Tuesday, April 27, 2010

1 year Blog-O-Versary!

A year ago today, I promised myself that this blog was a medium for me to share my love of reading with others. Alley of Books would be a place where I could voice my thoughts and opinions and feelings and connect with others who felt the same or differently and have 'healthy' conversations about it.

Although I may not have achieved all of what I was aiming for, I have along the way acquired some wonderful friends, made some life-long connections, read FANTABULOUS books and most of all enjoyed every moment of it. But somewhere along the way, I left you out.
This year, I promise you dear readers, to not leave you out. This year shall be more interactive.
I've found a couple of you who love reading and writing as well. A couple of you who are at the moment underage, or do not have parental permission to blog. Well, fear not, I will feature your thoughts on the books that you have enjoyed, right here on the blog!

But, on the topic of my blog-o-versary, there are some people I'd like to thank. I'm going to quickly list . And I want you to know that I'd like to thank ALL OF YOU as well for reading my blog (as far and few between the posts are).
Here we go: (In NO particular order)

· Gayle Forman
· Susane Colasanti
· Coe Booth
· David Levithan
· Khyrinthia (The Frenetic Reader)
· Khy’s Mom
· Michelle Zink
· Devyn Burton
· Zoe (Zoe’s Book Reviews)
· Heidi R. Kling
· Mitali Perkins
· Neesha Meminger
· Sharon Loves Book and Cats
· Vania (Reverie Book Reviews)
· Elyse Marshall
· Adele (Persnickety Snark)
· Suzanne Young
· Marie (NYPL Librarian/ Cupcake Witch)
· Trish Doller
· Courtney Sheinmel
· Sarah (Sarah’s Random Musings)
· Emilee (Penultimate Page)
· Korianne Wey
· Kami Garcia
· Kristi (The Story Siren)
· Margaret Stohl
· Ellen Hopkins
· Josh Berk
· Jenn Hubbard
· Lenore (Presenting Lenore)
· Steph (Reviewer X)
· Alea (Popculture Junkie)

I'm so sure there are tons of people Ihave to thank but I can't remember at the moment! like I'm sure you've had enough of my ramblings! I will be back tomorrow with a series of guest posts that some wonderful librarian/blogger friends have written!

Thank you so much for sticking with me!

Until next time,


  1. HAPPY Blog Birthday! :) I hope this next year is filled with continueing good books to read and lots of new connections to be made!

  2. Happy Birthday, baby!!!!
    Send me Q's so I can roll out a guest post for you.

  3. Congratulations on your Blogoversary Matali!~!

  4. Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! Can't wait to see more from Alley of Books in the coming year and years!!!


    Lindsay Eland

  5. YAY! I love that I am right after David's name. xD

  6. Happy Blogoversary! Thank you for being my blogging friend and for being awesome!


  7. Congrats, keep up the good work, and you are welcome :)