It’s hard to believe, but today marks the tenth anniversary of this blog.
My children made a 10 out of books to celebrate.
I started posting book reviews to Livejournal as sapphireone on this date in 2004. The blog has changed some since I first started posting – I’ve changed platforms, my reviews are more detailed, and I’ve tried to join in the larger book blogging community rather than posting just for friends. This last has really fueled my own reading addiction. Reading so many other wonderful bloggers has led to longer want-to-read lists and more books out from the library at any given time than I’ve ever had before. Best of all have been the new relationships with fellow bloggers, authors, and most of all, my readers. What has stayed the same is my love for good books for all ages of reader.
As a thank-you to my readers, I’m offering a giveaway of one customized reading list – five books (or three books and two multimedia items) personally selected by me to match your mood. Leave me a comment letting me know you’re interested; I’ll contact the winner and send questions to help me make your list. You can enter for yourself or for a child in your life. If you like, I can also limit titles to those available from your public library, to make sure you can get them easily. Leave a comment by midnight on February 28, and I’ll announce the winner on March 1.
Just for fun, here are my top ten posts of the 903 I’ve posted before this one (at least since I moved to WordPress.) It feels a bit random, and if anyone has any insight on why, for example, my reviews of the poem The Microscope or movies about Mongolia are so popular, I’d love to hear it. (Though the Mutu System isn’t book-related, I think it’s popular because I seem to be the only person who went all the way through the program and lived to blog about it.)
- The Mutu System
- The One and Only Ivan
- Top Ten Fantasy Books for Boys with Starring Girls
- The Microscope
- Incubus Fantasy
- The Humming Room
- Dragons, Princesses and a Fairy
- The Cave of the Yellow Dog and Mongolian Horsemen with Julie Roberts
- Favorite Audiobooks for Audiobook Week
Thank you again to my readers, fellow bloggers, and to the authors who give us so many wonderful books to read.
Oooo, I like books! Your recs over the years have definitely expanded my reading list. 🙂
Thanks, Kim, and thanks for reading with me for so long!
Wow, ten years–good for you! I’m glad you sent your blog out into the larger community, because I enjoy it lots, and have also enjoyed getting to know you!
Thank you, Charlotte! I’ve enjoyed getting to know you, too!
Congrats on 10 years, Katy! I wish I could read faster. As for your top posts– it could be you’ve written about topics that are otherwise hard to find info on.
Thanks, Carol! Don’t we all wish we could read faster? There are so many books waiting! Thanks for the thoughts on my popular posts.
Ten years? Congratulations! That is fantastic. I love the pic, too!
for the S&K Gang
Thanks so much, Cool Mom!
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Congratulations on 10 years! I’d be interested in a reading list for Valerie, although I still need to get going on the books listed on the poster you gave me.
Thanks, Michelle! The poster is big and overwhelming… and I’d be happy to put you in for a shorter customized list for Valerie.
Congratulations on ten years! (And I thought I had been blogging a long time. 😉 ) Love the idea for your giveaway, too.
Thank you very much, Amy! It’s a little weird to think about how long ten years is in blogging time… trying to decide if that, or soon being the parent of a ten-year-old is weirder.
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