Happy 3 Month Anniversary to my Blog!

Today is the 3 month anniversary to my Love At First Book blog!  If this anniversary was for a real significant other, my blog would be expecting chocolates gripped by a cheesy teddy bear.

But alas, it’s a blog, not a person, so I felt like the best way to celebrate was to review my blogging journey so far!

First of all, I want to say thank you to anyone who reads my blog, follows my blog, comments on my blog, tweets about my blog, and/or just knows that my blog exists!  In just 3 months, I have had over 2,500 views on my blog from over 30 different countries.

My favorite books that I have reviewed so far include:

  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – Mystery and mayhem surround Daniel in his quest for the truth involving a special novel.
  • The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker – The Earth’s rotation slows. . . what will happen to the people of Earth, and Julia and her family?
  • Damn You, Autocorrect! by Jillian Madison – Probably the funniest book I have read in my LIFE!

The award for “I can’t believe I actually liked this book” book goes to Muck City by Bryan Mealer!  This is a book about the lives of those in Belle Glade, a very poor area about 40 minutes from where I grew up, disguised as a football novel.

The best weepy book was A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron.  If you enjoyed “The Art of Racing in the Rain” you’d love this book too!

The best historical fiction was 11/22/63 by Stephen King.  Hello? It’s Stephen King. You know it’s going to be good!

The most controversial book was definitely My Guantanamo Diary by Mahvish Khan.  Great book in general and raises many interesting questions and controversial topics.

My “I could not STAND this book” award would be for The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells.  Blech.  Classic, but I did not enjoy it! 

The best guest blog post (and my only one so far!) goes to The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell (thanks Steph!).

I also started my own feature called Book Thoughts, which are basically anything book related.  Looking back through them, I found that I missed my favorite places to read in Florida, but love that I discovered such a fabulous library (and pink library card) here in Denver!

I started working on a few challenges, participated in my first read-a-long (which is like a digital book club), and have made some great blogging friends.  I discovered many new book blogs, and hopefully have and will continue to improve my blogging and reviewing.

I have a Facebook page!  I have a Twitter account!

I still completely struggle with forgetting to tag and categorize each and every post! I cannot remember to do that and always have to go back to tag!!!!  (And right now, I just stopped writing in order to tag so that I don’t forget on this post!)

I also am continuing to think about how to make my blog a better place, myself a better blogger, and to find something unique that I can offer readers of my blog.

Love At First Book is a work in progress, but hopefully I am moving in the right direction!

What are you going to get my blog for our 3 month anniversary?

Thanks for reading,




14 thoughts on “Happy 3 Month Anniversary to my Blog!

  1. Congrats on three months! Very exciting. And you’ve read and reviewed some great books, too. I read Shadow of the Wind a few years ago but have been thinking about re-listening. Seems like the perfect fall read, huh?


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