Giving Thanks on New Years Eve

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year my little elves!

Oh what a year this has been. I cannot tell you how much this community has meant to me this year. I began my @mummyisreading instagram account some time ago, as just a place to share the books I was reading with my son. It wasn’t about me, and it certainly wasn’t something regular!

As luck would have it, I stumbled across some fabulous bookstagram mums, including Jenni (@Oddsocks.blog), Kate (@Katesbookspot) and the lovely Kim (@bookbairn) and they helped me to safely tumble in to this bookish universe.

With a hop, skip and a jump through a few months I threw myself in with a wing and a prayer and hoped that I could make something of this; I hoped I could carve myself a little place in this bookish world and simply share my love of a good book with others. Now, 10 months later, I feel like I have ‘found my people’. I have made some truly wonderful friends and acquaitances in the bookish world and I am grateful for their endless support and kindness.

In particular, the following ladies have been truly wonderful to me and have always been supportive, they are: the lovely ‘Don’ Carla over at @gottcarl82 ; the super sweet ‘baby’ Gaby over at @dottielovesbooks ; the awesome ‘Peggy’ Jodie over at @southgatejodie ; the super cool Christina over on @getmealibrary ; the very lovely Lauren at @laureads_ who I adore; Super lovely Jenni @oddsocks.blog continues to be my lovely friend and #snailmail pal – she’s the sweetest! There’s also the super cool Olga at @bookholic.and.proud ; plus lovely Tika at @mybestfriendsarefictional and Kirsty who is sooo amazing at @paperheartsink . Plus – I have to mention Deema over at @thestorygift because the woman bleeds kindess and is one of the most talented people I know, along with the very lovely Jen at @bookbookowl who has shown me great respect in choosing me to be in her first every group of reps for her stunning bookmarks… I hope she’ll have me back again one day! And there are so many other girls in this community who are wonderful and lovely and I am eternally grateful to them all. Real women raise other women up, and that’s precisely what these girls do. Who cares about anyone who’s obsessed with follower numbers, views, winning candle rep searches and getting freebies. If that’s what you’re in it for then you’re in it for the wrong reasons, and it will become clear for all to see. I’m just glad I found my spot in it all.

As 2018 draws to a close here, may I take the time to wish you a Happy New Year as we welcome 2019.

Lots of love,

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