One Year Blogoversary Celebrations Kick-Off + Giveaway!

20 February 2013

I can't believe it's my one year blogversary already! *hands out balloons and scatters confetti*
I can't believe i managed to get through all my ups and downs, good patches and bad; to get here! When i first started it wasn't a book blog, it was a i-want-a-blog-but-don't-know-what-to-write-about kind of blog, and it sucked; big time. Then i found out about book blogs and went wild; i was already a self-proclaimed book addict and book eater anyway and all i ever really talked about was books; so to give my family a break, i started writing reviews on here.
Now it's been a year. And from getting 5 followers in 4 months during me what-do-i-write-about-faze, to the 300 and a bit followers i have now is just incredible.
So thank you everyone, for sticking by me, reading my terrible reviews and eventually slightly-better reviews and commenting. Those comments make my day; seriously, it shows someone actually reads my blog and when i receive a lovely comment while i am going through an uncertain does-anyone-read-my-blog-or-should-i-just-quit-it type of moment, it brings the smile back on my face.
So thank you again.

Shall we look at some stats now?
Pageviews: 22,516. (o.O) i remember when i had only 10!
GCF Followers: 282 (woopeee! I know some bloggers have thousands 
but seriously? OMG THIS IS AMAZING!)
Linky Followers: 29
Total Followers: 318 (yes I can do maths. ;P 
i know some people who follow by e-mail. :D)
Most visited by people from: US and the UK
Posts: 137
Comments: 950

My blogversary celebration is - hopefully - going to be 9 days long. With 12 giveaways. Yep, you heard. 12 giveaways! And some of them are prize packs with 2, 3, or 4 books included!. So keep an eye out and don't forget to check back tomorrow!

Now, I'll leave you with my first giveaway. 

The lovely Siobhan Curham is letting me giveaway a signed (personal) copy of her amazing book:
Dear Dylan

(if you want to read my review of it click here)

First, here's the rules/terms & conditions:

- Fill in the Rafflecopter below - please don't leave personal details in the comments section (for your own safety)
- This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL! (thank you Siobhan!)
- You must be 13 or older to enter.
- Nor, I, or the publishers are responsible for books lost or damaged in the post 
- Aside from the mandatory entries  all others are optional but completing them could give you a better chance of winning :)
- Giveaway ends on 21st March 2013 at 12am.
- I will email the winner who must reply within 48 hours, otherwise the prize will go to someone else :(


  1. Congratulations on your 1 year blogoversary! I'm giving this giveaway a miss because I already have a copy of the book, so good luck to everyone that enters!

    The Mile Long Bookshelf

  2. Congrats on your first blogoversary-here's to many more!

  3. Congrats!!! A few days ago it was my first year blogversary... I haven't done a post or anything because I'm starting at a new job and studying and I'm out of time, but I'll do a giveaway or something really soon.

    I have a small number of followers as well, but I love each one of them. The important part is to have fun blogging.

    BTW! thanks for the giveaway :) I haven't read any book by this author...


  4. Congratulations for reaching one year! I've enjoyed reading your reviews, which are always very informative and interesting. Creative, too. And thank you for hosting all these awesome giveaways!

  5. Yaaaaaaay happy blogoversary :D I'm a newer follower but I can tell this is going to a regular blog I visit!

  6. YAY! THE DAY IS FINALLY HERE *wink, wink* ;D

    HAPPYYYY BLOGOVERSARY!!! Congrats on reaching one whole year! This blog is AMAZING (one of my favourites ;P) and it's sure to go far in the book blogging world! Here's to (hopefully!) many, many more years! :D

    And I've wanted this book for a quite a while now so I am SUPER excited that you and the lovely author have given one of us the chance to win a copy! I haven't read anything by this author before but I have high hopes!

    Congrats again! <3

  7. Congratulations on your first year blogoversary! :)

  8. YAYYY!!! HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!! :D Congratulations on one amazing year! I love your blog and it has been great to get to know you more via email and Twitter :) Thanks for the giveaway <3

  9. I was on Twitter looking for Neiko Tools Specials when I found a link to this blog, happy I stopped by – Cheers


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