It’s My Birthday + Giveaway!!

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As you might have guessed from the title of this post, it’s my birthday!


And I have turned 17, which means I’m one year closer to death older and (not much) wiser.

So, in order to celebrate, here’s seventeen things I’ve done since my last birthday. (Oh, and a giveaway at the end!)

  1. I took the SATs/PSATs/SAT Subject Tests.
  2. I read more than 45 books in the first half of the year. I don’t think I’ve ever done that before in my life tbh.
  3. I got a pen pal! (What’s up, KaitlinΒ πŸ˜‰Β )
  4. I started watching booktube videos and I love them to pieces
  5. I got approved for my first physical ARC a few months agoΒ and I was thrilled even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the bookΒ (and I just got approved a few weeks ago for another one!).
  6. IΒ started a bookstagram account! (Hit me upΒ πŸ˜‰Β )
  7. I also recently hit 1.4k on my bookstagram (as of the time I’m writing this post)!! Thank you all!
  8. I got my driver’s license!
  9. I hosted my first giveaway in December (I believe).
  10. I started listening to Hamilton, and I’ve descended into the abyss.
  11. I’ve made so many friends and I couldn’t be more grateful for all of you.
  12. I started collecting bookish pins (idk they’re cool).
  13. I started using Goodreads and organizing my Goodreads shelves (you can add me here!)
  14. I now design graphics for blog headers, phone backgrounds, bookmarks, and other things, and it’s been so much fun! (You can also request some here.)
  15. I read so many new books that I probably wouldn’t have read if I hadn’t joined the book community.
  16. I feel like my writing skills have developed from writing so many discussion and review posts.
  17. I started this blog! Thank you to everyone who welcomed me into this community when I first started (P.S. my blogoversary is coming up in one month–very, very soon! Expect more fun + surprises aka giveaways!).

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As a thanks for sticking with me and my blog, I’m hosting a giveaway! There will be two prizes for two winners:

  • $20 to the Book Depository and it will beΒ international if TBD ships to you
  • $20 to Redbubble or Society6 to purchase a mug/pillow/thing/what-have-you and it will also be international

Terms and Conditions:

  • You must be 18 or older orΒ have your parent’s consent to release a mailing address.
  • You may only use one account to enter.
  • If the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, i will choose another winner.
  • I am not responsible for anything lost in the mail.
  • This giveaway is not affiliated with Book Despository / Redbubble / Society6
  • This giveaway will run from July 2, 2016 at 12AM EST to August 2, 2016 at 12 AM EST.
  • Read my full policy here. Good luck!!!!!

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[graphic illustration by freepik]

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What book or product would you get if you won? Do you have any ideas as to what I should giveaway for my one year blogoversary in a month?


146 thoughts on “It’s My Birthday + Giveaway!!

  1. Happy Birthday, you have done so well over the past year. I hope the next one will be as enjoyable and successful too. Great giveaway too. I would get something nice and bookish I think if I were lucky enough to win. I fancy a new bookish mug to drink my tea while reading. Hope you have lots of birthday celebrations planned.


  2. Happiest birthday! You have the world in your hands! Wish you all the great things life has to offer. πŸ™‚


  3. Happy Birthday! Congratulations on so many achievements so far this year, especially reading 45 books already (I think I have only read 25). I look forward to reading more posts now that I have stumbled upon your blog through the July new release hop.


  4. Belated Happy Birthday! New follower here. I found your blog through the July New Release Giveaway hop. Congratulations on your milestones! Looking forward to more posts on your blog πŸ™‚


  5. Hi there, Ali! Happiest birthday to you! Wishing you more blessed days and tons of new books to read! πŸ™‚


  6. Happy belated Birthday! I hope you had a great day and got all the books (or at least a fair amount)! πŸ˜€


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