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Exciting News! Blog Recognition

Just a few hours ago I received an email from Ksenia Winnicki, Digital Marketing Associate of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, informing me that my blog would be included in a page dedicated to bloggers who reviewed and featured Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, in the paperback edition releasing May 7th,2013.

I couldn’t be any more happier. Recognition is an amazing feeling.

You’ll find The Cozy Reader in the left-hand spire!

Check it out:

Shadow and Bone PB Badge

Watermarked Shadow and Bone Blogger Thank You

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All You Need is Love <3 !

I had a great day today. I had a very productive day of cleaning house and doing laundry as well as spending some quality time with my family.

I also accomplished a blog post! My In My Mailbox post is rather long but it’s 15 weeks of mail.

But the reason for this post is to share with you one of the reasons why I blog. Not only to share my love of books with others but to show others that they too can express their feelings on not just books but anything that makes you think and thus write to express your thoughts on something you love.

Today I received a Tweet from Adam (@YA_Weekly).

His Tweet:

Shout-Outs to (Better) Blogs such as @acozyreader, @YABookShelf, @theStorySiren, and @Booksmugglers at my new blog:

To be included in a Tweet with those other bloggers really had my interest peaked. Then I followed his link and my heart burst with gratitude for his kind words.

(Better) Blogs Jess doesn’t know it, but she was one of my earlier influences. Her blog itself looks inviting and has a homely, living room feeling to it and I often want to relax into one of her recommended reads after visiting her site.
Follow Jess on Twitter @acozyreader

Dear Adam,

Thank you Adam. I’m so grateful to hear that what I’ve been doing for nearly 4 years has inspired you to join the ranks of review bloggers. I would love to hear more on what exactly I did to influence you but I’ll take what I’ve been given so far. I hope I continue to provide inspiration to you and all my readers.

Love is all you need to succeed.

I’d love it if all my followers followed Adam’s blog. It sounds like he has a lot in store for us!

Follow Adam!


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YALSA’s Teen’s’ Top Ten

Did you vote?yalsanew2

About the Teens’ Top Ten

Teens’ Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen can vote right here, online, anytime between Aug. 24 and Sept. 18; the winners will be announced in a webcast featuring WWE Superstars and Divas during Teen Read Week.


Go vote for your top 3 picks. Voting ends Sept. 18th.


Jess Sig

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Blog Awards!

I’ve received a few blog awards over the past couple of months.

A big thank you to you guys!

I received the Sisterhood Award from Ravenous Reader! Thanks!

I received the Proximidade Award from A Book Dork and Kiss My Book too! Thanks!

I received the One Lovely Blog Award from Bites and from Silvia Pi’s YA Books and again from Romance Sap. Thanks!

The Lets Be Friends Award comes from Aye Captain. Thanks!

Thanks again for the love and acknowledgment! I try to do my best with my blog and I’m happy to see that you are enjoying it!

Maybe one day I can sit down and pick some award winners to give these away to. They seem to have made their rounds.