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June 7, 2012

1 Year Blogversary and Giveaway!

     You have go to be kidding me. It's been one YEAR since I started this blog?! I am in shock! I still feel like it was yesterday when I called Zareen and told her I am starting a blog. At that moment we both decided the blogs will be created. This past year has been some journey. I have met amazing people, been to the most amazing book events ever, and the best part I made life long friends! zfrom author visits at school, to attending events, and random adventures with my crzy by amazing book pals, this year was just wonderful! I can't even explain how fast this year went! But I couldn't have gotten this far if these bloggers hadn't existed:


First off Zareen from Reach for the Stars...and the Books. First off she is my best friend, and blogging partner. Though we do not have the same blog url, our blogs are still connected. And the fact I get to celebrate my blogversary with her seriously makes it amazing! You guys must check out her blog, it is fabulously fantastic and has great reviews :).

Next I need to thank my Big Sib, Savannah from Books With Bite. Savannah helped me learn the rules of blogging. She was one of the people who guided me early on, on how to ask publishers for requests, great tips on review writing, and a posting schedule! She knows how the blogging world works so if you need help you must ask her! She has helped me get this far, without her I have no idea what my blog would be!
Third is the most random blogger around! Patrick from iRandom Blogger. Patrick quickly accepted me into the Chatting group! If you guys have no clue what I am talking about, well check out the Paperbacks and Parley  chatting blog! This is a great blog where you can meet other bloggers and find about the latest books! Now back to Patrick, or as I like to call him Patricio ;D. He has a fun blog, and he is quite the personality!
Then there is my biggest inspiration...Katie from Katie's Book Blog. Katie is everything I want to be. Her blog sweet, simple, and just plain awesome! As a college student I can't believe her blog is so organized, and she always has a new post. I am a constant reader of Katie's Blog, and over this past year I have learned she has some of the best reviews! They are well thought out, to the point, but still have a lot of personality. Over this past year Katie has helped me with so much, and given me so much advice. I can not thank her enough! I hope one day I can have a blog that is as awesome as hers!
There are a ton of other bloggers who have been amazing friends such as Lucia from iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books (she got me interested in design, after she made my first banner!), Kreag from I Devour Books, and DforDarla's Definite Reads have this year memorable!

But not only are there amazing bloggers, but so many authors as well! Because of them I discovered the amazing world of books! I would also love to thank all the authors who came to my book club event at school, as well as all the authors I have connected with online. Y'all have no idea how much it means to me to talk to you all of you! I would love to mention all of you one-by-one, but then this post might get too long ;D. For all the authors out there, you are all my inspiration!

Now for the GIVEAWAY! 

Zareen and I are giving away a GIANT box of books with 25+ books AND swag! these are some of our favorite books, that we would live to share with you! Some of the books are signed :D I might add a few more books into the box as well. The Box of books is USA ONLY BUT I am also holding an international giveaway for ONE book of your choice from Amazon for up to $10 :)

So Enter the Rafflecopters below to enter! (Please enter based on where you live, do not do both)

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70 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the giveaway ~^.^~
    Good luck everyone!

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  2. Congrats on your ONE year of blogging! I hope there are more years to come. =)

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  3. Happy blogoversary and thanks you for having thought about your international followers too

    all the best

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    1. Thanks and of course! I love you all so much! :)

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  4. Happy blogoversary! *tosses confetti* Wow, what a generous giveaway! :D Thank you so much, and best wishes on your future years of blogging awesomeness!

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  5. Congrats on your 1 year of blogging....that is so exciting and inspiring. I just started out, so it is really inspiring and I love your blog :D

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  6. Happy Blog Birthday Ishita! You are one of my blogging best friends and you are awesome! We have had so many good times together and you are always there for me! And I think you know this but I'm always there for you too! I hope you have many more Blog Birthday's to come! I used a lot of exclamation points in this! Actually they are all exclamation points!

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    1. Hehe thanks Pat! I know! If I ever need someone I know I can come to You :D Plus EMORY! :D

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Oops --I mean ..HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY!! ;D

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  8. CONGRATS ON YOUR ONE YEAR blogoversary!

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  9. Happy blog birthday, chica! I'm so proud/happy for you. You're a wonderful girl, an amazing blogger, and a great friend. I'm looking forward to meeting you sometime soon. Hopefully. :]

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    1. Thank you so much Ash! I am so glad you are one of the people I have 'met' through blogging! Me must meet up!

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  10. happy blogoversary!! hope u have a good one :D

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  11. Thank you guys. Happy Blogoversary! Have fun reading!

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway & happy blogoversary :) Any books won will be added to my classroom library for my students and me to enjoy throughout the school year!!

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    1. That is awesome! Good luck! If you are lucky you will get a new addition of books!

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  13. Thank you sooo much for these sweet giveaways:) Happy Blogoversary:)
    -JennyC

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  14. Happy Blog birthday. Wow. Time sure flies doen't it? Thanks for sharing this awesome giveaway. Here's to next year!

    laura thomas

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  15. Congratulations. That is a huge accomplishment. I cant even imagine how anyone can find the time to blog along with everything else that happens. Thank you for this giveaway and again congrats this is definitely huge.

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  16. happy blogoversary..and thanks for the giveaway..
    success for you ^^

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  17. congratulation... happy blogoversary... :D

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  18. happy blog birthday, 1 is an amazing accomplishment! Very exciting, and thank you for the giveaway!

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  19. Happy Blogoversary!! Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  20. Great giveaway!! happy blogoversary!

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  21. Happy Blog Birthday! Congrats on one awesome year of blogging!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

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  22. Happy Birthday to your blog!!

    And thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  23. Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the incredible giveaway!

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  24. Happy Blogoversary! I hope you have an even greater next year.

    Thank you for the terrific giveaways!

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    1. Please remove my entries from the international giveaway....I somehow missed not to enter both. Sorry :(

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  25. Congrats on your blog birthday! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the awesome giveaway x

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  27. Congrats on your blogoversary :) You and Zareen are awesome bloggers :)

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  28. Happy bloggerversary! This a fabulous giveaway!!!! I love it:')

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  29. wow! this has got to be the coolest giveaway!
    Congrats on your 1 year :]
    You have an amazing blog!

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  30. Great Giveaway! Glad I found your blog!

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  31. I love huge giveaways like this! I can't wait until I can do my own! Thanks again!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Blogerversary!

    Savanna @ Sucked Into Books

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  33. Happy Blogeversary!!! And thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  34. Yay, happy blogoversary!!! Thanks for the amazing giveaway

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  35. Happy Birthday to Fishy's blog!!!

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  36. CONGRATS ON YOUR ONE YEAR blogoversary!

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  37. Thanks for the great giveaway and happy one year blogoversary!!! :)

    Cierra @ Books Ahoy

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  38. Happy Blogversary! :)
    Hope you have many more wonderful blogging years!

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  39. Happy blogoversary!! Congrats :o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark

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  40. Happy Blogversary!!! Thanks for the fab giveaway!

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Happy Blogoversary Ishita...

    You and Zareen are such darlings! I'm really looking forward to hanging with you guys...oh, and I love the bookmarks you made me, they are absolutely PHENOMENAL - you are quite creative, darling! :D

    Thank you for your generosity, and the fabulous giveaway :D

    ~Hira~

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  42. Happy Blogoversary! 1 year is such an awesome accomplishment. =) Thanks for the fantabulous giveaway!!

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  43. Congratulations! What a wonderful milestone! AND what a wonderful way to celebrate! Thanks very much for sharing your Blogoversary awesomeness with all of us. :)

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  44. Great job in running a blog for this long!! It takes so much time and commitment!

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  45. Congrats! My blogoversary is coming up soon too : )

    Rafflecopter name: Samantha R.

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  46. Happy blogoversary!! I'm sure the year went bo so fast :)

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  47. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY (woah, it's already been a year?!)

    AWESOMEST GIVEAWAY EVEEERR! I have my fingers (and toes) crossed!

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  48. CONGRATS ON AN AMAZING YEAR!! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  49. Congratulations on your one year anniversary and thank you for the great giveaway to celebrate!

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  50. congratulations and thanks for the giveaway! <3

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  51. Thanks for the giveaway!! Congrats! :)

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  52. Congrads On One Year So Happy For You Guys.

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  53. Thank you for the giveaway!!! Happy Blogversary!!!

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Blogiversary(:

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  55. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Your Blog! Fishy!!!

    Guess Who? =)

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  56. I <3 ur blog soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much :)
    guess who again??? :)

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  57. i <3 ur giveaway! its soooooo awesome

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