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February 12, 2013

7 Years!


I'm amazed that it's been seven years since I created this blog! And as most of you know, I have had my share of doubts, wondering if it's worth continuing. After my recent departure, I received some lovely comments and emails, which made me realize how much I truly enjoy this community of book lovers. Kind words such as these from Gerda in Holland:
I have never responded to anything, but I do read all your posts. So glad you decided to come back even in a different form. I live in the Netherlands and love your blog. Do it anyway you want to, but please, keep coming back, because reading your posts is big fun.
All the best!

and Lee:
I have been reading your book recommendations for close to 15 years now. Don't know what I would have done without them... 

and Deb:
Oh dear. I love to read your reviews (do you know how many books I've read because of you, Les?!)

and Anne:
I'm so bummed you are signing off! I have gotten many good book recs from your blog. I hope you will leave it online anyway as a reference of your past reads.

and Mary:
I've read so many book you have recommended, I've cried with you on sad anniversaries, and laughed with you at celebrations. 

and Janet:
I will miss your reviews, which have led me to some great reads and steered me clear of some not-so-great ones, as well as increasing the size of my to-be-read list.

Most of all, though, I'll miss the glimpses into your life through your photos and travel adventures.
 


and Bill:
I'm sorry to hear that, Lesley. You were my #1 source for book purchase ideas for the Palmyra Library.


I had no idea! Each and every friendship I've discovered through this blogging world has enriched my life and brought me great joy and comfort throughout the years.

So, will I be here in another seven years? Probably! :) 

Thank you all for making it worthwhile.

22 comments:

  1. That's quite an acoomplishment! Congratulations!

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  2. Awww....I'm so glad you stayed and I certainly hope to still be reading here for another seven years! Happy Blogiversary!!!

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  3. Happy Blog Anniversary, Les! I, for one, am so glad you are going to be around for a long, long time! *hugs*

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  4. Huge milestone Les. Glad u decided to continue.

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  5. 7 years already? Amazing! Happy blogversary to you!!!

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  6. YAY! Cheers to another seven, or whatever you feel comfortable with. :D Hugs to you, my sweet friend.

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  7. Yay for another 7!!!!! I adore your blog and you so please keep posting!

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  8. Congratulations!! Here's to the next 7!

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  9. Congrats on 7 years. That means my 7th blogiversary is coming up this summer. I'm glad you decided to stick around.

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  10. How great to get such wonderful feedback and to know that you're making a difference!

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  11. Happy blogiversary, Les. You touch a lot of hearts through your blog, mine especially, so I'm glad you're continuing. Here's to another 7 years!

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  12. Happy Blogiversary! I'm so glad that you decided to continue blogging after all. I know I don't say too much, but I'm pretty sure I've been reading your blog for as long as I've had my own. I trust your reviews completely, and I hope I'm still finding great books to read here for the next seven years! =D

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  13. Has it really been 7 years? You've been a good, faithful blogger all that time. I'm not as consistent but I sure have enjoyed your reviews and credit you will recommending some of my favorite books. Happy Blogiversary, Les!

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  14. Congratulations on your 7th blogiversary, Les! You have some amazing books you've shared with us, and I'm glad you've decided to come back and blog some more. May you enjoy many more years of blogging about books :-)

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  15. Congratulations - and best wishes for many more years of happy blogging!

    I'm not in any sense a book blogger, and even though I have a terrible time getting through a book I am piling up quite a few "to be reads" because of people like you. Even when a book doesn't appeal, I enjoy your posts. It is good to see you back.

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  17. Am happy for you dearie!! Glad you are content with your decision.

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  18. So so glad to have connected with you and even happier that you couldn't keep away. They're absolutely right that your blog, your spirit, and YOU would have been missed.

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  19. Woo! Hoo! Congratulations on your 7th Blogiversary! I'm delighted you have decided to continue. The blogosphere just wouldn't be the same without you! :)

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  20. Congrats!! I'm new here but have already purchased books based on your reviews. I look forward to following you for many blog-a-versaries to come.

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  21. Thank you all for your lovely comments. I'm happy with my new approach to blogging and while I don't post as often as I used to, I'm not going anywhere! This has become too much a part of my life. With that said, I'm hoping to catch up on some reviews in the coming week or two. I think I have five to compose!

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