Never A Waste Of Time

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Let's Talk...Bookstagram!

Back in March when I decided I wanted to start talking about books, I genuinely thought that this blog would be my outlet. I thought I'd take some gorgeous pics and write about my reads regularly and then build my social media presence around my blog posts. 

Well, it's safe to say that did not happen. At all. I posted once (which I've since removed as it made no sense!) and then posted a corresponding introductory pic on Instagram. The reception I got from the wonderful booksta community meant I didn't come back here until yesterday! For two months I have been suckered in by bookstagram and I love it!!

If you love books and you are ingrained in the booksta community, what are you doing?! It is without a doubt the nicest slice of the internet that you will find. It's just not the place for trolling, we all have each others backs! And I've found, for the most part, when there are disagreements, they are hashed out through thought-provoking discussion rather than throwing insults.

Just when I didn't think I could love the community any more, it is the one part of the internet where I have genuinely seen people putting in the work to be anti-racist allies. Not only working on self, but  sharing resources, educating others and calling out BS in a respectful way. I know there have been a few accounts who have got it very wrong, but thankfully I am not following them so can add my two cents and sip my tea!

Being an introvert I thought it would be difficult for me to interact with others, but I have enjoyed it so much. I actually spend way too much time on there checking out what everyone is reading! I'm in no way an expert on the site, but I have loved it so much I just want others to get in on it so will be posting some tips and tricks on here as we go. Let me know if there's anything you want to see in particular.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog!

Instagram is where most of my activity goes down - more on that in a future post - but I wanted this space to rave or vent about books that I'm reading, give tips, share resources and loads more fun bookish things. 

I've always been an avid reader and have had a book blog before (Tube Reader, established 2009), but I just didn't time to put any effort into it and it faded into oblivion about a year after it started. Now I have a job that is regular hours and working from home due to the pandemic has given me the kick up the butt that I needed. 

I can't promise I'll post every day, but I'll try and fill this space with loads of fun things for us to discuss and maybe to inspire my bookish friends in some way or another. 

If you ever want to reach out, chat, vent, whatever you may need, my Insta DMs are always open. Find me @neverawaste.
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