Saturday, June 11, 2016

Readers Live A Thousand Lives Turns Four!!!

Time really does fly! I cannot believe I have been blogging for four years now. In many ways I still feel so "new" to blogging but I guess that doesn't really apply to me anymore. Starting my blog was one of the best decisions I could have made. I have made so many wonderful friendships and it has brought me so many experiences I wouldn't trade anything for.

This has been a fun year! I read so many good books and I had a bunch of fun on the blog! Some of my favorite posts from this past year were:
25 Days Of Book Boyfriends: Rowan Whitethorn


And of course, blogging would not be what it is without the wonderful people. I would be remiss if I didn't mention what I consider the best thing to come out of blogging... my wifey/parabati/lobster/soul sister/person/wonder twin Michele of A Belles Tales. They say there is one person in the world who is your "match" and Michele is mine. I don't remember what life was like before I bugged her on a daily basis and I don't want to know. We can talk about books for days on end and there is nothing I enjoy more than dissecting a book with her. But aside from the books, she is just a wonderful person that I am incredibly lucky to know and I know that no matter what nonsense or problem I have she is always there to talk me down or rile me up. If nothing else good ever came out of blogging, I would always be thankful that I commented on her Soul Screamers goodreads status that day because it gave me a best friend.

Then of course there are the bunch of other wonderful friends I have made and I really hope I don't forget anyone because I will then feel like an ass. We have Magen (Corrie The Book Crazed Girl) who is both my first and one of my closest bloggy friends. I love fangirling over books with Magen and I know if she loves a book I will too. Then we have Jessica (Lovin Los Libros) who is now a fellow NYCer and I am so excited to have a book buddy so close to me. I can't wait to see what trouble we get into. And Vi (Vi3tbabe)! What would I do without Vi? I adore discussing books with her (especially the JLA ones). I cannot wait until we get to see each other again, cause I miss her face. Of course there is all of my fellow minxes and our shared love of M. Leighton. And there are so many other wonderful bloggers that I could go on and on for days (and I know I am forgetting some people because I suck). Know I love you all and love being a part of this community. 

And now, what would a celebration be without a giveaway! I have two giveaways today. A box of books and a mystery swag pack. Both are US only (sorry, shipping is expensive). 

Box of Books
-one winner will win a box of books including Wandmaker (ARC), Martyr, Lotus & Thorn (ARC), Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous, Thizz (signed), and The Serpent King
-giveaway is open to the US only
-must be 18 years of age to enter
*see full terms & conditions within the rafflecopter

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Mystery Swag Pack
-one winner will win a mystery package of swag (basically I am going to throw a bunch of swag into a yellow envelope)
- giveaway is open to the US only
-must be 18 years of age to enter
*see full terms*conditions within the rafflecopter
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15 comments:

  1. Happy 4 years my dear friend!!!! I am so thankful I met you through blogging! I am so so excited we are in the same city to get in trouble together!!! Heres to more years of blogging, flailing over book boys, and awesome books!

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  2. Time sure flies when you're having fun:) Happy 4th Blog Birthday! I've been following you for a while. Had no odea it's been that long! Here's to more fun to come:)

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  3. Congratulations on 4 years!Awesome blog.Great giveaways.

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  4. Congratulations on 4 years!Awesome blog.Great giveaways.

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  5. Congratulations, Teresa! Now here's to another four :)

    Haraiah @ Random Things In Action

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  6. Awwww congrats on 4 years my friend! ♥ I didn't realize we almost started blogging at the same time - I'll be at it for 4 years in September :) In any case, I'm glad we met at BEA 2014 and that I found your blog that way because I LOVE fangirling about Maas with you LOL! And other bookish things of course :D Here's to many happy returns!! xx

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  7. Girl, what would I do without you in my life?!?! I swear, becoming friends with you is one of the BEST things to come from doing this book blogging journey. I love you more than chocolate, my boo! Lol. Congrats on 4 years. Wishing you another amazing 4 years and beyond. Yay!!!

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  8. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! Girl! I can't believe it's been four years and it's been a wonderful four years of your awesome self and so much book love! I love that we can gush about books and book boyfriends! You truly are an amazing person and whenever I need to find a good book (because I know if you love a book, I'll most likely love it as well), or if I just need some cheering up, I hop on over to this wonderful blog! *MUGGLE HUGGLES* Here's to another amazing and wonderful four years *CHEERS* :)

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  9. Congrats on 4 years! I hope to make it like you one day. Any tips to share?

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  10. Congrats on 4 years! That's amazing and I love reading your reviews. Happy Blogiversary! :)

    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  11. I'm not crying -- you're crying. Ahh, Wifey. I cannot believe there was a time in my life when I didn't have a you. I will forever thank my lucky stars for that Goodreads day and that Soul Screamers comment that brought us together. You're my favorite part of blogging and one of the biggest reasons why I'm still doing it. You've talked me down from that ledge so many times lol. You keep me motivated, you keep me in the loop, and most importantly you keep me incredibly happy to have a best friend like you. Congratulations on four years, Wifeycakes! Love you oodles and gobs <3

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    1. I love you Wifey... you are seriously the best thing to come out of blogging and I thank my lucky stars every day for you *smish*

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