Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Happy 800th post!

This is my 800th blog post! I started this blog eight years ago on April 25th, 2007. Since then, lots of life events have happened. I got married, finished graduate school, moved to a new house, backpacked around Europe with Boomer for a summer, and reached a huge milestone in my professional life. All of the books I've posted about have seen me through all of these life events!

Thank you for reading my blog and sending me book recommendations! I love hearing about what you read, what you like, and what you don't like. I hope I've steered you toward some good books. I know we're all different though so what I like may not be what you like, but I thank you for reading along with me and letting me know your thoughts!

In honor of this 800th post, I am re-posting my very first post to remind myself why I started this blog. Everything I wrote is still true. Although, I think I would change "I like to read" to "I LOVE to read." :)

From April 25, 2007:
I like to read. I wonder if you knew that.

I read paperback books because they don't hurt as much if I roll over them in bed.

I read because it makes me feel more connected to who I am. I like taking in new stories, new information, and new ways of thinking about life. I enjoy having a parallel story sitting in my head while I go about my day. I like reading something that changes how I look at myself and the world around me.

The purpose of this blog is to keep track of the books I have read and my thoughts on them. This blog will not be retroactive. Books described here are books that I have just finished. So welcome to my bookshelf. Enjoy.


Mia Newton said...

Happy blogging! I so enjoy checking your blog each week. Hope all is well! :)

Elaine said...

Thank you for reading! :)