Pour a Mug of Hot Tea. . .

Because Girl Knows Books has passed 50 followers!!!

(You can pour whatever you like, really. You don’t even have to pour anything. Feel free to eat candy, though.)

You all are. . .here. I’m not even sure where many of you came from. Were you randomly surfing the Internet? Were you really, really bored? Are you from Hogwarts?

No, seriously, are you from Hogwarts?

I know 50 may seem like a really paltry achievement, but I’m still pretty happy. 2013 was a really great year for the blog. I got to go to Book Expo America, I spoke about blogging and books to a great class of 6th graders, and I got a number of new subscribers. (And I have a new record for most views in a day! Yay!) I also like to think I’ve gotten better at reviewing and just writing in general, instead of saying the exact same thing about each book, because BLEGH.

Thank you so much to everyone who has visited, subscribed, commented, or recommended the blog to somebody. Hopefully 2014 will be even better. So pull up a chair, put some sugar in your tea, because here we go again. 🙂

. . .Too cheesy?

P.S. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Here’s a video of the restored version of the movie THE MARCH, a film by James Blue. It’s a really amazing and interesting thing to see. (Unfortunately, Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech is silent due to a copyright restriction. But the movie is still fantastic!)

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Books! Free Shipping! What More Do You Want?!

Hi everyone! For all you holiday book-buyers out there, Powell’s Books has free shipping with guaranteed delivery by December 24 until noon tomorrow PST!

Books books books books books!

Sorry. It’s hard to rein in sometimes.

BUT, even better, you can also peruse the literary wonders of the world in your local (independent?) bookstore. Or take a look at AbeBooks, where you can buy from individual sellers.

Happy shopping!

Oh, and take a look at IndieBound to find the independent bookstore closest to you!