Friday, September 14, 2012

Blogoversary Day 6: Blogger Lovin’

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I talked about authors, I talked about publishers, I talked about me, now it’s time to talk about bloggers! All of YOU, who have made a difference in my blogging year! So today, I want to take the time to show appreciation to those who have been a big help to me throughout the year, and those who have made blogging a welcome and incredible experience for me. Also, I’m sure I forgot someone, but every one who’s ever shown kindness or said hello, you have shown me how much this community has heart!

Special Thanks
Not that all y’all aren’t special, but these fellow bloggers have become very close friends and have helped me immensely through the year. Sometimes it’s advice I desperately needed, a second opinion, or simply letting me vent about problems that arose. This has meant so much to me to know I have people I have never met in real life who I would trust with my heart and soul.

       
BFFs

These bloggers have a been a constant in my blogging year with their friendship and support. I talk to these peeps almost on a daily basis and we have bonded either because of our matching fabulousness, or books we both loved, or a little of both. I know my year would have been so much different without them!

               
–And missies without a button here (really, ladies!? :P) 
Katie at Blook Girl
Christina at A Reader of Fiction
Regular Commenters
I may not have striked up a personal relationship with these bloggers, I still feel like I’ve come to know them from these comments and me visiting them as well. I am so very thankful for their constant visits and entertaining/wonderful comments. Reading these makes my day, every day, and I just hope they know how much they have made a difference, and how much I appreciate their loyalty and support!
(Sorry no blog buttons for this one, but they’re all linked!)
-Jenni at Alluring Reads
-Sara of saz101
-Bookworm 105 at Whisper of Reads
-Kristin at My Para-Hangover
-Jenn at Owl Read It
-Henriette at Leisure Reads 
-Savvy at Books With Bite  
-Christina at A Reader of Fictions
-Amber at Amber at The Musings of ALMYBNENR 
Katie at Blook Girl  
-Natalia at Dazzling Reads
-A Canadian Girl at Musings of a YA Reader
-Kristilyn  at Reading In Winter   
-Maji at Maji Bookshelf
-Liesel at L.K.Hill
-Ash at Smash Attack Reads!
-Kathy at I Write, I Read, I Review
-Lena at I Love Books Club
-Aneeqah at My Not So Real Life
-Amber Hughes
-Jennifer at Book Den
-Jac at For Love and Books
-Kara-Karina at Nocturnal Book Reviews
-Silverlight at Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews and Goodies
-Sharon at Obsession With Books 
-Aeicha at Word Spelunking
-Addie at Bookworm Recommendations
-Nea Barabea at My Life Is A Fairytale That Will Never End
-Rachel at Unforgettable Books
-Sarah at Forever 17 Books
-The Bumble Girl at Bumbles and Fairy-Tales…
-Melissa at Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf
-Melliane at Between dreams and reality
-Becky at Stories & Sweeties
-Mindy at Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
-Shaheen at Speculating on SpecFic 
The Vintage Bookworm
-Jasprit and Rachel at The Readers Den
-Maja at The Nocturnal Library
-Roro at Roro Is Reading
-Carole at Carole Rae’s Random Ramblings
-Ange at Libby Blog
-Chrystal at Snowdrop Dreams of Books
-Tiffany at Escaping… One Book @ a Time
WinterHaven Books
-Kelly at Radiant Shadows YA Book Blog
-ShreShre at Chocolate Coated Reviews 
-Renae at Respiring Thoughts
-O’dell at Book Twirps 
-Rebecca at Reading Wishes
Book Passion for Life 
-Tayteh at Reading in Paradise
Nazish Reads   
-Jenn at A Reading Daydreamer
-Carina at Fictional Distraction
-Damaris at Good Choice Reading
-Vivian at Vivaciously, Vivian
-Lalaine at FicBookReviews (YA)
-Lauren at Lose Time Reading
-Sarah at Sarah Elizabeth’s Bookshelf
-Shane at Itching for Books
-Millie at Millie D’s Words
-Brandileigh at Blkosiner’s YA and Teen Book Blog
Pocketful of Books
-Marie at The Book Swarm
-In Libris veritas  
-Krazzyme at YOUNG READERS
-Amber at Du Livre
-Tabitha at Tabitha’s Book Blog!
-Stephanie at *♡Stepping Out of the Page♡*
-Keertana at Ya’s the Word
-Liesel at L.K.Hill
-Megan at The Book Galaxy 
-Beckie at Becca’s Book Bug….. 

Eeeep.. ok, I know, I KNOW that I have missed someone and I’m SO sorry. I didn’t want to name names at first because I’m afraid I’ll offend someone who will blacklist me or think I don’t notice/appreciate them but I just went through my last 800 comments *blank stare* and I think I’m seeing double, now. So if I missed you, please don’t think you don’t matter! 

THANK YOU!

I have made friends for life that I have never even met yet, I have developed friendships with people who I look forward to talking to on a daily/weekly basis! On twitter, through comments, on Facebook, you all have no idea how much this community means to me! I am overwhelmed with all the great people I have met and if I ever think back on my blog days when I’m 90 years old, it’s the people and the community that I will remember! So thank you, for just being you!

 Giveaway
*It takes two*
Today’s giveaways are twofers. My blog would not be what it is without you, so for today’s giveaway, every winner gets a twofer! For me and you, muffin! 😉 Kelley York, M.R. Merrick, and Brigid Kemmerer have generously offered copies of their pretties for giveaway.

Winner 1
  

-One e-copy of Hollowed and one e-copy of Hushed by KelleyYork (INTL)

Winner 2
  

-One e-copy of Exiled and one e-copy of Shift by M.R. Merrick (INTL)

Winner 3
  

-One signed copy of Storm and one signed copy of Spark by Brigid Kemmerer (INTL)


Giveaway details

There will be three winners (one per author). A BIG thanks to these wonderful authors for this giveaway opportunity!
Day 6 giveaways end on September 28th, 2012
All are open internationally
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61 Responses to “Blogoversary Day 6: Blogger Lovin’”

  1. Nikki Jefford

    Yay Jenni, Katie, Candace, Melissa, and Nick! …and G, too!

    Making reader friends definitely counts as one of the greatest rewards when you enter the book world.

    Hugs, Nikki

  2. Jennifer Messerschmidt

    Woo! Thanks for yet another great giveaway and congrats again on your blogoversary! I love visiting your blog. It was one of the first ones I discovered and enjoy your reviews. Also thanks again for your Held recommendation. You still must read Stolen. Any kidnapping book fan must read!

  3. Chapter by Chapter

    Heart you chick! You’re one of my most fav peeps! I’ll never forget how you pushed me through the scary and most intense parts in Rhiannon Fraters books! Congrats on your Blogoversary and here’s to more years to come! *passes around the shots*(good thing my iPhone autocorrected to shots instead of keeping the “i”! Wouldn’t want to pass THAT around :P) <3

    MaryAnn
    Chapter by Chapter

  4. Danny

    Aaaaweee!! What a touching and cute post and Thank you!!!! You just rock girl!!!! How long did it take you to list all the regular commenters?

    You rock!!!!!

    And the bond with other bloggers is something I totally love myself!
    *hugs and kisses*

    Thanks for including the Bookworms, makes me giddy and happy :)))

  5. Melliane

    Oh thank you you’re so nice, I love your blog and It’s always very interesting to see your new reviews. Well mainly when you always read the books I want to read.

  6. Tyler-Rose Neath

    I hate not commenting when I read a post on someone’s blog, but I find a lot of the time I forget :/ Which sucks! More often than not, it’s because I’ve clicked onto goodreads to find out more about the book xD

    But, comments make me happy 😀

    Awesome giveaways, love your blog, still!

  7. Rachel @ Unforgettable Books

    Ah!!!!! This is one of the nicest posts ever!!!!!! Thanks for including me in the list of regular commentors. :0 It truly is the community that makes blogging wonderful. I had a fantastic time reading your blog the last few mouths. (and hopefully will for many more) Have a terrific day!

  8. Kelly

    I feel like just quoting Nereyda at this point!

    Eeeep! You mentioned me on your blog! Can now die happy 🙂

    Thanks for being such an awesome blogger and presence in the blogosphere!

    You and these giveaways are both awesome!

  9. Kris (Imaginary Reads)

    Awww… you’re such a sweetie, Giselle. Just how long did it take you to make this post, much less go through the last 800 comments?!??! My eyes are spinning just thinking about it. @__@

    You’re awesomeness!! Making reader/blogger friends is definitely one of the best parts of the blogging experiences. It’s wonderful knowing that there are people out there who share the same interests. I’m looking forward to more fabulous posts from you in the future! 🙂

  10. Megan K.

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, GISELLE!

    It’s late, I know. I’ve been AWOL, but I’m back now, and this is a pretty dang good idea! Your blogoversary is going to rock, and it ain’t only because of the giveaways.

    :O I’m on that list! Like Nereyda said: I can now die happy. 🙂

    Congrats, Giselle, and here’s to many more! ♥

  11. Deea

    Eeep! Reading posts like this one reminds me why blogging is so awesome and why I love this community so much too! *group hug* *cookies for everyone*

  12. Lena

    AWWWWW This the best part of the blogging 😀 FRIENDS hehe. I am touched that you mentioned me 😀 I love reading your blog and I hope I can do so in future 😀 That is if you keep blogging 😀

  13. Jenn@OwlReadIt

    Awww, you mentioned me 🙂 I love how every day this week, something has happened in my book blogging life to make my day <3

    I love you and your blog! And that you are a fellow NBer! 🙂

    Happy blogversary!

  14. Bonnie Regan

    Aww.. my year wouldn’t have been the same without you either Giselle! I think it’s so awesome how successful your blog has become in just a single year. You should be proud of yourself, you’ve worked hard to get here. 😀

  15. Jenni @ Alluring Reads

    LOL the word twofer sounds really weird now after reading it so many times. Twofer hahaha Great post and I’m happy to have gotten to know you too! It’s definitely important to be social in this community and you have that down pat!

  16. Amy

    Awww!! I love you chick!! I got a little teary eyed that you put me as a special thanks and BFF. My life is better having gotten to know you. You truly are amazing and I love your face!!! Besides who else would #PeePressure me to read awesome books? Lol!! *smooches*

  17. Tara

    HEY LOOK!! Thats my button!!! *feels special* i pretty much love all the blogs you do!! and you are awesome lady pants! congrats on your one year!!!

    Tara (The Tater)

  18. Alexa

    I am so honored to be included in this post. I love visiting your blog, because more often than not, I know I’m going to enjoy whatever you’ve posted about! Happy blogoversary again! <3

  19. Kelly @ Dandelion Dreams

    Aaaahhh! I see my name on your blog! This makes my heart smile! You are awesome Giselle. Seriously.
    I look forward to reading your reviews and seeing your thoughts. And your Fresh Batch posts are a life-saver for me! I sometimes forget to keep track of when a book is coming out and then it shows up on your post. This has happened to me several times actually! And I just have to mention how amazing these giveaways are! My fingers are definitely crossed that I win one. For real. Any one of them would be fabulous!

  20. Blythe Harris

    Thanks for the mention, love! I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to get to know you over the past few months; you really are an amazing friend! I’m so happy that you’ve reached such a large following in such a short period of time; you most certainly deserve it! <3 (And I know, I know. I should get around to making a button soon. :P)

  21. ShreShre

    JUST READING YOUR POST MAKES ME ALL TREMBLISH AND GIDDY WITH YOU!!! ;D HAHA! I totally agree with you! When I’m older, I’m definitely going to look back at these blogger days and remember awesome people like you and many other blogger friends I’ve made who are just fantastic!! THANKS FOR THE GREAT GIVEAWAYS! 🙂

    Shreya@CCReviews

  22. Eileen

    *freaks out* *dies* *comes back from the dead* *tackle hugs* OMG GISELLE I TOTALLY LOVE YOU TOO! 😀 Once again, HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY GISELLE IT’S BEEN AN AWESOME YEAR! 😀 And you mentioned me twice on your blog! *dies again*

  23. Rebecca

    Awww, you mentioned me! *huggles*

    Wow, you sure are delivering with these giveaways. Good luck to whoever wins the signed copy of of Storm and Spark – Chris and Gabriele will have swooning all over the place! 😉

  24. The Teen Book Guru

    Aaaaaw Giselle! I love you! Haha it makes me so happy to know that you appreciate my comments, yours are pretty darn cool too! <3 I'm SO super happy to call you one of my closest blogging buddies too, and I'm so thrilled that I got to know you because you are truly an amazing person and blogger, and an even more awesome friend. Love you! And loving these celebration posts too btw! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!! Eeep!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxx *ten thousand hugs and kisses*

  25. Aneeqah

    Oh my goodness, I got mentioned! 😀 I think it’s SO sweet that you went through all that work to just mention everyone that comments! I can’t imagine how long that took you. Seriously, Giselle, you are awesome. <3

    You’ve definitely made my day, Giselle, especially because I’ve had a rough one today. Thanks for the shout out, and happy blogoversary! =)

  26. Alba

    ~drops dead~

    I love you… but you already knew that AND
    OH MY GOD!!
    ~where’s my adversary on your book haul posts??~
    ~looks for her~

    Awe girl!!! I LOVE this community EXACTLY for people like you!!
    Even with all the drama that hit us this year… I find it hard to care when there are bloggers as awesome you!!

    Here’s for you meeting even more people online!! Making more friends and keep reading with an espresso right next to you 😉

    ~wink wink~

    ~stalker that can’t drink coffee because of my silly illness :'(

  27. Sarah (saz101)

    Oh goodness, Giselle… this may be a bit lame, but I’m actually maybe kind of tearing up a little bit with all the love. I seriously can’t believe you’ve only been doing this a year. As far as i’m concerned you’re a SUPERSTAR. You’re one of my blogging fixtures–I can’t imagine this community without you. Congrats, and big, BIG love ♥

  28. Lauren

    OMG! I hope you know you’re amazing Giselle! I can’t believe you mentioned everyone <3 You made me smile! I look forward to the next year of your amazing posts and kindness.

    Also thanks for these giveaways, they are AWESOME 🙂

  29. Lalaine

    I hate being so busy! i am missing alot especially this! eeek my name is there! lol. Happy happy blog anniversary to you Giselle. I wish you more posts and comments and followers to come! and ofcourse moreeee books to read! 🙂

    Love,
    Lalaine
    ficbookreviews

  30. Christina

    Thanks, Giselle.

    And I KNOW I don’t have a button. I don’t have design skills. Well, I probably could, but I don’t have Photoshop because it costs ALL of the money. 🙁 Waaaaahhhhh.

    I also need a design.

  31. Kristin @ My ParaHangover

    I didn’t get to comment earlier b/c I was in the car heading out of town and we all know “car + iPhone = major typos and headaches”!

    okay… HOLY FREAKIN’ CRAP!! SQUEEEE!! And OMG you actually sat down and went thru 800 comments?!?! Seriously, girlie, you are amazing!! I gasped and cheered that I made the list! Wooot!! calm… thoughts…

    Seriously, great week of celebration!! When you do it, you do it right! And I can’t get over the organization and forethought you had in the beginning to make note of all your firsts AND get screen shots of the way your blog looked! *sign*

    Thanks, again, for making a happy book blogging week for all us geeky fans out there!