Thoughtful Thursday: Happy 11th birthday to us!

Happy Birthday, FanLitHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

This month marks our ELEVENTH birthday!

Yep, we’ve been hanging out together (well, some of us) since June 2007!

To celebrate, we’re giving away gifts!

FIVE commenters from the US will receive some FanLit BOOKMARKS (quite practical!) and a cozy FANLIT T-SHIRT (as long as we still have your size). Or, if you prefer, you may choose a book from our stacks.

FanLit T-shirt

You can leave any sort of comment — a birthday wish, an admission of how many days/years you’ve been wasting your time edifying yourself at our site, suggestions for what you’d like to see happen at FanLit in the future, a festive natal day poem. Whatever! Just make sure to click the little notification box so you’ll know if you won, or check back in about 10 days.

Thank you for spending your time with us!

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  1. Viki S. /

    Wow! 11! That is fantastic – Congratulations. Here’s to many more years :)!

    • Many thanks, Viki! It’s been a crazy ride so far, and I can’t wait to see what the next 11 years bring. :)

  2. Congratulations.

    Even though I still consider myself to be practically computer illiterate, I guess I’m an old geezer comparatively speaking. Well, I am an old geezer, but that’s another story. Got onto the ‘net back in October ’99, and created my site,, in July 2000, so I’ll be celebrating an 18th anniversary next month. Welcome to the double digit club.

  3. Tom Britz /

    Happy 11th, Fantasy Literature! I hope you have many more.

  4. Fee Roberts /

    Congrats on 11 years! Quite an accomplishment!

  5. Sethia /

    11 years, wow have you guys have a lot of words in you! Love you, Happy Birthday!

  6. Richard Fisher /

    Happy birthday! I love reading the reviews. Its nice to find someone else who feels the same about a book you enjoy.

  7. John Smith /

    It’s a bit like a cookbook, where you can appreciate all the splendors, but knowing you’ll never be able to consume them all!

  8. Noneofyourbusiness /

    Happy birthday! Thanks for giving on the occasion of your own birth. This site was a relatively recent find for me, but a lucky one.

  9. April /

    Congratulations! You’re one of my go-tos for book reviews – and I especially like when you have several reviews of the same book to give different opinions.

    • Thanks, April! It’s good to know that our policy of reviewing books by more than one person helps — funny that one person can find a book worthy of four stars, while another can’t even finish it — but vive la difference!

  10. Lady Morar /

    A very merry unbirthday to you!

  11. The Distinguished Professor /

    Wow, 2007? I remember when you were a sparkle in the Internet’s eye!

  12. Happy birthday! Here’s to many more years of reading great books and sharing the love!

  13. Matt McAbee /

    Happy birthday

  14. Happy 11th! Thanks to all of our readers for supporting and commenting, and thanks for all your hard work in making this a great site, Kat!

    My 3rd anniversary with this site will be next month, so maybe I can have a mini-celebration. Eat some chocolate, or read an extra-good book. Or both. That’s the ticket!

  15. Mark /

    11 yrs, that’s AWSOME!!!

  16. Congratulations! 11 years…wow!

  17. Congrats! :)
    Happy Birthday FanLit!

  18. Congrats and happy birthday! 11 internet years is like 220 in human years ya?

  19. Jonathan /

    Congratulations! I’ve discovered some of my favorite authors on here. In particular, I probably would have never read Ilona Andrews if I hadn’t won Magic Burns from your Stacks. Thank you so much for all that you do!

  20. Trey /

    Wow! Happy Birthday!
    I hit the site almost daily and probably spend more time here than I want to think about.

  21. Margo /

    Wishing you a fantastic birthmonth! And many more fantasy filled years to come. I don’t remember when I found you, but I know I’m glad I did :)

    • Sandy Ferber /

      Thanks for the kind words, Margo! We reviewers here feel exactly the same way….

  22. Eleven years! That’s quite an accomplishment. Congratulations!🎉🎈

    • Sandy Ferber /

      Thanks very much, Susan! Most of the congrats should go to Kat Hooper, BTW, the lady who started this site and is the mainspring behind it….

  23. Bill Siravo /

    your reviews help me find books. Thanks

  24. mary henaghen /

    I love the reviews! Happy Birthday!!!

  25. Richard Fisher, you win a FanLit Tshirt and a bookmark.
    if you live in the USA,
    Please contact me (Marion) with your shirt size and a US address. Happy reading!

    Thanks to all of you loyal readers for these great comments! It’s great to be part of such a lively community.

    • Noneofyourbusiness /

      Are you going to have a separate comment for each of the five winners of this giveaway?

  26. And our other 4 winners are: April, Mark, Sethia and Tom Britz

    If you live in the USA, you win a tshirt (or book from our stacks if you prefer) and bookmark.
    Please contact me (Marion) with your shirt size and a US address. Happy reading!

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