Here's to 2007, a good year. Thank you to all of the authors who sent books for review and book contests, and all of the authors who wrote the books I enjoyed. My biggest regret of 2007? I'm sorry that I didn't get a chance to read every book that I was sent. I'm sorry.
Here's to all of the authors I had a chance to meet - Ann Brashares, Brenda Rickman Vantrease, Alafair Burke, Deborah Atkinson, Zoё Sharp, Margaret Coel, Bud Krogh, Donis Casey, Troy Cook, Mark Coggins, and Tim Maleeny. To Lee Child and Mary Anna Evans. It was good to see you again. Thank you to Brenda, Zoё, and Donis for appearing at the library. I wish all of you continued good luck with your books.
Here's to the readers of this blog. Thank you for reading it, commenting on the entries, and entering the contests. There will be more contests in 2008, and more books given away.
This was the year I turned 50. Thank you, Jim, for arranging a wonderful birthday, and keeping the surprise.
Here's a salute to my Mom, my sisters, Linda and Christie, and my college roommate, Jamie. They all flew in for my birthday party as a surprise. It was a wonderful birthday weekend. Thank you!
On another personal note, Linda's son, Thomas graduated from Indiana in 2007, and starts his new life as a police officer in Bloomington in 2008. Congratulations, Thomas, and good luck!
I enjoyed 2007, with family, friends, good books, authors and readers. My new year's resolution for 2008? I read 164 books in 2007. I'd like to read 165 in 2008. Here's to 2007, and welcome to 2008!