Happy New Year!! and thanks


I wanted to thank everyone involved with my love of reading for the most amazing year and hope that this new year proves to be better yet. I hope that I can devote more time to my blog and my beloved books that bring me much comfort and joy and that I get to meet more inspiring authors and generous readers this coming year.
This past year was very difficult for my mother was quite ill and spent a majority of the year in the hospital. Because I had a full time job that was located hours away from my mother I had to travel many hours and spend alot of time caring for her and neglecting the things that gave me much pleasure, such as reading and my blog. I hope that with this new year I will be able to dedicate more time to my blog and am looking into change a few things in the future.
So, here is to a new year. May everyone have a prosperous and joyful one and thank you for following me.
Nancy

3 comments on "Happy New Year!! and thanks"

Cass (Words on Paper) wrote: January 1, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Happy New Year to you too!

I've always loved your blog, and hope to continue following for 2011. :) I'm always amazed by your graphics.


Aleksandra wrote: January 2, 2011 at 1:49 AM

Happy New Year :)


Wrighty wrote: January 4, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Thank you for all you do with your amazing blog. I don't have a full time job, or travel and I don't do half as much on my blog! I always find such great info here and also have received some terrific books. I hope this year is much easier for you and your family and that you get more time for yourself. Best wishes for a happy, healthy new year! :)

Love the mermaid!


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KIM CULBERTSON and CATHERINE LINKA
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LAUREN OLIVER and JANDY NELSON
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Wednesday, October 15 @ 7pm

CORY DOCTOROW and JEN WANG

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MARIE LU
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Thursday, October 16 @ 6pm

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