Saturday, July 3, 2010

Whoa! Wicked Good Books 1st Blogiversary & Giveaway!!

Since it's my blogiversary, I thought I'd tell you all how my book blog came to be. Throughout my life, I have found many things that I really enjoy now by accidently stumbling upon them. Here is one example: Well, one summer day, I was reading Sarah Dessen's livejournal and she mentioned that Susane Colasanti was having some sort of contest. Now, at this point in time, the amount of book giveaways that I had entered came up to zero. Sure, I went on a couple of author blogs and book sites (like mugglenet.com,) but before this day, I really hadn't seen a giveaway to win a book. I thought it was so cool, so I immediately entered her contest and as I was looking at some of the comments, I randomly clicked on another users and this is how I found out about the book blog world.....
This livejournal user (I wish I remember the account name!) had some entry about Sarah Ockler's Twenty Boy Summer Scavenger Hunt. I had never even heard of Sarah Ockler or her book but I definitely was intrigued by it! I clicked on the link and went on Sarah's site to find more about this virtual scavenger hunt and then, I found links to book blogs where there were clues and other things for it. These blogs were the first book blogs that I had read. I didn't even know there were such things as blogs for book reviews and such! I have always been a blogger, so I quickly created a book blog it was initially called Wicked Books, but someone thought it sounded like books about Wicked (you know, the musical) and so, I changed it to Wicked Good Books because I loved the sound of it. Wicked is one of my favorite words and it reminds me of Boston, which I love. So, there you have it! This is the story of how I came to be in the world of book blogging!
Thanks to Genevieve and Korianne who gave me lots of tips on making my blog better when I first started blogging! First Follower: Genevieve (yay!) First Review: Identical by Ellen Hopkins First Author Interview: Sasha Soren Sasha Soren, Jennifer Laurens, Daisy Whitney, and Michelle Zink are some of the author's that I think are really fantastic and so, so nice! It has been awesome talking to them! You should definitely check out their sites and books. Some of my favorite book blogs and bloggers are: Steph Su Reads, Books By Their Covers, Bookworming in the 21st Century, Bites, The Story Siren, Pop Culture Junkie, The Page Flipper, Sophsikatied Reviews, and adventures of cecelia bedelia (You can find their links in my blogroll) I would really like to thank my regular commenters! Nina, Michelle, Maura, and everyone else on the Top Commentators list, thank you! You guys always make me smile when I see a comment that you left! All in all, it's been a pretty freakin' awesome year! I hope next year I can go to BEA or ALA and more author events! That would be wicked.
GIVEAWAY!
I thought it was only fitting that I do a giveaway for the book that led me to blogging about books AND it's a fantastic summer read! Click here to read my review.
RULES: - Must have a US or Canada address! So, so sorry international readers. There WILL be something for you, I promise! As soon as I get some money. - You do not need to be a follower, but it would be awesome if you were. - Extra Entries: +2 old follower ( as of 7/2) +1 new follower +1 for commenting on my review of Twenty Boy Summer +1 following me on twitter @bianca1946 +1 for each place you link
- Deadline is July 31 at 11:59 PM Central (NOTE: My review isn't up yet, so you can enter the form now and come back and give yourself the +1 IN THE COMMENTS later once I put my review up.) EDIT (7/6): The review is posted HERE.

16 comments:

Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

Happy Blogoversary!!

Candace said...

Happy Blogoversary! And thanks for the giveaway! I've been wishing for this book!

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I've been wondering about your blog name. I thought maybe you were from the East Coast because everything's "wicked good" here!

Rachel Star said...

Very Happy Blogoversary :D

Jackie Noel said...

Happy Blogoversary! Your re-cap on book blogging was somewhat touching. I realize mine is coming up soon! Makes me excited! :) Great giveaway too! I love summer reads!

jacmom said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I just want to say Happy Blogoversary! So fun! I am not entering your contest as I have read and lOVED Twenty Boy Summer. :)

Phanem123 said...

thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

happy blogoversary :)

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KIKA said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! THanks for the awesome giveaway I've been meaning to read this one for quite a while!

Stephanie said...

Congrats!! I entered!! Very cool of you to give this away!! I hope I win..been wanting to read this one!

Ekta said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Chantel said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristen said...

I am so behind!!! GAH! Happy blogoversary girl!! :) ANd may you have many more! :) And it's so sweet that my blog is one of your faves. :) <3 you!

KIKA said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! :D Thanks for the contest, I've been meaning to read this one for a while now!

KIKA said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! :D Thanks for the contest, I've been meaning to read this one for a while now!