Let’s first rewind to about a year ago, I was reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell after seeing it recommended on Zoella’s beauty channel as part of her ‘Zoella Book Club’ with WHSmith. I gravitated to this book and this book only in the selection because the main character had anxiety and was going to college, and also because the exclusive cover was is yellow i.e. my favourite colour. Upon finishing this book, I had so many feelings and thoughts that I needed to vent. None of my friends read much so it was boiling up inside me. Thus I turned to YouTube and typed in ‘Fangirl Review’, and I came across a review from the one and only polandbananasBOOKS and I FINALLY found someone talking about literally the same feelings I had and felt a million times better! Strumbling across that video was like finding the door to Narnia at the back of the wardrobe; a door to a whole different world I never knew existed! My life truly changed from this day, I discovered more BookTubers, the idea of TBR’s and Wrap Ups and book hauls and bookshelf tours! I was instantly drawn in and addicted.
It’s safe to say, I’ve fallen back in love with reading. I can even say I’ve fallen in love with it even more now; it’s become a part of my life which I can’t do without. Everyone I have met/spoken to online has been so incredibly friendly and I truly feel like I have found my place! I love books, and this community almost feels like a second family to me now. I find myself a lot happier than I ever was, and that is purely down to reading and my discovery of the book community.
I can never personally thank every single person I have interacted with in the last year, but just know, if you have ever left a comment, replied to my comments, or liked any of my posts, then this thank you goes out to you, for helping me little by little feel welcome and happy within the book community.
THANKS FOR READING!