Monday, July 15, 2013

Four-Year Blogoversary & Giveaway


It's July 15th, 2013, so that means YA BOOK QUEEN is 4-years-old! Woohoo! Before I get to the giveaway, I wanted to take a moment and say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has supported me and this blog. 

Thank you to all the readers that regularly visit and leave comments, to my ninja readers (the ones that hover silently in the background and pop in when I least expect them), and to the readers who email me randomly to talk about / fangirl over awesome books. Thank you for not yelling at me whenever I take yet another blogging break.

Thank you to the bloggers who have ever given me advice or help when I asked for it, linked to a blog post, RT'd my tweets, or were just genuinely awesome or kind to me. I'm always amazed by how sweet and friendly most people are in the Blogosphere.

Thank you to the authors who were kind enough to grant me their time for an interview, especially when I've probably acted like a total fangirl with some of you. Thank you to the authors who asked me to review their books, to the authors who commented on my reviews of their books (seriously, that's always awesome), and the ones who randomly email and say something sweet.

Thank you to the publishers that give me the opportunity to review incredible novels! I'm always grateful for each and every story you send my way. And a huge thanks to the incredible and outstanding publicists I've had the pleasure of working with so far as a book blogger!

Book blogging is one of the best hobbies that I have because of the absolutely wonderful people that are present in the blogosphere. All of you - readers, bloggers, writers, authors, publicists, publishers, and everyone else - make blogging fun and worthwhile. Every comment, email, tweet (and so on) that I receive makes me light up and grin. I enjoy every second of blogging, thanks to everyone in the blogosphere. I can hardly believe it's been four years! Hopefully there will be many more years of blogging to come! :)


I wish I could host an amazing giveaway as a thank you to my readers, but I'm pretty much broke after purchasing books for my next semester in college. Instead, I can only offer one book of the winner's choice - so long as it's under $15. INTERNATIONAL (as long as the The Book Depository ships to you)!

*dances* 
*throws confetti everywhere*




37 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your 4th Blogoversary! I enjoy reading your reviews and blog posts.

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    1. Thank you, Christina!! Glad you enjoy my posts - I adore your blog's content too :)

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  2. Congrats on your 4th blogoversary! That is quite an accomplishment. You are one of my favorite bloggers and I look forward to reading many more of your reviews. :)

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    1. Thanks!! I'm kind of amazed that it's been four years...Aww, thank you! You're one of my favorite bloggers too :)

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  3. Lea, congratulations on your four-year blogoversary, and thank you so much for being one of the very first bloggers that gave my lil' blog a chance. You've been a fantastic friend from the start, and I'm so glad you're still going strong! xoxo

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    1. Thanks!! Four years! So crazy how time flies.

      Thank you for being such a wonderful book blogger and blog reader! You're one of the nicest people in the blogosphere, so I'm always grateful to have the chance to interact with you :)

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  4. Four years?!? Congratulations! That's FANTASTIC -- Happy blogoversary!!

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    1. I know, I can hardly believe it's been four years. Sometimes it feels like yesterday that I started YA BOOK QUEEN ;)

      Thank you!

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  5. Four years!!! Congratulations, and thank you for a wonderful blog! Looking forward to many more years.

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  6. Happy Blogoversary and thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you! Best of luck in the giveaway :)

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  7. Congrats!!! Happy Anniversary. *hugs*

    My 4 year was last month. I'm vowing to celebrate before the summer's end.

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    1. PS Have we been friends the entire time? It sure does feel like it has been.

      PPS Lovingggg the blue gingham! As you may have guessed, I'm sorta in love with gingham. More the polka dots even.

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    2. Thanks! And congrats on your 4-year, too (I forgot my 3rd blogversary last year - I'm amazed I managed to remember this time around)!

      PS I think so....Or at least very close to the entire time, if not!

      PPS Thanks! I keep messing around with different designs. Gingham = Fabulous. Polka dots are lovely, too :)

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  8. Happy Blogoversary! Hope you have many more wonderful blogging years ahead :-)

    http://yabookqueen.blogspot.ca/2013/07/four-year-blogoversary-giveaway.html

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    1. oops....hahaha forgot I copied the link! was supposed to say this ->

      Vyki @ On The Shelf

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  9. Happy Blogoversary and congratulations on four years!!

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  10. Congratulations-four years is so amazing! Hope this new one is your best yet :)

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  11. Congrats on four years :D That is AWESOME! <3 Hope you'll continue to blog for a long time :) Cause I adore you and your blog. <3 (Also, thank you for an amazing giveaway. <3)
    Love, Carina

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    1. Aw, thank you, Carina! Best of luck to you in the giveaway :)

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  12. Congrats, Lea!! Wow, four years, what a great accomplishment! We're luck to have you in the book blogging community!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm amazed it's been four years...time flies!

      Aw, thanks. I feel lucky to be a part of the book blogging community - it's a fabulous place to be and filled with lovely people :)

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  13. Lea, I can't believe you've been blogging for four years!! That is crazy awesome. And to still be able to blog with as much passion for the books as you still seem to, after all this time - that is incredible. I hope to still be blogging strong at four years, like you. You're one of my favourites, so here's to many years to come!!

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    1. I know, right? Crazy!

      I'm amazed I still love to read so much...I hope that never changes. I adore your blog too, and hope you'll be blogging for a long time!

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  14. Congrats for your fourth blogoversary! :)

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  15. WOW that's really amazing that it's your fourth blogoversary. Happy blogoversary & more to come! Today's my 1st blogoversary :)

    Leigh
    Little Book Star

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