July 23, 2011

Blogoversary & Giveaways!

I'm celebrating my 1-year blogoversary today! Technically my very first post was back in May 2010, but it was one year ago today that I joined the Book Blogger Hop for the first time, people actually became aware of the existence of my blog, and I got my first followers and comments. :D

If you'd like to take a look, here's the very first post I ever wrote. Kind of embarrassing (were these intended to be reviews? Really?) but I'm very pleased with how far I've come. It's been so much fun to have become part of the book blogging community and be able to talk about all my bookish thoughts with other readers who understand my passion! Really when I started this blog I never dreamed that one year later I'd still be going strong and would have gained over 400 followers. O_O Thanks very much to everybody who's stuck with me!

To celebrate, I'm having 2 giveaways!


- Entrants must be 13 years of age or older.

- No following or tweeting is required to enter (though both, of course, are always appreciated).

- However, if you are an old follower (by either GFC or e-mail subscription) you get 1 extra entry. This means you were following me BEFORE this giveaway announcement. Make sure to give me your exact GFC username (or the e-mail you use to subscribe) on the form. Please be honest here so you don't get disqualified! Normally I don't give any extra points for following, but since it's my blogoversary I'd like to reward the people who have been with me up until now :)

- If you have a Canadian address, you can enter each giveaway once. If you live outside of Canada, you are only eligible to enter the international giveaway once.

- Both giveaways end Aug. 6 at 11:59 pm EST.

- Comments are nice but do NOT count as entries.

- The winner of each giveaway will be selected randomly and contacted by e-mail.

Now for the actual giveaway prizes...

Giveaway #1 — Open to Canadian addresses only. Winner's choice of either Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting (hardcover) or Thirst No. 1 by Christopher Pike (paperback, includes The Last Vampire, Black Blood, and Red Dice), as pictured below.

Giveaway #2 — Open internationally, anywhere the Book Depository ships (you can see here for a list of countries they ship to). Winner's choice of 1 book from my review list, provided that it is currently available from the Book Depository and under $15 CAD.

Both contests are now closed.

Good luck!


  1. Congratulations! I love following your blog and can't wait to read all your reviews/features in your second year of blogging. Thanks for the giveaway, especially for Canadians! :)

  2. Heyyy, happy blogoversary!! So very awesome. I'm coming up on a year at the end of next month. I can't believe it!

    Thanks for the giveaways. =)

  3. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! YAY! Let's celebrate! With chocolate! Cause, really, a celebration isn't really a celebration without chocolate.
    I really enjoy following your blog and I hope next year will be as fun for you as this year was!

  4. Congrats on the anniversary!!! I'm so excited for you :)

  5. congrats on your blogoversary danya ~ your blog has such a unique flavour and vibe about it <3

  6. Happy blogoversary! Congrats on getting this far - and thanks for the giveaways :).

  7. Congrats to you and thank you so much for the great giveaway!

  8. Happy blogoversary!

  9. Happy Blogoversary Danya!!! :)

  10. Congratulations Danya! Yours was one of the first blogs I discovered and it's been great getting to know you through reading your blog. Thanks for all the brilliant recommendations over the past year- I really need to get hold of Sorcery and Cecelia LOL. I hope this next year is just as much fun. Thanks for the awesome international giveaway :)


    You should totally get a cake with that written on it. Ice cream cake. Yum.

    Anyways, thank you so much for the generous giveaways! :)

  12. Happy blog anniversary, Danya!!!! ^_^

  13. Congrats, Danya! Thanks for this giveaway!

  14. Aw, congrats on your blogoversary!! Here's to many more :) I think that first post is just fine, though the fact that it's about two of my favorite books helps :P Thank you for the giveaway too!

  15. Congratulations & thank you for the generous giveaways.


  16. Awwww, thanks everyone for the congratulations and lovely comments! :)

  17. Happy blogoversary! I hope it will be many more for you! :D


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