Friday, 1 January 2010

It is my blog's first birthday!

Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday Dear Serendipidy,
Happy Birthday to You.

Can you believe it has been a whole year since I started this blog and I think I managed to get three people to read it on that first post. I remember my first readers very clearly - Jen at Mommablogsalot and Vasilly over at 1330v. The other reader Jo, was a personal friend,so it was nice to have such friendly people around. You can see my first ever post here.

I have made some fantastic blogging pals, people who I seem to speak to every day, more than my own family! You all know who you are, I wouldn't be without you all and I thank you dearly for reading my blog and for expanding my reading world. Not forgetting some of my scrapping friends who regularly pop by and give me inspiration.

I have read books and authors that I would never have believed that I would enjoy; from Daphne Du Maurier to Oscar Wilde. I have fallen in love with the Victorian Gothic books as well as Young Adult books. I have read many more than I would normally have read. Never in a million years would I have believed I could possibly read 100 books in a year, but I have read them and gone well over that limit.

This year, I plan to read even more, but to branch out into new genres for me, as well as try to read more internationally. I intend to read graphic novels and ones classified as GLBT, both genres I don't normally venture into. I feel really excited by the new reading year and can't wait to get started.

My week of parties and buffets has come to an end, so I am raring to get on with this New Year.
Happy 2010 everyone, lets enjoy it together and make it fun.

29 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to start the year - happy bloggiversary Vivienne! I am fairly new to your blog but I just love stopping by and adding books to my list :)

    Wishing you many more years of book blogging ahead!

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  2. Happy blogoversary! I'm glad to have found your blog this year. :)

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  3. Happy blogoversary! May the new year bring you joy & many great new reads!

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  4. Congratulations!
    Happy Birthday!
    Happy New Year, too!

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  5. Yay happy Blogaversary!
    1 year wohooo!!!!!!
    here is to many more years, with great books and exciting new genres.

    I am happy to have stumbled upon your blog this year

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  6. Happy birthday dear blog, happy birthday to you. With best wishes for all the years yet to come. Didn't you do well, Vivienne? Health and happiness for 2010.

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  7. Happy blogiversary, Vivienne. Your blog's wonderful and I always enjoy visiting. Here's to many more years of blogging!

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  8. CONGRATS VIV...I've enjoyed your blog over the past year - keep up the good work.

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  9. Happy Birthday to your blog! I always enjoy reading your reviews and your family updates, etc. Here's to another good year! Happy reading : )

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  10. Happy Blogiversary - and I wish you many many more years of blogging and reading adventures!

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  11. I can't believe you've only been blogging for a year! Happy Blogiversary to you. I hope you have many more!

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  12. Happy Blogiversary! You are doing a great job! I hope your 2nd year is even better.

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  13. Happy Blogiversary and Congrats on hitting 100 books - that is crazy impressive!

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  14. Happy New Year and Happy Blog Birthday! I hope that you read a lot of fun books in 2010!

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  15. Happy birthday to your blog, Viv! I'm so glad we get to know each other through blogging and you're super! Here's many more of wonderful blogging years to you! :D

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  16. Happy New Year to you to Vivienne - and thank you for your kind comment on my most recent post. I look forward to a better 2010 - although the reading in 2009 was really good, thanks to bloggers like you and all your great recommendations!

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  17. Happy blogiversary! :D It sounds like you've had a GREAT first year of blogging; here's to your second being even better!

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  18. Wow!! I didn't realize you were just a year old. Happy blogoversary and happy new year.

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  19. Happy Blogoversary and Happy New Year! Wow, I've been noticing lots of people around the 'sphere who are at or just past one year! And you all seem so "professional" and have such wonderful content on your blogs!

    That's quite an accomplishment! Hope your second year is even greater.

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  20. Happy blogiverary! I can't believe it's been a year. Time has passed by so fast. I hope you have many more years of blogging.

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  21. Hi, Vivienne! Happy Blogoversary! Keep up the wonderful reviews!

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  22. Happy blogoversary and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I'm looking forward to continue following your blog :)

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  23. Happy Blog Birthday to YOU!!!!!
    That is so fantastic and so exciting. I read your blog all the time. I am so glad we are friends. Enjoy year two as much if not more. :)

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  24. Happy, happy blogiversary, Vivienne! I'm so glad you joined our community :D

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  25. Happy blogiversary Vivienne! Hope it's the first of many to come!

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  26. Happy Blogiversary! My first one is this weekend! We started at the same time! So cool! I love your blog and I hope that this time next year we are celebrating our second blogiversaries!!!

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  27. I'm so sorry I'm late but Happy Blogiversary! I'm so happy to have met you through the blogging community.

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  28. Happy Blogiversary!! I love reading your blog and thank you so much for reading mine. You have such great taste in books and everything. Your cupcake header always makes me drool when I visit :) Thanks!!

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