Some books start with acknowledgements but most save them to the end. I haven’t always liked to read them but ever since I began to wonder how the cake was baked, I have taken in all of the acknowledgements from my favorite books. As Anne said, “The authors acknowledgements have deepened my appreciation for and understanding of the story.” I end This Bookman: Meditations & Miscellany series with my own acknowledgements; what further insights this gives, only you will be able to say.
I would be remiss if I didn’t first thank Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy for inspiring this series of meditations on my reading life. I have referred to it often, but I’d Rather Be Reading, was a life-changing experience. It is a gorgeous volume and would make a lovely little gift for the readers in your life.
Next, Domonique, who was the first person with whom I shared this hair-brain idea and was so excited and affirming that I had no excuses for not pursuing it.
My mommy, who always said that I should publish something. Did you know something all along?
And none of this would be possible without my Hubby, who has granted me the time and space to pursue this writing thing.
And finally, from the bottom of my heart I thank you, the readers, who have come with me on this journey. As edifying as this experience might have been for me, writers need readers and without you, the writing life just doesn’t quite measure up. Much love to each and every one of you. I hope you’ll stick around. I’ll be easing up on the frequency of my posts through the Holidays and will be back with you, nice and regular in the New Year!
Now go read something else, and more importantly,