The twitter sensation that brought out some of the biggest shows of love and generosity from the bookish community has given me so much hope. Ever since it’s inception I’ve been on the receiving end of a lot of love and support and it means a lot after all the financial, mental, and family struggles I’ve been dealing with for such a long time.
I put off creating this post for a while, because I wanted to make sure I could talk about this the way I wanted to and because I couldn’t quite believe the disparity between how I was feeling at work and the worry at home with my mom and dad’s health declining. It’s like now more then ever there have been people cheering me on many who never spoke to me before now and who have given me some slices of joy to hold in the middle of my stagnant situation.
For those of you who haven’t heard Bookish Wish is a hashtag where you can share your book wishlist and have your wishes granted. As for my own I had created a list of diverse books featuring various backgrounds, mental health reps, and sexualities. I figured, if I’m going to get some books they needed to be books that were supportive of the many different human beings out there, because if I could read those titles I could scream and shout my love for them on my blog and that felt right.
This is a post to thank all the bookish fairies who have graced me with some amazing titles. I have only received in the mail a few so far, but I want to share this so you all can give these people the love they deserve.
The books I’ve received in the mail:
This copy of a Frozen Heart from Alexa @pageoflovealexa
I saw a #bookishwish post from Alexa with a photo of some books she wanted to give out that was first come first serve so I asked for A Frozen Heart, because I loved frozen when I first saw it and I couldn’t help myself!
This copy of Starfish:
And this copy of Six of Crows from Soph @lif3sophi4
Soph is an amazing human being and I managed to win her bookish wish giveaway. When speaking to her she was such a sweetheart and she suprised me with SOC when she only told me she was sending Starfish (The Book I wanted to own since I read it because I am so in love with it!!!). I am so grateful to her.
Books I have not received:
They Both Die at the End & American Street from Allana @allanamanana
Talking and becoming friends with Allana has been awesome! She is super sweet and loves book with all her heart! Send love to her booktube! The Awkward Book Nerd
When the Moon was Ours from Mikee @RWMTrade
My obsession with magical realism has escalated and I need all the magical realism in my life! Mikee is an amazing Bookish Fairy who has done her fair share of wish granting so I hope everyone goes and showers her with love!
A unknown novel from The Bookish Fairy @tbookishfairy
She is granting one of my wishes to send out in October… I have no idea which one, but whichever one it is I know I will love it!!! I can’t wait!!! Also her name is literally The bookish fairy! How cool is that! She is a lovely human!
The Extra Special Cases:
Signed copy of In Sight of Stars + ???? From Gae Polishner @gaepol
So this was not for bookish wish, but this happened a few days after I first posted my wish list and I wrote an e-arc review for Gae’s In Sight of Stars. I cannot say enough how much her generosity means to me. Not only did I interview her… not only did she offer to let me Giveaway her book, but she also offered to send me a copy of this one… speaking with her has been so amazing and I had already loved her from the beautiful book she wrote, but I loved her more after seeing what a genuinely beautiful person she was. This has to be one of the best things to come from this blog. What a gorgeous and heartwarming surprise.
If you want to enter the giveaway here is the link: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92adb0f42/
E-book copy of The Darkest Part of the Forest from Andrew @Groovy Glasses
Ok so.. *calms heart*. Andrew is one of the most incredible human beings I have had the pleasure of getting to know. He first approached me on my 2,500k follower celebration. He blew me away when he offered to send me this ebook as a thank you for inspiring him to start his own blog. This was not a bookish wish gifting, but I could not create this post without mentioning him. I can’t fully describe how genuine and awesome he is. Every single time we talk there is just one more thing to love about him. The fact that the post where I mentioned that I hadn’t gotten to read Holly Black was decently far away from my 2.5k celebration post was not lost on me. I can’t say enough how grateful I am to him. All of you reading this need to sprinkle his new blog with all the love!!!! https://groovyglasses.wordpress.com
The people I have mentioned here have all been a part of a time in my life where chaos is everyday. Because of them, I have some beautiful pieces of joy to hold on to.
In essence this is what Bookish wish is all about. Community coming together sharing without asking anything for it. The kindness this has sparked especially for those who don’t have as much access to books because they live internationally is incredible. Hashtags like #bookishwishPH have given others the opportunity to read books that may be banned or unavailable. It’s an incredibly beautiful thing. I know that a website is being worked on for the tag and that bookworms everywhere are doing their best to give.
I felt extremely guilty at first when I wanted to enter. Yet it was unfounded guilt. I knew that I could not and still can’t afford to give or even buy books for myself, but I pledge that when I can I will return all this generosity ten-fold. I want to be the reason for someone’s happiness as much as all the people above have been reasons for my own. I have been feeling more positive then ever by being filled with the love and support from this community. If I could do that for others… that would mean the world.
I encourage everyone to give the tag a try on twitter. You never know what might come from it.
If you wish to support me and this blog I leave my Amazon wishlist here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3DL770B1I3VFV
I promise that every book I receive will be read and loved and shared everywhere I can.
If you have any wishes leave them below and maybe someone reading may grant your wish as well. Also, if your looking to grant wishes make sure to check out #bookishwish on twitter! There are so many people dreaming of owning some amazing books!
Thanks for reading! My heart is so full after writing this. I will forever be grateful.
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-Till next time!