Whew, how did I get here? 200 posts plus numerous cat pictures later, and I’veReadThis is still going strong, thanks to you guys, my readers. When I first began this blog, I had just left my job in the publishing industry, and was desperate to keep ties to the book community I knew and loved. But what I didn’t know was that I was about to step into the even bigger, more interactive community known as book blogging.giphy

Just to recap how this site has grown, I decided to take a look back at what I’ve been up to for the past three years. Aside from posting reviews and getting to know you book-loving folks out in the blogosphere, I‘ve had the pleasure of participating in a few radio programs where I got to ‘talk books’ to an even bigger audience, which was a TON of fun (and quite a bit more challenging, when you can’t use the delete button on your keyboard to erase something you regret saying!). And now, I regularly review books from the following publishers: Penguin Random House of Canada, House of Anansi Press, Simon and Schuster Canada, Hachette/Little Brown, Aksashic Books, Freehand Books, and many other small, independent presses. My foray into author interviews hasn’t been extensive, but I’ve loved my experiences so far, and hope to do others soon (hit up my contact page if you’re interested). Participating in book tours has also been part of my learning curve, but again, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.

Cleave even used some authentic WWII stamps when he signed it-I watched him do it!
Cleave even used some authentic WWII stamps when he signed it-I watched him do it!

So to reward you, dear reader for making your way through that paragraph of bragging above, I’m doing a giveaway! I’ve got a (SIGNED!!!) advanced reading copy of Chris Cleave‘s latest novel Everyone Brave is Forgiven, and a Tom Dixon etched metal bookmark, all the way from Germany (seriously, I lugged this thing with me through my month-long travels specifically for this purpose), just ready to be shipped to the winner of this contest. All you have to do is comment on the post below. One week from today, I’m going to count up all the comments in total, and draw a number to determine the winner. I’ll contact you directly to let you know you’ve won, and ship you the prize to your doorstep. Oh, and you can only comment once you sneaky buggers.

So thanks again for being a part of my blogging and book reading journey-please keep in touch!

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