Friday, October 11, 2013

Two Years of Blogging + Giveaway

Today it has been two years since my first blog post on this blog. Two years since I started blogging about books I read and books I couldn't wait for and books I got in the mail. I love book blogging. It means so much to me and I love it. Every part of it. Every comment that I get makes me smile; it just makes me so happy. These two years have gone by so fast, and I have gotten to know of so many books. Book blogging changed my life and I'm very happy about it. I have read a whole bunch of amazing books, a few bad ones, but that's okay. I cannot wait to read even more. And blog even more. I have also gotten many precious review copies while blogging, and those have made me the happiest. Means so much to me, especially since I live in Norway and all. I buy all my books via The Book Depository, because my small town do not have any new books. Barely any English ones. And even less YA/MG books. And my library don't either. But yeah. I love ordering online; it's the best. And I can get everything :)

I'm talking way too much right now, but oh, well. I feel like sharing. When I started blogging two years ago I sucked at writing reviews. I really did. I feel like I have gotten much better at it; I hope so at least. I have also gotten much better at English since I started reading all these amazing books, though I feel like I have been pretty great at that for a few years, hih. Anyway. I wouldn't have traded these two years for anything. I will continue to blog for a long time, I think, because I don't feel like stopping. Though it has been hard for me to read ever since I got my kitten in late April. But I'm slowly getting back to it, and it's gotten a lot easier. My cat, Anastasia, is a lot of trouble, lol. But I love her. And she's getting bigger and calmer. I just adore her so much. Posted some new gorgeous pictures of her here, in case you wanted to see her :) Anyway. Enough talking. If you have any questions, just ask me :)

Some blog stats. I have gotten a total of 843 GFC followers. 1006 twitter followers. 375 facebook likes. More than 5600 blog comments. More than 158,000 page views. 753 feedburner readers. And 245 followers via bloglovin. Thank you all so much. <3 You guys are amazing. It all means so much to me.

Anyway. I adore all of you and you have all made this blogging experience amazing for me. So thank you. Thank you all so much. Because of that, I have decided to have a giveaway :) Nothing too big, because I don't think I could survive giving away some of my precious ARCs, lol. <3 But it is an international giveaway. And I hope you will all wish to enter. Rules and prize below. You just need to be a follower :) I'm not giving away one of my books or some of my swag. Have already done a lot of swag giveaways here on my blog, and I might do another one in a few months ;p Still, I think the prize is awesome.

Giveaway prize. Book of choice from The Book Depository. Any book you want, just less than $20 :) Don't know which book to pick? You should check out my favorites list. <3 Amazing books there ;p

Rules. 
One winner.
It's International.
Must follow via GFC.
Enter via Rafflecopter below.
Giveaway ends on November 1st.
Winner must reply within 48 hours.


44 comments:

  1. Congratulations, woohoo!!

    Cinder is on my wishlist, thank you.

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  2. Congratulations * roro hugs carina, a big Bear hug* I would pick the cavendish home for boys and girls

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  3. Congratulations!!!! I hope these are the first two years, of many more to come

    I love Shadow and Bone ♥

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  4. Congrats on your blogversary. Love your blog and that we've become friends. So cool how we can be friends with you in Norway and me in Michigan. Love learning about books from you too.

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  5. Yayy congrats on two years, Carina! I just had my first blogoversary and it feels amazing. I hope I'll be continuing for many years too :D
    And I have no idea what book I'd pick, lol. Too many to choose from ;)

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  6. Happy anniversary to your blog! :)
    I have also no idea what book I'd pick . Thank you :)

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  7. Happy TWO year blogoversary!! Thank you so much for droping by my blog and commenting!
    And a huge thank you for making the giveaway international! I'd probably choose The Scorpio Races!

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  8. Happy Blogoversary! My one year was a month ago and I still have some awesome giveaways going if you'd like to enter here. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Congratulations :) Happy Blogoversary! I pick Gracelling.Good luck everyone.
    Thank you so much.


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  10. Congratulations!! I hope that this blogoversary will give you the chance to buy some more books! I hope to see you stick around on the blogosphere :)

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  11. I think I'd choose "The Year of Shadows". Happy Blogoversary!

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  12. Congratulations on two wonderful years on Blogger! It's always been a delight to read and follow Carina's Books and I've always enjoyed your reviews! Great to be able to connect with you from Norway, which reminds me that I give you a lot of credit for using this blog to assist you in learning English, for it's a difficult language to learn when you're not brought up with it. Great job as always and I appreciate that you're holding a giveaway. I may enter...

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    1. I heard a lot of good things about John Green, so "The Fault In Our Stars" would be my choice.

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  13. Probably Rising by Stasse. Congrats!

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  14. Congrats, girl! I'd choose Graceling, pleaseee! :D
    (Ileana A.-rafflecopter)

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  15. Hmm, that's a tough one. There's a new book out called The Wars of the Roses (it's fiction) and I'd love to read that because I'm going through a bit of a York/Lancaster phase lately, but can't afford the hardback right now!

    Congratulations on your blog birthday :)

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  16. Congratulations Carina!! On to many more blogging years :D

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  17. Congrats, Carina! Two years- very nice. I'd probably pick Divergent since I haven't read those yet.

    Now following via bloglovin- old GFC follower. :)

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  18. Congratulations! More power to you! I would really like to read The Fault in Our Stars. John Green's books are very loved by bookworms in our country ^____^

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  19. Congrats! I'd love to win Divergent. I love to read those kind of books :D

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  20. CONGRATS! :D
    I'd choose Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas! :)

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    1. Actually can I change that to Allegiant by Veronica Roth - Cannot wait for this book! EEP

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats!
    I would choose Shadow and Bone. Or Miss Peregrine's Home.

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  22. I love type of books like Divergent ^___^

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  23. Congratulations!!! >< two years and counting .. many more to come /o/~ ♥

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  24. I would definitely pick a YA book but not sure which one as I've read most of the ones you have on your favorites list. Maybe I'd pick up In the Age of Love and Chocolate since that's coming out this month...

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  25. I would probably pick The Burning Sky. I've been dying to read it! Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on two years!!

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  26. I really want Allegiant by Veronica Roth.

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  27. Happy blogoversary!
    I would probably choose either Let the sky fall or Unravel me :)

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  28. Congrats on your 2 years and I wish you many more!! :) I will pick Shadow and Bone.

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  29. Divergent think! Thanks for the giveaway... Feliz Aniversario

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  30. Sparkly congrats for 2 years!!!!!!

    I think, I'd love to choose Beautiful darkness or The immortal rules or tooo many options :)

    thanks

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  31. Happy blogoversary!
    I'd go with In the Shadow of Blackbirds.

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  32. Happy Blogoversary
    thank you a lot for the gioveaway^^
    i'm not 100% sure yet but i would perhaps pick crown of midnight
    thank you

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  33. Congratulations on your 2yr Blogoversary, I wish you many more and many amazing books to read!! I think I would choose Daylighters by Rachel Caine or Endless by Jessica Shirvington :)

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  34. Happy Blogoversary!
    I don't know what I'd choose! Maybe The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. Congrats!
    I'd choose something by Nalini Singh

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  36. Happy, happy, happy blogoversary and wishing you many, many more to come! :) I have no idea which book I'd pick at the moment, my TBR list is huuuge. LOL!!!
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  37. Cheers! And Congratulations!! Thank you for your giveaway.
    I choose The Fault in Our Stars

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  38. I would probably chose The 5th Wave or More Than This by Patrick Ness! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I would probably choose The 5th Wave or Shadow and Bone.

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  40. Congrats! Awesome giveaway! If I'd have to choose though I'd go with Jellicoe Road. Been wanting it ever since I read your review ^_^

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  41. Congratulations ^^ and thank you so much for this giveaway. It's so hard to choose but I'd go with Divergent.

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  42. Congratulations! It's an awesome giveaway!

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