TTT: Thank you to authors


Hi Munchworms!

This week’s topic for The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday is “Books you’re thankful for” and I decided to, once again, put a little spin on it.

We all have books that we’re thankful for, but when I read this week’s subject, I was thinking about the person behind the books. The authors. In the end it’s them we’re thankful for, since their imagination brought us that amazing reading experience.

This won’t be a top ten, this will be my way of thanking two authors for bringing something new into my life.

The Duality of Nature (The Monster of Selkirk #1)The Monster Of Selkirk Book II: The Heart Of The Forest


If it hadn’t been for a giveaway that passed by when I just started blogging, I probably never would’ve stumbled upon your work. I’m ridiculously happy that I did, that I won and that I now have both the books in the series, signed.
You can’t imagine how proud I am of both those books, how happy I am every time I see them on my shelves – and honestly, I’ll never admit how often I look at them either.
Apart from your books, you also introduced me to The Struts! I’ve probably been listening to them every couple of days lately – the singer having some Freddie Mercury-vibes might have something to do with that.

I wish you all the luck and cannot wait to dive further into Tallis’ story!

x Kathy

The Hate U Give

Hi Angie

We haven’t met, haven’t talked, haven’t connected in any way but one. Your book, your work. I’ve read a lot this past year, but there are only that many books that immediately pop up in my mind when I’m recalling what I’ve read and yours is easily at the top of that list.
Living in Belgium, racism isn’t something I come in contact with, let alone hear about often. Reading The Hate U Give made me realize what’s happening on the other side of the world. It made me think in the best way possible.
You shocked me, you broke me, you made me feel. You made me thankful for how I grew up and live.
Ever since reading your novel, I’ve been going out of my way to say thank you whenever possible. I’ve been trying to start conversations with people I normally would’ve avoided because, in the end, racism is a part of us. Judgment is a part of us.
Your book made me want to try and overcome that.

I owe you a huge thank you for that.
So, thank you.


Are there any authors out there you would thank if you could?
What would you tell them?



39 thoughts on “TTT: Thank you to authors

  1. Absolutely fantastic post, Kathy!

    Well, the author who I would want to thank, I have and I can any time I want. I have her phone number and her address. Actually, she told me that someday she’d love to write a book with me. This author is my friend Rachel E Kelly, and meeting her back in 2014, and reading her books has led to one of the most rewarding and accepting and wonderful friendships in my life.

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    1. Thank you!

      That’s amazing really! Being able to write a book with a fellow author and dear friend sounds like pretty much a dream for writers, haha. I just looked her up. Colorworld definitely sounds unique; so I added it to my TBR. 🙂

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    2. Yay! Yeah, right now I’m feeling like my writing needs to improve a bit to be up to Rachel’s level so we can actually create a great story together. I hope you like Colorworld. I find that the series just gets better and better.

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    3. If you can get Colorworld directly from the Colorworld Books online store then Rachel will sign it for you and everything. Let me know if you have issues with getting a copy. If so, I’ll find a way to help you out, even if that means getting a copy for you and mailing it to you.

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    4. I just checked but they don’t ship to me via that store. Probably isn’t cheap to ship to Belgium anyway – no clue, have never checked it, ha. On BookDepository they do seem rather expensive in comparison. But I’m on a book buying ban now anyway so I’ll have to wait a bit. :’)


    5. Oh trust me, I went overboard yesterday evening. The boyfriend reminded me that he still owed me 5 books – with all the deals going on we agreed it wouldn’t be five but a fixed amount and I ended up ordering nine books.. OOPS.


  2. Oh Kathy, you made me blush and I’m not ashamed to say had a little bit of a tear up there! I think this was beautiful and lovely, and I am still so floored by all the positive support I’ve gotten for my books, and that they even have an impact on anyone at all! So amazing! You’re amazing! Thank you!

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  3. Awww such a lovely post! I really liked your twist and your words made my heart melt. I’m wishing that the authors will read your post and be touched too 🙂 I need to add The Hate U Give to my TBR

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  4. I loved The Hate U Give and it is such an important read! It’s amazing to see how this book influenced you. Great spin on the tag!

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    1. Thank you!!
      They are! Although I don’t know Angie Thomas, I can definitely say Chelscey rocks! If only because she has pictures with her hair dyed blue.. 😀
      Hope you get to read both of them!


    2. I probably would’ve as well, but work doesn’t really allow it unfortunately. I’m already the “weird one” for always wearing dark clothes, bandshirts and having tattoos and piercings, haha.


  5. Kathy this is such a great idea! I love that you totally won the one set of books and so it was fate that brought you into contact with them… Also I really need to read THUG!! How powerfully it moved you!! The author I’m grateful to is Rainbow Rowell… she knows how to do awkward social outcast who fights to NOT be that… I totally relate!

    I love top 10 Tuesday… Here is my post if you’re interested in my choices ❤

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    1. Thank you! I honestly was pretty proud of myself for coming up with this spin on the theme, haha!

      Yes, you should read THUG! Definitely read it!! Can’t recommend it enough!

      I’ve read Eleanor & Park but that’s it. I do have Fangirl on my TBR shelf at home! Curious to read more of her work. Especially since I was a pro at being an awkward social outcast, ha.

      Checking it out as we speak! 😀

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