Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Happy first blogiversary to me!
Incase you hadn't already guessed, it's my first blogiversary today!
On Sunday 10th May 2015 I posted my first post. It wasn't much, just a little welcome message outlining my plans for my humble little blog. Then on the 18th of May I posted my very first book review for Peter Dudgeon's fabulous book Chance and you can read it here.
Well things have certainly moved on since then. I'm part of a fun community of people who all love books just as much as I do. I've made lots of new friends and thanks to a wonderful Facebook group called Book Connectors (the brain child of the lovely Anne Cater) I've connected with other bloggers, authors and publishers on a more personal level.
Over the last year I've discovered so many new and amazing authors who I possibly would never have heard of if it wasn't for my blog and I've learnt so many things about the book industry as a whole. I've also been lucky enough to meet some of these incredible people when I travelled up to London for an author and blogger meet up. Despite being nervous about only having ever interacted with these people online, I put on my big girl pants, hopped on the train and had a fantastic time making new friends as well as fangirling when I came face to face with Barbara Copperthwaite - author of Flowers For The Dead.
I've also done a few author Q&A's which is always fun and I'm hoping to do a few more over the coming months, so watch this space!
There's always something going on in the book blogosphere and I'm having so much fun being a part of it.
I'd also like to say thank you to everyone who takes the time to stop by and read my reviews. It's nice to know that I just might be writing something that makes you think that you'd like to read the book I've just reviewed and if you leave me a comment. . . . well that's a sure fire way of putting a smile on my face. So I'd like to say a big thank you to you all.
I've got some great books to review over the next few weeks and months and I'll be taking part in a very exciting blog tour. But before all of that, this weekend there will be something special happening here on my blog to officially celebrate my first blogiversary so please do come back and check it out!
One last thing before I go - if you'd like to get more news on books, new and old and other bookish things to feed your habit you can also find and interact with me via the links below.
It would be great to hear from you so why not stop by and say hello!
Have a great rest of the week and I'll see you all again on Saturday.