Book Aesthetic

I am now a quarter of the way through my reading adventure on reading, adventure!  For those of you who have been following along on this adventure, thank you for checking in on my updates.  That really means a lot to me (granted it’s not much of an adventure, it’s just reading books, but it’s really fun to call it an adventure).  For those of you checking in for the first time, let me get you caught up.

Every month I am reading an adventure book and summarizing it through a popular TikTok and Instagram trend called a Book Aesthetic.  As far as trends go, this one is really fantastic, as it puts a focus on reading books.  Essentially, you read a book, use pictures to represent the story, set it to music, and keep it short enough to hold the attention of someone passing time as they scroll through a nearly endless mix of videos and memes.

For a more detailed explanation of the experiment HERE is my original intent.

The competition for attention is fierce, and overall, I would say that I am failing miserably.  I’m in month three and have a total of about 150 views combined.  That isn’t exactly viral status.  However, in terms of personal success, I would say that I have already achieved what I set out to achieve.  The first two books were absolute gems, and this month’s reading was no different.

No Picnic on Mount Kenya is spectacular, it’s extraordinary, and I think anyone/everyone would enjoy this book to pieces.  I strongly recommend it, and if every other book I read throughout the rest of the year is a complete bust, the year will still have been a success based on my 1st three selections.  If you are a fan of adventure stories, this book really needs to be on your shelf.

Of course, I’m not here to summarize the book, I am only here to share the Book Aesthetic.  With that, here is my Book Aesthetic for Felice Benuzzi’s book No Picnic on Mount Kenya.  (It doesn’t do this book justice, but it was still fun to piece it together)

For April I’m reading Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild. Feel free to join me in embracing this trend, or join me in reading along, or join me in both. I’d love to hear your thoughts on these books, and I would also love to hear your thoughts on how these short videos turn out.


25 Replies to “Book Aesthetic”

  1. I loved Krakauer’s book Eiger Dreams. Into the Wild — god. I learned a lot from it like DON’T CROSS THE RIVER. And, of course, you know I loved this one. 😀

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    1. I am kind of excited to read the book. I watched the movie and never really thought about reading the book until this little project came up. The movie really left me unsettled, and I’m thinking the book will do the same, so I can’t say I’m looking forward to it, but I have loved Krakauer’s books too, so I’m sure it will be moving. I’ve reached out to him to sit on the podcast, but he is tough to get a hold of.

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      1. If you get him, let me know. I don’t do podcasts (negative score on aural learning ability — I truly zone out) but I might try. I like Krakauer’s writing voice so maybe I’d like what would come through in his actual speaking voice.

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      2. I’ll keep trying, if he says yes, maybe we can get you on to help out with the interview. I’ll let you know if it happens!

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      1. They are turning Under the Banner of Heaven into a TV show, it should be pretty interesting! Into Thin Air was such a good book!

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  2. I hope you will continue with your book talk in the form of booktok! it is pretty well-put together. Looks like you are getting the hang of your ad-venture. Get it? Advertising venture…ad-venture adventure? Haha. I tried!

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    1. Writing near the lake sounds like a dream place to write! Seriously, if you liked Into Thin Air and Into the Wild, you will enjoy No Picnic, no doubt!

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