Hello everyone, how are you today? I hope you’re having a great week so far! Today, I’m back with another, the latest, already, of the Blogging Extravaganza! I had such a great time, and special thanks to Beauty & The Bookshelf for hosting this!
If you’re asking me today when I’m going to stop book blogging, I’ll just stare at you, because: WHY WOULD I WANT TO STOP? This blogging extravaganza, and everything I’ve learned in the past year and so about myself through book blogging, is awesome. There are struggles, sometimes you’ll feel like you want to give up. But here’s what I’m grateful for.
🌸 I’ve always been a bookworm, (or why would I be here, writing this), but book blogging certainly put that feeling to a whole other level. I used to read what I thought were lots of books, and now I just eat them. Because there are so many new books I have discovered thanks to book blogging, blogger friends, recommendations and so on. Books I sometimes fell in love with, books that scares me, made me question life and everyone around me, books that made me take a step outside of my comfort zone, and loving every single part of it. BASICALLY? BOOKS.
🌸 I’ve always been kind of shy– well, depending on where you’re seeing me. In a work environment, I’m like a turtle getting back in my shelf, and when break comes, all hell breaks lose. Sometimes, I take out my book and become the “You’re always reading, Marie”. WELL YES I AM AND WHY IS THAT A PROBLEM? With friends and family, well I’m just, me. And here, on this little corner of the internet, I’m just me, too. Surrounded by a welcoming, accepting bookish community, and I just feel cozy, and at home.
🌸 By now, you’ve all assumed I’m a turtle reading books, but I AM NOT. It’s just, in this place called the real world, there aren’t many people reading the same books as me (meaning, reading in English, since I’m French). So, except screaming at my sister to read that book, and afterwards fangirling with her an awful lot, I didn’t really talk about books. I just stared out in an endless void processing my thoughts about those. AND NOW I just get to go here. I write and talk about books I love, and people answer, people understand, people are as crazy as I am about books. And It’s okay when I want to cry because someone broke my book, YOU DO NOT BREAK MY BOOK. It’s okay if I think about fictional characters a while too long, because people are here and thinking the same way.
🌸The book blogging community is FANTASTIC. Starting my journey a year back, I didn’t imagine I would meet so many people I talk with on a daily basis, about books obviously, but about other things, too. People are just so supportive and welcoming, it’s just awesome.