Confessions of a Book Geek turns 1!

Guys and gals, I can’t believe I’m writing this post… but Confessions of a Book Geek has turned 1!

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Where has the year gone?!

When I first started blogging, I wasn’t quite sure what I was doing (sometimes I feel like I still don’t) but I went with it, and I’m so glad I did. I’ve renewed my love for reading, enjoyed some really great books I’d not have known about otherwise, got to interview some fantastic authors, host some amazing giveaways and best of all I got to join an amazing, friendly and supportive online community!

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Before I get to the good part, which is lots of giveaway MADNESS, I want to share some stats from my 12 months of being a book blogger.

  • I’ve published 238 posts since I started blogging (I didn’t know I had it in me!)
  • There are currently 55 book reviews on Confessions of a Book Geek.
  • Confessions of a Book Geek has 550 followers (<3 to you all!).
  • My blog received 25, 360 views and 4,541 comments in one year! That’s insane.
  • There’s 746 followers on Twitter and 353 likes on Facebook.
  • I’ve interviewed 6 authors, launched 4 features and done Top Ten Tuesday 51 times!

Most importantly, I’ve “met” some seriously amazing people who’ve made the reading slumps, blog slumps, and slumpy frustrations worthwhile! There are FAR too many to list, but if you check out my Bloglovin’ profile, you will find these amazing people in the list of blogs I follow.

The Giveaways!

UK OnlyEnter the Rafflecopter Giveaway!


1 x Hardback Copy of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight 1 x Hardback Copy of Love Virtually 1 x Copy of Mad Men – The Illustrated World

 INTEnter the Rafflecopter Giveaway!


Two winners will each win a book of their choice from The Book Depository up to the value of $10


All of the normal giveaway rules apply, but in this case following my blog is a mandatory entry for both giveaways as I am hosting these as a way to thank my followers! Of course, new followers are also welcome to enter!

Good Luck! 🙂



  1. Congrats! ^^ now the journey to many more years of reading pleasures start^^
    i’m not sure which book i will pick if i won perhaps the exile by CT Adams but i’m not sure yet
    thank you for sharing with us!


  2. CONGRATS!!! 😀 You’re blog is one of my favorites and I always look forward to reading your bookish thoughts!

    If I won the giveaway I would probably choose Vicious by V.E. Schwab- for some reason I can’t find it in any bookstores where I live, and I really want to read it!


    1. Thanks, Holly!! 😀

      Vicious is a popular pick! I really want to read Archived and… I can’t remember the name of the companion novel… Lol R x


  3. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I, for one, am so thankful you started blogging because I have made such a sweet and dear friend because of it. I adore you! 🙂 xx


  4. Congratulations, Bookgeek! 🙂

    Well, if I happen to win the INT giveaway, the book that I’ll choose would be… The Fill In Boyfriend or The Orphan Queen or maybe Liars, Inc.


  5. First, congrats on your first blog-birthday 😀 hope the next year will be even better than the last.
    and second, I would probably choose a book by Darynda Jones 😉


  6. Happy anniversary! Your blog is really good. If I won, I would get Dark Skye by Kresley Cole; it is an awesome book!


  7. Congratulations on the accomplishment!
    I think I’d choose something by Sherrilyn Kenyon, or The Giver by Lois Lowry


  8. Happy blog birthday to you, happy blog birthday to you…. and… well… you get the idea, right?

    Congratulations on your first year of blogging, it’s so exciting reaching that milestone, so well done, and what a productive year of blogging as well. Hopefully your second year will be just as good, maybe even better 🙂


    1. Haha! Thanks, Becky.

      I can’t believe it has been a whole year! And part of me can’t believe I stuck around! I think when you first start blogging you’ve no idea if it will stick or not, but I think a year on it’s safe to say I’ll be here for a while yet! R x


  9. Yaaay congratulations! Those are some amazing stats for the first year! My first year was pretty poor and I only started gathering readers and so on in my second year.
    All the best for the future! 🙂


  10. Congratulations on your first year, I’m celebrating my first blogervesary this month and am also running a celebratory giveaway. Its amazing you have over 200 posts!! Wow, that’s way more than I have done in a year, and all your posts are fab. I love your Tuesday posts especially. If I won, I don’t know which book I would choose, but I would have fun browsing until I chose.


    1. Hi Amanda, thanks for commenting! I’m just glad I’m still around because at the start you just don’t know if the blogging bug will stick! Congratulations on your first year too! R x

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  11. Congratulations on your blogaversary Rachel! There are so many fantastic books out there, it would be hard to choose – but The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer has been on my TBR for ages so I’d love the opportunity to win it 🙂


  12. I received my prize today, thank you so much. The books look really good. I showed my Hubby ‘The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight’, and joked to him that he should get this book. 😉
    I’m looking forward to reading them, I will link you in when I review them.
    Thanks again, great prizes.
    Amanda. x


    1. Hi Amanda, thanks for commenting to let me know they got to you safely. I’m looking forward to you reading Love Virtually, because I don’t know ANYONE who has read it, and I really liked it! Would be great to hear what you think. Enjoy your books!! R xx

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