Celebrating three years of blogging: favorites + a giveaway! (int)

I am thrilled, once again, to be a little bit selfish here and talk about me, myself and my blog.

As you remember, or in case you missed it, I celebrated this week my three years of blogging. Three years of screaming about books and freaking out, basically.

Today, I’m going to be freaking out about things that happened since I’ve been blogging, with a quick and non-exhaustive lists of favorite, blogging moments and things that sort of made me happy, proud, frustrated and so on. Since I always like a little challenge, I limited myself to three things in each category. WATCH ME FAIL.

Favorite books I discovered thanks to book blogging

Let’s be honest for a second. I can’t pick three books, but I can try. Here goes…

 

 

 

 

Honorable mentions to The Color Project, The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, The Forbidden Wish

Okay. There are SO MANY HONORABLE MENTIONS, I could probably write a 3000+ word blog post about all of them…

Most popular blog posts

Side note: everyone has a different definition of popularity. I’m taking here the blog posts that made people comment, since interaction is, for me, what blogging is all about.

  1. On book blogging expectations vs. reality
  2. The struggles of being an international blogger
  3. How to: grow your blog

Basically, people like it when I rant about blogging?!

Blogging achievements

  1. Getting my first ARC (digital ARC: in early 2016 – physical ARC: in september 2017)
  2. Reaching over 1 000 followers
  3. Buying my domain name

Also… spending tons of money on books ? Writing over 500 blog posts? Shouting about books?!

Favorite blogging moments, or things that casually happened since I have been blogging

  1. Finding people I now call some of my closest friends
  2. Getting contacted by an actual author I love to review her book
  3. Whenever someone calls my blog successful ???

Worst blogging moments & feelings I had

Because everything is not sunshine and rainbows and I am always making a point at being honest with my blogging adventure….Also, to be honest, I’m super insecure about every.single.thing.Β 

  1. Feeling all the blogging and ARC envy
  2. Getting frustated because I have absolutely no idea what to write
  3. Feeling overwhelmed and not in my place with blogging

What’s next? Blogging goals for 2018 and more

  1. Self-hosting?
  2. Really try and chill about blogging this year (ah.ah.ah.ah.ah)
  3. Keep on spreading bookish and blogging love as much as I can.

I have SO many blogging goals and things I wish I could do and want to do with blogging. Things that will probably not happen, to be honest, so I’ll just keep this list at three things and keep my fingers crossed!!

To celebrate my three years of blogging, I am giving away to one lucky person any book they want. The giveaway is international (as long as Book Depository ships to you), for any book under 20€.

  • The giveaway will run from December 3rd, 2017, 12.AM CEST, to January 6rd, 2017, 12 A.M, CEST.
  • You must be 18 or older orΒ have your parents’ consent to give your mailing address.
  • The winner will be drawn on January 6th, 2017 and contacted via email. If the winner doesn’t answer in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • BEST OF LUCK!

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE!

Reminder: as a celebration for my three years of blogging, you can also ask me ANY question you want. Head over to my first blog post and leave your comment with your questions, I will answer them all next week on the blog.

Whether you have been blogging for years, months or weeks: what are your favorite discoveries thanks to book blogging? What are some of your favorite books? I would LOVE some recommendations.

What are some of your blogging achievements, or some you’d like to reach? Let me know all your blogging aspirations in comments!

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137 thoughts on “Celebrating three years of blogging: favorites + a giveaway! (int)

  1. Happy 3 years of blogging, Marie! πŸ’• Continue to be a ray of sunshine to this community, and continue to inspire other people when it comes to blogging. Wishing you more happiness with traveling and books. *hugs*

    P.S. A favorite of mine is My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. So happy to have discovered it through book blogging. πŸ’œ

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    1. Oh thank you so, so much for your sweet words Bianca, I don’t know if I deserve so much you’re too sweet ❀ ❀ Thank you!! ❀ ❀

      It's SO funny you should mention My Lady Jane… I just bought it yesterday!! (along with the Holly Bourne book ahah). So glad you loved it so much! <

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    1. I’m SO glad you loved this book – I’m forever grateful to have discovered that one. I need to read more of Jandy Nelson’s books now, she needs to write more ahah πŸ™‚
      thank you so much for your sweet words Kristin, and best of luck for the giveaway πŸ˜€

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  2. Congratulations on three years! I enjoy reading your posts and I’m glad that I found your blog. I enjoy your excitement about reading. Thanks for hosting a giveaway. If I win, I’d like to read Haven.

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  3. omg congrats again on 3 YEARS OF BLOGGING!! THAT’S AN AMAZING ACHEIVEMENTTTTT!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOVEEE YOUR BLOG and I cannot wait to see more posts from you in the future!!!

    Some of my favourite discoveries to blogging. . . omg literally every single book that I’ve read for the past year and a bit?? GOODREADS!!! I didn’t even know it was a thing until I started blogging!!! Some of my favourite books. . . omg SO MEAN!! ummmmmm I’d have to say GEMINA, omg and OUR DARK DUET, and and omg CROOKED KINGDOM annnnnnddddd so many more I cant even.
    Some of my blogging achievements.. . UM 1000 followers was the most recent for me, ummmm I guess one year of blogging too?? UMMMMM I dunno???

    Andddddd OMG thank you for the change to win the giveaway!! ❀ ❀

    AGAIN: CONGRATS ON 3YEARSSSS!!! ADN HERE’S TO MANY MOREEEEE

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    1. Aww thank you so, SO MUCH you are the sweetest and deserve ALL THE HUGS IN THE WORLD ❀ ❀
      Gemina was suuuuuch a crazy book, I am so not ready for the next book to be released?!! I'm SCARED ahah. ❀ ❀

      Congratulations again on your followers and one year of blogging – you are DOING AWESOME AND I AM SO PROUD ❀

      Best of luck for the giveaway!! and thank you again ❀

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      1. *flicks hair* I am amazing, aren’t I????? ahahah a jjkkk!! AWWW MARIE YOU’RE SO SWEET.
        WHAT. NO. I NEED OBSIDO NOW.

        AWW THANK YOU!! ❀ ❀ YOU’RE SO SWEET

        Thank YOU for HOSTING the giveaway ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

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  4. Congrats on the three years! I think that’s super cool that you’ve made close friends from blogging– and I totally understand the thrill of getting that first ARC. Also talking to an author you love about reviewing their books?? So cool!
    ((I entered the giveaway but I have no clue what book I would choose! Oo! On the off chance that I win, you should just pick one of your favorite books so that I don’t have to make decisions))

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    1. Thank you so, so much Anna! It is amazing, I didn’t expect so many great things to happen thanks to blogging. It has its struggles, obviously, mostly… I need MORE TIME TO DO ALL THE THINGS ahah, but otherwise it is quite incredible. ❀
      Ahah, it's SO hard to pick a book, I get it. I'd be very happy to make suggestions if you need πŸ˜€ best of luck! πŸ™‚

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  5. I think my biggest blogging achievement is learning to see what I read as a totality which adds up to who I am and how I think, or at least part of it, and seeing the connections between books. One of my favourite books which I’ve discovered is life after life by Kate Atkinson.

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    1. OH yes – that’s such a great achievement. It is crazy how books and reading and just, thinking about books is making us… different, in a way. I know I’m thinking and seeing things differently, in a way, since I started blogging. I love it.
      Ohhh thank you for the book suggestion! πŸ™‚

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  6. Happy 3 years of blogging!!! πŸŽ‰ I’ve honestly seen so many people who have been blogging for so long, while I just am at the bottom of the scale at 5 months and counting. ☺ Some of my favorite discoveries of book blogging is how much appreciation you get for everything because it’s nice to know that some people out in the world understand you, that I can finally talk about the thing I love, books, while shouting and nobody minds, it’s amazing! My last discovery of book blogging would be how many new bookish friends I have. I mean, I have friends that read, but these friends truly love books also, and understand when I love books also. Some of my favorite books would have to be Keeper of the Lost Cities, Divergent,

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    1. Aww thank you so much!! Oh don’t worry, there are SO many bloggers out there, I’m feeling like an old dinosaur in there ahah, you’re still young and free πŸ˜›
      I’m so glad you are having so much fun blogging so far! It is pretty amazing to be able to shout out about books and meet people that fangirl just as much as you do πŸ™‚

      thank you so much for your sweet words!! xx

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      1. Haha, anytime! And you are one of the best book bloggers I know! No matter old or new, I always think it’s how much willingness is in that person. ☺
        Awww, thank you also! My heart is breaking. ❀

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  7. Omg Marie, another giveaway??? You are too good to us but YAYYY I’m still so excited about your 3 year blogging experience! Good luck with self-hosting next year, that will be such a huge step but i’m sure it will be worth it! And ooooh I remember you posting the struggles of an international book blogger and how to grow your blogβ€”I love both of these posts so much! I honestly don’t know which book I’d pick if I won the giveaway?? Maybe a new 2018 release?? RESTORE ME????? Reign of the Fallen??? Tyler Johnson Was Here??? Leah on the Offbeat???? I DON’T KNOWWWW DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE XD

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    1. Well… the giveaway before was a bit set up on a whim, that one was planned for a long time, my way of giving back to the community I love so much!! ❀ ❀
      I am always scared about self-hosting, but at the same time, I know I'll end up doing it at some point if I keep on blogging ahah.

      There are SO MANY amazing releases in 2018, RIGHT?! Well… don't worry, I'll help you choose if you win. Or maybe I'll add more books and make the choice even harder hahahaha.

      Thank you so much Jackie!! ❀ ❀

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  8. CONGRATS! I totally get all the blogging stress, but you do such an amazing job that you really don’t need to worry. Just trust yourself because I love basically all of your blog posts. Also, I can’t possibly recommend all the books I love to you because there are waaayyyy too many, haha. One of our greatest recent blogging achievements is reaching 500 followers, which is great (although a lot are just random people who don’t comment or anything, anyway). You ROCK, and here’s to another 3 years (and more!)

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    1. Aww thank you so, so much shar, that’s SO sweet of you ❀ ❀
      Congratulations on the followers, this is SO awesome!! Really, though, it is just a number, I have so many folllowers I never heard from and… I want to hear from people and chat books, it matters more than a number of followers πŸ™‚
      thank you!! ❀ ❀

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  9. Honestly, my favorite part has been the community surrounding blogging and even more so after I started following some of the bloggers I commented back and forth with quite often on Twitter and talked to them there too. That’s been so awesome because it’s a more immediate way and usually more casual too!

    My favorite books? Um, I never shut up about The Infernal Devices, ACOMAF, Simon VS (though that’s more recent) and as I’m currently in the middle of a reread: The Lunar Chronicles! I’m having so much fun being back in that world! And I feel like Amanda Foody’s upcoming novel Ace Of Shades has the potential to become a favorite too! Especially since she says it was inspired by Six Of Crows which I also LOVE.

    I feel like it would be really awesome to either be able to interview an author I really like (preferably a newer author who doesn’t already have a huge fandom) or to be able to be part of a release promotion campaign for a book I’m already looking forward to!

    I can’t wait for next week’s post and see you answer a bunch of questions about yourself! Q&As are always such awesome opportunities to get to know a blogger better! πŸ™‚

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    1. Also, I just realized that you wanted us to also tell you which book we’d like to win if we’re participating in the giveaway – which is a fantastic opportunity and you are the sweetest for doing that! – so, here I am again! xD I’ve got quite a few on my wishlist at the moment, but I think I’d go for the UK hardcover edition of Warcross because the naked book is SO stunning? And i don’t own a physical copy of it yet, so there’s that too. πŸ™‚

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      1. OH YES this is a FANTASTIC CHOICE?? The hardcover edition of Warcross is so pretty, I want it so badly as well ahah πŸ™‚
        thank you and best of luck for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

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    2. Oh I so agree – the amazing part about blogging is the community, these people you end up talking to daily even if you have no idea when and how that happened. It just did. It’s quite incredible, if you ask me, and I LOVE IT so much ❀ ❀

      The Lunar Chronicles series is incredible, I love this world so much as well. I have heard a little bit about Ace of Shades, I'll have to look up the synopsis and see what it's all about… or I'll wait for your review to see if I could love it πŸ˜€

      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comments, Swetlana, I'm so glad to have met you thanks to bloggin <3<3

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  10. Aaaaah, what a great round-up, Marie! I love the different sections and getting that take on how you feel about everything. Also, I am glad you mentioned some of the downs, because let’s face it, blogging isn’t always rainbows and unicorns and butterflies (but, of course, we still love it).
    I am so happy for you! I can’t believe we bought our domain about a year ago? Like wheeeere is the time going?! Anyway, I think it’s interesting that you consider self-hosting. I don’t think I will ever take that step hahaha too much fuss and I am happy with the way things are now – easy breazy.
    Also, thanks so much for hosting that giveaway ❀ HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOSE A BOOK!? I guess I really want My Plain Jane when it comes out next year? Or maybe the final book in the Lock and Mori trilogy? I think I will only deal with this if I really win hahaha

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    1. Ahah no, it’s not always rainbows and butterflies, it’s freaking out and everything as well, but… we still love it ahah πŸ™‚

      RIGHT? I can’t believe it either, I remember it like it was yesterday. By the way, this means we have to renew it soon, haha. I’m still thinking about self-hosting, I’m really curious about the whole experience, but… I also like the way things are now and I am scareed ahah. I guess I’ll see πŸ™‚

      You’re so welcome, best of luck! ❀ I'll help you choose if you win ahah πŸ˜›

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      1. I put it on auto-renewal, I don’t want to have to deal with maybe forgetting it and then having my site blocked haha

        Thanks ❀ I am sure we could talk hours before finding a solution to the prize-book, but that sounds like fun too.

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  11. You were one of the first blogs I followed when I started my wordpress, and it brings me joy to see all of your progress (not that I’ve been here for very long, less than a year!) Personally, I really appreciate your posts and rants about blogging, as well as posts about life things you get up to, because it brings a nice personal touch to your blog. Your posts aren’t just reviews or generic advice, but you’re honest about your experiences and provide some really good insights to blogging that lets others know they’re not alone – which is really useful and something I feel can be done more in the community.

    Congrats again on your SUCCESSFUL (;)) 3 years, and I’m sure 2018 will bring you lots more blogging fun and achievements!

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    1. Oh thank you so, so much for your sweet words, I’m so happy you like my blog and my posts ❀ You just made my day, really. Thank you for mentioning what you enjoy! To be honest, I'm always having a hard time talking about life and things, it's not really… how I am, to talk about myself and personal life, but I'm glad you like that personal touch, will think about it more πŸ™‚

      Thank you so, so much for everything! I hope to be chatting with you more and more this year πŸ˜€

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      1. Obviously don’t feel forced to share anything you’re not comfortable with, it’s just nice to get to know the person behind the blog πŸ™‚ And as you’ve been blogging for awhile you have some great advice about blogging! It can be hard to think of things to blog about but you’re doing such a great job and I’m looking forward to commenting on your future blogs!

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      2. Oh I won’t, but I have to agree with you, it’s always nice to learn a bit more about the blogger πŸ™‚
        Aww thank you, that’s so sweet! Let’s hope I won’t disappoint you ahah, ❀ ❀

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  12. My most recent read was a discovery thanks to book blogging: Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. I loved the characters and writing style so much! But you probably already read it πŸ™‚
    Thanks for organizing a giveaway! I would love to win The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana!

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    1. Ohhh, Aristotle and Dante! Yes, I have read that one and really enjoyed it, the characters were so great and the writing style was beautiful, I agree! πŸ™‚ Did you read The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by the same author? πŸ™‚
      You’re so welcome! The Library of Fates is an amazing choice, I would love to read that one. Best of luck and thank you! xx

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    1. A disgrace, WHAT?! You are not, take that back right now, you are allowed not to have written thousand of posts, as long as you’re liking everything you write, you are doing AMAZING, don’t you wory πŸ™‚
      Oh I haven’t read that one, but I heard about it – I’ll have to read it at some point, books that make me cry are my weakness. I am weird like that hahhaa.
      Thank you so much!! ❀

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  13. Again, happy blogoversary! Your chosen three books definitely have my seal of approval haha. πŸ˜‰ The Wrath and the Dawn has me swooning every single time. Your rants and raves about the blogging world are always a highlight and they hit the nail on the head.
    Thanks for the giveaway and good luck with the blogging goals for next year.

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  14. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway, Marie! ❀ I'm so happy for you!
    If I was lucky enough to win, I think I'd pick This Shattered World by Amy Kaufman and Megan Spooner, I've been dying to read it<3
    Megan S.

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    1. Oh you’re welcome! Best of luck πŸ˜€
      I hvaen’t read that one, but I’ve been hearing great things about their books overall. I hope you’ll enjoy it whenever you can read it πŸ˜€

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  15. Congratulations on three years of blogging! My favorite books are Eliza and Her Monsters, Flame In the Mist By Renee Ahdieh, Caraval By Stephanie Garber, Gemina By Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Daughter of the Pirate Queen, Roar by Cora Carmack, and The Last Magician By Lisa Maxwell.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

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    1. Ohhh Eliza and Her Monsters, I sooo want to read this book, as well as Flame in the Mist. SO glad they’re some of your favorites! πŸ˜€
      You’re welcome, best of luck! And thank you for your sweet comment πŸ˜€

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    1. AWww thank you so, so much! To be honest, I can’t believe it, it feels crazy ahah. I still feel like a shy newbie at times hahaha.
      Thank youuuuu ❀ ❀ ❀

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  16. I’d love to win Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane!

    (For some reason my WordPress isn’t playing well with your WordPress, but hopefully I’ve followed you and hopefully this comment goes through. I do follow you on Feedly already!)

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  17. Aww, happy blogiversary again, Marie!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ I love how you included the dark parts of blogging as well as the good — it’s very honest and it shows how strong you are to keep going even when it’s tough! 😍

    And omg you should totally try to go for self-hosted! You’re such an amazing blogger and your blog is so successful and awesome. 😘 But having your own domain name is cool too!!

    Aagaahahgh you’re so kind to do a giveaway!! And I honestly have no idea what book I’d want to get if I won the giveaway??? There are so many good books!!

    CONGRATS AGAIN MY DEEEEEAR. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. Sometimes I want to pull my hair out, I swear, but… I don’t know why, I keep on going, I think I’m a bit crazy haha πŸ˜›

      Thank you so much, you’re way too sweet 😍😍 I think I will see, I’m a bit nervous to take that step, but it would feel great as well!

      IF you need help choosing the book, if you win… I AM HERE FOR YOU, I’ll have all the recs ready!! πŸ˜€

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  18. Cinder is one of my favourite books I discovered through blogging too! Most of the books I find these days I’ve found because other bloggers talk about them. If I didn’t rely on bloggers for new releases I’d be reading older books all the time instead of following authors or series πŸ˜…

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    1. SAME HERE πŸ˜… there are so many books I would NEVER have heard of, if it weren’t for blogging and all of the recommendations we get.
      On the other hand, I’m a bit sad, there are always new releases to look forward to, and older titles are a bit… lost. I’m always thinking I might be missing out on tons as well :/
      thank you so much for your comment, Louise! ❀ ❀

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  19. I just love the whole book blogging community I discovered with starting my blog! I had no clue there were so many bookbloggers out here – pleasant surprise back then, haha.
    It’s also amazing to find those few precious European bookbloggers because, honestly, the US kind of rules on that account.. :’)

    I got to 500 followers a little while back and I was sososo happy. I never thought I’d get that far in such little time but I did. I’m still in awe whenever I think about it, haha. So I can definitely see why blogging for three years feels like a huge milestone as well!

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this giveaway. I’d love a copy of Everless by Sara Holland!
    [Denied for the ARC like two times and it makes me want to cry. :’D]

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    1. Everyday I’m surprised by the amount of bloggers I find?! It’s crazy there are just SO MANY PEOPLE haha, but I love it. There are always great people to meet and chat books with πŸ˜€ and oh, same here. I actually feel like I’m chatting mostly with international book bloggers (outside of the us) and it’s quite amazing. we’re facing the same struggles haha πŸ˜›

      YAY!! Congratulations on the followers, this is such a great milestone ❀ ❀

      Best of luck for this giveaway – I hope you'll finally be able to read this book soon, ahah πŸ™‚ ❀

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      1. I know, right?! Although some days I keep stumbling upon the same ones and then I’m wondering where all the others have gone, haha.
        I love it when I meet some bloggers who live in Europe. Makes the world feel a little less enormous, haha. But it’s just fun to talk to so many different people! *Suddenly thinks of those few who’re celebrating Christmas in the Summer* It’s so weird sometimes!

        Thank you! πŸ˜€
        Haha, and thank you again! [Also for doing the giveaway to start with!]

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  20. Marieee, this post is so beautiful, I can’t believe you said you’d be selfish for sharing all those accomplishments. (I’m a little bit shocked that you only got your first physical ARC in September, but okaaay. I would have trusted you with all of my ARCs.)
    The Wrath and The Dawn is on your list, omg, omg!!! ❀ And I'll Give You the Sun that I should read asap because I trust you with recommendations and books so much! Also, I'm so thankful for you, Marie, you're one of my best friends here on the blogsphere and I love you and your blog so much!!! ❀ Happy birthday again to your blog and thank you so much for another giveaway chance, you're too generous for this world!

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    1. Aw that’s so sweet ahah. I know some international bloggers who got ARCs with less than six months of blogging so… don’t let that scare you ahah. I am especially shy with asking for ARCs and I don’t know if I deserve them ahah. anywayyy.

      YEEEEEES read I’ll Give You The Sun – and The Sky Is Everywhere, by the same author. These books give me ALL THE FEELS ❀

      AWw thank you, best of luck for the giveaway Marta, YOU ARE THE BEST AND DESERVE ALL THE HUGS ❀ ❀

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  21. Happy bloganniversary (again) Marie! TWATD is also my favorite book discovered through blogging so far, along with All the Bright Places and Second Chance Summer! The blogger’s writing block is something I struggle with too, it’s just hard! One moment you have all the idea and the next you just have NOTHING xD

    Thank you for doing the giveaway, Marie, I’d love to win Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue! πŸ˜€

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    1. Aww thank you so much ❀ ❀
      Second Chance Summer is one of my favorites, I love it so much ❀ ❀

      You're welcome, best of luck! Great choice of book as well, I've been hearing tons of great things about this one πŸ˜€

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  22. Hi !! Thanks forthis chance =) ! Cinder \o/ The wrath and the dawn \o/ Great choice =)!!!
    If i’m lucky enough, I’d probably like to get The Bargainer series first book by Laura Thalassa =p

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  23. Congratulations on three years of blogging! I also discovered Cinder through blogging, and absolutely loved it. I also loved how you talked about some of your favourite moments of blogging, and hope you achieve all of your goals for 2018 πŸ™‚

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  24. Congratulations on three years of blogging Marie! πŸ˜€ ❀ I'm sure you've had plenty of amazing achievements but I still remember my first physical ARC I received with a sense of pride I guess, and just general happiness (it was a great day for me)
    Also in terms of books that blogging led you to Cinder, I'll Give You the Sun and The Wrath and the Dawn are three incredible books to be sure.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway Marie, I'll definitely be entering, and great post as well. πŸ˜€ ❀

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  25. Happy, happy, happy 3 years of blogging and wishing you more amazing to come!! Hope you enjoy it in years to come as much as you do now.
    Thank you for a generous giveaway!! I’m dying to finally start Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab so A Darker Shade of Magic would be my pick. πŸ™‚

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  26. Congratulations!! I have been blogging for 8 years and you feel you have been a loooong time.
    So best for you and blogging goals….

    for the giveaway I’d like to win probably nevernight by jay kristoff πŸ˜€

    Thanks again!

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  27. AHHH HAPPY BLOGVERSARY!! *throws all the confetti* 3 YEARS IS SO GREAT AND I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! CAKE FOR US ALL!! I also love your recap of the good and the bad. :’) Blogging is honestly the best thing ever, but it can get frustrating sometimes.πŸ˜‚ I love your upcoming aspirations too eep! One of my wishes for 2018 is to maybe host like an event or something?! I’m totally unsure on the details, but I’d like to do something different and fresh to what I usually do.πŸ˜‚ Aaanyway. I hope there are many many more years of awesome blogging to come!!

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    1. Aww thank you so, so much, Cait!! ❀
      YES, sometimes blogging is the mooooost frustrating thing ever?! But we love it, if we keep doing it, right? πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚
      OH YES, I hope you'll do this in 2018, it would be SO amazing and I am sure SO many people would love to participate to this event πŸ˜€
      Thanks again!! ❀ ❀

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    1. Oh Lauren, thank you so, so much, this means SO much to me ❀ ❀ ❀ You are so sweet and I'm forever grateful to have met you thanks to blogging ❀
      you're welcome, best of luck for the giveaway πŸ˜€

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    1. Oh I loved the whole series, yes! I think it’s one of these series getting better and better with each book. Winter is over 800 pages and I devoured it, it was so, SO good. I hope you’ll keep on reading this series soon! πŸ™‚
      thank you for your comment! πŸ™‚

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  28. Wow, Marie! You’ve achieved sooo much during those three years! I can imagine the joy you felt when the author you loved contacted you for a book review! That must have been an unforgettable one. ❀ Congrats on three years, dear! Keep on doing what you love!!!

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