A Thank You...

I just want to sit down and have a chat with you right now. I want to tell you what reading and books mean to me and give out a huge thank you....

As to many, reading is an escape. I grew up with 3 beautiful younger sisters. I am the oldest so I was always getting bugged to play, to let them borrow things, to let them sleep in my bed with me, ALL THE TIME. Love you sisters! (They are 21,18,14 now :) Reading was my escape, I could curl up with a book and just forget about the world and everyone in it. When I hit my teenage years I became moody and well, bitchy (pardon my language) and during that time of frustration and high school *groan* I used reading as an outlet to my frustration, I would curl up with a book and let the characters fight for me. Then after high school I joined the Army. Oh BOY! Reading became my normality haven. I could curl up with a book and forget I just worked from 8am to 12am in one shift, or that it was a million degrees outside and I had to do a million and a half push-ups. Reading to this day is all of the above for me still. I love books and authors so much and can't ever repay all of them for what they have done for me. That is why I started blogging to share these things with people, to share books and authors with people and hope to show them exactly how much I love them all.

I also would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to Laura Griffin who wrote about my effort to get romance books and books geared toward women to female soldiers overseas at Murder She Writes. I have received a huge boost in contacts lately and can't thank everyone enough for helping me in this effort. It means a lot to me.

So thank you to EVERYONE! To people who had sent me books in this efforts, to my readers, to everyone who has been happy and supportive to me! I heart you all.




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3 comments:

  1. And I want to say thank you for writing this lovely blog, Monica, and for being such a kind and helpful blogger!

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  2. Monica,

    Thank you for your blog and sharing how important and fulfilling reading is for you. I enjoy helping our soldiers.

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  3. I have loved reading since I can remember. In middle and high school, I always had a book with me. I would read after I finished a test, read on the bus, read in study hall. Every night, I went to bed with a book and usually fell asleep reading. So I share a lifelong love of reading with you, although sans the army. LOL! I admire women that have the mettle to join the armed forces...I don't have it, that's for sure!

    I am so glad I discovered your blog. I have enjoyed reading your posts, etc. And your penpal idea and bookmark day...just wonderful! I look forward to a long blogging friendship with you. =O)

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