Novel Portraits: iPhoneography Roundup #2

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Novel Portraits is a weekend feature where I showcase book photography! Photography is my second most favourite hobby next to reading! A love child of the two dearest things to me- book photography is awesome and thus demands a segment on the blog. To read more about the feature, check out the introductory post for Novel Portraits.


the geography of you and me

The Novel: The Geography Of You And Me by Jennifer E. Smith
The Portrait: Taken 04/05/14, with iPhone 4, shared on Instagram
Description: I read The Geography Of You And Me You yesterday! It was twitter’s choice read for me the other day so I finally picked it up. It turned out nicely cos I really enjoyed the story. The travel aspect left me wanderlust. I’ll post my review on the blog soon! As for the photo I took, the idea of combining my LOVE wall decor and the book was random but I thought it was pretty cute. I doodled the blue heart just to add a little more flare.

books - novel portraits

The Novels: To-read books (The Impossible Knife Of Memory, Bunheads, Time Between Us, The Disenchantments, Biggest Flirts, The Geography Of You And Me)
The Portrait: Taken 04/03/14, with iPhone 4, shared on Twitter
Description: These are some of the books on my TBR shelf that I was hoping to read soon. I held a poll on twitter not so long ago on what I should read next and like I mentioned, Geography got the winning vote. I’m already reading Biggest Flirts today and since I’ve tackled some review books recently, I’m hoping to read a book from my own purchases- the first four books on the left. Drop a line in the comments and help me pick which one to read next: Impossible Knife, Bunheads, Time Between Us or The Disenchantments.


maybe someday    where i belong

better of friends    split second

(Top-left photo) I was pretty psyched when Griffin Peterson retweeted my Maybe Someday photo. Have to admit, I kinda had a crush on the guy because of his songs. Haha! PS: Giveaway for soundtrack and book is still running! Do join!

(Top-right photo) Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley. Fun book about a Manhattan princess going broke and living in Texas!

(Bottom-left photo) If you’re wondering, that’s Better Off Friends I’m holding. The hardcover really looks great! Just don’t mind my half-face and messy bun.

(Bottom-right photo) This one’s a really old photo! I’ve already reviewed Split Second on the blog so y’all know I enjoyed that book. And since it’s super sunny and hot in the Philippines right now, those sunglasses are a must-have during car rides and walks outside.

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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. Amanda @ Book Badger on April 6, 2014 at 6:30 am

    I have to say, I love this feature Hazel, it’s so nice to look at one a lazy Sunday morning/afternoon. My favourite has to be The Geography one, it looks beautiful, and since the book is one of my three favourites this year, it’s no surprise I adore that photo. Great post lovely! :D

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on April 6, 2014 at 6:57 am

      EEEEEEP THANK YOU <3 <3 <3 Hihi, that's actually why it's reserved for weekends. ;) That one's a simple, minimalistic photo but I'm so glad you find it beautiful. :') And yey, I'm glad you also enjoyed the book!

  2. Sana // artsy musings of a bibliophile on April 6, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Gaaaah, I love these photos so much. <3

    Those headphones are so cool and the photo of Split Second is so pretty.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on April 6, 2014 at 8:40 am

      Sana! Thank youuu! I love listening to music with my headphones instead of my earphones. Glad you like the photo!

  3. Giselle @ BO-OK NERD on April 6, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Love the photo of you holding the book with your messy bun and all. Highlights the joy on your face, beautiful!

    Wowwww Hazel! I love this feature! It’s so beautiful. When it comes to taking photos of books I mostly point and shoot because I’m lazy hah. You have inspired my love for photography again and in doing so will make more effort in taking photos. Thank you for doing this post.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on April 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      *blushes hard* Definitely the best comment I’ve received this week! <3 Thanks, Giselle! Hihi, I just happened to be really enjoying the book, so I looked pretty happy in the photo.

      So glad you like Novel Portraits. <3 It fills my heart that I've reignited your love for photography. :') I hope if you take some photos, you'll post them so we all could see! I'm sure they'd be lovely. Thank YOU for your sweet comment! :D

  4. Kayla Elizabeth on April 6, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Oh my goodness! Your photos are absolutely beautiful! And you pick, I think, the best subject ;)

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on April 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Awww shuxx! Thank you, Kayla! Haha, true- books are such beautiful subjects. ;)

  5. Missie on April 6, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Love these, especially the geography of me and you!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  6. alice-jane on April 6, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I’m reading the Geography of Me & You right now as well! Slow but steady progress, haha. I love all these photos (as usual!) but I’m digging your sunglasses the most. I’m happy that the temperatures warmed up and hopefully there’s no more snow! Not quite sunglasses weather just yet…

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on April 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      I really hope you’re enjoying it! Started out pretty slow for me too but I loved it by the end. Thank you for the love as always. ;) Oh and thos are my fave pair of sunnies! I hope you get sunnier weather soon! :D

  7. Kelly on April 6, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I love the first one – it’s just so perfect!

  8. Alexa S. on April 6, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Your photos are lovely! I think my favorite is the one you did for Geography, just because it’s so fitting. Also – I think you should read Bunheads, just because I’m curious about that one! But I would say that Time Between Us is pretty darn good.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on April 8, 2014 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you, Alexa! I feel like i should call you Ate, haha! ;) I’m still reading another book at the moment but I think I’ll read Bunheads after that. I’m glad you enjoyed TBU! :D

  9. Rachel on April 7, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Oh my gosh, these pictures are so cute!! I LOVE that The Geography of You and Me one. And also the one with you peeking over the book. And I lovelovelove the one with the headphones and the book.

  10. Nikki @ The Paper Sea on April 7, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I almost squealed when I saw your photo of The Geography of You and Me! I loved the idea of replacing the O with the book, and the little heart embellishment really brought it all together. So beautiful!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on April 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      You are adorable! Hihi, I’m so glad you love the idea! I thought it would look pretty charming and I’m incredibly happy I went with my gut. :)

  11. Abby @ Abbbz and Bookz on April 8, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Everything is so pretty! *teach me your ways ;)* Maybe Someday & split Second shots were my favorite, but The geography is hella cool, I swear!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on April 8, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you, Abby! Haha, maybe I could share some tips soon! I’m so glad you think so! :DDDD

  12. Francine Soleil on April 11, 2014 at 2:10 am

    The Geography of You and Me photo is one of my favorites! It matches the cover and the content! And of course your other cures are lovely as always. :D

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