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Blogiversary & New Contest

Wow I can't believe I have been blogging a year! I first started blogging back in March, which is the same time I started reviewing books for My blog was born out of a way to keep track of the books I read, even the ones I didn't review for TRT, so I could go back to them when I needed good book suggestions and booktalk ideas. Now I have followers, author interviews, contests and tons of books to read, plus an awesome community of book lovers that I'm so glad I connected with!

So, to say thanks for making this blog a wonderful success, I am hosting a new contest!! The contest will run between now and April 1, to celebrate the start of a new blogging year.

I am giving away three prizes this time.

The grand prize is a pack of books (the first three books I ever reviewed on my blog) and a $10 gift card to The books are:

The Wedding Planner's Daughter by Coleen Murtagh Paratore

Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel

Second & Third Place Prize: $10 Gift Card to

So, how do you enter? (Much like always!)

+1 for every comment you leave between now and April 1st

+1 if you leave me a comment on this post telling me about a book blogging I need to check out and add to my list of blogs to read (can be your own)

+2 for following my blog

+3 if you post about this contest somewhere else

Open to U.S. residents only please

Thanks for being so awesome and good luck!! Winner will be posted April 2.


  1. Woohoo! I want to enter- I already follow you!
    I have to think on the other things... but I will! Congrats on one year!

  2. Whoot! Congrats on one year!


  3. Congrats! Please count me in!

  4. I could snd blogs all day! LOL Can I get an entry for each one??

  5. Happy birthday to your blog! hehe.

    Why don't you check out my blog and let me know what you think about it?

    Some other blogs I'd recommend are:
    Carol at
    Yan at
    Adele at

    I follow you, and I've linked to this contest in my sidebar.

    Thank you!

  6. Congratulations on your 1 year blogoversary! I would love to be entered in your contest. I am a follower and some blogs that I think you should check out are:
    For The Love of Books
    Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf
    and I guess I will add my own:
    Also, I put a link in my sidebar.
    Thanks for the contest!

  7. Congrats on your first year! :D I just celebrated mine too, at my review blog (although I just moved it from MySpace, to blogger).

    I'm also a follower!

    A blog to check out? Mine! :D

  8. Congrats!!!! I am a follower, you should check my blog A Maze Of Books Link:
    Thanks for the great contest!

    -Senfaye :)

  9. Congratulations on your first year. Please include me in your drawing.

  10. Ah, I'm Canadian, can't enter, but some good ones are reviewer X, and this one I just found...

    Very well written, funny reviews.

  11. Congratulations! I already have most of those books, so please don't enter me, but I just wanted to say it's been a great first year!

  12. Thanks for all the wonderful comments-you just brightened up my day!:) I'll check out everyones blogs too-I love discovering new book bloggers.

  13. I am already a follower.
    A blog you should check out: Mine. I'm still new and trying to work everything out, so I've only got a couple of reviews so far...

  14. And I posted about the contest here:


    Since i know you already check out my blog try
    Korianne is pretty awesome!

    Of course I am already a follower

    and i blogged about it here

  16. I'm a follower


  17. I think you should read my blog

  18. Congrats on your first year!!

    I follow your blog too.

  19. Happy, happy blogiversary! I really enjoy your site. I'll have to think about some more blogs for you to visit. There have already been so many good ones listed here (that's great for me!) I'll have to think about that one. In the meantime I'll list my own. I've only been doing this since last fall and I still have so much to learn. It's lots of fun though! Thanks for your contest.

    - I'm already a follower.
    - I've added it to my blog.


  20. +1 Oooh I'd love to enter!
    +2 Already a follower :)
    +3 I posted your contest in my blog!

  21. One year!! Awesome and congrats!!!
    Love reading your's hoping for many more anniversaries!

  22. I'm following!;) Congrats on one year!

  23. Huge congrats on one years bloogging I really need to get you on my radio show

    Across the Pond

  24. Oooooh! Fun! Happy Birthday to the blog! Following already!

    Beth & Nathan

  25. Happy Blogoversary!

    I'd love it if you came and checked out my blog, Au Courant, but I would also like to suggest Reading To Myself. It's a really fun and clean blog created by GirlwiththeBraids.

    I follow you in my Google Reader! :)

    I posted about your contest here.

    Please enter me!


  26. Hi! Please enter me in your contest my name's J.J. Here are two blogs you should check out: and
    They both are really good blogs.

  27. How fun! Happy aniversary!

    You can also check out my blog:

  28. Congratulations! I hope you make it to another year!


  29. I am already a follower.


  30. I think you should check out my blog:

    It's called Peace, Love, Vote Books.

    Congratulations, once again!


  31. Ohh fun! It's been a year? Yay!

    I'm already a follower and a blog you should check out...

    this is hard. i don't know which ones you already know!

    Peeking Between the Pages is great though. Do you need the link?


  32. Happy Blogiversary!

    I don't know which blogs you already follow, but I really enjoy reading posts from A Novel Menagerie.

    It's a book blog but also has weekly movie reviews and a reality show update.

    I also follow your blog.

  33. Happy Blogiversary! I just learned about your site from Alyce of At Home With Books and I love it!

    I'd love to enter the contest :-)


  34. I'm also now following your blog!

  35. And I would love it if you checked out my blog: I review all kinds of books, including some YA.

  36. Happy anniversary! Count me into the giveaway! Thanks!

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

  37. Happy anniversary!!

  38. +1 if you leave me a comment on this post telling me about a book blogging I need to check out and add to my list of blogs to read (can be your own)
    Check out my blog Genevieve's Blog at
    my friends blog Korianne Speaks at

    +2 for following

    +3 if you post about this contest somewhere else-- I posted this contest on my blogs sidebar:


  39. Hey there!

    I realize this giveaway is only open to US residents, but I just wanted to say hello from Ontario, Canada and happy anniversary to you!

    I am a newbie on the blogging scene, and I'm really enjoying all of the friendly people and interesting giveaways.

    If you have a moment, please check out my blog here: BookSnakeReviews and check out one of my reviews.

    I look forward to checking out your site. Happy Reading!

  40. It would appear that my link above isn't working, so I'll try it again. BookSnakeReviews

  41. Check out my blog, Crazy Quilts

    I'll be following you on my Google Reader and posting a little something on my blog!

  42. I would love to enter!

    I have a link to this contest on my blog's left sidebar under cool contests and I am a follower.

  43. Count me in! And I'm following.


  44. Count me in.

    I already follow you.

    Come check out my blog(s).


  45. Awesome contest! Count me in.

    +2 for following my blog

  46. Congratulations! I will be following in the future!

  47. Great giveaway and congrats on your blog -versary!

  48. Congratulations on your blogaversary!

    Here are a couple book blogs I like :

  49. I thought I already entered but I guess not.
    I'm a follower. I like In Bed With Books.

  50. Oh wow! Awesome prizes. Sign me up!

    deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

  51. Meant to add that you're following my blog and I'm following yours, so how many entries does that get me? LOL

    deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

  52. Please enter me into the contest

    and +2 because I am a follower

  53. Wow! You've been blogging for an entire year? That's pretty awesome. Cool contest, btw. One of my favorite blogs is The Book Muncher. It has pretty cool reviews.

    My email is

  54. We're following! You should check out our blog (shameless plug) here !Happy Blogiversary!

    Beth & Nathan


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