This post is sticky until Sunday 17th February – scroll down for new posts.
This time last year Mr FH was away with work and I never sleep well when he’s gone, so I took the opportunity to bring to life this blog which I’d been thinking about and slowly tinkering with for some time. I just had one of those moments when I said to myself ”ok, it really is now or never” and then pressed the publish button. That was a year ago today, when I shared what was on my bedside table.
Over the past 12 months I’ve learnt a lot about blogging and I’ve had a lot of fun doing it, but I still have a long way to go. The main thing I’ve really enjoyed has been meeting, albeit mostly virtually, lots of lovely readers and other bloggers who are really supportive and positive, but also willing to share tips and offer advice. I’ve come across some amazingly generous writers who are more than happy to chat about their books and answer my questions, despite having probably answered the same ones a million times. Before I started this blog I would never have dared or presumed to approach an author directly, but, who knew? They are humans just like me and you and willing to gush about their work as much as I can about my children!
A Fiction Habit has changed and developed over the year and I’m sure there will be further changes to come. In the last couple of months I’ve felt more comfortable with my writing tone and have enjoyed putting a bit more of me into the posts – might be a bit more boring for you though, sorry about that!
So, this is a lovely milestone to reach and I want to share and spread the love a little bit to say a big THANKS to all my lovely followers who have been a great support during this first year. I know there are lots of you who regularly read the posts, but don’t comment. I hope you might feel induced to do so today because I feel like giving some stuff away!
To celebrate my birthday I want to give away a copy of one of the books I’ve reviewed over the year. Let me know in the comments section below which of the books you are interested in and why. This time next week I will choose a winner at random. If the winner is in the UK, I will buy the book from my local shop and send it in the post. If you are overseas I will use The Book Depository (as long as they deliver to your area). I might have a couple of other books knocking around at home, all second hand but in good condition, which I might be persuaded to give away too if I think any of the non-winning comments deserve a prize!!!
So, if you’ve read one of my reviews and fancy giving the book a go, here’s your chance. If you’ve never commented before, I understand you might be shy, but I’d love to get to know you better, so give it a go!
You’ve got until Sunday 17th Feb. GO, GO, GO!!!