What’s in a name? The story behind my username

As you know, my username and the title of this blog is oddandbookish. How did I come up with that name, you may ask? Well here’s the story (it’s really not that interesting):

Oddandbookish is my Bookstagram username as well and it was the first place where I used it. Now I use it on all my bookish sites.

When I was creating my Bookstagram I wanted a unique name. I previously had a Bookstagram back in 2015/2016, but I deleted it when I fell into a huge year long reading slump. Back then my username was @bibliophile.life, which was the most generic username ever. You can’t get anymore basic than that. I knew this time around I wanted something more unique and memorable.

So I got to thinking and my mind immediately went to Beauty and the Beast. The live action movie had just come out the previous month and I was listening non-stop to its soundtrack. I had also just finished reading Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly, which is a Beauty and the Beast spin-off novel. That book got me back into the reading game. I loved the way Belle talked about reading. Plus the cover was gorgeous and I wanted to show it off on Instagram.


The book that got me out of my slump. See, I told you the cover was pretty.

So as I was thinking, two words came into my head: odd and bookish. Odd because the townspeople think Belle is odd. Bookish because Belle is obviously very bookish. And thus, oddandbookish was born!

Well there you have it. I told you it wasn’t very interesting.


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