Feature Friday: Hundred Acre Books

Feature Friday: Hundred Acre Books

Image from @hundredacrebooks on Instagram

Today I’m talking to Sydney (aka Winnie) of Hundred Acre Books who posts beautiful bookish photos over on @hundredacrebooks on Instagram. Sydney is a great friend of mine whose posts always brighten my day. She is a beam of sunshine in the bookstagram world.

Hi Sydney! Thank you for joining me here today for Feature Friday! Why did you start a bookstagram account? Tell us the story behind Hundred Acre Books.

Feature Friday: Hundred Acre Books

Image from @hundredacrebooks on Instagram

To help me explore literature that may change my life. I remember searching tags on Instagram, and I guess book accounts popped up. I loved the community of storytellers and readers sharing books that have made a huge impact in their lives. So I decided to start a bookclub — @Hundredacrebookclub — with 3 other bookstagrammers as my admins/hosts. That book club fell through, but I continued to post book photos. I ended up dropping the “club” and adding an “s” to transform my platform into HundredAcreBooks!

How would you describe your account?

Zany, eccentric, and colorful! I love color, especially pink!

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you have a favorite genre?

I love children’s classics. I love the innocence and the open outlook on life. My mind is very bubbly and imaginative, so I enjoy to read books that remind me how beautiful life can be♥

What was the first book that you read and fell in love with?

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything by Linda Williams was one of the first children’s books I fell in love with. I love October! My birthday and Halloween is in October. Anything fall related felt magical to me as a child, this book emphasized that!

What advice can you give to people who would like to start a bookstagram? Or to someone who is new to the community?

Feature Friday: Hundred Acre Books

Image from @hundredacrebooks on Instagram

Communication – Make friends through level of interest, not by pretending to like all the popular books or pretending to be someone you’re not. Any bookstagram, big or small, has their favorite books. If you like their reading tastes, talk to them about it! Lighting – Natural lighting is the best, sunny days = clearer photos. If you have yellow lighting, decrease your warmth as you edit, that will help your white balance and make the photo look more natural. Themes/Photo Organization – Using the same filter for each photo helps set a theme. So you
Feature Friday: Hundred Acre Books

Image from @hundredacrebooks on Instagram

could take pictures in any location and still stick to the same theme. Color coordination is huge eye candy. Tags – are your best friend. Helps others find or discover your account! Use popularly used tags BUT beware of the shadowbanning tags like #books. Ask around about our acronyms or terms we use like TBR, wrap up, DNF, and many others. Example: #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #booknerd #bookworm #bookcommunity #wrapup #TBR which means To Be Read. #DNF which means Did Not Finish.

What is your favorite thing about the bookstagram community?

The friends I’ve made. They are all very wonderful and make my everyday life a blast! I laugh more, I read more, I dive into deep set conversation about our world and mine. I’ve made friends with readers, reviewers, editors, publishers, book-related business owners, literary agents, authors! Bookstagram is a perfect outlet for connecting to the world of literature!

Quick Questions:

1.What is the best book you’ve ever read? Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 2. What are your hobbies outside of reading? Dancing & writing! 3. Who are your favorite bookstagrammers or bookish businesses? I have many favorite bookstagrammers!
  • @singprettyreadbooks
  • @amandasnoseinabook
  • @trissinalovesbooks
  • @my_bibliophilic_life
  • @booksteacupsandcandles
  • @thisdreamofmine
  • @read_by_a.cave
  • @fearyourex
  • @novelheartbeat
  • @thebookists
  • @bookbookowl
  • @inspiredtowrite
  • @disruptedair
  • @bookishbronte
  • @deertales
  • @fistpumppirate
  • @berrybookpages
  • @flourishandblasco
  • @_ebl_inc_
  • @januaryrabbit
Check out my IG stories, I will shout them out here and there. Businesses:
  • @storytimesleeve
  • @enchanted_fandoms_
  • @wickandfable
  • @spideyscents
  • @loveyoumorestudio
  • @bookloverscoffee
4. What character do you relate to the most? Winter from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer 5. What is your favorite YA movie adaptation? Maze Runner movies. Fun Fact: That’s the first YA sci-fi I’ve read.

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