I can hardly believe I’ve been blogging for 5 years! I started slow, got involved with the community through memes, challenges and events, and then slowed down again these past few months have really slowed down due to home demands. This slowdown will continue for the next few months, but I will still be here, reading, writing, quizzing and visiting your blogs. Only on a more laid back schedule!
It’s really the community that makes it worth the time and effort. There have been one or two times in the past year when I’ve considered giving it up because I only have so much time in the day and while I love all of you, you aren’t the ones giving me hugs and kisses at night. But I would miss it so here I am 5 years in and looking forward to 5 more.
I’ll be going some Best-of-the Best posts this weeks with giveaways. For the first one I thought I’d compare my favorite lists over the years. The only big difference I see is that I read less romances these days. I bolded my 5 favorites from these lists (at least my favorite 5 today :)). My 5 faves from the last 5 years.
GIVEAWAY-Tell me what your favorite is from these lists and you’ll be entered to win a favorite pick of your choice! Make sure you leave your email too. I’ll draw a winner on Saturday. Look for more giveaways this week!
When I started on January 7, 2008 these were the books I listed as favorites from the year before…
the 5 Prey novels by John Sandford (Broken, Chosen, Mortal, Naked, Hidden)
Natural Born Lover by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hollows by JK Rowling
Sophie Metropolis by Tori Carrington
A year later and my 2008 list looked like this…
Here are my 2009 favorites
My 2010 faves may be my favorite of the lists…
2011 had more great reading
And finally last year’s list
Thank you all for being such great reading buddies these past years and always steering my to awesome books I wouldn’t have found otherwise.