Monday, September 19, 2011

1st Blogoversary and Giveaway!

Well, happy blogoversary to me! It's been one year since I started my little blog, and it's come a long way since then!

Here are some of my favorite memories from the past year:
  • First of all, I'm so excited to be able to say I have over 450 followers! I remember how thrilled I was when to hit 30, and now there are 450 of you! I love you all, and am so grateful that you all take the time to read my blog!
  • Meeting authors! E. Lockhart & Tonya Hurley, Megan McCafferty (also the first time I met my cosmic twin Kristy), and Sarah Mlynowski at their respective book launches. Jaqueline Woodson, Susane Colasanti, Eireann Corrigan, and Barry Lyga at NJLA. Kieran Scott at the Collingswood Book Festival (and looking forward to having her visit my library in a few short weeks!).
(Me, Megan McCafferty, and my "cosmic twin" Kristy)
  • The overall incredible awesomeness that is BEA. (OMG I totally stalked David Levithan!). Having Bettina Restrepo recognize me and introduce me to Christina Mandelski.
(David Levithan's head.)
  • Having authors reach out--to me--to ask for interviews, reviews, and giveaways. Also, having authors tweet and post about my blog--that's something I hope I never get used to.
  • Finally, just jumping in to this fabulous world of blogging has been an experience. I've been lucky enough to meet some of you in person (and hope to meet more of you soon!), and even more in the blogosphere, and I consider myself so fortunate to coexist in such a warm and welcoming community. Thank you all for a fantastic year. 
Now for the giveaway! One lucky winner will win two of my current faves from 2011 (and 2 books that just aren't getting the recognition they deserve)--Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan and The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle (links take you to my reviews).

Contest will close on October 3. 

Enjoy your reading, and good luck!


  1. Congratulations, and Happy Blogaversary!!
    Thanks for stopping by PrincessReviews and for all of your support. Its much appreciated and I hope to see you on PrincessReviews some more.
    Thank you,

  2. congratulations!! yey for you and may more followers and years of blogging come!

  3. Happy, happy blogoversary!!!
    Cue music: "Simply the Best" Tina Turner
    Here's to many, many more years.

  4. Congrats! Your David Levithan photo/story/stalking cracks me up. And it apparently stayed with me, every time I see his name I just think of your picture and the back of his head. Horrible on my part, but just so funny.

    Love the blog!

  5. Happy Blogoversary, Christi!! I have to agree, blogging has definitely been a wonderful experience. :) So glad to be able to share it with you!

  6. Congrats and happy blogoversary! So jealous of all the bloggers you've met this past year!

  7. Ugh, and by bloggers, I meant's way too late for me, haha.

  8. A whole year! That's so awesome. Congratulations. :)

    ~Asheley (Into the Hall of Books)


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