Friday, April 24, 2009

This is Why I Blog...

Well, one of the reasons anyway.

I got this fantastic email the other day. I hope they don't mind me sharing it with all of you. If you do mind, let me know (you know who you are).

"Hi Alyssa,
I wanted to thank you for the recommendations you post on your book blog. I purchased The Amaranth Enchantment and The King's Rose after you recommended them. I also purchased Princess Ben. My 15-year-old daughter read 2 out of 3 within 24 hours. She really enjoyed them and asked me to pre-order a Kiss in Time for her. Thanks for all the reading you do and the information you put out."

I can't express how extremely touched I am when I get notes like these. They make all the difference in the world. This happened to come when I was having a really bad day, and saying it cheered me up magnificently would be an understatement.

I love to read, and I hope that what I post here helps encourage that love in others. I jump for joy when I hear stories like these. So thank you, everyone who reads this blog. It is a labor of love, and I certainly don't think I could keep going without the support and comments I get from you every week.

Okay, I'm done being sappy now. You can get on with your day. :-)


Janssen said...

Wow, that's enough to make your day. How awesome.

I have The King's Rose sitting on my coffee table - I can't wait to get around to it!

Hope. said...

When I get e-mails like these it makes my day, too. (: There's just something so nice about knowing that you helped someone pick out books from your reviews and they actually liked them.


Erin said...

I love love love when that happens, too. It's the best.