Sunday, 28 February 2016

#SundaySeven (28/02/16)

So here is the very first #SundaySeven! I will admit, I totally underestimated how difficult this would be. At one point, I was worried it would become Sunday Seventeen, or perhaps even Sunday Seventy... But, at the end of the day, I have knuckled down and chosen my favourite seven. It amazes me just how talented the bookstagram community is, and the wide range of photos and imaginative techniques they display, especially considering most aren't professional photographers.
So, here is what you have all been waiting for...


This photo caught my eye and became my favourite of the week for a few reasons. Firstly, I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and am bound to 'like' any photo Potter related. Also, I love the contrast of the dark green against the whites and pastel colours of the surrounding books. Furthermore, just something about the way it is being removed from the shelf really catches my attention.


These two books have been on my tbr ever since I joined bookstagram. I mean look at those covers! I have since heard wonderful things about the contents too. Books featuring a selection of pens are quite common, even I have joined in with the trend a few times, but something about the contrast of the two book covers and the selection of pens, some of which you can easily match with a colour on the covers, and others that you feel as if are included somewhere, just really makes this photo stand out from the rest.


I love Sarah's account! All of her photos looks so simple yet sophisticated, I'm sure she could make even my least favourite books look absolutely gorgeous. As mentioned before, I am a huge Potterhead (and I promise there is only one more Potter related photo this week!) and saying that I'm jealous of those socks is quite an understatement. #SockSaturday and #SockSunday are very popular and some weekends it can feel as if I'm scrolling through a website displaying socks only! But this photo, with some beautiful copies of Harry Potter, just makes the scrolling worth it, because sometimes you'll come across some real gems, like this one.


I'm really not much of a clothes or shoes girl, but my gosh I love those boots! What I like about this photo, is the way Alex has played the colour scheme of Six of Crows (another book I am dying to read). Often, black, whites and greys can look more drab than smart, but this photo has really pulled it off! I think the location and positioning of the cardigan (possibly a blanket?) to the right of the photo, rather than the centre, helps make this one something special.


Although new to bookstagram, Ilsie's photos look like she has been around for years. Not only does she make use of roses, as mentioned in the title, she throws in one of those beautiful masks that I used to have an obsession with! To me, the other items in the photo compliment the book cover and title so well, it pretty much feels as if she has created this perfect visualisation of the book. Girl, you've got some serious talent and I can't wait to see what you come up with this week! (No pressure.)


 A quick flick through bookstagram tells you that books come in all shapes and sizes, including a lovely pin-wheel as shown here! The pin-wheel itself looks just like numerous others (beautiful though it is!), but what really makes this photo is the adorable little crafted flower in the centre. To whoever made it, it's stunning! It really adds something special to this otherwise fairly average photo.


So as promised, one last Harry Potter photo to end my first ever #SundaySeven. Taking us back to where it all began, this photo shows off some adorable merch. I love love love these bookmarks (IG of creator found here) and am always so tempted to buy some. The problem is, I'm in so many fandoms, it would cost a fortune! Also included is the Harry Potter funko pop which, just like all pops, looks so cute. So although not a busy photo, the simplicity along with just how adorable the items are makes this photo just enter my top 7 of the week.

Thankyou for reading, and thanks to all the bookstagram accounts (both those featured, and the countless others I poured through in order to decide on my seven). 

None of these photos are mine, and I have credited the account and notified them that I am using their image. Occasionally, it is known for accounts to repost photos without crediting the original owner. I do not support this. All photos are, to my knowledge, original to the accounts credited. If not, I will happily amend and assist in reporting accounts that are stealing photos. (To the accounts featured: I am not suggesting this applies to you, I am merely covering myself. This paragraph shall feature on all #SundaySeven posts in the rare and unfortunate case problems may occur.)


  1. Love those photos! They are amazing. I feel like I've been out of the loop recently and I need to rejoin the living (and instagram). :)

    1. It was so difficult to narrow it down to just these 7 photos, there are so many beautiful ones out there in just the past week!