I'm taking a time out today from reviewing books or creating lists to say thank you. Thank you to all the nice people out there in the universe who have taken a minute of their day to leave even one comment on my blog. Thank you to Marg at The Intrepid Reader and Baker for starting the Historical Fiction Challenge that made me want to launch this blog. Thank you to Helen at She Reads Novels who writes such amazing material and has given me encouragement. Thank you to anyone in the book blog world who has read one of my posts or anyone who has wanted to read something because of a post I created.
I fully realize that my stats aren't high and my followers are few. That's okay. I'm having a lot of fun with this little blog and I always said when it isn't fun anymore I'll quit. When I started back in January I said if I wrote 10 posts I'd be excited. Well here I am at number 50! It's my creative outlet yes but I also hope it's my little mark on the world to remind people that reading is important. Books are important. Quiet time away from social media is important. I see students every day who are struggling to read. And I always tell them, "How do you become a better reader? You read!" It's so true. You can't learn what you don't practice. How do I get better at this blogging thing? I have to write posts. So that is what I plan to keep doing. I'm going to read books, write about them, and post my thoughts. And I hope a few people read it and find something interesting they'd like to read themselves.
My goal next year is to write two posts a week for a total of 100 or more, doubling this year's number. We will see if I'm still here. I hope so because it's been a lot of fun so far. Happy Reading everyone!