Sunday, June 17, 2012

One Year Blogoversary + Giveaway

Yup. Today marks one year. Really, it feels like I've been doing this a lot longer. A year ago I thought, I've read all these books and I barely remember them. I read so fast and furiously, moving quickly from one book to the next, devouring whenever and whatever I can, so some books easily get lost in that frenzy. And then I thought of all the amazing book blogs I'd been following for months and thought I could do that, if only to keep a record of my thoughts and a catalog of the books I'd read.

When I started I'd just moved back to the States after living in Spain for a year. I'd just finished my first year of grad school and had the summer stretched in front of me before I started classes again and started teaching for the first time. I had every intention of following the Ph.D. track I was on. But the more I blogged, the more I read what I LOVED to read, the more I was interacting with authors and other readers, the more I remembered a dream I had when I was in high school.

And that was to work in publishing. In my senior year book I said that my future plans were to become an editor. I'd gone to school with that intention. But somewhere that track shifted. I went from wanting to know everything about contemporary authors, publishing trends, and publishing imprints, to disecting older works of literature and studying dead authors. All that was really great and I loved it for a long time. But I never loved it as much as I love what I do now - working with current texts and discovering the past, present, and future of a vibrant field.

I had no idea when I started this a year ago it would change me so much. I expected it to make a difference, but I didn't know that it would lead me back to a dream I held onto years ago. It's something I didn't know I still wanted. The teaching thing didn't work out (yeah, won't ever do that again. I was NOT meant to be a teacher) and I lost faith in my graduate program and where I was going with it. I wasn't enjoying my work, my studies, or even reading anymore. And then I met the professor who taught my Young Adult Lit class, and she encouraged me to pursue working with YA books. Between that professor and my blog, I feel like I've been led back to what I really want to do and where I want to go.

It's amazing what a year can do. It's amazing how something, so seemingly simple, as this blog led me somewhere unexpected. I'm amazed and blessed.

And you, my dear readers, I appreciate you more than you know. Thanks for caring what I have to say and letting me share my passions with you.

Here's to one year, and hopefully many more.

Because I appreciate you so much, I'm going to have a quick and simple giveaway. There are three books that released this week that I've highly anticipated. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below - you must be 13 or older to enter, giveaway is international as long as Book Depository ships to you. There will be one winner who will get his/her choice of one of these three books. I'll contact the winner by email. Contest will end July 1, 2012 at 12:01 AM.


AND! I've written down a number between 1-25. I have some fun swag - so for US only, if you guess the number I wrote down, I'll send you some swag!

76 comments:

  1. Hi! Thank you at the change to win a great book.

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  2. Happy Blogoversary! I hope you are enjoying blogging so far! Cheers. :)

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  3. Happy Blogoversary!
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway :)
    I've become an aunt this year. I love my little nephew so much :D

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  4. Happy Blogversary! I think it is wonderful how much things have changed for you, since you started your blog! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Happy Blogoversary!! :) What an exciting time, and so fantastic that blogging has taken you back to your real dream. :) Here's to another great year!!

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  6. Wow, this was a truly inspiring post! I've only been blogging for three months but it has changed my life so much!!

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  7. Hi!! In the past year, I have changed jobs and also started a book blog. So my reading has definitely increased. And I've met so many blogging friends; it's been fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Happy blogoversary! Hope you'll keep blogging for years. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Happy blogoversary! Here's to another great year!

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  10. Heyyy!!! :)

    Nothing new or exciting has happened to me in the past year. Such is the way of my life. :)

    Thank you for the giveaway and happy blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Happy blogoversary!!!! Wishing you a fabulous second year.. and many more. :)

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  12. Happy Blogoversary! I can't wait for mine too :)

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  13. YAY! Congratulations! Wishing you many more!

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  14. Happy blogoversary! And thanks for the giveaway :)

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  15. Happy blogaversary! In the last year I have got a kindle and started my own blog! Yay!

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  16. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway, and for making it international. (:

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  17. Happy blogoversary, and thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win For Darkness Shows the Stars...

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  18. I know what you mean, I want to read some books so bad that I speed through it so engrossed that months or a year later, I barely remember what that book was about, I think that is why I joined goodreads too, to keep track of my read so I don't get lost!

    I just borrowed all three of those books from my library and they are currently sitting on my shelf waiting to be read, hopefully I will get to them soon, they look great! And happy blogoversary!!!!!!

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  19. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Happy Blogoversary:) I love your blog, and you're doing great:)

    Thanks so much:)

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  20. Congrats!!! Happy Blogoversary. I absolutely LOVE Mira Grant....lol....random.

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  21. Happy 1 year blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway =) Can't believe how fast this year has gone by, it's already June! Well, it's a big year for me, my oldest son is starting driver's ed (scary), my middle son starts kindergarten (scary), & my youngest is 2 (scary)!

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  22. Congrats!! Thanks for the giveaway :) It's astonishing how fast a year goes by and how much it changes you...

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  23. Happy Blogoversary!!! This year has been good so far. Would love to add one of these books to my collection. I want to have my very own library in my room. I also love and collect swag. Thanks for this great giveaway!
    -Maritza R

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  24. Mmm...in a year, I'm hosting my own blog and reviewing books for a number of book publishers, which is something I've always wanted to do.

    Congrats on your milestone. Happy Blogoversary! And thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. Oh wow, happy Blogoversary! It's absolutely crazy how a year will fly by so fast, especially when you're blogging and just trying to get your feet off the ground. I've had the best time visiting your blog here and there and seeing the fantastic stuff that you have to share. Here's to another great year!!! :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    susanhaugland@att.net

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  26. Happy Blogoversary :) I'm from Portugal and I really like your blog.

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  27. Congratulations on a great blog! One year of awesomeness!

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  28. Happy Blogoversary! I can't believe how fast the year has flown. :)

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  29. Happy Blogoversary! :D
    I was born in China but then I moved to the USA!

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  30. Happy, happy blogoversary!!!! :)

    In the last year, I've started grad school and moved into a nice-sized house from a tiny apartment and made lots of new friends! It's been a good year for the most part. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  31. Happy Blogoversary! In the last year I have become more and more involved with following awesome blogs like yours. This has provided an incredible joy and I thank you so much for being part of my journey :)

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  32. Happy Blogoversary!! I can't believe it's been one year! It passed so fast! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  33. Happy Blogoversary! I was born on the couch while my dad was out getting pizza! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. happy blogoversary!! in the past year i have completed almost all the steps to my car accident recovery : ) thanks for the aweosme giveaway!!

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  35. Hola! And Happy Blogoversary!! I've published a couple of books over the past year and am working towards publishing a couple more before the year is out. I hope your new focus in your studies and your career works out for you and wish you the best!

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  36. Hi!

    Something random? Alrighty, did you know that if you rearrange the letters in Mother-In-Law it spells Woman Hitler? Or that Evian spelled backwards is naive? Or that that if you insert a space in the correct place therapist becomes the rapist?

    Happy blogoversary!

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  37. Hiiii! I'm so glad that you've gotten a chance to follow your dream :)

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  38. My boyfriend of 3 years broke up with me over a text. Little did he know I was more than happy with the breakup. Won a giveaway a week later and chose Why We Broke Up.

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  39. HELLO! Happy Blogoversary! I read the most amazon book this year: MISTBORN by Branden Sanderson. I think you'd totally love it! Check it out! Keep rocking the blog! *high-five of awesomeness*

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  40. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. Cheers to your blogoversary! Keep up the great work!

    Leanne :)

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  42. Happy Blogoversary!!This is a wonderful giveaway. I am excited today because I got to go to a book store. The closest one is about 1 & 1/2 hours away so I don't get to go much. I just walked around and looked at all the books and decided I need to be a millionaire so I can buy all of them!!

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  43. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLOG! && Congrats!

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  44. Happy blogoversary, and those are some great book choices for us to select from! I'm dying to read For Darkness Shows the Stars :D

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  45. Happy Blogoversary, Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway! As for something big happening to me, this year I made a huge career change that involved big steps for me but in the end it has been all worth it!

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  46. Hello friend! Congrats on one year! You've done so much with your blog in this time. Keep it up!

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  47. Hello there! I'm new to your blog, and I'm lovin' it!
    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! and I look for more blogoversaries to come! =)
    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  48. Happy Blogoversary! So much as changed in a year and I am just happy to be here! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  49. Hi :D and Happy Blogversary! Well,I have changed a lot, because been dealing with mother dying...that changes a person a lot. Thats one reason I LOVE reading it is an awesome escape and way to relax :D. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win....love your blog!

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  50. Happy Blogoversary! My life has changed within the past years as I've started going to a new university, started my own blog [Typing Tiara] and started seriously questioning what I want to do with my own life. :]

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  51. Hi, my life has changed. Moved, got offered a new job, my husband has a new job and it makes things stressful. That is why I like to read - to escape!

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  52. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  53. Congrats! Happy blogoversary :)

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  54. Happy Blogoversary! How has my life changed? well I started book blogging, so that was huge:)

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  55. Happy Blogoversary! I started a blog in the past year, so I guess that's kind of changed my life. I'm immersed in the wonderful world of the YA community :)

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  56. Happy Blogoversary! I'm just getting into the blogging community, and I love reading blogs like yours. I wish you many more years of awesome books and interesting stories! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  57. Congrats on the one year Blogoversary. Thank you for giving us awesome reviews.

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  58. Congrats on your blogoversary. Woohoo for you! As for life changers this year, my 30th birthday is in July! I would say that is a pretty big one. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  59. hi...thx u for the giveaway...
    greetings from Indonesia... :)

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  60. Happy Blogoversary! It's crazy how so much can change in 1 year. I haven't had anything as dramatic as what you've gone through, but I've definitely had some changes in my personal and blogging life. I can't believe it's already been a year since some of these things have happened! Time is going by so quickly. :)

    Glad to have discovered your blog and to be here to celebrate your blogoversary with you! Looking forward to another great year!

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  61. Life for me is definitely changing. We just put our house up for sale and are relocating about 3 hours south of our current place. I'm excited and a little nervous. Congrats on your blogoversary!

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  62. Wow, life sure has changed in the past year. My oldest is graduating high school, my 10 year old is entering middle school, and in the past month, I've had 2 heart attacks and just got out of the hospital with another "almost" heart attack. It was caught in time.

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  63. Happy Blogoversary! My life has changed this year by adopting two new cats.

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  64. Happy Blogoversary and thanks for the giveaway! Biggest thing? My oldest turned 5 last week and I can't believe it!!!! It's crazy and I have 18 month old twins!

    Thanks for the giveaway again
    <3Tobi

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  65. Congratulations and thanks so much for the giveaway!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  66. Congrats on your blogoversary, Hannah! <3

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  67. Congrats on your blogoversary! *throws confetti* <3

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  68. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  69. Happy Blogoversary!!!!

    Life hasn't really changed dramatically for me over the last year, same boring stuff as always :) Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  70. Congrats on your blogoversary! I have really enjoyed reading your posts.

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  71. Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on achieving that wonderful milestone! :D

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    - Noely Jeleen

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  72. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Blogoversary!

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

One Year Blogoversary + Giveaway

Yup. Today marks one year. Really, it feels like I've been doing this a lot longer. A year ago I thought, I've read all these books and I barely remember them. I read so fast and furiously, moving quickly from one book to the next, devouring whenever and whatever I can, so some books easily get lost in that frenzy. And then I thought of all the amazing book blogs I'd been following for months and thought I could do that, if only to keep a record of my thoughts and a catalog of the books I'd read.

When I started I'd just moved back to the States after living in Spain for a year. I'd just finished my first year of grad school and had the summer stretched in front of me before I started classes again and started teaching for the first time. I had every intention of following the Ph.D. track I was on. But the more I blogged, the more I read what I LOVED to read, the more I was interacting with authors and other readers, the more I remembered a dream I had when I was in high school.

And that was to work in publishing. In my senior year book I said that my future plans were to become an editor. I'd gone to school with that intention. But somewhere that track shifted. I went from wanting to know everything about contemporary authors, publishing trends, and publishing imprints, to disecting older works of literature and studying dead authors. All that was really great and I loved it for a long time. But I never loved it as much as I love what I do now - working with current texts and discovering the past, present, and future of a vibrant field.

I had no idea when I started this a year ago it would change me so much. I expected it to make a difference, but I didn't know that it would lead me back to a dream I held onto years ago. It's something I didn't know I still wanted. The teaching thing didn't work out (yeah, won't ever do that again. I was NOT meant to be a teacher) and I lost faith in my graduate program and where I was going with it. I wasn't enjoying my work, my studies, or even reading anymore. And then I met the professor who taught my Young Adult Lit class, and she encouraged me to pursue working with YA books. Between that professor and my blog, I feel like I've been led back to what I really want to do and where I want to go.

It's amazing what a year can do. It's amazing how something, so seemingly simple, as this blog led me somewhere unexpected. I'm amazed and blessed.

And you, my dear readers, I appreciate you more than you know. Thanks for caring what I have to say and letting me share my passions with you.

Here's to one year, and hopefully many more.

Because I appreciate you so much, I'm going to have a quick and simple giveaway. There are three books that released this week that I've highly anticipated. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below - you must be 13 or older to enter, giveaway is international as long as Book Depository ships to you. There will be one winner who will get his/her choice of one of these three books. I'll contact the winner by email. Contest will end July 1, 2012 at 12:01 AM.


AND! I've written down a number between 1-25. I have some fun swag - so for US only, if you guess the number I wrote down, I'll send you some swag!

76 comments:

  1. Hi! Thank you at the change to win a great book.

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  2. Happy Blogoversary! I hope you are enjoying blogging so far! Cheers. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy Blogoversary!
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway :)
    I've become an aunt this year. I love my little nephew so much :D

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy Blogversary! I think it is wonderful how much things have changed for you, since you started your blog! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy Blogoversary!! :) What an exciting time, and so fantastic that blogging has taken you back to your real dream. :) Here's to another great year!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, this was a truly inspiring post! I've only been blogging for three months but it has changed my life so much!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi!! In the past year, I have changed jobs and also started a book blog. So my reading has definitely increased. And I've met so many blogging friends; it's been fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Happy blogoversary! Hope you'll keep blogging for years. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Happy blogoversary! Here's to another great year!

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  10. Heyyy!!! :)

    Nothing new or exciting has happened to me in the past year. Such is the way of my life. :)

    Thank you for the giveaway and happy blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Happy blogoversary!!!! Wishing you a fabulous second year.. and many more. :)

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  12. Happy Blogoversary! I can't wait for mine too :)

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  13. YAY! Congratulations! Wishing you many more!

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  14. Happy blogoversary! And thanks for the giveaway :)

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  15. Happy blogaversary! In the last year I have got a kindle and started my own blog! Yay!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway, and for making it international. (:

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  17. Happy blogoversary, and thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win For Darkness Shows the Stars...

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  18. I know what you mean, I want to read some books so bad that I speed through it so engrossed that months or a year later, I barely remember what that book was about, I think that is why I joined goodreads too, to keep track of my read so I don't get lost!

    I just borrowed all three of those books from my library and they are currently sitting on my shelf waiting to be read, hopefully I will get to them soon, they look great! And happy blogoversary!!!!!!

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  19. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Happy Blogoversary:) I love your blog, and you're doing great:)

    Thanks so much:)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Congrats!!! Happy Blogoversary. I absolutely LOVE Mira Grant....lol....random.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Happy 1 year blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway =) Can't believe how fast this year has gone by, it's already June! Well, it's a big year for me, my oldest son is starting driver's ed (scary), my middle son starts kindergarten (scary), & my youngest is 2 (scary)!

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  22. Congrats!! Thanks for the giveaway :) It's astonishing how fast a year goes by and how much it changes you...

    ReplyDelete
  23. Happy Blogoversary!!! This year has been good so far. Would love to add one of these books to my collection. I want to have my very own library in my room. I also love and collect swag. Thanks for this great giveaway!
    -Maritza R

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  24. Mmm...in a year, I'm hosting my own blog and reviewing books for a number of book publishers, which is something I've always wanted to do.

    Congrats on your milestone. Happy Blogoversary! And thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh wow, happy Blogoversary! It's absolutely crazy how a year will fly by so fast, especially when you're blogging and just trying to get your feet off the ground. I've had the best time visiting your blog here and there and seeing the fantastic stuff that you have to share. Here's to another great year!!! :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    susanhaugland@att.net

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  26. Happy Blogoversary :) I'm from Portugal and I really like your blog.

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  27. Congratulations on a great blog! One year of awesomeness!

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  28. Happy Blogoversary! I can't believe how fast the year has flown. :)

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  29. Happy Blogoversary! :D
    I was born in China but then I moved to the USA!

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  30. Happy, happy blogoversary!!!! :)

    In the last year, I've started grad school and moved into a nice-sized house from a tiny apartment and made lots of new friends! It's been a good year for the most part. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Happy Blogoversary! In the last year I have become more and more involved with following awesome blogs like yours. This has provided an incredible joy and I thank you so much for being part of my journey :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. Happy Blogoversary!! I can't believe it's been one year! It passed so fast! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Happy Blogoversary! I was born on the couch while my dad was out getting pizza! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  34. happy blogoversary!! in the past year i have completed almost all the steps to my car accident recovery : ) thanks for the aweosme giveaway!!

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  35. Hola! And Happy Blogoversary!! I've published a couple of books over the past year and am working towards publishing a couple more before the year is out. I hope your new focus in your studies and your career works out for you and wish you the best!

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hi!

    Something random? Alrighty, did you know that if you rearrange the letters in Mother-In-Law it spells Woman Hitler? Or that Evian spelled backwards is naive? Or that that if you insert a space in the correct place therapist becomes the rapist?

    Happy blogoversary!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hiiii! I'm so glad that you've gotten a chance to follow your dream :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. My boyfriend of 3 years broke up with me over a text. Little did he know I was more than happy with the breakup. Won a giveaway a week later and chose Why We Broke Up.

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  39. HELLO! Happy Blogoversary! I read the most amazon book this year: MISTBORN by Branden Sanderson. I think you'd totally love it! Check it out! Keep rocking the blog! *high-five of awesomeness*

    ReplyDelete
  40. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Cheers to your blogoversary! Keep up the great work!

    Leanne :)

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  42. Happy Blogoversary!!This is a wonderful giveaway. I am excited today because I got to go to a book store. The closest one is about 1 & 1/2 hours away so I don't get to go much. I just walked around and looked at all the books and decided I need to be a millionaire so I can buy all of them!!

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  43. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLOG! && Congrats!

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  44. Happy blogoversary, and those are some great book choices for us to select from! I'm dying to read For Darkness Shows the Stars :D

    ReplyDelete
  45. Happy Blogoversary, Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway! As for something big happening to me, this year I made a huge career change that involved big steps for me but in the end it has been all worth it!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hello friend! Congrats on one year! You've done so much with your blog in this time. Keep it up!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Hello there! I'm new to your blog, and I'm lovin' it!
    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! and I look for more blogoversaries to come! =)
    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  48. Happy Blogoversary! So much as changed in a year and I am just happy to be here! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  49. Hi :D and Happy Blogversary! Well,I have changed a lot, because been dealing with mother dying...that changes a person a lot. Thats one reason I LOVE reading it is an awesome escape and way to relax :D. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win....love your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Happy Blogoversary! My life has changed within the past years as I've started going to a new university, started my own blog [Typing Tiara] and started seriously questioning what I want to do with my own life. :]

    ReplyDelete
  51. Hi, my life has changed. Moved, got offered a new job, my husband has a new job and it makes things stressful. That is why I like to read - to escape!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  53. Congrats! Happy blogoversary :)

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  54. Happy Blogoversary! How has my life changed? well I started book blogging, so that was huge:)

    ReplyDelete
  55. Happy Blogoversary! I started a blog in the past year, so I guess that's kind of changed my life. I'm immersed in the wonderful world of the YA community :)

    ReplyDelete
  56. Happy Blogoversary! I'm just getting into the blogging community, and I love reading blogs like yours. I wish you many more years of awesome books and interesting stories! Thanks for this giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Congrats on the one year Blogoversary. Thank you for giving us awesome reviews.

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  58. Congrats on your blogoversary. Woohoo for you! As for life changers this year, my 30th birthday is in July! I would say that is a pretty big one. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  59. hi...thx u for the giveaway...
    greetings from Indonesia... :)

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  60. Happy Blogoversary! It's crazy how so much can change in 1 year. I haven't had anything as dramatic as what you've gone through, but I've definitely had some changes in my personal and blogging life. I can't believe it's already been a year since some of these things have happened! Time is going by so quickly. :)

    Glad to have discovered your blog and to be here to celebrate your blogoversary with you! Looking forward to another great year!

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  61. Life for me is definitely changing. We just put our house up for sale and are relocating about 3 hours south of our current place. I'm excited and a little nervous. Congrats on your blogoversary!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Wow, life sure has changed in the past year. My oldest is graduating high school, my 10 year old is entering middle school, and in the past month, I've had 2 heart attacks and just got out of the hospital with another "almost" heart attack. It was caught in time.

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  63. Happy Blogoversary! My life has changed this year by adopting two new cats.

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  64. Happy Blogoversary and thanks for the giveaway! Biggest thing? My oldest turned 5 last week and I can't believe it!!!! It's crazy and I have 18 month old twins!

    Thanks for the giveaway again
    <3Tobi

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  65. Congratulations and thanks so much for the giveaway!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  66. Congrats on your blogoversary, Hannah! <3

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  67. Congrats on your blogoversary! *throws confetti* <3

    ReplyDelete
  68. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Happy Blogoversary!!!!

    Life hasn't really changed dramatically for me over the last year, same boring stuff as always :) Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  70. Congrats on your blogoversary! I have really enjoyed reading your posts.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on achieving that wonderful milestone! :D

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    - Noely Jeleen

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  72. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Blogoversary!

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