2012 marked Great Thought’s first complete year in existence. It was a wonderful year. Special thanks to the readers, authors, publishers, and brands who made it all possible! I so appreciate every author who joined Great Authors this year with a guest post and every book they wrote. I love my publishers for being so supportive to Great Thoughts including Kensington Books, Simon and Schuster, Doubleday, Random House and St. Martin’s Press to name a few. Special thanks to Splash Creative Media, The Clever Girls and The SITS Girls and Jollymom.com for your support this year!
I’d now love to share our Year in Review.
An amazing trip review of Las Ventanas in Cabo. Just looking at this picture makes me want to go again!
February was so much fun here at Greatthoughts.com. Our friends at Simon and Schuster sponsored our We Love Reading Week, highlighted by the amazing New York Times best selling author, Teresa Medeiros, writing our Valentine’s Day post entitled, Why Are We Do In Love With Love? Who better to write about love than Teresa!
Our good friend, Lucinda Riley, author of The Orchid House, The Girl on the Cliff and the soon to be published The Lavendar Garden delighted our readers with two fabulous guest posts. If you haven’t read them, rush to do so as you will LOVE Lucinda- here and here.
March started well with my review of a great girls’ trip to South Beach– you’ll enjoy the pics!
We ended March by announcing another amazing #Gr8books book club pick, The Soldier’s Wife by Margaret Leroy.
In April, our friends at Doubleday sponsored our Spring Fling where we reviewed and gave away fabulous books including Calico Joe by THE John Grisham. Having Great Thoughts’ mentioned on the John Grisham Facebook page- OMG!
We ended April by announcing yet one more #Gr8books book club pick, The Midwife’s Confession by the best selling author Diane Chamberlain.
In May, we published our Books A Mother Would Love for Mother’s Day and
Ah Traavasa– our spa review in June. Highly recommend it!
And in June, our friends at Kensington Books sponsored our Beach Book Bash with fabulous giveaways including one of our Top Books of 2012, Last Summer by Holly Chamberlin– a must-read for all parents of teens and tween girls.
Also in June, I introduced you to yet another of our Top Books of 2012, Monarch Beach by Anita Hughes, which is set at my favorite hotel, The St. Regis Monarch Beach, which I can’t stop reviewing such as this post and this post.
In July, I was honored to be named one of the Top 10 Book Bloggers on Twitter. Wow!! Thanks to all of you for helping me attain this great honor.
August and September, 2012
In August and September, I took a little break to address some family issues (hubby fell off a ladder and broke his body so I was in nurse and driver mode.) Many dear friends of Great Thoughts, the Great Thoughts’ BFF’s came to the rescue with amazing guest posts.
Special thanks to Jennifer of When Pigs Fly Blog, Jean of Mommy To Two Boys Blog, Lindsey of Dishwaterdreams.com, Jayne Martin of In Jayne’s World, Heather of Cool and Hip, I Am Not for being there for me!
In November, I found and introduced you to the greatest diet book ever written, Til We Eat Again by Judy Gruen. Judy captures every dieting struggle anyone has and makes you laugh out loud for hours.
Our Top Books of 2012 post was widely publicized and shared. I hope you will read them all, if you haven’t already!
Here Come’s 2013
Looking ahead to 2013, we will continue great book and travel reviews and hosting the #Gr8books Book Club. I hope you will continue on the journey with us and tell all your friends!
Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2013!
What are you reading and where are you going?