Ahhh, my favorite birthday song. I can pretty much guarantee it’ll be stuck in your head the rest of the day. But why dwell on that when it’s our FIRST blogoversary?! That’s right, we’ve been tooling around writing silly reviews and subjecting you to our kitchen experiments for one full pass around the sun now. Hard to believe, isn’t it? It seems like just yesterday that A tentatively proposed the idea for a book-and-food blog to S, and S brilliantly invented our catchy name (if we may call it such ourselves), and we fired texts back and forth with ideas for theme posts, books to read, things to cook… March 26th, 2013 was the day our first post went live (we’re not counting the one that only says “testing, testing, 1, 2, 3”), and since then we have written 133 more posts, composed 1352 tweets, pinned 4.7k things on Pinterest, created Facebook and Google+ pages, had Lev Grossman temporarily follow us, Jane Yolen accidentally follow us, and Adam Roberts continue to follow us on Twitter.
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But what is a birthday celebration without treats? Since the correct answer to that question is “nothing,” we decided to invent some tasty goodies to share with you on this occasion. Though nothing would please us more than to be able to send each and every one of you something good to eat in the mail, our financial analysts alerted us that that would be both time- and cost-prohibitive, so you’ll have to settle for recipes and photos instead. A decided to attempt orange curd cupcakes and S thought she’d give funfetti creampuffs a whirl, so look for those coming soon.
We thought it would be a good idea to extend birthday into birthweek (that’s what everybody does, right?), and so we’ve also got some other blogoversary celebratory posts coming up involving books we’ve loved so far in 2014 and ones we’re looking forward to that are publishing later this year. Keep your eyes on the horizon for two times the treats and some ideas on books to consider reading, and thank you so much for your readership and encouragement in our first year as bloggers! It means the world to us, and we hope you enjoy reading our posts as much as we enjoy writing them.
And now, without further ado, let the festivities commence! ::throws confetti::