Monday, September 24, 2018

8 Years of GReadsBooks!

Oh hello there! This week my blog turns 8 (yes, EIGHT!) years old!! It's hard to believe that I have been a constant in this bookish community over the course of eight years. That is such a long time if you consider how much has evolved since my early days here. What can I say, I love to read, and I will never grow tired of sharing that love with the world.

If you've been with me since the beginning, THANK YOU. I appreciate your views and your comments, so much. When someone tells me that they've picked up a book (& enjoyed it!) because of my recommendation, it brings me such joy. I do this not because I have to, but because I simply want to. Reading is such a personal journey and when I have any sort of influence on that in a positive way for someone else, it creates such a good feeling inside of me.

I've witnessed young writers in their early days blossom into beautiful, published authors. It's always been important to me to support their talents and I do it because I believe in their craft. To all the authors I've worked with in the past eight years, thank you for trusting me with your words -- it will always be an honor to read something early from you and promote it here.

To the amazing publicists and editors I've worked with, thank you for thinking of me and taking a chance on my little space of the internet to share your authors' work. I know there is A LOT to choose from, especially now.

For every reader out there, young & old, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Even if you don't leave a comment, I appreciate you checking out what I have to say and possibly discovering something new to read. If you've ever read a book because you saw me mention it, I would love to know!

In celebration of my eight years in this bookish community, I want to say thank you by hosting a giveaway & supporting an indie bookstore that I have grown to love (& hope to visit one day soon!). This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (due to shipping costs). Please enter the rafflecopter below for an opportunity to win a $25.00 gift certificate to The Ripped Bodice - A Romantic Bookstore.

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  1. Happy Blogoversary! I enjoyed The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory based on your recommendation. I can't wait to read The Proposal.

  2. Happy blogiversary! I love your choice of indie bookstore. It's one that I also hope to visit at some point.

  3. Happy Blog-oversary! I've read many books over the years thanks to your recommendations. One that stands out is Jill Shalvis's Lucky Harbor series. She's now a favorite author of mine. Thank you!

  4. Congrats again! I'm so happy I've gotten to know you over the years. Your recommendations are always amazing! I've loved every single one, most recently The Last Thing You Said. I can't wait to start The Kissing Quotient next. :)

  5. Happy blogiversary! I've read so many that you've recommended but one that really stands out and that I really loved has to be The Wedding Date.


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