Spotlight Saturday #1| Weekly Feature

Spotlight Saturday | #1

Hello bookworms and welcome back! Today on this lovely Saturday, I am bringing to you a new feature that I’ve decided to create! It’s called Spotlight Saturday! Here’s the gist of what this feature is about:

Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner [aka, moi], dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the things over the week that have caught my attention more than usual, things I’ve particularly loved, etc. 


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This week I’ve been full of love for the bloggers I interact with on a daily basis on the blogosphere. So I am going to do something outrageous and go against the rules I set for this post – and this is the first edition of it, dang! – and mention a few of the bloggers that have been on my mind this week. 

The first blogger who I’ve come to love dearly on this blogosphere over the past week, is Melanie from One Less Lonely Blog. We are soul sisters and we know it! Her posts are lovely and I tend to look forward to her next post. Chatting with her over Twitter is fun and awesome, as we fangirl about the Throne of Glass series and our love for Chaol and Celaena and the series in general! Melanie, you are my soul sister, and I adore you! [Fireheart… ;)]

The second blogger – or should I say, bloggers – are Erika and Meidjel from Partnersinbooks! These two sisters grew on me immediately after I discovered them and read a few of their posts. They are bright and fun, and a ray of sunshine in the blogosphere! Their reviews are so full of their own personalities and unique voices that it feels like I’m sitting in front of them, listening to them talk about the book face-to-face! I especially love when they do book reviews TOGETHER. It’s like listening to a conversation between two people! If you don’t follow them, go to their blog RIGHT NOW. Erika and Meidjel? I love you girls! Keep doing what you’re doing! 

Next, I’d like to acknowledge Anjie from Love Thy Shelf! Not only are her posts wonderful and her book reviews some of my favourite reviews to read (no matter what she reviews), I admire her blog design with bulging, sparkling-with-tears, eyes. Every time I’m on her blog, I stare for a prolonged time of almost a minute, admiring the design. It’s spectacular, and you’ll know when you see it! Anjie is not just lovely on her blog, but out of the blogosphere too. I appreciate the kindness she’s extended to me through other social media platforms and how she is always ready to chat on the blogosphere. Thank you for being a part of my life – even if it is only online. You bring colour to my blog and to my day! 

The last person I have to acknowledge is a blogger who I’ve only just discovered, but I’ve come to love already, because of her simplistic blog design, her gorgeous blog images which she obviously puts effort into, and her interaction with me over Twitter and over my blog. It’s the one and only CW from Read, Think, PonderYou must check her blog out. You’ll see immediately why I love her blog. That banner? Beautiful! Seriously lady, how do you make it look hand drawn? It’s adorable. I look forward to knowing you more as we take this blogging journey together, CW! 


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My favourite blog post this week is one by a blogger I mentioned above, a post by Anjie. She recently started a feature called Kiss, Marry, Kill with book characters. Her latest edition, was a Kiss, Marry, Kill – Sarah J Maas editionbetween the three male characters in A Court of Thorns and Roses: Lucien, Tamlin and Rhysand. 

Why do I like this post? It’s a simple little post, but it evoked ALL THE FEELS from me. Sarah J Maas seriously creates male characters that I fall in love with and I love all three of the men mentioned in Anjie’s post! She had my feelings and I totally conflicted, and it was so fun to choose (even if it did break my heart to kill Tamlin. Don’t worry though, he’s got a pretty strong heart… wink wink). 


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My spotlighted book is the book which I am currently reading: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I’m 140 pages in, not even halfway but gosh guys, this book is worth the hype. Renee Ahdieh is an AMAZING storyteller. Her writing is beautifully descriptive, poised and captivating. The Wrath and the Dawn is like no other book I’ve read before, it truly deserves to be labelled as unique. 

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Click the image to go to the Goodreads page!


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Hm… what moment can I pick that stood out to me this week? The highlight moment of my week has to be the astounding response I recieved from my Discussion Thursday post this week! I discussed the idea of book polygamy and asked you bookworms whether you were book polygamists or book monogamists! The response and discussion I received in the comments blew me away! And to add to the awesome-ness of it all, the same day I posted this discussion, another blogger had posted a post discussing book monogamists! It was so freaky-cool! 


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I use my phone a lot. In this day and age, it’s practically almost impossible not to use our phones, especially all of us graced with the luck of living in a first-world country. Despite all my will power, I used my phone almost constantly. I use it to blog, to organise, to communicate. 

Despite being a very smart-phone oriented girl though, I’m a total noob at Twitter. Ironically, Twitter is this week’s spotlighted app! I’m a Twitter noob. I don’t understand it’s concept, I don’t understand what to do when I’m on it. But I digress. I’ve noticed myself using it a lot more lately, making tweets and tweeting others. I realised it is such a great way to connect with other bloggers, authors, publishers, etc

You can follow me on Twitter through my username: itsjosieknight


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I Cant Feel My Face by The Weeknd. This song is groovy as heck! I can’t stop listening too it and I always end up singing along with it. The chorus also gives me road-trip feels. Don’t ask, I don’t even know why. The rhythm, the beat, the tune, it just makes me imagine sitting in a car, with the windows rolled down, one arm hanging on the rim of the window and my hair flying in the wind. 


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This week’s quote comes from The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I chose this particular quote because it was a moment that, when I read it, I started to really become invested in the story. It sparked my curiosity in certain characters and sparked a sense of mystery, of something I don’t know, but WILL know in time and I looooove when a book does this to me. 

If you would, give him the love that will enable him to see it for himself. To a lost soul, such a treasure is worth it’s weight in gold. Worth it’s weight in dreams. 

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39 thoughts on “Spotlight Saturday #1| Weekly Feature

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  2. God, Josie you must stop writing such brilliant posts… otherwise soon you’re going to get tired of my awe-struck comments and you’re going to send me away! XD LOL. But seriously. This is such a wonderful feature that only goes on to prove how awesome you are! It’s so sweet of you to spotlight bloggers/blogs you like, and so creative of you for this idea in the first place. ❤ Also: I am totally a Twitter noob as well. I've had it for several months now and I'm still so terrible at using it! Ah well. I'm trying. 😀 We can be Twitter noobs together, am I right?!

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    • Hehe okay, I’ll stop… Just kidding. 😉
      You are so sweet Analee, I love you!!! 😄💜
      I’m so glad you like this feature, it honestly popped up randomly in my head on Saturday morning! But yeah the idea was to share the love to bloggers, because sometimes we need a little bit of a spotlight on us, you know? 😊
      xoxo 💋

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  3. This is such a lovely feature!! I love CW and the girls at partnersinbooks! I will definitely have to check out the other blogs you mentioned! You are so gorgeous for doing this, Josie 😀

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  4. I’m new to your blog but omg I’ve been missing out so much because your posts are FANTASTIC! I really like this spotlight feature of yours, btw 😀 I’m excited for more! And, don’t worry about being new on Twitter. We’ve all been there! I have not read The Wrath and the Dawn but I really want to because of all the hype! I have not heard/read a negative review so I think I’ll get this book soon.

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    • AW you’re so sweet! Thank you so much! 😀
      I’m so glad you like this feature, who knows, you might be spotlighted one day! 😉
      I’m really enjoying Twitter, it’s so fun!
      You NEED to read The Wrath and the Dawn, it’s simply amazing, totally worth all the hype surrounding it!
      xoxo ❤

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  5. Hi Josie *waves*! This is such a wonderful feature, I really like it! Thank you so much for the spotlight! What you said, it’s the sweetest things anyone has ever told me. It made me tear up haha I even took a screenshot of it on my phone. Thanks for brightening up my day! I really needed it 😀 You are such a wonderful human being and the world needs more drops of sunshine like you! Thanks for the kind words and I’m so glad you enjoy my reviews and that you like my blog! I’m sorry for making you conflicted in this week’s Kiss, Marry, Kill haha!

    I can’t wait to read The Wrath and Dawn! So much hype I’m hearing and I’m glad that it’s well deserved (and that quote! Wow!) ! I’ve had twitter for years and I still don’t really understand it haha but it’s such a great platform to network with so many people around the world! I love that song! It’s been on repeat on my iPod for the longest time. The beat is awesome and so chill.

    Hope you had a great day!

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    • Thank you so much!! Well, this one popped into my head randomly after I began thinking about what I was going to post and was also thinking about certain bloggers.
      I’m so glad that it is! I am definitely sure that it will be one of my favourites too.
      ❤ xoxo

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  6. I love this post so much and the way it’s all set up! 🙂 it’s awesome reading about different things going on and things you’re currently loving! 🙂

    I finally started The Wrath! It’s been hard for me to get into right now though, but I’m hoping it gets better. There’s just so many names being thrown at you right in the beginning and the names are kind of confusing and hard to pronounce themselves, so it’s been kind of turning me off from the book. sigh.

    I’m about 30 pages in now though, so hopefully it’ll start to pick up for me and it’ll all come together. Someone else was telling me they had the same issue, but ended up loving the book in the end. So I hope same for me! 🙂

    Once again, love your new feature and excited for the next one!

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    • Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 😄
      I know exactly what you mean! The names are the one downfall for me too. Its making me very confused! But I’m doing my best to get around it and focus a bit more on other things. I think the name issue gets better the further you progress into the book, so don’t give up!!!! 😄

      Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!
      ❤ xoxo

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  7. Love this new feature! It gonna be so much fun getting to know you better. Also thanks for the blogger suggestions never heard of any of them so I’ll be checking them out!
    So gla your liking Wrath and Dawn and it’s worth the hype.
    Looking forward to seeing these posts it looks like your having lots of fun with it already!

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    • Thank you! I’m glad you like it and I hope you enjoy getting to know me!
      You are most welcome. Look forward to more awesome blogger suggestions, I’ve got a ton more up my sleeve!
      I’m glad too! I was so scared at first, but now I’m in for the ride, full throttle!
      Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with this, weekly! Thank you, I am! 😄 xoxo ❤

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  8. Thank times a million, Josie! Seriously, you are making us such happy girls. If I could just put a gif in this comment I seriously would and it would be of us smiling and jumping. You are such an amazing and kind person. Thank you so much for all the things you said ❤
    Enough of the drama, now WRATH! OMFG! YESSSSSSSSS. YOU LOVE IT AND YOU MADE US EXTREMELY HAPPY ❤ Thoughts on Khalid? I NEED you to finish it soon and cry with us. (Yes, I said NEED)

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  9. AWWWWW, thanks for spotlighting me Josie!! WOWOW this is super sweet haha. Thank you sooo much. ❤ ❤ I honestly look forward to getting to know you better too, and seeing more of your lovely blog. Thank you, you kind and beautiful girl! ❤ ❤

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    • Yay! I’m so glad you like it! It came to my mind totally impromptu!
      It really is amazing, I was scared because of the hype, but nope, it’s amazing. The names are definitely confusing because they are hard to remember and at times I feel myself getting confused, but it’s a VERY minor thing. I hope you pick it up soon! Maybe you’ll join in the read along discussion hosted by Bibliophile Gathering on Goodreads around the 22nd! 😀
      ❤ xoxo

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      • Yeah the hype was scaring me too, but so many bloggers that I trust say it’s amazing! I have quite a few books on my shelves that I’m forcing myself to read before my next trip to the bookstore, but I’ll definitely pick it up soon 😀 (the moment I see it at the bookstore I will grab it haha)

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