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carp(e) libris reviews – 2008 in Retrospect

While it’s still January, I thought it would be fun to recap the year 2008 and what it’s meant for carp(e) libris reviews.  I started this blog right before Christmas in 2007, so it’s been 13 months since it all began.  How many books have I read? 92 books for this blog and 8 more for dkMommy Spot.  My goodness, 100 books exactly!  An unintentional goal and a wonderful surprise to me.  

You may wonder what’s coming up for 2009, and I have to say I’m wondering too.  Life brings many surprises, but there are several changes in the works I’m planning.  You’ll be happy to learn that in addition to bringing you reviews of indie published books from around the world, carp(e) will begin reviewing indie music from around the world too, much in the same eclectic flavor you’ve come to expect from the books.  I can promise a strong foreign music influence and hopefully some CD giveaways, artists permitting.  Expect some jazz, world beat, electronica, and whatever else strikes the musical chords of this blogger.

You’ll also see a greater variety of books being reviewed as I add some guest bloggers with different tastes and areas of interest.  We’ll be focusing on more art, some architectural books, interior design, photography books, and more, all coming from the indie presses of course.  

We’ll also continue on with lots more great giveaways that will appeal to all our artistic souls. So hang onto your indie seats and get ready for the continuation of 2009!  200 books this year?  Who knows?  The surprise is half the fun.

I must end with a big thanks to all of you for your continued support, loyal readership, and fantastic comments.  I’m thoroughly enjoying this blog and can’t wait to continue.  Thanks to all the authors who have kept in contact.  It’s been wonderful getting to know you as well, and hopefully I’ll meet more of you face to face in the coming year.  

To every one of you, thanks for reading!

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