Hey, y’all! Let’s do a meet the bookstagrammer! I figured I would do it over here on my blog since I’ve been wanting to make it more of a thing.
Let’s start off with the basics:
I am a 24 year-old from the Panhandle of Texas and have lived in the same city (and the same house) since I was born. I even went to college in my hometown (West Texas A&M University). I have a Bachelor’s of Music with a Certification in EC-12 Music Education. With that I would ideally like to be a beginner band teacher, help with high school marching band, and teach private bassoon lessons (I’ve been playing bassoon since 6th grade beginner band). In the last year and a half since graduation, I have been working in two of my local school districts as a substitute teacher. I have found that I don’t really like working at the elementary school level even though I don’t mind subbing with that age group. I prefer when someone else makes the plan and I just have to execute it. Middle school is probably where I’m most comfortable, and high school is okay, although those kids tend to not take me as seriously because they think I’m freshly out of high school myself…
I have a wonderful partner who is a paramedic and two beautiful cats (Betty and Obi). Betty lives with my parents and Obi lives with my partner. Come the first weekend of September, I will officially be living in North East Texas with my partner. I don’t know what I’m going to be doing once I get there, but we shall figure it out.
(left to right: Betty, Obi)
Bookstagram has been an outlet for me to share my love of books and to talk to my fellow book people. I decided to start this account (Stardust and Rockets) because the people who follow my personal Instagram account didn’t seem to like my book posts nearly as much as I was hoping. Which is totally okay. I came across the book community on accident and I haven’t looked back since. I have made so many wonderful friends through this community and everyone is so generous. From the giveaways to the un-hauls and book sales. I am extremely happy that I am a part of this loving and giving community of book people that just want to spread the love of books with the world (or at least the small corner of the world that is bookstagram).
Some of my favorite books/series are:
The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare
An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
The Midnight Texas Trilogy by Charlaine Harris
Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
Favorite bookish merch/subscription boxes:
booksleeves (StoryTimeSleeve, Fandom Sleeves, Pages Remembered)
bookmarks (lovelybookishmarks, Bookish Boutique Co., Happy Hello Co.)
candles (Canterbury Road Co., Rose and Adder (formerly Lemoncakes Candle Co.), Luna Love by Corrina)
Subscription Boxes (Nerdy Post, PageHabit (the latter no longer exists as of August 2018))
Have any questions for me? Leave them in a comment and I’d love to make a Q&A post out of them!