Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Time to Celebrate!

Time to Celebrate!

There is a lot for me to celebrate at the moment.  I believe there is 5 wonderful things here:

~~ Well, it is hard to believe its been a year ago I started blogging.  Yup, July 21, 2009 was the first blog post I did.  I never would have thought of growing the way I have here.  More into Book Reviews and daily memes on books.  I have enjoyed all that I have done here and looking forward to keeping up with it.

~~ I was so happy last night, as on the eve of my blogs 1st Birthday I got an email from an author who's book I reviewed with a trail of that book.  To my pleasure and surprise I was quoted in the trailer!  I was thrilled!  This is the first time for me to be quoted by an author.  Would you like to see it?  Here it is... I listed as my link names me Mels World Book Reviews.  Do you want to read the review of Dante's Journey?  It's here.

~~ The number of wonderful people I have meet here in one year.  Just amazing in thought.  Which brings me to my next celebration... I have passed the 200 Followers mark. HURRAY!!!

~~ Then My anniversary is on July 27th.  It will be 8 years married but 13 years together.  Hard to believe.  Time really does fly by.

~~ Then, last but not least I have a Birthday coming up... August 3rd.  But I am not telling you my age.  I am starting to not like the multiples of 5.  And I am not old enough to be my age. :) Does that make sense?  No, good... I'm not old enough to make sense. ;)

So what am I going to do to Celebrate?  Good question.  I am not 100% sure yet.  I have a few thoughts but haven't worked anything out.  
Any ideas?

I have thought about purchasing one of those lovely magnetic book markers I love (if the store has any left) for a giveaway.
Also, maybe a giveaway of a gift card, for Borders or Amazon (your pick).

Is there anything else to do?  So Stay tuned for a giveaway coming up. :)

But, I would love all my friends to celebrate with me.  Thank you all!


  1. Hey! congrats! That is a lot to celebrate.

  2. Congrats!! So much good stuff to celebrate!!

  3. congrats and so many good things happening

  4. Wow, quoted by an author! How cool is that? Lots of great stuff to celebrate. Congrats!

  5. First, let me say congratz on your first year of blogging. And thank you for your very kind of review of my book, as well. You are a treasure!

    And happy birthday! Celebrate that.

  6. ~~ Then, last but not least I have a Birthday coming up... August 3rd. But I am not telling you my age. I am starting to not like the multiples of 5. And I am not old enough to be my age. :) Does that make sense? No, good... I'm not old enough to make sense. ;)

    Man I so understand this. Mines coming up on the 7th also and I stopped counting how old I am. I feel no where near my age so why count it? lol

  7. Congrats on all that great news, even the birthday. They may not be fun, but they're necessary. :o)

  8. Congratulations on all these wonderful achievements! And that's so awesome that you got quoted by an author, and that's a pretty cool book trailer too. I hope the upcoming year of blogging and living will be just as enjoyable and successful for you, if not more. Keep up the great work!

  9. Congrats on your blogoversary, aniversary, birthday, and being quoted by an author. You have a fantastic blog and I'm super excited to see the growth your blog has gone through.

  10. Congrats and Happy B-day! You have a great blog and I'm extremely happy to have met you through our common niche on the internet.

    I was so happy to be quoted on the trailer too! How cool. It's probably because you're kind of a big deal. :)

  11. First of all you are all great! Thank you so much.

    Carolyn Crane - Thank you very much for stopping by. I am really excited with all the great dates. :)

    Jamie - Thank you so much for stopping by, and now following. :)

    Julie (My 5 Monkeys) - Thank you, it just seems to keep going for a few weeks. :) I like that idea.

    Pixie - Thank you. I think it is really cool and exciting. :) I just had to embed it in here to keep it. :)

  12. Jon Sprunk - Thank you so much for stopping by! Thank you for the kind words as well. :) It was fun reading your book, and I am looking forward to the next one with Caim.

    Zia - You have a birthday coming up as well! Well, Happy Birthday early. :) I've lost count now, and I don't think I'm old enough to be lossing count yet. ;)

    BarbaraE. - Thank you. Yea, I guess they are necessary. ;) I just choose to try to ignore them from time to time.

    Simcha - Thank you. I was truly, really surprised when I read that quote. I actually had to watch the trailer 2 or 3 times to really believe it. LOL. Thank you for all the wishes. :)

    Ryan - I have to thank you most of all. You are the one who really helped me get started here and gave me the idea to start blogging. Thank you for everything!!

    Seak - Thank you, and I saw you and Tyson both where quoted on there too. It is just so cool to see. Congrats to you as well. :)

    Robsad - Thank you so much! :)

  13. OH my gosh!!!! I remember when we found each other!!!! It is amazing how fast times flies!!

    And I do believe that CONGRATS in is in order BIG TIME for all the things going on in your life!!!!!!!! Awesome honey!!!!!!

    And there is nothing special you need to do... Just being able to come here and peek in on your life is enough!!!! Hugs to you honey!!!

  14. Cool beans on the trailer mention and the followers! You have a lot to celebrate:) Congrats on your anniversary, and I hope you have an awesome birthday!

  15. Happy blog birthday to you! I've so enjoyed meeting you this year and sharing the book blogging world. I like reading what you have to say! Also, happy anniversary! And your birthday is the day before my mom's. My blogoversary is a few days after that.

    Congrats on having your quote featured. You're famous! He emailed me about reviewing the book. I haven't had a chance to get back to him because of all that's been going on with me, but I think I'll accept if he's still interested. I know you said it was a great book.

    I should have the book list for TuesBookTalk to you by the end of the week. I'll email it to you.


  16. Woo Hoo! So happy for your blogaversary!

    Now, this is what I say (and I've said this since I WAS 21)... I just tell people I've had only 21 birthdays and the rest are anniversaries of my 21st. So, I'm only 21. I'm not telling you how many anniversaries have passed. ;)

  17. Once again, you all are too kind! Thank you all!

    Cecile - Hey!! **hugs** I know time just seems to fly! Thank you so much for stopping by and keeping in touch. :) I really luv you stopping by.

    Monnsanity - Thank you so much. :) I am hoping we are on a down ward slide here with many great things coming for us. :) At least I am hoping to enjoy the next few weeks.

    Michelle - Thank you! I hope you do get to review the book and enjoy it. :) I think you will, but hope you do. No problem, look forward to hear from you on the TuesBookTalk stuff. :)

    Melissa - :D This is so true!!! :D I love the idea. And I wont ask how many anniversaries of 21 you have had. :D Great! Thank you!

  18. Congrats on a month of big things to celebrate.


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