Today marks one year since we fired up this blog and reviewed our first book. Over time the blog has expanded to cover random thoughts and happenings in our lives, but the main focus is still books. Our hope was to share our new-found love of reading together and encourage others to do the same. We're both lifetime readers, but sharing a book by taking turns reading aloud was a new found joy. Since Oct. 2, 2009 we have shared fourteen full-length novels and four novellas. Our goal for 2010 was one per month and we are at ten so far, one ahead of the game.
In honor of our first year of reading together we invite you all to stop by our house and select the book of your choice from our overcrowded shelves to help us thin down our library. But seriously folks, we do want to thank you for stopping by on occasion. We love all the friends we've made in the blog world. Even though you don't hear much directly from Dave, believe me, he's skulking in the background keeping up on everything.
We renew our challenge that we made back in January: Find someone special, and read together. Take turns reading aloud, read to someone with a visual impairment, read a school-assigned book with your teen, volunteer to read to nursing home residents. If you aren't comfortable reading aloud, pass the book between you, with each of you individually reading a chapter or chosen number of pages at a time. However it works for you - the idea is to be involved in the story simultaneously. And then discuss what you're reading. For every book you share, stop here and leave us a comment to enter in the prize drawing.
Thanks for making our first year so enjoyable. Ya'll come back now, hear?