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Ringing out the old, ringing in the new

December 30, 2008


This was an exciting and wonderful year here at The Printed Page. This blog started life as a personal reading journal and has grown into something much more. I never in my wildest dreams imagined that others might be the least bit interested in my ramblings about the books I’ve read. I barely knew what a blog was before I jumped in feet first and now I have a tiny piece of this very large community.

So as we ring out 2008 and ring in 2009 I’d like to thank everyone who makes The Printed Page and Up For Grabs what they are.

Authors, publicists, marketing specialists and tour directors: Thank you so much for sending me those books I covet. The generosity of someone willing to send me a book in exchange for a review and blog post isn’t something I expected would ever happen. Little did I know that you would stumble across my blog and offer me the opportunity to connect with your world. Most people would say ‘that’s their job, it’s what they do, they market themselves or others’. Even if that is your job I appreciate you. You’ve allowed me to read favorite authors, explore new genres and spoil friends with the books I pass along.

Fellow bloggers: Here words fail me. I’ve meet many, many wonderful people and moved into a caring, giving neighborhood. The friendships I’ve developed have both surprised and touched me. Though we haven’t meet in person I treasure each and every one of you. My life is richer because of you. Your shining light never ceases to amaze me. May your lives be as blessed as mine is.

Here’s looking forward to 2009 and meeting up with you here at The Printed Page ~ Marcia

  1. December 30, 2008 7:18 pm

    We all treasure you because you’re such a generous, giving blogger. Happy New Year!

  2. December 31, 2008 7:04 am

    Happy New Year! I agree with everything you said here. I’m so glad that we met. I’m looking forward to more blogging greatness in 2009.

  3. January 1, 2009 7:30 pm

    Here’s wishing you all the best for 2009 and hope that many good reads come your way!

    I also wanted to thank you for the book you sent my way, I appreciate that so much. I’m planning to start reading it asap 🙂

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