Happy Blogoversary to Me! (+Giveaway!)

That's right! 5 years ago today my little blog was born into the blogosphere! It wasn't very big at the time and that first year was pretty dark. Those reviews or posts or whatever we want to call them were scary. I read them over from time to time and think...what was going on in my head at the time?!

My blog started 5 years ago today because Rachel Vincent was having a contest to win some of her books signed or the next book signed...I can't remember which. And you had to post a review of Pride at the time or something to help promote it. I think I posted something on Amazon, possibly Borders too and then I thought a blog would get me another entry, so I stumbled upon Blogger and created my blog! Since Pride was such a GREAT read, I thought why not call my blog that?!

And so my blog was born! And I met lots of great blogging friends along the way. Some who even helped me with the look and layout of my blog. Basically helping me finding websites and whatnot and walking me through some design steps. I've also made blogging friends by following other blogs and reading their reviews and adding to my TBR pile! Heck, it's because of blogging that I even HAVE a TBR pile!

And so, it's with great pleasure that I celebrate this 5 year anniversary with you my blogging friends and followers with a contest! Enjoy!


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37 comments:

  1. 5 years!!! Holy cow that's amazing. I'm not even at the one year mark yet lol. CONGRATS!!!
    *Throws book-themed confetti*

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  2. I'd choose something by Nalini Singh

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  3. Wow that's awesome! Congrats!! I think I'm close to hitting my one year mark of blogging and I'm super excited about it! If I won, the first book I would buy is Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I've been wanting a copy forever and haven't found one at my local used book store, so I keep waiting.

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  4. Happy Blogoversary!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Wow... I don't know what I'd pick. I have a long new release list for February and I'd have to consult that :) Thanks again!

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  5. Happy 5th Blogiversary!!!
    I'm not sure what I would pick. Probably older books that have been on my wishlist for awhile.

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  6. Wow many years, Happy Blogoversary! :D

    don't know what I'd pick, my whistlist grown up every day


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  7. I see on your sidebar that you're reading Up from the Grave. I'd buy that one, although, I will be sad to see the last of Cat and Bones. *sniff. lol Happy Blogoversary!

    ~Pam @ Moonlight Reader

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  8. Oh, I have a wish list a mile long, but I'd certainly get Jaye Wells' Dirty Magic and Jeaniene Frost's Up From the Grave.

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  9. Happy Blogiversary! WOW!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! There are a few new books out by Anne Rice and Stephen King I would love to get my hands on. Thank you so much for the generous giveaway! kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com

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  10. Congrats! It seems like a lot of blogs got their start because of a contest.

    I might buy Up From the Grave. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Happy blogoversary, 5 years is awesome! Good for you.

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  12. Wow, 5 years is such a long time to be doing this. Blogging is incredibly rewarding, but also exhausting! Still, it makes me happy to see you and a few other bloggers who managed it for so long. I've only done half of that (2 1/2 years), but I don't intend to give it up, ever.
    I'm glad you're still enjoying it AND doing such a fabulous job.
    Happy blogoversary, Jessica!

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  13. Happy blogoversary! I'd love to get Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff.

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  14. Congrats, I'm always really impressed. I love what you do with your blog and all your reviews, it's always really interesting to love them. Hmm I think I would like to have Cracked by Eliza Crewe.

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  15. Congrats on 5 years! That's quite an accomplishment and may many more awesome blogging years be in your future!

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  16. wow! 5 years? That is awesome jessica! Congrats!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  17. Wow, 5 years! That is so crazy! Congratulations and I hope I'm still blogging in 3 more years :)

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  18. Congrats on your 5 year blogoversary! That's a huge accomplishment. That's awesome and so are you! Keep up the amazing work and here's to another 5 years!

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  19. Congrats for your 5 years, Thats amazing.
    I think i would pick The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

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  20. First congrats on making it to 5 years! Your blog is awesome. There are so many books I would get...hmmm....probably Divergent since I haven't read it yet. There are so many though. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Congrats on making it 5 years! I'd probably get the next book in the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead.

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  22. 5 years in blogging world is huge accomplishment!!!! Congrats!!! :) I would probably pick Ignite me or Cress. Thanks! :)

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  23. well of ascension and the hero of ages :3

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  24. Happy Blogoversary to you! It's so great you started your blog because of the book Pride by Rachel Vincent. She is one of my favorite authors of all time!
    I'm not sure which book I would choose yet, probably Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

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  25. 5 years is awesome! Congratulations. Thank you for the giveaway. My tbr list is a mile long right now. There are SO many books that I would love to own that I don't know what I would pick.

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  26. Congrats on your 5 year blogoversary, Jessica!!! <3 that's quite a feat :) There are many, many books I look forward to this year, two are by Julie Kagawa, and if I win I would pick those, for sure :) I would also love to get Ignite me.

    Have a GREAT day ;)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  27. Happy Bloggy Birthday, Jess!!! *throws confetti* *muppet cheers*

    I don't know which books I'd choose. Have so many that I want, lol.

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  28. Happy Blogoversary!! That is such an awesome accomplishment. What books would I get? Probably Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, Altered & Erased by Jennifer Rush. Or maybe The Collector & The Liberator by Victoria Scott. I really enjoyed them & would like to read them again. Thank you so much. I hope you have at least another 5 years of blogging ahead of you.

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  29. I would choose Mockingjay since I'm trying to complete The Hunger Games series. Also, Beautiful Disaster or Walking Disaster. Thanks!

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  30. The will choose The Fall of Five or one of George R.R Martin books.

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  31. Congrats on 5 years that is amazing!! I would choose some new YA releases!

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  32. Yay for five years!! I think I would buy Unhinged - not sure what else. Too many to choose from! :-)

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  33. I don't think I can decide yet; I'd rethink anyway if I won. Perhaps some sequels. Or All Our Yesterdays.. :)

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  34. Happy blogoversary! I have no idea which books I would pick, but one of the would definetly be Raven boys

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