Sunday, July 22, 2012

Intro Post to 3 Year Blogging Celebration


I can't believe its only been a short three years I've been blogging.  Really.  The people; authors, bloggers, and publishers -- everyone I've met over the last three years, and still meeting, are AMAZING!  I love being on here these days, and when I'm not here I miss you all!  You are the reason I'm still here, along with the amazing tales that are told by the authors that I feel a driving force to share with everyone that may not have heard of the book and could enjoy it as much as I have or more.

In communing with you all I have grown as a person to love more books than I would have thought I ever could have.  I've been introduced to all sorts of new ways of stories.  And meet new authors and their books I would never have heard of before.  This is the place to be in this time of age.

If you're new and stopping by, I do all the normal things book bloggers do; review my reads, share teasers, and tidbits about the books so you have an idea of what they are about, like, and if you might want to pick it up.  That is my goal, now.  When I started this was a way to log my reads and chat with friends.  Now.  Now I enjoy sharing the amazing reads I find with all of you who haven't heard of them yet, and chatting away with you and the authors about them.  I also try to share books I have waiting for me here (darn time!) and books yet to be released, ones you may not realize (as there are times I miss there are books coming) are on the horizon.

I've even come into "new" (well, new to me, but have been around for some time) ways of stories.  Novellas, which I've grown to love as they are quick reads to get my fix in a world I miss.  There are Podcasts.  Oh my!  I've gone all into these with my post to come of Top Podcasts, but dang I love listening to Podcasts over Audiobooks.  See, I get lost in Audiobooks.  My mind wonders as I don't feel they are attention grabbing for me.  But Podcasts...yeah!  They grab hold of my ears and don't let go.  The sound effects and voices that go with these are what hold me right there wanting and waiting anxiously for more.  Maybe its the people, but I've found the RIGHT PEOPLE to listen to.

This week.  This week is a celebration of the three years I've been here.  I have scheduled Top 5 posts for Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Fantasy, Podcasts, and Novellas.  These top posts will only be for the last year of blogging, as I started doing this last year and it works out rather well.  Then I have 4 Giveaways set up through out the week.  So keep stopping back.

**Note:  As I worked up these posts I realized, and you will see, names ~ authors ~ repeat from last years posts (as the series go on) and in these posts.  They are names well worth repeating and following their series' through.  I love when series keep on being amazing to love each book as they go.  A great sign the series are catching with each book.

22 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Melissa, on hitting three years! It's a great accomplishment. Can't wait to see what you have listed in your Top 5 posts. =)

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    1. Thank you Jenn!! :D I do hope you enjoy all the posts this week. :)

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  2. Hearty congratulations Melissa, here's hoping to many many more :)

    Mihir

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    1. Mihir, Thank you!! And looking forward to many more with all you great people here.

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  3. Congrats Melissa! I'm glad to have know you since the begining. I had my three year anniverary this week too. It just doesn't seem all that long ago does it.

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    1. Ryan, thank you! And in truth, YOU are the reason I started blogging, so I owe you more than you know. :) Thank you!!

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  4. Yay! I love stopping by your blog as you always have so many diverse and interesting things to share with everyone. Here's to many more years of excellent blogging!

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    1. Thank you StephanieD! I try to have a variety here, and glad to hear its working. :) Thank you! And plan on many more years of blogging with you and all the many great people out here. :)

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  5. I'm so happy for you! And I'm happy I found you because you're an amazing person and I love what you do. Can't to see all the things you'll post!!

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    1. Thank you Melliane! And I'm so glad you found me as well. lol. It's wonderful visiting your amazing blog as well. :) Hope you enjoy the week!

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  6. Happy blogoversary Melissa!! :)

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  7. Yay
    *goes crazy with confetti and chocolate cake*
    Keep it coming :)

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    1. Thank you Blodeuedd!! Love the confettie and the chocolate cake!! :D

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  8. YaY! Happy Blogoversary!! Now pass that cake that B brought!

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    1. Thank you Melissa (Books&Things)!! Oh, I was suppose to share the cake.....

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  9. I'm so proud of you and so glad we have become blogging friends!!! Congrats!

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    1. Michelle @ Oh! For the Love of Books, Hey! Thank you!! And so glad to have found you out here as well. :D Thank you!

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  10. 3 years is such a fantastic achievement, Melissa! Big congrats and huge hugs! You are fabulous and so is your blog! x

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    1. Thank you Kara-karina!! and thank you for the wonderfully kind words. :) Its been great meeting amazing people, like yourself, out here. :) Take care!

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