Two Year Blogoversary Celebration Giveaway! Take One

March 28, 2014 Blogoversary, Giveaway 95

It’s my Two Year Blogoversary!

*throws confetti*

It’s hard to believe it has been two years since I first clicked on Blogger and made that jump to starting my own blog after months of following so many others. Blogging has been such an amazing experience for me and has led to all sorts of new friendships with people who love to read as much as I do.

A lot has changed in this past year. The most obvious it that I made the jump to WordPress over the summer. Of course I am still working on reformatting ย old reviews. It’s a lot more time consuming than I originally expected but I work on it every now and then and maybe by year 3 I will have it done. I can honestly say I still have no clue what I’m doing as a blogger in general. I just go with the flow and write the posts I want and that’s good enough for me!

Another change you may or may not know about, is that I am pregnant with baby #3 and due in exactly one month from today! I have slowed down with my blogging these past few months and I’m sure that will continue with a newborn, but I am still here as much as I can be, reading and writing posts! I love it too much to give it up. ๐Ÿ™‚

So as a thank you for all of my readers for these past two years, I have a few giveaways planned for the next few days. Some will be US/CAN but I will also have one for my International readers as well.


I am super excited about this first giveaway, which is also following the same trend I used last year too. As someone who doesn’t live in the prime location for author signings and events, it is hard not to look forward to bringing you guys this first giveaway. In May I will be attending the Rochester Teen Book Festival. It is an annual event where approximately 30 authors attend to talk about their books and sign copies for the fans. I’ve attended that past two years and each time was so much fun!

So for this first giveaway I am offering TWO lucky US/CAN readers the chance to pick a book from one of the following authors who are scheduled to attend and I will get you a copy PERSONALIZED to you! Please note: I recommend having a second choice just in case something happens and an author has to back out of the event last minute.

Simone Elkeles

Perfect Chemistry series ~ Leaving Paradise series ~ How to Ruin series

Andrew Smith

Grasshopper Jungle ~ Winger

Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse ~ The Shadow Society

Gina Damico

Croak series

Meagan Spooner

these broken stars new

Skylark series ~ These Broken Stars

Alex London ย  ~ ย  Cristin Terrill ย  ย  ย ~ ย  ย Jay Asher

ย  ย ย ย  ย ย 

ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย Proxyย  ย  ย  ย  ย ย ย ~ ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย All Our Yesterdaysย  ย  ย  ย  ~ ย  ย  ย ย Thirteen Reasons Why

*If for some reason I don’t mention a specific book by the author that you are interested in and it is reasonably priced, please let me know. I just didn’t want to take the time to list everything they’ve written.

Honestly, there are so many more authors I plan on seeing but I am fearful I won’t have time for everyone so these are the authors I chose for this giveaway.

The Rochester Teen Book Festival is scheduled for May 17th, which is a couple weeks after this giveaway ends. Books will be mailed to the winners during the week after the event.

Giveaway Rules:

1. Giveaway is US/CAN only! (So sorry International followers but I do have something for you tomorrow!)
2. Must be at least 13 years old to enter.
3. Winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.
4. I am not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.
5. Please follow the entry directions in the rafflecopter. (I do check and will delete entries that do not follow the directions. If you have any questions on how to enter, please ask!)

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Once again, thank you to all the wonderful readers, bloggers and authors who have made this past year so much fun! Hereโ€™s hoping for another great year! Donโ€™t forget to stop back over the next few days for more giveaways.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

95 Responses to “Two Year Blogoversary Celebration Giveaway! Take One”

  1. Kelly L.

    Happy 2nd blogoversary Sara! :D<3
    Hmmm…I'm REALLY excited about attending Maria V. Snyder's book signing next month (if you haven't heard of her, seriously look up Poison Study – you will LOVE it) and Jenny Han's signing.
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  2. Summer/Sunny

    I said it on Twitter, I’ll say it again on here (since there can never be too many congratulatory responses)…HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! So exciting and the fact that you’re due in a month. Congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Amanda @ Book Badger

    Congratulations on Baby No.3, you must be so happy and nervous, but after two already, maybe not as nervous! It’s great your still blogging as much as possible though, so well done! I’m really sad I can’t enter this giveaway because I’d love Rules of Attraction, dang living in the UK! But good luck to everyone who does! ๐Ÿ˜€
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  4. Makaela

    Congrats on 2 years and a new bundle! You are lucky live in a prime spot for signings. I just missed my local book festival due to illness, but I made it up to myself with an order of books. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope you have many more fun years of blogging! Oh, and I would love Marie Rutoski to sign her books! She’s great.
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  5. trixietraci

    I haven’t been to an author event in several months, but the next one I’m going to is Book Bash in Orlando & I can’t wait!!

    I’m not sure what book I’d want… maybe one of the How To Ruin series. I’ve never read any of her books but I’ve heard good things. I also LOVED Grasshopper Jungle & would love an autographed copy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congrats on 2 years & TY for the giveaway!

  6. Lekeisha

    I’d pick The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski (because I love The Winner’s Curse), or I’d pick All Our Yesterdays.

  7. Samantha Wallace

    Happy Blogoversary!! I would pick The Winner’s Curse or The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  8. Tiffany Drew

    First of all, congrats on your baby! So exciting! Second, I have no idea what book I wold choose, that’s a hard decision. Lastly, I have only been to one author event because nobody wants to come to my tiny state. We had to make the drive into Boston for it, but it was worth it. Thank you!

  9. Kirstyn

    I wish I could go to more author events :/ Seems like the major tours never make it down to South Florida!

    Congrats on your blogoversary and your baby!! Thank you for the giveaway too ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Andreea

    Congrats on the blogoversary. And again, congrats on being pregnant. When I had my first blog, I was pregnant with my first and blogged until I gave birth. But when the baby arrived, I couldn’t blog anymore, because she never slept, had colic and was crying the whole day. She didn’t STTN until she was 2,5 years old.

    I started my current blog last year, when I was almost due with baby number 2. I think I stopped bloggin for 2 months, and then have been blogging ever since, because daughter nr. 2 was a different baby. She was a good sleeper and didn’t cry and I had more time.
    However, she’s 13 months now and still doesn’t STTN. Sometimes, during the day, I am so tired. But I can’t stop reading or blogging, because as I mentioned to you before, I just need this time for myself.

    Sorry for the long reply.

    Anyway, hopefully, your baby will be a good sleeper so that you can return to the book blogging world soon!
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  11. Michelle Willms

    I don’t live very close to anywhere, I mean this quite literally, so am not within an easy driving distance of any signings. I’m hoping a big event will be held in Reno; that’s less than 5 hours from my home.

    If I won, I’d love to have The Winner’s Curse, Grasshopper Jungle, or Proxy.

    Thank you for doing something this wonderful for your followers. I think this is simply fabulous. I would be forever grateful to have a personally autographed book from any of these authors.

    Happy Blogoversary!
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  12. Christina R.

    Victoria Schwab’s and it was awesome!

    There aren’t many where I am though.

    Thank you and congrats!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Jeanne

    Haven’t been to any events but I know they have to be very exciting from what I have heard. If I won I would pick any book in any series by Simone Elkeles or 2nd choice would be Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on your 2nd year!!!

  14. erinf1

    Happy, Happy Blogoversary!!! Here’s wishing you many, many more ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing such a fun giveaway!

  15. sarah c.

    I would love to go to an event but there are a few things that stop me from going–im shy, money for travel and other expenses, and crowds,crowds,crowds… The book i would pick would be All Our Yesterdays-tough choice to make because almost all of them are on my wish list to get… Congrats on your Blogoversary!!! Hope you have a good one and many more to come!!!!!

  16. Barrie

    I want All Our Yesterdays. I’ve never been to an author even but would love to at some point!

  17. Evette T.

    Happy 2 year Blogoversary!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to go to any author event if only they were anywhere near me. If only. ๐Ÿ™‚ I would pick Winger by Andrew Smith.

  18. Anastasia Loveay

    I haven’t been to any author events since 2012:/ But I am planning on going to BEA this year!(:

    I would love These Broken Stars!(:
    Thank you for a chance!

  19. Misti

    Happy Blogoversary! That is awesome. I would choose Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. I love that book and its been so long since I’ve read it. Thank you times 100!

  20. BornBookish

    Happy Blogoversary!!! =) No author events for me since I traveled to BEA last year. Nobody really comes around where I live. I would chose The Winners Curse or These Broken Stars because those are my two favorite books of the year!
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  21. VIctoria

    Happy blogoversary! I’ve never been to a book or author event, but I hope to be able to some day! It sounds really fun and I would love to be able to meet them and get customized book signings and everything. Hope you have fun when you go!!
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  22. Kim @ kimberlyfaye reads

    I’ve only gone to one author event so far, but it was fantastic! I plan to go to several events this year, including one the first part of May in DC. Cora Carmack and Jennifer L. Armentrout will be there and I *love* them, so I’m excited to see them both again. I’m also going to BEA this year, for the first time ever, so I’m ecstatic about that!

    Happy blogoversary! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  23. Angela C.

    Congrats on two years! I’ve never been to an event but I might be going to see Jenny Han soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. Ashleigh Swerdfeger

    There realty hasn’t been any author events in my area- at least that I am interested in. I think I would choose either All these broken stars, The Winner’s Curse or All our Yesterdays ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the opportunity!
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  25. Adriana

    Happy 2nd Blogiversary!!

    Last book signing that I went, was Richelle Mead’s for Gameboard of the Gods.

  26. Kirsten!

    I haven’t been to any author events lately, unfortunately ๐Ÿ™
    I’d choose Grasshopper Jungle.

  27. SarahO.

    I would chose The Winner’s Curse or These Broken Stars. I also live in a place were author signings are rare to none. Thanks for the giveaway and happy blogoversary.

  28. Rachel Spring

    Congrats on 2 years of blogging! And on your third baby! I don’t know how you keep blogging with 2 kids and another on the way. That is seriously impressive! Thanks for the giveaway – I would most likely choose The Winner’s Curse or All Our Yesterdays.

  29. Jenelle Riane

    These Broken Stars or Proxy… Hmm… Anyways, HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. starryeyedjen

    Happy blogoversary!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay for two years!!! We’ll be celebrating three years next month. I can’t believe how fast time flies!

    My first pick would definitely be a Marie Rutkoski book, but I’m also very interested in Winger…I’ve been hearing amazing things about that book.
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  31. Casey B.

    I went to a Veronica Roth signing a little while ago but that’s pretty much it. I hope to attend more when I’m less loaded down by school work:)

  32. Bailey H.

    A couple weeks ago I met David Levithan, Rainbow Rowell, and Mike Mullin. I would choose The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski.

  33. Alyn Y

    No, I am not going to any author event soon nor do I have any plans to attend one. There is one coming up soon near me but I have to work so yes, I am quite bummed about it.

  34. Jenny L.

    I would love to get Grasshopper Jungle. I’ve heard so many good things about it.

  35. HollyB

    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a huge milestone it is to have made two years blogging!! I admire all of y’all who have such amazing book blogs — I know it is a ton of hard work and requires a lot of dedication.

    Second, what book would I choose…gah!! Such a hard decision to make! I believe my first choice would be THE WINNER’S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski, with second choice being WINGER (or GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE?? Which one, which one?!) by Andrew Smith.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway, and here’s to many more years on your blogging journey!

  36. Tiffany Mahaffy

    I am making the 5h drive to attend the Rochester Teen Book Festival <3 I am not entering the giveaway but thank you and CONGRATS on 2 years!!

  37. Stephanie T.

    I’m planning on going to Teen Book Con and I’m 100% sure I’d pick the Winner’s Curse!

  38. Sierra McBride

    I have never been to a signing/event.
    May will be my first.
    I’m attending Gallery Books Bells on Wheels Bus Tour 2014 in Dallas Texas !!
    Can’t wait, seeing as I’m a Paperback hoarder.

  39. Catherine Siborutorop

    I’ve never been to any author’s event. Though, I really wanted to win The Winner’s Curse! Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ˜€

  40. Brit M

    I’d choose a Meagan Spooner book. These Fallen Stars was absolutely amazing. Thank you for the giveaway!

  41. Ariel T

    I’m actually going to an event next Saturday! I’m really excited because not a lot of authors come to where I live. Mindy McGinnis will be there along with Melissa Landers, Jennifer Mcgowan, and a couple of more authors!

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