Novel Portraits: Over The Weekend

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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.

It’s been too long since I did a Novel Portraits post that wasn’t a Behind The Lens interview! Anyhow, I took some (mostly random and just a little crappy) photos over the weekend and thought to share them with y’all!


Weekend Read

The Novel: Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
The Portraits: Taken 07/25/14, with Canon 600D, post-processed
Description: Someone should have put a warning in the front page of WYWI, ‘Do not read without gelato.’ Haha, I’m not even kidding when I say that I couldn’t read on without getting myself one! The book totally had me craving for gelato within the first few chapters! It’s not obvious in the photos, but I got three flavours: mint (my favourite), almond, and nutella! Anyhow, WYWI was my weekend read and it was such a fun book! I am dying to go to Italy now, seriously!

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For Summer Photo Contest

The Novel: Only Everything by Kieran Scott
The Portraits: Taken 07/27/14, with Canon 600D, post-processed
Description: If you guys didn’t know, Kieran Scott is having a summer photo contest for her novel, Only Everything! I read it last May and enjoyed myself so much! I mean it’s a contemprary-ish book w/ Greek myth characters & romance- that’s like a formula for awesome! As I’m dying to read the next books, I’m completely pining over the prizes! I had several photo ideas for the contest but unfortunately couldn’t do them so I did a simple ‘shoot’ with my sister earlier today and she modelled the book for me! I don’t know whether this will be my final entries but the photos I took look summery enough thankfully even though summer is over in the Philippines. I hope people get the first photo with the hair thing! (It’s meant to be a heart!)

Care to share your thoughts on the photos I took? Have you already read any of these books or are planning to? Are you planning to join Kieran’s photo contest too? What did you read or do over the weekend?

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. Ashley on July 27, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Aw the hair heart is cute!

  2. Dana @ The Nerdy Journalist on July 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Lovely photos :)
    The gelato is making me hungry. Haha!

  3. Ebony @ Paperbacks & Protagonists on July 28, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Aww, such beautiful photos, Hazel. :)

  4. Joséphine @ Word Revel on July 28, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I spotted the heart in your sister’s hair before you explained it :) And all the best with your submission for the summer photo contest!

  5. Sarah on July 28, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I absolutely adore this feature! There’s nothing I enjoy more than picking up a camera, and this post combines my faves…photography AND books! Oh…and I’m totally craving gelato now! ;-)

  6. Ariel T on July 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Yum, gelato! I love the pictures! The hair idea is really cool. I haven’t read any of these yet, but really want to read Wish You Were Italian! I’ll have to find some gelato to eat whenever I do. Haha.

  7. Leigh on July 29, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I really like how your top has the same colors of the book cover. I also like how you made a heart shape on your hair. :)

  8. Alexa S. on July 29, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I personally like your pictures a lot! And I love that you chose to feature two of the books I enjoyed this year :)

  9. Cee on August 1, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Ooooohh, the typography on Only Everything is sooo frickin’ gorgeous! The heart is so cute! I love how fitting your blouse is with that book. :D

    • Hazel @ Stay Bookish on August 2, 2014 at 2:13 am

      Right? I love the typography too! It’s my sister in the photo but yeah, I made her wear that specific blouse to be matchy with the book! ;)

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