Good morning friends, good afternoon, wherever you are in the world, I am sending you hugs and cupcakes, and I hope you had a wonderful week. Sunday is discussion-post day, the day I ramble like crazy about bookish things I care about. But today, I wanted to talk about a particular subject. The incredible Joan @ Fiddler Blue and Geraldine @ Corralling Books inspired me for this, with this particular Conversations topic. Since I’m always too damn busy, I have decided to join but a bit later for this. So I’m linking up to this, and thanking them for the inspiration.
Because really, that’s it: inspiration. All of you people are such an inspiration to me, I swear. And I had no idea I would find out about how incredible this community is, almost two years ago. (I AM OLD. Wow, okay.) I also wanted to share some positivity this week, after all the drama that can happen. I think it’s great to remind us about how this community is also loving. This little corner of the internet started back in November 2014, and I had no idea why. I think I just wanted to talk about books. To have my little space where I could mainly write reviews about the books I loved and share them to the world. To be honest, I had absolutely NO IDEA about the whole free books / ARCs thing (and let me tell you, when I found out, I was just like anyone else starting, I guess. With a huge amount of freaking out, a lot of requests, and an emotional breakdown at my first approval. Or was it just me? Tell me I’m a normal bookworm. If such word exist to qualify us). I really just wanted to have my blog, something I could make entirely mine…but should I ?!
Choosing a name was probably the hardest part, because a name is like a brand, and changing afterwards just really is difficult. Just kidding, at first, I had a hard time just because the name was SO important to me, and I didn’t want to hate it a few days afterwards. The idea came to me because I have a bunch of quotes hanging up on my walls. Quotes from books I loved, hence, a lot of John Green quotes. With this particular quote: “If people were rain, I was drizzle, and she was a hurricane”. Somewhere in this crazy mind of myself, I thought, yeah, and if books were rain, my draft of a novel would be a drizzle, and insert here a book that blew your mind would be a freaking CRAZY hurricane. And then it hit me.
A little less than two years later, here I am, getting obsessed about blogging every single day because I love it way too much. There are days where I just don’t want to look at it anymore, and wonder what the point is, because I am human. There are days where I just feel pressured. And there are days where there’s this little thing, on the corner of my screen. Notifications, proof that I feel part of a community. Proof that, every day, I am falling even more in love with this little corner of the internet called YOU. The community. The laughs. The HUGE TBR problem. The books. MORE books. The support, for everything. The project, the new ideas, even not books-related, that you seem to like. The buddy-readings with INCREDIBLE people. The free books? A little bit. The smile on my face and the late nights scribbling a note on my phone because oh I got an idea and I shouldn’t forget about it.
So yeah. I’m crazy. But I’m embracing it.