Friday, January 25, 2013

My 3rd Blogoversary and Giveaway

Apparently, my third blogoversary was last month and I forgot all about it!  Wow! I can't believe it's been three years.  A lot has happened in three years! Here are some highlights:

       *Written over 820 posts
       *Met some amazing authors--some of my favorites include: Sara Shephard, Cassandra Clare,  Holly Black, Emily Giffin, Richelle Mead, Michelle Zink, Melissa Marr, Adele Griffin, Dianne Salerni, Cyn Balog, Amy Brecount White, Jeri Smith-Ready, and Jennifer Hubbard.
       *Met some awesome bloggers and bookish friends
       *Traveled to Key West (twice!), Ireland, Italy, Outer Banks, Jamaica (twice!), Sanibel Island, and of course, the shore!
        *Had a baby, which has changed my life for the better!
        *My recommendations for summer reading were featured in Woman's World magazine
        *My photograph of Key West was used for an invitation to a company's party in Chicago
        *Taught middle school English and literacy, which means I get to talk about books everyday!

Check out some of my popular posts (according to page views) from the past three years:
       *Divergent by Veronica Roth
       *2012 Beach Reads and Summer Reading List
       *We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
       *2011 Beach Reads and Summer Reading List
       *The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
       *The Help by Kathryn Stockett
       *The Best Beach Reads For This Summer According to My Favorite Bloggers- Part I

When I first started this blog for professional development at work, I never thought I would continue with it and I am so glad I did.  Thanks so much for sticking with me and making this hobby worthwhile.  I truly appreciate it.

And to celebrate, I am hosting a giveaway. I am giving away one copy of any of the books pictured below. They just happen to be my favorite books that I reviewed in the past three years. If I picked a book that is part of a series and you've read that book already, feel free to pick another book from that same series.

This giveaway is open internationally or wherever the Book Depository ships.  Please refer to my giveaway rules.  The deadline is February 16th and good luck!  Thanks again for helping me celebrate three awesome years.


  1. I'd like to win Just One Day.
    Happy Blogoversary and thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Happy 3rd Blogoversary! I enjoy reading your posts and I'm glad you decided to keep blogging.

    My 3rd blogoversary was actually on Tuesday and I forgot about it. It doesn't seem like it could be three years.

  3. I would want to win Just One Day. I've heard it is fantastic and haven't read any of Gayle Forman's books yet.

  4. Wow!THREE Years??That's epic! Happy Blogversary,Christina! :D

    I think I'd go for The Maze Runner or Just One Day.Thanks! :)

  5. Happy Blogoversary!
    I'd love to read The Fault in Our Stars! :)
    -Karina V

  6. Just One Day or My Life Next Door. Thanks!! Congrats on you 3 years of blogging!!

  7. That is awesome. Very eventful. Bravo!

  8. Happy Blogoversary Christina! My blogoversary last year passed me by without me even noticing, like you, a month later I was like oh yeah, I've been blogging two years:) You've had a hugely exciting year (YAY BABY!!!!), and I look forward to all the fun things you have planned for this year:) <3 <3 <3

  9. Happy Blogoversary! Wow 3 years, that's amazing! I love your blog, you've definitely got amazing reviews that are very detailed :)

    I'd choose either Embrace or The Fault in Our Stars. Thanks for the amazing giveaway, and congrats!!

  10. Happy Blogoversary! It looks like you've had a fantastic 3 years!

  11. oh - and I would love to win Revolution :)

  12. Congrats!! Either Just One Day or Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

  13. Happy Blogoversary! I'd pick Just One Day or Boundless from the Unearthly series. :D

  14. Happy Blogoversary! Wish you all the best and great luck!
    I'd choose either My Life Next Door, Anna and the French Kiss or The Fault in Our Stars. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway, and for making it international.

  15. i want to win SHADE or MY LIFE NEXT DOOR...

    congratulation and thx u so much :)

  16. I would love to win Just One Day! :)

  17. Congrats and Happy Blogoversary!! I'd love Last Sacrifice or The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer :)
    Lacey T

  18. Happy blogoversary (: I'd love either Die For Me or Anna And The French Kiss!

  19. Happy Blogoversary to you! So many great books on your list, it's really hard to choose one. I would choose probably Boundless by Cynthia Hand, I've read Unearthly and Hallowed already and loved them so much!

  20. I would choose My life next door :)

  21. Happy Blogoversary, Christina! Wow - I can't believe it's been three years already! :)

  22. I would love to win My Life Next Door!!!
    raffle name: Chantelle Ip

  23. Congrats! We seem to have a lot of favourites in common! I would love to win My Life Next Door.

  24. Happy Blogoversary! I would love to have Just One Day. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Erin K.

  25. My life next door would be my choice

  26. Happy Blogoversary!

    I think I would choose Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick. I LOVED the first three. <3

  27. Happy blogoversary! I'll go with Maze Runner.

  28. Happy Blogoversary, Christina!! Yay!! I would choose the body finder as my fave that I've already read! As for one that I haven't read, I'd pick mara dyer. i've actually read a lot of your faves and they are all great! the white queen, sloppy firsts...

  29. Happy Blogoversary! You have so many great books on your favourites list! I have been dying to read My Life Next Door for a while. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  30. Wow! Three years! I just celebrated my first blogoversary this week, so three years makes you my hero. :) Congrats!

    You have so many great books on your list. I think I'd most like TFiOS or If I Stay. Thanks!

  31. Happy Blogoversary, WOOHOO! Probably The Fault in Our Stars :)

  32. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, I would probably choose The Luxe.

  33. How awesome! Happy Blogoversary! I hope that there are going to be more lots more blogging years to come for you. :)

    Unearthly! :)

  34. happy blogoversary! :) The Jessica Darling series is my favorite series!:) I'm so excited for the prequel book coming out this September! I'd choose Anna and the French Kiss:)

  35. I'd love to win My Life Next Door! Adored that book:) Thanks!

  36. Which book would you want to win from my favorites list?
    Lol, the one that is really killing me is The Fault in our Stars. Everyone tell me to read it so… i have to.
    Thanks for the giveaway and congrats for the three years! omg :o

  37. Happy blogoversary! I hope you have a great new year, have fun and read a lot!

    Rivie @ Bookshelf

  38. happy bloggerversary,
    yay, the list so much cool
    i want "life as we knew it" must

    gea ^_^

  39. happy bloggerversary...
    the list so much cool
    i want "life as we knew it" much
    wish me lulck ^_^


  40. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway too. I'm torn between choosing Just one day and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer so any of the two will do. Thanks again.

    -Riz B.

  41. Happy Blogoversary.
    i will pick anna and the french kiss

  42. Happy Blogversary!!
    I'm happy to get any one of these:
    City of Bones
    The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
    The Luxe
    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!:)

  43. Super-happy 3rd blog-birthday!
    I'd like to have The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, please!


  44. Happy Blogoversary!!!
    I'd love The Fault in Our Stars.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  45. Happy Blogoversary! I'd love to have My Life Next Door! Thanks for the chance! :D

  46. I would choose The White Queen by Philippa Gregory.


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