Four years ago today, I started The Bookwyrm’s Hoard with a post titled “Introduction, or, Why On Earth Am I Doing This?” I was a pretty erratic blogger for the first several years, averaging only a few posts per month, and sometimes none. But I had fun, even if hardly anyone was reading the blog back then.
About a year and a half ago, I got more serious about the blog. I’ve been posting more, developing more of a schedule, joining a few memes, participating in one or two blog tours, and interacting with other bloggers. I’m still having fun — actually, I think I’m having more fun! I’ve met some great people, made some lovely friends, had some interesting conversations, and stretched my reading horizons a bit.
So today, I want to say thank you to everyone who makes this such a rewarding experience. To celebrate, I’m throwing a book-themed virtual costume party, complete with door prizes! Come dressed as your favorite character. I’ll supply the virtual food and drinks: coffee, tea, iced tea, raspberry lemonade, and chilled wine; sandwiches, deviled eggs, crab dip and homemade bread, fresh fruit salad, scones with whipped cream and jam, fairy cakes, homemade cookies (biscuits, for my friends on the other side of the pond) and a great big chocolate cake.
I’ll be giving away four prizes, one for each year I’ve been blogging: a $15 Amazon or Book Depository gift certificate, Sherryl Woods’ Sand Castle Bay (Kindle ebook released this spring, which I enjoyed), an ARC of Gwen Cooper’s Love Saves the Day, and a handmade bookmark.
To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. I’ll draw four names at random from your responses. (If you live outside the US and Canada, you’re only eligible for the gift certificate and the ebook — sorry!) The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on June 12.
ETA: Oh, and what about my costume? I’m dressed as Beauty from Robin McKinley’s Beauty, because I’ve always wanted that library with all the books in it — even the ones that haven’t been written yet.