Tuesday, October 16, 2012


This week is my Blogoversary Week! 
I started this blog on October 16th 2011 and to celebrate I asked 6 of my all time favorite book bloggers to write a review of their favorite book that they read 
between October 2011 and September 2012. 

One year ago on the 16th of October I started this wonderful blog and because of this I celebrate my first Blogoversary this week with guest posts from six different and fabulous book bloggers from all over the world.

My Life… was born out of two other blogs I already had – one showing photography and one talking about books. I took those and merged them together and created this lovely blog you are reading right now.

Over this past year I learned a lot about blog layouts, changed mine a few times, created buttons for my blog, my photochallenge and my blogoversary, experimented with review styles until I found one I really like, participated in memes and got to know so many wonderful bloggers. I also discovered Twitter and Goodreads and I love this interaction with my bookish friends. I discovered many new genres, like YA and Steampunk, which I’m sure I hadn’t tried if I had not read all those amazing book blogs that are out there. I received some ARCs which was and still is pretty amazing and I had some awesome discussions with authors I adore.

This year was an amazing one for me reading, blogging and socializing wise and I would like to take the time to thank all of you who read and comment here so regularly. Thank you, I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and read my ramblings in my little corner of the internet.

I would also like to say a huge thank you to some very special people I met during the last year:
  • Daisy from Between the Pages for super funny Twitter conversations
  • Kat from The Aussie Zombie for everything – she is really special to me
  • Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl for writing amazing reviews, having a similar taste in books as I have and therefore adding loads of books to my TBR and for being awesome to chat with
  • Jen from Makeshift Bookmark because she entertains me so much with her tweets during boring lectures
  • Dani from Pen to Paper for many awesome conversations and for the idea of meeting in person when I’m back in Birmingham next year
  • Alexa from Alexa loves Books for introducing me to many great (travel related) books
  • Ginger from GReads! for introducing me to Pumpkin Spice Lattes, for recommending books and music and for some good ideas how to bring books into school (if I ever finish my studies and really are a teacher)
  • Kristie from The Story Siren for being a great inspiration without her knowing about it
  • Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner for mentioning so many great books on her blog, introducing the Top Ten Tuesday meme on The Broke and the Bookish and for writing super entertaining blog posts
  • Vicky from Books, Biscuits and Tea for being so sweet and for always being there when I am in desperate need of a chat- or rant-session via Twitter
  • Michelle Madow for writing awesome books, retweeting my reviews and being a wonderful person to correspond with
  • Ali McNamara for writing one of my all time favorite books, for tweeting hilarious pictures of your dogs and for being a wonderful person to chat to
  • Monica McInerney for being the nicest person ever and for sending me not one but two signed books over from Dublin
I could go on and on and on but I am sure you all know how much I love you all! Thank you for celebrating my first Blogoversary with me and for many many more to come.

To celebrate my first blogoversary 
I will give away a book of your choice 
up to $15 from Book Depo

VII - very important information:
  • to enter please follow the instructions in the rafflecopter form.
  • you must be at least 13 years old or have your parents permission to enter.
  • this giveaway is open internationally as long as Book Depo ships to you.
  • the winner will be announced on the blog after the giveaway ends.
  • to protect your privacy please do not leave your e-mail adress in the comment section.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Aww bless you Karin *hugs* - happy happy blogoversary!!!!

  2. Awww, thanks for the shoutout hun - and happy blogoversary!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day and here's to many more :) xx

  3. First of all ... HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!! In dog-years your blog would be seven years old now! ;-)

    I'd love to win "On Writing" by Stephen King to learn a few tricks from the master himself.

  4. Thanks for the shout out! You are so sweet and I love talking to you on Twitter! <3
    I think I'd pick Black Heart by Holly Black, I've been dying to read it, I love that series!

  5. Happy Blogoversary!! Hope you have many more and keep on blogging! :)
    I'd choose Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor because I loved the 1st book and am dying to read this one!
    Lacey T

  6. Happy blogoversary! I think I'd get Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor because I just got the first book and I'm so excited for the series! :)

  7. Happy Blogoversary! I love pretty much every blog you mentioned!