One-Year Blogiversary + Giveaway


Has it really been one year? 😱

In the grand scheme of things, one year might not seem that long… but I’ve never been the kind of person to really stick to anything for a long period of time. I may make two, three or seven resolutions every time January 1st rolls around, but I forget them pretty much immediately. I pick up hobbies and interests β€” baking, coding, graphics, crocheting β€” and drop them the morning after. I prided myself on not having routines.

Somehow, this blog is an exception to all that. 😊

I started blogging all the way back in September 2015, just at the final leg of my Master’s degree and a not-so-good place in my personal life β€” I was stressed out, directionless, and desperately in need of a new project (too much free time and I don’t get along).

Thankfully, 2016Β has been so much better, and I know a lot of it has to do with this blog. Writing and editing posts, sharing my love for books and getting to know you guysΒ have been some of the biggest highlights of this year so far, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store next.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making this experience as wonderful as you have.Β πŸ’•

Giveaway Rules

  • The giveaway starts on September 3 (today!) and ends on Sunday, September 25, 11.59 PM, GMT+10.
  • There will be ONE winner who can choose up to $35 AUD worth of books from Book Depository.
  • I will contact the winner on Monday, September 26. If I don’t receive a reply within 48 hours, I will draw another winner.
  • No giveaway accounts! I’ll be checkingΒ the entries.
  • Open internationally as long as Book Depository ships to you. Check out their list here.
  • I will order the book for the winner and send them a shipping confirmation. I take no responsibility for lost or damaged parcels.
  • I will require a postal address to ship the book to. Please make sure you have parental permission if you’re under 18.

Enter Now

Seriously considering getting self-hosting now. Y/N?

This giveaway has ended.


206 thoughts on “One-Year Blogiversary + Giveaway

  1. Gotta support 😜 submitted myself for your giveaway!!! 😁 one year and you’ve achived so much!!!!!! πŸ‘ Congrats!!! And looking forward to reading more from you and many more years of blogging from you!


  2. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, REG!!!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ You already know how much I adore your blog and you deserve all the love! I’ve always admired your professionalism and the way you articulate your reviews and discussions. TEACH ME YOUR WAYS! Wishing you many more blogiversary’s, Reg! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜˜


  3. Congratulations for completing one year!!! Thank you for the amazing giveaway!!
    I am not reading anything atm but planning to start Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner. Heard really good things about it so I am excited to start reading..


  4. I’m trying to read Burial Rites – the operative word being ‘trying’ because I’m so tired all the time. Hopefully I’ll be able to get through a book one day in the future soon! Congrats on one year of blogging and I hope you’re reading something awesome!


  5. Happy Blogiversary dear! It is remarkable that you managed to made it to 1 year. I’ve been blogging for maybe around 3 weeks and it’s so overwhelming.
    I’m reading Roman Crazy now btw:)


  6. Happy blogiversary, Reg!!!! You now have a new subscriber ahaha From Argentina!! ^^ I gotta say, I came in here because of the giveaway, but after reading a couple of posts, and falling in love with your words in this Giveaway post, I’m really looking forward to reading more! I recently started blogging, and I can’t believe how many people say the exact same words you’ve written. A blog changes your life, gives you amazing opportunities and makes you really happy ^^ So happy for you, and can’t wait to go through that with my little project!!!! πŸ™‚
    As for my current reading… Last night I started reading “Wink. Poppy. Midnight.”, by April Genevieve Tucholke. A kind of strange book, but so far, I love it!
    A big, big hug, and here’s to many more years of blogging and wonderful experiences!!!


    • Thanks, Antonela! I’m glad to hear that the giveaway brought you here and even more that you’re looking forward to reading more. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that your blog, too, will bring you the same fulfilment. There’s really nothing like working on your own project. πŸ’–

      Thanks for your comment!


      • I know! Especially if that project has to do with BOOKS and my love for them β™₯ I haven’t paid much attention to it yet, but somehow it’s given me lots of happy moments, and I get to talk to people with the same interests that I have – something I don’t get to do in real life because, well, I don’t know anybody who loves books as much as I do ahahaha
        Thank you so, so much, Reg! ^^ And btw, thank you for this giveaway!


        • That’s good! I feel the same way too, haha. Most of my friends are actually readers so I’m not ~alone~ in that sense, I guess, but it’s always good to have my own space where I can just blabber on and on. πŸ˜›

          No worries and good luck, Antonela! ❀


  7. Happy blogiversary!!! And thanks a lot for the giveaway πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    I’m currently reading To kill a mockingbird… Can’t believe it spent so many years on my bookshelf… Such an amazing book!


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