Novels and Nail Polish and posts gorgeous photos of books (and bookish nail art) at @novelsandnailpolish.
Tell us about yourself! Where do you work/play? What books do you like to read? Do you have any non-bookish hobbies? Any pets? What's your one great ambition?
Hi! I'm Taylor. I work and play in Los Angeles, California, and I'm quite the connoisseur of YA books and nail designs! They're definitely my favorite to read and paint on my nails. When I'm not reading, I'm singing around the house or going to musicals.
Do you have favorite filters or settings you like to use? Is there a particular reason you use them?
My filter of choice is Nashville, and I always edit my photos before putting them into IG with VSCO. I love the slight pink touch that combo gives pictures.
What are some tips you would give someone who was thinking of joining IG or had just joined?
Have fun with it, follow people who inspire you, and try to post every day!
Hashtags: What are some of your favorites? Do you have any "rules" when it comes to using hashtags?
Well, one of the rules I live by at work is USE THEM! A lot of people are afraid to use more than one, but that's what they're there for. I also like to put only a couple very relevant ones in the actual caption, and put the remainder in a comment on the photo. I also love creating specific hashtags for various events or series of photos, such as #LABookwormTour for my bookish explorations around Los Angeles! Some of my favorites are #bookstagram, #vscobooks and #yalit.
What are some NON-bookish things you love posting?
Is it cheating if I pick nail polish?? That's a given, so some other things I love taking photos of are flowers and anything gold & white!
If you could add/remove one thing in Instagram, what would it be?
Multiple user platform, like Twitter! I work in social media, and it gets super annoying having to log in and out of accounts all day!
Blogging's more fun with friends! Who are three people on IG you think are must-follows?
I love @perpetualpageturner, @overflowingshelf and @alluringtales!
What are four of your best or favorite photos/videos that you've posted in the past year?
Be sure to also follow Taylor on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. Thanks to Taylor and all the bloggers who participated in Bookstagram Month!