When I’m not Reading: Booklr Edition

October 8, 2015 When I'm Not Reading 32

Once upon a time, about 5 years ago to be exact, little Bec discovered Tumblr and it took over her life. Tumblr is probably the social media site I spend the most amount of time on. It’s just perfect for procrastination. And it also has a pretty well established book community, known as Booklr!

What do booknerds do on tumblr? Well I think of it as a cross between Pinterest and blogging. Booklr bloggers make posts, fangirl over books, post bookish pictures and reblog them, and just generally have a good time!

Because I spend so much time on booklr I thought I should recommend some blogs. I love so many and follow over 200 people on there, but here are 5 of my favourites. 

The Booker

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Becki is the first Booklr I remember following specifically. She reaches such as wide range of books and is such a sweetheart. Plus her dog Max is adorable. Her passion for The Book Thief is infectious and the entire reason why I finally got around to reading that amazing book.

Books and Cookies

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Mary has to be one of the nicest people I’ve seen around Booklr. She’s so encouraging of everyone and cares about each and every one of her followers. She is also the only non-Australian resident on this list haha. (I didn’t plan it that way I swear :P )

Read Around the Rosie

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Allison and I have basically the same taste in books. I’m always keeping her eyes out for her reviews and what upcoming releases she’s excited about.

The Book Hangover

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Bec (yes, another. There is an army of Rebecca’s on booklr) is a fellow Throne of Glass fan and that is the only reason you need to follower her. She also reads a lot of other great books too and just a general great ball of fun.

Tilly and Her Books

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 4.27.15 pmTILLY HAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF BOOKS I HAVE EVER SEEN! Seriously, her library is a thing of beauty. And she takes such great pictures of it.

My Blog: Another Generic Book Blog

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And I can’t not leave this post without plugging my own tumblr! Another Generic Book Blog also recently reached 5000 follower so I’ve got a giveaway going on you should check out ;) I haven’t had as much time to spend on there recently as I would like, but I’ll be hanging around a lot once uni is over for the year!

Are you on Tumblr?
What are some your favourite Tumblr blogs?


32 Responses to “When I’m not Reading: Booklr Edition”

    • Bec

      Booklr is so much fun! It’s as bad as (if not worse than) the book blogosphere for adding to your TBR/wishlist though haha

    • Bec

      See, I have never managed to be sucked into Pinterest. But tumblr… I fell into the abyss and have never been able to climb out hahaha

  1. Sarah @ The Country Bookworm

    I have never used Tumblr. I already use twitter and instagram, on top of my blog. And then pinterest for personal use…’ll have to check tumblr out and see if it works for me or not…I already spend too much time on my phone as it is.
    Sarah @ The Country Bookworm recently posted…Thirsty Thursday

    • Bec

      I have about a billion social media but tumblr is the one I use the most. Tumblr can take a bit of getting used to but its claws sink in deep.

    • Bec

      I’m so glad you caved in and got one! It can be hard to get to know people but if you spend enough time on there you get to know a lot of people in some way or another.

  2. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    I’ve yet to become fully obsessed with Tumblr…if only because I do most of my fangirling on Pinterest. I really should try to get more into it because when I am there, I love it :) Thanks for these recs and since I was already following you there, thanks for the giveaway too ;) xxxx
    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews recently posted…Review: Shiver

  3. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    I do have a Tumblr account… but honestly have NO IDEA how to use it!! I’ve tried to figure it out a few times, but I just couldn’t get the hang of it. I’ll have to give it another try. I LOVE Instagram lately, the bookish pictures are to die for. I have a feeling I would really love Tumblr too, if I just gave it a try. Great post and thanks for the recs! I’ll be sure to follow them as well. :)
    Lisa @ Lost in Literature recently posted…We’re Calling it Quits When it Comes to These Series!

    • Bec

      It is a bit strange, but I’m so used to it all now. Once you figure it out it is so hard to stop.

      Instagram is great! That is a social media I need to learn to use more effectively too.

    • Bec

      I’ll have to follow you back!

      I have like three blogs on Tumblr. One for funny posts and whatever I want, one for books, and one for vet school stuff (which I might delete because I’m barely on there honestly). It is a bit of a problem.

    • Bec

      It is a little niche right now but it’s growing! We all just fangirl the entire time over all the books.

    • Bec

      Bookstagram is great! I’m slowly getting the hang of that too. There are some amazing photos on there.

  4. Kelly

    I AM on Tumblr and DO follow you on there too. Wow, that’s an incredible achievement, mind blowing actually to have that many followers all from the one platform. That’s a credit to your awesomeness Bec <3

    I wish I had more time for various social media outlets, but I really struggle to keep up with it all. I'm trying to establish an Instagram at the moment and even struggle with just taking photos. Seeing how many awesome Tumblr bookish blogs there are though, I feel like I'm really missing out. Will hop on there today and explore. Thanks for sharing Bec and congratulations again on an incredible milestone! <3
    Kelly recently posted…MAAAAGNUS! Magnus Chase and The Sword of The Summer

    • Bec

      It’s crazy! I still can’t believe it.

      Tumblr is where I spend most time and I spend more time there than I should. The community isn’t going anywhere though. We’ll be around waiting patiently for you to come to the dark side XD

  5. Lara

    Okay so I may be a little addicted to tumblr… I have been for a while, but it’s only recently that I created a bookish one (thepaperbackpalace.tumblr.com) and I’m loving it! I thought normal tumblr was great, but the sense of community in the booklr area is amazing… and it’s wayyy too addictive.
    Lara recently posted…DNFing Books || When it’s Time to Give Up

    • Bec

      It is so very addictive. I’ve seen your blog around! And if I don’t follow you I really should haha.

      The addictiveness is a problems sometimes hahaha

  6. Romi

    I think, fondly, of tumblr in the way of being a spiral- a helpless spiral- of doom. I mean, it’s a magical place, but the depths of tumblr can be terrifying, as can be the way you get sucked into it. I quit a couple years ago and I don’t think I should go back. IT’S TOO DARK FOR ME! *laughs* But I had no idea that the book community there was so strong, and had it’s own title. That’s awesome, and these blogs you showcased look so fantastic! Tumblr can be really gorgeous and these blogs look it, for sure. AAH! Congratulations on 5k, Bec! That’s incredible. xx
    Romi recently posted…Perceivable Intensities (1)

    • Bec

      That is the best description of tumblr I have ever read.

      The book community has really grown in the last year or so! There’s some amazing blogs out there.

      Thank you!

  7. Jessica @ Strung Out On Books

    Oh gosh! Tumblr is sooo addicting! It’s also what got me interested in blogging but I didn’t know about Booklr until a few months ago, actually. I’ve been really wanting to join that community but haven’t had the time to be too active on tumblr than the occasionally reblog. Lovely post! I look forward to following all of the blogs you mentioned!
    Jessica @ Strung Out On Books recently posted…Welcome Our Newest Blogger, Caylin!

    • Bec

      I’ve been struggling for time to post stuff there too. Which sucks because I do love spending time on tumblr.

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