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Third Birthday

Update: J R Crook has graciously offered to provide a signed paperback of his book for the giveaway, please read the amended details below.

A screenshot from the Sims, of a number of people cheering for the birthday girl who is about to blow out the candles on a cake

Tomorrow marks 3 years of my writing this blog. I’d thought of changing my schedule to Thursday this week, to post on the day, but then I realised a lot of you might end up reading it on Thursday anyway, and changing schedules is always confusing.

To look at the date as that number, 3, makes it longer ago than it feels otherwise. I’m happy to be here and don’t intend to stop blogging any time yet. I love being a part of this community and have gained so much from knowing you all. Reading by itself enriches a life, blogging about reading magnifies that to limitless levels.

Some statistics because it’s always fun to look at them on these days:

  • 385 posts have been published on The Worm Hole
  • My very first post can be viewed here.
  • At the time of writing this there were 1174 comments on the site.
  • The most books I’ve reviewed by one author is 6, books by Elizabeth Chadwick.

The most viewed page, besides the home page, is my review for J R Crook’s Sleeping Patterns. Quite a feat for a post published only last September, and ironic considering I spoke to Crook only last week. In honour of my blog’s birthday, I am offering an ebook version of this book for giveaway, open internationally. In addition to this there is also a signed paperback copy of the book to win, too. There will therefore be two winners – the first will receive the paperback, the second an ebook. The winner of the ebook will be able to choose from Kindle, Nook or Kobo.

Book cover

This is the sort of book that messes with your head in the best of ways. It stays with you for a while as you continue to work out exactly what happened and sort through the complexities. Hosting a story within a story within a story, perhaps the best aspect to use as a recommendation is to tell you that it is dedicated to the memory of the author – who, as just implied, is alive and well.

In order to be entered for the giveaway, simply leave a comment with your email address added to the comment itself. This giveaway is open until 11pm on Sunday 7th April BST. The winners will be chosen by a randomiser.

Please note that due to the amount of spam I’ve been getting I’ve set every comment that contains a link to moderation; if your comment with your email added doesn’t show up on the page for a while, don’t worry, I’ve received your entry :)



April 3, 2013, 7:23 am

Happy birthday to your blog, Charlie! And I hope to keep on reading your blog for at least other 3 years.
Thank you very much for the giveaway too, I want to participate, of course! My email address is


April 3, 2013, 10:37 am

Happy Birthday, Wormhole! Three years, blimey, that is fantastic :D


April 3, 2013, 1:22 pm

Happy Birthday to your blog, Charlie! Three years is a great milestone. Way to go!! :D

Laurie C

April 3, 2013, 1:51 pm

Congratulations on three years of blogging! A nice giveaway offer from the author of Sleeping Patterns and from you! My email in spam-avoiding format is lauriec AT baystatera DOT com


April 3, 2013, 3:04 pm

You don’t need to enter me but I wanted to say Happy Blogiversary! The time goes fast doesn’t it?!! And I love the pic you used!

Audra (Unabridged Chick)

April 3, 2013, 5:01 pm

Congrats! May you have three more! So grateful I found your blog!


April 3, 2013, 5:37 pm

Happy Blog Birthday! Here’s to many more to come!

Literary Feline

April 3, 2013, 7:31 pm

Congratulations on reaching the 3rd year mark! May you have many more wonderful years of blogging. :-)

I like the picture too. It reminds me of the Sims.

Belle Wong

April 3, 2013, 7:38 pm

Happy blog birthday, Charlie! I totally agree with you – I’ve met so many wonderful people through my blog (like you!) and even though I blog far more sporadically than you do, I can’t see myself giving it up. I especially love what you wrote: “Reading by itself enriches a life, blogging about reading magnifies that to limitless levels.” Yes!


April 3, 2013, 8:52 pm

Congratulations on three years of blogging, Charlie! I’m glad to hear you’re still enjoying it. Thanks for the giveaway too!
shereadsnovels at gmail dot com

Rebecca @ Love at First Book

April 3, 2013, 9:01 pm

Congratulations!!!! 3 years is a huge accomplishment!!! Be proud of yourself and enjoy today (or Thursday)! :D


April 3, 2013, 10:20 pm

Happy Blog Birthday on this sunny Spring day!

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)

April 4, 2013, 2:52 am

Congrats on your blog birthday! Three years is a big accomplishment.


April 4, 2013, 4:50 am

Happy 3rd birthday (and many more)! My email is thewellreadredhead at gmail dot com.


April 4, 2013, 11:23 am

Happy, happy birthday! Mine is also this month and also 3 years. I think we only discovered each other’s blogs less than a year ago, maybe much less. Amazing!

Many happy returns!

Thanks for the giveaway, sounds like a great book. leeswammes at gmaildotcom.

Tanya Patrice

April 5, 2013, 4:00 pm

Happy bloggie birthday!!!! I found your blog late last year, but I’m so glad I did :-) I haven’t read anything by Cook, so consider me entered – I also love your description of the book.


April 7, 2013, 7:39 pm

Happy blogoversary! Wow, three years, did you ever envision you would still be blogging? amazing how it takes on a life of its own. Very nice reflection – congrats!


April 8, 2013, 9:12 am

Happy blogging birthday! I’m sorry I missed this earlier! I love your post. I don’t think I’d dare give people a glimpse of my first post ;)


April 16, 2013, 4:31 pm

Isi: Thank you! I hope to be posting for another 3 years ;)

Alice: I guess it’s not bad :)

Heather: Thanks!

Laurie: Thank you!

Rhapsody: Thanks. Yes, it does!

Audra: Thank you!

Jessica: Thank you!

Literary Feline: Thank you. I’m starting to like using Sims pictures!

Belle: Thanks! I hope you continue to blog whenever you can :)

Helen: Thank you!

Rebecca: Thanks! I gave myself a break for it (a bottle of wine seemed OTT).

Teresa: Thanks!

Kim: Thank you!

Kelly: Thanks!

Judith: Thank you! Yes, I can’t believe yours is three years, I always thought you’d been here much longer! I know I found your blog through Iris’s (I believe so, anyway) but can’t remember when.

Tanya: Thanks! Likewise :)

Jennifer: Thanks! You know, I’m not sure I looked that far into the future. I probably hoped so but nothing further than that.

Iris: Thanks, and no worries, you’re very busy right now :) I think if my first post had been a review I might not have ;)



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