Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My One Year Blogoversary!!!


Can you believe it's been a year?!! I can't I have loved every minute of blogging and I am so happy to have gotten to know so many awesome people. My actual blogoversary was on September 2nd, but since I suck and had nothing planned this is a little late. I originally started my blog because I was constantly telling people about books that I read and loved and decided that instead of driving my friends crazy, why not put my thoughts into a blog instead? So that's exactly what I did. I won't keep babbling about nonsense, but there are some people who I want to thank and who have made my blogging experience so much better. There are more than the people who I mention, but I don't want to make this post like a million pages long.

First I will start off with some really awesome bloggers who have been so awesome to me. Neri @ In the Name of Books was one of my very first blog followers. I started off on Wordpress and she followed me there and then when I moved to blogger she made sure to follow my new blog. It meant so much to me. Andrea @ The Bookish Babe followed me early on, and she has been so supportive. I love her to pieces and I am so glad to have gotten to know her. Giselle @ Xpresso Reads is another person who has been so supportive and helpful. I came across her blog shortly after I started mine and have really looked up to her. Besides that we are pretty much soulmates when it comes to books. I love her face!!  Her blogoversary is coming up in a few days!! Valerie @ Stuck in Books has been really awesome to me too. She is so great to talk to and super nice. I have gotten so many awesome book recommendations from her!! Evie @ Bookish is also another blog that I totally look up to and she is one of the nicest people ever. She is always so sweet and leaves such nice comments. Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette is one of the funnest people ever! She is so awesome to talk to and I look up to her. Her blog rocks and she has such personality. I also love chatting with her on twitter. There are tons of other bloggers who I love and want to thank and I can't thank every one of you individually, but all of you that I follow and visit regularly mean so much to me!  Please don't be offended if I didn't mention you personally. You know I love you!!

A few authors that I really want to thank are K.C. Neal. She was the first author who I read and reviewed and ARC for. At the time my blog barely had any followers, but she still wanted me to read her book anyways, which was fabulous!! She is really nice and I love chatting with her on twitter too. Next I want to thank Angeline Kace. Her book was one of the first books I reviewed on my blog. (Not the very first, but I think it was like the third or fourth.) After I read it, I followed her on twitter and I was so excited when she followed me back. We began chatting and it has been awesome to get to know her. She is also a super nice person and I am so glad that I have been able to get to know her. Again, there are so many other authors who have been great to me, but these two were the first to really make me feel welcome in the blogging world.

I also would like to thank the publishers who have been nice enough to let me read advanced copies of books. I am so grateful to all the authors and publishers who let me read your books ahead of time to help spread the word. It means so much to me!!

Having my blog has been so great! I love interacting with other bloggers, authors, and publishers. I have made so many awesome friends in the past year and I hope to make more. So to say thank you I will be doing a giveaway. I wish I could do something super awesome for you guys, but I am at home with my daughter and hubs only gives me limited spending money. So I will just do a giveaway for a book of your choice up to $15 from The Book Depository. International as long as TBD ships to you. Thank you so much to all of you. I can't even tell you how much every page view and comment mean to me. I never would have thought anyone would care about what I had to say. You all make me smile. I love each and every one of you!!

Some of my firsts!!

My first review: Blood Bound By Rachel Vincent
My first giveaway: Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace
My first NetGalley ARC review: Between the Sea and the Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore
My first book signing as a book blogger: Cassandra Clare for Steampunk Anthology
My first physical ARC: Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin from HarperCollins

Now onto the giveaway:

Book of choice up to $15 from The Book Depository
International as long as TBD ships to you
Must be 13 years old or have parent or guardian permission
If you are caught cheating all of your entries will be deleted.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

103 comments:

  1. Congrats!!!!! *throws confetti* That is such an awesome milestone!

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    1. Thanks!! I can't believe it's already been a year!

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  2. Congrats on 1 year! Ahh so exciting and love your list of firsts. My first book signing as a blogger was Cassandra Clare too.
    Love your blog though! Seriously it's one of my favorites and you are one of the sweetest bloggers I have gotten to know. Happy blogoversary! =)

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    1. Thanks so much Traci! I am so glad that I have gotten to know you too!! You are super awesome!! I love your blog too. :)

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  3. Congrats!! Happy Blogversary! :) Cheers!

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  4. Congrats on your one year blogoversary, Amy! I hope you stick around for many years to come!

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    1. Thank you Kara! I hope so too. I really love having my blog and interacting with so many awesome people.

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  5. Congratulations on one year of blogging - what an awesome blogger you are, too! Love and big hugs, hot stuff!

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    1. Big hugs and love to you too!! I ♥ you!!!

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    1. Thanks babe!! I am so happy to be celebrating a year. I hope I have many more!!

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  7. Congratulations on your one year anniversary. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  8. congratulation!!!
    Happy One Year Blogoversary :D
    thanks for great giveaway^^

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  9. Happy Blogoversary Girly! You've definitely accomplished a lot of great things in the past year. Btw - I love your picture! Mmmm... makes me want a cuppycake :D

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    1. That was the kiddo's cupcake from her B-day last year. I just edited the photo to get rid of two of the candles haha!! Thanks babe!!

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  10. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  11. Aww YAY! Congrats! I'm behind you by like seven months or something like that. I'm just barely getting my junk in order. LOL

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    1. Haha!! Well, I think your blog is great!! I thought you had it for longer than that! :)

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  12. Congrats girl!! So honored to be mentioned by you on your post. You made my day.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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    1. You deserve to be mentioned. You have been a great supporter of my blog, and you always RT me and are just awesome!!

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  13. Congrats!! Happy Blogoversary!!

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  14. Happy Blogoversary! This is awesome, your blog is great:)

    Thank you:)

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  15. Aw, happy blog birthday, Amy! Congrats on hitting the one year mark! Here's hoping for another great one! :)
    - Lauren

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    1. Thanks Lauren!! It has been so awesome and I am looking forward to more great years!!

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  16. Happy Blogoversary! I really liked your lists of firsts :D
    Penny Pe

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    1. I thought that my list of firsts was fun. I figured with it being my 1st blogoversary I should include some notable firsts on my blog. :)

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  17. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for sharing your firsts! Those are always fun to look back on.

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    1. I had to go back through my blog to check lol! Thanks babe!!

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  18. Congratulations once again on a whole year!! Such a fantastic accomplishment!! :D

    Wishing you many more <3

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    1. Thanks Michele!! It has been great. I have to say the best thing about it has been getting to know awesome people like you. :)

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  19. Congrats! What an awesome achievement! And I completely agree on how hilarious Bookish Brunette is :)

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    1. I know right?! Ashley is freaking awesome. She makes my day. I can always count on her for a smile, a laugh, or some type of entertainment.

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  20. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!
    Your blog is one of my very, very favorites and we (almost) started blogging at the same time. (I started a few weeks after you.)
    Your posts and vlogs always make me smile!

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    1. Aww thanks so much hon! Your blog is one of my favorites too. (Otherwise I wouldn't stalk it daily lol) You make me smile too.

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  21. CONGRATS!!!!!!!! *hands you cake* That is amazing and I'm happy for you!! Enjoy your One year bloggy anniversary!!

    And awesome giveaway!! :)

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  22. OH MY GOD AMY CONGRATS ON YOUR ONE-YEAR BLOGOVERSARY! AHH I hope you're blogging for a long time so I get to annoy you all day ;) And I agree Giselle is such an awesome blogger! :D Congratulations again Amy *squeeze hugs*

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    1. Thanks chick!! I am so glad to have gotten to know you. You don't annoy me at all. ;) I love chatting with you and your comments always rock!!

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  23. Squee!!! I'm so happy for you, Amy. I'm so excited to be included as your friend. You are the sweetest , most supportive girl ever. I'm wishing you another happy year!

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    1. Thank you Andrea!! You have been so awesome since the beginning. I am so happy to have "met" you. You are a wonderful friend!

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  24. Congratulations on your 1 year Blogoversary!

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Congratulations lady pants!!!! It's been so awesome getting to know you this past year or so and becoming friends wiff you <3333 Love you to pieces!!

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    1. Awww love you too chick!! You are awesome and I am glad that we have become friends!

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  26. Congrats on one year, Amy!

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  27. Happy blogoversary! Make sure to have cake in celebration :)

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  28. Congrats!! I'm a new follower but I'm super happy for you whether I know you or not! It always feels good when you reach a ''mile stone''! Although I haven't had a blogversary yet! ;)

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  29. Happy Blogversary! I hope you have many happy blogging times. ;)

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  30. Happy Blogoversary to you! I can't believe it's been a year! I'm an old follower of the blog and I love visiting it! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  31. Happy Blogoversary and wishes for many more!! :D Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway and for your generosity!

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  32. Happy Blogoversary sweetie ^^

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  33. Congrats on one full year!

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  34. Happy blogoversary. Congrats on hitting the one year mark! :)

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  35. Congrats! Happy blogoversary. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  36. Congratulations!
    Happy blogoversary! May you have many more in future. :D

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  37. Yay congrats and Happy Blogoversary!! Keep up the amazing work! :D

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  38. Happy 1 year blogoversary.
    Thanks for the giveaway and open it internationally

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  39. Happy Blogoversary Amy!!! That is awesome! Congratulations! Love your blog :-)

    Thanks for the giveaway too! :-)

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  40. Congrats! Happy Blogoversary!!!

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  41. Happy Bloggersary and Congrts :)

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  42. Congrats on your 1 year anni! :) I'm a new follower and glad I've found your blog--you rock! :D

    Stop by and say hey anytime! http://donniedarkogirl.blogspot.com

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  43. Congrats on the blogoversary! :)

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  44. Congratulations! Happy Blogoversary!

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  45. Congrats on the milestone! :)

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  46. Happy Blogoversary, and thanks for hosting a giveaway :)

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  47. Woo hoo!!! Happy Blogoversary!!! Here's to many more =) x

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  48. Happy blogoversary and thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  49. Happy Happy Anniversary Wishing you many many many more .

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  50. Congratulations! And thanks for the awesome-blossom giveaway! :D
    -Josheka @ http://reading24x7.blogspot.in/

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  51. Congratulation. Happy Blogoversary! :D

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  52. Well, duh! Of course I'll leave you a comment! Who wouldn't?!?! How rude!!

    Happy Blogoversary!!!! So many of you guys (as in my faves) must have all started your blogs around the same time!!! I think kiddos went back to school and moms went nuts ;)

    Seriously, congratulations and thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  53. Happy blogoversary and thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. I'm so lame on getting to congratulate you, because I haven't been able to visit as much! But congrats!! And I'm so glad to have met you via book blogging, it's been awesome to become friends! Cake all around!

    Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

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  55. Congratulations and thank you for the great giveaway!

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  56. Happy blogoversary!!!! Congrats and thanks for the giveaway :)

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  57. wow congrats <3 it's so amazing to see growing love toward books nowadays <33
    keep going~~! and stay strong!

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  58. Congrats! I hope you celebrate with lots o cake!

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  59. Congrats! Happy blogoversary! :)

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  60. It's so amazing that you've only been blogging for a year, Amy, it seems like you're so much more experienced! Your reviews are so incredible, and helpful to, in helping me decide what to pick up. I look forward to reading your blog for many, many more years! <3

    Congrats Amy!!

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  61. Congrats on your 1 year blogoversary!

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  62. Yay! Congrats on your anniversary. ^_^

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  63. Happy 1st blogoversary! Mine will be in less than 20 days... *excited*
    And thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. Congratulations and to many more. *Cheers*

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  65. Congratulations!!! :) Happy One Year Blogoversary!!! And to many more!
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  66. Happy Blogoversary!!!
    Thank you for sharing your excitement with us with this giveaway :)

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  67. Have a very happy blogoversary, congratulations! Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway as well!

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  68. Happy Blogversary! You have done a very nice work, your blog is kinda flawless <3 Keep the good work and thank you for hosting the giveaway :)

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  69. Congrats on one year! Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  70. Happy blogoversary... keep blogging and making giveaways :D

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  71. Amy, ahh! Congratulations on the one year--that's epic! It makes you realize that time for sure flies!(: Here's to many more years!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. Congrats on your one year blogoversary!!
    Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway :)

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  73. Thanks for the giveaway! But more importantly, CONGRATS!!

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  74. Congrats on your one year blogoversary!! I hope I'll be able to celebrate mine in a year! Happy blogging :)

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  75. WEll Happy Blogoversary...Happy Blogoversary...Happy Blogoversary to you!! :) Congrats on the accomplishment :)

    truwinner@gmail.com

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  76. Happpy Blogoversary to You! You totally deserve it with your fantastical blog! :D

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