The holiday season is upon us here in the USA, so Happy Thanksgiving everybody. While we all have a lot of things to be thankful for this year, I would like to take this moment to thank some wonderful bloggers who have become a very important part of my life and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to connect with them through this community.
Nandini is probably the one I would consider my closest blogging friend and I am so happy that I got to know her. She is the creator of Book Dragons India group which has helped me make some lifelong friendships, the creator of Stars and Sorcery Book Club where we all love reading and talking about our favorite books by Authors of Color, and essentially the mom of our group – she is always there to help us out and give sage advice whenever we need it. This year wouldn’t have been the same without your constant support Dini.
I only met Ahana in our discord group a few months ago but she has quickly become the number one supporter of my blog and I can’t say in words how thankful I am for the absolutely lovely comments she leaves on every post. She is full of love and joy and definitely the greatest motivator I have who makes me wanna keep going.
Shruti is the one I love to turn to when I have something to rant about and I’m so thankful that she is such a great listener. Her wonderful sense of humor has brought me out of many a dark moods and I hope we will continue to remain great friends despite having very few books in common 😉
Dany maybe quite young in age but she is very wise and I cherish our everyday late night conversations on every topic under the sun. And she is one of those readers who is faster than me and reads new books even before I do (what a surprise that was), so it’s always an absolute joy to discuss all our favorites and likes and dislikes. She also happens to be our resident Edelweiss expert, so I treasure all the advise she tries to give me to improve my chances of getting approved for ARCs.
Krisha gives the best book recommendations ever and I will forever be thankful to her for introducing me to some of my newly found favorite authors, and also for always encouraging me to try new stuff. I have come to implicity trust whatever she has to say about books and it’s always a joy trying to compare notes on our favorites.
I may not know Shri very well but her discussion posts are some of the most thoughtful and hard hitting ones I have ever read across the community, and I am so thankful that she devotes her valuable time to write them and makes us all think and reflect on our experiences.
Caitlin is another newbie blogger but you will never feel that by reading her posts because she writes some of the most wonderful and fun book reviews and discussion posts and she is a joy to engage with, and inspiration to want to be better.
Meaghan writes some of the most thoughful reviews ever and her recommendations are always wonderful, and I am very thankful that I get to read her words everyday. The only trouble is that she has well succeeded in exponentially increasing my TBR and I have no clue when I will ever catch up.
Jane is someone who always has kind words to say on every post of mine and chatting with her is like a boost of energy and I’m very thankful that I get to discuss so many bookish things with her every single day.
I will forever be thankful to Samantha because she is the first booktuber I ever followed and she is someone who motivated me to keep on with my blog even though I had no followers, and find my own gang in this vast community. Also, her recommendations are just the best.
And finally, I am extremely thankful to the bookish community – all the bloggers, reviewers, bookstagrammers, booktubers and authors – who create such brilliant content and connect all of us who live in far corners of the world through the power of the written word. Thank you for making me a better reader and most importantly, a better person.
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