Celebrating one year with three giveaways!!

December 16, 2014 Randomz 31

Confession time: our one year was technically December 4, but it slipped by unnoticed. I mean,  I knew we launched in December last year, but had no clue which date it really was. I estimated the 14th, but I was off by ten days. But WHO CARES because we want to celebrate with a giveaway because its the holidays and Ashley and I both really love gift giving. And this is the easiest gift giving in history because we know you all like books!

Before I get to the deats, I’ll make you suffer through a little reflection. For me, this blogging thing has been addicting, frustrating and fun. Addicting because obviously is immensely satisfying when someone comments on your posts. Out in that big bad internet someone has taken the time to say something about what you’ve done. Everyone gets a kick out of that. Frustration comes in when you want to do something on the blog, but less fun life factors make it impossible for you to do so. Ashley and I took a dive this summer, but thankfully we’ve made it through mostly unscathed, just missing some fingers and toes. And fun is getting to read everyone else’s great posts out there in this bookish community. I love all of your passion, humor and wittiness. And you all have recommended some great books this last year. I’ve been turned on to some wonderful stand-alone and series now that I’m doing this blogging thing.

Which segues nicely (its like I planned that) into our giveaways! The inspiration for two of our giveaways is the great series we have read this year blogging. And I will be doing a secondary international (as long as Amazon ships to you) giveaway that is completely open up to $20. Here’s what we have in store for you lovely people:

Anne’s series spectacular giveaway


Pick one (1) book from any of these six series. It can be any one of the books from these series: first, last or middle, you decide!

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein | Code Name Verity
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor | Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach | Paradox
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers | His Fair Assassin
Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples | Saga
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier | Sevenwaters

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Ashley’s series* giveaway!


You see that asterisk up there? That’s because not all of these books are a series! Enter for a chance to win any one (1) of the books from the below options. Again, if it is a series, pick any one from that series.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness | All Souls
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon | Outlander
Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi | Under the Never Sky
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Megan Spooner | Starbound
Your choice of a book by Neil Gaiman
Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule
The Selection by Kiera Cass | The Selection
Your choice Jane Austen Hardcover Penguin Classic
Your choice of a Cozy Classics

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And finally, for our international friends,

Choose any book(s) up to $20 at Amazon — Open Internationally*

You pick a book, or a few if you are a frugal shopper, up to $20 USD. *And as long as Amazon delivers to you, this baby’s all yours.

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Phew, now that’s a lot to go through. But I hope you think it is worth it! Best of luck to you!

EDIT: We’ve added a free entry to these giveaways. If you have already entered, we will make sure to adjust to add another entry for your!

31 Responses to “Celebrating one year with three giveaways!!”

  1. Wesley at Library Educated

    I hit my one year this year too and it is a super triumphant feeling, so congratulations and enjoy that feeling ! :)

    From Annie’s list I’d pick Verity, because I got it from the library and loved it and would love to actually own it.

    From Ashley’s list I’d pick Outlander because I keep saying I’m going to read it in 2015 and if I actually owned it it might get bumped up to the top of the TBR!

  2. Nathan (@reviewbarn)

    Congrats on a full year. I know what you mean about it being stressful at times but you are doing fine.

    Just a hint, you can still change the titles in your rafflecopter even though the giveaway is going, away from ‘choose your own option.’

    • Anne

      You continue to be a source of wisdom. I can’t believe I missed that. Blame the midnight oil.

  3. Megan

    Eeeeep, CONGRATULATIONS!!! It’s been great seeing Lovely Literature’s journey these past few months… even though I haven’t been the most loyal of commenters. (So sorry! ><) And haha, at least you're celebrating your blogoversary in the same month, right? ;)

    I definitely agree with your thoughts on blogging, Anne! I know all too well what it feels like when life gets in the way and — what even is time?? But yes, blogging is satisfying enough, so it totally makes up for the frustrating bits! I’m constantly in awe of the wonderful people — like you! :D — who make sense of my ramblings and even leave comments on them. That’s one of the many reasons why I love the bookish community so much.

    Ooh, you guys have such awesome books up for grabs! I would enter the giveaway, except that I just came back from a crazy book sale, which of course increased my to-read list even more. I have no idea how I’m going to finish all the books I own now. T_T But good luck to anyone who enters!!

    Congratulations once again, you two, and here’s to many more years of happy blogging! <3 <3 <3

  4. Joey @ anotherafterthought

    Congrats! Sounds like you’re well on your way toward blogging stardom–especially with three giveaways–you’re in the big leagues now! (Don’t forget us little people.)

    I’m kind of jelly that you two blog together. I’m been heckling some guy friends to do it buuuuut alas nothing has come to fruition. TANGENTS. Anyways: here’s to more years of fun, stressful, feels-inducing, blogging!

    joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts

  5. Kelley (Oh, the Books!)

    Wooooo, happy blog birthday, you guys! I’m so glad I met you and became a fan of your blog. You have some great discussions on Lovely Literature! :D

    Also: I love the new look! (You did change your theme, right? I usually read your posts in Feedly so I don’t always see the blog design. >_<)

  6. Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm

    Happy Blogoversary!!! :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway as well. My favourite show – I don’t know but I am currently watching a lot of Scrubs on Netflix, finally getting into Teen Wolf, a bit addicted to The Black List and absolutely love Supernatural.

  7. Cait @ Paper Fury

    CONGRATS ON 1 YEAR OF AWESOME!! I hope you guys continue for, like, ever because you are fabulous bloggers!!
    What is my favourite TV show?! NOT. FAIR. QUESTION. Right noooow I guess it’s Supernatural (I love that show with a fiery passion) but I adore Leverage and Teen Wolf. XD

  8. Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, GIRLS! <3 I remember celebrating our one year blogoversary in May, and it was awesome reflecting on the things I've managed to do in only a year. It's so awesome to be part of the bookish community! I've only discovered you girls recently, but expect that I'll be around a bit more. <3

  9. Sophia

    Oooh this is a splendid giveaway! And happy blog birthday! :-)

    For the first one, I would pick Code Name Verity, and for the second, I think I’d pick one of the cozy classics. Those are so cute! Or maybe one of the Jane Austen hardcovers… tough choice!

  10. Christina C.

    I would pick Grave Mercy for the first one! I loved that book. And for the other, Under the Never Sky!

  11. Valerie

    BOY that is a lot of giveaways! Anyways, HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! I’m glad you guys had a ton of fun this year. I HOPE YOU HAVE ANOTHER FANTASTIC YEAR :D

    Also, hmmm books. I think I would definitely pick Grave Mercy from Anne’s list, and These Broken Stars from Anne’s list!

  12. Emma A

    Happy Blogoversary! And what a great giveaway! I would either choose Grave Mercy or Daughter of Smoke and Bone from Anne’s list and These Broken Stars or Under the Never Sky from Ashley’s list. Thank you so much!

  13. The Resurgent Bookworm

    Happy Blogversary !! :-)

    Choosing just one favourite TV show is tough ! So I will write a few – Homeland, Dexter, The Practice and Big Bang Theory ….. there are more but I’ll stop :-)

  14. Yun-a

    Happy Blogoversary and Merry Christmas!

    My favorite TV show is probably a Buffy: the Vampire Slayer.

  15. Francis Alvarez

    Hi! Happy Anniversary Lovely Literature! My favorite tv show is… I’m currently watching ANTM so I guess it is. I love how the models pose, being fierce, booch tooch, pout! And I like when somebody’s fighting with each other lol. So, thank you for this giveaway. And also for giving chance for international readers. Love from Philippines ♥

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