Received an email today that I made the 2013 Top Ten Blog for Book Lovers at Story Cartel! I have to say I am truly honored. May sound stupid, but when it comes to very public things, I don't mind being in the background. In my high school drama club I always worked stage crew or lighting, important but unseen. So, it was a big decision to put myself out there and start up this blog. And then, as all my writer blog friends talked about the importance of writing truth (that's you Betsyites), I decided to just be very honest in everything I wrote here. I started to focus more solely on books, since they are, in the words of Anna Quindlen, "the plane, and the train, and the road....the destination, and the journey....home." However, because books speak to me on a personal level, this meant I would sometimes go beyond just a review and reveal feelings and thoughts to people I've never met! (Hence the name change to My Life in Books, which it truly is.)
So thank you to everyone who nominated me, those who have read and/or commented, and the folks at Story Cartel. I post my award image to the sidebar proudly, yet humbly. I hope to learn so much more in the coming year from my books, my readers, and living a writing life.