Let me start off by reminding you all that I have the memory of a goldfish. When it comes to book related stuff I do tend to have a better memory but it is nowhere near as good as a memory that people normally have.
But the point is that I do have some vivid and beautiful memories of how I met some of my wonderful bookish friends. It honestly surprises me too so I decided why not make a blog post out of this as a sort of ode to our friendship?
Also I really need to write these down somewhere because a few months or years down the line I might forget all of this like the terrible goldfish I am.
Ahem, this is a mini disclaimer that I’m talking about only a couple of my friends in this post because firstly, as I said I have a horrible memory hence I cannot be entrusted to remember the beginning of every friendship and secondly, most of my bookish friends were formed when my introverted self refused to talk to them and just complimented their content before they gradually acknowledged me and we sort of became friends? I’m an awkward bean and there is no curing me.
Okay but let’s start with one of my first bookish friend ever.
I had just started blogging and set up a shiny new bookish twitter when I came across Aditi who was incredibly sweet to me and very supportive of my blog. So I went to check out her blog and was amazed by how pretty it is and the funny content she writes. But then I found out she is actually a couple years younger than me and my brain literally exploded. I remember thinking how incredible it was that this smol teen was managing her studies and blog so well(I was a teen too but Aditi was just more smaller) and I felt like I needed to learn so much from her and I just decided that we would be friends. And we’ve been friends since then. Lately though poor Aditi has disappeared into the void of school and no amount of insistent yelling seems to bring her back.
Soon after that I met Nandini through the New Bloggers discord group that Evelina had formed. Here’s a little shout out to Evelina because without her wonderful group I definitely wouldn’t have met half of the bookish friends I have today! Anyway, getting back to the story, Nandini and I quickly exchanged Twitters and started chatting and I remember that we talked about a wide variety of topics while discovering that we have freakishly similar tastes and before I knew it my mom said I had been texting for way long. She turned out to be right, we had been texting since two hours. Time does flies! I knew at that moment that something had clicked and I had found a really amazing friend, which turned out to be absolutely true because now I don’t know what I would do without Nandini in my life, she’s my soul sister 🙂
I found their amazing blogs which absolutely blew my mind and made me scream internally in awe. I practically commented on every post and was literally worshiping their blogs when I was surprised by the fact that they both replied to me?? On multiple occasions?? My infant blogger self was in heaven and after that we just gradually started talking on multiple social media platforms and poof, today I’m squealing over Sim’s little baby and organizing readathons with Shruti while laughing at her dark jokes.
Okay so remember back when book twitter was a magical place and the bookish wish tag was going on wherein people were granting each others’ book wishes? That was a heavenly time for me because I got quite a few of my bookish wishes fulfilled and one of them was granted by Kate.
Kate is the sweetest person I’ve ever known and we just had a short chat about which book I wanted as a bookish gift( I chose Autoboyography which is coincidentally the very book that I’m reading right now) and somehow we managed to keep in touch through tweets here and there. And suddenly one day I realised that we’re friends. It is also, extremely coincidentally, Kate’s birthday today 🙂 I hope you get showered with tons of V E Schwab books!
I still can’t believe that I’m typing this but Thya and I have actually known each other for 4 years now! Whohoo! We first met at Wattpad, which is pretty deserted at the moment, and bonded over our love for Percy Jackson and Rick Riordan. When I left Wattpad we kept in touch via Snapchat and Thya’s unused, rotting away twitter account. But then I left Snapchat too and started blogging because of which I started my instagram account where Thya and I found each other again! Nobody can keep us apart 🙂 Since then we’ve constantly been in touch over every social media site I am on. Thya even started blogging and I started a bullet journal recently so now we have even more material to fangirl about! Honestly, this is probably the most committed relationship I have ever been in.
And that’s all I remember because the rest is floating in some kind of a void that my pea-sized memory cannot access. Anyway, this was a different post, very different and unrelated to any of my other posts but I hope you liked it and I hope this puts a smile on my friends’ faces 🙂