How I Create and Edit My Bookstagram Photos

Undoubtedly, the question I have been asked the most is how I create my bookstagram feed. Of course it’s important to remember that the same things don’t work for everyone and honestly, I don’t even know when I’ve turned into the one who answers instead of asks this question, but I’ll do my best to share my little routine with you today.

Four Years of BlackTeaBooks – How Blogging Changed My Reading Life

It’s been three years since I’ve sent my very first blog post out into the world wide web; it feels like that was just yesterday and, simultaneously, like I’ve been blogging since forever. This is probably due to the many things that happened in those three years! Several exciting book fairs have passed, a good amount of review copies found their way to my shelves, my blog moved to its own domain, expanded to Instagram – and, most important of all, I found ‘my people’: you!

Bookish Lessons from 2018 & A Glance on the New Year

Hello my dear readers, and a Happy New Year to all of you! It might be a bit late to reminisce about 2018, being a week already in the new year, but not doing so would feel like leaving a chapter unfinished and well, here I am. Instead of going through my favourite or least…

Everything that’s wrong with the Guardian-Bookstagram-Controversy

Fellow bookstagrammers, the world has discovered and recognised us – but they have only scratched the surface. You might have read the Guardian article in question already; if not you can catch up here. Quickly summarised, “Is social media influencing book cover design?” by Holly Connolly looks at the impact that the aesthetics of books…

Why You Should Say “No” More Often

Learning how to say No might be one of the most important lessons in life. It might even be one of those lessons you sometimes get right, and sometimes you fail at; the kind you have to learn over and over again. I certainly do. So many decisions are made in favour of the ‘easier’…

Thoughts on Blogging and the Lack Thereof

Hello you lovely people! To be honest, I have no idea where this post is going – but honesty seems like a good compass. We are two weeks into the New Year, and you might have noticed (though I would be surprised if you really did), that I haven’t been posting a wrap-up of 2017,…

Tea Talk: The Cursed Child – Eure Meinung ist gefragt!

Hallo ihr lieben Potterheads, und willkommen zur Diskussion! Falls ihr meine Rezension zum Skript von Harry Potter and the Cursed Child gelesen habt, wisst ihr ja schon wie mir das Stück gefallen hat. Jetzt ist endlich die deutsche Version da, aber falls ihr noch nicht zum Lesen kommt und versucht, allen Klatscher-artigen Spoilern auszuweichen; fall das Buch…