I wanted to take a moment to get all sappy and thank all of my loyal readers for following my blog. I first started this thing nearly three years ago on Blogspot because I had been re-reading all my old YA books and couldn’t help but make loving fun of some of them. (Or not so loving … whatever.) At the time I didn’t expect to get any fans because I have kind of a weird sense of humor, am a stickler for details, and have a tendency to be long-winded. (This is probably the only writing I’ve ever done in my whole life where I didn’t have to make myself chop the content, so starting this blog was oddly cathartic.) And there are plenty of other sites out there doing the same thing that are just fantastic. So honestly, this began as my own project because I thought it would be fun to document it, because I’m hopelessly in love with words and like to write everything down anyway just for the fuck of it. For that reason I’ve never done any real publicizing of this blog myself. Now I am grateful to have many wonderful readers who can laugh along with me as we re-discover Sweet Valley and its um, educational plot lines. I am pleasantly surprised to find people actually read my long ass posts and I love getting all of your comments and insights on the stories. Thank you so much and rest assured that I probably would’ve dropped this project quite a while ago or at least been much much much slower if it weren’t for your support and feedback. So whether you’re celebrating a holiday this season, drafting New Year’s resolutions, enjoying family time, or none of the above, I wish you a fabulous 2012 and thanks for sticking with me!
December 19, 2011