Thursday, August 9, 2012

Happy 3rd Blogoversary to Me!!!

Today is the big day!  The day that Lisa Loves Literature actually began!  While it was not the first day of my blogging about books, it was the day that I started to develop this blog into what it has now become.  The day that I really dedicated myself to talking about the books I was reading.  As I've mentioned before, I'd been kind of reviewing books and movies, and just kind of journaling about my life.  It was spread out between My Space, Live Journal, and I think one other place that I can't remember.  It might even have been here on Blogspot, but under a different blog name.  My friend Charlotte, who I featured on Tuesday (go check out the post and enter a giveaway!!), was blogging over on Blogspot, and so I decided to follow her lead, and change my blog to just books.  I mean that is one of the reasons I have always loved my job at Barnes and Noble so much, because my co-workers were people who understood just standing around and talking about books, and getting excited about books, etc.  Unfortunately we've had cuts in the number of hours we can have people scheduled, so that part of the job happens less, as we don't often get that much time to talk about books while we're working, and there are less of us there at a time to talk.  As you have seen so far this month, I'm going to be posting about reasons why I blog, and other posts so you can get to know me better, of course along with my normal reviews, as I finish a book, or as scheduled reviews.  I also will have a couple author days, one as part of the Authors Are Our Rockstars Hop, and another as an author I feel like is a friend now.
When I met Jonathan Maberry at BEA 2012

Before I move on to the big giveaway, I want to share some exciting news I got on Tuesday of this week.  First some back story, Monday night I was playing around on Facebook and I noticed that Jonathan Maberry, author of the Rot & Ruin zombie series, had posted a little contest wanting people to give him ideas for a title for his new short novella e-book that takes place between the 3rd and 4th book in the series.  I had several ideas that I posted, but one of my first ones was chosen.  So look for the e-book Tooth & Nail next year, and know that the title was my idea!


Okay, and now for the giveaway!!  In honor of 3 years of blogging, I've decided to give away a $30 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.  And in the hopes to increase my blog following, I'm going to run this giveaway until the end of the month,August 31st, and when I reach 600 followers on GFC, I will add $10 to the gift card making it $40.  And for every 50 more followers I gain after that, I'll add another $10 to the gift card.  It'll be interesting to see after a month how many new followers I can get, and how big of a gift card I'll be giving away.  And keep checking by for other giveaways this month too!

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42 comments:

  1. I'm fairly new to your site, but so far I'm loving what you are doing with it. Happy 3rd blogoversary! And congrats again about Tooth and Nail! Thats super exciting =]

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  2. Happy bloggoversary! And congrats for you idea being chosen for the book title!

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    1. Thanks! It was so cool! I was just on Facebook reading posts at the right time I guess.

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  3. Wow, congratulations on having your title picked for the Jonathan Maberry book! I hope you get an ARC at least as a thank you. :) Happy blogoversary, too!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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    1. I won't get an ARC of that book, because it is only an e-book, but he did send me a copy of the 3rd book in the series, got it in the mail today! But just having my idea picked was prize enough for me! The book was an extra special bonus!

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  4. Congrats on the three years. I've to check out one Jonathan Maberry's books.

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    1. If you like zombie stories, his books are really good!

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  5. This is soooo exciting. I have days where I just want to give up on blogging and then I finish a book and just have to write a review!!

    Angie
    Angela's Anxious Life

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    1. That's what I love is sharing my reviews, so I can see how that gets you going again when you're feeling a bit out of it!

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  6. I'm somewhat new to your site, but I love what I've seen so far. Happy Blogiversary.

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    1. Thanks! Hope you stick around for awhile, and definitely enter the contest!

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  7. I've only been following you for a little while, but I think your site is lovely, and I wish you many more happy blogoversaries to come! <3

    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

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    1. Thanks so much! And thanks for following! Hope you entered the giveaway!

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  8. I have only been following you for a little while but do really love your site. Love the colors and layout, and that it is not cluttered/crowded looking. Congrats on 3 years! May you have even more great years in the future.

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate all the followers!

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  9. Wow! Congratulations on blogging for three full years!!! :)

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  10. Congratulations on three years! With as high as our TBR pile is, will we ever run out of things to blog about?

    Bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  11. Congrats on your three years. That's definitely an achievement! I'm fairly new to your blog as well, but am enjoying the reviews and adding to my TBR pile. I'm also a little sad that I missed the Partials giveaway. That's one that I want still, and can't believe so few people entered it!

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  12. I just stumbled onto this blog, but keep on doing book reviews!

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  13. Congrats! I'm new to this blog as well but I love the reviews I've seen so far :) Thank you for the chance to win!

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  14. Congrats for 3 years blogging! I think your blog is fine the way it is and doesn't need to change!

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  15. Happy 3rd Blogoversary to YOU! I hope the celebration involves cake...or an entire week of cake?!?!?!

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  16. Hey! I just happened upon this blog, so Happy blogoversary! Make sure to have lots of tasty cake :)

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  17. 3 years of blogging is a huge milestone! Congrats! If you've continued blogging this long and still love it, then I would not change one thing!

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  18. Happy blogoversary!! Your site is fabulous, keep doing what you're doing Lisa! :)

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  19. Congrats on making it this far :D

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  20. Congrats on your blogging for 3 years. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Congratulations on the last 3 years! Just found you and look forward to your future posts! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Happy blogoversary! I'm new to your blog, but I look forward to reading more of your posts. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Lesley D @ Lesley's Reading Heaven

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  23. Wow! Three years is quite a milestone. I don't really have any suggestions except keep doing what you're doing. I love hearing about new to me authors and books which is why I visit book related blogs.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity.

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  24. That is awesome that your title was picked! I always try to enter those things and give my ideas but it is hard to come up with something good! LOL I don't know how authors do it. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Wow! I am so excited for you that your title was selected. Congratulations on blogging for 3 years.

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  26. Congrats! Happy Blogoversary. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. Looks like you're doing pretty well to me.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  27. When it comes to blogging, I am practically clueless. I just started my own blog. One tip I have for you is to be consistent. I love when the blogs I follow have a consistency not only in layout formats but in how often they post. Nothing sucks more than a blog that has been abandoned too long.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Congrats on your 3rd Blogoversary and for your generosity!! It would be cool to see a new banner that celebrates your accomplishment of three years or a post listing some of your favorite memories over the past 3 years!

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  29. Congratulations!
    The more international giveaways, the better!

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  30. Hooray for your blogoversary! Can't wait to check out more of your site...

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

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  31. Congratulations on three years of hard work and to many more!!

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  32. Congrats on 3 years. And I love author interviews and giveaways, of course :D

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  33. i Love your header. Especially the avatar of you sitting peacefully reading! :)

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