Wow, how the time flies. Also, gear up for a very half-assed blogoversary post, because if it weren’t for Nicole’s handy calendar, mayhaps I’d never have even remembered. And that would have been sad! In honor of six whole years, I am going to give you six whole reasons for this ridiculous excuse for a post!

  1. I’ve been to (fun coincidence) six doctors/hospital visits with Lena. She had a UTI and then has spent more than a week in a complete panic about it. She hasn’t slept, I haven’t slept, and blogging has clearly gone by the wayside a tad.
  2. Shattering Stigmas! Yes, the event started on Sunday, and even though it’s more guest posts than my own posts, formatting and graphics and stuff are still time consuming, so.
  3. My parents have been in Florida because my brother got married there on Friday! That’s super fun as I positively adore his wife, but it meant zero breaks, which is when I usually do blog crap. Add to it the aforementioned and… yeah.
  4. I’ve refused to give up reading and watching stuff (fine, mostly rewatching The 100, but I have watched a few other things!) in favor of blogging. Zero regrets.
  5. Sammy’s sixth birthday is tomorrow! What fool starts a blog the day before she has a baby? Well, one whose baby wasn’t due for four more weeks, first of all, but regardless, it seems incredibly on brand anyway.
  6. Too tired to come up with any more, tbh. Let’s blame work, because why not? ?‍♀️

And on a more positive note, let’s discuss a few things to look forward to in the upcoming 7th year at It Starts at Midnight! 

  1. Bookish Games start tomorrow, too! You can join the spectator chat, or just like, lurk voyeuristically if you so desire! Watch me stress out and probably make a fool of myself, wheeeee!
  2. Season 7 of The 100. Wherein we pretend it isn’t the final season, but just like, an additional season. Denial is fun, y’all!
  3. The Hunger Games is back! Never thought I’d get to utter that phrase tbh, but thanks to Suzanne Collins for this literal dream come true. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes makes 2020 worth it.
  4. Speaking of 2020, I am so here for election time! Remember when 2016 happened and we were like “how the actual fuck will we make it through?” Well, guess what friends, here we are. Let’s make it happen. #Warren2020
  5. I’m over here holding out hope for a vacation. Idk if it’ll actually happen but… a girl can dream!
  6. More fun with all of you! Psshhh you think I’d forget how incredible this community is? Wrong. I adore you guys so much, there aren’t even words. And I am so happy and lucky to get to celebrate another year with you all!
  7. Who knows, that’s all part of the adventure, yeah? So, bring it on!

Head on over to Twitter where I am giving away ANY book of choice, internationally! Ends 11/15 at 11:59EST

For Funsies, tell me something that you did/happened six years ago!

Posted October 8, 2019 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps, Funsies, Giveaway / 28 Comments

28 responses to “It Starts at Midnight is SIX!

  1. Happy blogoversary!!! 6 years ago I was graduating law school. (wow that is crazy to think about!) I am going to check out bookish games, where I will happily cheer you on. (If I can figure out how. haha)

  2. Happy blogiversary! I’m very excited for new Hunger Games. I’m looking forward to the election, too, because I’m very tired. I hope you get a vacation! Six years ago, I was just starting grad school. That doesn’t feel like it was six years ago. Where does time go?

  3. Happy sixth! You deserve cake. Make someone get you cake. 😉 Although, if it was your daughter’s birthday, maybe you already have cake planned, so … yay! That’s so funny that you started the blog right before having her. Here’s to another great six years for you and your blog.

  4. Quote: “What fool starts a blog the day before she has a baby? Well, one whose baby wasn’t due for four more weeks, first of all, but regardless, it seems incredibly on brand anyway.”
    ? ? ?

    Happy blogoversary, and kudos for sticking with it! Also, thank you for the INT giveaway!

    Six years ago I was a little less of an old lady than I am now. Does it count? ?, Oh, and I had been blogging for almost a year…with very little payback, but I’ve never considered throwing the towel.

  5. Danielle Hammelef

    Happy Blogoversary! I always enjoy your reviews–they are honest and like talking to a friend–and I love the sense of humor and snarkiness that appears sometimes. I do hope you get your vacation!

  6. Happy Blogiversary! I hope Lena feels better soon.

    And I think it’s pretty funny that you started this blog the day before giving birth. 🙂

  7. Happy blogoversary!!!! And yikes you’ve had a lot going on. Hope things calm down a bit. 🙂 And oh, by the way, I had NOT seen the Hunger Games cover yet, or *whee* a new Mike chen? After reading his last one thanx to your recommendation, I’m super stoked for that one!

  8. Sam@wlabb

    First of all – CONGRATULATIONS on six years! I know I am happy you’re part of this community. Sorry about Lena’s UTIs. I suffered from them as a kid, and I found out, in my 20s, that I have a bladder condition, which was probably the root cause of my UTI woes. (It’s not deadly, just makes me uncomfortable)

  9. Happy blogoversary! Wow I didn’t know you started your blog pregnant ha. I started the book blog the day hubby deployed. Facing life changes is a good time to blog.

  10. Happy Blogoversary!!! I’m so happy for you and that you’re still doing it. Because gosh, it’s so hard. Your dedication is amazing. I’m holding out hope for you to vacation too! You deserve it. May 2020 bring about a better year. And decade.

    Something that happened six years ago? Good question. Hmm… 2013 is like a blank space in my mind, I was back home by then. according to Tumblr, yes, I did actually check, I was watching Pretty Little Liars, Boy Meets World, and wanting to write more (but not doing so much).

    And wishing the happiest birthday to Sammy. ????

  11. Kel

    CONGRATULATIONS, Shannon! That’s wonderful! But also, wow, you’ve had a rough couple of weeks. Definitely take some time for you. I’m pretty bad about taking vacations too, but if you find yourself in the Philly area, I have a couch you can crash on. 🙂 And six years ago…I think that’s when I started my blog, too! Just a few months later, which I totally would have forgotten without this, haha. Congrats again!

  12. Happy blog anniversary Shannon! Whoa, time does really fly! 6 years ago I was just starting my high school ahaha. I think I started my blog around the same time, except I started as in I just made the blog and then proceed to neglect it for another year ahaha! But I remembered that day clearly (it was on my freshman year) and I can’t believe it’s been 6 years now!

  13. Beth W

    Congrats!! You’ve been through a lot in the past 6 years, and you’ve also contributed a lot to my personal TBR pile, my education, my awareness of some things, my watch list, my fandom of The 100 (and its actors), etc. So THANKS! 😀

    Sic years ago was 2013, so…uhm…..I have no idea what happened back then. 😀

  14. Larissa

    Six years ago I was actually blogging regularly 😉 LOL. I have a weird nostalgic mood currently and really miss blogging. I have been doing a lot of reading now that I am done my undergrad and working full time weirdly. I miss spitting out my views into the internet void. But mainly my blogging friends like you <3 I am so glad this blog is going strong and expect this to continue for many more years! Happy six-year anniversary! That really is something to celebrate 😀 Love you, and I hope you're doing well.

  15. Happy blogoversary! Sounds like fun times at your house right now. (Ahem.) Fingers crossed that you get that vacation! Six years ago… um, is it pitiful that absolutely nothing stands out for me? The years are totally blending together at this point. LOL

  16. April

    Happy Blogoversary! Six years ago.. hmmm. Not sure of anything that stands out that I can think of. But have a Happy Halloween.

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