Sunday, March 15

One Year Blogoversary + Giveaway!


Hello lovelies. Today, Reading Is Dreaming With Open Eyes turns 1 year old! I can't believe this is happening, last time I checked I still had half a year until the blogoversary. It seems so crazy. I mean I've never been know about my persistence so it feels so freaking amazing to me that I worked hard for something and still don't want to give up on it. This might sound dumb to you but after a while I get bored of everything I start so this is a HUGE thing to me. 

First let me thank all the awesome people who supported me and my blog, and then take a look back at my favorite posts. 

This blog could never work without my friends who've always listened to my crazy rambling about books, even though I know I'm annoying as hell. And most importantly they never thought that I'm a loser for choosing reading over partying any day. 

Then, I have a lot to thank to all the lovely bloggers who take the time to comment on my blog regularly, and who inspire me with their beautiful blogs and thoughtful posts. Special thanks to Sabrina, who's the bestest buddy-read partner, Holly who has one of the warmest and most welcoming blogs in the blogosphere. Let's not forget about Noelia, who is one of the most thoughtful and nicest commenters I've ever seen. Mishma, who doesn't only visit my blog regularly and leaves the most awesome comments, but she was nice enough to give advice about my blog, and a nickname too :DD. I'm sorry if I let any of you out, but do know that I'm incredibly thankful for your comments and support. 

I'm so ashamed to say this but I forgot one very important blogger, Annie who was the first ever blogger I talked to and my partner in fangirling over Burn for Burn and crying over Ashes to Ashes. And she will tell me everything about the Taylor Swift concert, now that is a friendship you need to cherish. SO SORRY FOR LEAVING YOU OUT. 

Last but not least, I'm thanking YOU. I might not know who you are but I'm really grateful that you're here. 

Now, after that super-lame sentence, let's talk a bit about my favorite posts. I know that most bloggers list their most popular posts but two of my most viewed reviews are ones I wrote just after I started blogging and there are so many mistakes in them, and not small ones. I wrote things like: I has. I'm not joking. I know it's stupid but I can't link them here lol.

Favorite negative review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Favorite positive: The Fall by Bethany Griffin


Favorite discussion (I wrote 2 so far so it's not that hard to choose haha): Should we judge book by their authors?

Favorite other posts: Bookish Awards - Best of 2014 and (Don't) Judge a Book By Its Cover posts - #1: NA Romance, #2: YA Fantasy and My Top Ten Tracks For Halloween


At last we got to the best part, the giveaway! I'll gift one lucky winner a book of their choice from The Book Depository up to 10$. The giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository ships to you. I'll send an email and tweet to the winner who'll have 48 hours to answer. If this doesn't happen, the prize will goes to someone else. Don't cheat! I'll check all entries. Good luck and thanks for stopping by! :)

The giveaway runs until 17th, April. 

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49 comments:

  1. Happy 1 year blogoversary! *throws confetti*

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  2. Happy one year blogoversary, Veronika! I've loved reading your posts these past months!

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    1. Thank you! Aww you're really sweet. <3

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  3. Happy Blogoversary hun!*hugs* I am so happy for you:)
    Aww,thanks for the mention!Love you too and I knew that you liked the nickname:)

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    1. Thank you, Mishma! *hugs back* Haha, I love it! :)

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  4. Happy Blogoversary :) I just found you, so I really have no idea what you should change ;) probably nothing, because everything does work fine for you, doesn't it? :)

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  5. Happy Blogoversary Veronika!!!!! And thank you so much for mentioning me, I'm blushing here *__* and let's toast for more blogoversaries because I really like reading your blog =)

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    1. Oh haha, thank you, Noelia! :DD I really hope there will be more blogoversaries to come. Aww thank you, I love reading your blog too. :D

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  6. Congratulations! I know how much this means to bloggers...and I love your blog as well!

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    1. Thank you! I really love yours too!

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  7. HAPPY ONE YEAR VERONIKA!!! I am sooooo glad to have met you online as you are one of the sweetest people out there. I loved our conversations about Burn for Burn and Taylor Swift and hope we'll continue to have more great chats!

    Much love xoxo

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    1. THANK YOU! Again, I'm SORRY for leaving you out of my the list of bloggers I mentioned! You're the loveliest blogging friend and I can't believe I committed such a crime haha. Our conversations were the best and I hope to have some more in the future. Maybe we could do a buddy read? :DD

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  8. Congratulations on your Blogoversary Veronika!!! What an achievement!
    I've loved reading your posts this last while, and of course you are the bestest buddy-read partner too!

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  9. Aw congratulations on your first year blog anniversary ! :) Thank you for the lovely giveaway as well, you're the sweetest <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. Thank you! You're welcome, wish you luck! :)

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  10. congratulation on your blog anniversary,,this is a great giveaway for the book lovers :*

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  11. Congratulations on your first year blog anniversary and thank you for the lovely giveaway! :)

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  12. I just came across your blog, and it is absolutely adorable! I love the fonts you use and the design.

    And congratulations on getting through a year of blogging! What an awesome accomplishment! I hope you continue to make great contributions to the blogosphere with your insights towards books. And, of course, thank you for the generous giveaway! ♥

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

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    1. Aww thank you so much! <3
      You're welcome. :)

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  13. Happy anniversary! I think you should make your pink fonts a little darker to stand out from the background - other than that, your site is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! I'm thinking about redesigning my blog and I'll keep this advice in mind. :)

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  14. Happy blogoversary and thank you so much for the giveaway! I love your blog (especially the background - the flowers are so pretty!) :D

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. :)

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  15. Happy Anniversary from a new follower, woohoo!!

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  16. Happy anniversary! I have only been blogging for three months! A year seems so long. I can't think of anything you can do to make your blog better because it's already perfect, in my opinion. Maybe you can clean up your sidebar a little bit? There seems to be a lot of things there. That's just my opinion though, I've always been immaculate. xD

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    1. It doesn't feel like a year at all, I'm sure we'll be celebrating your blogoversary in no time. :) Aww, thank you so much! That sounds like a good idea, I'll try to figure something out to keep it clean but still keep most of the stuff I have now. How is that possible? I really don't know haha.

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  17. Happy one year! More years to come.

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  18. Happy one year blogoversary, Veronika! I came across your blog just recently and I've really loved it. Good luck to you and may you have many more happy blogging years to come <3

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  19. Happy blogoversary and congrats on making it a year and still loving it!

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  20. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY VERONIKA <3 Congratulations on an entire year of blogging! I am so glad I came across your blog. I hope in the future we can get to know each other better. Your posts continue to make me smile and I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. :)

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    1. Thank you, Claire! I hope so too, although since I saw all the things you do (like actual sports) on your about page I feel like even more of a lazy ass as I am. Haha. Aww you're so sweet, thanks! :) I wish you too the best.

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  21. Congratulations on achieving your first year. The first year is always the sweetest ;) Good luck and I hope you fare well in the years to come, and that you continue blogging and being you! That's the most important and something we need to remind ourselves constantly. This is your space, so don't let anybody else wear you down! Happy blogoversary again!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. Thank you!
      Thanks for the advice, Faye. I'll keep that in mind. :)

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  22. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! :)

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  23. Happy blogoversary!!!! I love your posts and really enjoy reading your reviews :)
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you do. :)
      You're welcome.

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  24. Happy blogoversary :) And thanks for the giveaway*

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  25. Happy, happy happy blogoversary and wishing you many more amazing to come! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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