Jul 23, 2014

One Year Blogoversary Celebration and Giveaway

It's our 1 year Blogoversary!

We did it!  We have had a blog for an entire year and we are so excited to share some of the things we have done this year that have been fun and exciting for us and of course, we will be giving away some of our favorite books from our favorite authors in our Blogoversary Giveaway!

This year we have joined in with several memes from other blogs, and started one of our own, Memory Lane Monday with Amber at Paradise of Pages.  We started 2 features in Coconut's Corner where my 9yo reviews books for the younger crowd and Sarcastic Song Shuffle where we all grab our iPods and see what comes up on our playlists.  It has been fun coming up with new and different things to do for posts as well as sticking to what we know with book reviews.  You might want to watch out for a few more hockey posts this year as well under the "Let's Get Wild!" tab.  I don't talk about hockey nearly enough and since discovering more hockey centered books, I can combine the two.

We want to give a HUGE shout out to the fantastic author Tiffany King who encouraged us to start this Mom/Son blog together that has grown to include our other family members as well.  Also a special thank you to her for donating her book "Forever Changed" to our giveaway.

We are going to do a sort of "Greatest Hits" post so you can see what our most popular posts were over the year.  Some of them were a HUGE surprise when we looked at the numbers so without further ado, here is:


Our #1 Memory Lane Monday post was...

The Twilight Review/New Moon Memory Post

New Moon (Twilight, #2)Twilight (Twilight, #1)

Our #1 Top Ten Tuesday Post was...

Books you may like if you also like......
This post was one of our favorites to do because it involved books, music, movies and TV.  Here is just one little piece of our post:

If you like Hart of Dixie
Then you may also like:
If you enjoy the southern roots of this show, you may also enjoy this fantastic bit of spicy southern love in 7 Day Fiance.

Our #1 Waiting on Wednesday post was...

Our #1 Feature Follow post was...

Spring Break Destinations
This was also the week we were the feature so thank you to all of those that followed us and thank you to all of our followers no matter how you found us.  You make our blog awesome and worth doing!

Our #1 Movie Review was...
This was also our first post ever so thank you to everyone for stopping by and giving us a chance!

Our #1 Music Review was...
It amazes me that this post has been up nearly a year and I still get several hits a week on it.

Our #1 Book Review was...
This book has become a favorite in our household and I'm so glad I was able to discover Nikki's other fantastic books without it.

Banana's Favorite Post was...
I liked doing this post not only because it gave me a reason to listen to it in advance, but also because it was probably my favorite album of 2013.  It was nothing short of perfect as well as proved her versatility and creativity as an artist.  I also enjoyed doing a music review instead of a book or movie review.

Flamingo's Favorite Post was...

Christmas at the Beach
This post was so much fun to come up with.  I loved creating it and coming up with all the things I wanted to do for it.

Those are the highlights of our first year!  Now it's time for my favorite part...

 As a big Thank You to our followers, we are doing a giveaway of some of our favorite books as well as a favorite movie of ours, X-Men 2.  One particular entry on the Rafflecopter gives you the opportunity to leave us a question in the comments.  At the end of the giveaway, we will do a post with the answers to all of your questions along with announcing the giveaway winners!
 (Giveaway is US only except for the ebook of American Girl On Saturn) 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. WOW! That is a huge giveaway!! I'm so glad that you guys made your blog, it brought me to you and your family. I couldn't imagine blogging without you guys anymore!!

    My question is:
    If you could design a cover for any book you read, which one would you pick?

    Love you all so much! Congratulations on 1 year!!


  2. Wow thanks for this awesome giveaway! I really hope I win! My question is: do you prefer book-to-movie or book-to-TV adaptations???

  3. Happy Anniversary and may you have many more!

  4. Congratulations!! Great blogoversary post. Here's to many more =D

    1. Oops, forgot my question.
      If you could be a character from any book, got to any world, who would you be? Where would you go? And (again from any book) who would you bring with you?

  5. Love free stuff. Yeah. Seriously, happy blogoversery, I'm so proud of you. You are awesome at it, and I'm glad you enjoy it so much. You're the best.

  6. I love giveaways. Now my question: Do you have a favorite niece? If so, who would it be?

  7. What is your favorite book/series?

  8. Congrats on your blogoversary! I think it's so great that you do reviews with your son! I'm desperately trying to get my kids to enjoy reading... so far, only my oldest reads a little bit when she's not too busy with high-school.
    Happy reading :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. I actually have my girls reviewing a little bit now as well. I wasn't a reader as a kid so I understand when my others don't like reading but now that I AM a reader, I just want them to be too. It's the best! Thanks for stopping by Lexxie!

  9. Congratulations on the anniversary! I am definitely reading AGOS since you have hyped it so much :) Question: What is your best suggestion for a book for boys age 10-12?

  10. Congratulations! Do you prefer reading real physical copies of books or digital?

  11. Have you ever tried a fresh homemade pi~a colada?