In July 2014, I decided two things. 1) I was actually going to start writing a book like I’ve been saying for years, and 2) I was going to start a book blog, to keep me inspired. So I set up this blog, created a twitter account, and joined Goodreads. I think I can safely say that these are 2 of the best choices I have ever made.
Excited as I was, I could never have imagined just how amazing an experience this would be, and how many wonderful people I would ‘meet’. I’m so thankful to all of you for your wonderful support and friendship.
And, most excitingly of all, on November 30th 2014, I completed the first draft of my first book. Words cannot describe the feelings of accomplishment and pride (and relief!) that came with writing those two little words: The End.
So, here is my yearly round up for 2014, or at least the latter half of it.
Books read: 72
Pages read: 19,531
Blog Posts: 131
Most Emotional Read: Pieces of You, Ella Harper
This book had me in tears within the first few pages – it is both beautiful and tragic.
Funniest Read: Love, Lies & Lemon Cake, Sue Watson
This was my first Sue Watson read, and I quickly fell in love with her laugh-out-loud writing.
Favourite Series: The Gingerbread Cafe books, Rebecca Raisin
The Gingerbread Cafe books are simply delightful, with some of the loveliest and warmest characters I’ve read about.
My Favourite Book of 2014: Love Me For Me, Jenny Hale
Probably the most perfect book I’ve ever read. Genuine, sincere and simply wonderful.
So, all in all, a pretty amazing year! Thanks again for all your kindness and support so far, and here’s to a wonderful and prosperous 2015.