Feature & Follow is back with a new look! This time, rather than a question, we've got a more open ended prompt. More of a struggle if you're not feeling creative, but luckily you get a pretty good prompt to get you thinking!
The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read.
I've just started getting involved in these features and they're great
fun! It's a really cool way to find out what people are reading and
connect with other bloggers. Added bonus, the aim of a blog hop is to
follow others. You follow me, I follow you. Wins all round! I'm happy
for followers on GFC, Twitter, Bloglovin', Goodreads, whatever works for
guess I'd prefer Bloglovin' follows if I had to pick one. Make sure you leave me a comment so I know you're a new followers, I'm kind of scatty with keeping track of new followers on Bloglovin' and the like!
The post prompt:
Write a letter to your favourite author
Dear Laini Taylor,
I read a lot. The kind of amount that makes visitors double take when they see my overflowing bookshelves. Most books I like, some I love, and a few I hate. And then there are those books that I feel truly privileged to have discovered. The kind of stories that read like a waking dream and make me remember why I feel in love with reading in the first place. Yours are those books.
The Daughter Of Smoke And Bone trilogy were the books that inspired me to start my blog. I had so much love for this incredible story and this unbelievable world populated with wonderful characters that I wanted to share it with everyone and anyone who would listen. Your stories took magic and angels and demons and made them real, if only for a little while. From there I discovered the book blogging community and the rest is history. My friends and family roll their eyes at my bookworm ways and sigh when I emerge from bookshops with heaving shopping bags, so I've been content for years to read quietly and maybe leave the odd review on Amazon. So to find a place to (virtually) meet and swap ravings and rants with people who love reading just as much as I do has opened my eyes to a world I never knew existed. Without your books, I'd never have thought to reach out to bloggers, never had the courage to press "publish" on my first (terrible) post and never have discovered some breathtaking novels that have made me laugh, cry and occasionally want to throw them out the window. Sure, the sensible part of my brain the balances my income isn't thanking you, but my heart is!
Truly, your books are some of the inspirational, beautiful stories I have ever been lucky enough to read. But more than that, they've changed my life for the better.
Your crazy fangirl,
PS. Can't I please get an ARC of Strange The Dreamer?