Hey there Bookwyrms! Its Friday and that means *drum roll* It’s time for … Meet the #Bookstagrammer, #Blogger & #Bookshark!
Without further adieu, let’s put our hands together for my next guest!!
Name & @handle: Cristina @therestishistory.books
Cristina’s a #bookstagrammer, #blogger and #BookShark
City: Boston, MA
Favorite Genres: Historical fiction, romance (YA and adult), and young adult fantasy
What do you think is the most time consuming (taking photos, typing up posts, coming up with captions, reading ARCs etc.) thing in the book community? Why?
Writing book reviews! I write my own synopses as well as my opinions which takes more time than one would think. I know that I could easily use synopses from Goodreads or Amazon, but I write in what’s best described as an “adorably earnest young professional” voice (thanks to working for my university’s chapter of Her Campus) so I feel compelled to adapt everything to fit that voice.
What are your favorite movie or tv show adaptations?
I really liked the movie adaptations of Crazy Rich Asians and The Fault in Our Stars. I also wish that I could watch the mini-series adaptation of Looking for Alaska but I don’t have Hulu!
Apart from books, what do you love to do? What are some of your hobbies?
My biggest hobby aside from reading is photography. I’m currently pursuing a minor in it, and I love that I get to combine it with my passion for reading on bookstagram. I’m a big board and card game fan and am always down for game night! I especially love the inappropriate games such as Cards Against Humanity (lol). I also love dressing up in costumes and will never pass up the opportunity to don a petticoat and corset!
What are your top 3 bookish fandoms?
I’m so new to the bookstagram and book blogging world that I haven’t really had the opportunity to join any fandoms! Most bookish fandoms tend to, to my understanding, revolve around series of books, and as someone who has always preferred standalones (unpopular opinion, I know), I can’t really relate to that feeling of waiting for the next book in a series, of theorizing about what happens next. Though I grew up in the 2000s and early 2010s when many popular series came into being (The Hunger Games, Divergent, Twilight), I can honestly count on one hand the series that I have completed. So I’m not sure if bookish fandom is something that I’ll ever be able to really get into.
And finally, what is the last book you gave a 5-star rating to? Why?
Though it absolutely emotionally destroyed me, the last book that I gave a 5-star rating to was My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie. It probably goes without saying that I love historical fiction, and I especially love books that are based on real people and events. My Dear Hamilton is based on the experiences of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton and though it’s very heavily rooted in fact, it’s very creative. It’s at once a coming-of-age story, a romance, and a personal history. I could not put it down despite its length and density (at 652 pages, it’s the longest book that I’ve ever read!).
Thank you Cristina for allowing us to get to know you! Check out Cristina’s gorgeous pictures and reviews by clicking the links down below!