Dear readers of With Love for Books,
A year ago I asked Anniek to start a book blog with me. We both already had plenty of review experience, but that isn't the same as running an active blog. I immediately felt right at home, because blogging about my favorite books together with my best friend is the most wonderful thing there is. We both have the same drive and it surprised me how easy it is to work together. I had so much fun the past year and can't wait to keep our adventure going. What I like most about blogging with Anniek is the daily update chats. We check in every morning to talk about what we have to do and what we're planning to post.
Anniek and I have one very important thing in common. We love the friends we've made and are making via our blog. We both thoroughly enjoy talking to authors, other bloggers and our mutual friends. With Love for Books is positive only and behind the scenes love and friendship are what keeps us going. When we went through a difficult phase because I had pneumonia and Anniek was recovering from having a baby Tanya wrote the reviews for us to help us out and we're forever grateful to her for doing this. There are authors who send us the sweetest emails and who enable us to give away wonderful things that make our readers happy. Almost every day great messages give us the strength to keep posting. All of our friends mean the world to us and we often talk about how lucky we are to have them in our lives.
Our goal for 2017 is to keep the passion for writing and reading going and to review the books we love and recommend. We mix new titles with older books that shouldn't be forgotten, free books and bargains. We try to provide a wide range of books we love to read ourselves and hope we can transfer the smile they put on our faces to yours. We enjoy the lovely messages we get on social media and in our inbox. Every time we've brought a reader joy is a victory for us. We love our readers and hearing from them makes our day.
There are so many people I'd like to thank, Anniek, Tanya, our readers, the kindhearted writers we feature, our regular contacts, my husband who helps with the giveaways, and all of the friends of With Love for Books. I'm having the time of my life and that's all because of you.