Gosh, I am growing up so quickly. It seems like just yesterday that I said to myself “hey, let’s make a blog that lets us spew forth bookish word vomit on unsuspecting victims”. But alas, it was three years ago. Time flies when you’re having fun, meeting great people, and reading lots of great stuff.
I didn’t know what to talk about this year, so I decided on a list. A list of THREES. I am mostly making these up as I go along, so, fun surprises for all of us. And yes, I will give something away at the end. Again, who even knows what. I’ll have decided by the end of the post, I guess 😉
Also, as much as I tried to include everyone that I love, there is simply never going to be enough room to tell you all how much you mean to me. But one of my goals was to try to tell people MORE and not worry as much about leaving people out, because if you are reading this, I promise that you mean SO MUCH to me. This wouldn’t be a “thing” without you. ♥
Now, off we go! These obviously link to junk- Goodreads, the post in question, etc. I’d not leave you to fend for yourselves 😉 OH and to be clear, there is probably going to be a lot of cheating. Three is hard, guys.
So, these are only since I started blogging. Also, this was super hard since two were on my “elite favorites” shelf and I had to pick just ONE from the others. I had a runner-up, it was Return Once More. Because I love cheating.
Of the positive sort…
I must say, while I also liked my review for Walk on Earth a Stranger, I simply didn’t want to use it twice. Games are fun either way, right?
Seriously, these are top notch if I have to brag a little…
Sorry, the two in the middle were tied, that isn’t my fault, you see. Also, the irony that the post about commenting has the most comments is not lost on me, I promise.
I went to BEA again, which was a goal I had set last year! I also won NaNo, which was another goal. And I won Bookish Games, which I didn’t know was a goal but I’ll be damned if it wasn’t the most amazing thing that happened all year 😉 Also, I had to cheat because… it’s me.
1. BEA 2017. Goodness, it is right down the street. (Fine, two hours away, but let’s not be picky. Plus, I need my people!)
2. NaNo, Part 2. Guys, I have no idea if this will happen. But I will try. I hope.
3. I’m going to still try to calm down, and maybe one of these years, it won’t be in vain 😉 Hey, a girl can dream!
I just went ahead and added the entire category of The 100, because obviously. Book Bookish Movie reviews are SO. FUN.
Okay so some of my favorites were also the most popular. Go figure. So these are my favorites that didn’t get as many comments/pageviews!
These are in the past year! And also, they’re the non-boring ones. Like obviously, people searched for “It Starts at Midnight”.
1. “eu cookie law eu-cookie-law info” I… am not even in Europe, so… I have no idea. And I was probably useless.
2. “amazon mp3 meet me in montana” This was one last year too… I literally have no idea what this is. I don’t imagine I talk about Montana in general a lot? Or mp3s?
3. “books like the notebook” I did a TTT about books that made me cry like The Notebook, so at least this makes sense.
Bonuses: “holly and dante” I don’t know who they are, but I officially talk about Holly enough that she is one of the most searched for terms on my blog. So there’s that.
“download music from the 100 season 3 used for raven called nevermore” And I think this means I have officially become a place where people can come to obsess about The 100? That’s fun. I can only provide legal listening options though, I am afraid.
Please note that you can find all of my beloved favorites in my blogroll- but these are ones that make my day when I see a new post from, basically! Two of you should probably post more. Just saying. Cait, keep up the good work 😉
The funny thing is, these three are super different, but I think they make me well-rounded. Cait is perfect for bookishness, Larissa has the best thought provoking discussions, and Vlora makes me laugh like no other!
These are the bloggers who I know are going to feel the same as me on books- I trust their reviews extra! Cynthia is my official bookish soulmate though, just so everyone knows I have dibs.
These lovelies also have blogs, I just talk to them a disproportionately high amount on Twitter 😉 I also might have taken a screenshot of Zoey’s header in lieu of a blog button so…
Again, these wonderful ladies have blogs, but they do amazing videos, too! Maybe Faye will come back if she sees how loved she is?
Again, bloggers, but holy crap their pictures are amazing!
These guys aren’t new, just new to ME! And I am happy I found them all 🙂
This would be super cheat-worthy, except Nick and Nereyda joined forces about a week after my blogoversary last year so it counts, okay? I ummm may or may not have made Greg’s button just now….
I mean, I met more people than this, but I had to choose three, okay?
These ladies… well #ShatteringStigmas never would have been a thing without them. Erica co-hosted this year, but she provided both support and a heartfelt post the first year. And Inge and Kayla… well I have said before that this wouldn’t have been in existence without them. And I mean it. Kayla’s blog is defunct, but I had to pour one out for one’s homie. Her button links to her Twitter.
I won’t even pretend to keep it to three, okay?
When I do not talk to these ladies, I get sad. And even though I don’t get to talk to Sabrina every day, when I do get to talk to her, we make up for time lost 😉 I love each of you for the friendship and support and just… being you. I love you ♥♥♥
As it turns out, I didn’t come up with any grand and glorious ideas since I started the post (about 4 hours ago now, this thing took a long time!), so…
You can win ANY book on my Goodreads shelves! Past, future, doesn’t matter. You pick! I am certain that you can find something out of 1,876 books… and counting! 😀 International, as long as TBD ships! OH and if you can convince me to add a book to my shelves, it is fair game too 😉
(OH one minor disclaimer, I will not buy Fifty Shades. Because I can’t support it. So while it is on my shelf, it is the one off-limits. )