Sunday, January 27, 2013

Blogiversary & Giveaway!

Hello all!
Welcome to my First Blogiversary!
Thanks for being here with me.

My first year in blogging has been such an amazing experience. I have learned so much and met so many great people that love books like me. The whole community has been kind and accepting and I truly appreciate all of you and every bit of feedback I get from you. I love interacting with people and book people are the best people!

When I first started blogging I thought it would just be a fun way to organize and catalog my books. Then I realized I really loved creating things for my blog not only for me, but for other people too.  I have gone from Zero to almost 400 GFC followers  since January 25, 2012. That is amazing to me. On my blog, Thinks Books, I have 61 Linky followers, 40 E-mail subscribers and 52 Networked Blogs followers.You can find me on Twitter @ThinkAThought, where I have 400+ followers. I am also on Facebook at Thinks.Books.Official and I have 238 likes. 

I wanted to celebrate my year by going back
 and highlighting the happenings at 
Thinks Books. 

So, here we go...

My very first post was January 25, 2012. 
Totally Team Jem.

I reviewed Divergent by Veronica Roth. Totally amaze-balls!

I started volunteering at the library. During some downtime, I picked up The Iron King by Julie Kagawa and immediately fell in love with The Iron Fey series. I also read Cinder by Marissa Meyer that month and it was amazing too. 

April 2012
Best Book of April 2012 I read: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 

May 2012
I reviewed Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Equally as amaze-balls as Divergent! But the rest of the books I reviewed that month didn't do very well for me.

June 2012
I participated in my first Book Tour. It was for Pandora's Key by Nancy Richardson Fischer.

July 2012
I created a weekly meme, Think Out Loud. I premiered with a piece entitled "Perfume."
My favorite Think Out Loud to date was Think Out Loud #6, posted August 19, 2012 entitled Neil Gaiman.

August 2012
I participated in the Stop E-Piracy Blog Tour. My post featured a Pro Piracy article from the controversial Michael Cargill.
Also participated in the launch of Pledged (Soul Wars Saga #1) by Gwynneth White. I posted 5 posts in total for this tour and boy was it worth it! For participating, I was entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire. I WON! I could not believe it but it was completely true and I love it! Thanks Swallow Press and Gwynneth!

September 2012
I received the One Lovely Blogger Award!

October 2012
Another great Think Out Loud #14 (Oct 14, 2012) - Hot Neville is born. 
I reviewed Every Day by David Levithan. I still need help with that ending!

November 2012
I signed up for my first 2013 Challenge! The 2013 Genre Variety Challenge.
I discovered Netgalley. My first approved book was Rape Girl by Alina Klein.

December 2012
Best Book of December that I reviewed: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloane.
Also, Think Out Loud turned 25 on Dec 31, 2012

January 2013 
The first post of 2013 was called Retrospect: 2012. It is a list with covers of the 35 books that got 5 stars from me in 2012. Check it out, let me know if we like the same stuff!
I was so lucky to get to participate in the Cover Reveal for Fire Country by David Estes.
Reviewed my 2nd Netgalley book, Nexus by Ramez Naam.

Now for the fun stuff.
I am giving away $25 worth of books
from The Book Depository!
Which makes this Giveaway International.
May the odds be ever in your favor!

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