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Monday, February 19, 2007

Blogging Anniversary

Today is my blog-iversary. It's been one year since I started my blog and I want to celebrate by giving away a book. Sometime during the year I read and enjoyed The Illuminator by Brenda Rickman Vantrease. I would like to pass it along so someone else can enjoy it as well. If you will leave your name in the comments, I will hold a drawing on Feb 28 at noon and announce the winner that afternoon.

The Illuminator is a historical fiction that takes place in the late 14th century. A master illuminator has two secrets that lead both himself and his beloved daughter into ever-increasing peril.

My first blog was titled Books I Would Like to ReRead. There were 2 comments, which I appreciated very much because I didn't think anyone would bother reading my blog. I started blogging to keep a record of the books I'd read, along with a brief synopsis to remind me what they were about. I had kept a written journal before but thought it would be quicker and easier to type, especially with those books that I had a lot of passages I wanted to keep track off.

Little did I realize that blogging would introduce me to book bloggers from all over the world who would share wonderful book suggestions and friendship. It's been a delightful year filled with sweet memories. Thank-you all!

32 comments:

tanabata said...

Happy Blogiversary, booklogged! :)

SuziQoregon said...

I'm not here to enter the drawing so you don't need to put my name in. I'm here to wish you a very Happy Blogiversary.

I totally agree that blogging has led me to so many booklovers and bookbloggers all over the world. I'm very happy that you are one of those I've met along the way.

jenclair said...

A celebration is definitely called for this one year anniversary!

I was delighted to discover your blog because we shared many of the same interests and enjoyed many of the same books.

Don't put my name in the drawing because I've read The Illuminator--another example of being drawn to similar books. I fell in love with the cover.

Happy Blog-iversary!

Literary Feline said...

I just wanted to wish you a happy anniversary, Booklogged. Much like you, I began my blog simply as a way to record my thoughts about the books I read, maybe share that with a couple of friends. I never realized how much of a blogging community for people like us was out there.

I enjoy visiting your blog and look forward to doing so in the year to come (and beyond!).

Joy said...

Happy Blog-iversary!

This sure has been fun, hasn't it? I started mine for the same reason as you and never did I think I'd be meeting people around the world. Many people think books are a "lonely" interest...far from it! :)

I look forward to reading your blog for many more years.

(Please do not put my name in for the drawing.)

danielle said...

Happy Blog-iversary!! When I first started No One left comments! LOL. I think the first year if I got one or two comments a week I was thrilled!! :) Hope you enjoy another year of blogging!

iliana said...

Happy bloggiversary! Here's to another year of great book finds :)
(P.S. don't enter me in the drawing - I have the book in the stacks.)

Jackie said...

Happy Blogiversary! That book looks lovely! Blogging is amazing in how it can expand your horizons - meeting other book lovers and finding all sorts of new books to add to the TBR piles. Thanks for your lovely blog!

Wendy said...

Happy Bloggiversary! Glad you decided to blog...I really enjoy reading it :) Thanks to your challenge this year, I'm reading a lot more classics!

Cassie said...

I've really enjoyed reading your blog. I come away with many new and interesting book titles that I want to read and The Illuminator looks great. Happy Blogiversary!

Les said...

You and I started our blogs just about the same time! Happy Blogiversary to you. I can't remember how I stumbled on your blog, but I'm looking forward to many more years of your lovely reviews.

Fay said...

Booklogged, congratulations on your first blog birthday.

Please include my name in the drawing. The author has a web site, where this clip was posted:

"Publisher's Weekly calls the novel '...enthralling..compelling...brilliantly sketched...absorbing, expertly told...' (starred review)"

Fay

bookish lore said...

Happy Blogiversary, booklogged! Here's to many many more!

Someone said we read to know we're not alone; perhaps blogging helps us to realize how true this is.
All I wanted to say is that your blog is always a pleasure to read.

Stephanie said...

What a nice idea! Happy blogiversary!
Stephanie
www.thewrittenword.wordpress.com

raidergirl3 said...

Cool idea. I love historical fiction, so I will try for the book. I am almost exactly one year behind you, doing the same thing - book blogging and reading about books. It was your classic challenge that got me into this world, so thanks for that as well.

Framed said...

Look at all you've accomplished in the blog world, even hosting your own challenge. Not to mention sucking me into the netherworld of book blogging. I'm sure having fun. And I think it would be smart to draw my name because you would save on postage. I'll drive by and get it.

booklogged said...

Thank-you all for the kind greetings. This little chat in the comments is the best part of blogging. I appreciate your comments and your friendship. I have my fingers crossed that each one of you wins this book. I know that's an impossibility, but I still want you all to win.

julie said...

Book, it's been a long time since I've visited your book blog, but I'm glad I did, so I can wish you a Happy Anniversary! I can't believe we've all been blogging so long - seems like yesterday! I think it's so cool how many people that we don't know comment on this blog. Shows what a talented, articulate, and interesting writer you are. I love you and wish for your continued happiness - in blogging and everything else!

Lotus Reads said...

Congratulations and a happy,happy blogiversary, dearest booklogged! Wow, has it only been a year since you've been blogging? I cannot tell you how much fun it has been getting to know you and coming here to your wonderful blog is always exciting to me! Thank you for your lovely reviews, the wonderful classics challenge you are hosting, the BAFAB you so generously sponsored. You're always working on a fun project to do with books and reading and I love that!

I really love your blog, booklogged and here's to many more anniversaries!

Since I won the BAFAB prize, there is no need to enter my name for this drawing - just wanted to wish you!

Have a wonderful day, booklogged!

Brandie said...

Happy blogiversary to you! =)

hellomelissa said...

happy bloggaversary! and of course i'll throw my hat into the ring... there's no such thing as too many books, right?

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Happy Blog-aversary! Isn't blogging about books wonderful? Not only do I get good book recommendations and ideas on new authors to read, but I've met so many wonderful and sweet bloggers online. I think it's just terrific. Here's to many more happy years for you and your blog :)

Lesley said...

I started my blog for the same reasons as you, just a little over a year ago - and was just as surprised to find a whole world of book bloggers! And I'm still thrilled when someone comments on one of my posts. :)

Congratulations on your blog anniversary!

Lover of Books said...

I would like to be entered into the drawing and that is so cool that you have been blogging for a year. I had another blog but never about books so I now have restarted mine. :)

heidijane said...

Happy Blogiversary!

You have visited my blog on a number of occasions and left comments in my early days, too, so I definitely appreciate your input!

Here's to many more anniversaries...

karen! said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I've loved seeing you comment on my own blog.

I'm not going to join your drawing because I already have a copy on Mt. TBR, but I did want to celebrate with you!

Paula said...

Happy late blogiversary, booklogged! Isn't this just a fun world we have discovered?

Amelia said...

Happy Belated Bloggiversary!!

Here's to many more years of great blogging :)

Amy said...

Happy blogiversary! You have a wonderful blog and I'm glad I discovered it.

Don't enter my name for the draw (I'm not a big fan of historical fiction), but do keep blogging!

3M said...

Happy Blogiversary :-)

I really enjoy your blog, and thanks for hosting the Classics Challenge!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bookawards/

Colleen Gleason said...

I have this book and have been dying to read it! The middle ages is my favorite time period.

Thanks for the review (and obviously, don't enter me in the contest!).

Congrats on your year blog-aversary!

Bookfool said...

Happy belated blogiversary, Booklogged! Wow, that book has a beautiful cover.

I felt exactly the same way when I began my blog and people commented. I was stunned and excited. I've been unable to comment on many blogs for a long time, but finally have DSL so I'm looking forward to getting back to reading your posts!! Thanks, again, for hosting the classics challenge. I really just can't thank you enough. :)