4th Blogiversary Celebrations + Giveaway! (INT)

2yr AnniversaryAs I celebrate my fourth year of blogging I cannot believe how fast the time has gone. When I look back at previous posts I am amazed at the books I have read, astounded by all the support I’ve received, and, to be honest, a little embarrassed when I read older posts. But we were young, inexperienced, we thought we sounded cool and grown up at the time but now a few of those earlier posts could do with some more editing and sophistication and less…stream of conscious and randomness.

But of course the other side of that is I have loved seeing how I’ve grown over the years. My reviewing has become refined and more structured, I’ve worked out my style and my voice, and while I am still really settling into a good rhythm, I am getting closer every day. I saw a wonderful tweet from Jean at Happy Indulgence Books that expressed this beautifully.

I think that as I enter my fifth year of blogging I am getting to the stage where I am doing it my way. Last year was my stressfully year, probably the year before in part, but I’m finally at a point where I can see what I am doing and be content. Having said that, I know full well there will be times this year when I am stressed, the beginning of the year always brings such hope and promise. But one of my goals for the year was not to worry so much about blogging. I started this to enjoy it, to love sharing my thoughts on books and I am determined to keep doing that.

Part of enjoying the experience is getting to share great books with you guys! It is customary to celebrate this milestone with a giveaway to all my fantastic followers and readers who have stuck by me for the years of random posts and weeks and months of absence for some reason or another. This year I have selected a handful of my favourite books from the previous year. A few have missed out because The Book Depository doesn’t have them so a few proper favourites missed out which is a shame. Either way, the eight I have chosen were some of my favourites and cover a range of genres so there should be something for everyone.

I am giving ONE lucky person the chance to win and I am opening it up internationally. If you want to check out the books in more detail I’ve included some links below. I wish I had been able to review more because I want to tell you how amazing these books are, but it hasn’t happened yet unfortunately.

Thank you again for supporting me for all these years and I look forward to doing this for many more years. Good luck to all entrants and happy reading!



The Selection

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertelli

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

Yellow by Megan Johnson – Review

The Midnight Watch by David Dyer

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis – Review

Time and Time Again by Ben Elton

To enter: For a chance to win one of the pictured books simply enter here and complete the Rafflecopter form.

 Please note: This giveaway is international on the basis the Book Depository ships to your country. To see if you are eligible you can check their website.


Giveaway runs until midnight AEDT on 23rd February 2017

17 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Grace
    Feb 22, 2017 @ 09:16:48

    NovelKnight is a terrific blog! I really like it because the girls review books that I usually read – in terms of the genres 🙂 Happy blogiversary, and thank you for the giveaway!!!!



  3. heavenisaplacewithbooks
    Feb 21, 2017 @ 06:27:01

    If you don’t enjoy it, there’s no point in doing it, right? So, whenever you feel stressed, take some time. Stop blogging for a while IS okay, Congratulations on four years, Amy!! 😀 😀 My best wishes for you, and hope you continue growing in this community, making bookish friends and reading lots of fantastic books!
    I started following book blogs in English a few months ago *I speak in Spanish!*, but I absolutely adore “Stay Bookish” (http://www.staybookish.com/). Hazel is really sweet, and the content she puts on her blog is just amazing *take a special look at the pictures, they’re beautiful!*. Plus, the design is so pretty!



  4. Ashfa
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 01:07:35

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m following via email 🙂
    I love Paper Fury’s blog!! Cait’s posts are hilarious!



  5. Anto Tilio
    Feb 11, 2017 @ 14:56:33

    Happy blogiversary!!!
    I follow Paper Fury. I love her humor and her lists of bookish things.



  6. lovereadingandcoffee
    Feb 06, 2017 @ 19:35:29

    Happy Blogoversary.. My fav bookish blog is Stay Bookish. :))



  7. John Smith
    Feb 04, 2017 @ 20:53:57

    Someone mentioned Stay Bookish. Yes, I also look at that blog. Thank you for the contest!



  8. Chickens Gal
    Jan 31, 2017 @ 08:55:33

    Happy blogoversary! I love Stay Bookish, her blog is so pretty 🙂
    Rafflecopter name: Megan S.



  9. marisssa86
    Jan 28, 2017 @ 07:09:29

    Congrats! I follow aestas book blog, has great reviews!



  10. kirajessup
    Jan 25, 2017 @ 10:19:35

    Great post, sums up blogging perfectly. Congrats on your 4 years 🙂



  11. Jess
    Jan 24, 2017 @ 08:24:30

    Happy Bloggiversary!
    Its been a blast reading your blog for the past 4 years and heres to many more 🙂



  12. Annie Marie
    Jan 23, 2017 @ 10:49:48

    congrats I love your posts



  13. Mary Preston
    Jan 23, 2017 @ 10:30:03


    Book Binge is a lot of fun. I love the honesty of the blog.



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