Hi everyone! It's my birthday today, woohoo! I'm eighteen! I'm legal! I can fill out my health forms for JHU! I can technically register for NetGalley (oops...)! I can go enter that one contest for Jay Kristoff's Kinslayer!
(I'm not one for gifs. But there you go. I will not use any again until my blogoversary)
Last year, on my birthday, I didn't have you all. I didn't have a blog that I actively updated, a ton of people that I talked to about books, a crazy, focused passion. I didn't have dedicated followers, commenters, page-viewers, readers... I didn't have you all.
I've had a website for six years, but I officially switched to Blogger on December 29, 2012. Craziest time to officially start blogging - it was the middle of winter break of my senior year. I had two college applications due two days from then. Also, I had three days until the New Year. Why not wait, right? I have no idea. It was a Saturday, and I was impatient.
Anyway, you all know my obsession with mathematics, statistics, numbers, etc., right? No? Well, now you do. Every day, I've been watching my stats - whether they climb or stay steady. Here the current stats:
705 GFC followers
269 Linky followers
442 Bloglovin followers
217 Google Plus followers
212 Email/RSS subscribers
38 Pinterest followers
33 Tumblr followers
372 Goodreads fans/friends
878 Twitter followers
50,317 total pageviews
10,449 pageviews last month
All of those numbers up there are somehow blog-related, so I can't thank you all enough for sticking with me. I know that there are a million other book blogs that you all could follow, and yet, you chose mine to be one of them. THANK YOU.
But seriously. THANK YOU ALL! Every single one of you that supported my blog in some way... you all rock. I'm never going to stop saying that. I never thought my blog would get off the ground, because there are so many book blogs. HUGS FOR EVERYONE!
Anyway! What kind of celebration would this be without presents?! Have one on me! No, have TWO! Yesterday was Independence Day for the United States, and today is my birthday.
Win a paperback copy of Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather L. Reid, and a paperback copy of How To Date An Alien by Magan Vernon!
Pretty Dark Nothing got five stars from me (review HERE), and I have an extra copy of How To Date An Alien.
***Please note that this giveaway is for USA residents only! I'm sorry, but I'm still a poor teenager who is going to a $63k school in the fall. And who has no job.***