Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Salon: 1 Year Blogiversary!

This past week marked the end of my first year of book blogging. It seems a fitting time to reflect back on this year, what I've liked, what I haven't, what I'd do differently, etc, etc.

Entertaining - Food
By TPH Canada
I thought this blog would be strictly book reviews. A more elaborate version of keeping a running list of what I was reading. It is that, to some extent, but it also is a celebration of my love of all things bookish. It's also an opportunity to add my voice to the multitudes encouraging people to read books I have enjoyed, to (at times) critically examine problematic elements of books, to signal boost (in my small way) books that deserve a bit more attention.

I still get excited when someone comments on a post. I get really excited when one of my favorite bloggers mentions something I've said. I'm still having fun.I guess I'll keep posting (in a more or less regular fashion) until something changes :-)

Here are some of the best books I've read and reviewed while blogging:

A Happy Man, Hansjörg Schertenleib
A Mercy, Toni Morrison
Visitation, Jenny Erpenbeck
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories, Charlotte Perkins Gilman


stujallen said...

congrats on one year and here is to many more ,all the best stu

Unfinished Person said...

Glad to hear that you're keeping up the enthusiasm after a year. It's not always easy, but it is worthwhile.

Shannon @ Reading Has Purpose said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I started out thinking my blog would be more than book reviews and its turned out to be the opposite.

I agree, comments are always exciting. And thanks for Frederick Douglass books. It's become one of my top 5.

Lisa said...

Happy Anniversary!

Laura BurgandyIce said...

happy Bloggiversary!!!! How awesome is that?! :-D

dollycas aka Lori said...


Hard to remember what I was doing before I started blogging. I have made so many friends and I can't wait to get at it each and everyday!!

I hope you have many more years of blogging bliss!

Vasilly said...

Happy blogiversary!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Happy Blogoversary! I, too, am still having fun blogging, even after four years (for my first blog). So much so that I have twelve blogs. A bit much? lol



Tanya Patrice said...

Congratulations on 1 year of book blogging - and having the passion to continue :-)

Heather said...

Happy Blogoversary!

MJ said...

Wow, thanks everybody! I really appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your one-year blogiversary, and best wishes for the year to come! :)

Stefanie said...

Happy blogiversary! I hope there are many more in your future :)