Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Celebrating 3 Years Stuck In Books!


Three years ago today, StuckInBooks.com was born!

The first post was a review for Nevermore by Kelly Creagh.

What's happened in 3 years:


 Believe it or not, my blog didn't start purple.

It was a stock blogger design until my daughter got hold of it.

She designed it and drew my little girl reading logo.

I didn't start doing meme's but only reviews.

I wasn't on twitter or Facebook.

I only had a desire to share my love of books and talk about the ones I've read.


My blog today:

I still have that desire to share my love and passion about BOOKS!

I love my followers and I have a lot of them but more importantly, I LOVE the pageviews!


I have followers on

GFC
Email
Bloglovin
Feedly
Networked Blogs
Linky
G+
Twitter
Facebook

Books I've read!

In 2011, I read 139 books
In 2012, I read 135 books
In 2013, I read 182 books

The author I read the most?


I'm sure you are NOT surprised that it's Jennifer L Armentrout

Recently, I did my 2000th post!  What was it?


Meme's

I participate is five meme's every week







MOST IMPORTANTLY

The very best part of this blog has been the great friendships that I have developed.  I have blogger friends, author friends, and reader friends that would NEVER have had without StuckInBooks.

The online reading community is so awesome.  From twitter to Facebook and from book conferences to author signings, I have so enjoyed meeting people that share the same passion about books that I do.

Celebration!

How do I intend to celebrate?  Gonna share the love!

I have books that I've read and need a new home.  I have extra copies of books that I've been given or bought at author signings.  I have lots and lots of books!  So I'm GIVING them away.  All this month, I will be sponsoring giveaways to celebrate 3 years Stuck In Books!

First up?

I have a SIGNED ARC of ...

FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell

that I got at BEA.




From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16068905-fangirl?from_search=true

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BMKH5NWhttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fangirl-rainbow-rowell/1114258557?ean=9781250030955

https://twitter.com/rainbowrowell


This one is US/Canada only but there will be others that are INT.  
Hang on for a MONTH of Giveaways!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

85 comments:

  1. Happy Blogoversary!! And Happy New Year!! A double celebration for you!

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  2. Congrats on 3 years! I loved your post :)

    Colletta

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  3. Happy third Blogoversary^^ i really thought it was a lot more already seeing how well know and active you are

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  4. Omg, awesome giveaway! I've read Fangirl, but I would love to have my own copy! Thanks!

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  5. Congrats on the 3 years!! Love to read this book. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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  6. Happy Blogversary! Thanks for all you do.

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  7. Congrats!! Happy 3rd Blogoversary!

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  8. Congrats and Happy Blogoversary!! I love your blog so much!

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  9. Congrats on the huge milestone! I'm looking forward to many more blogging years!

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  10. Happy Blogoversary Val!! Your blog is one of my favorites and I always look forward to your posts :-) Here's to many more!

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  11. Happy 3 years Valerie!!!! I think I've been following you here for almost two years! Super congrats!!! And may more love, good health, books, and reading time come your way in the New Year!!!!!

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  12. Happy Blogoversary, Val! 3 years is incredible. I really want to get that far too :)

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  13. Happy Blogoversary!! And a Happy New Year as well!! Wishing you success in everything you do in the up coming year!

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  14. Happy 3rd Blogoversary!! Here's to another 3 years of awesomeness!

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  15. Happy Blogoversary! Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! Here's to many, many more.

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  16. Congrats on 3 years!!!!! Happy blogoversary and happy new year! :)

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  17. Congrats on 3years :) That is dedication! Have a great new year! This is a great giveaway, so glad it is US/ Canada!

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  18. Happy Blogger-versary! Can I tell you that I'm glad your daughter revamped your blog? I love your logo and color themes! Here's to many more years.

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  19. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! Love your site! Happy New Year and thank you for the giveaway!

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  20. Congratulations on 3 great years!

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  21. Thank you sooooo much for this!!!!
    XOXO
    Bella Carstairs (aka Maria Isabel)

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  22. Congratulations!!! You're blog is awesome. I really enjoy visiting and thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  23. Congrats on your 3 years!!! Thanks for the Giveaway!

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  24. Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  25. omg that long, that is awesome. congrat :)

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  26. Happy 3rd Blogoversary! Thanks for the look back at the past 3 years. You've come a long way.

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  27. Yay!!! I'm so thankful you started blogging and that I met you! Also, this book is mine. ;)

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  28. Happy Blogoversary! Cheers to another year!

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  29. Congrats on your blog's growth! Your daughter did a great job on your logo.
    Dede

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  30. Congratulations on your achievement here. I just found this blog through a giveaway hop and am looking forward to visiting here in future! Happy New Year!

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  31. Valerie- Love your blog! Congrats on three years of getting more awesome all the time.
    Reading Lark's anniversary is in a couple of weeks; please stop by and celebrate with us. :)

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  32. Congratulations on your bloggiversary! How exciting! I'm hoping to hit a milestone like that at some point. :)

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  33. 3 years! I hope I have achieved that much by then. well done.

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  34. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway

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  35. Congrats on 3 years!!!

    Thank you for the giveaway :)

    -Amber Terry-

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  36. Congratulation on 3 wonderful years!

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  37. Hmm, I keep seeing this book everyone. I have to read it to see what all the hype is about.

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  38. You know I love you! Congrats, Pal! What an accomplishment!

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  39. Congrats on 3 years!!!!! And thanks so an awesome giveaway!

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  40. I can't wait to get my hands on this(Fangirl)!!!!! Congratulations for your 3 years!!! :D

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  41. Three years is quite the accomplishment to stick to something, I would love to have that sort of dedication. Happy blogiversary! :)

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  42. Awesome giveaway! I love this book!!

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  43. Congratulations on such a rewarding accomplishment! I'm new to the book blogging community. I partnered up with a blogger this year, and I'm learning all the wonderful aspects that along with it. :) We're celebrating too! Just like Stuck in Books, The Flyleaf Review turned 2 years old this month! Cheers!

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review

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  44. Happy anniversary! Thank you for the chance at this and so many amazing giveaways!

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  45. Happy anniversary! Thank you for the chance at this and so many amazing giveaways!

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  46. I've read Eleanor & Park, but not Fangirl! Congrats on the 3 years of blogging!

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  47. Happy Anniversary!! Congrats on 3 amazing years!! Thank you so much for such an awesome giveaway!!

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  48. Happy Anniversary!! Congrats on 3 amazing years!! Thank you so much for such an awesome giveaway!!

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  49. Congrats on your 3 year celebration! Thanks for the great giveaway event.

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  50. Happy Blogoversary!! Another awesome giveaway from you! Yay! Thanks for this!

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  51. Congrats on 3 years! Wishing you many more!

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  52. Happy 3 years! Hope to see you around for a lot more!

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  53. Congrats on your 3rd anniversary!
    I love receiving new books for reading/reviewing. I appreciate the chance to win one..what a great idea this is.

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  54. Congratulations on an incredible 3 years!

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  55. I'm impressed that you kept track of every book you read! Did you do a review on each one?
    Congrats on your anniversary!

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  56. Congrats on your blogoversary!

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  57. Congratulations on three years running.

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  58. Happy Blogoversary!!! Congrats and to many more years!

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  59. Happy 3rd blogoversary and thank you for this giveaway!

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  60. Happy blogoversary! I really wish you all the best and more succeed and fun with your blog. Have a wonderful celebration!
    And thank you so much for the giveaway. I really really want to read this one.

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  61. Congratulations!! I love how your blog has evolved over time and shows more of who you are!! I love that your daughter designed your logo and think it's fantastic when our kids can partake in our crazy love for books!! I read Eleanor and Park and LOVED it. I have read rave reviews about FanGirl and would be so excited to win it!! Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  62. Congratulations!! It's awesome to read how your blog has evolved and become more tailored to you!! I also love how your daughter drew your logo. It's awesome when our kids can partake in our crazy love for books. I read Eleanor and Park and absolutely LOVED it. I have read rave reviews on FanGirl and would love to win a copy. Thank so much for the opportunity!

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  63. Congratulations on celebrating the 3rd year of Stuck In Books!
    What a wonderful accomplishment. It's hard to believe your page wasn't purple when you started. I don't need to look at the name and I know it's your page!
    I've been hesitant about starting a blog and seeing how you and other people do it makes me want to really try and start it up!
    Thank you for the giveaway, I've heard a lot of wonderful things about Fangirl.
    Happy 3 years!

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  64. Apparently my post didn't show up the first time!

    Well...
    Congratulations Suck In Books on your 3rd year! What a wonderful accomplishment. It's crazy to think that your blog post was another colour before this. Purple & the girl reading logo is what I associate your blog with.
    Thank you for the giveaway! I've heard wonderful things about Fangirl & the author.

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