I am four years old today – and it’s Day 2 of my Blogiversary Giveaway!

You only have one fourth birthday, but I’m taking two days to celebrate the 4th Blogiversary of The 3 R’s Blog: Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness!

The festivities began yesterday, and here’s a quick recap of what’s going on.

I opened sign-ups for two read-alongs. Well, I hope they’ll be read-alongs – I’m planning to re-read both of these books this year, and I’d love to have company to discuss them with! Fellow re-readers and first-timers are both welcome.

I/we will read Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott in May, and you can join that one here:

We won’t be reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood till August, but you can already join that one here:

I am conducting a Blogiversary Giveaway, but it’s one with a charitable twist – I think that makes for a win for everyone!

**For each participant in a Read-Along, AND for each comment on both yesterday and today’s posts, I will donate $1 for disaster relief through Writers for the Red Cross. Anyone who signs on for both readings will be counted twice and generate a $2 donation.**

And today I will up the ante: If you include a question for me in your comment today – to be answered in a future post – your comment will generate $2 for the Red Cross. (You can also ask your question on my Tumblr, if you’d rather, and it’ll still be worth $1.)

Since my Blogiversary comes so early in the year, not much has changed since my threepartreview of 2010, so I’ll just include the links to that and to my Popular Posts and Personal Favorites page – you’re always welcome to visit my archives. As of this week, they contain 1450 posts, so I need to start thinking of something really major to mark the 1500-post milestone this blog will reach very soon!

I’m not sure exactly how soon it will get there, though. I often think about scaling back here – to three or four posts per week instead of five or six – but I don’t seem able to follow through on it very well. I really do like it here – and I’m afraid that if I don’t come around as often, my friends won’t either, and I’d really miss you!

Thank you for helping make The 3 R’s Blog one of Technorati’s Top 100 Books Blogs.

Thank you for helping me raise money for the Red Cross via your comments and questions in my Blogiversary Giveaway.

Thank you for reading here and being here, and I hope you’ll stick around for my fifth blogiversary, 366 days from today (2012 is a leap year)! I’m pretty sure I’ll still be here.

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