Friday Favourites: Bookish Tumblrs

Did you know that there’s a strong literary presence on Tumblr? Here are some of my fave bookish Tumblrs that I think are lit (pun intended).

 

I joined Tumblr about two or three years ago because one of my favourite bloggers was on it and I liked her content. Back then, I wasn’t sure what to do with it or how it could benefit me. Fast-forward to this year when I’m now using it as a type of visual journal to inspire me and my writing.

One of the things I love about it is its literary community. If you think Instagram is the only social media platform that has a vibrant bookish community, you need to think again. Bibliophiles are alive and well on Tumblr.

Take a look at a few of my favourite literary Tumblrs that are doing a fantastic job of spreading the love of the written word.

Friday Favourites: Bookish Tumblrs

1. Book Riot

Book Riot is an amazing bookish resource. If it has something to do with a book, they’ll have it covered in a unique way. And like their tagline states, it’s “never boring”.

2. Book Mania

Like Book Riot, Book Mania is a great resource for book nerds. However, their focus is a bit different. Instead of articles, you’ll find bookish quotes and gift ideas, as well as photos of libraries, bookshelves, and bookstores that will make you wish you were there.

3. Amanda Patterson

Amanda Patterson, the founder of Writers Write, uses Tumblr to share her love of books and bookish things, along with writing tips, words to boost one’s vocabulary, and funny literary cartoons.

Did you know that there's a strong literary presence on Tumblr? Here are some of my fave bookish Tumblrs that I think are lit (pun intended).

Photo by Patrick Fore

4. Teaching Literacy

Teaching Literacy follows in the same vein as Amanda Patterson, but without the writing content. Her posts are a book lover’s delight and always brighten my day. On Sundays, she features creative bookshelves in her Shelfie Sunday series.

5. Tea, Coffee, and Books

Tea, Coffee, and Books satisfies my tea fix. Curling up with a book and a cuppa is one of those simple pleasures that make life so much sweeter.

Did you know that there's a strong literary presence on Tumblr? Here are some of my fave bookish Tumblrs that I think are lit (pun intended).

Photo by Aga Putra

6. Women Reading

Women Reading is self-explanatory. You’ll find loads of paintings, illustrations, and photos of women from all over the world reading in various places.

 

 Do you have a fave literary Tumblr? I love to hear from readers. Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Leslie
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Nadine – can you get in tumblr without having a page? How do YOU use it? After all these years I still struggle with what different platforms have to offer and how I might benefit from participation. Based on looking at some of your favs, I do like the visual aspect.

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Hey Leslie! You can follow a Tumblr feed that you like without signing up. However, you would need to have an account if you want to engage, e.g. comment, reblog, like, or leave a message.

Now, I use it as a type of visual journal. I follow various blogs, not just the literary ones. They give me ideas for my writing and general inspiration and also keep me informed on topics that interest me.