Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Happy Blogoversary to Me


One year ago today, I was sitting in my office when I had an idea. 


I’d just gotten married, so with wedding planning out of the way, I had tons of time on my hands. 


 And, well, The Oprah Show was ending soon, so I knew I’d be starting a new job in the next year. New jobs = insanity. So, it was clearly the moment to take advantage of my newfound time and do something crazy. Like start a blog.

And there was clearly only one subject I'd write about...


 BOOKS! 

 Thus, AnnaReads.com was born. It’s been a year of...well, ups and downs.

But also a year of new friends.

 

A year of meeting authors. And then practically peeing my pants when said authors tweet or email me.

 

 Of course, it's been a year of books, books and more books. 


And a year of adventures.


(Certain people will kill me for posting this, but whatever, you can't fight the moonlight, ladies! And you also can't see your faces.)
A year of just generally goofing around.



And, best of all, a year of immersing myself in something I love and surrounding myself with people who care.

I cannot thank you enough for your support and love and enthusiasm. You’ve made my year.

  Anna Reads young adult book blog

PS: Thank you to everyone whose pictures I just unabashedly stole for this post. Smooches!
PPS: Yes, I am aware Tara is in, like, every single one of these photos.

38 comments:

  1. Awwe, that sounds like a fantastic year! Happy blogoversary, Anna!

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  2. Happy blogoversary girl. Love this post and congrats on an amazing year.

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  3. Happy blogoversary, Anna! And many more to come!

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  4. Happy blogoversary(: I love your blog!

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  5. Congratulations!!!! :) We are almost blogoversary twins except I was one year earlier. Mine is tomorrow! SO exciting. Congrats again. Here's to another year!

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  6. Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on a great year!

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  7. Oh Anna... I heart you SO MUCH. Finding your blog, having daily chats about whatever came to mind, and then finally getting to meet you face to face has been the BEST THING EVER. Happy 1 year my dear friend!

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  8. Congratulations on such a fabulous year!! :o) I say it all the time but your blog really inspired me to make my own ;o) Happy blogoversary!!

    Mickey @ imabookshark

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  9. Happy Blogoversary Anna!! It seriously boggles my mind that it has only been a year, but I'm very thankful that you decided to enter this crazy blogosphere. It certainly wouldn't be the same without you :)

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  10. Haha I am loving all of these pics, even if I am in most of them :)

    It's crazy to think that we've been chatting, running all over Naperville, and living it up in NYC together at BEA all in the last year now. Clearly I <3 you like whoa and looking forward to more codependency triangle fun in the future :)

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  11. Happy Blogoversary! :) Looks like book blogging has brought a lot more to your life than just reading! Looks like you've had a fabulous year.

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  12. Happy blogoversary, Anna! What an amazing year you had. Here's to more.

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  13. Happy blogoversary! Hope you have another amazing year (and more) coming up!

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  15. Happy blogoversary! I love all of the adorable photos.

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  16. Happy blogoversary! I love your blog!

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  17. Happy blogoversary! What a wonderful year you have had. :)

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  18. Happy Blogoversary, Anna! I am so, so glad you decided to start blogging! You're hilarious and I loved meeting you at BEA. Skype chats, twitter, LIFE wouldn't be the same without your face.

    Love your blog and you!

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  19. Happy Blogoversary! Looks like a great year. Ours is August 29th, sooo close. ;) Here's to another great year for you. :D

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  20. Happy happy happy blogoversary!

    May your next year be full of Marcus Fluties, 100,000 hits, great books, lots of kissing, cute boys, and Pinkberry!

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  21. Happy Blogoversay! Your blog rocks :)

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  22. How o-mazing is that?! So proud of you for spreading your wings and taping into your passion. You inspire me!

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  23. @Mercedesand CLEARLY I miss you as a copy editor

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  24. I've really enjoyed reading your blog! Here's to many more years! Happy Blogoversary!

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  25. Aw, cute pictures! Happy blogoversary, Anna! I hope the next one is even better. :)

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  26. Congratulations on your 1 year. Here's hoping for many more fab years ahead.

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  27. Happy Blogoversary Anna! I am so glad that you are part of this community! I can not wait to see what you can do with another year!

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  28. Happy blogoversary! This is one of mt favorite blogs :)

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  29. Congratulations! and let me extend a thanks right back to you! Because of you and your blog, I've gotten back into reading AND going to the library. Thanks for all your great reviews, vlogs, and stories from your life of reading.
    Looking forward to continued reading!
    SueT.
    San Jose, CA

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  30. In honor of your first blogaversary I am re-reading "Sloppy Firsts" and enjoying me some Marcus Flutie! So proud of you friend, keep up the reading!

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  31. oh happy bday for your blog <3

    this post is so awesome. it is so good to look back over all the highs and brilliant stuff that occurred b/c you started a blog :)

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  32. Yea you! So glad you started blogging :)

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  33. I am seriously late to this party of love, but well, I don't think I really need to say anything that you don't already know. You my lovely, are one of those people I am SO lucky to have met and to call a friend, even if you do live thousands of miles away ;) LOVE YOUR FACE. love this blog. and here's to many more chats about sexytimes. HURRAH.

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