As my kids' Spring Break was winding down and the house-guests were catching flights, I came to a stunning realization... YA Litwit has officially been up for a year! That's right, two days ago, YA Litwit quietly turned ONE and I missed it!
When I started this blog, I did it for one reason, and one reason only... I needed an outlet for my constant ramblings and ravings about the books I read. My husband and kids were getting sick of hearing about YA books, and most of my friends aren't huge readers. I created YA Litwit with the full expectation that nobody would read it; I never dreamed it would grow to be what it is today, and I never in a gazillion years thought it would happen in only a year! Thank you to all of you who take the time to read my posts! It means so much!
The YA book blogging community is one that I am so proud to be a part of! I cannot properly articulate the respect I have for everyone in it! The time spent and dedication to it is astounding! I feel immense gratitude toward all of the veterans who freely pass along tips and encouragement to newbies, and to all the publicists who are willing to take a chance, and send us books. The authors are brilliant and so down-to-earth! It takes true talent for adults to write books that teens can relate to, and I think the YA community has the best of the best! I know I'm being gushy here, but I can't say enough great things... Having this blog gives me sense a fulfillment that I don't get elsewhere, and it wouldn't be possible without these other people who share my passion!
Anyway, here's to my belated 1st blogoversary! Keep your eyes peeled for some sort of celebratory gesture in the upcoming days! Until then... HAPPY READING!!