"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Epic Giving Thanks Scavenger Hunt!

Hi everyone! It's my turn to give you your next set of words in the 'scavenger hunt'
that Megan of Book Brats is hosting!!!

Everyone gives thanks for many, many things...  
In our home, we try to give thanks every day for what we have been blessed with - but every year, on the fourth Thursday of November, we celebrate Thanksgiving and celebrate the ultimate thank you for everything that has happened to us throughout the whole year. We start our day by watching one of the most famous parades, the Macy's Day Parade while preparing our home with delicious foods (turkey! stuffing! and mashed potatoes!) to share with our extended family. 

While we can't celebrate with everyone in person, we wanted to still celebrate with you by thanking you and sharing our united love of books!

We've put together a lineup of some amazing bloggers who are super exicted about books and are ready to share with you why they are so thankful for books. 

Nov. 12 - Book Brats
Nov. 13 - Making The Grade 
Nov. 14 - Writing My Own Fairytale
Nov. 15 - Book Addicts Guide
Nov. 16 - Bumbles and Fairy-Tales 
Nov. 17 - Beauty and the Bookshelf AND JC Emery 
Nov. 18 - Dizneeee's World of Books 
Nov. 19 - Book Babes AND Gypsy Book Reviews 
Nov. 20 - Starting the Next Chapter 
Nov. 21 - I Love Books Club 
Nov. 22 - WRAP UP!
Nov. 23 - Contest ends, TWITTER PARTY!

Today is day FIVE of our epic event!
And I bet you would like to know how to find the 'code words' on everyone's blogs, right?! Every blog is using some unique way of making it stand out for you, easy-peasy! I think I'll be using something pink-ish ;) 
As soon as you find your code, be sure to enter it into the Rafflecopter below to be entered to win some amazing EPIC giveaways!!!


I am SO very thankful for...
sooo many things! My family and friends and so much more!
But for everyone's benefit, I'll just stick with the book-related ones for today and keep it short and sweet too ;) 

- I am so thankful to the book-blogging and book-tuber communities! Without all of your help, encouragement and guidance, I would not be here today! 
- I am so thankful to the authors! For putting their hearts and souls into their books and than doing what they have to to get them out into the world! Without your perseverance I would not have worlds to dream about and escape in, an over-active imagination and something to talk about and relate to with other people. You make my world complete :)
- And of course, I can not forget... I am so thankful to the people behind the scenes! The publishers, editors, publicists, agents, etc. Without all of you, so many books would be lost and would never be read. I thank you for all the time you put into supporting, helping and publicizing all of these wonderful authors and their pages. 

And a big thank you to all of you, dear readers and commenters!
You make blogging and sharing so much more sweeter :)

Oh! and I am also grateful for book quotes!
I like to keep a "Quote Book" of all my favorites and I keep it open on my desk all the time - there are so many inspiring ones to keep me going... and of course, there are some really good humorous ones to give me the giggle I need too! 

Here are a few of my favorite quotes...

~ Harry Potter and the Deadly Hollows by J.K. Rowling

"That is a human word," she said. "And a very ugly one at that."
~ The Spindlers, by Lauren Oliver

"Sometimes I think that maybe we are just stories.
Like we may as well just be words on a page, 
because we've only what we've done 
and what we are going to do."
~ Tiger Lily, by Jodi Lynn Anderson

"My insides had melted when Noah produced his wicked grin 
and gazed at me like I was naked.
Luke used to give me butterflies.
Noah spawned mutant Pterodactyls."
~ Pushing The Limits, by Katie McGarry 

"But even if we don't have the power to choose where we came from
we can still choose where we go from here.
We can still do things."
~ The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Hope you found your 'code', now, go enter below!
Good luck! and thanks again!!! xo


  1. Great post. I love the quotes that you picked out too. So many awesome ones!

  2. Love those quotes! I haven't read Tiger Lily yet but that quote is beautiful and makes me want to read it more.


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