Imagine my surprise when I looked at my archives and realized I’d been writing this book blog for one year. Yes, it all began with a classic, The Way We Live Now. If it didn’t weigh 15 pounds I’d recommend it as one of the great summer reads of all time. And if I didn’t have a TBR (to be read) pile that looked like this:
I’d read it again.
Thank you to everyone who subscribes to my humble blog and to those who stop by and read it. It’s still tiny and a lot of work but I love it, I love reading, and I love sharing my love of reading. I may not be rich and famous but I’ve gotten to meet other great bloggers, wonderful readers, and writers I admire. I’ll leave the rest of the sentiment to people who can say it far better than I can.
“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” William Styron
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borges
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” J.D. Salinger
“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.” Stephen King
Looking at your TBR stack, I’ve got to say I LOVED:
-Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles
-The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving
I loved GOLDEN BOY as well and the author is wonderful to talk to. The other two are going to have to wait as I’m already knee-deep in July and heading into August. Yikes. Thanks for stopping by- I love to hear from other bloggers!
Shannon @ River City Reading says
Congratulations! You seem to have done so much in just a short year!
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving is one of my faves 😉
Sue Mecklem says
Congratulations on your anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been a year – you have read and reviewed an impressive number of books since then. This blog is truly a labor of love.
Cari Luna says
Happy belated blogiversary!
Casee Marie says
A very belated but heartfelt happy birthday to The Gilmore Guide! Congratulations on that big first year, it’s the ultimate feeling when you realize you’ve hit that mark (I just got there with Literary Inklings back in February). It’s always a joy to read your reviews, and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings. Raising a glass!