Bloggiversary

Today I’m celebrating 10 years of book blogging! I cannot believe I’m typing this. The last couple of years my blogging has gone through a lot of ups and downs but that happens right? I’m just very happy that I belong to this wonderful community of book bloggers.

You guys have given me so many more books to add to my reading list, you’ve helped me broaden my reading horizons (for example I never would have thought I’d read a graphic novel and love it) and you never get tired of talking about books. I love that.

I will make this short and sweet because I have to finish a book for book group tomorrow but just wanted to say thank you again for your sweet friendship. And, of course, it would be a bloggiversary without a giveaway so if you’ll leave me a comment (share a title of a great book you’ve read recently if you like) I’ll do a drawing on Friday. Not sure yet what you are getting but I promise it’ll be something a bookworm would enjoy!

Hugs,
iliana

Is This Still On?

I keep thinking of checking in to tell you about books I’ve read, bought, etc. but life just seems to be flying by and the longer I keep away from the blog the harder it is to come back because I feel a bit overwhelmed by where to start. Anyway, I hope you’ve all been doing great and forgive me for the extended silence.

What’s been keeping me from the blog? Work has been a bit busy and changes are happening so more than likely I’ll be looking for a new job in the next few months. I have been trying to focus on my health a bit more after a doctor visit so more time at the gym and walking outdoors – which actually has led to me enjoying audiobooks a bit more! Now if I could just find the time to do yoga again.

When not reading I’ve been spending more time with my mom, in our garden and of course crafting. My Etsy shop is not closed but my focus isn’t on it at the moment. Right now when I craft I just make stuff for me and that makes me happy.

printingLook at what I’m into lately – monoprinting! I got a gelli plate and have been busy getting paint everywhere. I tell you, one of these days I will take a real printmaking class. This is just too much fun.

I celebrated a birthday recently and my dear husband got me some craft supplies. Lots of stuff he said he didn’t know what it was for but figured I would and he was right. What a good husband. So more crafting adventures to come.

Anyway, that’s a quick recap of life at Casa Bookgirl. My posting will more than likely be a bit spotty in the next couple of months as we have vacation coming up, family visiting, etc. but I will try to pop in. I actually have a new stack of books I need to tell you about so hopefully I can get another post done soon.

Anyway, I hope all is well with you all and hope you’ve been reading lots of great books!

A Bit Busy

Hey Friends, I didn’t mean to disappear from the blog or blogland but I’ve just been busy with work and some other projects. You know what’s funny? So my last post I was all about how I had to take some time off to focus on my mystery book for book group right? Well, I was a whole week off! My book group meets next week. Good thing too as I still haven’t finished the book. It’s really good though so I’m enjoying it very much.

I should have tried to finish it this week because I don’t know that I’ll do a lot of reading this weekend because one of my dear friends is coming to town – yay! I can’t wait to spend time catching up with her as it’s been months since we’ve seen each other. We’re supposed to have beautiful weather this weekend too so I think we’ll be going on some outdoor adventures.

Anyway, sorry if I haven’t been around much but I’ll try catch up soon. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and let me know what kind of fun stuff you are up to this weekend!