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Happy Blog Birthday to Me

It’s my blog birthday! My very first post was on April 26, 2005, making this blog eight years old!

I’m looking forward to Year 9 being just as fun as the past 8 years! Thank you, everyone, for reading and sharing!

About Elizabeth Burns

Looking for a place to talk about young adult books? Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and let's chat. I am a New Jersey librarian. My opinions do not reflect those of my employer, SLJ, YALSA, or anyone else. On Twitter I'm @LizB; my email is


  1. Happy birthday! I’m very happy that I stumbled across your blog. It’s been wonderfully entertaining and informative.

  2. Congratulations! 8 great years.

  3. Happy Blog Birthday!

  4. Congratulations! I have enjoyed every day of reading your blog.

  5. Happy Blog Birthday, Liz! Here’s to another 8 great years.

  6. Happy Birthday to you and your blog! Also, thank you for providing us with an interesting & thoughtful daily read and adding to our TRB piles. I’ve found some great new books, rediscovered some old friends, and have lots of potentially great reads ahead of me because of you.

  7. Happy blog birthday!! It’s been a great 8 years, and here’s to many more!

  8. Elizabeth Burns says:

    thank you, thank you, thank you! so grateful to you all!

  9. Happy birthday to the tea cozy…that term itself caught my eye years ago and I started reading…I have just always been enamored of “tea cozy” as a concept. And your blog is part of that concept, thanks for the great reading! Here’s to many more!

  10. Make a wish and blow out the virtual candles!

  11. Leigh woznick says:

    Happy blog bday! Have been thinking about starting one but it’s daunting to think about that first post….

  12. Happy blog birthday, Liz! Here’s to many more….

  13. Your blog is almost old enough to help usefully with household chores! Congratulations!

  14. Happy blog birthday to you!

  15. Elizabeth Burns says:

    thanks, guys!

  16. Liz – Quick question: Does your title ever remind you of the Buffy episode where she says: “I don’t want any trouble. I just want to be alone and quiet in a room with a chair, a fireplace and a tea cozy. I don’t even know what a tea cozy is, but I want one.” ? So funny. Now, I have to go watch that episode.