Five years ago, I took a tentative step into the book blogosphere, and wrote my first “under construction” post. Three months later, Teresa joined me as my co-blogger, and the real Shelf Love was born. Since then, we’ve enjoyed a wonderfully rewarding five years of sharing our reading lives with you. We’ve done challenges, readathons, and double-dog dares; we’ve done Sunday Salons and interviews; we’ve attended conferences and unconferences; we’ve appreciated book bloggers and libraries and favorite authors. We’ve expressed our gratitude to our readers, those who have been with us for all five years and those who are just stopping by for the first time today. But most of all, we’ve written about the ups, downs, and in-betweens of what we’ve read. This blog has enriched our lives in ways we couldn’t have anticipated five years ago, and we hope to go on writing it for many more years!
For the blogiversary, we thought we’d have a little fun and do two things to open the conversation. First is a Q&A session. Ask anything you like, and as long as it isn’t really impertinent, we’ll answer! Fire away — it doesn’t even have to be about the blog! Second is your chance to recommend a book you adore. Teresa and I will look over the recommendations and choose one of them to read together and review. We love so many of your blogs, we are really looking forward to this portion of the program.
Thanks again to everyone for a fabulous five years!