18 July 2013

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It's my Blogoversary! and a giveaway

So exactly one year ago, a girl who knew nothing about blogging started on a journey to share her love of books with everyone. While my blog hasn't grown that much and is still a tiny blog, I've met many people on the interwebs that made this blogging business so much fun :) Thank you to all those that made my day when you left comments; I LOVE YOU ALL FROM THE DEEPEST PART OF MY HEART.


I can't even believe it's already been a year! My blog is still as tiny as ever but thanks to all those who made this worthwhile! I've made a few friends along the way and talked to a few authors. And I've been introduced to so MANY MORE AWESOME BOOKS. Thanks to all you guys.. who decided my blog is worth checking out and clicked that follow button. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME-SAUCE and I can't thank you people enough for being there! Just, you know what *tears*, just lemme love you. I GIVE FREE HUGS. *tackle hugs everyone*


Here's what I've accomplished this first year:
  • 173 GFC followers
  • 40 bloglovin' followers
  • 310 posts
  • 737 comments
  • 14 698 pageviews
For the second year of my blogging journey, I want to continue getting more comments and build up my audience / followers.


And honorable mentions to some friends I've made along the way, thank you guys for not running off from my weirdness haha. (Yeah, only three friends, I'm a shut-in lol)


Thank you to Kaina @ These Flying Pages, Delaney @ The Awkward-ness, and Kezia @ Pansycake Reader for being great friends during my blogging journey :D I LOVE YOU ALL... *awkward* Ahem, yeah...



And these are some of my favorite blogs to stalk every day :)

Xpresso ReadsPansycake Reader

Singing and Reading in the Rain
Now back to what I have in mind...

So, to thank all of you peeps, I decided to have a giveaway! I mean, what's a better thing than to give back to the community? (namely books) You can win a book up to $15 from TBD. Just enter below.. but read the rules first!!

Rules -
  • You must be 13+ to enter
  • Giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository ships free to your country
  • Winners will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours
  • I have the right to disqualify any entries
  • If the book chosen hasn't been released yet, a pre-order will be made
  • I am not responsible for anything lost in the mail
  • PLEASE DON'T CHEAT! I WILL BE WATCHING...!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That's it, peeps! Have fun and best of luck to you all!



29 comments:

  1. OMG! STALKER! *runs away*
    But seriously, I love you too! I love stalking your blog as well, it's so pretty :) Oh and HAPPY BLOGVERSARY!

    Happy blogging for years to come >.< <33

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  2. I only just recently discovered your blog and I simply adore it! It's super cute and the design is adorable! I'm so glad I found it!

    And HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!! It's such a happy time and I'm so happy for you for making the one year mark :D Thanks for the giveaway too - if I won, I'd probably pick a Stephanie Perkins book!

    Oh, and I just read on your about page that you're Chinese!!!! SO AM I!!!!! This is when I try not to freak you out and extend a request to be friends :P I love meeting fellow Asians!

    Anyways, congrats on the blogoversary again! Hope you keep blogging for many years :)

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  3. AWWW YAY! Congratulations! Your blog is doing great :) More blogoversaries to come! :D

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  4. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY HONEEYYYY!! <3 you have done such a great job ;) I mean, holy crap, 330 posts in year?!! You're so amazing! XD I think I just met you like two or three months ago but these past few months have been so much fun :D I LOVE YOU TOO haha!! :D

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  5. Happy Blogoversary! I really love your blog :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I'd really love to win The Fault in our Stars.

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  6. Happy Blogoversary! Sticking with it for a year (and with such a beautiful blog) is awesome, so well done!
    I am currently craving Nutella and banana crepes because YUMMM. As for the book... that's not an easy question. There are always so many! Possibly Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay :)
    Thanks! :)

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  7. Oh my god!!!! Happy blogoversary!!!!! I'd love a copy of... I don't know! Ummm, maybe a copy of The Retribution of Mara Dyer. Yeah. I'd like that :)

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  8. Yay! Party! :D Congrats on your blogversary, and I hope you stay around for many more years!

    Alise @ Readers in Wonderland

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  9. OMGOMGOMGOMG!!! HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, ARIELLA! JUST OMGOMGOMGOMG!!! I LOVE YOUR BLOG AND YOU SO MUCH!!! *GLOMP...walks away...GLOMPS AGAIN* Ahhh you are awesome and deserve all em praises. SO HAPPY I GOT TO MEET AND I WISH YOU SO MANY MORE YEARS OF CRAZY FANDOM-NESS AND MORE TALKING WITH YOU AND JUST MORE AWESOME YEARS!!!

    CHEERS AND ANIME. XD

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  10. Congratulations on your blogoversary! It's a great achievement pass this milestone, best of luck in the future :)

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  11. Happy blogoversary! I know I'm a little late. Hope your year of blogging was amazing!

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  12. Ahhhh! I didn't see this post yesterday! Sorry... But Happy Belated Blogoversary. I really love your blog and I'm exicted to see another year of posts :D

    ~Sydney@Pika Pages

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  13. Happy Blogoversary!

    I love your blog! Ok, I'm new...I'm a new follower...
    Congrats on your first year! Woohoo! That's exciting! I'm in my first year, too!

    Dee @ Dee's Reads

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  14. Happy 1 year! Right now I'm craving air conditioning. If i won I would let you pick my prize ;)

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  15. Happy blogiversary! I'm in my first year blogging, and it's so much fun. Right now I'm craving sleep! If I won, I would pick...Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

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  16. *throws confetti* Happy Blogaversay, Ariella!!! Congrats on 1 years of blogging! This is really awesome. Here's to more!

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  17. Happy blogoversary!
    I'd pick Requiem.. :)

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  18. HAPPY BLOGVERSARY! I'd love to have a copy of Faking It by Cora Carmack. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

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  19. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!!

    Those are some pretty awesome stats girl! Hopefully you'll be able to grow your audience even bigger this year. :D

    As for the book I'd want if I won the giveaway (thanks for the awesome chance to win by the way!) I think I'd pick Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. :)

    Julia @ That Hapa Chick

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  20. Lately I've been craving Mint milkshakes. :) I'd probably choose a sequel because I'm so behind in many series. I'd have to think about what sequel though! Maybe Dark Flame by Alyson Noel.

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  21. I;m craving sleep right now! I think I'd choose the last Percy Jackson book

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  22. Awwww girlie HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY *huggies*

    *Holds up a cup with APPLE JUICE* To many more years eh? :D Before you know it we'll be lil bloggy friend grannies xD

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  23. Congratulations, congratulations! Blogversary's are so great, and it makes me sad I didn't celebrate my last one.

    I think I would choose... a pre-order of the new Mara Dyer book. Probably. (:

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  24. Eeeeep! Cute gif you used in this post. I love Kakashi! Are you a fan of Naruto? Hahaha. Anyways, right now, I'm suddenly craving for chocolate chip cookies. *stomach suddenly grumbles* And if ever I win, I'll probably choose The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. Been wanting to read that book.

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  25. Little late but congrats on your Blogoversary.
    Right now I'm craving for chips and something cold to drink, and if I win,... well I have no idea what I'd pick as my prize. It's always hard to choose just one book from the many on my to-read list. But thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

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  26. Congrats on your Blogversary!
    I stumbled across your blog only today and I'm lovin' it! :D
    Right now I'm craving blueberry cheesecake and the book I'm dying to get my hands on is Katie McGarry's Crash into You-But of course I have to wait till November for Isaiah. *sign*
    Anyway, thanks for the giveaway and keep blogging! :)

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  27. I just found your blog, and I am so excited because it looks AWESOME. :D
    Cannot wait to read more of your reviews ^.^
    And if I did do happen to win your gracious giveaway, I would choose Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier :D
    I hope my love for blogging continues into a one year anniversary!
    Chiara @ Books For A Delicate Eternity

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  28. I'm craving some chocolate cookies and I would like to win Lola and The Boy Next Door :)
    (Ileana A.-rafflecopter)

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