Welcome to The Novel Approach’s Six Year Blogiversary!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been six wild and wonderful years since I claimed this space on the interwebs. Time flies when you’re reading books, I guess, but let’s face it, would we have it any other way? I know, silly question… But take a moment to think about the sheer number of hours we spend reading. Can you name another more personal and solitary pastime you participate in that also makes you an honorary member of such a vast and diverse community of people? I mean, something you can do in public, anyway. 😉
I believe what we have here is pretty unique and special, if I do say so myself. 7,340 blog posts—many thousands of those reviews—tens of thousands of visitor comments, hundreds of thousands of site views, it’s been a long and glorious ride, and while I often think about my retirement from blogging, sometimes on a daily basis, I’m also not quite sure when the right time for that will be just yet. Part of me says soon, while there is a greater part of me that can’t imagine not being here and doing this every day. It is, as I often say, a labor of love, and it’s one I take a great amount of satisfaction in. Celebrating books and a common love of reading gives so many of us a place in the world that is truly ours—not as parents, nor spouses, nor partners, nor employees, but a fundamental part of what makes us who we are as individuals comes for our love of books, and I embrace that wholly and joyfully.
So, one more dive into the great big grab-bag of sentimentality, if you’ll indulge me, simply to offer a heartfelt Thank You. To readers and authors and tour promoters and to the TNA review team for making The Novel Approach everything it is. I couldn’t do this without any of you. 😊
And now, for the fun part, the giveaways!
In honor of this special day, I’ve got a few goodies up for grabs, so check out the Rafflecopter widgets to enter to win one of the following prizes: a $25 Gift Card at Dreamspinner Press, a $25 Gift Card at Riptide Publishing, a $25 Gift Card at Pride Publishing, or a $25 Gift Card at Amazon along with an e-copy of Michael Scott Garvin’s A Faithful Son and Aunt Sookie and Me.
Good luck and happy reading!
The Fine Print
*No purchase necessary to win
*Entrants must be 18 years or older to qualify
*All monetary prizes are list in US Dollars
*Winners will be notified by email and given 48 hours to claim prize(s). After 48 hours, the prize will be awarded to the 2nd place entrant
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