KAY S. (Oregon) has won
Running on Empty
BARBARA B. (Missouri)
Missing Persons: A Kate Conway Mystery
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT ENTERED!!
This was a very popular giveaway!!
I appreciate each and every one of you!
I wish you could all be winners in this giveaway
because I sure am a winner with all you
wonderful followers, my friends.
I never realized how fulfilling blogging could be,
sharing my thoughts and my books.
Earlier this week I saw a variety of posts for Book Blogger Appreciation Week telling their blogging stories. If you are a long time follower you know my story but for those new followers here’s just a little bit of my blogging story.
In March 2001 I was in an accident where I rolled my full size van. Wasn’t wearing a seat belt which in this case was a good thing because I was thrown out of my seat which was totally crushed. Technically I should be dead but by the grace of God I am still here. My right side is paralyzed but the left side works pretty well. With the exception of forgetting a few things, my brain is still working. I used to be quite a crafty person but a few years ago when my daughter wanted to learn to knit and crochet I had no memory of how to even get started. Thankfully my mother-in-law was able to step in. Now I read books about all the crafts I used to love to do. I think that is why I love cozies so much. (I still have enough fabric in totes to open my own fabric store and quilts in progress that I hope someday will be completed. :)).
After a lengthy recovery time I was able to work as a bookkeeper for our church. Getting out a couple of days a week was fantastic, until the new pastor at our church decided I was an obstacle to a agenda and had me fired. I was devastated until a friend I met at PaperbackSwap encouraged me to start a blog. Lori of Lori’s Reading Corner is the one who gets the credit for the start of Dollycas’s Thoughts and again when Blogger forced me to switch to WordPress and this current blog.
I often wonder what my quality of life would have been without the internet. The people I have met online have given as much, maybe more strength that I get from people I meet face to face. I have surpassed my doctor’s expectations in a big way and I think my online friends are the reason. I get up every morning and get on this computer to see what you all are up to, and to let you know what’s happening with me. Sharing my thoughts, my books, my life with all of you.
Thank you all for following Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book!!!