Book Blogger Love-a-Thon 2015: Snapshots

Day 2 of Love-a-thon woohoo! First challenge for today is Snapshots! The task is to take some fun photos of your books. I’ve decided I’ll be sharing some “shelfies” aka bookshelf selfies.

A lot of my readers have requested that I do a bookshelf tour and I’ve always wanted to do it, but my bookshelf was a huge mess back then so I was kind of too embarrassed to share photos. At the beginning of 2015 though, I did a major reorganization which is why I’m able to share shelfies today!

Unfortunately, my dslr is unavailable atm as I let a friend borrow it and I had to use my very outdated iPhone to take pictures. *sad face* So I’m sorry for the crap quality photos you guys! I’ll do an official bookshelf tour sometime but for now I hope you guys like these bookshelf snapshots.

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If you’re wondering why the perspective’s all weird, that’s because I used a fisheye lens for my iPhone! Anyway, as you guys can see I have four bookshelves in my room. The first one (top left) is by my bed/reading nook. All the stacked books on top are my TBR and the ones in the shelves are from various genres, Adult, New Adult, Classics, etc. My second bookshelf (top right) aka the rainbow shelf is where all my YA Contemporary books go. On the top are my favourites! Book shelf number 3 (bottom left) is my ARC shelf. This isn’t complete as I also have ARCs on my desk. Lastly, I have my series shelf (bottom right). This one is still very disorganised (at least the bottom shelves are) which is why I didn’t want to show it in full and decided to snap some bookish stickers I spotted on the shelf.

Anyway, that’s it! I can’t wait to see all your bookish photos! If you took some shelfies too, let me know so I can check them out!

Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Claire W. on February 22, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I actually think the fish eye lens makes the pictures stand out. Your rainbow organized-area caught my eye at the beginning, and I’m in love with your reading nook! Enjoyed the pics:)

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on February 22, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      I’m glad you think so, Claire! My rainbow shelf and reading nook are my faves too! :)

  2. Kristin on February 22, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Your color scheme is gorgeous!!!

  3. Bruna on February 22, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Nice! I like your use of the fish eyes lenses for this! The photos look really pretty. I actually have some but never used it yet – now I have some ideas! I use my iPhone 4S for almost all of my photos, it looks good if there’s sunlight. ;)

  4. Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales on February 22, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    I was looking forward to see your snapshots as you always post killer pictures!
    Those pics are cute.And I am in awe with the colour scheme.It’s gorgeous:)

  5. Lily ( on February 22, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Your shelves / books are awesome! I love the way you did the photos!

  6. Christy on February 22, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Love the fish eye! Your shelves are awesome :)

  7. Katie @ Bookish Illuminations on February 22, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Love these photos, Hazel! They’re beautiful and I think you set them up so well. Love the color scheme on your blog–excited to read more.

  8. Jayvee @ Writer For Misfits on February 22, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I am seriously in love with your room and your shelves and wish they were mine! OMG! This is soooo lovely!

  9. Britt on February 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    That is so cool they way you did those snap shots! What a cute lol reading nook you have!
    ❤️ Britt @
    Please feed the bookworm

  10. Savindi on February 22, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Your photographs are so amazing :) I’m so impressed with them! I wish I was so talented lol. I spot Before I Fall on your bookshelves! I think I need to get myself some White bookshelves this summer. ;)

  11. Rebecca @ The Library Canary on February 22, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    I love seeing how packed everyone’s shelves are. Doesn’t it just make you so happy to see all your beautiful books? :D

  12. Mel@thedailyprophecy on February 22, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Haha, I always like the effect of that lens. It’s like I’m wearing my glasses upside down :p

  13. Sarah K on February 22, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Your shelves are so beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing. The fisheye effect is actually pretty cool!

  14. Cassi @ My Thoughts Lit on February 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Gorgeous pictures and amazing shelves. I like the color-coded organization. I think it looks amazing but I would have such a hard time finding my books if I organized them like that.

  15. Stephanie H. on February 22, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    I LOVE your snapshots! Beautiful! I also like the fisheye view, it is cool. I love your bookshelves. Great snapshots!

  16. Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros on February 22, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Wow! FOUR bookshelves?! That’s awesome! Haha! I just have one right now. I love seeing how you organize them too! (I think the fish lens looks cool!)

  17. Sarah @ What Sarah Read on February 22, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Love the fisheye on your photos! Totally jealous of your reading nook too…I would love to have one at my house. Maybe someday. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination on February 22, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I love the fisheye lense. It makes your shelves look even more pretty. :) I love that you have a little reading nook with a fancy cushion against the wall.

  19. Shannelle C. on February 23, 2015 at 7:43 am

    You’ve got 4 shelves? I’ve only got one, and it’s all just crammed. And it doesn’t help that it’s in the most unflattering spot of my entire room. :/ Can I just have your room? I would love to have all that space for four shelves!

  20. Mitchii G. @ The Aeropapers on February 23, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Your book shelves are so pretty and fab! Also love that reading nook! I wanted rainbow colored arrangement too but I seemed to have so many black books so I can’t, haha.

  21. Amalfi on February 23, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I love it!

  22. Pili @ In Love With Handmade on February 24, 2015 at 7:27 am

    The fisheye look is so cute! Love all the shots of your bookshelves! I cannot wait till I’m moved in and settled in my own place so I can get all my books out of their boxes!

  23. Cristian @ The Bookish God on February 24, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    I love the fish lens! Your shelves are awesome omg you make me jealous!! haha

  24. Anette Fabre on February 25, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Your bookshelf is divine!

  25. Vicky on March 3, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I love you shelves – I wish I had as many books as that! Also, Hazel I have to ask, how do you make your graphics? As in where do you find such pretty fonts and backgrounds for them? I’m always so jealous at how pretty they are, as well as your pictures! :)

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