Wednesday, August 21, 2013

One Year Blogoversary Giveaway


 
I can’t believe that I’ve survived a year in the blogging world.  I will admit there have definitely been times where I thought about giving up... That I wasn’t good at this..  But then I have someone say something to me and I realize that this blogging thing is really one of the best jobs there is... Yes, it IS a job!!!!... And no, I don’t get paid to do this.  But I get to talk to authors that I liked reading as a regular everyday reader.  I also get to meet new authors that I’ve never heard of and probably wouldn’t have heard of if I didn’t do this.
 
I’ve made mistakes at this... God knows I’ve made mistakes.  And if you know me, I am one of the most anal people in the world...   I’m STILL learning how to do all of this... I’m still making mistakes.  But I am so lucky to have met so many people who have and are willing to help me on this journey of mine.
 
My husband has been fantastic throughout all of this... I know that he’s watched me from a distance and has seen me cry when I couldn’t figure out how to do something.  And I know that it took everything in him to not rush to my side, to help me figure out why some stupid HTML code wasn’t working or fix my blog site just right.  So to him, I have to say THANK YOU so much for allowing me to do this and disappear on the weekends to read.
 
Oh my GOSH and the other bloggers... There are so many of you, I'm not even going to attempt to name all of you, but from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for ALL of your help and encouragement.
 
Authors and publishers, a huge thank you to all of you as well.
 
Last but not least, I would like to thank everyone who takes the time to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and the blog itself.
 
Now down to business.  I wanted to do something really big for my first blogoversary.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get the party planning gene.  Luckily for me, when I asked some authors and publishers to contribute they were more than happy to do so.  I really would like to thank all the authors and publishers for contributing to this giveaway.  There are eight, yes EIGHT separate giveaways with one winner for each giveaway.  Of the eight, two are open internationally (where allowed).  Follow the Rafflecopters below to enter.  Good luck everyone!


International Giveaway #1 (ebooks)

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International Giveaway #2 (ebooks)

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US Only Giveaway #3

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US Only Giveaway #4

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US Only Giveaway #5

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US Only Giveaway #6

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US Only Giveaway #7

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US Only Giveaway #8
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34 comments:

  1. Congratulations Read Your Writes. What a year hey? Great job. You have sure grown over the last year. Very impressive. Thank you for all you do for authors.

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    1. Thank you Maggie!!! And thanks for always putting a smile on my face.

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  2. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!! :)

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  3. Congrats on the one year. I can totally empathize with you. There were times where I was pulling my hair out on the verge of crying and the Mr. just told me to breathe, call tech support, and then he poured me a glass of wine. A lot of people think that what we do is just type up a post here and there and reap the benefits of books. NOPE! It isn't until I tell them what I do on a daily basis, what I do early in the morning before my day job, during lunch break and then first thing when I get home, that they realize... she's serious. It's definitely a job and even though we don't get paid with money, we get paid in books and that it by far the best payment for me. It fuels our addiction and we get to spread that addiction to others. ;)
    Keep your chin up!
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

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    1. Oh my gosh, you are SOOOOO right!!!!

      I wish someone would have told me how much work was involved in blogging. Early mornings, late nights and life in between. I love the books and being able to get introduced to new authors. My reading list has grown SO much. And to think use to only read about maybe 5 authors.

      Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words.

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  4. I just found out this site, and congrats to you on the blogaversary!

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    1. Thank you. I hope you looked around and liked what you found.

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  5. Congrats on you "birthday"!! Or "blogaversary" if you prefer...May you have many more! :)

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    1. Hi Tammy.

      Thank you. My birthday is next month. I have something planned, but not on this scale. But I hope people like it.

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  6. Happy Anniversary Kim. I would love to win anything...😃...great giveaways....Mona

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    1. Hey Mona.

      Thank you for stopping by!

      I think the giveaways are cool too. I was really surprised that the authors said yes.

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  7. Happy one year! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. Hi LeeAnn.

      Thank you! And thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Happy Blogoversary!! Congratulations on this wonderful milestone!! And thanks for the celebratory giveaways!!!

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    1. Thank you Evelyn.

      Good luck.. I hope you win something that you really like.

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  9. Congrats on your blogversary! You've created a wonderful place to stop by!! I've enjoyed visiting and looking forward to more visits :)

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  10. woot!! happy one year Kim!! You are doing an awesome job and I'm so glad I found your blog :) Hope year two is even better!

    ~Anna

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    1. Thanks Anna.

      You're BEST! Thank you soooo much for all the talks.

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  11. Congrats, Kim! Woo hoo! Quite an accomplishment. Love your blog.

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    1. Hey Reese!!!!

      Thank you very much!

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  12. What an amazing giveaway !
    Thank you for everything you do.
    : )

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  13. Showin loads of love.. wow what a giveaway.. thanks for being so generous.. and with your time ;)

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    1. Hey Valerie!!!!!

      Thank you for stopping by. Hopefully you found something you like.

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  14. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! :)

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  15. What an amazing giveaway.. showing lots of love!! Now if I can just ship the boyfriend away in case I win so I can read more.. ;) lol

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  16. Congrats. I take my hat off to you. Many times my hubby has suggested I start a blog based on the amount of time I devote to writing reviews and on Twitter/FB. But if he wants feeding and a clean house, I simply can't do it along with a full time job! Here's to another fabulous 12 months for you.

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