Hey there Marauders.
Padfoot and Prongs here bringing you a very special post. That's right, 2 years ago today P&P were sitting in pretty much the same positions in front of our CP's writing our very first post. Crazy right!?! We are amazed, shocked, and proud to have been producing literary posts for this long with no end in site.
We thought in honor of our 2 years it would be fun to kind of 'recap' some of our favorites things we have done for you all and talk about what we are looking forward in the next 2 years of our blog life.
Padfoot: One big moment for me had to be when we opened up our Etsy store. I was incredibly proud of the items we made, and also so happy that we got such a great response. Although the store is on hiatus, I look forward to bringing it back in the near future and to continue making the best literary items we can :).
Prongs: This is probably a favorite moment+favorite post. When I turned 20 I sent Ray Bradbury a 'love letter' after finishing 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'. In it I told him about how Bradbury and I have birthdays 1 day apart, just like the 2 main characters in his book. He responded with a fabulous Birthday Card for me, that I still cherishhhhh.
Padfoot: An obvious choice for me would be Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. This was my first reading of the book, and has become one of my favorite books of all time. Also, even though I never wrote a review for it, I'd have to say Paradise Lost by John Milton. I read it for the first time in a Milton class that I took here at Ohio State, and although it was VERY hard to read (even with help of the class) I still think it is one of the most beautiful books I've read lately.
Prongs: It is crazy to look back at the reviews and remember some of the wonderful titles I have gotten through over the past few years.
I'd have to say the 2 that stand out most in my mind are East of Eden by John Steinbeck and Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. Both titles has a strong visceral impact on me, and their lessons and words have stayed with me till this day. They are also 2 of the reviews that I am post proud of.
Padfoot: I'd have to say my moment would be meeting Ernest Hemingway's grandson. If you would harken back with us to this post here you will remember what a grand old time we had drawing pictures and not paying attention to his crazy stories. And also again, opening up our Etsy store!
Prongs: I'm not sure if I would say 'favorite' as much as 'memorable', but all of the Harry Potter moments that we have shared together, plus with other bloggers have been some of my favorite memories. I remember writing 'this' nerd note about the ending of HP and it is still s true today as it was back then. It has been fantastic to be apart of a community that can share in our similar love.
Another favorite moment was designing our first 'Good Books Inc' shirt. Little did I know that sitting and making a simple design would be the first step into making 'Good Books Inc' a reality, and it is amazing to see how far we have come since those early days.
2 years+ and beyond....
- A 'Good Books' podcast, hosted by yours truly. We will discuss various literary topics, books, and just generally anything new going on in the literary world.
- Good Books Inc 'Ready is Sexy Calender 2012'. Over the next year we will be hard at work compiling a calender for all you literary lovers featuring various 'models' from the literary world in some alluring poses while doing the thing we love best... READING!
- Interviews with authors, bloggers, and literary folk in general. We plan on doing some interesting interviews here in the near future with some exciting interviewees you are sure to love.
- More reviews, posts, and of course contests!!!
There you have it folks, so much to look forward to in 2011. Padfoot and Prongs will be taking the next few weeks off to holiday it up at home, and to start preparations for the new year. We will return with everything we have mentioned and more, including your old favorites 'Tattoo Tuesdays' and 'caption contests'.
From the bottom of our mischievous hearts we want to thank you all again soooo much for an amazing 2 years of literary goodness. We had no idea when we started this blog what kind of wild ride we were in for, and we couldn't be happier.
read and rock on guys!