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.


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

  1. im crying @ how late and azy i am sighhhh

    I love the books! I also discovered Cinder and I’ll Give You The sun through blogging. the Wrath and The Dawn is on my TBR! AHhh favourite books? STRANGE THE DREAMER. STARFISH. ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS. SO MANY GOOD BOOKS. THE YOUNG ELITES.
    Blogging achievements included interviewing an author! Receiving a physical ARC! Hitting 1000 followers on the blog! Blogging aspirations: to be in the acknowledgements of the book and to be famous and for everyone to know my name. and to rule the world. hahahahhahaha

    For the giveaway, I’d probably choose Caraval or Flame in the mist or The Hazel wood OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT

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    1. AHHH you need to read The Wrath and The Dawn, it was so, SO good. And I sooo want to read Starfish and Eliza and Her Monsters, both sound so, SO great ❀ ❀

      You did some amazing things already and you haven't been blogging for so long, have you? I am SO in awe of everything you did and accomplished, this is SO GREAT! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      Best of luck for the giveaway! πŸ˜€ and thank you s omuch! xx


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  3. Congratulations on 3 years of brilliant blogging, Marie! You deserve all the success you’ve had and I can’t wait to see where you take your blog in the next year and beyond!
    It’s crazy because I read Cinder, I’ll Give You The Sun and TWATD because of book blogging and I loved all three as well πŸ™‚ My blogging aspiration would probably be to post more consistently and find more time for it. Life gets busy and I can abandon it sometimes…
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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    1. Oh thank you so, SO much for your sweet words, this means so much to me ❀
      Well… it seems like we got the best recommendations from our fellow book bloggers! I love how I managed to discover so many favorite books thanks to this and I can't wait to read more and more now. It's such a great feeling – even if it's overwhelming, at times, as well, ahah πŸ™‚
      OH yes, it's so hard to keep up with everything, sometimes. Blogging is such a time-consuming hobby… I'm an organization-freak, so planning things ahead really helps me being consistent and everything πŸ™‚

      You're so welcome! Best of luck for the giveaway πŸ˜€


  4. Cant believe im only now seeing this! I’d love to get King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard πŸ˜šπŸ’™ but to be honest, I don’t care much. I just really wanted to participate in anything you do, Mari!😚😚

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  5. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging Mari! I know blogging can be challenging and frustrating trying to figure out what to write next but you always have great content. I love your blog!

    I haven’t read any of the books that you’ve mentioned but based on your opinion, I’m sure they’re excellent. I’m seeing a lot of great feedback on Cinder so I should get to that one soon πŸ™‚

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter and win your contest, Marie. I’m glad to have you as a blogging friend! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, that’s so sweet of you to say! It is challenging at times, but I love it ❀
      Oh Cinder was SO good – I loved this series, the characters were incredible and the world was just as great. I hope you will enjoy it πŸ˜€
      Best of luck for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

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  6. Wow! you have had a busy 3 years. I only just started in April 2017. I only hope that my follower count can reach a 1000 by the end of the year. Maybe? I love your blog by the way.

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  7. I don’t blog, but I discovered The Lunar Chronicles series thanks to this bookish community, and I couldn’t be more thankful for that! Cinder is such a great book!
    Congratulations on three years! And if I was the winner of your giveaway, I would like a copy of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland ❀ ❀ THANK YOU, AND HERE'S TO MANY MORE YEARS!!!!

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  8. Blogging definitely has its pros and cons, its ups and downs, but in the end, this lovely bookish community makes it all worth it πŸ˜€ Congratulations on three years, Marie, and all the best for the years to come!! Hope you discover many more favorites, meet more awesome bookish friends, and continue to have fun while talking about books! ❀

    PS1: I need to read Cinder. ASAP. Marissa Meyer will visit my country this year, and I can't believe I haven't read this series yet! I've heard great things about this book, so hopefully, it'll be a favorite of mine too!
    PS2: thank you for the generous giveaway! But… I don't know which book I'd pick! So many on my wishlist! Carry on, perhaps? A classic in a beautiful B&N edition? We'll see! – if I win ahaha

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    1. Oh thank you so, so much! You’re right, through all the ups and downs, it’s the community that makes it all worth it πŸ™‚
      AHHH YES, you HAVE to read Cinder, it is a fantastic book and the series is incredible as well πŸ™‚
      You’re welcome, thank you for entering and best of luck, I should draw the winner soon πŸ™‚


    1. Oh it does NOT count against you, haha! Two years is such an amazing accomplishment, yay! congratulations πŸ˜€ and thank you so much for your sweet comment ❀ I will try and host more giveaways so… you might be able to participate in the next one πŸ˜€


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