Hi! So I know that this is only a US holiday, but as Thanksgiving was yesterday, I thought that I would make a themed post. I compiled a list of those from the bookish world that either helped me grow, encouraged me, or I just wanted to thank for being so lovely.
If I could, I would thank all of you, my friends, individually … but a) that’s a LOTTA people; b) I’m sure that many of you use fake names/human bodies (I see you, dragons), and that just wouldn’t work. But I am SO thankful for you all!!!! 😘
(Lol. Why all the emojis suddenly? My computer just got them so haha … buckle down, folks.)
Simi has been my best friend for my whole journey as a blogger. I think one of my first few months I met her and honestly, guys? Simi is the best. It’s that simple. We have written tomes worth of comments on each other’s blogs and I’ve watched her grow as a blogger and I (hope) that she has seen me, as well.
She’s led me to some great books (such as pestering me until I read The Book Thief … aha ha) and always lightens my mood. So if you want a super fun, funny, and quirky book blogger to follow, go visit Simi! ❤
Paperfury has taught me so many things about writing, blogging, and what, exactly, it means to be a book blogger. How to keep pushing on despite sucky people and that it IS possible to write 50k in a weekend during NaNo when you forgot that it was actually the month of November… (I swear I’ve only done it twice!)
Cait is just so funny and she gives me all of the books to feed to my tbr (so … maybe I shouldn’t thank her???). I’ve followed her for years, now, and don’t regret reading all of her 3x a week posts. (She also has given me a new love of cake???)
(Cait also directed me to the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series … and for that I am forever grateful)
Yes. Nadine, the author. The quirkiest, sweetest, nicest person. Ever. Ever ever. I love Nadine soooo much!
Despite being a full-time author and (for the last nine months) pregnant and having a life, she spends so much time connecting with her readers – even those who haven’t read her books! Nadine has responded to any email that I’ve sent her and has replied to nearly all of my comments (there’s been a lot … haha) and she’s sent LOADS of virtual oreos!
Nadine, also, has taught me things. That kind people on the internet are so need and make such a difference. That, even when time seems pressed, you can connect with others. How she prioritizes everything is just goals. 😍
How could I leave this one out??? Even when it was just a single overload shelf on my wall (like, guys, it was stacked three feet high…) and to when it had to share space with other peeps’ books, all the way to now. A library cart.
Bookshelf, I love you. You have been with me always. You’ve always welcomed the new books that I’ve introduced you to (except when you refused to make room for them). You have stuck with me in stressful times when I reorganized you so many times.
I’m sure that there are so many others out there that I should be thanking, but these are the first that come to mind! Who, in the bookish world, has helped you grow? That you’re thankful for? Everyone have a good week! 😀