Confessions of a Book Geek Turns 2, with Giveaways!

Confessions of a Book Geek turns 2

My blog has entered the “terrible two’s”, and I couldn’t be more proud!

Book Geek Acceptance Gif

It’s hard to believe I’ve kept this little corner of the Internet alive for two years now! When I first started blogging, I used to try and post 5 times per week, and ended up feeling awful when I didn’t hit that self-imposed target. Last year I hit a reading slump, then a blogging slump, then work started getting busier than ever, I was doing extra qualifications in my spare time, I started going to the gym… Everything just got crazy busy. I knew no matter what happened, I didn’t want to stop blogging, so I adapted. I post discussions when I’m really inspired to, or if it’s a review I just fit it in when I can. I’m more active on Twitter to keep in touch with the blogging friends I’ve made, and most importantly, I’ve let go of the stress and guilt I had started to feel when it felt like I wasn’t keeping up.

Last year, for my first blogoversary, I made a list of what I considered to be my blogging “achievements” – how many blog followers I had, how many views Confessions of a Book Geek had gotten, etc. While I was and am proud of those figures, this year I’ve decided not to post updates on them. For me, and for others, the numbers only add to the pressure we feel to make our blogs a “success”. The success of a blog is measured in so many other ways. The fact that two years later, I’m still here, is one of them. The people who’ve told me they bought a book because of one of my reviews is another (bonus points if they loved the book too!). The numerous online bookish friends who I can fangirl with, and who understand my love of books, is the best one of all.

So in celebration of my blog turning two, and to thank you all for sticking with me, here come the giveaways! 😀

UK OnlyEnter the Rafflecopter Giveaway!

Prizes:

1 x Paperback Copy of Twenty Questions for Gloria by Martyn Bradford

1 x Paperback Copy of What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

1 x Paperback Copy of Caught by Harlan Coben

1 x Paperback Copy of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

All of the books listed above are pre-loved but in excellent condition. Two winners will be picked, the first name picked will get to choose which two books they would prefer, the remaining two will go to the second winner.

 UK & INT – Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway!

Prizes:

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

Rules:

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! The giveaways start on the 18th April 2016, and will close for entries on the 30th of April 2016.

Good Luck! 🙂

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About Rachel

Avid reader & book blogger. Lover of Business. A fan of drinks & dancing. Ever optimistic. Feminist.

32 Responses

  1. Congrats on 2 years, and you are so right stats etc don’t make you a success, its your enjoyment, the friendships you’ve made and the fact you are still here 2 years later with all the other things that happen in life making room to spend time blogging and reading. If I were lucky enough to win, I would choose the Rainbow Rowell book as I haven’t read it yet.
    Amanda.

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  2. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Haaaaappy blogversary TO YOOOOOOU. *sprinkles confetti in your hair* Honestly 2 years is such a fabulous celebration time!!🎉🍰 Congrats on all your successes and just general awesomeness! And I totally agree that the success of a blog doesn’t just rely on numbers and followers. *nods*
    If I won…omg…so hard to choose.🙈🙊 I’d probably pick Wink Poppy Midnight. ;D

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  3. Congrats on reaching the two year mark! Is it bad that I forgot about my blogoversary? It was last month and it completely slipped my mind. It’s really good that you’re doing something different to celebrate this year and celebrating your readers rather than obsessing over stats (because they are a blessing and a curse, way too easy to obsess over). Isn’t it strange how your blog can change in the space of a year? But I think it’s great how well you’ve adapted to all the new things happening and you’re still around to blog 🙂

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  4. I genuinely don’t know… There are so many books that I would love to have, I just don’t know! Thank you for the giveaway, but more importantly….. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!

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