Tuesday, 17 September 2013

IT'S MY BLOGOVERSARY!


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That was me internally freaking out because today is such a special day for me! Today, September 17th, one year ago, City of Books was born. I was introduced to the wonders of book blogging, and I love it so freaking much. I never thought I'd have so much passion for something - I can't go a few hours without checking on my blog, and can't go more than a couple of days without posting. I've never been in a reading/blogging slump yet, and I hope I won't get to experience that, ever.

I want to thank one of my bestest friends Rabiah @ Confessions of a Readaholic for helping me out so much when I first started out with my blog. Another special thanks to Ippy Nandi, fellow bookaholic and another one of my best friends, for being so proud of me throughout :) I love talking books with you guys practically every day at school! 

I've made so many amazing blogger and reader friends in the past year, and I love the constant Twitter conversations we have about books or other random stuff in general! I can't name everyone here, but some of the first bloggers I knew are Molli, Kayleigh, Jana, Valerie, and Vi. You guys are some of my favourite bloggers and I really hope we get to meet someday!

I wanna thank all of you guys who read my blog regularly and comment. You make me want to continue blogging for as long as I can! Thanks for supporting City of Books so much, and it means a lot to me.

I noticed that some people post blog stats in their blogoversary posts. Well, the followers are all visible for you to see, so I'll just post other random stats I can think of.

Most popular reviews: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, Hover by Melissa West
Most popular post: Author Interview with April Lindner + Giveaway!
Most popular non-giveaway post: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Number of reviews posted: 154
Number of published posts: 306

I don't want to make this a huge-ass acknowledgement post, so let's get down to what I decided to do for my blogoversary. Since school's particularly annoying at the moment, I didn't have time to plan much. Of course there's a giveaway, but I had trouble deciding what to, well, give away. I didn't want to do a normal 'my favourite 2013 books' or '2014 pre-order' giveaway, so I thought for a while, and realized this - 
Today is September 17th 2013. SO MANY freaking amazing books come out today! So I'm going to give away the winner's choice of one of the following awesome books :)



The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas
3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Once We Were (The Hybrid Chronicles #2) by Kat Zhang
The Dream Thieves (Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
Unchained (Nephilim Rising #1) by J. Lynn
A Little Too Far (A Little Too Far #1) by Lisa Desrochers

Enter the Rafflecopter below! The giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository ships to you. Good luck :)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

77 comments:

  1. I'd pick The Burning Sky or The Dream Thieves.

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  2. If I were to win this, I'd pick 'This Song Will Save Your Life'. I really wanted to read this book since it started! :)

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  3. I would choose This Song Will Save You Life.
    Thanks for the giveaway and congrats! :)

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  4. I'd want This Song Will Save Your Life. Congratulations!!! It's my blogaversary as well! WOOHOO HIGH FIVEE! Well mine is in a few days but my giveaways are being posted now. Excited to continue this journey with you! :D
    $150 Blogaversary Giveaway
    Laura @ Music Plus Books

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  5. Happy blogoversary ^^ i hope you will continue to share with us for a long long time^^ and of course have as much pleasure doing it then than now.

    thank you for the giveaway i think i would pick unchained since it's on my wishlist ( since i saw the cover reveal^^)

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    1. a little correction i would pick unchained if it's a paperback ( but it sound like only a digital release ç_ç) if not then a copy of dream thieves

      thank you once again and congrats

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  6. I'd pick either ALTF or The Dream Thieves

    Happy blogoversary, Richa! ;D

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  7. AWWWWWW omg love you too <3 so glad I actually have a blogging buddy (and can't believe it's been a year!! :O holy crap time flies super fast :/) Yayy and lol will enter soon ;D

    <3 Rabiah

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  8. Happy Blogoversary!

    I would pick Once we Were. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Yay! Happy 1 year Blogoversary :-) its such an awesome milestone.

    I am glad I have found your blog, I enjoy your insightful posts and wonderful reviews.

    Thank-you for the giveaway, I'd love to read The Burning Sky or 3:59.

    Congratulations!

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  10. I would probably pick Dream Thieves. I have The Raven Boys on my shelve waiting on it so I can read them together!

    Thanks so much!

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  11. Happiest of happy blogoversaries! And thank you for the giveaway! I would pick 3:59. :)

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  12. Happy blogoversary, Richa! I'm so glad for you, ONE YEAR, that's a great milestone! As for the giveaway, I'm fine with either 3:59, This Song Will Save Your Life or Unchained. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. I'd choose The Burning Sky. I've heard so many good things about it. :)

    Happy Blogoversary! :)

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  14. Happy Blogoversary! I'd choose The Burning Sky or Unchained. Or maybe The Dream Thieves... too many good books :)

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  15. YAY! Happy one year blogoversary :D That is awesome! Your blog is pretty amazing. Hope you'll blog for a long time :) Also, I would love to win Once We Were. <3 thank you for perfect giveaway :)

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  16. Congrats Richa! And thanks for celebrating with a giveaway :D I would pick The Burning Sky, the story sounds great and I love the cover.

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  17. Happy blogoversary! I think letting us choose a book that releases today is an awesome idea for a giveaway! I'm torn between The Burning Sky, Tumble&Fall and Unchained...

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  18. Happy blogoversary!! Wishing you many more!

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  19. I think I would pick This song will Save your life.
    Happy Blogoversary :)

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  20. TUMBLE & FALL...
    thx u so much ^^
    happy blogoversary :D

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  21. There are a ton of great books out now! Unchained or 3:59 both look interesting. Happy one year!

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  22. I think I'd love to have This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales :)

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  23. I would probably choose The Burning Sky, I love fantasy and magic. Thanks! :)

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  24. Happy Blogoversary! I think I would choose A Little Too Far or The Dream Thieves!

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  25. Happy Blogoversary!

    I'd pick The Burning Sky.

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  26. Happy blogiversary, here's to another year of blogging!
    I'd pick The Burning Sky.
    Silvia

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  27. I'd probably pick The Dream Thieves.

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  28. Definitely interested in 3:59!!

    Congratulations on your blogoversary :):)

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  29. I'd pick 'This Song Will Save Your Life'. Thx for the giveaway :)

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  30. Either The Burning Sky of This Song Will Save Your Life. I've heard great things about both of them!
    Happy Blogoversary and thanks for the giveaway :)

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  31. I already have The Dream Thieves, so I'd probably choose between This Song Will Save Your Life, 3:59, or Tumble & Fall.

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  32. Happy Blogiversay!
    I would pick A Little Too Far.

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  33. Well I want more that one from those shown above but Unchained is looking pretty good right now. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  34. Congrats! This Song Will Save Your Life because I've heard such great things.

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  35. I'd pick Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts! :)
    (Ileana A.-rafflecopter)

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  36. Happy blogoversary!
    Maybe Tumble & Fall....

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  37. congratulations on your blogversary!

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  38. Happy Blogoversary! :D
    Idk which one I would pick yet. :)

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  39. I'd pick 'This Song Will Save Your Life'
    Happy bloggoversary..............

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  40. Really eager to get my hands on Tumble & Fall! Happy Blogoversary!

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  41. Probably This song will save your life

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  42. Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!

    I would pick Unchained or 3:59

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!!!!!!!

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  43. i would like to read ONCE WE WERE
    thanks for making this international =) and happy blogversary!!

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  44. I might choose This Song Will Save Your Life, but I can't decide. Thanks for the giveaway and happy blogoversary!

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  45. Woot woot! Happy, happy blogoversary!
    I'd pick The Burning Sky. :)

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  46. I'd like Tumble & Fall! Congrats on your blogoversary!

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  47. This Song Will Save You Life or Dream Thieves or TheBurning Sky :D

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  48. Happy blogoversay!!! I'd like This Song Will or Once We Were

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  49. Happy blogoversary and more power to your blog! :)

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  50. Happy Blogoversary! may you have many more birthdays to come :)) I think I'll choose between unchained, dream thieves and the burning sky:)

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  51. The Burning Sky! Love Sherry's books. <333

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  52. I would pick 3:59, The Dream Thieves, Unchained, or This Song Will Save Your Life

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  53. I would pick A Little Too Far (A Little Too Far #1) by Lisa Desrochers. I've been hearing about this book on so many blogs now & it seems intriguing.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Happy Blogoversary! That's incredible. Here's hoping you have many more years of blogging to come. Now as for choosing a book? That's tough, I want to read them all. I might have to go with Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts or Unchained (Nephilim Rising #1) by J. Lynn. Thank you very much for the giveaway!

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  56. This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
    ...please!
    Happy blogoversary and many more returns...with or without giveaways ;).

    http://offbeat-ya.blogspot.it/

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  57. I think i would choose The Dream Thieves, I read a galley and would love a finished copy for the shelf, such a good book!

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  58. Congrads!!! on your blogaversary!!!
    I wouldn't know what to choose probably 3:59 or Once we were!! I really want to read those!!!

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  59. Happy Blogoversary!!!!!
    I'd pick either A Little Too Far or This Song Will Save Your Life

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  60. Unchained or This Song Will Save Your Life
    Happy Blogoversary!!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. Hmm...I'll definitely pick The Burning Sky! :D
    And have a happy blogoversary! (:

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  62. happy blogoversary!
    I'd probably choose This Song Will Save Your Life. It seems to be pretty amazing! :)

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  63. The dream thieves by maggie stiefvater!

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  64. Happy Blogoversary!!!

    Thank you so much for this fun giveaway to celebrate! I'd choose 3:59, I'm so anxious to read it :)

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  65. Cheers! Happy Blogoversary!
    A Little too Far is my choice.Thanks so much!

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  66. Happy, happy, happy blogoversary!!! :) Wishing you many, many more to come! I would probably pick 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil. Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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