Happy Birthday BooksPlease!

SevenBooksPlease is 7 Today!

An unbelievable seven years have gone by since I started my blog! There have been many changes in those years but I’m still here on my blog. I love reading and seven years ago I decided to write about the books I read, partly to help me remember what I’ve read and also to extend the pleasure of reading and to record what I thought about the books. And so ‘BooksPlease‘ was born.

I thought of calling my blog ‘Books Matter‘, or ‘Book Matters‘ but decided that it should be ‘BooksPlease‘ because they do and also because if somebody asked me what I wanted for my birthday or Christmas when I was a child I always said ‘ooh, books please!

I can hardly believe that I’ve been blogging this long. There have been, inevitably, ups and downs over the years and there have been times when I’ve thought of giving it up, but it’s become as much a part of my life as reading is and I carry on regardless. One of the unexpected pleasures of blogging has been the contact with other like-minded people all over the world, book lovers I would never have known about, or been able to ‘meet’ who have contributed to my blog with their comments. Thank you to all of you – and I hope to continue ‘talking’ to you as long as possible.

27 thoughts on “Happy Birthday BooksPlease!”

  1. Huge congrats, Margaret! You have been one of the lovely people it’s been my pleasure to meet since I myself have been blogging. I hope I continue to know you via blogging for many years to come.

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  2. Wow! Seven years is a long time. To think that I might never have “met” you if you hadn’t decided to blog about your reading is unthinkable. We have shared experiences and been good friends, and I’m grateful for that. Looking forward to reading your blog for another 7 yrs. at least.

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  3. Congrats on your 7th!!!! What a terrific milestone. So glad that you enjoy writing, because I love reading your columns/reviews and always look forward to receiving your emails. Here’s to another 7 great years!
    Have some champagne & cake to celebrate 🙂

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  4. Happy blog birthday, Margaret, 7 years! I’ve wondered about the name, and thought it was likely a question of, well, a question. I like the double-meaning in that they are enjoyable. I’m glad to have ‘met’ you and look forward to continuing reading your posts.

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