Novel Portraits: iPhoneography Roundup #3

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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.

I feel guilty that I’m so irregular with my features. I don’t know if I should do more of them or just not do them anymore. Hmm, anyway…



The Novel: The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Portrait: Taken 11/04/14, with iPhone 4, shared on Instagram
Description: In case you missed my mini freakout on Twitter/Instagram earlier this week, I went to the bookstore last Tuesday and I finally got a SIGNED copy of Retribution! It’s my current read right now and I’m taking it very sloooooowly because I’m not sure I’m ready for this series to end. I’m hearing amazing things though so I think the ending might be a satisfying one.


The Novel: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn
The Portrait: Taken 11/04/14, with iPhone 4, shared on Instagram
Description: Dash & Lily is one of my favourite Christmasy reads. I can’t believe it’s December next month already! I’m excited for Christmas vacation mostly but also Christmas parties, celebrations, food, traditions and gift-giving. My Christmas wish list is long, let me tell you.


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Fall Like Rain was a very cute read and you can find my review over here. MARY: The Summoning was my book for halloween and let me tell you guys, it FREAKED me out. But probably because I was reading it at 3am. Greek Gods was awesome as expected (super fun voice) and I read that like last month. Rebel Belle was fabulous and witty and epic. Rachel Hawkins is forever a fave. NEED MISS MAYHEM NOW. Complete Nothing also had me yearning very much for the third book, Something True. And A Girl Called Fearless, which I featured on my blog event before, was just sitting pretty on the shelf at my local bookstore so I had to snap a photo.

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Have you read or do you want to read any of the books in the photos above? Share your thoughts! Hope your week has been wonderful, book nerds!

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. Renu on November 9, 2014 at 7:03 am

    Love this post, think you should def continue it! :) The photos are so pretty. *_* I’m probs the only one in the blogosphere who hasn’t read the Mara series! Soon, though, soon!

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on November 9, 2014 at 7:43 am

      Aw thank you! I think I will. :) I hope you’ll get to read it soon and enjoy it. :D

  2. Tawney Bland on November 9, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Love the pics! What a great and fun idea to show the novels you read. I love all the books and can’t wait to see what else you come up with.

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on November 9, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Thanks, Tawney! I love mashing together the things I’m passionate about like photography and books- it turns out for fun posts. :D

  3. Mitchii @ The Aeropapers on November 9, 2014 at 10:14 am

    You’re photos are always so, so pretty! Aw, don’t feel guilty if you post your features irregularly, the fact that you still post them are enough. Be proud! :3

  4. Mawa Mahima on November 9, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    A girl called fearless looks extra pretty! And intriguing!
    Hmm…I’ve been wanting to get my hands on book of dares for quite some time. we shall see. I need to go bookshopping soon.

  5. Yani on November 10, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares!!! I saw it at the bookstore today and I hope to have a copy soon. and hey, your review of it too!

  6. Leigh @ Little Book Star on November 10, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Honestly, I thought it was super easy to snap pictures of books because it was just clicking a button! BUT oh my goodness, my art professor assigned us a project to take 5 photos and one of them was to take a photo of 3 things that best describes you (so of course I chose my favorite book [Across the Universe}, my Kindle, and some bookmarks) and wow it was tough! I thought it was simple to take creative photos, but dang, I took like 10 shots before I could get a perfect one so hands down to you Hazel! You take such amazing pictures! I really like the one with Fall Like Rain and Rebel Belle. Oooh is that a new cover for Dash & Lily because it looks so gorgeous! I loved that book too but I don’t own a physical copy.

  7. Ebony @ Daring Damsels on November 13, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    These are all gorgeous, Hazel! So, so pretty! I pre-ordered a signed copy of Retribution, and it’s currently been delayed. :( I really hope it arrives soon! I also love that edition of Dash & Lily’s.

  8. Joy @ The Bookshelf Intruder on November 14, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Oh, Hazel, these are beautiful! Definitely continue this feature. :)

    I recently got a signed Isla and the Happily Ever After from NBS and I feel so lucky to have it. And oh, Complete Nothing looks gorgeous!

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