Friendships. That was definitely the one thing I did not expect to gain out of blogging.
I thought blogging would mean books all day long. Books in the library, books on goodreads, books on wishlists, just books. I never thought blogging will also mean that I would meet so many new awesome people and form so many new friendships where we all share one main thing in common: books. Hell, I can’t even imagine living without some of you people now that I met you guys. <3
Today's post is to celebrate both my second blogoversary and the friendships I’ve made during my two years of blogging. Because, like some anonymous genius said, “Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.”
This list is in no particular order of course.
Cee from The Novel Hermit: HI CEEEEEEEEEEEEE. I CEEEEE YOUUUU. Yes, ALL THE PUNS (AND I DON’T CARE). I love the fact that I can talk about anything with Cee, from #fullhashtagconversations to ALL CAPS TALK. I’m still thankful for the day she commented on my review of Wallbanger by Alice Clayton, aka the book that started our awesome and sometimes twitter spammy friendship. Even though we don’t spam twitter anymore because most of our conversations take place in DMs, our conversations are as energetic and as random as ever. Well, kind of random. And psst, have you read Rusty Nailed or Screwdrivered yet?
Jon from Scott Reads It: I still find it funny that Jon’s blog is named after a comic book series. I’ll leave you guys to figure out which one. I love that I can talk about anything bookish with Jon, complain about our awesome classes (-shakes fist at Calcalus-), keeps me in the know, and how he could make me fangirl like a crazy person with him – in public. Yeah, we’re one of those people that attract a lot of disgusted stares by our very loud animated conversations in public. Hopefully we can have another one of those conversations soon and annoy some more people Jon. ;D
Kristen from My Friends Are Fiction: Kristen is SO talented! Have you guys seen her Lego Cover Art feature? If not, check it out asap because you are missing out. I sadly forgot how I met Kristen (do you remember how we met Kristen?), but I am so glad I met her. We just have so much in common and can talk with each other about books and life and just get each other. I hope I can meet her one day in real life and be perfectly awkward together. And talk about books while being awkward.
Crystal from Crystal In Bookland: Crystal is simply awesome. There are no other words to describe her. She’s engaging, thoughtful, fun to talk to, and won’t think twice before helping someone even if she’s busy with all the many things she does. Thank you Crystal for being so awesome and we definitely have to talk more often! <3 Alyssa from The Eater of Books: I’ve known Alyssa for a longgg time, but it wasn’t really the past few months until I really got to know her and chat. I think it’s so awesome that we’re around the same age because we both totally understand the awful pressure of school and its time-consuming ways. Of course, we can also chat about boys and totally understand each other.
Grace from Books of Love: I forgot how I met Grace – all I know is that I’ve known her for a longgg time. Grace is someone I can talk about anything bookish related and I definitely learned and still learn a lot of things from her, not everything bookish. We need to go Strand shopping again one day Grace (and let me be a terrible you-need-that-book-and-that-book-and-that-one! influence on you)!
Lili from Lili’s Reflections: I met Lili by the most random chance/method ever: I was participating in ARCycling and emailing them and Lili happened to be one of the people working ARCycling that day. I told her how much I loveeeeeed her name (I still do) and we struck up a conversation. I also remember that she was the one who taught me how to use YA Book Exchange. We’ve became friends ever since and hanged out at book events we were both attending and with other NYC bloggers – as Jon calls them, the “NYC crew.”
Tabitha from Tabitha’s Book Blog: I met Tabitha on the Harlequin line at BEA this year and she was so nice! Not only did she share her BEA schedule with me when I told her I lost mine, but Tabitha also gave me her ARC of Afterworlds when I told her how much I wanted it and how I missed the drop for it. Basically, Tabitha is SO nice and awesome! I hope we’ll get the chance to hang out more in the future!
Danielle: I forgot how I met Danielle, but I definitely know that she is awesome. I mean, Danielle was the one who first showed me around BEA last year, teaching me how it works when I was a total blogging noob. She keeps me in the know and introduces me to books I haven’t even heard of. Thank you Danielle for being an awesome friend!
Nikki from Fiction Freak: Nikki is the girl I can have an ALL THE CAPS conversation with and not appear crazy. She is so energetic (give me some of your energy Nikki!) and even though I never met her in real life, I know she’ll be absolutely fun to be around and hang out with. Nikki is absolutely fearless and keeps me on my feet. One day we WILL meet in real life and shop in Strand together Nikki. One day.
I’m probably missing a few key people and if I accidentally left you out, I’m really sorry. Just know that you, too, are awesome. <3 Unlike last year, I won't have seven days of celebration and giveaways for my blogoversary. Instead, this year, I'll have three days of celebration.
Second Blogoversary Freakout + THREE Giveaways
Second Blogoversary Day 2: ALL the Friendships + Giveaway
Second Blogoversary Day 3: This Year’s MUST Read Books + 2015 GIMME THESE Releases + Giveaway
Today, there will be a giveaway focused on what else, FRIENDSHIPS. This is my favorite series ever focused on friendships, which also happens to be an -ahem- love story. Hey, you got to have both right?
Yes, the entire series is SIGNED. And they match because they are all UK editions, which are all out in paperback.
Terms & Conditions:
- This contest is open INTERNATIONALLY.
- The giveaways will run until November 2, 2014.
- You must be 18 years or older, or have parents’ permission to enter.
- All your entries will be disqualified if you pickup entries for something you haven’t done. (I had to do this for so many of my last giveaways, please don’t make me do this again.)
- If you only use ONE account to do all these tasks and enter under different names, they will still only constitute as ONE entry.
- If the winner does not respond to my e-mail within 48 hours, I will have to choose another winner.
- I am not responsible for any items lost in the mail.