It’s my 7th Blogoversary!
Can you believe it?! The Bookwyrm’s Hoard is seven years old today. Seven! How can it possibly be that long? I’ve learned so much and made so many blogging friends, yet sometimes I feel as though I’m still finding my way.
When I started the blog on July 6, 2009, I wanted a place where I could talk about the books and authors I love. Back then, ebooks were still a relatively new thing, and I wasn’t sure how I felt about them, so I did a lot of reading and thinking and blogging about ebooks and publishing as well as about the books I was reading, or had loved for years.
I also had no idea how blogging would change my life—or how much time and energy it can consume! But it’s been totally worth it. I’ve discovered so many wonderful books and authors that I’d never read before, thanks to your recommendations and the online temptations offered by NetGalley and Edelweiss. I’ve become more computer-literate as I figured out how to use first the Blogger platform, then WordPress. I branched out into social media: Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and Pinterest. I did jump into ebooks, and discovered that I love them—though I don’t plan to give up print books any time soon! And best of all, I’ve made some terrific blogging friends who love books as much as I do.
To thank you all for sharing this journey with me, I’m celebrating my 7th year with seven giveaways, to be unveiled during the coming month. I’ve got historical romances, mysteries, and fantasy novels to bestow on the lucky winners. The physical giveaways are just for U.S. readers (I’m sorry!), but I promise there will be some Kindle books as well. The first giveaway is below; the others will follow beginning next week.
Giveaway #1: When a Scot Ties the Knot
When a Scot Ties the Knot is Tessa Dare at her best, and I’ve got 3 copies to give away! The book “mixes humor and tenderness in equal measure and adds a pair of characters who are far more right for each other than either of them could have guessed.” If you want to know more, check out my review.