Monday, April 15, 2013

Blog Turns Two || Giveaway #1

Today officially marks my second year of blogging - and that's amazing. I can hardly believe that I've already had this little blog for two years, and I'm pleased and utterly shocked at how much it's grown and developed since my very first post. It's been the most wonderful experience for me! I've gotten to share about the books that I love, interact with authors whose words simply spoke to me and formed lots of friendships with other bloggers (which I certainly treasure). I'm definitely looking forward to yet another year to come!

Thank you to anyone who's ever taken the time to come and visit the blog and leave a comment, who's reached out to have my review their book or work with them on a blog tour, or who's taken the time to form a relationship with me via conversations over chat or Twitter. The community is what makes blogging so special to me, and I look forward to becoming even more a part of it in the year ahead.

I love you all.

And no celebration is great without a gift (or at least, that's what I think - gifts AND sweets)! To celebrate this year, I'll be holding a series of giveaways over the week. So be sure and check back every day to see what you can win!

Today's giveaway is actually something that ties in with the A Song of Ice & Fire Read-along that I am hosting along with a few other bloggers. I will be giving away a BOXED SET OF THE FIRST FOUR BOOKS IN THE SERIES!



I'm nearly done with A Game of Thrones, and I must say that this series is certainly a well-crafted high fantasy. Even though it may look intimidating, it's actually fairly easy to read. I'm looking forward to continuing on and finding out what happens to everyone, especially my favorite characters Arya and Jon!

THE GIVEAWAY

Prize: A boxed set of the first 4 books of A Song of Ice and Fire

Rules:
1. This giveaway is only open to residents of US/CA/UK.
2. Winner must respond 48 hours after being contacted or they will forfeit prize and another winner will be chosen.
3. Prize is being provided by third party. Blogger cannot be held accountable for condition or delay in the receipt of the prize.



This giveaway prize is provided by the kind folks over at Appliances Online UK. Thank you!

52 comments:

  1. Congrats on your anniversary! I've only been around the community for just over a month, but I agree - it's absolutely amazing and fun to be a part of. Here's hoping that you have another great year :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your well wishes! I hope that you continue to be a part of our community, as it certainly is awesome.

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  2. Congrats, Alexa!!!! I'm so glad you started your blog two years ago so we can celebrate today! Love your blog and I've loved getting to know you as a blogging buddy! Great giveaway too - Loving the SOIFRA read along and so glad we're doing it so I can actually read these books and not become totally intimidated.

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    1. Thank you so, so much Brittany! I'm so glad that we collaborated for SOIFRA, and that we've become better friends during the past year. Here's to many more blogging shenanigans in our future!

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  3. Happy 2 year anniversary, Alexa! Here's to many more!

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    1. Thank you so much for the greeting!

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  4. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! To think, without blogging, we would have never met. What a tragedy that would be!

    To a thousand years of blogging and friendship. :-)

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    1. It would have been too sad if I'd never started blogging and never met my twin. But, thankfully, I did and we know each other now, so yeah, it's awesome <3

      Just imagine - we'd totally rock TX or NY when we finally get to meet in person! And yes, here's to a bazillion more fun years as friends. Love you!

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  5. Happy 2 years!! You are such a beautiful contribution to this community and I have enjoyed reading your reviews and personal posts here. I am so grateful it's brought you into my life :)

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    1. Thank you Ginger! I'm so glad that blogging brought us together, and I'm so grateful for your support and friendship. You continue to be such an inspiration (and awesome book pusher) and I look forward to the many years of friendship ahead!

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  6. HAPPY 2 YEARS, ALEXA!!! I think you run such a dedicated blog and you still make time to leave comment luv around the blogosphere. You're my hero. :)

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    1. Thanks Jess! I'm always happy to spread the love (even if it does take a while sometimes), and I'm honored to be your friend :)

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  7. Yay!!! Happy 2 years! So glad I found your blog and we've become friends. You're definitely one of the best! :)

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    1. Thank you!!! It's been amazing getting to know you over the past few months, and I look forward to getting to know you even better.

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  8. Congrats! Two years is a really impressive feat. Here's to many more years of happy blogging. =)

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely greeting!

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  9. Congrats! A lot of people do not end up blogging for that long! Yup, hope you have many more year and continue to love it!

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    1. Thanks Kelsey! So far, so good - I think I'm loving blogging even more. Hope it stays that way!

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  10. Happy two-year blogoversary Alexa! Your blog quickly became a favorite of mine and I'm so glad we had the chance to meet at BEA last year. Here's to another meetup at BEA and many more years of blogging :)

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    1. Thank you Tara! As always, you continue to be such a blogging inspiration to me. It was SO COOL (and such a starstruck moment) to meet you and Anna last year, and I can't wait to see ya'll again this year. Lots of love! <3

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    1. Thank you so much Wendy! You're such a great commenter :)

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  12. Oh happy blopoversary, darling! Two years! You're like a pro and stuff now! <3 your blog!

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    1. Thank you Giselle! You're such an amazing blogger, and one that I truly look up to. I appreciate your support and comments so much more than you probably know <3

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  13. Happy blogoversary!!! SO happy to have met you and read your blog. I adore you so much and wish for many more years of fun blogging! xoxoxo

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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    1. Thank you Vi! It was such a pleasure to meet you, and so fun to collaborate with you for CNC. I look forward to more hangouts in the future!

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  14. Happy Blogoversary! That's so exciting! Your blog is definitely one of my favorites, and I get so excited when I see one of your posts in my feed. <3

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I'm truly honored, and I hope that you continue to enjoy reading my posts. I'm so thankful for all your support!

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  15. Happy Blogoversary! You are made of awesome. Glad I found you.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate the blog love <3

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  16. Happy Blogoversary!! Your blog is one of my favourites, and I'm so glad I found it and started talking to you on twitter and such :) <3 Also this giveaway is an awesome one!!!

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    1. Thanks Natalie! It's great that you've become a part of our community, and I look forward to seeing you grow and flourish as a blogger.

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  17. Congrats on your blog birthday! :)

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  18. OMGOSH TWO YEARS! That's amazing. Happy Blogoversary!

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    1. Thanks Gillian! I can hardly believe it's been two whole years since I started blogging. I can't wait to keep on going!

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  19. Congrats Alexa! Two years :) How amazing!
    I hope you'll stay in the blogosphere for many many years to come and continue writing such amazing posts. Due to your reviews I decided to pick up some amazing books :)
    Love from across the pond

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    1. Thank you Karin! I am totally thankful for your support and tweets, and look forward to many more years of conversing about books to come :)

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  20. I am all over it. I've been reading one step ahead of the HBO series, and the books are long but I slice through them like a burning sword through butter.

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    1. I love your analogy, as it seems so fitting. It's great that you're enjoying the books and the show. Hopefully, by the end of the year, I get to catch up with you!

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  21. Happy anniversary, my dear! This summer my Tumblr blog will have it's 2 year anniversary. It's so weird how time goes by so quickly. I'm so glad I came across your blog and twitter recently. You're wonderful and sweet. Here's to many more years online. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet greeting! It's been such a pleasure getting to know you, and I look forward to many more years and conversations to come :)

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  22. Whoa! A two year anniversary?! Congrats! I hope it was a fun-filled two years :)

    And I have wanted to read this series for a long time, since I have heard it is great!

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    1. Thank you so much! It's been such a wonderful two years, and I anticipate that it continues to be so. I hope you end up reading the series at some point!

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  23. Happy blog anniversary!!!

    My friend was telling me about this series for a while. She said its a must read :)

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    1. Thanks! Your friend is totally right, at least based on the fact that I enjoyed A Game of Thrones. I hope you get to read it!

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  24. Happy blogaversary :) These are some awesome books! I have the first one but have not read it yet, and cant wait to read it and all the others over summer!

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    1. Thank you so much Amber! I hope you get a chance to read this series. It's such an investment, but it's pretty worth it!

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