The Pull My Finger Viking says, “C'mere 2012, I got one more thing to tell you.”
Heh. I will never lose my love for that cover.
So it's the end of 2012! Before we start celebrating the new year, and trying to remember to write “2013” on our checks (except for everyone who works in publishing, who are probably thinking “2014? Or is it 2015?” when they grab their checkbooks), I have two last things!
One: Thank you! Thank you for another fun year of romance and silliness. I love talking with you all every day, and hearing from you in the comments, via email, on Twitter and on Facebook and wherever else about what you're reading, what you're looking for, and how much you love romance. Thank you for being here, and being part of the community
In your honor, I'm making a donation to First Book, a charity devoted to inspiring literacy in children. (They're four-star rated on Charity Navigator, yay!) First Book distributes books and educational materials to children in the US and Canada, and focuses on encouraging and increasing childhood literacy. And since we all, I think, remember our first romance, I like to think that many of those children remember the first book they read or received as their own.
Two: One last question! What's one book you read this year that you would recommend someone read first next year? What one book this year stuck with you, was the most memorable – even for all the crazysauce reasons? Share share!
I hope your new year, whenever you celebrate (like Australia, where I think they celebrated last week or something and it's already 2016 there), is joyful and warm and filled with all the people and words you love. Happy New Year! Cheers!