You guys! You guys! I’m so excited! 

One year ago:

My sister:
“Hey Jen. Maybe you should find a place to talk about books with people that actually care about books?”(Translation: No one on Facebook gives a damn about what you were reading this weekend!)

“Hey sis, I’ll look into that.”
(Translation: Why don’t my friends care about what I was reading this weekend?!?)

So, I started this blog. I needed a place to talk about books and I made my own space. I didn’t know if anyone would read my words or care about what I had to say.

Since then I have had THE MOST FUN! I’ve met the BEST bookish people. I’ve participated in the BEST bookish events.

Thank you so much to YOU guys. Thanks to the people who read this blog. Thanks to the people who chat with me on Facebook and Twitter. I knew my bookish people were out there. I’m so glad I’ve found you.

Now, to the fun stuff!

Redbery Books is a lovely independent bookstore in my neck of the woods. They have generously offered to sponsor a giveaway to celebrate one year of The Relentless Reader!

Up for grabs is a signed copy of Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks and a $20 gift card to Redbery Books! How awesome is that? Enter!

      a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for hanging out with me this past year. I hope you’ll stick around!

151 thoughts on “OMG! It’s my ONE YEAR BLOGOVERSARY!

  1. Congrats! Mine is coming up in August so I am starting to feel the same excitement you're experiencing! YAY!


  2. Congratulations, Jennifer. I love reading your blog and I'm surprised it's only one year old. Here's to many more years of blogging. Favorite book this year is the one I gave away in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop: The First Book of Calamity Leek by Paula Lichtarowicz.


  3. I have read so many good books this year…old and new. My favorite book that was released this year was Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell. An excellent historical mystery/thriller set in Victorian times.Happy one year, Jennifer! Book blogging has been such a rewarding experience for me. I'm so glad that you discovered it too. =O)


  4. Congratulations! Happy Birthday Relentless Reader!!! I have loved so many books this year that I just can't pick a favorite. Once again congrats! I look forward to my 1 year blog birthday, 11 more months to go. 🙂


  5. You've only been around for a year?! That's crazy! It feels like you've been around FOREVER! I am so happy your sister suggested you find a place to talk about books. You are one of my favorite bloggers. I hope you stay around for many years to come! 🙂 Happy blogiversary!


  6. Congratulations Jen! When this post came up in my feed I was looking at the title with bewilderment. I expected you to have been blogging much longer than that, you seem to have accomplished so much on your blog!It is great that you've found your place to talk to like minded people about books… I think many of us followers are thankful to your sister 😛My Book Bubble


  7. Okay – I did all the things I promised to do in my entry. Congratulations! I don't know what we bookish people would do without you. You are such a joy to share books with. Belle


  8. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! I am continually amazed at the size of your readership after only 1 year. You go, girl!!!Hmmm fave book of the year so far…really hard to choose! I'd say ONE of my faves is Michael Pollan's Cooked, but I have a hard time giving it a definitive #1 spot since I've read so many other good ones as well. 🙂


  9. Thank you Kelly! This has been such a GREAT year! I feel so embraced by this community 🙂 It's impossible to pick a favorite of the year. I don't think I could do it. How jerky of me to ask my readers to, ha ha!


  10. I am late to the party! I had technical difficulties when I made my attempt on your blogoversary. That being said, Happy Happy Blogoversary!! I'm so pleased I happened on to your site. It's one of my favorites and I am a \”regular\” here. The comment from your sister cracked me up. I can relate!! Love your Facebook posts also. Here's to another year!!


  11. Happy blogoversary! Glad you found your people. It is sad about Facebook, but at least you can talk as much as you want here, more than you ever could on Facebook, and we'll always listen 🙂


  12. Congratulations on your 1st year blog anniversary! How exciting! I love reading your posts. They always make me smile. 🙂 Here's to many more wonderful years of blogging!


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