My sister is a book blogger : 10 things I’m grateful for

Hello bookish people! Hello October! How are you? Did you have a nice September? Are you pumped for autumn like so many people are out there? I feel like I’m the only one bawling my eyes out that summer is ending… Don’t take it the wrong way, I do like to read under a soft blanket with a warm cup of tea, I do love the pretty leaves changing colors on trees but… yeah, I’m a summer girl at heart and I always will be.

Anyway, my sister’s birthday is this month! Yaaay!! So I’ve decided to do a little post about her, what do you think? Since she started blogging, my life kind of changed a little bit, in good ways I assure you. And I’ve decided to make a list (I do love my lists…) of the 10 things I’m grateful for since she became this awesome book blogger. Thank you little sis and keep going!

πŸŒͺ 1. I’m grateful to have read hundred of amazing stories

Before the blog, I used to read about a book in two weeks and now I’m reading one book per week and I’mΒ so so proud of myself. I have all those characters in my head, and I can give some pretty good advice reading wise now! I’m also even more in love with reading than I ever was. Whenever I’m feeling anxious, I pick up my book and I can escape to a brand new world. I love it.Β 

πŸŒͺ 2. I’m grateful for my ever-growing TBR

Since she’s reading WAY faster that I am, my TBR is huge. Maybe I should feel pressured by it or something but that’s actually pretty awesome because that way I’m never scared to be left without any books to read! I feel better just looking at it… Plus, I can choose my next book according to my mood, it’s like I’m in a library right there at home.

πŸŒͺ 3. I’m grateful to be able to discuss books anyday and anytime

Sharing my book passion with her is one of my favorite thing ever. We can discuss and exchange for hours, it’s SO good. We can talk about our favorite characters, how we felt about a certain book, which author’s writing is fabulous. We know our tastes perfectly so if I read a story before her, I can tell her my feelings about it and vice versa. Evelyn Hugo for example, I was SO glad not to be alone in my obsession!!

πŸŒͺ 4. I’m grateful to spend ages in bookstores

Before the blog, we already used to go to bookshops and librairies (duh!) but now it’s on a whole new level! You should know that in France, we don’t really have any librairies or bookstores offering the kind of books we like… so when we’re on holidays (hello UK!), we LOVE to spend ages browsing through stacks and making a huge pile of everything we’d like to buy. It’s always very painful to leave the shop with only 4 books…

πŸŒͺ 5. I’m grateful to discover new genres every day

I’m always discovering new genres that I would not even have considered to read and it really stretched my reading and personal horizons. I was really into fantasy when I was younger and now I’m reading contemporary, dystopia and even stories with a bit a magical realism. I’m reading more diverse books and about a lot a different topics. And thanks to the blog and the whole lovely bookish community here, I’ve got LOTS of great book recommendations. I can’t get enough!

πŸŒͺ 6. I’m grateful of being asked for advice

Being asked for my opinion regarding the blog, re-reading posts, making graphics, brainstorming new ideas, looking for original new content… I would not have it any other way. In real life, I’m working in communication and being able to share my little tips to help my sister out and make this blog awesome and really hers, it’s fulfilling.

πŸŒͺ 7. I’m grateful of being a co-blogger

I’ve always liked to write but being a perfectionnist and all I’ve been scared to start a blog. With Drizzle & Hurricane Books, I feel like I’ve found my voice. I contribute here once a month on topics I’m passionnate about and I adore everything about that : brainstorming, writing, formatting, answering comments… My own little category, it makes me giddy!

πŸŒͺ 8. I’m grateful to have met great authors

Since the launch of this blog, I’m more aware of bookish events. In London, NYC… I wish we could go to everyone of them (and I hate crowds!). We had the chance to attend the book fair in Paris last year and we met Marissa Meyer and Sarah Dessen. I talk to them (stare at them with my mouth wide open may be truer…).! I’ll forever scream about that!!

πŸŒͺ 9. I’m grateful for the bookish community…

…a.k.a YOU GUYS! I’m so happy to have met you all! Thank you so so much for all of your sweet comments when I’m publishing a post and all of your awesome reading recommendations! Thank you for welcoming me here with open arms! You make me feel like I’m a part of something amazing. I wish I could hug you all!!

πŸŒͺ 10. I’m grateful to have such an inspiration in my life

My sister inspires me everyday. She’s working full time and yet here she is… entirely dedicaded to this little space on the big internet. She’s writing, formatting, coming up with awesome new ideas, replying to comments… She’s kind, creative and devoted. She’s working her ass off and I’m just really proud of her.


What about you? What did book blogging bring to your life? What are the things you are most grateful for?

Do you have anyone in your life to share this bookish passion with?

Let’s chat in comments πŸ’¬

 

 

 

 

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39 thoughts on “My sister is a book blogger : 10 things I’m grateful for

  1. This is such a nice post Nyx! Something my daughter could probably relate to since she accompanies me to every book signing and also ended as a never ending TBR!!!

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  2. I definitely agree that being a book blogger is wonderful, especially if you have someone to share your love of reading with! Unfortunately, my sister is much younger than me so we don’t read the same books, but I cannot wait to start recommending her some of my favorites once she gets there.

    This is such an awesome and creative post, Nyx! πŸ’›

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    1. Totally, I feel so lucky to be able to share that passion with my sister πŸ₯° Well…time will come and she’s going to love it 😁 Thank you so so much 😘😘

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  3. What a lovely post, Nyx! I think you and Marie are kind of similar to my sister and me; I’m the blogger and she has written a couple posts for me. She says I’m the reason she’s gotten back into reading as an adult and she’s always telling me how her TBR is exploding because of books she’s found through me and other bloggers!

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  4. Book blogging (& blogging in general) have allowed me to “meet” so many wonderful people, and for that I will be forever grateful!! I’ve discovered new books, & am finally experiencing buddy reads, and it’s so wonderful to talk to others about books, characters, conflicts, and all the rest. My dad instilled a love for reading in me, and my siblings have it too. My sister, cousin, & I could talk about our favourites for hours, and I’m so happy I can share this love with the people who are closest to me!! Hearing you talk about your sister just made me feel all the heart emojis :’) & I always LUV when I get to read your monthly contribution πŸ˜‰ ❀

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    1. Your comment actually made me tear up a little bit…thank you so much for your kind words! 😊 We’re so lucky to be able to share this passion with loved ones, it’s the best feeling πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  5. I’m also a Summer girl! The only thing about these cold, dark months that I love is Christmas, but that’s just a week of excitement. Anyway, I love this blog! It sounds so cool to have a sister to share a blog with. I really like your contribution to this blog too πŸ™‚

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    1. Yaaay, summer is the best β˜€οΈ Well…I don’t even like Christmas, haha πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ Aww, thank you so so much! That’s so sweet of you to say, thank you 😘😘

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  6. I hope your sister has a lovely birthday (: and it’s wonderful that you have someone to share blogging with. It’s definitely easy to grow your TBR when you have a blog, I don’t think I ever actually come on here without it growing at least a little πŸ˜… plus it’s awesome that you’ve met some authors, I haven’t yet but hopefully I’ll get to one day. I love reading both of your posts (:

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    1. Thank you 😊 It really is, I feel so lucky! Hahaha, there are so many great books out there πŸ˜… Fingers crossed that you will meet some soon 😁😁 Thank you so so much 😘😘

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  7. This is such a sweet post and I am loving all the sister love!! I love all the reasons why you are grateful– it certainly does keep your TBR full of books. Since being a blogger I certainly know of more books and like you said I know lots of different books from different genres now as I try books outside my comfort zone which can be very rewarding.
    I’m also so happy to hear how much you love blogging— it a lovely thing to do and I get a lot of joy out of it too!! I love reading all your posts so I am happy you co-blog!! And the book community really is wonderful!!
    I love that you and Marie can talk so much about books– I would love to do that but my sister doesn’t read the books that I read so we can’t really discuss it but I would love to one day!!
    I adored reading this post!! ❀

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    1. Thank you so so much, I’m really happy you enjoyed it 😊 Book blogging brings us so many good things, I feel blessed! Aww, thank you for your kind words!! πŸ₯° I hope you guys will! 😁

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  8. Aww this is such a sweet post ! It makes me want to have a sister xx
    It should definately be so nice to have someone who likes the same books as you, you can recommend you stuff and with whom you can fangirl with !! My mother reads too, but I wouldn’t say we’d enjoy the same things xD For one, there’s stuff she can’t read as she only read in french ..

    Book blogging helped me with my reading so much aswell ! When I started, I was at the point where it took me months to finally finish reading a book .. now (with the exception of last month.. that was special) where I can finish 3-4books in a month! Still great room for improvement, but still great progress.

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    1. Awww, that’s so sweet thank you!! 😊 Yeees, it’s really is, I feel so blessed to be able to share this passion with my sister πŸ₯° Haha, same with my mom! She only reads in French and pretty scary books πŸ™ˆ That’s awesome!! πŸ€—πŸ€— Thank you so much for stopping by 😘

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    1. Thank you!! 😊 That’s awesome, it’s such a great feeling to be able to share a passion with someone we love πŸ₯°πŸ₯° Thank you for stopping by 😘

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    1. Aww, that’s so sweet thank you ☺️ I feel so lucky to have her in my life and that we can share this passion together πŸ₯° You’ve got the whole bookish community right there with you 😘 Thank you so much for stopping by 😊

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  9. This is actually the sweetest post I’ve ever read – your friendship with Marie is adorable & you two are sister goals!!! 😍 Having a sister who loves to read must be amazing – my sister isn’t much of a bookworm, but she’s read some of my fave series & even being able to share those experiences with her is incredible, so I can only imagine how it must be for you & Marie! And YES, the best part about travelling with bookworms is that you can spend hours in a bookstore & nobody minds πŸ˜›

    Love you girls!

    πŸ’› Ngoc

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    1. Awww, that is SO sweet of you to say! Thank you!! ☺️☺️ I feel so lucky to have her in my life and to be able to share this passion with her 😍 YEEES, that is the best!! 😁😁 Thank you so so much for your kind words talk to you soooon! 😘😘😘

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