Dear Lovely Readers,
Better late than never!
I’ll start by saying Happy New Year! A lot of things have been going on in my life and I admit that ‘real life does get in the way of blogging.’ I was engaged in a two-day special work, a family visit, shopping spree and of course, the constant what’s-happening-with-my-thesis episodes. A lot of people say that there’s more to life than THIS (blogging) but blogging has become a permanent part of my life, too. So, no, I’m not abandoning this blog. No. Matter. How. Busy. I. Get.
Here are some milestones for 2012:
1286 readers – thank you!
Dystopian Domination II and III
I’d like to thank you for still being here AND for still reading this despite my absence. I’d also like to thank the person who pushed and believed that I can blog, Brodie from Eleusinian Mysteries, my book blogging sister, Kai from Amaterasu Reads, my mentee and challenge co-host (who is willing to try the Mentorship Project with me and who makes the most detailed and organized spreadsheets ever) Dianne from Oops! I Read a Book Again, and the amazing Filipina YA bloggers for making not only the PBT tours possible but also our Christmas Party: Louisse from The Soul Sisters, Dani from Book Whales, Dea from Teen Readers Diary (for bookish chats on campus – whenever we run into each other), Michelle and Nicole from The Twins Read (who are my new affiliates and who are so FUN to talk to on Twitter), Cai from Blackplume, Michelle from Michelle Shouts Random and all the sweet bloggers I’ve emailed, talked to, tweeted. Special thanks to these amazing authors: Elizabeth Richards, Kiki Hamilton, Kate Evangelista, Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman, Karen Amanda Hooper and Phoebe Kitanidis!
Thank you to all the authors and publishers who have been so generous and patient with my reading pace: Christine from Harper Collins, my favorite Aussie publicists - Jen from Hardie Grant Egmont, Claire from Fremantle Press and Charlotte and Sarah from Pan Macmillan Australia, Andrew from Pan Macmillan Asia, Ksenia from Macmillan (who is made of awesome), Candice from DJC Communications, Zondervan, Kathryn from Roaring Brook Press, Alexis, Leah and Alexis (there are 2 of them) from Tor Teen, Molly from ZOVA Books, Heather and Elana from Entangled Teen, Amanda from Strange Chemistry, Victoria from Orchard Books, Spencer Hill Press, Karen from Media Masters Publicity, Harlequin Teen, Harper Voyager, Laura from Faber & Faber, Kerry Sparks and Running Press Kids, Beatrice and Sally from Pan Macmillan UK, Patricia from Puffin Ireland, Lauren from Random House, Jenn from Egmont UK, Bridget from Marshall Cavendish, Chafie Press, and Simon & Schuster UK.
I’ll be graduating in March. Well, technically the ceremony in April. AFTER that, I’ll be able to blog like my normal blogger self. :) But there will also be new memes, features and events so stick around!