It's my Birthday!! +GIVEAWAY

Saturday, February 28, 2015

So today is a special day for me...

That's right, today is my birthday, and I'm officially 25... yes, I know, I'm a quarter of a century. I should feel so old hahaha!

I've been through a lot in my 25 years of life, I've had some awesome experiences, some learning experiences, and some experiences that though they weren't enjoyable, they have made me into who I am today.

I want to tell you guys how happy I am that I have such a supportive community. Some of you who follow me have been by my side through thick and thin, and this is where I want to let you know that I truly do appreciate you! 
So I want to thank a few of you personally:

Becca from Pivot Book Reviews:
You are an absolute doll. I'm so glad that we met up for coffee last fall, because that was the start of our awesome kickass friendship. I want you to know that I appreciate you and your wicked snark and deep love for books. Our friendship is something that I'm so happy that we didn't miss out on, because it would have been really easy just to stay Internet friends, but even our introverted selves would not allow it. And I'm so glad that I can call you one of my best friends. Love you, sweet friend!

Britt, you are so fierce, Girl! And I want to thank you for being there for me through all the times that I was down and needed encouragement. You are seriously one of the sweetest girls I've had the privilege to be friends with. I can't wait to tackle the awesomeness and craziness that is BEA with you come May.

Kayla from The Thousand Lives:
You have quickly become one of my favorite people on the Internet. I feel like we have the same fangirling tendencies, and it's so nice to know that I'm not alone. I really can't wait to get to know you better, because you are AWESOME! Your encouragement and kindness reminds me to keep moving forward. I always love when we have our random conversations. You're amazing and everyone should realize this!

Cait from Paper Fury:
Ahhh Cait, my queen! You have been such a fun person to get to know over this past year! You have really inspired me to be a better blogger and have fun with life. I've truly enjoyed becoming friends and flailing about amazing books with you! I hate that we live an ocean away, but know that even though I haven't met you in person, I think you are amazing! 

To Jamie and Addison:
Ah my good friends! You have been amazing to me this year. Jamie, I've truly enjoyed having you around on the blog and I love that we still see each other every so often even though we live 7 hours away. I miss you, and know I can't wait for the next time I see you! Addison, you have been fantastic this year. Our love of books has blown up exponentially, and so has the awesomeness of our friendship. Thank you for being you and for being so fiercely loyal. You are wonderful (with glitter all around).

I know there are a lot of you who I missed, but know that I really REALLY appreciate your friendship!!! You all are such amazing people, and I'm so fortunate to be a part of such a great group of book bloggers!

Now, for the party!!!

I want to celebrate with you guys by hosting a giveaway! 
This is both international and US. If the winner is outside of the US, you will receive a book of your choice up to $10 as long as Book Depository ships to you
If you are in the US, you will receive the books shown in the picture below. Make sure to check out my Giveaway and Privacy Policy.


31 comments:

  1. Happy birthday and to many more!

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you have a wonderful day! A quarter of a century sounds so old, but 25 is still soooo young though. I'm turning 21 this yaer -and yes, I do feel a bit panicky about it, even though it doesn't have any specific meaning since I live in Europe.

    I agree about the community. Everyone is so supportive here! I was doubting at first whether to make a blog, but I'm so glad I did!

    Thank you for the giveaway -and for making it accessible to international people like me! :D

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    1. OF course! Thanks for dropping by!!! For the most part, this community is amazing!

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  3. Happy birthday! It's such a generous idea to celebrate with a giveaway - now everyone else can celebrate with you!
    Beth x
    www.thequietpeople.com

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  4. Happy Birthday! I wish you health and love to you and those you cherish!!! And thank you for the giveaway!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Amanda! Although I've just followed you a few months back I can say that you're an amazing blogger and artist! ENJOY YOUR DAY *cheers* <3

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    1. Awe, thanks so much!!! i really appreciate it! I hope you enjoy following my blog in the future!

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  6. Happy birthday my sweet friend! Love you!

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    1. I love you more!!! Thank you!!!!! xoxox

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  7. Another FEBRUARY baby! I love finding people that share my birthday month. :) HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you enjoy it and maybe even receive some books! :)

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    1. awe yay! And happy belated birthday to YOU!

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  8. Happy Birthday Amanda! Hope this next year is a great year. :)

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  9. Awwww I have a HUGE smile on my face right now ^_^ *smooshes you* Happy birthday!!! And a quarter of a century is quite an accomplishment - lord it over all the munchkins you know and no one will say a thing ;)

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  10. Happy Birthday! I turned 25 this month too (and I'm hosting a giveaway you should enter!) - https://confessionsofabookgeek.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/its-my-birthday-tag-and-giveaway/ out of all the birthdays I've had for the past 5 years, 25 is really standing out for me, feel like a "proper" grown up now! R x

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    1. Happy belated birthday to you!! Yay for 25, though I don't know if I will ever really get ahold of this whole adulting thing. hahaha!!!

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  11. Happy birthday! I hope it's a great one and thank you for sharing the celebration with us :)

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  12. Happy Birthday, Amanda! I definitely know what you mean about ups and downs, but I think we all have them. It's the fact that we make it through the downs to have more ups that counts :D

    I am so grateful for this supportive community as well, because everyone has given me such happiness, and friendship, and it all makes me so warm and fuzzy inside. I could not have believed book blogging would be anything like what it has turned out to be. Which is amazing and wonderful!

    I hope you had an amazing day ^.^ <3

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    1. Thank you, Chiara! I've really enjoyed getting to know you over the past months. You're right, there are some great people here in the blogging community! Thanks for being you and running such a lovely blog! :)

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  13. OMG, I am SO LATE, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMANDA!!!!!! <3

    Rosie // Rosie Reads

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  14. Happy Birthday! Hope you had lots of fun :-)

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  15. Thank you for giving people this opportunity and happy birthday! I hope you had a great time. :)

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  16. Happy belated birthday! What a great idea to have a giveaway to celebrate your birthday.

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  17. Happy birthday! Nice how you thank people

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  18. Happy Birthday and thanks for the generous giveaway! :)

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  19. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful way to celebrate! Loved Shiver and can't wait to read the others here! Thanks for the chance to win!

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