A Month of Giving Thanks Day 2

November 2, 2014 Blog Fun 12

A Month of Giving Thanks

Hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @ Because Reading. #30daysofThanks is originally hosted by The Geeky Blogger and with Felicia’s permission, we adopted something similar, and hope you’ll join us!

A Month of Giving Thanks is a month-long challenge. Every day from November 1st to November 30th I will be sharing the love and being thankful by spotlighting some bloggers and books that I’ve been thankful for this year.

Please note that there is no way that I will be able to express my gratitude to everyone of you in just 30 days. I love everyone who visits the blog and even if I don’t get to single you this year, please know that I appreciate you!

A Month of Giving Thanks Day 2

Today I’d like to thank:

Because reading is better than real life

You saw that coming right? LOL! Michelle’s my COYER co-host (and many other schemes we come up with co-host) and good friend. It’s crazy how one email to ask someone if they’d like to believe in this crazy challenge idea you have can turn into such a great friendship. Even though I’ve only known Michelle for a year, she’s easily one of my best friends. When something big happens in my life, she’s the FIRST friend I think to talk to – before the one’s I’ve known for years. We haven’t yet met in person, but I know someday we’ll make it happen (hopefully BEA 2016, Chicago, if not sooner)!

I don’t just love Michelle, but I love her blog. She’s always coming up with new ideas and she even shares some of them with y’all πŸ˜‰ Kidding aside- Michelle has great ideas and I’ve been really excited to see her coming out of her shell and sharing more of herself on the blog. She’s an amazing designer (who I really need to start paying. She whips stuff up in a flash for me!) and great friend. Go show her some love! She also twisted my arm and MADE me read the series I’m thankful for today…

Today I’m thankful I discovered:

A Month of Giving Thanks Day 2Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on August 7, 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 406
Length: 12 hours 47 minuts

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best. Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

My review for Throne of Glass was another one of our crazy ideas – a shotgun review (still waiting for yours Michelle – I’m going to LITERALLY pull out the shotgun…) and led to reviews of the entire series because I loved it so much I HAD to read them all. A definite must for any fan of Fantasy and YA.

Go give Michelle some love and add Throne of Glass to your Goodreads shelves! Who are you thankful for? Add your links below and visit the other participating bloggers πŸ™‚

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About Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas lives in Southern California, and over the years, she has developed an unhealthy appreciation for Disney movies and bad pop music. She adores fairy tales and ballet, drinks too much coffee, and watches absolutely rubbish TV shows. When she’s not busy writing YA fantasy novels, she can be found exploring the California coastline.


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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

12 Responses to “A Month of Giving Thanks Day 2”

    • Berls

      Can you imagine if I hadn’t emailed Michelle? Who knows what COYER would look like (if it would even exist)?! And I just love our COYER community, so it’s a sad thought. And I wouldn’t have one of my bestest friends! *shudder* Nope I’ll skip that alternate reality!
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    • Berls

      I was trying to remember how we met and I think it might have been either F&F or Sunday Post – not positive. I know I didn’t start getting to know you until COYER and I’m so glad I did! I hope you get to make it to BEA – 2016 would be great so that we could meet!
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  1. Stormi

    BEA is going to be in Chicago in 2016 wow that is so much closer to me. I have wanted to go to one for so long but never have the money..I need some hotel roomies to split the bill..lol. I really want to go!

    I am also thankful for Michelle, as she is awesome!!!
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    • Berls

      Oh maybe you can room with me and Michelle! I’m taking the train in (assuming all goes as planned) and I ALWAYS get a sleeper car, it should pass right by you – you could jump in my sleeper car too πŸ™‚ Would be awesome if you could come!
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    • Berls

      Yay! That would be great – I have a whole bunch of bloggers I’m meeting at RT 2015 and now I have a list started for BEA 2016 – you, Michelle, Jessi and Reanna to start! Gonna be great!

      I thought that Heir of Fire was going to be the last one, that’s why I lit into the series. And then I discovered it wasn’t, but couldn’t stop once I’d started – it was too good!
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  2. Lola

    Thanks to Michelle and Coyer I discovered your blog. I really like Michelle her blog, I think I met through the Sunday Post and suddenly she was commenting on my blog every sunday and I commented back. And it’s some of routine I have to comment at least on sunday on her blog. She also designed my banners and she’s such a nice person! I am really glad I met her :).
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    • Berls

      I think I found you through Michelle too! I was doing the Sunday Post for a while, but I really struggled to get around to more than a couple people because I’m always behind – so if it weren’t for Michelle, who knows when I would have found you πŸ™‚ She’s really great, so glad to know her!
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  3. Michelle

    BEA 2016 I am GOING! Even if I have to rob a bank to get money (just kidding if police officer people are reading this) πŸ˜‰

    I am so happy you emailed me and I am so happy for our friendship! I love chatting with you and our last time was what, 5 hours? lol.

    I don’t have many friends but I am happy to say you are one of my Bestest friends EVER πŸ™‚ <3 oxoxox
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    • Berls

      LMAO as if you could rob a bank – just to reinforce for those police officer people πŸ˜‰ I’ll find a way – I’m sure we’ll pull it off somehow. Our last couple conversations were shorter – maybe we just need to make it shorter and more often like we did this week! So glad we met too – you’re definitely one of my Bestest Friends ever too πŸ™‚
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