Happy Blogiversary Mommy!
Happy Sunday everyone! What’s everybody up to this weekend – anything good? Well it has been absolutely beautiful here. I think spring may be here but I don’t want to speak to soon because March can bring some scary weather. So far so good though. Sam has been enjoying splashing in and out of the puddles. Buddy would steer clear of puddles – he was never one to get his paws wet or dirty. Sam however goes right through them and consequently found himself in the bathtub yesterday afternoon. On a good note, he no longer seems able to toss his chunky self over the side of the tub. lol.
So on to my blogiversary! Can you believe it has been 4 years already! I started this book blog as a way to record my thoughts on books and I thought it would be fun. It has evolved into so much more for me as I’ve met so many great people through this wonderful book community we all share. I have come away with two very best friends and a lot of others – people who have been there when things weren’t all that good when Buddy passed and sent me caring thoughts and even through health scares. It’s amazing how an email from one of you can make things seem not so bad. There are just so many of you out there that I call friends now and I’m grateful for each and every one of you. I have no intention of shutting this blog down anytime soon so I imagine I’ll still be here years from now with my bifocals on and blogging away!
Book reading is going well. I’ve been so lucky to be reading a lot of great historical fiction lately and I’ve been in heaven. The other day I reviewed The Turning of Anne Merrick by Christine Blevins and I loved it! Now I’m just finishing up The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau and here’s another one that had me enthralled from pretty much the first page. Of course it may have something to do with the fact that it’s centered around the Tudor period which is my ultimate favorite. Either way it’s a fantastic book. I’ve also started How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue which is completely in the opposite vein of The Crown but I’m loving it too. There is nothing that makes me happier (except Sammy) when it seems all the books I pick up keep me interested and liking them. Here’s the schedule for the week…
Monday – Review of The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau & Giveaway
Tuesday – Book Spotlight/Giveaway of The Reeducation of Cherry Truong by Aimee Phan
Wednesday – Review of How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue and because I’m reading an ecopy and have a brand new copy – it will be shared with all of my readers.
Thursday – Gone With the Wind Discussion with Naida from the Bookworm (note to self – must get caught up with this!)
Friday – Review of The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot & Giveaway
Another busy week but so far the weekend is wide open except for Sunday of course where I’ll post something about Sammy. There’s a lot of reading this week but I’ve already got a head start so it’s not so bad. Plus it seems as though the spring weather has spurred my reading on.
Now for some book winners from this week:
Paris, My Sweet by Amy Thomas — Rachel W
By the King’s Design by Christine Trent — Patricia B (pbcharley)
Night Swim by Jessica Keener — Tiffany D
Congrats to you all! These will be coming to you from the publishers. Enjoy!
BLOGIVERSARY GIVEAWAY DETAILS — OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!
On to my giveaway for my blogiversary celebrating 4 years! I tried to think of something amazing but my creative side wasn’t coming out at all so I’m just going with the simple but nonetheless showing my appreciation to all of you who continue to follow my blog and for those who have faithfully been with me for many years now.
I’m going to give away 2 – $25 gift certificates. It will be your choice whether you want it from Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Chapters, or in the case of The Book Depository you can pick out what you’d like for up to $25 as I don’t believe they have gift certificates yet. This all depends on where you live of course as this giveaway is open internationally! If the book depository ships to you then you are welcome to enter! To enter…
- For 1 entry simply leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
- For 2 entries, follow my blog. If you already do, thanks so much and let me know so I can make sure that entry gets to you as well.
- For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word!
- For 4 entries, follow my blog on Networked Blogs. You can click here to be taken directly there. Log into your Facebook account and click follow. Thanks! If you already do, the entries are yours as well.
- For extra kicks follow me on Twitter for 5 entries. And on Facebook for 6 entries, Google+ for 7 entries.
Whew! Remember you don’t have to do all of these to get an entry but I do appreciate anywhere that you all do follow my blog – I’m just giving you the options! This giveaway is open to all of my followers internationally. Again, if The Book Depository ships to you, you can enter. I will be drawing for the 2 winners on Saturday, April 7/12. Good luck!
Thanks again for all the happy blogging years and thanks to all of you that loyally check my blog! I appreciate you all so much!