Thursday, June 30, 2011
Hey, lovely readers! So this month I had my first anniversary on blogger (or blogoversary) Yay! And wow! has it been an amazing and wonderful year on here. I don't know if I've ever told you guys how or why I started this blog, so....story time! (It'll be short! I promise)
A little more than a year ago (because technically my blogoversary was on the 13th of this month-not the 30th) I had written a book and was lost with it, floating in a sea of writing and information overload--because I did do my research (on agents, writing, and the industry), but I wanted more. So, I turned to blogger. Just peeking around really at other blogs. But I didn't get involved, not at first.
Not until my hubby asked me why I didn't just start my own blog (which I bet he regrets now. lol b/c now I buy so many more books than I used to. But I can't help it. I see so many great reviews from other blogs or other posts that get me excited for upcoming blogs that I have to get them!)
So anyway, I did. I started this blog. And I loved it. It makes me happy to share my love of books to others, no matter how wide or narrow my audience reach is. I also got more involved. Following other blogs and learning more about the writing industry and everything that it encompasses. I also learned about Twitter from being on here (yeah I was clueless about Twitter too) and with Twitter I met so many amazing people. And I can't imagine where I'd be now without those people. I've been helped and encouraged and made awesome friendships with so many wonderful people. So thanks to all of you!
And there you have it. My little blogger beginning. But now, on to the good stuff! Because if you read this blog title then you know there should be a giveaway in here somewhere. And here is! Whoohoo! Throw confetti and celebrate!!....eh*hem...okay, yes, I'm calm now.
Okay, here's what you can win: Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann, The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher, Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson along with a few temporary tattoo's inspired by Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instrument series and an Across the Universe pin button (AtU by Beth Revis).
One person will win all of it! Since this is for my blogoversary and not just a random giveaway, I'd like to do this for my followers. So if you follow me then go ahead and enter! (And if you don't...well, you can always click the follow button ---> ) U.S. entrees only please.
Extra entry if you tweet about the giveaway (since Twitter has been just as much a part of this year for me as blogger was). Just leave the link, if you don't mind.
Winner will be chosen July 15th!
So what are you waiting for? Leave a comment saying you want to be entered (and make sure you add your email so I can email you if you win).
(and yes, I like using parentheses. Especially tonight. Dunno why, but oh well...)