Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Readers Live A Thousand Lives Turns One!!!

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A year?!?! Seriously?!?! A year?!?! I cannot believe I have been blogging for a year now. The time just flew by and I loved every minute of it. I have met so many wonderful people through blogging and discovered so many amazing books! When I started I never knew what my little blog would grow into and I honestly never expected more than three people to ever look at anything. It amazes me how many people I can share my thoughts with on a daily basis and how many people's thoughts I get to see as well. I love that I have become a part of the blogging community.



Lets recap a year in the blogging life of Teresa:
-Blogging is a lot of work! Much more than I ever expected it to be. However, it is worth all the work and effort that you put into it.
-Bloggers are the best people ever! I honestly talk to my blogger friends more than I do my "real life" friends. 
“People who know and love the same books as you have the road map to your soul.”- Cassandra Clare
-There are so many amazing hidden books out there and blogging is the best place to find them!
-BEA is the best thing you will ever go to... EVER.
-No matter how long you blog or how many times it happens.... every time an author tweets you or thanks you for a review, it never gets old and I will fangirl each and every time! 
-Blogging is a boatload of fun and probably one of the best decisions I ever made.

My Favorite Bloggy People!
I wanted to take some time to acknowledge some of the great friendships I have formed, and all because of blogging.


Magen is my very first bloggy friend and she is also one of my closest! There is rarely a day that goes by where I do not talk to Magen. She is always there when I need to be my weird self and when I need someone to flail around with... especially JLA flailing. She is #butterflyingawesome. *muggle huggles*

Michele @ A Belle's Tales
Michele is my wifey!!! I really don't even know what to say about my wifey. I don't think there is anyone else in the entire world who has a book taste as similar to mine as Michele. I have yet to come across a situation where we disagree, from our never ending Clockwork Princess feels to our zombie love. Our similarities go way beyond books and into real life where our expressions and cars even mirror each other. I will forever be thankful for our squee mails and for Soul Screamers and Beautiful Creatures for bringing us together. I consider Michele not only one of my closest bloggy friends but one of my closest friends in general. Like, Live, Love.

Maida, Maida, Maida... what can I even say. I heart this chick! I always know where to go when I need to gush about swoon worthy characters. Our conversations usually consist of "You need to read this!" or "What you still haven't gotten to this one?" and I love every second of it. Girl you have to come to NY so I can flail with you in person! As you said, can't wait to be old and pruny together! 

I could talk to Vi about books non stop for hours! Especially JLA books! I met Vi when she was my team leader for the #DaemonInvasion (and an awesome team leader she was). I have had the pleasure of meeting Vi at a couple of events and she is a sweetheart! 

I actually finally got to meet Tracy recently at BEA and it was awesome! Tracy is one of my favorite bloggers and I can always trust her reviews. She is one of the nicest bloggers out there! I love visiting her blog and discussion all the bookish goodness!

Jessica @ Lovin Los Libros
Jessica and I have very similar taste in books, so naturally we hit it off pretty much right away. I love dropping by to read her posts and if she likes a book it pretty much means I will too. 

Andrea's blog is one of the first blogs I stumbled across that made me want to join the blogging community. She has a never ending stream of great posts and reviews and is my go to when I need a great contemporary read. She is also the only other person I know who possesses the same love as I do for Shane and Ciara. 

Carmen @ Book Me!
Love this chickie and her reviews are some of my favorites! She is hysterical and always makes me laugh out loud! Even though I sometimes question her taste in book boys (*cough*Seth*cough*) I still adore her oodles. It makes me so sad that she literally lives on the other side of the world! One day!

I will forever be thankful to Momo for introducing me to the Angelfire series! She is always ready with a great book recommendation and I have yet to dislike anything she suggests. She is also responsible for introducing me to Jude Ryder. I think that really speaks for itself, as Nicole Williams has become one of my favorite authors. I look forward to whatever else she sends my way.

There are so many other bloggy friends who I adore and love and I am sending you all virtual hugs!

Giveaway Time!


Details:


-One winner will win a box of books including all the books pictured above.
-One second place winner will win all the swag pictured above
-You must be at least 16 years of age to enter this giveaway
-The giveaway is open to the US only
-Giveaway will run from June 11 to July 11
-Winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter and will be notified through email
-Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen
-I am not responsible for lost or damaged items

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Details:

-One winner will win their choice of one of the ebooks pictured above
-You must be at least 16 years of age to enter this giveaway
-This giveaway is open to the US and internationally
-Winner will have a choice of nook or kindle copy of the book
-Giveaway will run from June 11 to July 11
-Winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter and will be notified through email
-Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen

a Rafflecopter giveaway

HUGE thanks to Lisseth @ Read A Holicz for making my Blogoversary button! 



18 comments:

  1. Congrats on your blog turning one! Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

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  2. Congratulations on turning one. Your blog is awesome. I love visiting and looking at all the things you have got going on.
    Your reviews are amazing and I look forward to another year of following you. :D

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  3. YAY! Happy Blogoversary Teresa!!! Like I said on Twitter, I am so giddy/geeky that you mentioned me! :D <3 And yes, I love coming here because we do have such similar tastes and I know if you aren't crazy about a book, I probably won't be either, so I definitely approach with more caution! LOL. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Here's to another great year of blogging!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. Two things: How in the world was I not following you via GR already?! And second- ignore my idiot entry for the international giveaway. Sigh. I need to learn to read.

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    2. No clue how we werent already GR friends! Glad that got fixed lol

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  4. I'm flailing!!! SO MUCH FLAILING!!! @_@ *muggle huggles* You are #butterflyingawesome you sexy beast you!!! I can honestly say you are one of my best book blogging friends, and the closest!! I couldn't make it if I didn't have you to go book crazy with!! (Especially JLA book crazy)

    Teresa, you are an inspiration and a blogger that I look up to!! One day we shall met and drink coffee together whilst swooning and flailing over books!! YES!!

    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!!
    XD

    *more awesome muggle huggles*

    Magen Corrie

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    1. Magen I heart you! One day we will get that cup of coffee!

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  5. Happy Blogversary, Teresa! I'm happy to call you one of my bookish friends! (:

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  6. Shane and Ciara!!! (Thanks for the shout-out, sweet girl!)

    I am so excited for you, and thrilled that we've become friends. You are one of my very favorite bloggers, and I hope you continue to have a lot of fun.

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  7. Happy Blogoversary Teresa! *Throws confetti*
    Wow one year is such an awesome accomplishment! Congrats! I absolutely loved reading your year of blogging recap!
    Also awww thank you, it was so great meeting you recently too! You are so sweet and I just love your blog! Your reviews are so helpful and the reason why I've picked up so many books that weren't even on my radar before. Congrats again and I hope you have many many more blogoversaries in the future! :) *hugs*

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  8. OMFG.......I am kinda (okay lots) late for this but who the heck cares!!! AHHHHH......Teresa...you are just plain awesome wrapped in more awesome (if you wanna know what that looks like...think Triple chocolate cake...YUMM! ;p) I absolutely adore you and your blog and our twitter convos....now that I think about it do consist of "What you haven't read this yet?" LOL ;p

    I am so glad to have met you as a not a blogger but a very close friend in general! You are like one of those people that are so easy to talk to, you could spend ages talking without getting bored! I don't know how many more times I have to say I love you, but I seriously do! :D And yes we really do NEED to meet in person! I'll let you know my NY trip plan as soon as my hated exams are over next week! ;p

    HAPPY FREAKIN BLOGOVERSARY!!! *throws confetti* I know this comment is just me rambling...but to simply put it...in as few words as possible...my point was: 1) you are awesome; 2) I love you and 3) you are awesome! :D

    ~ Maida - a million xoxoxoxoxoxo

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    1. BOOO exams! Oh Maida I love you long and rambly comments! They always make my day! I am so excited you are coming to NY!

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  9. Happy Blogoversary, Wifey!!!! I am so happy for you! I love your blog, and I love YOU! So I'm not even gonna pretend - my shout-out made me cry all the happy tears and gave me so many feels! I am forever grateful that we found each other and that I have you in my life. I just wasn't complete until we became friends. Love you oodles and gobs and myriads! Like, live, love <3 <3 <3

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  10. Happy Happy one year keep it coming!!!

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  11. Happy blogoversary! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  12. Happy Blogoversary! May the next year bring you joy in all you do and lots of good books :)

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  13. I have not read any of the books but I've read two of the ebooks, Slammed (loved) and Opal.

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  14. happy 1 year!!! awesome way to celebrate :)

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