I literally almost missed doing this post and acknowledging that Cindy’s Love of Books is actually turning 6 today.
I went back over the past 6 years to see my other posts from this date and it looks like a few are missing which I find really strange so I am going to have to try and track those ones down to put in.
As I sit here writing this post I am still amazed that I am actually still doing this. So many blogs have come and gone during this time .
I have to admit though at times I didn’t think I would continue. If you are a blogger you know exactly what I mean, its alot of work maintaining a blog with doing reviews and trying out new things. At times I have thought of throwing the towel in and just go about life but I can’t, I love my blog.
Over the past six years I have been blessed with meeting so many great bloggers in real life at meet ups or at BEA.
Speaking of BEA. I have been lucky enough to attend 3 (2010, 2012 and 2013) and visit one of the most amazing cities I have ever been too, NYC. I can never get tired of the hustle and bustle of city. Every year there is always a special memory that makes me remember that trip. Like the first year the Montreal group we went in saying okay we aren’t going to look like tourist and we blended in until the last day when Tina and I got lost well needless to say we whipped out that map to try and find out where we were.
The second trip since it was only Tina and I going, I was on the hunt for roommates and I ended up with three fantastic bloggers and needless to say that was a memorable trip. What happens in NYC stays in NYC 🙂
Then finally my last trip which I thought was possibly the last trip wouldn’t be because I got to hang out and room with a blogger I have been following for a long time, Sheila. It was so nice to hang out with Sheila (I am sure I drove her bonkers at time). I just have to say what you see online is what you get in real life.
I have my fingers crossed that I will be able to attend BEA 2015 since it will be the last time its will be in NYC before it moves to Chicago the following year (2016). So if you are planning on going or thinking of going and might possible be looking for a roommate please let me know…
Through blogging I have gotten to know so many wonderful bloggers the Montreal Ladies, Kate, Kim and Kelly (awesome roomies) Kathy, Sheila, and the list goes on and on.
I have gotten to work with so many publishing houses, publishers and reps. I have been lucky and gotten to meet them in real life Chris, Paul, Nikole, Miriam and the list goes on and on as well.
Over the past 6 years my reading has changed drastically as well and discovered so many fantastic books and authors and genres I must admit that I might not have read on my own. With that my TBR has increased drastically and my home is filling up with books.
Over the past year or two I have also had the chance to do other things and attend events that aren’t solely based on just books and for those I am grateful because I would love to incorporate some of my other interests into my blog. So if there is anything you would like to see please let me know.
Finally I don’t think I could be where I am without you guys. I appreciate all the time you put into commenting and I have been working on really going back to commenting on your blogs. At times I admit I thought no one was reading but I realize you are so for that I truly appreciate that.
So to show my appreciation: