Saturday, 10 April 2010

Happy Birthday Moi! And other celebrations...

I never remember the exact date I started this blog, but when I checked yesterday I discovered... it's today! Three years old today - that calls for a stock picture of balloons, wouldn't you say?


Agreed. As always on celebratory blog occasions, I want to go all mushy and say thank you to everyone who reads Stuck-in-a-Book, for all the wonderful bloggers making the Blogosphere such a fun and rewarding place to be, and especial thanks to those lovely people who have sent me emails over the years filled with general niceness. Always a highlight for me. Oh, and thank you authors and publishers for keeping me stocked up on books! Thanks all round, basically. Oh, and UK Bloggers - there's still time to join us on the 8th May for a UK Bloggers Meet Up (and to tell your friends to email me about it) - final details will be going out sooooon.

So, 795 posts later (which is actually only 265 a year, by my quick calculation, which means I have a hundred idle days each year) I'm enjoying blogging more than ever, and especially - check out this seamless link - events like yesterday's Sceptre Bloggers Event.

I read enviously of all the bloggers heading off to the Headline event, so was delighted to be invited by one run by Sceptre - where I had the pleasure of seeing Karen/Cornflower and Claire/Paperback Reader again, as well as meeting other bloggers, several authors, and the lovely people who work at Sceptre (who, like the good people of Bloomsbury, made me realise I will never be stylish enough to work in publishing. Or perhaps even to live in London.) They were all very welcoming, friendly, AND gave me a goody bag of books - they know the way to a blogger's heart. Oh, and I share my blog birthday with little Scarlet and Stanley, twin son and daughter of Jocasta, Sceptre's deputy publisher. Happy birthday, S & S, hope it's as sunny in London as it is in Oxford! Cue another (rather sweet) free stock image:


The authors in attendance were Emma Henderson, Natasha Solomons, and Ned Beauman - whose respective books Grace Williams Says It Loud, Mr. Rosenblum's List, and Boxer Beetle are all coming out this year. The only one I've had to read so far is Ned Beauman's Boxer Beetle - completely not my sort of book, and yet I thought it was brilliant. It's not out til August, so I'll write more about it later in the year, and I'm hoping to snare an interview with Ned B before he becomes too rich and famous to appear on a humble blog... I predict big things!

So, more thank yous to the lovely people at Sceptre - and for Claire for rescuing me when I got lost wandering around London. I'm off to enjoy the sunshine...

25 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I've only just found this blog, but I'm enjoying the posts so far. Keep up the good work.!

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  2. What fun! What fun! Happy blog Birthday to you - loved the second "stock" photo, which will prompt a further, "Many happy returns on the day," as Pooh and friends would say.

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  3. Congratulations on your blogiversary! It is always lovely to see people are still enjoying blogging even after several years.

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  4. Congratulations on keeping such an interesting weblog going for three years.

    Well done! DP

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  5. Congratulations on your blogversary! I do enjoy your blog so much!

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  6. Happy Anniversary! Yours was the first book blog I started reading, many months before I began blogging myself, and it's always a delight and an inspiration!

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  7. Happy blog day!! Have a fabulous celebration!

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  8. Happy Blogiversary. I was just thinking mine is around now and remembered to check when I saw yours. Mine is on Monday. So much has changed since we started but I'm glad you're still going strong!

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  9. Who can resist a teddy bear picnic? Happy Blog Birthday wishes, Simon! EM Delafield and you have taken me down a path of reading that has brought me so much happiness, thank you.

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  10. Happy three years o' bloggy joy! I really enjoy your enthusiasm and hope you continue on for years to come!

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  11. Happy Bloggy Birthday to you!

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  12. Happy blog birthday! And, once again, great to meet you (with my Vulpes Libris hat on) yesterday :))

    Axxx

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  13. It's been a great past few years and I look forward to many many more to come! Yours is highly esteemed, dearheart!

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  14. Happy blog birthday, Simon! It was wonderful to share such a fun afternoon with you.

    I've been hoping today that Stanley and Scarlet were having a lovely birthday (they certainly had the weather for it) and that Scarlet wasn't stealing all of the mini eggs.

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  15. Happy Belated Blogiversary. Mine was in Jan but I forgot about it and as it had passed figured I would just skip it. Your London event sounds like great fun and I expect I would not be fashionable enough either to attend or live in London either. But one can dream! :)

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  16. Happy (belated) blog-birthday! Yet another family 'double' date (ask me!)
    Since I was born and brought up in London, does that make me intrinsically stylish? Oh dear! I'm not sure I was even a stylish baby :)

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  17. Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy reading Stuck in a Book very much!

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  18. Happy Blog Birthday! I gave you an award on my blog today!
    http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/04/another-blog-award.html

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  19. Happy blog birthday, keep up the good work!

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  20. Congrats on 3 years! My 6 month is next weekend, my little blog is growing up. :)

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  21. Happy (belated) birthday, Simon! Yours was one of the very first book blogs I ever read, and I'm delighted to find we share a birthday!

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  22. Belated happy blog birthday, Simon!! I read your post during the readathon and wasn't able to comment, but went back to it now. Wish you many more years of blogging!! :D

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