Today is Traveling With T’s blog birthday! 5 years ago, I started this hobby. I started it as a way to curb my online shopping habits and honestly, I did not know what to expect. I just wanted something fun to do, a place to talk about books and other things. 5 years ago I never expected to be where I am today, but here I am.
I’ve been to BEA twice (2014 and 2015). I’ve met Kate White. Alafair Burke. Mary Higgins Clark. Ann M. Martin. I’ve been mentioned in the acknowledgement sections of books (Thanks Jenny Milchman and Stephanie Evanovich!) I even was a character in a book this year (thanks Allison Leotta!) I’ve met tons of authors at the local bookstores (Turnrow Books, Square Books and Lemuria Books).
I’ve read lots of books. Some years, I have read more. Some less. I’m expanding into audio books. I heart my Kindle so hard.
I’ve nurtured relationships. Walked away from others that were not fulfilling. It’s not always easy, but I’ve worked hard to be ME, to keep my voice, to “You do you”.
Today, I was looking back at some old posts about my blog birthday and I found these 2 posts (What I’ve learned about Blogging in 2013 and A Million and 1 Ways To be a blogger). And while the blog has evolved since 2013, I still feel that it’s great advice!
But enough about me!
It’s my blog birthday, but YOU get the presents! It’s my way of saying THANK YOU for sticking with me all these years, for sharing my posts, my giveaways, for making me log in to Twitter and Facebook and have reasons to smile. You people are amazing and I am so glad you take time to read my blog. Infinite x’s and o’s!
As you know, if you’ve even read this blog for a minute, I love book signings! So, over the course of 2016, when I went to a signing- I picked up books (all signed by the authors!)
This year, I was able to see Julie Cantrell, Ariel Lawhon, Julia Claiborne Johnson, Anton DiSclafani, and Mary Alice Monroe.
Now on to the part you really want to hear about: THE GIVEAWAY.
Each author signed books for me at their signing- so…
I have 1 copy of The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell.
I have 1 copy each of The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress and Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon.
I have 1 copy of Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson.
I have 1 copy each of The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls and The After Party by Anton DiSclafani.
I have 1 copy each of The Summer Girls, The Summer Wind, The Summer’s End and A Lowcountry Wedding by Mary Alice Monroe.
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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T