Year 2 Blogoversary: Acknowledgments

You know how books always have acknowledgments, sometimes at the end? Well, my blog isn’t quite an island and since today is my blogoversary which is kind of like having a birthday, I figure I can invoke the ancient birthday rule of doing whatever the hell I want and thank some people for being awesome.

Shanyn you are a voice of reason. Thank you for being on g-chat to bounce ideas and opinions off of you, and for listening when I need the ear. It’s appreciated more than you know.

Jamie – many awesome g-chats and real life hilarity -like when your bag got stuck in the subway doors (remember that, Shanyn?). I literally cannot wait to hang out again. Thanks for not being awkward, looking like your twitter picture, and just plain not being a weirdo.

Allison – I would probably never have picked up some of my favorite books if not for you. To my favorite book pusher — thanks for being in my life.

LizWe go way back to the halcyon days of goodreads. I’m glad to know you and see how much your blog has expanded over the last year or so. You rock.

Pam – You are literally my favorite twitizen. It takes courage to be so outspoken. Thanks for inspiring me to be a braver person.

CarlaIf I had to choose my favorite person with a British accent, I would choose you. I’m so glad I got to meet you at BEA. You are wonderful and candid in real life. I’m glad to call you a friend.

Anna, Tara, Melanie – Ladies, you made my BEA experience THE BEST EVER. I couldn’t ask for cooler people to have spent that crazy trip with.

Angie, Jen, ChachicI bet I would have a much more manageable TBR if not for y’all. Thanks for expanding my bookish horizons.

Lisa and Ashley – I’m beginning to know you tow a lot better and want to say you both often inject awesome in my day. Rock on crazy kids, rock on.

Kristi, FYA, Book Smugglers – You are my trifecta of blogging idols. For being such huge people in the blogging community – you are all never condescending or snobby and I appreciate that. Thanks for giving me something to aspire to.

Katie – You designed the perfect banner, made me laugh pretty hard at BBC. Thanks so much.

Lindsay Your emails crack me up. ‘How does a person who is in the prenatal stage read?’ ha ha ha

Ginger – Although I never participate, my iPod horizons are expanding because of Tune In Tuesday, so thank you for exposing me to some awesome music.

Book Memoirs, Missy, John, Meredith, Jac – You are all such a pleasure to talk to on twitter. I hope to get to know you all more.

Finally to my readers – I would literally not be blogging if not for you, because really who wants to talk to an empty room. So thank you for filling up my empty room. Thank you for agreeing with me, disagreeing with me, arguing with me. All of it. Thank you. Especially to Christina T and Lena, your comments literally make my day.

If I missed you by name, I’m super sorry, just know it’s around 6:30 a.m. as I type this so, I’m not exactly Einstein at this point in the day.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Happy blogging anniversary, April! You’re a blogging star and I can hardly believe you haven’t been doing this for longer. Here’s to many more years!

  2. Much love and many good years to come. My blogging experience would not be the same without having met you to laugh with, give me pep talks, and — frankly — talk shit with when shit just can’t stand NOT to be talked about for one second longer 😉

  3. Happy blogoversary April! 🙂 I love it that you speak your mind no matter what anyone thinks! I would love to be able to do that more often! 🙂
    “who wants to talk to an empty room”-you are so right about this!

  4. Happy 2 year blogoversary! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites and I always appreciate your incredibly honest reviews. You are awesome!

  5. Happy blogging anniversary! =) Your blog is one of the few that I regularly check for honest and fun reviews. Many, many more years to come! 🙂

  6. Thank YOU for being the amazing person that you are 🙂 I admire your honesty & “tell it like it is” approach to blogging. Too many people are afraid to speak their mind, but you my dear speak it loud & clear! I seriously respect that.
    Happy 2 years!! and here’s to many more 🙂

  7. Farrah @ I Eat Words says

    Happy blogoversery! Your blog is one of the first I stumbled upon before creating I Eat Words. I was drawn to it because it looks so different and your content is so unique. Keep up the good stuff 😀

  8. Aww April, didn’t expect to be mentioned in your acknowledgments and I really appreciate that I’m included here. 😀 Happy Happy Blogging Anniversary! And please continue writing such honest and hilarious reviews, your voice is truly unique. Also, can I just say that I love your banner? It’s perfect for your blog’s name.

  9. Happy blogoversary! 😀

  10. Such nice words! Happy blog day to you!
    If you keep puttin it out there, people will keep readin it.
    Rock on gal.

  11. Happy 2 year blogoversary!!!!!!

  12. I wouldn’t have even started a blog if it wasn’t for you, and you know your opinion on books is one of the ones I trust the most…so forget thanking me for being in your life. Thank YOU for being in mine…and happy second blogoversary!

  13. <3 Happy Blogoversary 🙂 My two BEA experiences would be nothing compared to what they were if you had not been my roommate. You may go crazy once in awhile but without that you would not be April and I'm glad we randomly found each other so many months ago!

  14. Happy Blogoversary, April!!! And thanks for the shoutout – we love you to bits, too 🙂

  15. 😀 this is a fabulous post.

  16. Happy Blogoversary!!! Congrats and cheers to many more years to come.

  17. woohoo! happy blogoversary! the blogging world would not be as fun without you! here’s hoping many more years of blogging to come. thanks for being such a great person and blogging friend!

  18. Happy Blogoversary!! 😀 Your’s is one of my favorite blogs, & one of the blogs I started reading before I decided to start my own. It makes me all warm & fuzzy inside to see my name here! <3!!
    Congrats on 2 years too! That's AWESOME! 😀

  19. congratulations on two years of blogging! you bring a fresh voice and unique perspective into blogging that i look forward to checking out every day.
    also, i think you’re super rad.

  20. Happy blogoversary! I’m horrible about commenting but I love your blog. Keep up the awesome work.

  21. Mary Preston says

    Happy Blogoversary!!! May you have many happy years to come!!

  22. Happy 2nd Blogoversary! Here’s to many more. I love reading your reviews.

  23. Denise Z says

    Happy, happy blogoversary! Good thoughts and hugs sent for another year 🙂

  24. Hi April! Sorry I didn’t comment on this earlier. I’m just catching up after getting used to Fred the New Arm Brace. We’re becoming good friends.
    Thank you so much for the mention and we can’t wait to get to know you more, too. I have managed to get your website blocked across the whole of my group at work because of obsessively visiting your site, so I think that’s a sense of accomplishment there.
    Congrats on two years and what a wonderful way to celebrate it! 🙂 Speak soon.