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

13 comments:

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...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!

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

Enjoy!

Here's MY SUNDAY SALON POST

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!

towardinfinity 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 :)