I graduated yesterday and the entire experience is so incredibly surreal. Four years flew by in a heartbeat and these past two have gone by even quicker. Did I even have a life before blogging? It's difficult to imagine one now. I know I've been slower to post off late, in the midst of my busy schedule, and the truth is that this year--starting college--I'll be lucky to find the time to post at all. I'm working on that, though. Quality over quantity, my friends, and I hope to have some significantly better quality reviews up and running soon this summer!
Either way, I just want to give a big shout out thanks to all of you! I feel like the first blogoversary is so monumental; you made it! You blogged for an entire year and made friends and received ARCs and ahhh, you're sooo cool! Now, the second time around, it feels more like coming home every time I log on to Blogger. It feels like breathing to comment on blogs and engage in long book discussions. It feels only natural to have the last thing you see at night be a pile of ARCs that need to be read and reviewed and have the first thing you see in the morning be a pile of more books to be read and reviewed. It's hard every year because of the challenges of life that somehow interrupt blogging, but reading? Reading is our lives.
Anyhow, I just want to thank each and every one of you for reading my blog, commenting, tweeting me, interacting with me in any way, and for writing gorgeous reviews that make my TBR grow. At this current stage in my life, I really am not sure what I'll finally major in once I attend college or where I'll find an internship (if I do!) or if I'll even find a job I like. I don't know who my teachers or classmates are going to be and in the midst of so much uncertainty, it's a relief to always have this; not just the blog, but the people. I may be traveling six hours away from home, shivering in the cold confines of Boston, but I'll always have this community to keep me grounded, so thank you. Seriously. Year One may have gone to me and a few select bloggers who truly made my experience online special, but Year Two goes to all of you.
And, of course, my best blogging (and reading!) buddies--you know who you are! ;)
I'm running two giveaways for my two-year blogoversary; one for US Citizens and one for International Citizens. Of course, if you live in the US you can enter both giveaways, which is a perk. (BTW--both giveaways end at the end of the month, so a little more than a week to get in as many entries as possible!)
I will be selecting three US winners, each of whom will receive one of the following bundles:
Stephanie Kuehn Bundle
Hardcovers of Complicit (out June 24th!) and Charm & Strange
Chantress Alchemy (Chantress, #2) by Amy Butler Greenfield, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, Torn by David Massey, and Fractured (Guards of the Shadowlands, #2) by Sarah Fine
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz, Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare, and Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Your choice of any of the following Summer 2014 titles:a Rafflecopter giveaway