Thank you, Harry Potter for continuing to inspire. I once feared that, as I grew, I would slowly lose my love for the series, but I am pleasantly surprised to realize that I was wrong; as I grow, I only love and appreciate the books more. As I grow, I acquire a better understanding of the characters, world, and of the author's intentions and meanings behind each decision and sentence. As I grow, I can grasp more and more of what makes these great novels so magical.
Thank you, And Then There Were None for fostering my interest in mystery novels, and providing an opportunity for me to engage in English class. Reading this novel also allowed me to make a reading connection with my mom, who loves Agatha Christie books.
Thank you, books for supplying me with a gateway to other worlds. Books have served as my companions, stress-relievers, and entertainment this year. Although my reading has dwindled a bit during the school year, books never fail to draw me in and leave me smiling, even while facing challenges. I have explored new realms and become more of an open-minded but also analytical thinker as a result of reading.
Thank you, authors for creating the content I continually fall in love with. Just a few of the many authors who I have read this year include: Allison Pataki, J. K. Rowling, Agatha Christie, Rick Riordan, Nova Ren Suma, Erin Bowman, Laini Taylor, Robin Talley, Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian, Trenton Lee Stewart, Kiera Cass, Ally Carter, Victoria Aveyard, Eleanor Herman, Sharon Biggs Waller, Marie Rutkoski, Stephanie Oakes, John Steinbeck, Stacey Lee, Sarah J. Maas, and Marissa Meyer. I greatly appreciate the courage and immense effort it requires to write and publish a book.
- Special shout out to Sharon Biggs Waller, author of A Mad, Wicked Folly and The Forbidden Orchard (releasing 2016). A Mad, Wicked Folly is one of my favorite books of this year. I was surprised and honored when the author responded to some of my messages via Twitter. I was so excited I quite literally bounced around the house, flailing. Thank you for making my day and graciously taking time to reply to me. I really appreciate it.
Thank you, all readers of Cover to Cover for interacting with my posts! I am here thanks to you.
Thank you, book blogging community for establishing, organizing, and posting incredible Twitter chats, articles, and events that encourage a love of reading and a kind enviorment. It's been a great year so far and I can't wait to see what we bring to the table next.
- Thank you TEAM RED of the Book Blogger Creativity Project! For the unfamiliar, this month we were able to launch a feature entitled 'Hogwarts School of Blogcraft and Bookistry', which has to be one of my highlights of this year! The bloggers on Team Red are: Nori, Tiffany, Aimee, Joey, Aila, Aentee, Tuzi, Angelica, and Shannelle!
- Thank you to all who regularly interact with me through the blog comments and Twitter. Here are some of those bloggers: Killian, Erin, Emily, Jillian, Tamara, Wren, Kaitlin, Jess, Claire (BlankSlaters), Alex, Mishma, Faith, Jocelyn, Angel, Ranu, Alexandra, Gabi, Jessica, Claudia, MC, and Sarah!
Thank you, semicolons, compound sentences, and transition words for adding some zing and varied sentence structure to my writing.
Thank you, dying laptop for trying your best to host my files, create and upload graphics, and compose and edit posts, even if your cooling fan malfunctions and you heat up a little sometimes.
Thank you, bullet journal created last night for beginning my journey to organizing posts on the blog.
Thank you, food and music for catering my blogging activities and keeping me alert.