Welcome to Day #26 of the April A to Z Challenge, where participants are challenged to create a post every day (except Sundays) corresponding to the appropriate letter of the alphabet. **TODAY MARKS THE LAST DAY OF THE CHALLENGE–WE MADE IT!**
I decided to post about bookish topics each day of the challenge. Here’s my last A-Z post!
Today is the final day of the April A-Z Challenge! My goal was to post about bookish topics for all 26 days, and it’s hard to believe that the month is over! I’m feeling a combination of relief that it’s finished (around letter “O” I thought that the alphabet was never going to end!), and excitement that I actually made it through all 26 posts.
My blog is only about 8 months old, and I hadn’t participated in any blogging challenges before this one. Joining this challenge really encouraged me to stretch my creative muscles (some letters definitely took a lot more work than others!) but the best part for me was “meeting” so many other great book bloggers who are so ZEALOUS about their love of books and reading! It was so much fun to see what different bloggers chose as word prompts for each letter–sometimes I found bloggers who’d chosen the same topics as I did, and other times my reaction was “How on earth did they think of that–and why didn’t I think of that???”
There are so many different types of book blogs and book bloggers, but the one thing we all share is our passion for books and reading–and that definitely came through this month! We don’t always enjoy the same books, authors, or genres, but we all share our zeal for the printed word—whether we prefer to find it in physical books or on digital devices, the important thing is that we’re all READING!
I’ve discovered so many wonderful blogs over the past month that I’ll continue to follow, and my TBR list has exploded! I’ve also been very fortunate to have gained a lot of new followers and commenters who have added so much to the discussions on this blog.
So now I’m planning on taking a day or two off–then I’ll be back to posting about bookish topics during the week, and also getting back to regularly participating in the non-bookish weekend memes that I enjoy. If you were participating in the challenge, I hope you had as much fun as I did!
How about you? Were you participating in the April A-Z Challenge? Have you participated in other monthly challenges? Please share!