2017 is nearly at an end and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support and for reading my blog. Earlier in the year I wrote a post about why I started Bookliterati Book Reviews, and the problems I had faced with my health and how the blog was helping me cope. I never expected my blog to take off as it has and it has meant a lot to me that so many of you have contacted me and supported me.
Writing the blog has also given me the opportunity to make new friends, online and in person. As part of a Facebook group I organised a meeting in April for authors and readers in the Newcastle area, it was such a success that we had another meeting in October and have our third in February. As a result of this I set up a group for authors and readers in the North East, a place for people to connect and find out about local bookish events. This has grown and we now cover the North of England, from Leeds up to the Scottish Boarders. A few also meet for coffee on a regular basis; this has been a life line to me as I am can’t go out much and have been very isolated.
Over the past year I have read a lot of wonderful books from many different genres, I posted my top ten of the year earlier in the month, and I have to say it was a very difficult process. I have also, through my A Life in Books, been privileged to interview a lot of authors. The stand out ones have to be my interview with Lucinda Riley, whose Seven Sisters’ series is just going from strength to strength. From A Life in Books I was also honoured to have Marina Fiorato take part, she is one of my favourite historical fiction authors. I have also had to opportunity to connect with many more of my favourite authors on Twitter, I have been star stuck on a few ocassion.
So, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the authors for their time, the publishers for sending me some brilliant books to read, the blogging community for the support over the last year, and most importantly to you, my followers and readers. It means the world to me if just one person reads a book that I have reviewed and recommended and enjoyed it. All your follows, shared and comments are very much appreciated, without you there would only be my family reading my reviews.
I will now take a break until the New Year and will be back with reviews of some of the wonderful books due out next year. So, thank you again and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year