Bookstagrammer of the Month: Cait of @paperfury!

paperfury

Welcome to our monthly special feature post, Bookstagrammer Of The Month!

Each month we will be interviewing a different Bookstagrammer  (Book lover/photographer on Instagram) who will share with us a bit of their experience with the #Bookstagram community!

Introducing Caitof @paperfury, YABC's Bookstagrammer of the Month!! 

      

Cait lives in Australia with her dog and a colour-coded bookshelf that she's half in love with. When not reading or taking photos, she writes YA novels to make you laugh or cry or both. She believes in cake for breakfast.

Blog | Instagram | Twitter

 

1. How long have you been part of the Bookstagram community?

I started bookstagramming in 2015!

 

2. Can you tell us a bit about your feed/style and how has it changed
over time?

I started off with zero props and not a lot of books on my shelf, so my go-to for shots was either a minimalistic approach on the floorboards or going outside. I had a really nice backyard at the time, so that definitely helped! But eventually I realised I wanted a consistent theme and that I was hopelessly in love with flowers and bright colours. So enter my rainbow catastrophes! I'm definitely the kind of bookstagrammer who'll cram as many things into the frame as possibles. Rainbows galore! I'm so pleased with how my style has grown.

 

3. What is the silliest thing you've ever done for the sake of a photo?

I have climbed my bookshelf! And doing this on a self-timer means I have 10 seconds to climb, get settled, and not fall off, so that's quite the gymnastic effort.

 

4. When do you make time for taking photos? Do you usually plan ahead or take photos as you go (daily)?

I like to take a week's worth of photos on Sundays. The entire morning is my "photography day" and it's so much fun! My room also looks like a rainbow threw up in in afterwards...

 

 

5. What type of camera do you use?

I use a Nikon D3200.

 

6. What are some of your favorite props (besides books, of course ;))?

I absolutely _love_ props, but I don't have much money to spend, so I love to make them (like origami stars and paper cranes) or get super cheap flowers at 2nd hand stores. I also draw all my own backgrounds, so the rainbow zentangles you see behind the books are handmade. I also am totally down to bother my family into making pretty desserts so I can take photos of them. (And maybe snack on the way...shh.)


 

7. What book/series do you tend to photograph the most?

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater! I adore Stiefvater's books and it's become a running thing now to find one of her books in all my photos. So there's a 90% chance there's a Stiefvater book lurking in every photo on my feed!

 

8. Which of your photos is your absolute favourite and why?

Ah! I can't pick favourites! Although I'm always in love with how my #shelfies turn out...my shelf is colour-coded and I'm pretty proud of it.

 

9. What is the thing you love most about Bookstagramming?

It's an amazing place to be (a) creative, (b) feast your eyes on incredible book cover art that makes your heart beat faster, and (c) meet a ton of really cool and supportive bookworms. I might be biased but I do think bookstagrammers can be the kindest people on the internet. ;)

 

10. What are a few of your favorite Bookstagram accounts?

I'm obsessed with so many accounts, but a few of my favourites are: @darkfaeriestales_, @eden.hammond, @thereaderandthechef, @lulumoonowlbooks, @emilyjmead and @lettuce_read!

 

Thank you again for stopping by YABC, Cait! We absolutely love your colorful account and we cannot wait to see more of your beautiful bookish photos, including your upcoming book: A Thousand Perfect Notes, on #bookstagram! 

It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Realm of Ruins by Hannah...
Top 5 Things You'll Need For the Butthead Invasion...

Related Posts

 

Comments

Already Registered? Login Here
No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

The Devil Makes Three
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
When Tess and Eliot stumble upon an ancient book hidden...
African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Meet the ten remarkable kings, queens, inventors, scholars, and visionaries...
Liar's Room
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
This spooky stand-alone from MG horror expert Dan Poblocki is...
Manu: A Graphic Novel
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Set at a magical school for girls, a funny and...
Barakah Beats
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Twelve-year-old Nimra Sharif has spent her whole life in Islamic...
Cold-Blooded Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle #3)
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Myrtle Hardcastle—twelve-year-old Young Lady of Quality and Victorian amateur detective—is...
How to Get Away with Myrtle (Myrtle Hardcastle #2)
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Myrtle Hardcastle has no desire to go on a relaxing...
Playing the Cards Your Dealt
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Ten-year-old Anthony Joplin has made it to double digits! Which...
Kyle's Little Sister
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
My name is Grace, not "Kyle's little sister!" ...
Ground Zero
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
In time for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, master storyteller...
Final Season
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
From New York Times bestselling author and former NFL player...
Sunny Makes a Splash (Sunny #4)
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The latest in the New York Times bestselling Sunny series...

Latest Member Reviews

The Devil Makes Three
 
4.3
"THE DEVIL MAKES THREE is a dark YA horror that creeps up on you. The book follows two teens, Eliot..."
Final Season
 
5.0
"Ben Redd enjoys playing football with his 6th grade friends, especially Tuna, even though sometimes the way they act worries..."
What Adults Don’t Know About Architecture: Inspiring young minds to build a more beautiful world
 
4.0
"This book is an interesting overview of a variety of architecture, although the vast majority of it is from western..."
The Curse of the Crystal Cavern (The Pathfinders Society #2)
 
4.0
"Kyle has settled in to life at Windrose with the help of camp mates and friends Vic, Beth, Harry, and..."
The Mystery of the Moon Tower (The Pathfinders Society)
 
4.0
"Kyle and his mother move back to Windrose, where his mother was raised, and she sends him to Merriweather's camp..."
Poison Ivy: Thorns
 
4.3
"Let me start with the artwork. This was so beautifully done and I loved every single panel. It really pulled..."
Lies My Memory Told Me
 
4.7
"What I Loved: In Lies my Memory Told Me, Nova is the daughter of the people who created Enhanced Memory...."
Signs of Survival A Memoir of the Holocaust
 
4.7
"What worked: This haunting memoir is about two young sisters who helped each other survive the Holocaust. Both of the..."
So. Many. Feelings Stickers: 2,700 Stickers for Every Mood
 
5.0
"SO. MANY. FEELINGS STICKERS is a fantastic and fun collection of stickers around emotions. With 2,700 stickers, it is difficult..."
Hi-Five Farm!
 
5.0
"HI-FIVE FARM! is an adorable board book adventure with opposites and hi-fives aplenty. The book features many barnyard animals offering..."
Sugar and Spite
 
4.0
"Jolina and her family have moved from Manila to the small island of Isla Pag-Ibig. After the death of her..."
The Dead and the Dark
 
5.0
"THE DEAD AND THE DARK is a deliciously creepy paranormal thriller/horror. Logan lives with her two fathers, who co-host a..."
Fearless
 
3.0
"Monica Garcia is thrilled to get an understudy role on Broadway. At 12, this is the first time she will..."
Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People
 
5.0
"I've been looking forward to this nonfiction book since at least 2009, when The Rock and the River came out,..."
The Great Destroyers
 
3.3
"THE GREAT DESTROYERS is an intriguing alternate history that brings robot fighting into the Cold War. Jo is a teenager..."
Paradise on Fire
 
4.0
"Addy lives in the Bronx with her grandmother, Bibi, who has moved from Nigeria to care for her after the..."
Fresh
 
4.3
"FRESH is an entertaining and thought-provoking coming-of-age story. Elliott is a middle child, heading to college far from home at..."
Illusionary (Hollow Crown, #2)
 
5.0
"ILLUSIONARY is a beautifully written sequel in a strong YA fantasy duology. The book begins after the first ended, with..."
Bluebird
 
5.0
"It's 1946 and Eva and her friend Brigit leave behind destroyed Berlin for New York City. Eva carries a deadly..."
Incendiary (Hollow Crown #1)
 
4.3
"INCENDIARY is an intriguing YA fantasy with rebellion, magic, and intrigue. Renata was stolen from her parents as a child..."