Its amazing to me that I’ve had my blog for four years. What began as simply self expression of my life,my insights and emotions has become that and a sharing of my passion for all things book related. I was an early reader and I read voraciously as a child and young adult. My teens and college years were filled with academics and boys, but I did return to reading. I started reading some romance type novels in my 20’s, a genre one of my mentors read. I eventually found other authors but I tended to stick with just a few and not try new genres.
Reading changed for me about eight or nine years ago,thanks to two friends. Linda lives close and shared books with me. Judy lives in NJ but never stops telling me about the books she loves. She’s an aspiring author,with a manuscript out there searching for the right publisher. She reads the BEST books,and she pushed me to try new authors, and to find time to read more. Here I am today, reading about a book or so a week, slow by most bloggers who dedicate themselves to book blogging alone.
I’ve added audio to my mix and so adding more books. I’m reading books I love, and when I’m not thrilled with a book, I’m able to put it down and not feel guilty. The people, authors, publicists ,authors and friends I’ve come to know through books and blogging have enriched my life in immeasurable ways. I’m honored to share my thoughts with those much more eloquent and well written than myself. I’m sincerely touched when an author recognizes me, and humbled by any compliment received. I’m like a giddy school girl when meeting or chatting online with my own idols….writers!
Books have given me so much, escapism, but also a look into others lives and souls. Some books are for laughs,some bring tears, and some scare the socks off of me! Is there any one thing that can do so much, from the comfort of my chair? My life is full of family, friends, work ,and on and on. Having this blog to share my thoughts and book love has expanded my horizons. My greatest joy has been from YOU, my followers, and fellow bloggers and writers who share your passion with me. Thank you for making the past four years a blast!!!!