I’ve been browsing BookTube for a while now trying to find the people who read and discuss the books I love. I even tried some booktubers advice on how to find other booktubers that like books that I love. My searches have discovered some new booktubers – yes. But none of them showed a passion for the books I really love…
I thought about sharing more my own passion for the books I love but I don’t really see a point in venting that way since I am not a big fan of myself on camera talking. I think I lack the motivation for having my own channel on YouTube.
I’m going to use this blog as a reference to what I’m trying to say:
This blog is a way for me to do something slightly creative. I also use it to keep track of my reading and motivate myself to read more. This blog serves as a reminder of the books and activities I enjoy.
I used to read a lot of fanfiction in college. Looking for fanfiction and browsing forums back then was a way for me to keep in contact with people who liked the same books as I did so much that they decided to expand on the story and honor the authors that way. That was a long time ago and I’m totally out of my depth as where to find fanfiction anymore. I’ve lost my way around the Internet content I used to really love. This makes me feel old and depressed sometimes whine I try to reconnect on that level and fail.
As someone who comes from a non English speaking country and where most of the books I love to read don’t get translated; it can get a bit difficult to find people to discuss and vent all the things I want to share with someone.
Lately I have started to post a bit more actively on Instagram. I must admit that while books are essentially a luxury items, the Bookstagram activites make it even more a very expensive and time consuming activity. I am lost in filters and tags and they do not bring me the feedback or the satisfaction I’m looking for.
Don’t get me wrong – I have a new found appreciation for pretty and photogenic hardcover books. I have changed in a way by making more original photo content of my own by taking more photos of the books I own and include them more in my posts.
I’m still looking for more content about the books I really love and while I sometimes get discouraged I will not give up on my search anytime soon. My guess is there are many passionate readers out there that like the books I love but they probably keep to themselves more and don’t really post on social media and Internet so much.