Time flies when you’re having fun! Tomorrow marks six months since my BiblioSmiles introduction post, and I’m blown away by all of the positive feedback, the growing number of followers on social media, and the amazing contributions from bookworms of all ages.
Six months of book reviews. Have we helped you find your next read? You can now find a list of all of the books that have been reviewed here. Help us add to that list!
Six months of silly posts. Remember my Valentine’s Day post on books and tea? Or Izzy’s list of ten reasons bookworm life is tough?
Six months of thought-provoking personal essays. Check out Andrew’s post on Neruda, and Samantha’s struggle against the e-reader.
Six months of cool, practical advice. Alyson’s Reading for Teachers is full of little gems. Shauna’s recent post on public speaking and promotion is great, too.
Some of us attended the first ever BookCon in New York City, and that inspired us to write a whole slew of recaps.
I should also mention that Gabriele has written enough posts to fill a book, and I am eternally grateful to her for that. Gaby, thank you for everything you’ve done to help me make this little dream blog of mine successful. I know all of our readers love your posts, which are always so full of excitement and character. Never stop writing, and never stop reading! You rock.
More recently: we’ve started featuring interviews, which I hope you find interesting and entertaining. We joined Instagram, where you can follow us for book-ish photos. For those of you who use Bloglovin, you can follow us there and never miss a post! I’m hoping that the Anatomy of a Bookshelf series gets some more attention in the next few months – show off your bookshelves!
Thank you, everyone, for reading BiblioSmiles! I hope the posts have made your days a little brighter. I hope they’ve inspired you to pick up a book and read, whether it be fiction, nonfiction, a graphic novel, or a magazine; words are beautiful things.
While I wish I could invite all of you to celebrate and have a drink with me this weekend, my apartment is just not big enough! So I wanted to give one reader the opportunity to win a little treat I picked up just for you: one of my favorite tote bags from the Strand Book Store. And who knows – maybe there’ll be some extra goodies stuffed inside!
You can enter via the Rafflecopter link below. The giveaway is open worldwide, and it will run for two weeks, until August 22nd.
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Thanks again – happy reading!
Danielle Villano is the editor of BiblioSmiles, and she is really glad you’re here. Learn more on the About page. Tweet @daniellevillano.