Monday, February 3, 2014

Reads All The Books Birthday

Where to even start?  Wow!!!

I can't believe the day is finally here.  While it seems like this has all happened relativity quickly, the fact is the idea for this blog has been hovering around in the back of my mind for several years now.  It took the push of my dear friend Tracy who told me to "turn my someday into today" and to Lisa from Lisa Julia Photography (, who took the amazing photographs.  I kid you not I squeeeeeed like the fan-girl I am when I saw them. To Amy who worked behind the scenes and over the phone, pointing me in the right direction, fixing things I messed up, and making sure I was ready for today. To Stephanie and Lisa R. who let me rattle on and offer amazing words of encouragement. Finally to my husband (I love you) who has stood quietly by, offering assistance when asked and occupying the girls, even during the Super Bowl, while I learn my way around this 'beast'.  I wouldn't be here without each of them and I owe them more thank you's than I will ever be able to repay. 

So what's this all about then?  Simply, it is about my love of books and my desire to share that love with all of you.  There is a lot out here in the blogging world that is scary and I continually pushed my thoughts to do this aside out of my fear of failure or of the criticism that might come my way.  But not that long ago I woke up in the middle of the night, the name of my blog on the tip of my tongue and my friends words "turn your someday into today" in my mind and I knew now was the time.  What ever happens I did this for me, I am doing this in hopes of inspiring others to read, inspiring them to branch out into other genres, and to help so many amazing authors continue to do what they love, write for us, their readers! 

I do hope you will take a bit of time and look around.  Scroll down and check out three of my favorite books from this last year and enter the drawing to help me celebrate Reads All The Books Birthday.  Thank you for stopping by, get some tea, take a seat, and I hope you enjoy your visit, I am so happy to have you here!


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