Monday, July 16, 2012

A Belated Fourth Blogiversary to Us!

photo by k
I can't believe it but we somehow missed our fourth bloggiversary! Our first post went up on July 8, 2008, and, four years later, this is our 978th post. When we started, Z was just four years old and we were reading picture books together. Now he's eight and we're almost solely reading chapter books. I have participated in 24-hour read-a-thons, challenges aplenty, read-alongs and memes. I've met a few blogging friends in real life, gone to book festivals and attended the Kidlitcon. I've spent countless hours on LibraryThing and Twitter. I've even convinced Z to write a couple of posts.

On this belated anniversary, all we really hope is that this blog has been fun to read and that it has successfully communicated our very deep love of books and reading. We want to thank all of the authors, publishers and publicists who have sent us books to review over the years. And we, of course, want to thank all of you for reading our thoughts on such a wide variety of books and sharing yours with us. This wouldn't be worth doing without the community.

We want to share our love of all things bookish with you once again with a giveaway! One lucky person will get a $20 gift certificate to Out of Print Clothing. This giveaway is open worldwide. Simply leave us a comment on this post and include your email address if it's not in your commenting profile. We'll choose a winner on Monday, July 22nd. Good luck!

On our way to post 1000,
K and Z


  1. Happy Blogging anniversary, Kristen! Here's to many more years :)

  2. And happy bloggiversary to Z as well of course!

  3. I haven't been around here for four years, sadly having only met you in the last year (six months? nine months? I can't remember...). But happy blogoversary anyway! Better to meet later than never at all right? :)

    I love the idea of that giveaway. I had to look up that shop, as I'd never heard of them, but of course I fell instantly in love. :D So you can enter me. You have my email. :)

  4. Happy blogoversary! Four years is quite an accomplishment!

    My e-mail address is grace (dot) troxel (at) gmail (dot) com.

  5. Happy blogiversary!!! Love that pic, too. wordlily AT gmail DOT com

  6. Happy day! I'm still a comparative newbie (both to blogging and to reading this blog). jean at roadq dot com

  7. Congrats! Happy blogging anniversary :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!


    misha AT gmail DOT con

  8. Congratulations on 4 FABULOUS years!!!

    If it makes you feel better, I actually just wrote up my 5th blogiversary post and scheduled it this week. The actual date was in May!! :)

    Looking forward to what may come from K and Z in the years ahead!! :)

  9. Congrats on four years! I always feel like we came into blogging together because I joined Jenny on our blog at about the same time you started here. (In fact, I just looked, and my first post was July 7, 2008.) I'm happy to have gotten to know you and to have met you in person!

  10. Congrats!! I think when you blog and have a small child, you really realize how long you've been doing this! I too started when my son was 4 and he'll be 8 just a few months before my own 4th blogiversary. It is amazing to last this long … and I hope you'll continue on!!!

  11. Congratulations, wow, already 4 years!
    and thanks for the giveaway
    Emma @ Words And Peace
    ehc16e at yahoo dot com

  12. Happy blogiversary, and thanks for the giveaway! I've been eyeing those shirts for a while now...

    bookwormsusanna AT gmail DOT com

  13. Happy "Blogiversary!"

  14. Wow! Four years! I bet it's fun (and maybe strange) to look back on those old posts when Z was just a little babe reading picture books. I'm glad we've recently connected through blogging. :) Here's to many more!