Happy Blogoversary To Me!

As of December 8th I have had my blog for three years!  But I’ve only blogged steadily for two years, so it’s not really three years…  I started blogging right before my baby was born {he’s almost three now!} and so I took a year off almost right away.  But still, two years of steady book reviews and bookish news isn’t so bad!  I’m pretty proud of myself for sticking with it.  But really, it’s not been hard because I love it so much!  I love reading, I love talking about what I read, I love ‘hanging out’ with all the bookish people I’ve ‘met’ online.  You’re all so amazing and it’s because of you that my blog has been so successful.  Seriously, a HUGE thank you to all of you readers!

Some stats for you guys-
I’ve had 212,662 pageviews
I’ve posted 1,108 posts
I’ve done 172 giveaways (probably a few more cause I suck at tagging)
I’ve reviewed 193 young adult books

I would normally have a ginormous giveaway as thanks but it’s a tight year for money so I took my stack of books I was going to giveaway and I donated them.  Some went to the Juvenile Detention Center, some went to a High School Library and some went to the shelter.  This year I just couldn’t afford to mail them.  But I’m pretty happy with my donations because I know I’ve made a bunch of people really really happy and it makes it so worth it! {I’ve started a new giveaway stack though so hopefully before long I’ll be able to do a massive giveaway.}

Anyway, it’s been another great year and I hope the year to come is just as great as the last one!  I hope you’ll all continue to stop by to read my blog and leave the wonderful comments that make my day!

Happy Holiday’s everyone!  Hope you have a wonderful rest of the year and Happy New Year as well!

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  1. I love giveaways, of course, but I think that donating books is also a great way to celebrate your blogoversary. I’ll bet there are a bunch of really excited book-lovers in your town. Congrats on the milestone!

  2. Happy Blogoversary, darling!!! You’ve done such a fantastic thing by donating your books, and I am happy for you and for those people who will receive your much needed books. I wish you many more years of happy blogging! 😉 *hugs* Merry Christmas!

  3. Happy Blogoversary! Since I’ve been blogging for a little more than a year I now how much work a blog takes. I love your blog and I will continue to follow and comment into the new year! I hope you continue blogging even though you are looking into starting a new job in the new year.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  4. Congratulations and happy blogoversary! :-) I am so happy and grateful that you started blogging, and am happy to have gained a new friend. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  5. Happy blogoversary, Candace! Wow, by the look of those stats, you are very dedicated to your blog. :) It’s so nice that you donated the books you were going to giveaway! Congratulations!

  6. A very happy blogoversary to you, Candace! I’m sure everyone understand that money is tight with this economy and hardly any jobs, so don’t worry about that. You did a great thing donating those books!

  7. Very Happy Blogoversary to you! And I like that you donated books to worthy places rather than give them away to us. That’s so completely awesome. Cheers, my dear! Many more happy reading years to you and your blog!

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