"Bookshelfies": Vanity for introverts

An awesome new Tumblr flaunts the latest trend in social self-portraiture

Published August 20, 2013 9:42PM (EDT)

 Photo via the Bookshelfies Tumblr
Photo via the Bookshelfies Tumblr

Most selfies seen in social feeds these days seem to be hazy Instagrammed half-faces, or as the disturbing new trend seems to be, sweaty hotdog legs in exotic locales. But the new "Bookshelfie" may be just the antidote to those useless arm-angled snaps, by providing fellow bookworms with shared lists of your best-loved literature (links to Amazon included). Genius!

Here are some of the snaps submitted to the Bookshelfies Tumblr so far.

olliedthat: “I keep my books in piles, and sometimes I ollie them.”


Jiz Lee: “I loan/give away a lot of books so my shelves are sparse … but here’s my current bookshelfie (#showmeyourtitles)”:

russellquinn: “I’ve no idea why we all have to wear sunglasses.”

(H/T: Business Insider)

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By Liz Fields

Liz Fields is an Australian freelance journalist based in New York who has previously scribbled for Slate, ABC News, Sydney Morning Herald and more. Follow her on Twitter @lianzifields

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