Monday, January 13, 2014

First Blogoversary Celebration (+ Giveaway!)

I interrupt the regularly scheduled post to inform you that...


Today marks the first blogoversary of Skye's Scribblings!! I can't believe it's been a whole year - it feels like only yesterday I was searching Google Images for "scribbles." But here I am, with almost 50 reviews on my Review Index and over 260 Followers (all of whom I love and cherish deeply *HUGS*).

But Skye, you say, didn't you celebrate your second blogoversary last April? And the answer to that question is...yes. Officially, I started this particular blog on April 18, 2011, back when it was known as Write or Die Trying, a writer's blog that was completely separate from my at the time anonymous review blog. But on January 13, 2013, I merged the two, and Skye's Scribblings was born! So while my technical blogoversary is in April, I'm moving the celebration to my switch-over blogoversary in January, and restarting the count.

So happy first blogoversary, Skye's Scribblings! You're a lot of work, but you've introduced me to some amazing people and allowed me to share my love of reading and passion for books. Here's wishing us another year of good reads and good reviews. Salute!

But enough reminiscing - as you've come to expect from me by now, yours truly is celebrating this special moment with a giveaway! The wonderful people at @this_is_teen sent me, in a Christmas giveaway win, an extra hardcover of Defy by Sara B. Larson (which released this month), with instructions to give it away to a friend. So of course I'm offering it to one of you, my wonderful Followers, because you're the best friends a book nerd like me could ever have! Thank you for all your support - I wouldn't be here without you. <3


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  • Must be 13 years or older to enter
  • US only (apologies to my International Followers!)
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  1. What interests me about this book?
    Ummm... everything! It has a sword on the cover, it's simple, it's pretty.

  2. Firstly, Happy Blogoversary!!!!

    I'm interested in the book because I'm a fan of the genre, and I've heard a mix of things about this book, but they're generally good, so! :)

  3. Happy shared Blogoversary, Skye! I read the free Kindle sample of DEFY, and yes, I'd love to read more!

  4. Happy Blogoversary ;-)
    I have been looking forward to this one for a long time! It sounds amazing.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  5. This book reeeally reminds me of Graceling by Kristin Cashore.. both in the cover as well as the description. The Graceling Realm series is one of my favorites, so I hope with the similarities that Defy would make me love it just as much.

    Happy Blog Birthday! *Confetti* Keep up the Great work!

  6. It kinda reminds me of Mulan, and I loved Mulan. :D Plus, I really want to know why she choose to hide herself as a boy in the army.

  7. I've been seeing this book on all the blogs lately and it makes me want to read it! Happy blogoversary. :)