Fun Instagram HASHTAGS

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I’ve been having so much fun with Instagram lately. I used to hate photography that I even deleted my Instagram account a few years ago, but then I made a new one [@chynareads] it was so addicting especially when I started following talented bookish photographers, I just couldn’t stop using the damn iPhone app. You should really try it even if you aren’t that good with pictures, it’s still fun. I stay simple and true!

Most of the things I post are about books, I’m still so very bookish even in Instagram.

 Most of the people I’m following are bloggers who have photography skills. I’m  so in love with their feed I had to share some of their hashtags and photos. Join the fun! And don’t forget to follow these ladies! I’LL SHARE SOME MORE SOON!

#Ditchthatjacket @fictiontea

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#Booksilhuoette @chynareads

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#Xmarksthespot @_halfbl00dprincess

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#Seaofbooks #@louisse_ang

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#Bookthroughphone @twirlingpages

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#Bookcrown @booknerdis

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Drops of Rain by Kathryn Andrews

 

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Source: Originally for tour
Format: eCopy
Series: Hale Brothers #1
Category:  New Adult
Genre: Romance, Drama

Ali Rain
Sometimes I think to myself, “How did I get here?” Then the pain hits and I remember…it’s because she’s gone. I now live in a new town, go to a new school, and I’m supposed to be moving on with my new life. Only, I no longer know who I am anymore. Dancing is all I have left and every day I feel completely alone. Silence has become the theme song to my life. She said to find some joy and light, but I don’t know how. Mostly, I feel surrounded in darkness…that is until I meet him.

Drew Hale
I have only one goal, in 298 days I’m going to drive away from this small beach town and never return. People are always watching me closely, too close, and I’m tired of wearing a mask. I need to be free. Swimming is my ticket out of here and I remind myself daily to fly under the radar, stick to my routine, and under no circumstances let anything distract me. I’m not as perfect as they think, most days I am drowning in guilt. I’m not sure I will ever be able to escape the feelings of shame, worthlessness, and just being unwanted…that is until I meet her.

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Join the Insanity by Lauren Hammond Book Tour!

 

Insanity



Adelaide Carmichael and Damien Allen couldn’t be more opposite.

Adelaide’s mother abandoned her when she was ten years old, leaving her to be raised by her abusive and alcoholic father.

Damien on the other hand came from a wealthy family, was a local celebrity, and seemed to have a bright future ahead of him.

Despite their differences, Adelaide and Damien were young, wild, and fiercely in love.And they had a plan.

They were going to run away.

Be together forever.

And their plan was set in motion, until tragedy struck and for some reason, Adelaide wound up in The Oakhill Institution for the insane.

Adelaide has no idea what she did to wind up at Oakhill, but she knows one thing for sure…She wants out.

And after Damien follows her there to aid her in escaping, Adelaide slowly begins putting together the pieces of her memory that are missing.

And it doesn’t take Adelaide long to figure out that sometimes…That one true love never dies.

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YA Best Books of October 2014!

It’s the middle of the month already so I think it’s time to let you all know what are the book shakers of the month.

    

1. My True Love Gave To Me

2. Damsel Distressed

3. Glory O’Brien’s History

4. Cure for Dreaming

5. Fall

A book I  strongly recommend for you to read for October! 

 

 

Love hurts…

When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he’s instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: She’s gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and as sexy as his wildest dreams.

Beck doesn’t know it yet, but she’s perfect for him, and soon she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realizes, and much more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences . . .

A chilling account of unrelenting passion, Caroline Kepnes’s You is a perversely romantic thriller that’s more dangerously clever than any you’ve read before.

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Authors, don’t feel sorry for yourselves.

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This post is inspired by an author who isn’t that popular but then she apologised to her readers for creating a terrible book.

Dearest Authors,

It has come to my attention that some authors are very very sensitive and they tend to apologise for not creating a masterpiece. Authors, you shouldn’t give a damn. It’s your work and you should be proud of it, I can’t even write 10 chapters, but you were able to write your own book and had the damn to let the whole damn world read it. That’s guts and you should be very proud of yourselves.

Don’t bury your head in pillows just because the majority hate/dislike your book. There’s always going to be that one reader who will support you every step of the way. Don’t let one or a hundred negative reviews get you down. A lot of those topnotch authors like Colleen Hoover, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Mitch Albom, Cassie Clare, J.K. Rowling receive the harshest reviews, you should be grateful with your own creation. Be proud. Stand tall. Don’t let this discourage you.

Marketing is a challenge. And it also seems impossible for newbie authors. Stephanie Perkins (Author of Anna and The French Kiss series) thought she would never be who she is now, but look at her. She thought her book would die down and just be another novel to be read. She didn’t care, she didn’t expect. Yes, she hoped and that’s all you have to do.

The reason you are feeling that doubt in you is because you expect something dynamic to happen. Don’t expect. You hope and do your best. That’s about what you should do once you publish a story. I’m a book reviewer, but I can’t write stories, I tried using FictionPress and it did not work for me.

So don’t apologise for making a bad book. There is no such thing. There will negative reviews, conflicts, but deal with them properly. Actually, these negative reviews help you improve so appreciate every bit of them. There is no use in moping around bawling “WHY DO THEY HATE MY BOOK? I’M SO SORRY FOR CREATING A SHITTY STORY. I’LL DO BETTER.”

Deepest regards,

Chyna N.

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