Wednesday, October 16, 2013 books

to my Blogoversary week here on "My Life..." where I will be celebrating my second year of blogging with the help of some amazing friends. 
Don't forget to enter my giveaway at the end of this post!

 Today's post is brought to you by me because exactly two years ago 
I started my little corner of the internet:

Two years ago I started this blog and never ever looked back!
Yes, there were times when I felt stressed and had to make time to blog, there were also days when I really had no idea what to write about. Blogging is hard work and is not always fun but all in all I have to say that I wouldn't want to miss the last two years. 

Since I started my blog:
  • I made so many amazing friends.
  • I discovered books I would never have picked up pre-blogging.
  • my world got a lot smaller since I now call people from Australia, the Netherlands, the US, Hungary and Germany my friends.
  • I created a blog I am imensely proud of. 
  • I read some amazing books.
  • I had the opportunity to work with wonderful authors.
  • I bought more books than during my pre-blogging days.
  • my English got way better. 
  • I am really proud of my posts (most of the time).
Blogging is a wonderful creative outlet for me and I love working on it but what I love the most is that I met so many amazing people who love books as much as I do and with whom I can talk books all day and night. Whenever I am in a bad mood I can count on my bookish buddies to be there for me and every time I need a book recommendation Debby, and my other friends as well, are quick with recommendations. 

Before I started blogging I read some book blogs regularly and was sure that those people will always be unapproachable but the book blogging community is such a lovely group of like-minded people that not only am I regularly taking to them via Twitter now but some of them also were part of this and last year's blogoversary. 

Through "My Life..." I found some of my best friends (girls, I love you) and I am tremendously proud of my little corner of the internet.

For the third year of this blog I am planning reviews, some blog posts I've been working on for quite a long time now and I finally want to visit my friends in the Netherlands and spend some amazing days laughing, book shopping and talking (endlessly) with all of them. 

I cannot wait for the next months and I want to thank all of you for being part of this journey so far and may many more years come! 

Thank you!

Don't forget to enter my 
To celebrate my 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. 
  • the giveaway will be open from Monday, the 14th till Sunday, the 27th of October.
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  1. I love that you mention your English has improved as a result of blogging. :) That's wonderful! I still think I need to try to make it to Austria someday. :) I was in The Netherlands last year, but that's as close as I got. And I was so deathly ill that I could not even meet Daisy, which I could cry over! Someday, we need to meet up! It would be so much fun. :)

    Again, happy blogoversary!

  2. Happy blogoversary! Two years is an impressive run, I can never keep going that long. But your blog is rather refreshing, with all the glimpses of your personal life mixed in and the honest (and entertaining) reviews, and it seems you're full of energy for your third year. Congratulations!