Jan 29, 2019

10th Blogoversary Extravaganza!!!

I'm here. I am actually here! Today is the 10th anniversary of my blog! I've been blogging for TEN YEARS!!!! Omg, I feel old!! Lol. I honestly never expected to get this far. I felt like at some point blogging and reviewing would fizzle out for me somewhere, yet it never did.

While I've been doing this for TEN long years, I am by no means a professional or have any idea of what I am doing! Lol. There are still blogs that are way more popular than mine who get way more traffic and arcs and all that good stuff from blogging, and yet I still never quit what I was doing here. There have been times where I felt like I wasn't doing something right and maybe that is still true, I don't know what it is that I am doing or not doing, but I have to admit, I still have fun doing all this!

I've kept this blog partly for myself and the other part is because I know I have a following of some kind! I read each and every comment I get and honestly, they always make me feel giddy inside to know that you all took the time to read my reviews or posts. So thank you! 

So in honor of my TEN year anniversary, here are TEN random facts about myself:

10. I've had 6 surgeries throughout my childhood due to being diagnosed with neurofibromatosis at an early age. And it's because of this condition that I have that I found reading! When I had to sit out of most sports and whatnot in gym class, you get bored very easily. Luckily for some of it I was allowed to read a book! :D

9. In international travel I've been to 3 different countries: Greece, Italy, and Canada!

8. I've traveled to 18/50 of the United States, 19 if you count my home state, while I'd like to say I hope to visit them all, I'd settle for half! Lol. Of those 19, 16 states were for purposes of visiting authors! Granted I did do some sightseeing in a few of those states too!

7. Despite being a huge Disney fan I've only been to Disney World, though I plan to go to Disneyland by myself most likely in 2020 or 2021!

6. The first time I was "published" was when I was a preteen and my letter to Scooby Doo appeared in the Scooby Doo comic series!

5. I was sorted into Gryffindor by Pottermore and it totally blew my mind, but I'll take it! Really thought I was a Hufflepuff with my shy demeanor!

4. I got to meet Cary Elwes at a book signing once...best Valentine's Day ever!!



3. Ever since I was young, I've had this weird obsession with coins! I don't know why. Not even monetary ones, although I do like keeping my foreign currency (coin wise) whenever I happen across it!



2. I swore I'd never buy an ereader since I was all about the real books, I am shockingly on my second Kindle! Lol. Though I admit I use it mostly for ARCs and indie/self published books!

1. I have an estimated 1761 real books in my collection! There's probably a few books I could stand to donate, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Really can only think of 2 at the top of my head, so 1759 books in my collection! Not all are read ones either.



Now for the giveaway! There will be TEN winners, naturally!


The giveaway is open to wherever The Book Depository will ship, although one prize is US only and that is the set of signed books.

THE PRIZES:

5 Readers will get their choice of any book that releases TODAY, 1/29/19--within reason. No super uber expensive editions of anything folks! ;) 

Books can include King of Scars, Moonlight Scandals, A Curse so Dark and Lonely, The Cerulean, The Lonely Dead, and any others I might be forgetting!

1 US Reader will get a set of signed books that include The Lonely Dead by April Henry, Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard, To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo*, and Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller*

*This signing doesn't happen until after the contest ends, but those details will be discussed with the winner at the time.

3 Readers will get their choice of 1 book up to $15 (US) from Amazon or The Book Depository.

1 Reader will get a $40 (US) gift card to either Amazon or B&N (winner's choice)...should that winner be international they will get to spend that amount at The Book Depository (preorders accepted as long as you don't go over the spending limit).


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29 comments:

  1. Congrats on your blogoversary! Ten years is awesome. Keep it up!

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    1. I think I found your blog through blogging friends we have in common. That makes the most sense :)

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  2. Congratulations on 10 years. Huge milestone. :)

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    1. Its been a long time since I started following you. I think it was through other bloggers. Maybe having your button on their side bar or through a contest.

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  3. Happy Blogoversary Jessica! Ten years just blows my mind. Thank you for all that you do. I always love reading your reviews :) I'm pretty sure I found your blog through the Follow Friday feature.

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  4. Congrats on your blogoversary! Jenn followed you a while back, not sure how. She said you were either her first or one of her first followers

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  5. Congratulations on TEN years!! What a hug accomplishment! I think I found you when you commented on one of my posts---you were one of my first followers!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  6. Holy cow! Ten years, and you're still here. That's amazing! I have been lucky enough to visit three Disney parks (FL, CA, and Paris). My dream is to visit Hong Kong Disney, but my finances say "NO". Congratulations on ten years, and here's to many more!

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  7. Wow, happy blogoversary! 10 years is quite the achievement, congratulations!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  8. wow so much info. I am so jealous over meeting carey elwes. Such a fan. have you read his princess bride memoirs. its really good. I had it on audio and he narrated. I loved it.

    I can't believe 10 years. that is amazing. I am so glad you are still around. :)

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  9. Wow! It's been so long ago, that I can't remember when I found you! It was probably because of one of your Disney posts as both my son and I love Disney. He actually works there part-time. Happy Blogversary!

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  10. Congratulations on 10 years! I think I found your blog through blog-hopping; some people just go on Wikipedia spirals, but I start on a blog and I start clicking away and by the end of the journey I've followed 20 people and read as many reviews of the smae book, usually published years ago because I'm always 'late to the party'
    - Reese

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  11. Congratulations Jessica. You are one of the first blogs I followed when I started blogging back in 2012. Probably found you through my sister at fuonlyknew. Keep up the great work.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  12. Happy 10th Blogoversary! I love your blog and your book picks. Thank you

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  13. Yay! Congrats on your 10th blogoversary Jessica - I've loved getting my reocmmendations from you for the last few years. I think I found you on a book bloggers directory maybe?
    Thank you so much for the super generous giveaway <3
    Megan S.

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  14. Congratulations on you blogoversary!! I love your book recommendations!

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  15. Congratulations on 10 years! I actually don't remember how I found your blog, but it was probably through another blogger or maybe even on my searches for recommended reads.

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  16. I think it was suggested to me on Bloglovin' :)

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  17. I don't remember, but I am sure glad I did! Happy 10 year blogoversary!

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  18. Congrats on 10 years. It's such a great achievement. Keep on blogging!

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  19. Congratulations on ten years. I will reach that mark on July 12,2019

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  20. Congrats on 10 years. Happy Blogging

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  21. Happy Blogoversary my friend! 10 years is awesome

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  22. Congrats on 10 years. That's so amazing. I've been following your blog for awhile so I don't know where I actually found you. Chances are it was through another blog or a link-up. That's usually how I find blogs. LOL

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  23. Congrats on the big 10! I found you on Bloglovin'. I still use it plus email. Bloglovin is nice to have summaries in just one email and then I can click from there. I know I'm not the only one whose inbox gets overwhelmed on most days. I feel like I miss less reading that way.

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  24. Congratulations!! 10 Years! Who'd have though? LOL xx

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  25. Happy Blogoversary! I think I found you from a blog hop.
    Ann S

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