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I almost forgot this blog turns six today. I never thought a project on a whim would slowly steering out of control and becoming a commitment. For six years, I have been thriving in silence, putting in words all my thoughts on the books I read. I didn’t start this blog to be competitive or to get free books, nor do I intend to be a famous blogger. It just makes my day when someone e-mails or leaves a comment saying he/she finds my reviews helpful. I love reading and I enjoy making public all the conversations in my head. Thank you all for coming by to read my bookish thoughts. A very special thank to the 149 subscribers who make the blog a part of your day. I’m not the most interactive blogger but I appreciate all your comments. As long as I read, this blog will continue.

Personally I resonate with a trusted circle of book bloggers with whom I share a common reading taste. Their opinions become my primary source of books to be purchased and read. That said, the diversity of interests is conducive to broadening a reader’s horizon—to read out of the comfort zone. I owe the many book bloggers for books that I otherwise would never have read. Thank you all for enlightening me in this regard.

21 Responses

  1. Happy Blogiversary, Matt! 🙂

  2. while I too love to hear from someone that they liked something I posted or found it helpful…I am not sure I want to make public all the conversations in my head.

    Congratulations on the anniversary!!

  3. Congratulations!! Six years is quite impressive, especially since it was started as a whim. I love your erudite thoughts and dedication. Here’s to another six years and more!

  4. Congratulations Matt! Your blog is still one of my favorites!

  5. Yours is one of my favorite blogs – and I mean that sincerely. I get so many wonderful book recommendations from your reviews. Congratulations on 6 years!

  6. Wow. Six years is pretty unbelievable. So glad you’re here, and that I found your blog two years ago. 🙂

  7. Happy 6 year Blogiversary Matt! I’ve been enjoying your blog since 2008 and am sorry I didn’t find it sooner. You’ve expanded my reading horizons and I always appreciate the insights you share about the books you’ve read. Here’s to another (at least) 6 years!

  8. Thank you for being one of the major influences on my choice of what to read next.

    In honor of the occasion, a new Stewart O’Nan book, The Odds, arrives in bookstores this week. Yes, some will call it a coincidence, but I don’t believe in those. I prefer to call it a mystical confluence of like minds, great spirits, lovers of books.

    Congratulations, Matt.

  9. “As long as I read, this blog will continue.”
    Now, that’s a commitment indeed….

    Congratulations on an impressive first 6 years! Here’s looking forward to the next 6 and more!! 🙂

  10. Congratulations Matt! Your blog has long been a trusted favorite of mine when it comes to books, even before I joined this community and started a book blog of my own. You’ve suggested so many terrific books that I have greatly enjoyed, so thank you for all of your efforts!

  11. Happy blogiversary, Matt! Your blog remains a trusted resource for me. 🙂

  12. Happy blogiversary! Glad you will be continuing to blog.

  13. Congratulations Matt. Your commentary for The Master and Margarita alone makes the blog a must read for me! Keep it up. Wishing you many more rewarding years as a book blogger.

  14. Big Milestone Matt! Will look forward to reading more of your insightful reviews moving forward. Congratulations.

  15. Congratulations. My blog is half your blog’s age and as long as we read, my blog will always be half of your blog’s age!

  16. Congratulations! I like reading non-norwegian blogs and yours a favorite of mine.

  17. Happy blogging birthday, Matt! Your blog was one that I first started following and I always admire your dedication and love seeing the types of books you read. You’ve added many books to my TBR over the years… so thank you for that!

  18. Happy belated blog birthday, Matt! Can’t imagine doing this book blogging thing without you!

  19. I know that this is a little late but congratulations on your blog’s birthday. I love it, check out many of your book recommendations and hope that you continue for many more years! Thank you.

  20. Congrats on 6 years and very happy to hear you have no plans of stopping. I really enjoy your thoughtful reviews and muses.

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