My Fourth Anniversary

My kids making a gingerbread house
It's hard to believe, but today is the fourth anniversary of the Unexpected Twists and Turns.(The link is to my very first post: Ice Cleats Anyone?) Not only have I written over 400 posts, but I have exceeded my expectations in terms of pageviews. I have EL James and Fifty Shades of Grey to thank for that. I guess I used the right keywords, title and embedded links for my review to rank high in the search engine results, because I certainly got a lot of hits and comments.

You may have also noticed that I did not write as often this year and that I reviewed a lot more books, show, films, etc. As some of you already know, I began blogging when my son was but a babe, and my daughter was in kindergarten. Blogging was a great way to connect with people while staying home with my kids. Today, my son is in kindergarten, and my daughter is a pre-teen in fifth grade. Needless to say, I feel a little more comfortable leaving them with a babysitter for a night on the town. This year, I also started writing for a group of talented people at Rover Arts. They are the ones responsible for sending me some great books as well as tickets to review shows here in Montreal. If you'd like to subscribe to The List, Rover's weekly listing of things to do in Montreal, click here.

Yesterday, on a trudge to pick up my daughter's friend.
Over the next year, I will continue to blog at about the same frequency, as we now have homework, chores, piano lessons, and then there will be swimming lessons in the spring. Yep! We're busy. The themes may change slightly, but you can be sure that there will be more on books and films, plus a few posts on my neighbourhood.

I'd like to thank you all for your support, especially my email subscribers who have been reading my posts since the very beginning. Cheers!

Here's a list of my most popular posts this year:
Review: 50 Shades of Grey
Success: Don't Be That Guy
Montreal: 200,000 People Demonstrate
The Year of the E-book: Fifty Shades of Grey and Oprah
The Return by Dany Laferrière
 Ru by Kim Thuy



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