18 Candles & Birthday Giveaway!

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As you may have seen, today’s my 18th birthday! To celebrate, I want to list 18 things about myself, whether it be blogging- or reading-related or something from my own life. Keep reading for a giveaway, since I’m now an Official Adult.

Shameless Self Promo:

Before I start, I find that it’s a great time to share with you my Amazon WL. I have an amalgamation of items that I want (books to office supplies to face washes), so if you want to congratulate me on reaching 18 years of life, here’s my wishlist!

My search for co-bloggers continues! My form can be found here!

And if you want to continue supporting me and what I do, you can buy me a coffee here!

18 facts about me:

  1. I was born at 1pm.
  2. I’m 5’8”. I’m SO TALL.
  3. I love to eat chips and salsa.
  4. I’m a vegetarian.
  5. My favorite book series in the world is Shatter Me. (And Harry Potter, of course, but I feel like it’s an automatic favorite that I don’t say that it is much.)
  6. I currently have $10 in my wallet.
  7. I have most of my books in the basement for storage as I don’t have much space in my room for them.
  8. I’m going to get my cartilage pierced and my second holes done soon! And maybe my nose. (For those who have their cartilages/noses pierced, did it hurt???)
  9. I’m getting a new laptop soon.
  10. I have never been to a book event or convention. Who am I.
  11. I don’t light candles; I just like to smell them.
  12. My favorite celebrity is Sebastian Stan.
  13. My favorite superhero is Captain America.
  14. I love socks that go up past my ankles.
  15. My favorite pen is a Pilot G2 0.5.
  16. I love office/school supplies shopping. Honestly, one of the best gifts you could get me is a Staples or Amazon gift card.
  17. I play violin and I used to play clarinet, but now I want to learn to play piano. Maybe ukulele.
  18. My favorite sitcoms are Modern Family, Friends, and Parks and Rec.

So there you have it—18 (arguably) fun facts about me!


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As a thanks for sticking with me and my blog, I’m hosting a giveaway!

I’ll be giving away a book of choice to 1 winner from Book Depository. I’ll give away 2 books to 2 winners if I get over 1,000 entries. It will be international if BD ships to you.

Terms and Conditions:

  • You must be 18 or older or 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.
  • This giveaway will run from July 2, 2017 at 12AM EST to August 2, 2017 at 12 AM EST.
  • Read my full policy here. Good luck!!!!!

enter here!


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Alice is an 18 year old college student who loves the oxford comma, television shows, and the company of dogs. She finds writing in the third person odd yet enjoyable.

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What book would you get if you won? What are some fun facts about you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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89 thoughts on “18 Candles & Birthday Giveaway!

  1. Happy birthday Alice! I love Seb too, I haven’t seen many of his movie, but I really love him in Political Animals 😀 I also have been planning to have my cartilage pierced for so long, but never went with it because I’m scared it will hurt (and ppl said it hurt, since it’s like piercing on bones, not on softer tissue like nose or earlobes…). Let me know what you think 😀 If I win I’d probably ask for Gentleman’s Guide, it’s one of my most anticipated book of 2017!

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  2. Happy, happy, happy birthday and welcome to adulthood – sometime it’ll suck but you’re gonna have sooo much fun along the way! 😉 Also, Sebastian Stan FTW!! 😍
    Thank you for a generous giveaway!! Hope you have an amazing birthday and all your dreams and wishes come true!

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  3. Happy birthday! Thanks for the chance to win a birthday gift! A few random facts about me–I play the flute, I have a hamster named Gandalf the Gray, I have 7 Dwarf African Aquatic Frogs, and my favorite socks have pictures of sushi on them.

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  4. Who doesn’t love chips and salsa? Although I super love chips and guacamole. I don’t have my nose pierced but my friends have all said it hurts a bit. I guess it all depends on who is doing it. The guy who did my lip had me take in a deep breath and when I blew out, he pushed the needle through. I didn’t feel a thing. I guess that’s the technique some people use. Hope it helps.

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  5. Happy birthday! I hope you are having an amazing day 🙂 I have never been to a bookish event either – someday we will, let’s keep our fingers crossed, right? 🙂

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  6. Happy, happy birthday! I hope you have a great time today. And may I just say I can totally relate to your fact #11? I like inhaling candles rather than lighting them. My best friend says it’s annoying.( LOL. ) Glad I’m not the only one though. XD

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  7. Happy Birthday! Some random facts about me: I like to bake, I make a mean mojitos, I considered myself a cat person until college, and I have been told I look like Hilary Swank on four desperate occasions!

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  8. Happy Birthday! I can barely remember what 18 feels like. I will be 35 on July 29th. AHHH! Anyway, hope you have the most fabulous birthday ever. And i hope you get to a book convention soon!

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  9. Happy Birthday! Parks and Rec and Friends are two of my all-time favorite sitcoms, too, and I’ve never been to a book event or con either, so you’re in good company on that, unfortunately we just never seem to have things like that near where I live.

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  10. Happy belated birthday, Alice!! Friends is one of my favorite shows, too…and I’m a sucker for good hips & salsa!!

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  11. Happy Birthday! Oh, how I wish I was 18 again. I hope you have a wonderful day. I also wish I could play the violin and the piano. My grandfather used to play professionally and he wrote music for a few musicians. I love Shatter Me series also. You like me are probably so stoked that 3 more books are coming. Anyway, thank you for the giveaway and Happy Birthday again.

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  12. Happy (belated) birthday 🎉🎉 18 was one of the best years of my life so I hope you enjoy it ♥

    I have a nose piercing and my had my cartilage pierced. My cartilage didn’t hurt at all, but my nose was one of my most painful piercings (I’ve had like 10 different piercings). I know a lot of people have no problem though. As unhelpful as it is I think it really comes to down to the individual and the piercer. As long as you go to a good shop I don’t think you should have any problems! Even though my nose hurt a lot it only lasted for about 10-15 minutes after I got the actual piercing. Just make sure to clean it regularly!! I have a ring in my nose now, but when I had a stud they fall out a lot so just be aware of that too!!

    Also yes Parks and Rec!!!!! Best show on TV.

    And thanks for the giveaway 😀

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  13. Happy Birthday!! I have never been to a book event or convention as well. But mostly because I don’t feel comfortable in crowds and well, I live in Indonesia while all of those wonderful book events and conventions from authors I love are happening either in the US, Europe, or Australia 😦

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  14. Happy, happy birthday, Alice!! 💓✨ I’m so happy to see that you are treating yourself with new piercings, a laptop (a blogger’s dream), etc. Thank you so much for the giveaway & I hope you had a special day to yourself! (:

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  15. Belated happy birthday, you tall glass of water! Hahaha hope you love being an “Official Adult”…and as Monica said, “It sucks, you’re gonna love it!”

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  16. Happy birthday – I hope it’s a fantastic one! I have double lobe, cartilage, and double nose (soon to be triple) and cartilage hurt the worst of all three. The nose piercing was surprisingly less painful than I thought it would be.

    I’d love to get the UK additions of Becky Chamber’s books if I win!

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  17. Happy birthday! 🙂

    I don’t really like dogs but I love my own dog named Bruno, he was a gift from my tutee. I love collecting sticky notes, pens, and notebooks.

    If ever I’ll win, I hope so, I’m thinking of any of the following: Asylum by Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin, or books by J.K. Rowling.

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  18. I wish you a wonderful and happy birthday, Alice! 😀 😀 Let us know if you were super spoiled and got lots of presents, or if anyone checked your WL and bought you sth 😉
    And thank you for the giveaway! I’d love to win a classic, as I don’t have many of them 🙂

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  19. Happy birthday!!! I’m also a vegetarian (have been for 7 years) and my favorite superhero is Captain America too! 😊

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