My 2009 has already gotten off to a rocking start: I am delighted and honored that Wynken de Worde has gotten a 2008 Cliopatria Award for Best New Blog. I started this blog last summer by sharing it with just a few friends, and have been slowly expanding its audience since then with the help of Folger denizens and other early modern bloggers. I've been grateful to all of you who have been following what I've been thinking about, commenting and linking and sharing your thoughts about books and early modern culture. In this age (yet again!) of information overload, I'm honored that you include my posts in your wanderings. And I'm looking forward to more posts: there's more to say about the Folger's digital collection, the use of woodcuts, how books act as social transactions, and even about Frances Wolfreston!
So happy new year wishes to all of you. May your 2009 be full of books and reading, information and beauty, solitary pleasures and social joys, the past and the future--and may your path never cross with bookworms or computer viruses!