to my SPOTLIGHT 2020! New version of my BOOKSTAGRAMMER SPOTLIGHT I featured in 2019. I decided to bring it back and feature some more amazing people who run in this crazy world of ROMANCE! Please enjoy & show some love to:
Name: Priyanka Dhingra
About: I am 20 year old and I am pursuing my Bachelors of commerce in finance and investment. My hobbies are Dancing and yes, obviously reading. I have one younger sister and I love her (Don’t tell her this). My zodiac sign is Virgo. I not only love reading but writing as well maybe someday I will write my own book.
Logo name? Bed and books
How/Why did you come up with it? Well, my favorite author was Releasing her new book and the only way to read it earlier was when I sign up for the ARC (don’t judge I loved that Author and still do) and afterwards it was no coming back because I came to know soo many new and amazing authors it was like a jackpot. Moreover, I didn’t know there was such a big bookstagram community. It was new and exciting experience for me and I absolutely loved it.
When did you start Bookstagramming? What was the first thing you did? I started bookstagram in june 2019
Did you have any help at the beginning or winged it? Yes, as this was all new for me I didn’t know how to interact with Authors and other bookstagrammers because I am not that good in these kinda things and moreover, most people were elder than me so, I don’t know what and with whom to speak. But still there was this sweet lady who not only helped me but if I have any query she cleared it out. She is amazing.
What is your favorite part you would say and why? My favorite part is when I receive a little bit of appreciation from the authors that I am doing a great work. It really boost my confidence and makes my day.
What social media’s are you on? And do you have a favorite? I am on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook. My favorite one is definitely Instagram.
Have you had any bad/negative experiences on Bookstagram? No, I Don’t have any bad experiences yet. Bookstagram community is very cooperative . They accept anyone and everyone in the family literally.
Do you think Bookstagram is an effective platform to express your opinion on books? Yes, Bookstagram is definitely a great platform to Express about the honest opinions on books by the people. I mean that’s how an author Came to know how his/her books is performing and the interaction between authors and the bookstagrammers is very easy.
What do you use camera vise when taking book photography? (if you do photography) I have just recently started taking pictures otherwise I used to upload the pictures send by pr team or the author. I use my sister’s phone to click the pictures it’s one plus 6 T
Do you use your own props? Is there a fun or MAGICAL way you set it all up? (loc, props…) I just take a look in my house if I see that this thing I can use as a prop then I use it. It’s not like I have purchased anything from market for specific clicking the pictures. I wouldn’t say fun but for me it is a difficult task as I have to make sure that the picture should be perfect.
LET’S TALK ABOUT BOOKS!
Tell us, do you know the exact amount of paperback you own? How about ebooks? (I suggest not to count because I did & I regretted it) My paperbacks would be around 25 and ebooks around 70
Do you prefer paper or kindle? I prefer kindle more. (You should too. Save trees remember)
Do you know your first paperback/ebook? My first ebook was The mafia and his obsession by lylah james (yes, she was the author due to which I started bookstagram🙊)
Do you remember your very first read? Three men in a boat
What is your current read? Fiesty by Julia kent
How many books have you read so far this year? 6
What book are you anticipating most in 2020? I dare you By lylah James
What is it that draws you to a book? (picture, blurb, author..or all?) Definitely author, if I have read his/her book earlier or if they are best sellers I will read their book. I only try new authors when I like the Blurb and the genre. I am very choosy in these things.
Do you have a favorite genre you read? And why? Mafia romance, Enemies to lovers
What is your favorite part about a story? (the beginning get to know each other, the sexy scenes, the middle right before the peak…) My favorite part is when in the middle the book started to get in action, when the suspense build up.
Now, the real important question -> What is your favorite book & why! The Mafia and his angel (series), Do you dare? By lylah james and Enemies by Tijan
Do you have any magical words for everyone out there?! Just be yourself, love yourself and Be Happy!
That concludes this SPOTLIGHT, hope you enjoyed it and gotten to know you fellow BOOKSTAGRAMMER, I sure have. SHOW THEM some love. Thank you for participating!!