Two Years of River City Reading

two years


This is one of those has it really been that long?/how has it only been that long? situations. Part of me feels like I’ve been blogging much longer than two years, especially when I cringe over old posts and mistakes I’ve made. At the same time, I feel very green when I think about how long others have been at this. Still, the last year was a big one in terms of finding my footing and I get the sense that things are moving in the right direction for the ol’ River City Reading. I read some great books, went to some incredible events and met some wonderful people, all because of this blog. It always kind of amazes me. So, thanks for hanging in there…on to year three!


  • Happy blogoversary!!! Here’s to an amazing year three!

  • Nishita

    Your blog has come a long way in just 2 years. Congratulations and wish you more amazing years of blogging to come :)

  • Congratulations on your blogversary! May you have many more successful and enjoyable ones to come!

  • Congratulations! I had no idea you’d only been blogging for 2 years…I would have guessed much longer!

  • Holly @ guninactone

    Woohoo congrats! I’m glad I got to briefly meet you in RVA! I saw you mention recently maybe attending a Roxane Gay appearance – I would have been all over that too, but we moved right at the end of the year!

    • I’m so glad I was able to meet you, too! Roxane Gay was actually last night and it was so great – hope everything is going well with the move :)

  • Ah, happy blogoversary to you, Shannon! I never would have guessed you’ve only been at this for two years. Here’s to many more! :)

  • Jenn Lawrence

    Congratulations!! I couldn’t imagine the blogosphere without you in it!

  • Yay for two years of blogging! Congrats!

  • heather coughlin

    Congratulations on 2 years! You have this blogging-thing down pat, I never would have guessed you hadn’t been doing this your whole life. Happy Blog-iversary!

  • Kerry M

    Happy blog birthday! Can’t wait to see what year 3 holds!

  • Yay, congrats on two years!

  • Susan W

    Mazel tov on this great achievement! Wishing you many more years of great writing, and many more amazing books to be read!

  • Happy ‘blirthday’!!

  • HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY awesome blogiverary! <3

  • Congratulations! i don’t know why this is, but I thought you’d been around a lot longer than two years. You seem so much more established than that. Well done!

  • Happy blogoversary! May your third year in blogging be filled with more awesome books to read and great chatting/book discussions :) I honestly thought you’ve been blogging for a bit longer than 2 years, but that goes to show how well established you are with the blogging and everything :)

  • Happy Anniversary!! So glad you’re here! Here’s to many, many more years!

  • Happy Anniversary!

  • JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

    Happy Blogiversary! Seems like you’ve been here longer than two years though…

  • Congrats! Always fun to look back on cringe-worthy posts from the past…and realize how far you’ve come. :)

  • Congratulations! Hope your next two are just as great!

  • Wow! I would have guessed that you had been blogging for longer than that! Your blog is so polished and your posts are always so creative and thoughtful. I’ve always looked up to you as a blogger! Happy 2nd blog birthday!

  • Words for Worms

    Yaaay! Happy Blogiversary! Here’s to many more!

  • Jennine G.

    So awesome! And amazing as ever! Congrats!

  • Wow- how time flies!! I thought we were both heading into year three. Congrats on your accomplishments- RCR is a great blog with amazing opportunities ahead!

  • Happy Anniversary to one of the most talented, creative, supportive and plain old “cool” bloggers and women in the blogosphere. Here’s to many more!

  • Kelly TheWellReadRedhead

    This blog seems like it’s been around a LOT longer than 2 years! You write like a seasoned veteran. :) Can’t wait to see what else you have in store!

  • guiltlessreading

    Happy happy 2 years! :)

  • Ashley Farley

    Happy Blogiversary!

  • I’m so glad you’re part of this community. Congrats!

  • Happy blogiversary! Here’s to many more :)

  • Happy Blogiversay, hope there are plenty more years of blogging to come

  • Elena

    Happy Blogiversary to you!!! Here’s to 2 more years of great books, people, and events :)

  • Hooray! Happy blogiversary! :)

  • Congrats on two years Shannon! :)

  • Oh congrats. It seems you have blogging much longer. You’re a pro. happy years ahead.

  • AnnabelSmith

    I imagined you’d been blogging much longer than that – your blog is so beautifully presented and consistent.

  • Congratulations! Two years is a huge milestone! By the way, I’ve never seen a cringe worthy-post on this blog (though I know we’re always the harshest critics of our own writing!).

  • I was in India and missed your blogging birthday! This is very belated, but happy blogging birthday anyway!!