Bookstagrammers Rock!

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I’m not really sure where to start, but whatever.

Yesterday, I noticed that the number  of my followers (on my bookstagram – @kath_reads) were getting higher that the usual. I thought maybe it’s because of my giveaway post but I checked it and not even 30 people joined. Then Berkley (@biblioberk) tagged me on her post. She said that “Instagram is featuring Bookstagrammers today!”. Then I noticed that someone send me a direct message. She said that her name is Berna (@heyberna) and she’s working on the Community Team at Instagram and they included maccount on the Bookstagrammers’ List which is now live for everyone in the US. She also send some screenshots of how it looks like. I was speechless about it! I was thinking – “WOW! Is this really happening?”. It’s so overwhelming and it feels unreal!

I wasn’t expecting anything when I decided to create my account. Not even having 500 followers. I just simply share some photos of my books and thoughts about the ones I read. Well okay, I was expecting to meet other book lovers around the world especially those who are from the Philippines. But having more than 10k followers and being featured on Instagram? Definitely not! Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining about it. I just can’t believe it.

I started my account around July last year and it feels so great that this community accepted me and made me feel that I belong. I’m so thankful to all of my fellow book lovers and I love each and every one of you!

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09/18/2015 : Bike Tour to Marienburg Castle

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Few weeks ago, me and my husband went biking and it’s not our usual “biking day”. We started around 12 noon and reached the castle around 2:30 in the afternoon. It’s not easy especially for me because I am not used to bike a lot and I hate it if the road is going up. I know my husband was annoyed of me because I was complaining a lot. (Sorry B!) It’s just really really tiring and I even said that I don’t want to do it again. But I know I will still do.

The castle (which reminds me of Hogwarts) is magnificent and the view from the top is stunning. We weren’t able to get a castle tour because we didn’t make an appointment for it but it’s okay because we enjoyed the view. I also enjoyed biking our way home. It was more easy and fast.

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Marienburg Castle, embedded into the hills of the Calenburger Land, rises up on the south-western slope of the “Marienberg” Hill, some 20 km south of Hanover and 15 km north-west of Hildesheim. The original 19th-century summer residence of the Guelph family, one of Europe’s oldest royal houses, is one of Germany’s most significant monuments built in  neogothic style. x

It was a fun experience and even though it was tiring, I would still do it. Especially if it’s with the person I love. ♥

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