It’s my two year blogoversary, holy Dickens, Brontë and Tolstoy! My little blog is growing up quickly. This date really snuck up on me, so much so in fact that I actually missed the ‘official’ blogoversary date, which was the 10th, whoops!
I’m struggling to come up with anything that will sound genuine and heartfelt while avoiding the line of cheesy or clichéd for this post, because honestly, I never expected this blog to become anything. I thought I would write a few book reviews and if I was lucky, I might get a comment and then shut the thing down after a few months. I know, I know, everybody says that, but I had no idea what an amazing and enjoyable outlet this would become and all the fantastic people I would encounter!
As I was growing up I always felt book lovers were in the minority. While I had encountered a few people that liked to settle down with a good book they didn’t seem all that passionate about reading, not the way I was. But with WordPress it was like a whole new world opened up, there was an ENTIRE community of book lovers out there, one I had never realised existed. Suddenly being a bookworm didn’t seem like an odd quirk to poke fun at, it was an accepted, positive hobby to be celebrated with others. I think I would be a little lost now without all the bookish chatter back and forth with you all, it is hard to remember what life was like without it! And here’s my attempt at something profound: When I started this little blog my tag line was the quote ‘Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it’s very important that you do it.’ by Ghandi (but the Remember Me phrasing) because while most things we do in life are barely a dot on the map of the universe, if we approached life in that way we would never do anything. So I want to thank every person who has ever read, liked or commented on this little blog because you have made this bookworm feel like what she is doing might just be the tiniest bit significant. 😀
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Here comes the random listy list part!
Some Fun Stats From my Two Years of Blogging:
189 Vaguely Coherent Rambles.
57 Wonderful Books Discovered.
My Favourite Posts:
1.) My Updates for Dewey’s 24-Hour Readahon – This year was my first time participating and I had so much fun doing so. I decided to update my progress continually on one post, so that fellow bloggers could watch my slow spiral into insanity from lack of sleep! I was truly touched by how many of you cheered me on along the way. 😀
2.) A Conversation With My Housemate – This was a complete spur of the moment post after a conversation that left me in so much disbelief! I had to write it down.
3.) Sick-Lit The New Trend? YA Books That May Harm Your Kids ‘Apparently’ – This post was a reaction to an article I found that felt books covering mental health, terminal disease and death were harmful to kids and young teens. I felt very passionately about the subject and it seems you guys did too!
4.) Breaking Dawn Part 2 Film Review – Ohh I had so much fun with this, my sarcasm was in full swing and it was nice to vent some Twilight angst!
5.) Where do You Get Your Writing Inspiration? – In which I struggle to get back into writing fiction for my one year creative writing course.
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P.S. I sit here writing this from my brand new living room in London. I moved in this week for the impending first semester of my second year. Things will probably feel a bit odd for a while with new housemates to get to know, routines to get in the swing of and workloads to contend with so I expect the blog will probably become a bit less active for a while. Wish me luck!
P.P.S. Watch out for some new visual changes to Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic coming soon!