Tuesday, May 13, 2014

1000th Blog Post & A Giveaway to Celebrate it!!!


Hello lovely Followers and Fans of Blood,Sweat and Books. Today after some 2 plus years blogging I celebrate my 1000th post *throws confetti*!! To help celebrate, I present to you a video that sums up my joy of this occasion.


OK phew got that out of my system. In all seriousness though I couldn't have gotten this far without the love and support from you all. Each like, share, comment and recommendation means the world to me. Thanks for being awesome! Before I get all sentimental, I want to give a big shout out to Giselle from Xpresso reads (Follow her HERE she's awesome). Her encouragement is what really pushed me to start blogging in the first place and I'll be forever grateful for that.

Cue the sentimental stuff!!

When I first started blogging my goal was mainly to just keep a record for myself of all the books I've read and my thoughts on them and hey if an Author thought I was worthy of reading their book that was good enough compensation for me. Flash forward 2 years and here I am writing my 1000th blog post. While I still blog mainly for my own amusement. I now care about the community I'm apart of. I also spend way too much time obsessing about whether or not my content is good enough and though my TBR is a mile long I still try to read every single arc that comes my way even if it may take me longer than I'd like to do so. What hasn't changed? My joy of reading and helping to spread that love with all of you. That has been the constant that keeps me coming back. Here's looking ahead to 1000 more!

Finally here's a couple of fun facts about my blog you may or may not know:

My very first Review on the blog was Pyxis by K.C. Neal on January 28th of 2012!!

My very first Author request came from Kendall Grey asking me to review her book Inhale.

My very first Meme created was Trailer Tuesday where I shared the Book trailer for Born Wicked.

My 500th blog post was a Weekly Wrap Up where I had just switched to Bloglovin with the closure of Google Reader. Sadly I never even noticed this milestone.
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Now since this is a super huge and awesome milestone I figured I'd celebrate with a small Giveaway! Since I unfortunately can't afford to give away a thousand smackeroos I decided to give away 1000 pennies instead. For those of you like me who are math challenged that's $10 to spend any way you want on either The Book Depository or Amazon. Just want a Giftcard to use at a later time? That's fine as well.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway Rules:

-Must Be 13 Years Old To Enter. If under 18 and chosen winner please get parental permission before sending me your address.

-Giveaway will be Open Internationally and run May 13-May 23. Winner will be announced the next morning and will have 48 hours to respond with Shipping Details before I announce an alternate winner.

32 comments:

  1. The entire The Selection series! I loved every book and I LOVED The One <3

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    1. I have yet to start that series. I've heard good things about it though.

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  2. oh that's hard and the year is not even half finished^^;; hum hearts under siege by natalie damschroder is one that i enjoyed a lot ( not the only one^^) or "no ifs ands or bears about it"
    congrats on reaching such a millestone^^ i do enjoy your blog a lot thanks to your simplicity^^

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    1. Thanks, I think lol. Haven't heard of the book mentioned. I will have to look it up on Goodreads.

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  3. Ooh wow that's a big feat I don't even keep track I should go check what my count it. Probably in the 600s or so. Whoot! *high five*

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    1. Blogger keeps track for me lol. If it didn't have that shiny number on top I'd probably not have noticed until I passed it lol.

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  4. Well, I really loved to all the boys i've loved before!

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  5. I haven't read much books this year unfortunately. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. My favorite book so far is Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. :) Congrats on reaching such a milestone!

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  7. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    Lots of awesome books this year!

    The Elite by Kiera Cass!!

    Loved it!

    Also Just Listen by Sarah Dessen.

    Thank you and congrats!

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  8. Funny, I never notice ANY of our milestones. :P You must post an awful lot...we just celebrated three years and only have about 1200 posts. I didn't post nearly as much as we do now when I first started the blog, though. Anyway, congrats on the milestone...I look forward to reading 1000 more of your posts! :D

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    1. Well I try and post daily and sometimes I'll post multiple times. I guess it just all adds up over time. Also thanks :)

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  9. hmm.. Lets see now. I loved the Pure series by Julianna Baggot, and I also loved Love Letters to The Dead, all 5 star books for me

    88dreamers @ Seriesly Reading

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  10. I have 3 so far, The Rosie Project, Fury (The Cure #1), and How To Tell Toledo From The Night Sky.

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  11. Probably the Lunar Chronicles series I cant believe I waited this long to read it!

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  12. This is a tough one, but I really loved More Than This by Patrick Ness!

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  13. I absolutley loved the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell! <3

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  15. Loved Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. My favorite book so far this year was Anna and the king of Siam by Margaret Landon. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  17. I have so many favourite books, but one that I read lately was The Warrior by Victoria Scott.
    Congrats on the 1000th post, mine came and went and I missed it lol!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. If I had been up to snuff on my pre-scheduling posts I probably would've missed mine as well lol.

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  18. Gosh that's a hard question! I've enjoyed plenty, but just some of them are Boys Like You
    by Juliana Stone, Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott, Uninvited by Sophie Jordan, On the Fence by Kasie West, The Treatment by Suzanne Young. I could be here all day, but you get the picture. Congratulations on all your accomplishments. That is so wonderful. Thank you for sharing this giveaway and everything else with all of us.

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  19. I loved Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep so far this year. Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  20. My favorite book so far this year is Point of No Return by Tiffany Snow. I read & loved it yesterday.

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