Five Year Blogiversary!!

5 Today is my five-year blogiversary! I never expected, when I started this blog in August 2006, that I'd still be here five years later, part of the great community of book bloggers, fiction enthusiasts, publishers and authors that I've gotten to know. I've gotten more serious about reading and more picky about what I put on the TBR list, and have read more books this year so far than ever, all thanks to the blog.

I am grateful to all of you who come and read my blog, leave me comments, and refer the site to your friends. Thanks also for the book recommendations and the "likes" on Facebook.

It is fitting that I should be spending today, the five-year anniversary of the blog, heading to San Diego for BlogHer, the largest annual women's blogging conference. I won't be posting here for a few days, but I am sure to return energized about blogging and the amazing community that exists at the other end of the computer.

Here's to 5 more years!


  • Darby Lohrding
    August 4, 2011 - 12:45 am | Permalink

    Happy Blogiversary Gayle! We love you and all that you do for us “readers”!

  • Elisabeth
    August 4, 2011 - 7:03 am | Permalink

    Congrats! Enjoy the conference!!

  • Kathleen
    August 4, 2011 - 9:20 am | Permalink

    Happy anniversary! I enjoy your blog and have found that if you recommend a book, there is a very good chance I will love it too!

  • August 4, 2011 - 9:21 am | Permalink

    Happy blogiversary!

  • August 4, 2011 - 9:25 am | Permalink

    Happy blogiversary! 5 years is quite an accomplishment.

  • August 4, 2011 - 9:59 am | Permalink

    Happy blogiversary! Keep up the great work.

  • August 4, 2011 - 10:16 am | Permalink

    Wow, 5 years! Congratulations. And, yes, here’s to many more!

  • Susan B
    August 4, 2011 - 10:33 am | Permalink

    Happy anniversary!

  • August 4, 2011 - 10:58 am | Permalink

    From one fiction enthusiast to another…Congratulations on five years (and more reading!)

  • August 4, 2011 - 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Happy Blogiversary! You were the first book blog I followed. Did you know that? I started my own blog shortly after you did. You were such an inspiration. So glad I got to know you through this experience.

  • August 4, 2011 - 11:40 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on 5 years!!

  • Amy W.
    August 5, 2011 - 6:16 am | Permalink

    Happy Blogiversary!! I don’t know what I’d read without you! Thank you!

  • August 5, 2011 - 10:29 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for all of the comments and congratulations!!

  • August 5, 2011 - 10:37 am | Permalink

    Yay, Gayle! I remember very clearly when you started this blog. I was very impressed then by your courage and energy, and still am.
    Congratulations: BlogHer is a great place to celebrate!

  • August 5, 2011 - 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Happy Blogiversary, and congratulations on 5 years of book blogging! I’m skipping BlogHer this year, but if I were there, I’d wish you this in person.

  • August 7, 2011 - 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Gayle!!! Happy Blogiversary!!!!!! Five years – that is so very cool!!!!! I’m looking forward to the next five years and more great reading! xoxo

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