Blogging is an incredibly personal and vulnerable hobby. Throughout these two years I've learned so much, not only about books, but also about the publishing industry, writing, the world, and myself. Never did I dream I would embed myself so deeply into an online outlet, but I'd found a place that made me comfortable. I'd found a place that shaped me into a better person. I'd found a place that allowed me to connect with other readers, interact with publishers, and make friendships to last a lifetime.
Now on March 1st, 2016 it has been two years since I started A Perfection Called Books! This. Is. Surreal. Time flies, doesn't it?
APCB over 2 years:
419 GFC Followers
133 Email Subscribers
3,100 Twitter Followers
1,600 Facebook Likes
784 Bloglovin' Followers
404 Published Posts
Blogging Highlights:Discovering my love for debuts, #FAC16, ALA Mid-Winter, Philly book events, friendships, co-bloggers, blog design, APCB in book acknowledgments!!
Thank Yous:I have so many people to thank. First and foremost I want to thank my inimitable and sensational co-bloggers Mishma and Julia Anne. Thank you so much for joining APCB!! I'm forever thankful to share this blog with you, and I'm so proud to call you co-bloggers and friends. May we meet in person some day. <3
The blogging experience wouldn't have been the same without these wonderful people:
Kris, Britt, Jaime, Nori, Brittany, Zoe, Jess, Crys, Alyssa, Jen, Olivia, Xanie, Melissa, Nova, Jeann, Kaitlin, Karina, Nikki, Montana, Danielle, Shannon, Holly, Val, Amber, Nicole, Jamie, Alex, Jess, Katie, Mel, Faye, Aimee, AenteeJacquelyn, Mel, Cait, Tehlor, Ri, Amber, Jess, Meredith, Katie, Andye, Pili, Sarah, Kyra, Alise, Jillian, Kara, Hannah, Ava, Jess, Alexandra, Aila, Ella, Hannah, Anneqah, Grace, Rhea, Lizzie, Lisa, Sam, Alexa, Brittany, Damaris, Steph, Sue, Siiri, Olivia, Lauren, Charnell, Sophia, and many more.
Thank you for writing wonderful stories and inspiring me every day. I value your friendship and support so much:
Julie Eshbaugh, Roshani Chokshi, Heidi Heilig, Ashley Herring Blake, Katie Purdie, Erin Summerill, Janet B. Taylor, Emily Henry, Nicole Castroman, Romina Russell, Laura Tims, Stacey Lee, Stephanie Garber, Alwyn Hamilton, Marcy Beller Paul, Evelyn Skye, Bri Cavallaro, Ava Jae, Jess Cluess, Kathleen Glasgow, Shannon M. Parker, Mary E. Pearson, Nikki Kelly, Lee Kelly, Becky Wallace, Darcy Woods, Karen Fortunati, Adriana Mather
Thank you to the publicists and publishers we've worked with:
Macmillan, Bloomsbury, Tor, Penguin, Random House, Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, Hachette, Month9 Books, St. Martin's Press
To anyone who ever read this blog, left a comment, sent a nice tweet, shot me an email expressing your thoughts, your questions, your responses, thank you. You fill me with joy and happiness every single day.
A Message From Julia:
When Rachel asked me way back when last summer if I was interested in joining the blog, there was absolutely no hesitation when I immediately responded with a resounding YES! I was (and still am) a newbie blogger, but for some reason, she wanted me to join her APCB family. I've only been part of this wonderful blog for a handful of months, but I remain grateful and indebted to Rachel for granting me this opportunity. In a mere two years, Rachel has built up something anyone would want to be a part of. She has poured her heart and soul out into this blog, and it shows everyday through her never ending treasure trove of well-written posts. I wish I could take credit for some part of APCB's success, but this is totally all "Miss Perfectionist." Happy, happy blogoversary, Rachel, Mishma, and APCB! Cheers to another year of blogging with the both of you!
A Message From Mishma :
I was a half newbie blogger with only 5 months of blogging at my own blog Chasing Faerytales under my belt, when I was asked by Rachel whether I would be interested in joining her at A Perfection Called Books. I was unbelievably surprised, but didn't hesitate to say yes, as APCB is not only one of my favourite blogs ever, Rachel is also one of the sweetest and friendliest bloggers I've ever met, and it was a honour for me to share this journey with her. I've been part of the APCB family for seven months now, and there's never been a time where I've regretted making the choice to accept her request. Rachel has been an understanding, wonderful and amazing co blogger, and Julia and I have never been anything least of being completely at ease. And you, our lovely readers, thank you for welcoming me with open arms when I joined last year! Thank you Rachel and Julia for being amazing! This is a truly special day for all of us! Here's to many more successful years at A Perfection Called Books!
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