Thank YOU!

Thank You!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I wanted to take the time to let you all know just how thankful I am for everything and everyone the book community has given me. Before I started blogging, I didn’t have anyone in my life that shared the same level of excitement about books, reading, and fangirling as I did. Thanks to blogging I’ve made some great friends, read some amazing books, and have enjoyed every minute of it!

I want to first start out with the Bloggers and BookTubers that I discovered and introduced me to the online book community. Through them I discovered Goodreads, and the rest is history. Although I didn’t start blogging immediately after discovering the community, those bloggers and vloggers are what started it all for me.

Next I want to thank all of my blog readers and friends. Chatting with you on this blog, and your own (and Twitter) is lovely. You’ve become my place to turn when I need to fangirl, rant, or just talk all things bookish. Your comments always bring a smile to my face! Seriously, though. I was replying to comments and multiple times my mom has asked me what I’m smiling about. You really do make me so, so happy. I’m glad there are people like you guys around!

Now on to the authors that write the books I love. If it weren’t for you, what would my life even be like? I don’t even want to think about it. Keep writing stories, because us book lovers will never stop reading them.

I want to thank the amazing and incredible publishers for giving me the chance to read and review so many of the books that you publish. I genuinely love reviewing, and without you, I’d have missed out on so many amazing books. Thanks for taking a chance on me when I was still a little blogger, and for those publishers that still consider me a little blogger, thanks for STILL taking a chance on me. I try my best to bring about as much attention as I can to your books, because I love them so much! The surprise that land on my doorstep, mailbox, and inbox, still make my heart happy and extremely excited!

And I want to thank YOU, reader, one more time. Without you I wouldn’t be where I was today in the blog and book world! If you’re thinking of starting a book blog or book channel on YouTube, DO IT! You won’t regret it, because the connections you make, lessons you learn, and experiences you have will not be like any other.

I hope this post wasn’t too sappy…yeah, okay it probably was. But I hope you all of a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, and good memories. And a good book of course! To those that are not in the US or don’t celebrate, than just have an extra special day! Love you all!


Week in Review: 11/30/14 | Thanksgiving & Black Friday Fun!

Week in Review

 In Life

Well as all of you in the US know, this past Thursday was Thanksgiving day! I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I actually had Wednesday in addition to the normal Thursday and Friday off of school, so I took advantage and did what I always do on days off from school: go to the bookstore! My friend and I went out to lunch and then caught up and chatted about books and we had a lovely time.

On Thanksgiving day I went to my aunt’s house with the rest of my family and we could not stop laughing —  it was by far the best Thanksgiving day I’ve had in a long time!

Then on Friday, oh! Black Friday, mom and I got a later start than usual and left the house at around 6:45 AM and headed to Target. We got lots of DVDs and TV shows for so cheap. Also, Target had select books for 50% so I got a hardcover for $9! Don’t plan on seeing the books I got quite yet though as they’re Christmas gifts for myself that I picked out and obviously won’t get until Christmas day! 😉 Then we headed over to Barnes & Noble to hurry and pick up some of those signed copies that I’ve been really looking forward to! After that we went to various other stores for clothes shopping, but didn’t get too much else as the lines were really long!

After a long 4 hours of shopping, I went home to have lunch and I used my $10 Book Outlet credit for Black Friday to buy 3 books (all hardcovers!). The total came to $0.32 without shipping, so I only ended up paying just under $5 for all three! Gotta love Book Outlet!

In Books

So as you all know, I DID get lots of books this week, but I’m really not supposed to know since other people will be giving them to me as gifts. So you guys will just have to wait a little longer until Christmas to see the goodies!

Recently Finished & Currently Reading

I haven’t finished anything all too recently, although I did complete The Scarlet Letter for my English class. I ended up quite liking it for a classic, although I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending. I’m almost done with Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers, the second book in His Fair Assassin series. I’m hoping to finish it later today or tonight. But anyway, I’m LOVING it! Sybella is awesome and BEAST!!! That is all.

In Blogging

Before I share the links as usual, I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that has commented, liked, followed, and became my friend since I’ve started blogging. I didn’t get a chance to make a post on Thanksgiving, but I wanted you all to know just how much you mean to me. I’m slowly working my way through the comments replying to everyone’s and I’ll be making my way over to YOUR blogs very soon!

Around the Blogosphere

Here at Books & Cleverness

I hope everyone here in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving and everyone else had great weeks! I’d love to hear all about it!