Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy Birthday to Us

 
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. 
 
Love,
Suze

38 comments:

  1. Happy blogaversary to both of you. I'm grateful you allow me to be part of your great blog. Here is to a great book year in 2017.

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    1. Thank you, also for reviewing for us and for our lovely chats. xx

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  2. You're the sweetest! You bring a smile on my face every day. Thank you for all of the things you have taught me and I'm still learning so much from you! I have won the friendship lottery with you in my life! <3 <3 <3 Anniek

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    1. I feel the exact same way, a big hug! And I've learned from you as well, you for example taught me to be so much less shy and more bold :). xxx

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  3. Happy Blogaversary and Happy New Year! Here's to many more days filled with wonderful stories and authors:)

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    1. Thanks so much, I hope so as it's a lot of fun! x

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  4. thank you for all your positivism and great discovery

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    1. Thank you and you for your support since the beginning! xx

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  5. Happy Blogaversary!Happy New Year, your blog is always awesome :)

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    1. Thanks so much, that is fabulous to read :). xxx

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  6. Happy blogaversary to both of you! :)

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  7. Happy blogaversary to you both! I love discovering new books and the great reviews. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, reading this definitely makes me cheerful! x

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  8. I am so happy for both of you! Happy blog birthday, your blog is one of my personal favorites when it comes to books, I love your giveaways and a lot of your reviews have made me put the book on my tbr list. Keep being awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much for all of your support, that means a lot! xx

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  9. Congratulations on one year, and thanks for reviewing so many books. I've found a few favorites from your blog! I visit almost every day to see what you've reviewed and to enter your giveaways.
    Dianna

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    1. Thanks so much, it makes me really happy to read this! xx

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  10. Happy Blogaversary!😆 Congrats on a year. Its good to hear how much fun you've had and how many friends you've made. I wish you many more great years of blogging and great friends.

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    1. Thank you very much for this lovely comment, I hope so too :). x

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  11. Happy Blog Day! Congrats on your first year!

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    1. Thank you, it flew by and I'm looking forward to the next one.

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  12. Congrats on your first year! :D
    Happy Blogaversary!

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  13. Happy 1st Blogerversary. Your site is amazing and it is so nice to read how the two of you love doing this together, the friendship you have makes the blog even better. Long it may it continue, and thank you for sharing all your great reviews and the wonderful giveaways with us.
    Amanda.

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    1. Thank you for this wonderful comment, that's really sweet of you to say :). xxx

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  14. Happy blog anniversary guys. With Love For Books is just fantastic. Keep growing, stay on track. As a book lover and blogger, I simply love this blog.

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    1. Thank you, reading this put a big smile on my face! x

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  15. Happy blogversary! Your blog is awesome.

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful compliment :). x

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  16. Happy birthday and many more to come 🎉🎉🎉

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  17. Good website love entering your competitions,
    It's hard though to read your pages as the writing blends in with the background pictures of books 😁😂

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  18. Belated by far, but well meant all the same.

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