We’ve Made It Another Year; It’s My Bloggie’s Third Birthday
Yeah, you read that right. This horrible blog has survived three whole years. Even I am amazed. How I’m still at this, I have no idea.
-Am I a glutton for punishment?
-Am I too stupid to know when to quit?
-Is this thing even on? [taps the screen]
All of the above may be true but screw it. I’m going to keep blogging because it’s fun in a weird way, I meet great people, and
Regardless of where this little bloggie is today [camera cuts away to Bloggie trapped in a revolving door] it is vastly different from where it was three years ago. Not so much different as in content itself but as in the quality of content. Some of my early posts sounded like babies talking. I beg you not to go back to beginning and read those posts. You will hate yourself for it in the morning.
I’d like to think I’ve helped raise this little bloggie to more of a middle schooler now. Readable but only in small doses.
So whether you are a new visitor or one of my loyalists (God help you), I express my humblest of thanks for hanging out with me. To show my utmost gratitude for folks like you, I’m giving away a book to three winners.
To enter to win, just leave a comment expressing what book you would love to receive from you local indie bookstore.
Here is a list and links to all of the book recommendations I’ve done in case you need some ideas:
Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (I reviewed Breath of Snow and Ashes but you must start at the beginning. It is worth every minute.)
Receive Me Falling by Erika Robuck
The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klaasen
Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn
Snow Flower and The Secret Fan by Lisa See
The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh
The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund
Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond
Five Pages a Day: A Writer’s Journey by Peg Kehret
All Different Kinds of Free by Jessica McCann
Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
The Doctor’s Lady by Jody Hedlund
The Exile of Sara Stevenson by Darci Hannah
Little Gale Gumbo by Erika Marks
Letters From Home by Kristina McMorris
The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
A Good American by Alex George
The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The River Witch by Kimberly Brock
The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March
Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck
Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey
The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
There are so many great books out there that this list is just the microscopic tip of the iceberg. Please comment below what book, any book, you would love to win and you are entered in the giveaway. I will keep the giveaway open for a week, with it closing on Tuesday, February 12 at midnight. I’ll announce the three winners on Wednesday’s post.
And when you guys are done commenting here, head over to Great New Books where Melanie Benjamin is giving away three copies of her latest bestseller, The Aviator’s Wife. You have through Friday, February 8th to enter!
Thanks again everyone for being such great blogging buddies; I appreciate each and every one of you.
Peace, love, and books,