The time it was my blogiversary

Posted October 21, 2012 by Stacee in Giveaways / 37 Comments

Well.  It’s been a year.

When I started this blog [Thank you, LeAnna], I never expected to continue writing things, let alone be recognized at various events by people.  Needless to say, this year has been quite interesting.  I’ve gotten some amazing books, met some awesome people, seen some phenomenal authors and found some friends I can’t live without.

And for all of this, I say thank you.  The best way to show my appreciation for all of you reading my posts, retweeting them and just plain pimping me out is to have one hell of a giveaway.

There will be one winner.

Yep. You read that correctly. ONE WINNER.

So.  Let’s see what we’ve got…

White Cat, Red Glove and Black Heart by Holly Black.  All hardcover, all signed.  WC and RG are gently used copies, but both are in excellent condition.  BH is brand new.

Matched by Ally Condie, an ARC of Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr, The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.  All three brand new, not signed.

A UK version of White Cat by Holly Black and a paperback version of Divergent by Veronica Roth.  Both brand new, both signed.

Ten by Gretchen McNeil and High School Bites: Two Books in One [Vlad/Joss] by Heather Brewer.  Both are brand new, both signed. Ten is hardcover, HSB is paperback.

Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos and Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. BC, BD, and BC are all paperback, BR is hardcover. All brand new, all signed. [BR is not pictured because I don’t have it yet.  I’ll see Kami and Margie on 10/23.]

Also included is a “Light Caster” shirt that I got from Comic-Con with both Kami and Margie’s signatures.


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.  Brand new, paperback, signed.  I don’t have an actual picture of this book because it’s not in my possession yet.  I am flying to Chicago to see Michelle on 10/29 and will be getting it then.  I will also include any extra swag I pick up from the signing, including pins, Noah Shaw bookplates, stickers, etc.

photo taken from Michelle Hodkin’s Twitter feed

If you have any questions beyond what I’ve posted here, please contact me. Thank you all for reading, commenting and fangirling right along with me.  I doubt I’d still be doing this if you weren’t coming along for the ride.

The Fine Print:

1. US Only.2. Must be at least 13 to enter [Besides, if you’re under 13, you shouldn’t be reading this blog with the amount of swearing I do].

3. I’m not responsible for lost or damaged items. I don’t have replacements. Rest assured, I am ridiculously anal about my books. They will be sent in safe packaging and will leave my hands as near to perfect as I can get them.

4. I reserve the right to suspend or end the giveaway at any time, for any reason and without a winner being chosen.

5. Winner will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to respond. If there is no response, a new winner will be chosen.

6. Winners are chosen at random by Rafflecopter.

Normally, I don’t make you follow me here or on Twitter, but for this giveaway, I’m going to include it.  Of course, you don’t have to do any of it to win, but any extra pimpage would be phenomenal. Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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37 Responses to “The time it was my blogiversary”

  1. EEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPP! Congrats on your one year blogiversary! I can't believe the one lucky winner will win all of those amazing books. I hope it's me, but good luck to all!

    I think I'm most excited to win the Beautiful Casters set. I know it's not just one book, but they're all so pretty. *pets*

    Congrats again, and entrants, may the odds be ever in your favor!

  2. Which book am I most excited to win? I'd have to say…. The Caster Chronicles. I've somehow managed to *not* get around to reading ANY of them at this point, and the setting + the idea of witches/magic is so intriguing to me.


    P.S.S. Pick me, pick me, pick meeee. <3

  3. Ava

    My Sugary Honey Bee –

    I haven't even known you for a year, but I really don't know how I ever survived without you. (Shut up, don't make me cry.) Congratulations, you won the House Cup- wait, sorry, wrong celebration. Anyway. I adore your blog so very much – it's so unique and your beautiful personality really shines through these digital posts. I can't wait to see what comes next.

    I love you.
    – Your Pretty Pita

  4. OMG I hope I win!!!! I am excited to win everything, but most excited about The Sky is Everywhere because I love Joe Fontaine with the fire of a thousand suns (and yes, I claimed him already, long LONG ago) lol.

    Congrats on your blogiversary. ILY lots bb ♥♥♥♥

  5. Since I decided to add gifs, I DO try to make them all Doctor Who. It takes some time and creative thinking to get exactly what I want, but it's worth it.

    Good luck and thanks for entering!!

  6. Damnit Ava! I was really looking forward to pointing it out that you didn't answer the question.

    Sweets, I adore you and these giveaways wouldn't be happening without you pimping the idea so much.

    I can't even wait to see what sort of trouble we get into in the future.


  7. Pretty Girl —

    NO ONE COMPARES TO YOU. Thank you bunches for being my friend and making my pretty blog and just for being you. I will share all of the boys with you. Always.

    ILY and IMY

  8. This is my face after reading all you have to win. O.O Except that the mouth is hanging open too (so unattractive!). I can't imagine winning ANY of that. Exciting!

    Happy anniversary! :)

  9. MC

    Congratulations on your one-year! I have so much respect for anyone who can run such a successful blog for that long. :) I don't often enter contests (I feel guilty for it in a way!) but I just saw the trailer for Beautiful Creatures and man, I want to read so bad. So many in this group of prizes are amazing though!

  10. *rolls eyes* Jesus, can I never follow instructions? I didn't answer the question either. I was excited, ok? LOL. I'd have to say any of the Holly Black books or The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. But since every one of them (after I marked The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod) are on my tbr list, I really can't pick just one.

    Again, not following instructions. Oy. At least I'm consistent.

  11. happy blogoversary! did i spell that right? hmm. anyway i am most excited about the curse workers series. i read the first book and loved it but never got around to reading the others. so i would love to win the set so i can finally complete the series. thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Congrats on 1 year! I've just started following recently, but I can tell I'll be combing your posts for my ever-growing TBR pile. I think I'd love the Curse Workers series the most. Holly's books are favorites of mine that I don't own yet. But picking between all those terrific books- it's enough to make me drool and mumble incoherently! Boooooks.

  13. AHHHHHH! *FLAILS GRACELESSLY* Congrats, Pretty, on a wonderful year of cataloging your author interactions!!! I know we haven't known each other this entire time, but I'm pretty sure with our mutual fangirling of Sarah J. Maas and Throne of Glass, we were destined to be great friends! These past few months I've really loved getting to “know” you and reading all about your shenanigans. (I hope me flailing all over you hasn't gotten annoying, you're kind of stuck with me now.)

    Wishing you many more years of author meet-and-greets so I can live vicariously through you!

    As for which book… I reeeeeeeeeally want that cover version of The Sky is Everywhere. It's so pretty and well, of course, there's Joe Fontaine. (*shakes fist* Damn you, Kassiah! You swoony boy claiming swoony-boy-claimer!) But of course, after much enlightenment to Noah's swoony ways, I'm going to need to take that The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer of your hands!

    All the Kisses and Love,

    *prances away in combat gear because fellow entrants, IT. TIS. ON!*

  14. Congrats! One year seems like such a long time, but just flies by. Who knows what the next one will bring?! Thanks for an awesome giveaway! :-)

  15. Holy Giveaways!! *falls over dead* I see a Heather Brewer. She lives in my town, yo! Go Cards! Oh, wait. I don't like baseball.

    Just wanted to say Happy Blogiversary to my favorite book junkee!

  16. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer since you're willing to fly all the way to Chicago for a one-hour signing. The book must be incredible!

    See you at the Laini Taylor signing :)

  17. Ooooof course you wouldn't share Joe. Of freaking course! But they'll be no need to share with me because clearly I'm going to win. (I'd be happy to share some of my winnings with you, though.)

  18. It'll be our luck that Ava will win the giveaway and she will think that gives her some kind of claim to any of these boys. hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  19. Hahahaha! She probably will. But looking at them, I have zero claim to any of the guys because you and Stacee are snatching 'em up before anyone else has an opportunity. My sad face right night = epic.

  20. Ava

    I just entered for the last time…

    *Bites finger nails nervously*


    Stacee, thank you so so SO much for the opportunity to win your ginormous giveaway. You're awesome. :)

    – Ava

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