A Christmas Card To The Readers of Lilja’s LibraryPosted: December 15, 2016, 09:10:51
2016 is soon over. 16 days left and then it’s 2017. And what a year 2016 have been here at Lilja’s Library. I can’t remember a single year during the 20 years I have been running the site that I have actually spoken with so many of you! And that is one of the things I’m so very happy about; that I have been able to reach so many of you. Some of you I have been talking to one on one, some in emails, some as a group with facebook chats and some through the podcast I run with Lou. Either way, I love talking King with all of you and I hope we will continue doing that.
Another thing I’m extremely happy with is that I could finally tell you about my upcoming book “Shining in the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja’s Library”. It’s been in the works for 1,5 years more or less and I have been dying to tell you all about it. Well not I can and I can’t think about a better way to celebrate the fact that the site has been online for 20 years. 20 years! That is a long time. A lot has happened during those 20 years. Some of you have been with me from the start, some just found the site a month ago but either way you have been a great support.
The reason the site exists is 1) because I love King’s work and I love to spread the word about it and 2) because you enjoy the site and come back for more. Would the site still be here if no one visited? Well, I actually think it would. For my own sake. Would it be as much fun to run the site if no one got in touch with me, telling me about your last King book, asking something, showing a photo of a King reference and so on? Hell no!
So, I’m not very good at sending Christmas Cards (ask my relatives) so this is my Christmas Card to you, my thanks for your support and my wish for an even better 2017, all bundled up in one. I know there are still 16 days left of 2016 but with Christmas coming up and all the things you do with family and friends a lot of you might not be spending that much time online during the next couple of weeks as you normally do. For that reason, I wanted to get this out now. In time for you to read before you disconnect and spend time with family and friends. I will still be here though, each day at least for a short time, reading mails, checking facebook and twitter and so on so if you feel like getting in touch, talking King or just say “Hi”, don’t hesitate.
OK, it’s time to wrap this up and get back to King. Before we do that though I just want to again thank you all for your support and friendship during 2016 and during the 20 years Lilja’s Library has been online. It’s a joy and pleasure to run the site thanks to you all!
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year! / Lilja