Thursday, 10 April 2008

Happy Birthday to me!


It was on April 10th a year ago, in the throes of Finals revision, that I impulsively decided to start writing a literary blog. I was immersed in Middle English (through no choice of my own) and needed a window into kinder literature; books on which I would not be tested. Though I did have some people to share book loves with, I knew there must be even more out there. And perhaps even some people who might want to know my 50 Books You Must Read But May Not Have Heard About...


That was the sketch from my very first entry - and it is more appropriate than ever.

It's been such a joy to have you all come by here over the past year. I don't think Stuck-in-a-Book will ever bring in thousands (I've trotted along at more or less the same, very nice, number of visitors for the past six months or so) but I've made so many friends amongst you. I shan't name you, but you know who you all are, I hope.

It's been a fun year, one of much change in my life - here's to Year Two!

As a birthday present to you all, and to myself, I've collected all the posts which are specifically book reviews, so that they can be found easily... rather than clutter up the column at the side, I shall instead place a link under the 'Home...' bit. That will link to a post which, in turn, links to all the reviews. Look out for it in the next couple of days!

13 comments:

  1. keep on the great job, dude! im following you here from brazil and its always oh so nice reading your feelings.... congrats.

    ps: i bet a lotta ppl love ur sketches like i do myself. what about collecting them all in one single section?

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  2. Happy happy birthday to you. It's been a pleasure meeting you both virtually and actually. And I very much look forward to reading your blog for years to come, and celebrating many more anniversaries.

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  3. Happy anniversary of blogging, Simon. Your blog, your interest in old books, your enthusiasm are so welcome in my world.

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  4. Happy birthday Simon. What a breath of fresh air your blog is. Looking forward to much, much, more!

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  5. Happy Anniversary, Simon. I enjoy reading your blog - it's one of the first I look for when I check out the new posts. Keep on with the good work.

    You're 2 days older than me - in blogging time that is!

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  6. All together now.. Happy Blogday to you, happy Blogday to you...tasteful volumes in ecru ..50 books we've not heard of .. happy blogday to you.

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  7. Happy Birthday! The first anniversary is the best, but here's to many more to come!

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  8. Congratulations, Simon, and thankyou for always providing a bright spot in the day as well as a great deal of interest.

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  9. Happy blogging anniversary, Simon. Your blog is definitely one of my favourites - always something of interest to read.

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  10. Happy Blog-iversary a day late! Times certainly flies, doesn't it.

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  11. Happy Birthday Simon. Always a treat to read your blog, thank you for all the effort. Hope you get a real (not virtual) cake.
    C.B.

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  12. Thank you all! So nice to have you here.

    Ber - thanks for asking - will answer your question in the next post!

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  13. Oh no - I missed your birthday when I was away and without reader! I feel so rude now. Happy first birthday to you and here's to many more!

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