That's right, this blog: A Library is a Hospital for the Mind is one year-old today!
Over the years I have always loved to read and I have always loved to write. When I was a teenager I wrote a lot of short stories and off and on I would keep book journals -- pages listing the titles of the books I read and pages of quotes from the books I loved. But as the years have passed and my life has filled with assorted responsibilities I have found my writing suffering. Between working part-time (20-30 hours a week) and being a full-time mom and housewife I just wasn't finding time to write, especially if I still wanted time to read.
And so the idea came to me to create a blog where I would write about the books I read. It would be more than just a way to record the titles and dates of books read. It would also be a an exercise in writing and a great venue for sharing the books I love with other readers.
In this first year I have blogged 289 times and of those posts I have reviewed 110 books. Thank you to all the book lovers who have taken time to read my little and have left comments. It's been a lot of fun and I am excited about this next year (2009-2010). I can't wait to see what books I find to read and I'm looking forward to writing about them. Here's to year two, cheers!
P.S. If you're curious you can read some of my early posts by clicking on the Achieve for July (18).