Hi, guys! Just started another book (I had a lull there for a minute and did NOT like it one bit!)…
This is what I’m currently reading, and I’m a little worried about the mixed reviews:
I’ve never read anything of Cast’s before, so this will be all new to me. I saw it on Netgalley awhile back but had so many books…and now I have it checkout out from Overdrive. So I might as well see what kind of book this is with the #coverlove cover!
Ok, so that’s just what’s on the currently reading shelf. Let me tell you about this last weekend! Some of you may know already, but I found the steal of a lifetime at an antique store in my area…I couldn’t believe my eyes!
Yes, you are seeing correctly! This is an old Advanced Reader Copy of ACOTAR! I couldn’t believe my eyes! (Sorry, I’m not a great Bookstagrammer: I just take a pic of the book and use it! Maybe when I have more time I could decorate with something…it’ll definitely take some practice!)
I bought it…for $2! Yes, I know what you’re gonna say: “I thought you couldn’t buy ARCs.” Well, technically, you’re right. So I don’t know who sold it or how they got it, but its mine now! Th pic doesn’t even do it justice.
I also found a lesser known title, but it was an ARC as well, so I nabbed it, too!
My last find may not be as exciting for y’all, but it was for me. I found the entire set of the Matched trilogy by Ally Connie for $10…two paperbacks and a hardcover.
So Sammie @ onebookishgirl lives in Australia. She entered a contest giveaway on Twitter and WON! What did she win? Two book, both signed copies: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, and Replica by Lauren Oliver. Sad thing about it was that the giveaway was US only. Though Sammi called them out, saying the giveaway never specified that. So she messaged me on Twitter (she’s my homegirl) if it would be ok to have the books sent to me, and then I could send them to her. I said “Of course!” Then she told me to keep the copy of Replica because she already had one, and she just wanted the signed copy of Three Dark Crowns.
She really knows her way to a girl’s heart.
So I got the package yesterday and we opened it together, me snapping pics and sending them via Twitter. I’m mailing them Friday because I have too much Turkey day shit to do (grocery shop, help ::gasp:: bake, which is insane, etc).
But here’s what came in the mail:
Here’s the inscriptions/signatures:
I’m thrilled I get to keep Replica because I would have done this for Sammi without it. Any one of you blogger friend of mine, I would do it for you. (But now I feel closer to Sammi: she’s gonna send me the AUS version of Three Dark Crowns with that beautiful cover, and I’m going to throw in The Thousandth Floor US edition in with the Blake book. Which means I’m going to have to go to Barnes & Noble on Black Friday. Oh, how horrible! 😂🙌😂🙌😂🙌
This is what made me realize, with Thanksgiving coming up (I know some of my international friends may not celebrate), I wanted to say how much a appreciate all of you here.
I’m thankful for YOU, my friends. I’m thankful I found a community of people who love talking books as much as I do. I love that we gush, slam, fangirl, bash, joke, laugh, cry, cheer, and love each other. I’m grateful that I found a group of people that I know if I met them in the real world we would be the best of friends. I’m not even on Facebook anymore; this has become my home.
I’m thankful in the short, almost six months that I have been blogging (almost to my six month blogoversary), I have developed a following of people that always like and comment. That are there to be happy for me. Who make me feel like I’m a part of something bigger (yes, this is gonna get mushy and gushy and messy, probably).
I’m so happy and wish I had this support system back when I was in high school. A recent friend of mine that I care about on the blogs had been continuously picked on at school. She shared that intimate info with me, and I told her about my experience in high school, called every name for “fat” under the sun. She was so touched that she was speechless. Or I guess I should say typeless since we don’t actually “talk.” But you know what I mean. I love that we have that ability.
Despite how people feel about the election, the country, and politics in general, we all get along. We all respect each other. Where else can you find the camaraderie that we get here in the book blogging community? I think it’s amazing. And I’m so grateful that I found WordPress, started a blog, and found all of you.
There are some people that I’m closer with on here, but I want to be close to all of you. I invite you to say whatever you feel and talk with me. I’m so happy for each one of you, and I read all your posts because I legitimately care about each one of you. So thank you for that. Thank you.
Oh, and I can’t forget…I am thankful for books, for without them, I wouldn’t have met all of you.
Happy Reading, and I’d you’re celebrating the holiday tomorrow, Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 Gobble, gobble!