Sunday, February 22, 2015

Book Blogger Love-a-Thon 2015 || Thank You + Survey


As with all good things, the Love-a-Thon must finally come to an end. (Cue the tears!) It's been such a wonderful experience to be able to chat with all of you, share some fun posts and get to make a few new friends! Your posts have delighted me to no end, your enthusiasm has been stellar and I'm seriously overwhelmed with love and gratitude.

Let me leave you with one important thought: Love should be shared all year round. Yes, this Love-a-Thon is time we set aside specifically to celebrate the people we love in this crazy awesome blogging community, and that's always a wonderful thing. But it's important to remember to be kind, to be respectful and to be expressive of our love + gratitude + joy all the time. We should strive to keep the positive attitude the Love-a-Thon inspires going all year round!

Before anything else, I'd like to give a shout-out to the following individuals for helping making the 2015 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon happen (particularly when it comes to our awesome giveaways):

  • Paula Stokes
  • Miranda Kenneally
  • Erin Lindsay McCabe
  • Trish Doller
  • Katie McGarry
  • Joy N. Hensley
  • Ryan Graudin
  • Corey Ann Haydu
  • Katie Cotugno
  • Susan Dennard
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Huntley Fitzpatrick (and Tara!)
  • Lindsay Smith
  • Leila Sales
  • Dahlia Adler
  • Leigh Bardugo (and Jaida & Jackie!)
  • Claire Legrand
  • Rebecca Serle (and Lisa & Gaby!)
  • Kieran Scott
  • Emery Lord
  • Jasmine Warga
And now, as we've always done during the wrap-up for the Love-a-Thon, please fill out the survey! I'm curious to see what you think of this year's Love-a-Thon. Filling the form out with your thoughts and suggestions is always helpful when it comes to planning the next one! And when you're done doing that, enter the corresponding giveaway (depending on your country of residence and please be honest!).

And now, with much excitement, I present the two major giveaways for this year's Love-a-Thon! There's one giveaway open only to US residents; the other giveaway is international. Please make sure that you enter the correct giveaway!

US ONLY GIVEAWAY
prize pack consists of:
A Court of Thorns and Roses (ARC) by Sarah J. Maas
The World Within (ARC) by Jane Eagland
Woven (ARC) by Michael Jensen and David Powers King
Vendetta (ARC) by Catherine Doyle
Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott
Salt and Stone (ARC) by Victoria Scott
The Sin Eater's Daughter (ARC) by Melinda Salisbury
The Honest Truth (ARC) by Dan Gemeinhart
Playing a Part (ARC) by Daria Wilke
All Fall Down (ARC) by Ally Carter
The Girl with the Glass Bird (ARC) by Esme Kerr
The Distance Between Lost and Found (ARC) by Kathryn Holmes
The Walled City (ARC) by Ryan Graudin
Gargoyles Gone AWOL (ARC) by Clementine Beauvais
Fell of Dark (ARC) by Patrick Downes
Nearly Found (ARC) by Elle Cosimano
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Famous Last Words by Katie Alender
Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard
Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard
Winterspell by Claire Legrand
The Cabinet of Curiosities by Claire Legrand
The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand

INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY
prize pack consists of:
The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler
In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
Becoming Bryn by Angela Carling
The Letters by Ella Drayton (e-book intended for 18+)
Trial by Fire (ARC) by Josephine Angelini
Love Lucy (ARC) by April Lindner
I'll Give You the Sun (ARC) by Jandy Nelson
Better than Perfect (ARC) by Melissa Kantor
Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters (ARC) by Shannon Hale
Positively Beautiful (ARC) by Wendy Mills
There Will Be Lies (ARC) by Nick Lake
The Imaginary (ARC) by AF Harrold
The Doublecross (ARC) by Jackson Pearce
The Fixer (ARC) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Last Good Day of the Year (ARC) by Jessica Warman
Wild Hearts (ARC) by Jessica Burkhart
The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things (ARC) by Ann Aguirre
The Secrets We Keep (ARC) by Trisha Leaver

Thanks again for being a part of the 2015 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon! Virtual cupcakes & hugs for every single one of you for being such wonderful, charming, darling individuals. I hope you enjoyed the event, and that you'll be back to participate next year!

55 comments:

  1. Thank you so, so much for putting this event together, Alexa. This was my first Twitter chat and blogging/book event at all, and I met so many new bloggers who I now consider friends. I really enjoyed interacting with everyone, especially through the questions you put out during the chat. *claps* This really was an amazing experience and I greatly appreciate you putting this together <3

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  2. I loved meeting other bloggers and having the feeling of belonging in the community. :)

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  3. I loved this event so much! I loved meeting all of the new bloggers. The #LoveAThonRAK I experienced on top of all the greatness of the Loveathon was when one of the bloggers went out of their way to make me feel less shy. <3

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  4. Thank you for hosting this event! I had so much fun chatting with everyone on Twitter and have discovered so many blogs. *hugs* <3

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  5. This has been totally awesome - thank you so much for hosting this event! I don't join in a lot of events for various reasons, but I'm so glad I was able to make time for this one! It's been really awesome getting to know some new people and of course all the events were a ton of fun. I can't even imagine the amount of planning that had to go into making this event run so smoothly, but know that it was really appreciated!

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  6. Major props to you for hosting this event! I had a lot of fun stepping outside the Wordpress world of book bloggers to leave more comments on those using other domains that I seldom visit. Everything was cool beans!

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  7. Thanks for this awesome experience Alexa! I loved chatting with people and sharing poetry and book shelfies and valentines and just fangirling over stuff. The Twitter chat was especially fun! <3

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  8. This was a totally awesome event! I loved seeing all the love on twitter and followed a lot of new people

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  9. Thanks so much for doing this girl. I have had so much fun commenting on new blogs and chatting up new friends on Twitter. I loved doing shoutouts to some of my favorite bloggers and authors too!

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  10. I will totally be participating again next year, Alexa! It was such a beautiful blog experience. <3

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  11. Andi @ Just a Broke BookwormFebruary 22, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Thank you for the Love a Thon! This was fantastic and much needed in a world filled with negativity!

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  12. This event was so great and fun! I'm really glad I was able to join along with the fun. Thank you so much for hosting it!!

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  13. Samantha @ Thoughts on TomesFebruary 22, 2015 at 10:17 PM

    This event was so much fun! Thank you for hosting such a fun event. I loved participating in all of the challenges and meeting new bloggers :)

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  14. This has been such a wonderful experience overall! Between all the comments and new followers I feel like I've gained so many new friends and I now want to perform #LoveAThonRAK's all the time!

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  15. I've gotten such kind comments from people I haven't met before and It touches my heart every time I read them. I love this event and makes me appreciate the blogging community even more! Can't wait till next year!


    Nicole L @ Quality Fangirls

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  16. I had such a wonderful time this second time around doing the Loveathon! I sent an email to a fellow blogger who didn't participate, but who I appreciate so much and is such a lovely and kind person! It was just showing some RAK during these past two days!

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  17. Although it took me ages to spread the love to my favorite bloggers via Twitter, it was so much fun! I'm hoping to go through the Love-a-Thon participants this week and comment on more posts :)

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  18. I've gotten to know more people and connect with new blogger friends. I also loved feeling the love in the community!

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  19. I loved the opportunity to get to know new bloggers and to be able to interact with everyone. I did mostly a lot of commenting and following new bloggers!

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  20. This was such an amazing experience! I met so many new people and felt so much love :) I can't wait for next years event!! Thank you for creating this awesome event

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  21. I got a lovely note once from a popular blogger saying how nice my site was, and it made my day (or rather, is still making my days). It meant so much to have my hard work noticed! I tried to do that for others this weekend! :)

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  22. Thank you so, SO much for putting this together! It was so amazing to chat with so many wonderful bloggers, meeting new ones and connecting more with those I already knew. It just solidified how amazingly wonderful this community is, and I am honored to be a part of it. For bringing us all together in kindness and positivity, thank you a million times <3

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  23. Alexa, thank you so much for hosting this event! This was my first time doing it and it was amazing! I got to meet new bloggers, gained a few new followers and even followed some new blogs! I'm genuinely happy to be apart of this amazing community! :)

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  24. Holy cow, what an amazing giveaway! So thankful for this event, it was so fund and wonderful checking out everyone's blogs and posts and talking books! I can't wait for next year's loveathon!

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  25. I got a shout-out on twitter from a really great friend of mine, which was so helpful as I was having a bad morning. Her saying something so kind to me just made my day.


    Thank you, Alexa, for such a wonderful event. I cannot wait till next year.

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  26. Thanks for doing all of this Alexa! I loved the RAK. It was so nice to share the love (and be loved in return)! Already looking forward to next year!

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  27. Eep! You're on Tumblr too! I'm always on the lookout for people to follow there, so yay! I found you ;)


    And because this can't be said enough, thank you so so much, Alexa, for making this year's Love-A-Thon happen! <3 I was so afraid I'd drown in the Twitter chat 'cause this was the first time I took part but everyone was so welcoming, it was a joy to be part of it all :)

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  28. It was a great experience! Thank you so much for everything Alexa! :D

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  29. Thanks again for making the Love-A-Thon happen and making this weekend the best one I've had in a long time! <3

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  30. Lynsey Zili RobinsonFebruary 23, 2015 at 4:24 AM

    Thanks for organising such a wonderful event Alexa and to everybody who posted, commented, tweeted and spread the love - your kind words made my weekend :)

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  31. It was, again, an amazing experience. I love how positive it makes me feel about myself and my blog. It makes the community really feel like a family and it's great to see all the sweet messages and tweets to everyone. You did a great job :) Thanks for hosting.

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  32. Love you loads for hosting this event Alexa!This is the first time I took part,and I had so much fun:)I also made quite a lot of blogger friends and I am looking forward to do this again next year.

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  33. Thank you again for organizing this! It was such a good reminder to connect with REAL people and keep sharing the love all year round. Our community is such a special one on the internet, and provides a healthy contrast to all the ugly out there. I feel so happy about all the positivity.


    One of my #loveathonRAK experiences went out to a former camp counselor turned book blogger friend that inspires me to keep my blog honest and fun. I think she was happy to get a sweet note :)

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  34. Thank you for organising such a wonderfully positive event! Joining in the conversation is something I'm still really shy and anxious about, so your Twitter chat really helped me start to overcome that fear! Thank you again :-D

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  35. Thank you so much for hosting this even, Alexa! All the positivity that was felt throughout the weekend was amazing. Discovering new blogs and sharing those blogs with other people was definitely one of my favorite things. I absolutely love this event!

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  36. Thank you for hosting this event. It was great! One of the participants was trying to send me an e-book, but it didn't end up processing correctly. It was going to be a copy of one of the books I mentioned in the loveathon kick-off post. I was absolutely blown away by the bloggers generosity!

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  37. I'm so sad I missed this! Definitely plan to participate next time. ;)

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  38. I loved all of the events, I especially loved getting to meet new bloggers and finding new blogs to visit.

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  39. Wish I discovered this sooner so I could've participated! But I somehow witnessed it via Twitter and Hazel @ Stay Bookish and it's such a fantastic event. Book people are the best people, indeed. And the blogging community is a wonderful bunch. <3

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  40. Thank you so much for the giveaway! It is amazing.

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  41. This was such a great event. For random acts of kindness, it was so nice to get shoutouts from other bloggers and see people's reactions to mine. I mostly posted some tweets to people and plan on keeping the love going this week with more comments.

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  42. I haven't managed to join in but I've loved reading all the posts and finding new blogs. I'll definitely try to participate next year!

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  43. She doesn't know it yet but I bought one of my favorite bloggers (who's also become a friend) a birthday present! She should be getting it this week. I also gave a shoutout to one of my favorite authors and some of my favorite bloggers. I tried to comment as many blogs as I could this weekend. This was such an awesome event. Thanks for hosting, Alexa!

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  44. I had another great time participating in the Love-A-Thon. Thank you so much for hosting this event. It's great to see everyone come together and spread the love! =)

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  45. This was so fun! I had mentioned a few book i was really looking forward to and then some people just gave them to me no strings attached.I thought that was so cool how they wanted nothing in return. also just the comment love in general was awesome.
    ~Britt

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  46. I had so much fun with the Love-a-Thon! Thanks for hosting such a great event. I met so many new bloggers and got to share my love of certain books and fangirl together, it was amazing!

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  47. Honestly I can't thank you enough for hosting this event and taking it on your own <3 You truly are superwoman. The Loveathon cheered me up so much this weekend and it was exactly what I needed to remind myself of how awesome the blogosphere is!



    My fave #LoveathonRAK experience would be reaching out to all my friends, even if we hadn't been in contact for a while. It was the perfect opportunity to catch up!

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  48. I had a lot of fun! I met so many (new) bloggers that i can tell with be good friends!


    I got many shout outs during the twitter chats. :)

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  49. I can't believe its over! Been one of the best weekends ever!

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  50. Giving shoutouts to fellow bloggers who have done things above and beyond and/or that I've just really connected with was a great experience of the Love a Thon for me. Taking the time to thank all the people who have made me feel so welcome and loved in this community was truly inspiring and brought a smile to my face.

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  51. This was my first love-a-thon and I was so happy to participate. I discovered some great bloggers who I know I will want to follow forever, and I know I've found new friends. I really loved the Twitter chat on the first day because I was able to immediately connect with several bloggers who love the same things I do!

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  52. This was my first love-a-thon, and I'm so happy I participated in it! I talked to people I've never "met" before, and I made some new friends. The chats were so much, and I loved getting to know others on their introduction posts. I'm going to keep commenting around on them throughout the week. I love spreading the love around. :)

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  53. Now that's a #LoveathonRAK! Very, cool!

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  54. Holy giveaway! That's pretty freakin' awesome! Thanks again for taking what I'm sure was a very long time to plan and execute such a fantastic event! I don't know that I've done any RAKs, but I plan to continue spreading the #loveathan love throughout the year. Just as you mentioned, it should be done all the time, not just at a specific, planned out time.

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  55. Thank you again so much for hosting this event this year. It is so much fun getting to leave comment love and meeting new bloggers. I really enjoy the Twitter chats. And I feel like it is just easier to communicate with bloggers in general during this event.

    #LoveAThonRAK I loved getting the feeling that some of my favorite bloggers noticed my blog this year, some started following me on Twitter and some started following my blog and this has really brightened my day because now we will be chatting more which makes me so happy.



    I try to leave comment love every week, but sometimes I get sidetracked or busy, but I think I am going to try and carve out one day a week where I just leave comments.


    Thanks for the giveaway!

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