Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Anniversary BWN!

Today is Bookworm Nation’s one year anniversary! I can’t believe it has been a year since our first post (Summer’s at Castle Auburn). BWN has changed a lot over the year as Jessica and I settle into the blogging world. I still remember talking to Jessica about starting our own book review blog. We both have a deep love of reading and have often given each other book recommendations. Since we have very similar tastes in books we decided to give the blog world a shot and create our own review blog. For me it has been a great new hobby and if possible has made me love books even more. While reading I will often think about what I want to say in my post and it has made me pay a little more attention to how books are written and what exactly I like about them.

In honor of our anniversary I have put together a list of my favorite books from the past year. We’ve reviewed over 100 books and narrowing it down turned out to be a lot harder than I thought. This list consists of new books, or at least new-to-me, that I have read over the past year. There were MANY more that I totally loved but these ones just stood out for one reason or another.

Jessica and I have great plans for BWN. If you follow our blog you know that I change our background a lot (probably too much), so we’re working on getting a set background. We want to start doing author interviews, giveaways, guest bloggers, and a few other things. So this upcoming year will be full of fun changes.

I just want to add that I really appreciate all the comments and followers of our blog. I’m not the best writer and I’m sure I make a lot of mistakes. I love reading and I love sharing my thoughts with everyone. I’ve enjoyed the friendships I’ve made through BWN and hope that we’ll have many more years of reviews ahead of us.

Thanks,
Kathy

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the list, Kath! I've been looking for a good book to read so I'll have to go check out some of these from the library. I just read a cute YA book called "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli. You've probably read it already but if you haven't you should.

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  2. Hey Britt, I haven't read that one yet...I'll have to check it out!

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  3. Congratulations! Wonderful milestone. I'm looking forward to all you have in store.

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  4. Happy anniversary! And wow. I'm soooo flattered that you mentioned by book (Loser's Guide). Thank you.

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