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We are Em and Julia, two twin teens who have bonded over many things, including our love for reading! Julia writes the blog alone, and both Em and Julia work on the bookstagram (Em physically takes pictures and helps with set-up, and Julia edits, posts, and helps with set-up).

Julia

Julia is very excited about the blog, and loves to work on it. Like Em, she likes to read, especially realistic fiction, historical fiction, and poetry. Her favorite book is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. She also enjoys learning, blogging, and being outdoors.

Em

Em started to really love to read a couple of years ago. She loves young adult novels and biographies. Besides reading, she likes playing the flute, procrastinating, mac 'n cheese, and photography. Em's favorite book is Made You Up by Francesca Zappia. Her favorite color is orange, and my favorite number is 529. Em is great at taking pictures, and is thus the main photographer for Reading is Inevitable.

[Julia's Note: Em is very sweet and kind. She is a great friend, and I'm lucky to have her, not just because of her amazing photography skills, of course! She is so much funnier and outgoing than I'll ever be, and I believe that I admire her for that.]


This Month's Popular Posts

Quotes: Audacity

As some of you may know by looking at my posts on our social media page (@readingisinevitable on Instagram), I am currently reading Audacity by Melanie Crowder. It is a beautiful book written in free verse, and follows the life of Clara Lemlich, a female Jewish immigrant who came to America in the early 1900s. (For the full summary of the book, click here.) I absolutely love books written in free verse, or any type of poetry, in fact! This book is so lovely that I have decided to dedicate a whole post to some of my favorite quotes or parts! (Note: I am only on page 294, and there are 366 pages, not including the extra content at the end of my local library's copy.)

Navigating Bookstagram - Stories & Tips From a Small(er?) Account - Hosting a SFS

All the way back in the beginning of April, I published a post on shoutout-for-shoutout sessions (SFS's) in the bookstagram community, specifically entering them. Now, I will - after promising to do so back in my first SFS post - finally discuss hosting your own SFS.

Em and I have done two shoutout-for-shoutout sessions in the past: one on our own when we hit 1,000 followers, and one with a group of bookstagrammers in honor of the then-new year, 2017. Therefore, shoutout-for-shoutout sessions can be hosted by one account or a group of accounts. As mentioned in my previous post, besides single and group shoutout sessions, there are now two types of SFS's. These two types are post SFS's and story SFS's, the latter available due to the relatively recent addition of Instagram Stories.

Basic Guidelines for All SFS's No matter the format of your SFS, there are some basic guidelines that most bookstagrammers follow when hosting a shoutout session. To start, some sort of

Julia's Opinion: Teen Romance Novels

Just scroll through the #bookstagram community or the teen section of a book store. What do you find? Teen romance novels. Lots of them. The Fault in our Stars. Say What You Will. To All the Boys I've Loved Before. I can't tell you how many times I've seen these titles. But what about others? I mean, some people like this large number of romance. Others don't. What do I think?

Book Review: In the Shadow of Man

Title: In the Shadow of Man
Author: Jane Goodall
Genre: Informational Nonfiction
Rating: 4 out of 5
Reviewer: Julia



Although this is one of Jane Goodall's earlier publications on her study of chimpanzees, and therefore is older, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Some people may stray away from this book because this is nonfiction, but I can say with confidence that those people are missing out on something great.