I wanted to thank everyone involved with my love of reading for the most amazing year and hope that this new year proves to be better yet. I hope that I can devote more time to my blog and my beloved books that bring me much comfort and joy and that I get to meet more inspiring authors and generous readers this coming year.
This past year was very difficult for my mother was quite ill and spent a majority of the year in the hospital. Because I had a full time job that was located hours away from my mother I had to travel many hours and spend alot of time caring for her and neglecting the things that gave me much pleasure, such as reading and my blog. I hope that with this new year I will be able to dedicate more time to my blog and am looking into change a few things in the future.
So, here is to a new year. May everyone have a prosperous and joyful one and thank you for following me.
Nancy

3 comments on "Happy New Year!! and thanks"

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  1. Happy New Year to you too!

    I've always loved your blog, and hope to continue following for 2011. :) I'm always amazed by your graphics.

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  2. Thank you for all you do with your amazing blog. I don't have a full time job, or travel and I don't do half as much on my blog! I always find such great info here and also have received some terrific books. I hope this year is much easier for you and your family and that you get more time for yourself. Best wishes for a happy, healthy new year! :)

    Love the mermaid!

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Cass (Words on Paper) wrote:
January 1, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Happy New Year to you too!

I've always loved your blog, and hope to continue following for 2011. :) I'm always amazed by your graphics.


3 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you too!

    I've always loved your blog, and hope to continue following for 2011. :) I'm always amazed by your graphics.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you for all you do with your amazing blog. I don't have a full time job, or travel and I don't do half as much on my blog! I always find such great info here and also have received some terrific books. I hope this year is much easier for you and your family and that you get more time for yourself. Best wishes for a happy, healthy new year! :)

    Love the mermaid!

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We would love to see what you have to say :)

Aleksandra wrote:
January 2, 2011 at 1:49 AM

Happy New Year :)


3 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you too!

    I've always loved your blog, and hope to continue following for 2011. :) I'm always amazed by your graphics.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you for all you do with your amazing blog. I don't have a full time job, or travel and I don't do half as much on my blog! I always find such great info here and also have received some terrific books. I hope this year is much easier for you and your family and that you get more time for yourself. Best wishes for a happy, healthy new year! :)

    Love the mermaid!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Wrighty wrote:
January 4, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Thank you for all you do with your amazing blog. I don't have a full time job, or travel and I don't do half as much on my blog! I always find such great info here and also have received some terrific books. I hope this year is much easier for you and your family and that you get more time for yourself. Best wishes for a happy, healthy new year! :)

Love the mermaid!


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SEPTEMBER


SCOTT WESTERFELD
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, September 26 @ 7pm

SCOTT WESTERFELD
Copperfield's in Santa Rosa
Tuesday, September 27 @7pm

LISA McMANN
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

DAVID ARNOLD in conversation with JANDY NELSON

Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, September 28 @ 7pm

OCTOBER

LEIGH BARDUGO

Linden Tree Books in Lost Altos
Sunday, October 2 @ 4pm
(there are very specific rules for this event so please visit the link and check it out beforehand)

ANNE BISHOP
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Sunday, October 2 @ 7pm

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ

Kepler's hosted event at Redwood Shores Library
Wednesday, October 5 @ 7pm

RICHARD PECK
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Wednesday, October 5 @ 3pm

MICHAEL DI MARTINO in conversation with GENE LUEN YANG
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Monday, October 10 @ 7pm

LitQuake YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Panel: TIM FLOREEN, PARKER PEEVYHOUSE, TRICIA STIRLING, TRACI CHEE
The Sports Basement in San Francisco
Thursday, October 13 @ 7pm

MARGARET STOHL
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Friday, October 14 time TBA

KRISTEN CAST and P.C. CAST
Borderlands Books in San Francisco
Sunday, October 16 @ 3pm

MARIE LU
Mrs. Dalloway's North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library
Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30

MATTHEW KIRBY
Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, October 18 @ 7pm

MARIE LU

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 19 @ 7pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW
A Great Good Place For Books
Friday, October 21 @ 7pm

RACHEL COHN & DAVID LEVITHAN

NYMBC event Books Inc. in San Francisco
Saturday, October 22 @ 2pm

JENNIFER NIVEN, BRENNA YAVANOFF, TERESA TOTEN and KATHLEEN GLASGOW

Hicklebees's in San Jose
Saturday, October 21 @ 7pm

NYMBC Presents: KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Books Inc. Laurel Village in San Francisco
Tuesday, October 25 @ 7pm

JAY KRISTOFF, AMIE KAUFMAN, KIERSTEN WHITE, ARWEN ELYS DAYTON & JESSICA CLUESS
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, October 26 @ 7pm

NOVEMBER

SJ KINCAID Book Launch for THE DIABOLIC

Hicklebee's in San Jose
Tuesday, November 1 @ 7pm

JAY ASHER

Rakestraw in Danville
Wednesday, November 2 @ 7pm

TARA SIM book launch for TIMEKEEPER
Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 2 @ 7pm

JAY ASHER
Copperfields's in Petaluma
Thursday, November 3 @ 7pm

KRISTEN-PAIGE MADONIA, TAMARA IRELAND STONE
Books Inc. in Palo Alto
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

GORDON JACK

Kepler's in Menlo Park
Wednesday, November 9 @ 7pm

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