Friday, August 5, 2011

Blogoversary Celebration Time!

The best thing about book blogging (besides the books of course) is the people! I am so honoured to be a part of such a great group. Thank you for stopping by and for sharing your love of books with me.  From my exploding TBR piles to the friendships made along the way ... things would not be the same without you!

***Passes around virtual cake with Smarties (the Canadian candy coated chocolate kind)***

I want to give back to my readers, my thank you for stopping buy and feeding my bookish addiction! Since it is my second blogoversary, there will be TWO winners of a book of your choice from Book Depository (Max $15 value). It is open internationally, assuming Book Depository ships to you.

To enter, please leave a comment below sharing your TWO favorite read this past year, then fill out the form below. I do ask that you be a follower to enter as this is a celebration of sharing and I hope to see you back again! Spreading the word is not necessary, but for those that do, have a special prize for you! Since I live and breathe chocolate, I will send one winner & a box of yummy Smarties (those colourful chocolates in the picture above), simply leave me a link in the comments!

To start it off, my two favorite reads this year were:

We'll Always Have Summer

We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han - The last book of Belly, Conrad & Jeremiah *sniff*

Check out my review here!

Red Glove (Curse Workers, Book 2)
Red Glove by Holly Black - Where Holly makes you fall in love with a con-man and self-described jerk :D

Check out my review here!


  1. Two favourites this year are:
    Hounded by Kevin Hearne
    Waterfall by Lara T. Bergren

  2. Happy Blogoversary!

    My 3 favorite reads of the year so far are the Hunger Games books. I'm absolutely dying for the movie now! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Kelsey aka poisnivyred

  3. Happy Blogoversary!
    My favorite two books I have read this year are Significance by Shelly Crane and Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace

  4. The Iron Druid series by Kevin Hearne and Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews.
    Jennifer K Jovus
    kjovus at gmail dot com

  5. Congrats, Mel! And my two favorites are Divergent (sorry, I have to go with the crowd on that one) and Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick. Though it's hard to decide on the second one...

  6. Happy Blogversary and not entering :)
    Many Many many more fun times

  7. Ooooh this is really tough. Well.. I really enjoyed Wither by Lauren DeStefano and The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima


  8. CONGRATS!!! happy blog birthday :)

    My two favorite books so far have been White cat and red glove by Holly black I secretly think i am in love with cassel


  9. Congrats on 2 wonderful years! I'm not entering the contest but thought I add my 2 cents about my fave reads. This year I have utterly loved Hounded by Kevin Hearne and Where She Went by Gayle Foreman.

  10. Awesome contest!

    Thank you and congratulations!

    My two favs: Matched & Tyger Tyger :)

    Thanks again!

  11. Happy blogoversary!!

    My two faves this year: Blood Red Road by Moira Young and Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  12. Happy blogiversary! Super exciting! I would have to say that two of my favorite reads (so far) this year have to be If I Stay/Where She Went by Gayle Foreman (they count as one because I read them together :)) and Personal Demons by Lisa Desroachers. I would add Wildefire by Karsten Knight too...but I am not done with it yet :) Thanks so much for sharing your blogiversary!

  13. Hmmm, only 2 books! That's hard.

    I'd go with:
    Bloodlines by Skyla Dawn Cameron
    City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

    Thank you and Happy Happy Blog Birthday! Looking forward to chatting and blogging with you for many more years to come!

  14. Happy blog birthday! Two of my favorite reads were:
    Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
    Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

  15. Congratulations! Happy anniversary! :)

    Two faves so far this year are You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin and Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal.

  16. Happy Anniversary!!

    two of my fave reads this year..hmmm

    Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
    Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys

  17. Happy 2 years!

    Two of my favs this year were:
    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (sob!)
    Anna & The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (swoon!)

  18. happy blogoversary!!

    my two favourite reads this year were:
    The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter
    Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

    GFC-Janhvi Jagtap

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  19. Happy blogoversary! :)

    Probably... Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and If I Stay by Gayle Forman or Divergent by Veronica Roth... can't decide! Thanks so much!

  20. Happy blogoversary! Congrats on two years, and thanks for the giveaway :).

    My two favourite reads were: Divergent and Anna and the French Kiss! Both amazing books :).

  21. Happy Blogoversary!

    Two of my favorites this year are Hounded and The Leftovers. Different genres, but both great reads!

  22. Happy Blogoversary!!!!

    my favorites this year are Warm Bodies and Rot and Ruin!

  23. My two favorite reads were:
    - Anna and the French Kiss
    - The Body Finder

  24. Happy Blogoversary!!!!

    My 2 favorites have been WITHER & DIVERGENT.


  25. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and Delirium by Lauren Oliver

  26. Happy Blogoversary!

    Only two??? Hmmm . . . How about:

    The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
    Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

  27. Happy Blogversary!

    Hmm...this is a toughie...

    I think I'd have to choose

    City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare
    Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

  28. Congratulations!!

    Hmm...I would have to say The Near Witch and Texas Gothic!

  29. Happy 2 Year Blogoversary!!!
    (cue confetti and fireworks)

    My two favorite reads this year:
    - Divergent by Veronica Roth
    - Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler

    Thanks so much, and Happy Blogoversary again! :)

  30. My Two favorite reads this year would also be "Red Glove" by Holly Black (LOVE the Curse Workers Series, can't wait for Black Heart:))and "The Iron Queen", Julie Kagawa. But I am reading "Graceling" right now and it is shaping up to be a possible runner up!

    Thanks for the Giveaway:)

  31. Happy Blog Birthday! And thanks for the giveaway. My two favorite reads this year (so far) have been Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers and then I have to say I agree with your choice of We'll Always Have Summer. I loved that book. And that series, but that book was my fav.
    I tweeted about the giveaway here:!/Piano_Freak_95/status/100346091903520768
    <3 Alexis

  32. Happy Two Years!
    If I can only pick two books it will be "Kiss Of Snow" and "Magic Slays". Thanks so much for the chance to win. New Follower.

  33. Happy 2nd Blogiversary
    My two favorite books have been Burn the Night by Jocelynn Drake and Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill.

  34. Happy 2 years! Thanks for the Giveaway!
    Two of my favs this year were:
    *Ascend by Amanda Hocking
    *The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson


  35. My two favourite reads this year would be The Edge of Night by Jill Sorenson and Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning (though I've read heaps of other awesome books too, such as rereading HP 4, 5, 6, 7 and Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost).
    Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on the 2 year Blogversary!

    GFC - JessS

  36. Happy blogoversary!!! I'm getting Red Glove from the library soon, awesome to know it's one of your fave reads this year =)

  37. My two favorite reads this year has been Smokin' Seveenteen by Janet Evanovich and The Night Season by Chelsa Cain. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    Anita Yancey

  38. Happy Blogoversary! My two favourite reads this year so far are Still Missing by Chevy Stevens and Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward.

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  39. Happy Blogoversary!! New follower here and this is my tweet link!/francyp79/status/100560880978247680

    My Fave reads so far have been Accused by Kate Kaynak and Forbidden by Jana Oliver (which I;m still reading). These are really great books!

  40. My favorite books so far this year are "Dragon Virus" by Laura Anne Gilman and "Magic on the Hunt" by Devon Monk.

    bigferret at email dot com

  41. Happy blogoversary! Two of my favorite reads so far are An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy and Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

  42. Happy blogoversary!

    It is very hard to say which are my two favorite books for this year, but here is the top two I can think of.
    1)The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
    2)A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford

  43. Happy blogoversary!

    There were quite a few books I read this year that I really enjoyed; & unfortunately some that were so awful I couldn't even finish.

    Off the top of my head 2 that I particularly liked (i read mostly romance):

    Gallant Waif by Ann Gracie
    Night of Fire by Barbara Samuel

  44. Happy Blogoversary! :)

    I've read a lot of good books this year, And it's so hard for me to pick what book is my favorite of them all. So, okay, here goes---

    -Store-bought Baby by Sandra Belton (I cried a lot when I'm reading this)
    -City of Bones by Cassie Clare (actually, the whole series)

    Thanks so much for sharing us your success! I'm wishin' you more successful years to come!


  45. Two of my favorites so far this year are Blood Red Road and Water for Elephants.
    Happy Blogoversary!
    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  46. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I am a new follower on GFC as Suz and I would love to win! Two favorites so far this year are White Cat by Holly Black and Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card.

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  47. Two of my favorites this year:

    Forever/Maggie Stiefvater
    Wolfsbane/Andrea Cremer

    jennifer.kalman at gmail dot com

  48. Two of my faves...

    The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

    Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

  49. yay, you!!!

    enclave by ann aguirre
    and delirium by lauren oliver.
    i also must throw in the near witch by victoria schwab!!

    americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com

  50. My favourite would be City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare and Nightshade by Andrea Cremer :)
    Happy Blogoversary!♥

  51. Two faves:
    Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
    The Host by S. Meyer

    GFC: xlacrimax

  52. I put your giveaway in my sidebar:


  53. Wow, happy blogoversary!
    My number one favourite is the Night HUnter series by Jeaniene Frost, but I also love Kresley Cole's Immortal After Dark series and the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R.Ward <3

    Thanks for the giveaway,

  54. My 3 favorite reads of the year:
    1. The Hunger Game series
    2. The mortal instrument series
    3. Divergent

    Happy Blogoversary!
    Thanks so much!

  55. Two of my favourite reads this year were Stray and the sequel novels in Rachel Vincent's Shifters series and What I Did for a Duke by Julie Anne Long.

    Congratulations on 2 years of blogging, and here's to many more! :-)

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  56. Happy blogoversary!
    Two of my favorites:
    The Passage by Justin Cronin
    The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. Happy blogoversary! I found you via Better Know A Blogger, loved your answers :)

    Two of my favourite reads this year:
    The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
    The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. My favorite books I have read so far this year are Looking for Alaska by John Green and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
    Awesome giveaway!

  59. Congratulations on two years of blogging!!

    My two favorite books so far this year are: Hounded by Kevin Hearne and Dead Iron by Devon Monk:)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  60. Happy Blogversary!

    My two favorite books are What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman and Creep by Jennifer Hillier.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  61. Congratulations on your second blogoversary! That's really impressive!

    My two favourites have to be:

    Across the Universe by Beth Revis and
    Spellbound by Kelley Armstrong.


  62. My two favorite read this year was Before I fall by Lauren Oliver (A thought provoking novel!) and another is ILLUSIONS by Aprilynne Pike (3rd book in the Wings Series which I love very much!)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  63. My two favourite reads have been Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

    Thanks for the great giveaway:)


  64. My favouritest reads this year was Hounded by Kevin Hearne and Ghost Story by Jim Butcher. There are a few more but the contest only asked for two so I thought I better limit it to two then :)

    Follower. My GFC name is Cherry.

    Twitted about your giveaway at:!/cherrymischivus/status/102387252851781633

    Shared at Facebook:


    Re-posted at my comp blog at:

    Happy blogoversary Mel!! :)

    Cherry Mischievous
    cherrymischif-darkward [at] yahoo [dot] com

  65. My favorite 2 reads this year so far are:
    Retribution (Sherrilyn Kenyon) and Shift (Jeri Smith-Ready). :) I also really enjoyed many others, but those are top ones.

    I shared on twitter:

  66. Yikes! Two favorites? Okay, Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini, definitely! And... Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver!

    ambience.of.rain {at}

  67. Lots of great books this year. My most two recent favorites:

    Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
    Vampire Instinct by Joey W Hill

    cathy m
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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  69. Fuzzy Nation and Sleight of Hand were my 2 favorite reads this year!

  70. Half-Blood and City Of Fallen Angels.
    Just brilliantly wonderful reads!

  71. Okay, I've read a lot of fantastic books this year, but I'll just pick two real quick:

    Where She Went and Divergent.

  72. Books have such an unfortunate habit of lingering in my TBR's almost embarrassing to admit that I only just read The Hunger Games this year. And it was incredible.

    Also: Feed by Mira Grant. I was biting my nails for two months waiting for that sequel.

  73. My favotite reads this year have been the books in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.

    Thanks for letting us share in your blogoversary and many more years of happy blogging.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  74. Congrats, it has been wonderful following you.
    My 2 favourite reads this year so far are:
    Copycat by Erica Spindler
    Breakneck by Erica Spindler
    These 2 books are super.

  75. I loved The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart and HIVE by Mark Walden.

  76. I loved Divergent by Veronica Roth and Hourglass by Myra Mcentire!;) Thanks!


  77. Die for me by Amy Plum and Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins! Both were awesome reads:)


  78. Two fav reads: Forgotten by Cat Patrick and Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi


  79. I liked Love Story by Jennifer Echols and Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker.


  80. Hmm...tough choice, but I especially liked Bad Taste In Boys (Carrie Harris) and Divergent (Veronica Roth) ~

    GFC follower: Zest
    zestmiller at gmail dot com

  81. Happy blogoversary! :D
    I really enjoyed City of Glass by Cassandra Clare and Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

    readingowling AT gmail DOT com

  82. Congratulations and thank you for such a wonderful contest! :D

    My two favorite reads this have been:
    Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey
    A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

  83. Thanks for the contest!:) I really liked Stay by Deb Caletti and What Happened To Goodbye by Sarah Dessen, and I think you would love them too!

    wonderwhispers AT gmail DOT com

  84. Happy Blogoversary!! My favorite reads were Pale Demon by Kim Harrison and Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews. Thank you.

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com