Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Big News (Lots of News, Really) Celebration and GIVEAWAY!

Well... this is awkward. This post has been a long time coming. I knew about the BIG big news since last Thursday.

But there are a lot of things I want to celebrate. 

You see, blogging isn't exactly easy, when you have ten billion things going on. I know some people have more things going on than I do, but what I have going on is enough for me. I recently started going to Johns Hopkins University, as an undergraduate freshman. I'm double-majoring in environmental engineering and Spanish (language).

So anyway. What am I celebrating?

- 2500+ blog followers
- 800 GFC followers: shout-out to @LostInEA for being the 800th one!
- Almost 150+ reviews
- Less than 100 days until my blogoversary
- 500+ published blog posts
- Auto-approval from Harper on Edelweiss
- THE BIG ONE: 100,000 unique pageviews

DID YOU READ THAT?

100,000 UNIQUE PAGEVIEWS!

In less than ten months of blogging!

WOOHOO! Thank you all for your support and love - I so so so appreciate it! It's because of you all that I am where I am, in less than a year of blogging :D

So, let's celebrate. Win a book of your choice, up to $15, from the Book Depository! So, it's an internationally open contest. Please read the giveaway rules on the Giveaways page.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

84 comments:

  1. Yayyyyyyy announcement!!!!! And congratulations! That's AMAZING! And so quickly! Ypumare just too cool. :)

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  2. CONGRATS ALYSSA ON ALL YOUR AWESOMENESS! Good luck at uni! <333 :)

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  3. Congrats on all your awesome achievements!

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  4. Congratulations!!! 100,000 UNIQUE pageviews?! Wow, that's amazing! I'm surprised you don't have more followers. I have thousands but not 100,000! Thank you for the awesome giveaway and good luck!
    Laura @ Music Plus Books

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  5. Those are incredible numbers for the amount of time you've been blogging and you still have time to climb higher by your actual blogoversary. Congrats!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  6. Congrats on your awesome major on universitiy!! I wish you best of luck and have fun! :)

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  7. Congrats on all your achievements and wishing you many, many more awesome things to come! :) Best of luck at uni and have lots of fun along the way!
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  8. Woot woot! Congrats on all your milestones! Cheers to more! :)

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  9. Thank you for the giveaway!! And congrats on all your successes!! :D

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  10. Wow! Congrats on all those numbers!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Congratulations! That's great :)

    And thanks for sharing with us!

    Mims

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  12. WHOA! CONGRATS!!! That's a huge freakin number!
    And thanks for the giveaway! Good luck double majoring too!

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  13. You have an impressive list of accomplishments. Great blog! michelle_willms@yahoo.com

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  14. Aw, yay! Congrats Alyssa :D That is awesome! So happy for you. <3 (Though a bit jealous about all your followers.. <3) thank you for the amazing giveaway as well :) You are awesome.

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  15. Wow! Congrats! Those are some impressive stats for only 10 months of blogging. Keep up the good work!

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  16. John Hopkins & a very successful blog=woo hoo! Congratulations on your many achievements and best luck for your future too! :)

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  17. Congratulations on balancing it all! Looking forward to more great, honest reviews.

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  18. Big giant congrats, Alyssa! I'm so glad you're still blogging even though you're probably working hard at Johns Hopkins (that is an amazing college!) Your blog has become one of my favorites to follow because of your honest and fun opinions. And I'm so happy and glad that Eater of Books has become such a success in such a short time period *throws confetti* Can't wait to read more of your posts and unabashedly stalk your blog :D

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  19. Wow, that is awesome! 100,000 pageviews?!! Congratulations!

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  20. congrats!!!!!! thanks for the giveaway!!

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  21. Congratulation!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!! :D

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  22. Congratulations!! That's an amazing amount to accomplish in such a short time!

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  23. First I'm seriously jealous that you're going to Johns Hopkins University. I'm very impressed. Second Congrats on all your blogging success. I have a feeling it's fun while also being stressful at times. But you do it so well. I really hope you get another 100,000 views. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I really hope you continue to soar in all your endeavours.

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  24. Congrats on reaching your milestones!!!

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  25. Congrats on everything! I'm a freshman too and life is crazy now too. :D

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  26. Congrats on 100,000 unique page views! That's quite an accomplishment!
    Love your blog!!
    Congrats on JHU also! You rock.

    TY for the giveaway. <3

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  27. Congratulations! You must be so excited ! What a perfect giveaway!

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  28. WOW!! CONGRATS TO YOU & YOUR BLOG!!! This is really BIG news!! Your blog is AWESOME! I'm pretty new to your blog but I love it and I always come back to visit. Congrats on everything!!

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  29. Woot! Congrats! That's really awesome :)

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  30. Congrats on the successful launch of your blog...it really is great! And good luck with beginning your college career!!! You'll do great!! Just think of all the great things that will happen in the next ten months...and longer :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. That is INCREDIBLE! Congrats! I am about to start my blogging journey and I can only hope that I will do even half as good as you have. That really is amazing!

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  32. Congrats on all of your blogging accomplishments! And in less than a year? That's really amazing! :)

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  33. Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. Wow that's amazing! Congrats!!! :] Wish you a million more! :]
    And thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Marijana Sitar

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  35. Congrats!!! Proud to be the 800th GFC Follower!

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  36. Congrats on all the milestones! (:

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  37. Wow! Congrats!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. This is AMAZING! Congratulations, Alyssa! So happy and excited for you! The reason you are where you are right now is because you put heart and care into each and every one of your reviews. High quality work is what gains followers, and that is exactly what you provide. You are one of my top favorite bloggers, and I'm so grateful to have found you! Congrats again, and good luck at uni! <3 *hugs*

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  39. Congrats Alyssa, on your blog achievements AND your auto-approval from HARPER! Also, I wish you the best in your first year at the university - it's a lot to get used to but the independence (I'm guessing that you're living on campus?) will be great. :)

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  40. Congratulations on your milestones!

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  41. Congrats!!! That's amazing!! :D

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  42. What a terrific site.. congrats and good luck in the future.

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  43. Wow, congrats on so many awesome things! Double major, you are brave! I wish you nothing but success :) Thank you for this awesome giveaway to celebrate!

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  44. Congratulations! Good luck in college. I'm also a double major in spanish. :) - Cindy

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  45. This is so cool. Congrats on it all!

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  46. That's amazing!!! Congratulations =)

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  47. Congrats!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. Congratulations on your achievements in blogging, I see that it takes a lot to keep up the blogs and keeping us the readers interested and I do enjoy your reviews and site. Thank you for sharing with the rest of us

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  49. Congrats!
    Coincidences do happen :) I'm a Maryland blogger (we are both on YADC group), I work for JHU, and I'm a book blogger. Seems to me that we have a lot in common!

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  50. Wow, congrats on everything--your achievements both in blogging as well as in your education! :D

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  51. thanks for the awesome giveaway! congrats!

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  52. Congratulations on all your amazing accomplishments!

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  53. Congratulations!!!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  54. Congratulations on all your wonderful accomplishments! And, may many more come to you in the future.

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  55. We are really happy for you. Congrats! ^^
    And thank you for the giveaway :)

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  56. Congrats on all your awesomeness!!

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  57. Congratulations on the excellent numbers AND going to a great college:)) May many more wonderful things bless your life!

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  58. Congratulations on reaching several milestones and more power to your blog!!

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  59. Congrats on everything! I think I have been linked to pages connected to your blog but never actually explored it!! It's fabulous!

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  60. I want to know one thing....WHAT IS YOUR SECRET????? Lol congrats girl!!! So awesome!!!

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  61. Hi, I'm Gaby and I'm an eater of books too, and that's why I love your blog and your giveaways :D Thank you!! Keep it up!

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  62. Yippee! Congrats! This is awesome news. You're doing something right ;)

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  63. Congratulations on your many accomplishments and thanks for the giveaway.

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  64. Congrats!
    Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  65. Congrats on the ten months of blogging and all the amazing achievements you've made! Cool giveaway by the way!

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  66. There are so many books I want, I'd have lots of fun deciding on the one to get if I won!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  67. I'm sure great things will keep coming!! Congratulations!!

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  68. Congratulations! May many more accomplishments like these come your way!

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