Category: My Features

It’s My BLOGOVERSARY!!! + Giveaway Time!

Posted July 26, 2017 by Nori in Giveaway, My Features / 10 Comments

Hello everyone! Today is my third blogoversary!!! I think that GIF is a pretty accurate representation of my feelings right now as I’m in shock at reaching this milestone! I can’t believe it.

If you told me three years ago that I would be writing this post today, I would have laughed and said “stop teasing me!” Never in a million years would I have imagined that my blog and the book community would become an essential part of my life– a piece of my heart that I cannot live without.

Yet somehow, against all odds, I’m here, and so are YOU, precious reader and friend. Whether today is your first day reading my blog or you’ve been here for three years, I cannot thank you enough for your support.

If you look at my posts from January 2017, you’ll notice that they’re very sporadic and sparse. After entering college, I had no free time to blog, and to be honest, once summer came, I wondered whether it was even worth it to restart my blog. After pondering for awhile, I shared some of my hesitations on Twitter, and I received an overwhelming amount of support messages that told me to follow my heart. Well, I listened to my heart, and I realized that I really wanted to continue blogging.

I know that my free time is going to dwindle as the years pass, but I would rather only have a handful of new posts per year than give up on my blog entirely. And hey, I still have the rest of the summer to schedule posts in advance, so the blog shouldn’t be completely empty in the fall and winter! I’m especially excited for my month long October feature– so keep an eye out for that! 😉

My statistics certainly aren’t impressive, but I’ve included them in my previous blogoversary posts, and I like being consistent, so here they are! When you look at all of my statistics, it’s pretty obvious that Twitter is the only place where I stand out, but oh well. 😛 I love all of my Twitter peeps, so I’m okay with that!

Statistics from the Past Three Years:

  • Total Blog Views: 98,756
  • Total Posts: 1,134
  • Twitter Followers: 5,019
  • Best Views Ever: 1,013 (The irony is I think it was a bot because they looked at every single post on my blog 😛 Well, I guess it could’ve also been someone with WAY too much time on their hands haha)
  • WordPress Followers: 626 (apparently I’ve only gained 7 followers in one year :/ )
  • Bloglovin Followers: 442
  • Instagram Followers: 688
  • Pinterest Followers: 187
  • Goodreads Friends: 466

I’d also like to give some special shout outs to some members of the book community who I feel honored to call my friends.

My Quartet: @YAFantasyFan / @BetweenDPages   / @miss_melissalee

My Inspirations: @PaperFury / @bookaddictguide / @ShannonMiz  / @thebooktraveler

Friends since the beginning: @NextPagePlease_  / @BookNerdAddict / @InnocentSmileyx / @skizzles22 / @sajdao

Book Buddies: @lit_legionnaire / @chasingfaes / @dduffield75 / @sarcasmlemons / @readbyanna / @warcrossed / @lovedmetoruins_ / @emren /  @AditiNichani /  @thebooksbuzz / @marissarnicole / @rattleddreams / @readerintherain / @deannareads / @bayy_2455 / @beingperry@blamethebooks / @dailyjulianne

Author Loves:  @jodimeadows / @susherevans / @SG_Marsh / @shannonmparker / @jules_chronicle / @amandafoody /  @writer_carrie / @Jkagawa / @stdennard

And now it’s time for a GIVEAWAY!!!

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9 of My Most Anticipated Reads..

9 of My Most Anticipated Reads of the First Half of 2017!

While I was on my hiatus, I noticed that there was a TTT that asked everyone to pick their top 10 most anticipated releases from the first half of the year! That topic made me very excited, so I decided to do my own post with the same topic (even though it’s not a Tuesday)! I decided to feature 9 books that I don’t currently have ARCs of but I’m […]

Posted January 19, 2017 by Nori in My Features / 6 Comments

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Posted September 28, 2016 by Nori in My Features / 3 Comments

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Sweet & Swanky 17ers~ Introducing…Jamie Mayer and Images that Inspired PAINLESS!

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Posted September 27, 2016 by Nori in Giveaway, My Features / 3 Comments

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Sweet & Swanky 17ers~ Introducing…Cecilia Vinesse w/ an Interview!

Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse Publication Date: March 7th 2017 Pages: 336 Goodreads Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days…until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything. Jamie and Sophia have a […]

Posted September 26, 2016 by Nori in Giveaway, My Features / 4 Comments

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Sweet & Swanky 17ers~ Introducing…S.F. Henson w/ a Playlist + Excerpt from Devils Within!

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Posted September 25, 2016 by Nori in My Features / 6 Comments

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Sweet & Swanky 17ers~ Introducing…Shaila Patel & Two Characters from Soulmated + Giveaway!

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Posted September 24, 2016 by Nori in Giveaway, My Features / 7 Comments

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Sweet & Swanky 17ers~ Introducing…Lindsey Becker with an Author Interview!

The Star Thief by Lindsey Becker Publication Date: April 11th 2017 Pages: 416 Purchase Links Amazon Goodreads The constellations come to life in this imaginative fantasy adventure debut. Honorine’s life as as maid at the Vidalia mansion is rather dull, dusting treasures from faraway places and daydreaming in front of maps of the world. But everything changes when she catches two brutish sailors ransacking Lord Vidalia’s study, and then follows […]

Posted September 23, 2016 by Nori in My Features / 3 Comments

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Sweet & Swanky 17ers~ Introducing…Rosalyn Eves & an Interview w/ Anna Arden from Blood Rose Rebellion + Giveaway!

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers Publication Date: March 28th 2017 Pages: 416 Purchase Links Amazon~  B&N Goodreads The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order […]

Posted September 22, 2016 by Nori in Giveaway, My Features / 27 Comments

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Sweet & Swanky 17ers~ Introducing…Rebecca Denton and a Playlist for THIS BEATS PERFECT + Giveaway!

This Beats Perfect by Rebecca Denton Publication Date: February 2nd 2017 Pages: 288 Purchase Links Amazon Goodreads The Keep are the latest reality TV sensation – and now biggest boy band on Planet Pop. Amelie absolutely hates them. But a brief backstage encounter with the Keep’s lead singer, Maxx, makes her question her assumptions. Maxx, it turns out, is tired of celebrity life and manufactured pop songs. He’s recording his […]

Posted September 20, 2016 by Nori in Giveaway, My Features / 5 Comments