Three years ago today, The Captive Reader blog was born. It is strange to think back to that night; I was so anxious and excited to plunge wholeheartedly into the world of book blogging but I really had no idea where it would lead. I could not dream of friendships I would make, the support I would find, and all the fun I would have belonging to a community of such generous, intelligent, and eager readers.
When I started blogging, I thought it would be a casual thing. I thought my enthusiasm would settle over time, that the giddiness I felt each time someone left a comment or linked to one of my blog posts would fade. It hasn’t. I still wake up every morning excited to check for new comments. I still feel so proud when another blogger or writer says something nice about me on their site. And, most importantly, I still have so much fun writing about books.
I find it so encouraging to know that there are people out there who are interested in what I have to say and who enjoy discussing books as much as I do. Thank you, everyone. It has been a wonderful first three years mostly because of your support.