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Saturday, August 3, 2013
Have you all missed me? I've missed you guys tons! I've seen some of you on twitter lately but I miss seeing you on my blog. Of course, that has been my fault.

As you probably know, I haven't been blogging lately since I was before unable to get enough computer access lately. However, now that I have my brand-new and gorgeous laptop, I can finally resume! I am very excited about this and I see some fabulous new things in the near future for all of us.

I'm hosting an Authors are Rockstars tour stop on the 20th, so you should check back for that! Weekly features will also resume and I'll be holding some sort of giveaway to celebrate my being-backness. I can't wait to start blogging and posting reviews! I think I've missed it more than I realized, and I'm looking forward to joining the community again.

Also! I have at some point surpassed 500000 pageviews! I'm sorry that I missed it before, but I'm not sorry that it happened! This is very exciting news for me and I hope that you all will stay with me until some day in the future I can reach 1000000.

I know I have been horrible about this lately, so thank you for sticking with me.

And while we are on the topic of thanks, I have a story! Do not be misled by the word story. It is rather a boring story, and it also isn't much of a story. So. Anyway, the other day I received this lovely box of six gorgeous, gorgeous books from Amazon. First I was excited, and then I realized I haven't ordered any books lately. So I checked the packing form and the box, but there was no gift message or name to indicate who it was from. I LOVE everything, and it's wonderful and generous, but I really wish I had someone I could thank! So, if you are the wonderful, darling person who sent me this mystery box, please let me know so I can thank you!

On to more interesting topics. I plan to resume daily blogging within one-two weeks, once I've a had a chance to catch up on some things. So, I look forward to seeing all of your faces here again! Much love as always.

(ALSO: I apologize for my header being down. I plan to get that back up ASAP, but please bear with me until I do.)



  1. Welcome back!! Congrats on the 500k pageviews that is awesome.

  2. She's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!! *happydances around the house then proceeds to tacklehuggleglomp Annabelle* Welcome back love! ^.^


    Also, that is sort of weird about the books o_O BUT YAY!!!

  4. Welcome back! Nice a mystery box from a mystery person (: wonder who sent it.. congrats on the pageviews, that is a lololot!

    Leigh, LBS★

  5. Yes Annabelle! You're finally back! :) I've been waiting for you to get back ;) And that mystery angel is so sweet!
    Happy blogging, and I can't wait to read more of your wonderful posts and reviews! :D

  6. EEEEK!! Hihihihi!! :) I'm glad you're back, girlfriend. Nice to see Sparkles and Lightning back in my inbox! ;)

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  7. I'VE MISSED YOU SO MUCH ANNABELLE! <33 I'm glad you're going to be posting soon, and I can't wait to see your Authors are Rockstars post that sounds so amazing and fun! :)



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