@herdogearedbooks is an instagram account which enables me to chronicle the books that have shaped my life (and continue to do so every day). i rely on reading to serve as a sort of escape, but also as a way to learn something new and to push the bounds of the way i think. i started this blog to record my favorite stories, and memorialize the treasure chest that is my book shelf; to keep books relevant and spark conversation about them; to offer a tribute to the beauty in well-loved books with bent pages, underlines, highlights, and tested spines.
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“There’s nothing simple here. I’m ruled by elixirs and compounds. I am a chemistry project conducted by a wild child. I am potentially explosive. Maybe I love Sam because hormones say I need a man to kill the coyotes at night, to bring my babies meat. But I don’t want caveman love. I want love that lives outside the body. I want love that lives.” 〰️ Samantha Hunt, The Dark Dark . . . . . . . . . . #bookstagramfeature #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #bookish #bookworm #booknerd #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookblogger #bookhaul #bookphotography #currentlyreading #amreading #readingtime #ilovebooks #bookrecommendations #epicreads #booksofinstagram #instabooks #igreads #herdogearedbooks
the bookshelf is exactly as it sounds. each post is broken down into papercuts and dogears.
papercuts are a short summary of the book. i do not consider these to be reviews; if a book is featured, it means i enjoyed reading it and hope you will too. i have sorted the bookshelf into various genres and categories, so browse that way if a particular type of book or topic interests you.
dogears are glittering passages that exemplify the author’s artful use of language; they are quotes that made me stop, re-read, and mark it so i can enjoy it again and again. i don’t necessarily agree with everything that i dogear, or even relate to it, but something about it made me want to write it down and process it.
the essays contain longer posts where i expand on some of the books i read and other topics related to reading and writing. as a fast reader, i cherish this as a time and space to take pause and reflect on particular passages or themes. i also use this page to explore ways to improve my reading and writing.
you can find me on instagram and pinterest @herdogearedbooks