Hard to believe it but The Book Self is now five years old. And how my little place in the vast blogosphere has grown and grown. What started with a smattering of book reviews now includes author interviews, authors (and others) seeking me out to review their books, people asking me to provide my publicity, marketing, and consulting expertise on all things book related, over 900 followers on Twitter, and top ratings on the website Book Blogger List.

But best of all The Book Self has blessed me with all of you, my readers. I can’t thank all of you enough. You bring me joy.

Look for some new themes at the Book Self including “Off the Books” where I share the people, places, and things that make up my non-blogging life via photos and captions, and “Our Books, Our Shelves” (inspired by the feminist classic Our Bodies, Ourselves) where I will share the books that take up shelf space in my lady lair via photos and captions.

What else? My dear friend and bellydancing teacher, Shaia, is now providing me her editing skills pro bono. And I can’t thank her enough.

Once again, thanks so much for sticking with me for five years. Here is to five more.