My Tenth Blogiversary!

On December 31, 2009, I started Howling Frog Books because I wanted to participate in reading challenges.  I had no idea how much fun, great literature, and neat people across the world I was going to find!  So, to my fellow book bloggers and readers, thank you so much for ten years of bookish loveliness.  You have been a great help to me.

Just for fun, here is the very first book I blogged about: Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven, by Susan Jane Gilman.

Ten years ago I was a homeschooling mom with a 9- and a 6-year-old.  I didn't have a job because the county had decided that the public library -- where I'd been doing sub work with the expectation of eventually working part-time at least -- didn't need much in the way of actual librarians.  I wasn't sure how I was going to solve that career dilemma, but meanwhile I was very busy doing classical education at home.

Now my kids are nearly grown; one is at college.  My career dilemma solved itself when the community college library offered me a little job, which has since expanded a good bit.  And thanks to the book blogging world, I know a lot more about classic and world literature.

So...thanks, everybody, and may 2020 bring us joyful reading.  And also more kindness.  And while we're at it, world peace.


  1. Ah, you answered my've been blogging ten years. Congratulations.

    What a great little review of what you were doing ten years ago, and how nicely everything worked itself out. I love it.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Happy blogiversary! Ten years! Well done :D

    Happy new year, too, while I'm here :)

  3. Congratulations! Ten years, wow...something to aspire to. And happy new year as well

  4. Happy blogiversary! Time flies so fast, doesn't it? It's been great to get to know you virtually over the years. Here's to a great 2020!

  5. Happy ten years of wonderful blogging! Your blog (along with Ruth's) was one of the blogs I followed before starting my own and inspired me to take the plunge! I always use your blog as a reference for finding good and very often unique reads. So thanks for such blogging excellence! 😘

  6. Aw, thank you so much! That really means a lot to me. :)

  7. Congratulations! 10 years is like forever in blog world!

  8. Happy 10th bloggerversary! I celebrated mine earlier in the year as well - nice to know I’ve been sharing the blogosphere with you this whole time 😊 and do happy to see your posts popping up regularly again.

  9. I'm so late to this blog post! I've had a super extra busy holiday season and am still digging out from under it, so let that be my excuse for being so many days late to wish you a happy blogging birthday! I am so glad we are blog friends!


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