Really, and how amazing is that?
I started this blog for two reasons:
- To chronicle my reading and my appreciation for all things literary and,
- To provide a good home on the web for the works of African women writers.
I think that, with a few bumps here and there, I’m doing quite well in meeting these two goals ;). I’m not quite sure what I thought blogging would be like. I have to say that it has exceeded my expectations. Blogging is very challenging but it is also quite fun. What has blown me away is the community of book bloggers who have welcomed me without hesitation.
On March 11 2010, I posted a review of Jose Saramago’s Death with Interruptions. I remember feeling very nervous at the prospect of putting my thoughts out there for people to read. So, of the books that I had just completed reading, I chose one by a favorite novelist. It calmed me somewhat to write about a familiar author. Eva of A Striped Armchair was the first to comment on the post. Soon I met Amy Reads and Iris on Books. I was immersed well and good in the community by the April Read-a-Thon. The rest is history. This blog has become an essential part of my life.
To my fellow bloggers and to my readers, I say a big heartfelt thank you. I like to think, in my daydreams, that I’ve enriched your reading life just a little.