Category: Bookish Thoughts

Blame It On The Books Turns Two! (And a Giveaway!)

Posted June 12, 2017 by MC / 12 Comments

Categories: Bookish Thoughts, Giveaways

Well, I just seriously can’t believe that I have been blogging for two years. This time has absolutely FLOWN by. This past year had some ups and downs, and I had a bunch of things happening in my life that made it hard to blog consistently. But in the end, I learned that it’s ok if I need to take a break here and there. The book community will always be there for me when I come back.

Despite having to step away from my blog a few times this year, I still managed to do a whole bunch of amazing things! I went to ALA in Orlando, ALAMW in Atlanta, Boston Teen Author Fest, and BookItCon Chapter Two! I got to meet so many amazing authors and formed relationships with some wonderful blogging friends. I also decided to step up to the plate and take over as one of the co-hosts of Bloggiesta. It has been way more work that I anticipated, but I still love it. And last, but certainly not least, I joined Cornerfolds as a co-blogger. I am so glad that I made the decision to join Cornerfolds, because it has connected me to so many other members of the book community and it has helped me form a friendship with Tracy, who I love dearly.

My blog is still a baby in the grand scheme of things, but I am still proud of what I have created here and I am grateful to everyone who has stopped by, commented, or reached out to say hello. Perhaps I could have grown my blog more in the past year if I had been able to commit consistent time to it, but I am happy with the small community that I have here. You all are the reason that I keep coming back to my computer to write and discuss. You make this all worth it.

So to say thank you, here is a giveaway! I am giving away 1 preorder or finished copy of your choice up to $20. This giveaway is international (as long as you live somewhere that Book Depository ships to). It will run from right now (June 12) through 11:59pm EST on June 30. Good luck! And thanks again!

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When your blog turns two…..

…..blame it on the books.

Cross-Post Those Reviews! | Bloggiesta Mini Challenge

Posted March 19, 2017 by MC in Bookish Thoughts / 8 Comments
Cross-Post Those Reviews! | Bloggiesta Mini Challenge

Hello there, everyone! I’m here with my very first Bloggiesta mini challenge! If you have somehow managed to miss me talking about Bloggiesta, you should check out bloggiesta.com and get involved! Today I want to challenge all of you to cross-post your reviews! A lot of us cross-post our reviews just to Goodreads or Amazon, and we pretty much stop there. But there are so many other websites you should […]

Spring Bloggiesta To Do List

Posted March 17, 2017 by MC in Bookish Thoughts / 5 Comments
Spring Bloggiesta To Do List

It’s Bloggiesta time again! If you haven’t heard of Bloggiesta, check out Bloggiesta.com to learn more! The Spring Bloggiesta runs from Monday March 20 through Sunday March 26. There will be multiple Twitter chats and mini challenges, which will be announced on the Bloggiesta website over the next few days. Right now, it’s time to make a To Do List of what I want to accomplish during this Bloggiesta. If […]

Winter 2017 Mini Bloggiesta To-Do List

Posted January 13, 2017 by MC in Bookish Thoughts / 4 Comments
Winter 2017 Mini Bloggiesta To-Do List

It’s Bloggiesta time again!!!! If you didn’t know, I run Bloggiesta with the amazing Emily of Emily Reads Everything. I get to see her at ALAMW next weekend and I seriously cannot wait!!! I love her to death and I can’t wait to be reunited. Bloggiesta is all about devoting a little extra time to your blog. Finally tackling all of those things on your to-do list that you keep […]

#TBTBSanta Reveal!

Posted December 14, 2016 by MC in Bookish Thoughts / 1 Comment
#TBTBSanta Reveal!

GUYS. Last night I came home to find my #TBTBSanta gift waiting for me! It was the absolute BEST surprise to come home to after a long day. The box was huge and so heavy and I couldn’t wait to tear into it! Tear it open I did, and here is what I found: Look at all these goodies!!! My secret santa was so good to me! She sent me […]

An Exciting Announcement!

Posted November 23, 2016 by MC in Bookish Thoughts / 6 Comments
An Exciting Announcement!

Hi everyone! In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been a little sporadic in my blogging the past few months. I’ve been having a hard time balancing my blog and my life. I still adore blogging and have no intentions of stopping any time soon, but I needed something to get me going again. That being said, I’ve decided it’s time for a change! And now I have some big news […]

Top Ten ALAAC16 Moments!

Top Ten ALAAC16 Moments!

Guys! I went to ALA! AND. IT. WAS. AWESOME. I have been thinking about this post since I got home, and honestly, if I wrote everything I am feeling about my whole experience, we would be here forever. So I am going to follow in the footsteps of Christina and Gee and list my top ten moments of ALA. (By the way, I make an appearance in both of their […]

An Interview (and more) with Bookitcon Author S. Usher Evans!

Posted July 24, 2016 by MC in Author Interviews, Bookish Thoughts / 1 Comment
An Interview (and more) with Bookitcon Author S. Usher Evans!

Hey, howdy, hey everyone! In case you didn’t know, Bookitcon: Chapter Two is coming up in just a few weeks on August 7! Bookitcon is created and run by the amazing Nori at ReadWriteLove28. I will leave everything you need to know about Bookitcon (and even ways to be a part of it for those who can’t attend) down below. But first, let me introduce you to the fantastic S. […]

A Big Announcement!

Posted July 21, 2016 by MC in Bookish Thoughts / 2 Comments
A Big Announcement!

OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! I have been ready to BURST for the past week with some seriously exciting information! Are you ready for it? Are you ready? Can you handle it???? Ok, ok, here it comes……drumroll please…………………. I AM ONE OF THE NEW HOSTS OF BLOGGIESTA, ALONG WITH EMILY OF EMILY READS EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!! Are you excited??? I certainly am! Emily and I will be taking over Bloggiesta, which […]

My Barnes and Noble B-Fest Experience 2016

Posted June 28, 2016 by MC in Bookish Thoughts / 6 Comments
My Barnes and Noble B-Fest Experience 2016

[Hey, everyone! Giant apologies for my random and abrupt hiatus. I would have let you know it was coming, except that I didn’t know myself. A lot of stuff happened all at once in my life, and it really needed all of my attention. Huge thanks to everyone who sent good vibes my way over the past few weeks. You all helped me out tremendously. Ok, now that I’ve updated […]