This week's BookApp post has been postponed till next week because...
One year ago today I started this blog. I can't believe it's been so long! And yet, I can't believe it's only been a year at the same time. I can't seem to remember what life was like before this blog(wow, why do I sound like a bad cliché?). At first, I was so nervous. What is no one read it... What if no one liked it... What if I couldn't stick to it...(by the way, you readers are the reason I did stick to it. Seems like Christmas really was a kickoff point for me sticking a little closer to it) What if.. What if... But now, there is no what if. It's only, what can I get into next. You may have noticed that about a month ago I jumped face first into the world of book blog memes. I've had my first author interview (still a highlight, such a major step). I've had authors contact me to read their books. I have followers! Which is amazing. A big thank you to all of you. And to all of you who read my blog but never wound up following, you matter too! Thanks for being there as my style expanded, as my shy one-line points grew into almost paragraphs. I can't believe the incredible journey this blog has taken me on. A year ago I could never have imagined any of this happening. And in case you've been wanting to take the leap, but you're afraid to, I want you to know that this has been one of the most transformative things I've ever done. It's pushed me out of my comfort zone so many times, but now I can say that my zone is just that much bigger. It's even changed the way I read books. Now I have stars floating around in my head while I'm reading ;)
Okay, now that my sappy "this is the best thing ever to happen" speech(which was much MUCH longer than I expected, so kudoz to you if you actually read the whole thing. I'm impressed!), here's the prize. The only rule is you need to live in the US.
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Link to Lydia's Charm review
Here are the pictures. The front cover. The inside flap thing-a-ma-bob (forgive my horrible description powers) and a picture of the pretty pages from the center of the book. This book has quite a few Amish recipes too. In case you ever want to try some of the foods featured in this book. Also, the pictures aren't the greatest quality. Sorry about that.