2012-07-04

1 Year Blogaversary!

Today, Esther's Ever After is officially a one year old book blog.

Whoa.

I don't think I can even BEGIN to explain how much has changed since then. When I started blogging, I had no clue what I was getting into. NO CLUE. I was already reviewing books, but I didn't realize how much active blogging would change that. I had no idea that I'd still be doing it a year later (although I hoped I would be), or how much I'd fall in love with it. I completely fell in love with reading again, something I had often told myself I was "too busy" to do often.

I feel like the first year of blogging is where you're really figuring things out. It's only recently that I think I've settled into some sort of a routine with it.

In the past year, I've read a lot of very cool books- and a lot of them were ones I never would have picked up before. I've met some truly amazing people and I never thought I'd make friends, but I did. I never dreamed I'd get to connect with so many people, and talk to publishers and meet people and talk about books. If I stop and really think about it, I realize that I have the coolest hobby ever.

And I want to thank each and every person who encouraged me, answered questions, retweeted a review, shared a book with me, or even just quietly read one of my posts from your computer screen. THANK YOU <3 The fact that you take the time to read what I have to say constantly blows my mind.

And I want to thank all of you with a special giveaway too. I've been SAVING some stuff for a while now, just for this special occasion :)


3 prizes = 3 winners. Prize Pack 1 and 2 are US/Canada only, Prize Pack 3 is International.

Prize Pack 1 includes:
  • SIGNED paperback Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • SIGNED paperback Fire by Kristin Cashore
  • SIGNED hardcover Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
  • 1 bag of Katniss Blend Tea from Adagio
  • Assorted swag (bookmarks, stickers, etc.)
Prize Pack 2 includes:
  • SIGNED paperback Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • SIGNED (bookplate) hardcover Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  • 1 bag of Peeta Blend Tea' from Adagio
  • Assorted swag (bookmarks, stickers, etc.)
Prize Pack 3 includes:
  • $12 book of your choice from TBD
  • Assorted swag (bookmarks, stickers, etc.)
These are some of my favourite books and they're all signed and pretty :) Plus, the Hunger Games tea is just amazing. And swag! For real, you want this swag. I have some really cool stuff including Harry Potter bookmark buddies!
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Good luck!

36 comments:

Michele | Just a Lil Lost said...

Happy blogoversary Brenna!! :)

HAHA I love that there's Katniss and Peeta teas... :)

Gwenyth Love said...

Wow! For some reason I thought you had been blogging longer than me! What the heck! /grins Anyhow, happy blog birthday! May you have many many more!

Christa @ Hooked on Books said...

Happy Blogoversary Brenna!
You really have been saving up some great prizes!

Erica said...

Aw, happy blogaversary! That is so exciting :)

Evie said...

Happy Blogaversary!
Thanks a lot for the International giveaway :)

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

Happy Blogoversary!! May this special day bring you lots of fun and joy :)

Randi M said...

Happy blogoversary!!! :)

Natalie said...

Happy blogoversary! You've accomplished a lot over the past year! Congrats! :D

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

Happy blogoversary!!!!!!!! Isn't the one year mark so amazing?! I'm so glad we're both in this community together, otherwise we never would have met!!! <333 Here's to another year!

Jesse Burgoyne said...

Congratulations! It's our one year blogiversary over at Pretty In Fiction, too! Guess we share an anniversary :)

Jesse
Pretty In Fiction

Jessi E. (The Elliott Review) said...

Happy blogoversary! We share the same one!!!

A Canadian Girl said...

Happy Blogoversary, Brenna!!

roro said...

Happy Blogoversary, Brenna!!

LisaILJ said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Congratulations!!

Andrea @ Cozy Up said...

Happy Blogoversary Brenna!!! YAY! :D

Minda said...

Happy Blogoversary and Cheers to many more!

June M. said...

Happy Blogovery and best of luck with the next year!

Christina K. said...

Happy Blogoversary! Thanks so much Brenna:)

Kelly @ Have Book, Will Read said...

Thank you for the giveaway and happy blogoversary from Kelly @ Have Book, Will Read

April David said...

Happy Blogoversary to you! Thank you for an awesome giveaway! :)

cheers, april david (@Books4Juliet)

Diana_Dimovska said...

Happy blogoversary! :)

kelseysclutteredbookshelf said...

Congrats on 1 year, and thank you for the giveaway! I'm almost nearing one year myself, maybe I'll hold a giveaway too :)

BookWormInBarrie said...

Happy blogaversary, I just started mine, hope I make it to one year!

Candace said...

Congrats and Happy Blogoversary! And Thank you so much for the EPIC giveaway!

Arianne Cruz said...

happy blogoversary!!!!!!!!!

Giselle from Book Nerd said...

Wooo go you! One year! Happy Blogoversary!

Bengal Reads said...

It's so awesome that you've been blogging for a year, Congrats! Thanks so much for the AWESOME giveaway!

SacredmOOn said...

Happy Blogoversary and many more to come!
DeAnna Schultz

Rachelia (Bookish Comforts) said...

Congrats Brenna, it must feel amazing to celebrate your 1 year of blogging! Here's to another great year!!

Christina said...

Congrats! I'm also seriously impressed at how much you've done in a year. I love your blog, even though I've only been reading for a couple of months. You're not afraid to tell your opinion, whether it's a rave or loathing. I love that. I also like your unique format and your pretty colors.

Also, pretty sure I'm still figuring blogging out, but I really didn't do it a way I would recommend for others. Haha.

vivalabooks said...

CONGRATS and HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

VanillaOrchids said...

Congratulations on reaching the one year mark! I hope there are many more great years to come!
Thank you for the giveaway. :)

Pam

mecharodriguezo said...

Congratulations and happy blogoversary!! :)

mecharodriguezo said...

Oops!! I forgot this:
THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!! ;)

SweetMarie83 said...

Happy blogoversary, Brenna! Book blogging really is the best hobby ever. We're very lucky. :-) Thanks for the awesome giveaway...wishing you many, many more years of happy blogging! ;-)

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