I just finished Attachments so I’d definitely say Lincoln, Babe Lincoln that is.
Q — Quote From A Book That Inspires You/Gives You Feels
Choosing just one quote that inspires me is difficult. I have a very long list of them.
Y — Your Latest Book Purchase
I bought the first four A Song of Ice and Fire books yesterday with a gift card I got for Christmas!
Z — ZZZ-Snatcher (last book that kept you up WAY late)
That would be A Feast of Crows. I wanted to read as much as could in one sitting and I stayed up until 2AM this morning.
AnonymousA, B, G, U :)
A — Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
I think that goes to Lemony Snicket. A Series of Unfortunate Events does have 13 books.
B — Best Sequel Ever
I’m not one to normally enjoy sequels, especially in trilogies. Though, Pretties by Scott Westerfeld is probably my favorite sequel.
G — Glad You Gave This Book A Chance
I suppose that goes to The Shadow of the Wind by Carols Ruiz Zafon. I really almost gave up on it, but I’m glad I finished it and completed the series.
U — Unapologetic Fangirl For
Oh, so many books. I’d say for just 2013 I became obsessed with all of Patrick Ness and Rainbow Rowell’s works. I’ll always be unapologetic for my love of The Book Thief and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close as well.
C — Currently Reading
Last night, I started reading A Feast for Crows, the fourth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. I’m hoping to finish the series early next year.
I — Important Moments of Your Reading Life
I’d say that I actually like to read. That may sound weird, but I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was seven. I was never supposed to enjoy reading let alone be able to read well.
P — Preferred Place to Read
I normally read in my bed. Though, it doesn’t really matter where I am.
R — Reading Regret
I don’t know if I regret reading anything really. There are books that I just didn’t enjoy as much as I thought I would or as much as my friends did. I wouldn’t go as far and say I regretted reading them.
H — Hidden Gem Book
I’ll be talking about this book forever, but definitely Three Weeks in December by Audrey Schulman. It’s so great and I haven’t seen many others read it.
T — Three Of Your All-Time Favorite Books
This question is so difficult. I’ll mix it up and talk about my top three favorites I read in 2013: The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier, The Cutting Season by Attica Locke, and Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness.