Thursday, August 5, 2010


I'm late for everything else so why not my own blogoversary!

It was one year ago today that I started this blog! I met Ryan (Wordsmithonia) on Twitter and thanks to him (thank you Ryan!), I was introduced to the wonderful world of book blogging.  I had been unofficially blogging about books over on MySpace, but I had no idea that there existed this awesome community.  So glad I found out!

Some notable events in my first year of book blogging:
This has been such a wonderful first year of blogging! I love the book blogging community.  My fellow bloggers are some of the best people I have ever met! I also appreciate my followers so much (I passed 200 recently by the way...thank you!) for taking the time to stop by and for leaving such awesome comments.  A book blog is not only a deeply personal experience, but a huge social one as well.  I hope to be blogging for many years to come. =O)

And now, in honor of my blogoversary and my 200+ followers, I am hosting a giveaway!

  • Giveaway is open to USA only (I'm so sorry International followers, but my family is still in a bad financial rut!)
  • This is a 6 book giveaway of gently used books and/or ARCs I have read and reviewed on this blog. 
  • There will be 3 winners--1st place winner will win their choice of 3 books, 2nd place winner will win their choice of  2 books from the remaining three and 3rd place winner will win the 1 remaining book.
  • You must leave a comment with your email address.
  • You do not have to be a follower, but followers will get +1 bonus entry.
  • Get another +1 bonus entry if you share on Twitter, Facebook OR your blog (sidebar is fine).  (Only one bonus entry will be given)
  • This giveaway will end on August 31, 2010 @ 11:59 pm.  I will draw the 1st place winner on September 1st and notify the winner so they can make their choices.  Then I will go on to the 2nd place winner and third place winners in the same manner.  I will announce the winners here on September 1st.

(Click the book title to read my review)

ARC of Winter's End by Jean-Claude Mourlevat

ARC of 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs

Fragile by Chris Katsaropoulos

ARC of The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen

Cardboard by Fiona Place

Hush by Kate White

Good luck! I would like to thank you again for being my followers (or if you're just stopping by for the first time) and celebrating my blog's 1st birthday!


Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. It means so much.

I apologize for word verification, but as soon as I changed the settings from only users with Google accounts, I started receiving a ton of spam comments...within one hour of changing the settings. The bots are on high alert apparently.

  1. A very happy Anniversary to you dear and mannnnny more!!!! :)
    And don't feel bad I forgot mine as well LOL I hope to catch it next year and have a little blog party.


  2. No need to enter me. I am trying to reduce the number of books on my I do want to wish you a happy blogoversary!

  3. Happy anniversary! :)
    Cool contest!
    Please consider me: suitejuju(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Don't enter me, my friend, but I wanted to stop by and congratulate you on how far you have come! You have done such a wonderful job it is really hard to believe that you have only been here for a year. I am so glad to have 'met' you and share our hobbies with each other. Good luck on your future endeavors and I hope you continue to enjoy the blogging world!

  5. Congratulations on your first year. I've really enjoyed following you, lo these many months.

  6. forgot to leave my email:

  7. Wow! Happy Blogoversary!! You've accomplished a lot in a year.

    It's amazing to me when someone relatively new has so much going on. Congratulations!

  8. Happy One Year of blogging!

    I am a follower. Please enter me in the contest.

    yo teach 24 at comcast dot net

  9. Happy one year, my friend! So glad I got to meet you through blogging. You've become an awesome friend!

    Please enter me in. I am a follower.

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

  10. Happy Blogoversary!

    I'm from Germany and I can understand very well the reasons for a national giveaway.

    Keepon your good work.

  11. Happy Blogoversary! This is a very cool place. I especially appreciate the background music!

    Amy S.
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  12. Great giveaway! Please enter me.


  13. Congratulations! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower.

  14. Congrats kiddo! It's been a pleasure getting to know you over the last year and I hope we have many years ahead of us.

    Thanks for the giveaway by the way and I'm an old follower.

    Have a great week and hopefully I will be able to stop by twitter tonight.

  15. Happy Blogoversary!

    I would like to enter this contest!

    I am a GFC follower.


  16. Well, happy blogoversary!!! It's been such an eventful year, I am amazed!!! You're a fab blogger!

  17. Happy Blogiversary!

    I am a follower

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  18. I'm a follower!

    Amy S.
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  19. This books look awesome!

  20. Happy blogoversary!

    +1 Follower
    +1 Shared on Twitter:

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  21. Happy Blogoversary! I would love to win any of these books. Thanks for the chance.


  22. I follow on GFC.


  23. Sounds great!

    I left a link in my sidebar.

    basicallyamazingbooks [at] gmail [dot] com

  24. Happy Anniversary Michelle!!! :)

    I'm so glad we met on MySpace...

    You've had a busy blog year!!! WOW!!!

    Congratulations on all you accomplished... SO FAR!!! :)

    May you have many more book blog anniversaries!!!


    Lisa :)

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