Though my literal blogoversary was back in June, I hardly think two posts between then and December 31, 2011 constitutes being an active blog. I had another blog that I spent a lot more time with, and I was doing a lot of writing on my own projects, so I never really took this one seriously. Then I took it TOO SERIOUSLY once I started. Anywho, my first post was Top Books of 2011 And Why I'm Glad They Haven't Pressed Charges. I suppose it's only right that I do a top books for this year. Hell, let's do it going back to the first post! (Okay, that's mostly because I was too lazy to do a wrap-up post last year, but that's neither here nor there.) On with it, then, and click on the covers to read my reviews!
Favorite Science Fiction
Favorite Literary Fiction
No Words to Review... Yet
So those are my favorite books over the past two years that I can think of on the spot. (I may or may not be writing this post frantically the night before I'm due to post it, even though I've been planning this for months.) Now for some blogs (and bloggers) that I've kept up with over the years!
First and foremost, I need to mention Tami at Krazy Book Lady. When I started blogging, she took me under her wing and showed me the ropes. I did a few reviews and blog tours on her blog, and then I did Top Ten Tuesday for her for a while. I learned so much from her about how things are done in the blogosphere, and we've managed to stay in touch after all this time. Tami is a really neat lady, and I hope that she comes back to blogging as much as she did one of these days.
Next, I have to mention Christina at Reader of Fictions. I think she's the first person that I can recall consistently returning to my blog to comment or talk to me on Twitter. I've never been one to interact much with many other bloggers (I'm shy and I was working crazy hours), so it was nice to see a friendly face. On top of that, she's a fantastic reviewer who reads a shitton of books. Whenever I'm stumped by a patron who is looking for that perfect book, I always know I can scan her blog or hit her up for help. Also, she brings joy to my Thursdays (and I'm sure many of yours, as well) with her delicious servings of Cover Snark.
I think the blogger that I had the most fun getting to know over the past two years was Ashley at Wholly Books! We were partnered together in the 2nd Annual YA Crush Tourney hosted by The YA Sisterhood as Team Percy, and though Percy was beaten in the first round, I still had a good time. Also, I am eternally grateful to her for buying me a signed copy of The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan last year because OH MY GOD WHAT I SPENT ON The House of Hades! But that's neither here nor there - she's an awesome chick who has always been a lot of fun to chat with.
Another important lady is the talented, awesome, wonderful, etc., Avery from Avery's Book Nook who has redesigned my blog for me, installed it, and did several little things for so much less than she's worth. If you're looking for a fantastic design for your blog or website, go check out Avery's Designs to see if there's something there for you. (At her prices, I can pretty much guarantee there is.)
Last, but certainly not least, are my co-bloggers here on Bibliophilia, Please. I've known Will since before I started the blog, so we've had quite a few years to squee together over Kevin Hearne. He's made blogging fun, and I hate that he's been MIA. Amber came on board just a few short months ago, but she hit the ground running! Within two weeks of me putting up the ad for a new co-blogger and contacting her, she already had her first review ready to go up. Like Will and I, our reading interests are very similar, so it's fun to discuss books with her.
Now these are just highlights of my favorite bloggers, but they have, without a doubt, kept things fun and made my life less stressful the past two years. If you're interested in more blogs that I enjoy and have followed for the past two years, my favorites are on the bottom of the right sidebar.
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Thanks so much for hanging out with me for the past two years, and I hope we have many more together!
Happy blogoversary Kayla! And more power to your blog!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Cherry! I really appreciate you hanging out here over the years. :-)Delete
I would love to win The Obsidian Blade :)ReplyDelete
I hope you have better luck with it than I did!Delete
I would love to have the cuckoo's calling, shatter me,and the selection =)))ReplyDelete
The Selection is a fantastic read - good luck!Delete
Congratulations! I'd like to win Black City. I keep thinking I want to start this series.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I didn't have a lot of luck with Black City, but I do mean to read the second book because of the great world-building. Hopefully you enjoy it more than I did. :-)Delete
Thanks for the awesome giveaway! There are almost too many good books to choose from :) But going alphabetically I'd have to say I'd pick Cress by Marissa Meyer. Thanks again!ReplyDelete
That's a great choice! I can't wait to get my hands on a hardcover copy. :-)Delete
First off Congrats on 2 years!!! Secondly, Thanks for the awesome Giveaway I've always wanted to read Marie Antoinette Serial Killer so Id prob choose that one. Lastly, Here's to another two years of blogging and also a Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
Congrats on two years!! I would probably pick PanicReplyDelete
I would choose Splintered by A.G. Howard. I have heard such awesome things about it but I haven't read it myself yet. Congratulations on the 2 year milestone. Happy New Year!!ReplyDelete
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze ChooReplyDelete
I would choose Poison by Bridget Zinn.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on two years! Thanks for the giveaway :)
Happy Blogoversary!! Congrats on two years and thanks for the giveaway. I would choose Splintered by A.G. Howard. It was my top favorite read of 2013. :DReplyDelete
Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on your achievements :) I'd love to win Mystic City by Theo Lawrence :DReplyDelete
Congratulations! I'd choose These Broken Stars :D Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
Happy 2 year blogoversary! Woot woot!ReplyDelete
Lots of great books already reviewed. I'd pick Acid, Antigoddess, or maybe Scarlet.
Happy Blogoversary I would choose All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill thank you for the great giveaway!ReplyDelete
Happy blogoversary! I'd love to win No One Else Can Have You! Seems like a really polarizing book among reviewers so I'd love to check it out!ReplyDelete
Happy 2nd Blogoversary! I'd love to own a copy of Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. :)ReplyDelete
Splintered by A.G. Howard!! Thanks for the givaway!!ReplyDelete
All three, thanks!ReplyDelete
Happy 2nd Blogoversary Kayla!!! I wish you many more great years to come!!!ReplyDelete
Forgot to put which book...you have so many books to choose from I really don't know yet which one. Thank you so much for a chance to win in your amazing giveaway!!!Delete
I think I would love winning The Bone Season & The Cuckoo’s Calling the most!! :) Thank you for the incredible giveaway and happy 2nd Blogoversary!!ReplyDelete
Happy Blogoversary! I'd love to get my hands on Splintered!ReplyDelete
Happy Blogoversary! I wish to win Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff. I wish you more successful years to come.ReplyDelete
I think I'd chose Pawn or The Raven Boys. Thanks so much!ReplyDelete
Happy Blogoversary! I would like to win All Our Yesterdays.ReplyDelete
Happy Blogiversary!! Wishing you many more years of fun, success, and all out AWESOMENESS! <3 I would choose Scarlet or Stormdancer. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Happy Blogoversary! I would choose Earth Girl, as that one intrigues me. :)ReplyDelete
Splintered, Ghost Bride, Dust Girl, Destiny Rewritten, Scarlet...it's too hard to choose! lolReplyDelete
Oh also I hope things get back to normal for you soon!ReplyDelete
maybe The Cuckoo’s Calling
I would pick Cress!ReplyDelete
Happy blogoversary! There's so many good books to choose from, but I would have to go with All Our Yesterdays! I've wanted to read that ever since its came out, but I never go to it!ReplyDelete
Happy, happy, happy blogoversary and wishing you many more to come! :)ReplyDelete
I would choose either All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill or Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson.
Thanks for a giveaway! :)