#InstaWrimo Day 4: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

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In my creative backpack:

Bikurgurl 2018, #InstaWrimo Day 4


{Image taken & edited with my iPhone S in the basic Instagram Application}

Day 4 inspiration comes from my bookstack as today we are posting our current read. My current read is from my 2018 Recycled Reads list, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King.

My mother, a huge Stephen King fan since he began writing, also sent me a copy of his book Cell for Valentines Day, so that’s on my short list to read as well for 2018! In February, I read several books, but this is the current stack on my nightstand.

Wildwood was a modern day Narnia-esque fantasy novel with many awards, likely for the high number of dictionary-worthy words. I’ll be honest, I didn’t really get into it until about half-way through the book, but I am somewhat interested in reading the next book, so it’s on my ‘someday’ list.

The Lexicographers Dilemma by Jack Lynch was a book I spotted at our local library used book sale – I have been looking forward to the dark days of winter to get into this juicy non-fiction novel. While it didn’t deliver on the South Park specific end of the lexicon, I am an etymology nerd and am happy I did. We’re finishing our Middle Ages study in our homeschool and will be weaving it into our anthology of source material.

I finished Boundaries last night – it was actually a book on my 2017 Recycled Reads list that I didn’t get to. However, since I’m adding things in for Lent, I added this book in with the thankfulness of making the space to read more books this year than last, so it fits!


When posting to Instagram today, I created one image for my blog post, but the other for Instagram. Because of size restrictions on the images posted to Instagram images and videos, sometimes the image is cropped incorrectly. However, when I post to my blog, I want the featured image to be clean and maximized. It’s a small difference, but to my visually-driven self, it makes a huge difference.

What do you think?

It’s all about the bookstack!


Are you participating in #InstaWrimo this month? What could be better – my love of Instagram and my love of NaNoWriMo?

Haven’t heard of it? Are you being creative?

Creative Backpacks

NaNoWriMo is kicking off March 2018 with an inspirational BANG! If you participate in my 100 Word Wednesdays, Sonya’s Three Line Tales, or better yet: Franks’ Tuesday Photo Challenge, you’re familiar with the concept of a picture being worth at least a few words.


Hope to see your inspiration!

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3 thoughts on “#InstaWrimo Day 4: What’s in Your Creative Backpack?

    1. I read his older novels voraciously when I was younger, but find in the winter, I need lighter, or analytical, nonfiction fare. The days here are so grey and drizzly that downers are avoided 😉 Thanks for stopping by!!!

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    2. Robbie, I read ‘The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon’ earlier this week. It was a quick read, but fizzled out mid-way through. I had a fellow Instagrammer comment ‘it was scary af’, but I’d have to disagree. ‘IT’, that’s scary! Thanks again for stopping by 🙂


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