In years past I’ve gotten a bit personal on Christmas but this year I’m going to keep it rather brief.
Wishing you and yours a very wonderful holiday. I’ll be sporadic more than likely for the rest of the year but I wanted to take a few moments to tell you just how much I appreciate you guys and the fact you all support me being ME here in this space (even if I’m talking about my butt…and your butts too OBVIOUSLY). I’ve loved our conversations, your recommendations, our laughs, etc. etc. The amazing thing about books is how they interconnect us. Our reactions and thoughts from these books are little windows into each of us and I feel like I’ve learned a bit about you all to some degree. Because of that, I truly and honestly wish you a happy holiday and wish I could send books to all of you to show my gratitude for you all. Because, in addition to cookies and presents and candy canes, Christmas is about showing those you love how much you appreciate them and cherishing them! And you all have become this weird, crazy (sometimes dysfunctional — in the best possible way) family to me!
In the meantime, if you are looking for some books to read with all your gift cards to bookstores (hopefully Santa is good to you), check out my top ten books of 2012, my End of Year Survey for EVEN more 2012 faves and my ten favorite new-to-me authors of the year.