Taking A Break :(

Hello everyone, my name is Ayunda, and welcome back to Tea and Paperbacks! Today I have some announcements I’d like to share with you, and they’re not very happy ones 😦

You might not notice, but I haven’t posted in this blog for a while. In the month of July, I have only posted one post, and compared to my number of posts in June (eight), this is a staggering amount.

This is because I have been moving houses at the beginning of the month, and for 2 weeks I couldn’t even think about blogging or making posts. I had a lot of drafts waiting to be filled up and to be posted, but unfortunately I never finished them.

And after three weeks of not blogging, I realized that I have been quite overwhelmed by taking care of Tea And Paperbacks. I came upon the realization that I didn’t have this blog at the back of my mind all the time, and even though I didn’t open WordPress for half a month, I didn’t feel like I was missing out or anything. I also realized that this blog has taken up a lot of my time and now that I’m not constantly having to write posts or answer comments, I have more time to actually read.

This is not goodbye. I have a very strong feeling that I will be back, that someday I will log back into this account and start writing more posts. I thank all of you, my lovely followers whom I consider friends, and I hope to see you again later!  I wouldn’t mind if you unfollow me in this blog, since I myself am not very sure when I will be back. In the meantime, wish me luck for my internship for uni (which will start in September), and hope you all have a great summer.

If you’re wondering where to find me, just add me as a friend on Goodreads – I will be posting my book reviews regularly there. Also my Tumblr, Letterboxd, and Instagram.

See you all around, and keep reading! Love, Ayunda 🙂


Hi everyone, how has your week been? Welcome back to my blog, Tea and Paperbacks! In this post I just wanna give a small announcement to you guys and to ask for your opinions about something that is probably very familiar to you all: bookstagram.

For those of you who don’t know, a bookstagram is an Instagram account focusing on books as their content. I’ve seen and followed so many bookstagrammers ever since I joined Instagram years and years ago, but recently the community has really expanded and you can really see a lot of excellent accounts.

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In the past I would post book-related posts on my personal Instagram, @ayundabs. But I have finally decided that I would create a new Instagram account that is solely related to books. Therefore, I created @teaandpaperbacks! It’s a new bookstagram account I made, and I hope you all will check out my profile and give me a follow or some likes. I’m still trying to gain more followers since I’m very new, but I hope you’d trust me that I will post high quality posts for the pleasure of your Instagram feed!

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One of my biggest concerns is for me to run out of material to post, as in I don’t have enough bookish photos for me to post regularly on the account. Especially since I don’t own that many books anyways and I rarely buy new books so I’d never post a book haul or anything. So if you have any thoughts and tips, don’t hesitate to let me know!

Let me know your thoughts on bookstagram – do you own one, or do you only have a personal account? Who are your favourite bookstagram accounts? What’s your account? Follow me and I’ll follow you back! And any tips for book photography and general tips for maintaining a successful Instagram account? Let’s talk about it in the comments 🙂

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