Hi everyone! It’s THANKSGIVING DAY here in the States so what better day than today to post the Thanks U Give post, part of a blog tour organized by Mishma and Hazel from Chasing Faerytales and Stay Bookish, respectively. So this tour is basically a time for bloggers and authors alike to talk about what they are grateful for.
My post is about what I’m thankful for in the bookish community. Also in a post similar to this one, you can check out my Top Ten Tuesday post for this week that highlights some authors that I’m thankful for (basically some authors I discovered this year). That’s the basic jist of the post today but I’m just going to start writing and see where it takes this post yea?
So as many of you who follow my blog know, I’ve been blogging for under a year now (My 1 year blogiversary is coming up in under a month! I may or may not have a giveaway for that…) but I’ve discovered so many books that I love and many of them I would not have come across if it weren’t from the recommendations of others.
One things that I absolutely love in the book community is that (for the most part) everyone is so accepting and welcoming. I wasn’t sure if book blogging was something that I actually wanted to do, and when I started my blog, it was at that point in my life where I just needed some sort of project to keep myself occupied. It was never about the free books or the fame, and it still isn’t. I didn’t expect anyone to ever read my blog, other than my sister, but everyday there are people reading my blog and I’m forever grateful for them.
Some of the bloggers I follow regularly and from the beginning of me blogging have been my inspiration for my own blog. Jillian from Jillian’s Books and Mishma from Chasing Faerytales were the first bloggers that I found last year and I absolutely love their style of blogging, and I have to give credit where credit is due and a large part of my original blogging style was very similar to theirs.
Another blogger that I look up to is Nori from ReadWriteLove28 who I met through her twitter chat, and then went on to work with her for the Book Blogger Creativity Project which she created. This project is also where the idea of Classic Fridays was born and I met many of the other bloggers in Team Grey. The Book Bratz hosted the Summer Blogger Promo Tour where I was able to meet old and new bloggers alike, and learn more about each of them.
Always, there are the many authors that I’ve been lucky enough to work with them, and join a couple street teams for them, working to promote their books and just in general, get to know them better and have fun.
Along with street teams, I joined with a couple book blog tour companies. The first one I joined with was YA Reads, where I stumbled across Nicole’s cry for help on a blog tour on Twitter. From there, I discovered that blog tours were an amazing way to collaborate and have more posts on my blog. The other two that I’ve been working with is Lola’s blog tours and YA Bound Books (Which you have been seeing a lot). I am so thankful for the lovely ladies that run each of these services and allowing me to be a part of them.
That’s it for this post today! Let me know all your thoughts in the comments or on my social media, @BrookeEvans2001 on Twitter and @thecozylittlebooknook on Instagram. I’m currently running a giveaway on my Instagram for a copy of Arena by Holly Jennings so go on over and enter it! (There isn’t that many entries so your chances of winning are pretty high). As always, I will be back soon with more posts! Eat a lot of food and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Brooke's a high schooler who loves to read all sorts of books. She's happy to be able to share all the books she's reading with all of y'all.