I suddenly realized this afternoon that today marks three full years of existence for Book Chase. I made a mental note a couple of weeks ago to prepare something for the occasion but mental notes don't seem to work very well for me anymore.
I do, though, want to express my appreciation to everyone who stops by here on a regular basis to see what might be happening. I thoroughly enjoy your comments and books suggestions - pretty much everything but what the spammers try to sneak in, in fact. That interaction and instant feedback is what blogging is all about.
My reading habits have changed greatly in the last three years and that is largely due to all the great lit blogs I've discovered since I started one of my own. Before Book Chase, I never imagined the existence of such a huge online community of book lovers and lit bloggers. In fact, the sheer number of lit blogs still staggers me.
So, three years are in the books (excuse the pun), resulting in almost 1200 separate posts, a few thousand comments and over 400 book reviews. It has been quite a ride and, frankly, I never expected it to last this long. It has become such a big part of my regular routine now, however, that I can't imagine closing shop.
As part of my own tiny celebration, I am giving away an unread Advance Reader Copy of John Irving's latest novel, Last Night in Twisted River. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to leave a comment under this post in which you pick a number from 1 to 25. I will use my random number generator to pick a winner from the entries, but this way you get to choose your own "random number." Just be sure to check comments earlier than yours so that you don't choose an already-taken number.