Five Years of READs

Hello Readers,

Can you believe my little blog is 5 today no bad toddler jokes this year.  I will be honest I still have imposter syndrome and I really did think my blog would disappear and no one would want to read what I have to say.

I would also love to thank Jemma for helping me redesign my logo. I am absolutely in love with it and Jemma made the whole process of redesigning my logo effortless. I have known Jemma almost as long as I have been blogging and I love how she incorporated my original line drawn logo in to my new design. How so I hear you ask? Jemma used the original logo’s colours for the outline of my new logo the subtle nod hit me in the feels Reader and it was a cute surprise. I can’t recommend Jemma enough here’s a link to all her socials (Twitter . Instagram) and her Redbubble store.

At risk of repeating what I said last year I would like to say thank you to every single person who reads my posts, retweets my posts and just for the support I have received since I started. I never in a million years thought I would write over five hundred posts let alone that I would be anywhere near 200,000 views. That is more people than the estimated population of Samoa. Thank you, so much brain for making me look that up I would like to throw up.

Even after five year I love being part of the bookish community and it has been a lovely part of my life. Since getting this stupid allergy disorder a lot has been put in perspective and I really am grateful for everything. This blog has given me a little light through some dark times.

Thank you again, too all the PR people, authors and bookish friends that have made this possible. Also, special mention again this year to the amazing Lauren who puts up with me not only bugging her about books for putting up with crazy schemes but gets asked for a book recommendation then gets a message saying I am in hospital in the next breath.

Today is bittersweet in a way today also marks two year since I met my first immunologist and got my diagnosis of Idiopathic Anaphylaxis. A year later I have a new specialist and for the first time in a year a treatment plan and course of action to take. To date I have had over 50 anaphylactic reactions and numerous trips to resus. Also, thanks to this stupid condition I now have a stupid amount of time on my hands and have already smashed my goodreads goal of the year.

Catch you same time next year,

L x

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