Monday, January 06, 2014
Nine Years Together - Happy Anniversary
I could have put a flashy Happy Anniversary on the top of this post. But, considering all the changes in the last nine years, the sign above seemed perfect. As of today, I've been writing Lesa's Book Critiques for nine years, and some of you have been with me almost that long. Thank you! We've been through quite a number of changes in nine years. (Who would have dreamt of e-books nine years ago?) I started this blog while I was a library manager in Glendale, Arizona. My husband died in 2010, and I can't forget how many of you sent kind comments, and how many of you gave donations to your local libraries in his memory. Last year at this time my mother and I were driving across country from Glendale to Evansville, Indiana where I would start a new job. You've been with me on that winding road. Thank you for sharing books and friendship with me for the last nine years.
If this was a wedding anniversary, the traditional gift is willow or pottery. I'm not giving you pottery (although if anyone wants to give me pottery, that's a different story). But, we will celebrate, and I'll give you gifts. How about the traditional one-year gift of paper? We'll celebrate for the next week, and I'll offer a book a day, culminating next Monday night. I'll announce the winners on Tuesday, Jan. 14, and, if the weather cooperates, I'll mail them on the 15th.
Each day, I'll announce another book. But, even if you're not interested in the anniversary giveaways, please come back and read the blog. There will still be separate reviews every day, and a fun guest blog one day.
Lesa.Holstine@gmail.com with the subject heading "Win Murder and Moonshine." Please include your name and mailing address. This giveaway, like all the others, will end Monday night, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. CT. Entries from the U.S. only, please.
Today, we're kicking off the tenth year of discussing books and authors together. Thank you for being with me on this journey. Thank you for being part of my journey through life. Happy Anniversary!
(OK. Now, cue the fireworks. And, that message? Yes, after all these years I still see fireworks when I get to share exciting books with you.)