Monday, September 10, 2012

Books and Sensibility One Year Blogaversary


Sweetapolita's Bakery Style Vanilla Cupcakes

Let me preface this by saying I remember a moment when I was around 14 years old  in Borders buying a book for a road trip. I remember looking through the YA shelves and thinking about how sad I was going to be when I was an "adult" and couldn't read YA anymore.

The first banner !
Fast foward 8 years later when I first came up with the idea to start a blog because I wanted to post my thoughts on Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones series. I started the blog and posted some articles on the recent YA book phenomena thinking no one would ever read it and that I was  being so original.

Then Kat told me about a call to promote  book blogs at , a popular bookish tumblr. We were lucky enough to be one of the first 15 blogs to get a shout out ! (PS. Just realized Alexa Loves Books is also on there and I would later meet her in line at BEA, what are the chances ?)

I clicked around on Novels Days  and then started exploring her scrolling side bar, then I joined  the Book Blog Ning where I learned about book memes and publishers. Let me tell you, I had no idea that such a community existed and since then it has been a never ending journey. I was flabbergasted by all the book blogs waiting to be explored on Waiting on Wednesday and In My Mail Box. Suddenly my non-existent bookshelf became a toppling TBR pile.

If you would have asked me a year ago if I thought I would be going to a NYC book conference, trekking  to book signings and meeting with other book lovers I would have never believed it.

Despite the drama and controversy the book blogging community, it has a lot to offer and is one I’m happy to be apart of it. Here is to another year !

Thanks to all the followers, readers, fellow bloggers and publishers who have helped make this a year to remember. Here is to many more.

Most Inspiring Book Blogs
These are a mix between the first blogs I started following  and continue to read today and those who I hope to stick around and learn more from.

My Favorite Post
We all have those good, bad and ugly book post Here is a list of some of my favorite ones from Books and Sensibility


  1. Congrats on the big first year of blogging! I loved hearing about the back story and I'm wishing you many more successful years :)

  2. Oh, YAY! Congratulations on making it this far. May you have many more happy days ahead. Okay, that sounded sappy, but I meant it. It was a pleasure to meet you at BEA, and to see you in NoVA at book signings. Happy blogging anniversary!

  3. Thank you, it's been a lot of work !

  4. Thank you ! It was awesome to meet you as well !

  5. Thanks ! Your blog is one that has been an inspiration to me.

  6. Thank you, I wish the same to you !

  7. Happy one year anniversary! I'm so happy that we met (by a twist of fate) at BEA in a line. It's so cool that we were on a list together even before we met. Here's to many many more years of blogging ahead of us ;)


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