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Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Blogoversary Contest!!!!!

Today’s my 1 year anniversary for my blog! Oh how the time flies. I remember when I first decided to start a blog. I really didn’t have anyone to talk to about books and my coworkers suggested that I start one. I took their advice and ran with it. So here I am.

It’s been a great experience getting to know everyone. So I’ll tell you more about the books I review and why I pick the ones I pick.

First and foremost, I love the fantasy genre. This is the reason I read, pure escapism from day to day activities in the real world. With fantasy, I can just sit back and relax and let my imagination take me to some great places that these authors have created. I don’t have to worry about analyzing the characters and their actions…much. In fantasy, anything can happen! I’ve been more open to contemporary fiction this year and so far, the books that I’ve read have paid off. The difference between the two genres is that I tend to compare the contemporary fiction genre to real life. In this case, I’m not always wowed by some of the books.

So now you know a little bit on why the books I feature are 98% fantasy.

Now to the good stuff!

I would like to thank all of my followers who taken time out of their busy lives to visit my blog.

I would also like to give special thanks to some bloggers. These bloggers gave me some good advice and were very helpful when I started my blog. You guys are AWESOME!

Jo @ Ink and Paper
Jenny @ Wondrous Reads
Shalonda @ Shalonda’s Blog
Kristi @ The Story Siren
Vania @ Reverie Book Reviews
Rebecca @ Rebecca's Book Blog

And a extra special thanks to Kim @ The Book Butterfly for joining up with me for book promotions. You're the best.


Rules: So this is how it’s going to work – I’m going to list my favorite review and interview/ guest post. To be eligible - You have to list your favorite 2 reviews and favorite 2 interviews/Guest Posts = 2 entries.

There’s going to be 2 prize packs for each category, 1 Winner from each category will be picked randomly. So that’s 2 Winners!
Extra entries: Follower +2, Twitter +1, Link to blog +1 = total of 6 entries.

Pick 2 of my Book Reviews that makes you want to read the book. I will also throw in some swag. These are the 2 books that you will win!

My favorite review is Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick – This review is so different from all my reviews. It was sooo fun to write!

Pick 2 of my Author Interviews/Guest Posts that makes you want to pick up the author’s book. I will also throw in some swag. These are the 2 books that you will win!

My favorite interview is the Character Interview with Alyxandra Harvey. I loved Hearts at Stake - the characters are awesome! Don’t ask me how many times I’ve read this interview. I was laughing so hard. If you’ve read the book, I think you know what I’m talking about.

**You don't have to comment on any of the posts. Just list which 2 reviews you liked and which 2 interviews/gp you liked.**

Fav Review
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick & The Iron King by Julie Kagawa +1 (These are the books that you will win in the Favorite Review Prize Pack)

Fav Inteview/GP
Julie Kagawa (The Iron King) & Maggie Stievfvater (Shiver) +1 (These are the books that you will win in the Favorite Interview/GP Prize Pack)

Follower +2
Link to blog +1
Twitter +1
Total = 6

Contest ends @ midnight (CST) April 30, 2010. U.S and Canada residents only. (Sorry!)
**If you are an international resident and have someone in the states that I could mail the prize to, then you can enter the contest**


  1. Happy Blogoversary! Hope your blog continues to prosper and be successful!

  2. Brightly Woven and The Demon's Lexicon are my two favorite reviews of yours! I commented on both.

    Follower +2
    Twitter +1

    shutupjessicasreading @ gmaildotcom

    (Was I supposed to comment here...? I hope so...)

  3. My favorite reviews are Sea Glass and Prophecy of the Sisters +1

    My favorite interviews are Lesley Livingston (Darklight) and Maria V. Snyder (Inside Out) +1

    Follower +2

    = 4


  4. Happy Bloganniversary and thanks for the giveaway!

    My favorite reviews:

    My favorite interview:

    I am a follower
    and a twitter follower =)

    THank you!

  5. Follower +2
    Twitter Follower +1
    2 Favorite Reviews: The Dead Tossed Waves & Sea Glass +1
    Favorite Intervies: Maria Snyder & Julie Kagawa

    alexreadsbooks@gmail dot com

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  7. +2 Follower
    +1 Tweeted:
    +1 Blogged:

    My 2 favorite reviews: A Match Made in High School & The Iron King.

    My 2 favorite interviews: Lesley Livingston (on Dec 24 2009) and Amy Brecount White (Feb 23 2010)...

    Thanks for the contest & sharing with us. Happy Blogoversary!

  8. Fav Review
    Soulless by Gail Carriger & The Iron King by Julie Kagawa +1

    Fav Inteview/GP
    Lisa Mantchev's Eyes Like Stars & Lili St. Crow’s Strange Angels +1

    Follower +2
    Twitter +1

    Happy Blogoversary!

  9. Fav Review
    Fallen by Lauren Kate
    The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

    Fav Inteview/GP
    S7: Carrie Ryan (The Dead Tossed Waves)
    Interview: Aprilynne Pike (Wings)

    Follower +2: Kate
    Link to blog +1:
    Twitter +1:

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!

    kpic724 (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Favorite Reviews: SOULLESS and FALLEN

    Favorite Interviews: Maria Snyder & Leslie Livingstone
    Follower +2
    Twitter +1

  11. Favourite reviews:
    Dark Divine, The by Bree Despain
    Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater

    Favourite interviews:
    Laurie Stolarz
    Julie Kagawa

    Follower +2

    Link to blog +1

    Twitter +1

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  12. Fav reviews:
    Bad Girls Don't Die and
    Inside Out

    Fav interviews:
    Carrie Ryan and
    Michelle Zink

  13. Fav book reviews: SOULESS by Gail Carringer and SPIDER'S BITE by Jennifer Estep.
    Fav Interviews: Jennifer Estep and Karen Chance.

  14. Fav review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins & Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

    Fav Interview/GP: Michelle Zink and Anna Jarzab

    +2 Follower
    +1 Tweeeted:

    Total= 5


  15. My fave book reviews would have to be: Ballad & Lament

    and continuing with the Maggie craze.... My fave author interview is hers and my fave guest post is also Maggie's!!!!

    Gotta love her!

    Congrats on the blogoversary!

  16. Happy Blogoversary!

    Reviews: Deadtown by Nacny Holzner and Hush, Hush by Becca Fiztpatrick.

    Interviews: Cyn Balog (Fairy Tale) and Lili St. Crow (Betrayals)

    Follower +2
    Link to blog +1,

  17. Reviews:
    The Iron King
    The Sky is Everywhere

    Maria Snyder (Inside Out)
    Sarah Beth Durst (Ice)

    +2 follower
    +1 you're on my blog roll (
    +1 twitter (justkeepreading)

    total: 6

    foltzsfantasticbooks at

  18. Congrats on your anniversary. I'm amazed you've only been doing this a year. Your site is so professional.

    Reviews: Inside Out & Hex Hall

    Interviews: Maria Snyder Inside Out
    Julie Kagawa Iron King

  19. Reviews: Inside Out by Maria V Snyder & The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan | +1

    Interviews: Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder) & Kristin Walker (A Match Made in High School) | +1

    Follower +2
    Link to blog +1 (Blog roll on sidebar)
    = 5

    Happy Blogoversary!

  20. Happy Blogiversary!!!

    +1 reviews
    -Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
    -Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Stolarz

    +1 Author Interviews/Guest Posts
    -Character Interview with Alyxandra Harvey (Hearts at Stake)
    -Megan Crewe (Give Up the Ghost)

    +2 Follower

    +1 Twitter @elaing8



  21. Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on your first blogging anniversary. :D

    My favorite reviews are Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken & The Dark Divine by Bree Despain. +1

    My favorite interviews are Lili St. Crow (Betrayals) & Kristin Walker (A Match Made in High School). +1

    I'm a blog follower. +2

    I follow on twitter (@thegoodgonegirl). +1

    Linked on the sidebar: +1

    Anna ♥

  22. Happy Blogaversary, your blog was among the first I found and really shaped my love for book blogging, so thankyou I've got some really good recommendations from you:)

    My favorite book reviews are;
    Forget-Her-Nots and The Sky Is Everywhere

    My favorite interviews are;
    Hugh Howey (Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue) and Sarwat Chadda (The Devil's Kiss)

    Follower +2
    Link to blog +1 (
    Twitter +1 (@Danidlion)
    Total = 6

  23. Congratulations and I hope you have many more blogoversaries!

    Fav Review
    The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting & Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White +1

    Fav Inteview/GP
    Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder) & Chloe Neill (Firespell) +1

    Follower +2
    Link to blog +1 :
    Twitter +1 (@whatinabox)
    Total = 6

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

  24. Happy Blogoversary! I love all your reviews and interviews, but I guess I can narrow it down to 2!Favorite Reviews:
    Ice by Sarah Durst
    Stolen by Lucy Christopher

    Favorite Interviews:
    Sarah Reese Brennan
    Jackson Pearce

    +1-Twitter follower (@emma015)

    6 total

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  25. Happy Blogoversary!!! Lots of good posts to choose from:

    Favorite Reviews:
    Deadtown by Nancy Holzner
    Dayhunter by Jocelynn Drake

    Favorite Interviews:
    Gail Carriger for Souless
    Rachel Vincent for Prey

    +2 follower - heatwave16

    +1 tweeted -

    +1 for twitter follower - heatwave316

    Not sure if the twitter follower counts or if its a twitter post.

    total = 5 or 6


  26. Happy Blogoversary!:)
    Thank you very much for holding this contest too!
    I loved your reviews of Inside Out and Candor simply because I love dystopian books and reading your review just makes me want to read it more!
    For the interviews, Pam Bachorz's interview made me more excited to read her book because she referred to Lost (which is amazing!) and I just can't wait to read about the said "brainwash room"! I also loved Maria Snyder's interview, not just because I really really want to read her books but because of the story she shared, about Glitter Love. Someone who can write a book that can help a person is definitely something one shouldn't miss!

    +2 I follow!
    +2 favorite reviews and interview
    Total: 4 entries

    Thanks again:)

  27. Tuff choices:

    My favorite reviews were:
    Ice by Sarah Durst
    The Dark Divine by Bree Despain +1
    Favorite Interviews were:
    Sarah Beth Durst Ice
    Maria V. Snyder Inside Out +1

    Follower +2

    Twitter +1 Total +5

  28. Happy Blogoversary!!

    Favorite Reviews:
    Before I fall by Lauren Oliver
    Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

    Favorite Interviews:
    Lisa Schroeder- Chasing Brooklyn
    Jennifer Hubbard- The Secret Year

    +2 Follower

    +1 Twitter

    = 5 entries

    Thanks for the contest!

  29. fave reviews:
    ICE by Sarah Beth Durst
    Captivate by Carrie Jones

    fave interviews:
    Sarah Beth Durst-Ice
    Carrie Jones-Captivate

    +2 follower
    +1 follow on twitter @throuthehaze

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  30. Favorite Reviews:
    INSIDE OUT by Maria Snyder
    HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins

    Favorite Interviews:
    Maggie Stiefvater
    Maria Snyder

    + 2 Follower
    + 1 Twitter (
    + 1 link to blog ( -- sidebar)

    total = 6

  31. Happy Blogversary!
    Favorite reviews:
    The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
    The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong

    Favorite Interviews:
    Alexandra Bracken and Lilith St. Crow

    +2 Follower
    Total = 4 entries

  32. Follower +2
    Link to blog +1
    Twitter +1 @KailiaSAge

    2 fave interviews
    Lauren Oliver
    Kristin Walker
    2 fave reviews
    The Iron King
    Brightly Woven

  33. +1 FAv Interviews Michelle Zink
    Jennifer Estep

    +1 Fav Reviews Brightly Woven
    Prophecy of the Sisters
    2 follower

    +1 twitter follower and tweet

  34. happy blogoversary!

    Follower +2
    Link to blog +1

    +1 fav reviews
    - Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
    - Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink

    +1 fav interviews
    - Jackson Pearce (As You Wish)
    - Jeri Smith-Ready (Shade)


  35. Dark Divine, The by Bree Despain
    Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis +1

    Melissa Marr
    Cassandra Clare +1

    +2 follower

    +1 twitter follower & tweet:

    Posted On FB: +?

    total 5 plus maybe 1

  36. Favorite Review
    Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur
    Dayhunter by Jocelynn Drake

    Favorite Interview
    Rachel Vincent 1
    Jocelynn Drake

    +2 follower

    +1 Twitter follower

    Total = 5

    jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

  37. Favorite Reviews:
    Stolen by Lucy Christopher
    Inside Out by Maria Snyder

    Favorite Interviews:
    Carrie Ryan (The Dead-Tossed Waves)
    Maria Snyder (Inside Out)



    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  38. Favorite Reviews:
    ~Betrayals by Lili St. Crow
    ~Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

    Favorite Interviews:
    ~Lauren Strasnick (Nothing Like You)
    ~Maria V. Snyder (Inside Out)

    +2 Follower
    +1 Twitter Follower
    +1 Sidebar:

    Congrats on the blogoversary, girl! You've accomplished so much and have done a wonderful job! Thanks for the great contest.


  39. Happy Blogoversary and lots of great info there lol.
    Favorite Interviews:
    Kelly Armstrong-The Reckening
    Maria Stiefvater-Shiver
    Favorite Reviews:
    The Iron King-Julie Kagawa
    Deadtown-Nancy Holzner
    great stuff there
    +2 for favorits
    +2 for follower
    +1 twitter follower
    +1 link to blog sidebar
    6 total entries.

  40. Favorite Reviews:

    Favorite Interviews:

    Follower +2

  41. Happy Blogoversary!

    +1 Reviews
    Inside Out by Maria Snyder
    The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

    +1 Interviews
    Lili St. Crow
    Jennifer Estep

    +2 Follower
    +1 Tweet:




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