Hello everyone! I have decided to do something a little different this year for the blog's second blogoversary! This year, each day I will have a post or two from authors and bloggers that I ADORE! Many of them will have giveaways specific to the post, as well as the overall giveaway! The big giveaway has tons of prizes, from swag to signed copies of books!
Please welcome the blogorific Mily from The YA Nightstand!
A Shared Love For Books
Why do you love blogging? It’s a simple question really and yet there are so many answers I don’t even know where to start! So, I guess the logical place to begin would be to tell you who I am.
My names Mily, pronounced Emily without the E not Miley like the Cyrus. I have had a serious addition to books for the last 10 years or so and it’s only got worse as the years go on. During the day I’m a textile student with a sweet tooth and a book in her bag, but at night I’m a blogger through and through. I mainly read YA books, although I do dabbled with other genres and I love to write. It’s why I started The YA’s Nightstand actually. You see, I was writing a book – still am – and I couldn’t for the life of my write the ending! Usually I’d stop, thinking I’m taking a couple of weeks out but then that always turns into another unfinished manuscript. So this time I decided I needed to keep writing, and I decided that the best way to do that was with a blog. And that’s what I did.
That was 6 months ago.
What they don’t tell you about book blogging is how amazing the community can be. I think that’s one of my favourite things about being a blogger, the community and being able to connect with people over a shared love for books. I have friends in the real world too but we don’t have the same taste in books so being about to talk about your fandoms with other people without them judging your fangirl ways is a nice change. I’m not say my friends aren’t great, they are, I just don’t think they truly understand how much Four and I are meant to be together like the blogging community. ;)
Then there are the books themselves! I started out by writing reviews of the books on my shelves as most bloggers do. What I DIDN’T know was that when you’re a book blogger publishers, author, lovely PR people actually send you books. FOR FREE! Which was a rather lovely surprise! I feel truly honoured to be able to read these books that I get sent before they’re even on the shelves and help spread the word about up and coming books to my followers.
I love that I’m able to share my love of books and hopefully help people pick out they’re next favourite read. I love the fact that I get to share my love of YA literature. Whether you’re a Potterhead, a Tribute, a Shadow Hunter or Divergent, I love you all and thank you for letting me be a part of your world(s)!
PS. For the record, I’m a Hufflepuff Amity with kick-ass District 8 sewing skills.
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Second blogoversary giveaway extravaganza!