100 followers! Wow! I am so thrilled. I've been writing this blog for about 3 years because I love to share what I'm reading with anyone who will listen. I've worked in bookstores for 23 years (24 this September) and am so glad I have this outlet besides talking to people everyday at work.
What can I say? I love and adore books and they've been such a part of my life I can't imagine what I would do without them. They have kept me company through many lonely times; been my companion at restaurants, airports, and shopping expeditions with my boyfriend (He shops at Cabela's, I find a seat and read). I've always encouraged reading with all my nieces and nephews (I've lost count--I think we're at 30 kiddies now) and I'm happy to say many of them are now adults and share my love of reading. I am the Auntie that always gives books. And now I've gone back to school to get my Master's in Library and Information Science to start a new mid-life career as a librarian. I understand I just can't be without books in my life and I'm happiest when I am making a living with books by my side.
So....having 100 followers may not seem like a big deal when other book blogs have thousands, but it means a lot to me. I don't give hugely detailed reviews; I don't give lots of books away; I simply tell you why you should or maybe should think twice about a book I've read. We've all got different reading tastes; what works for me might not work for you. And I completely get that a book's theme and feel mean they can only be read at certain times in your life. Books have helped me through losing my Dad and losing my sister; they continue to comfort me and give me a break from the stress of work and school and the continuing saga of moving my Mom to assisted living. Books are my form of meditation.
Here's how I'm celebrating this milestone in my blog: I'm going to give away a book from my 2013 or 2014 Books I've Read pages. Here's what you do to enter:
Leave a comment telling me why you like my blog and what you'd like to see in the future on my blog. Tell me what book you'd like if you win. Yes--you can pick any book off of either the 2013 or 2014 pages!
***This giveaway is only open to US peeps. ***
I'm giving you a week--contest ends at midnight Thursday, Feb 27th
Again--thank you everyone for reading my blog. Here's to many more years of fabulous books!
Sue aka the Bookalicious Babe