Wednesday, March 26, 2014

2 Year Blogoversary

So it's my 2nd year Blogovesary! It's been two years since I was sucked

Here's what has happened in the past two years:

  • I graduated with a Bachelor's in Nursing.
  • I got a job.
  • I started graduate school. 
  • I attended numerous book signings and met so many amazing authors. 
  • I met some great blogger, reader, and writer friends.
  • My love for writing was renewed, and I've been working on a WIP I feel passionate about. 
  • I had PLUNCH with fellow author and writer friends. 
  • I went to my first SCBWI conference. 
  • I discovered SHERLOCK, VERONICA MARS, and BREAKING BAD. All three shows now consume my life/my every thought. 
It may seem like a small list, but it's an important, life-changing list. And by this time next year, I'll have my Masters in Nursing and I'll hopefully have a Nurse Practitioner job lined up. 

There many be people out there who ask: why do you still blog? When do you have time to read if you work and go to school? 

I blog because I have a passion for books, and I want to share my love for books with fellow bloggers and readers. I blog because I want to read more critically. It's difficult, finding time to read and blog, but I make time because I love it. Victoria Schwab wrote a POST that articulates my exact feelings toward this second question. 

So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY CITRUS READS! It's true that last year was filled with unexpected abcences, but my love for reading remained strong. And it's still strong now. And I hope to share my love for reading and for books with you for yet another year. Thank you for following me, and for sticking with me, even when my posting was incredibly sporadic. 

As a way to celebrate my 2nd year of blogging, I decided to do a giveaway. There will be two winners. The first winner (US resident only) will win a box of the following books:

PB copy of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. 
SIGNED PB copy of Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
ARC of Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
PB copy of Goddess by Josephine Angelini 

The second winner can receive (1) book of their choice from The Book Depository (so long as TBD ships to your country). I have one stipulation for this winner, though: the book they choose cannot exceed $15 (before tax). This winner can be international. 

NOTE: winner must be 13 years or older/have parent's permission to give out address. The winner must also be a blog follower. If the winner fails to respond to my email within 48 hours, I reserve the right to choose another winner. 

Enter using the Rafflecoper below. GOOD LUCK!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Happy Blogoversary, Cassie!

    2 years seem to be a big milestone because it's all about why we love blogging so much. In the end it's all about our passion for all things bookish. Here's to another amazing year!

    Also, I need to read this post by Victoria Schwab.

  2. Happy Blogoversary and congrats to have managed so much! ( it's far from a small list) i hope you keep having pleasure reading for a long long time and keep sharing with us
    thank you also for including a prize for ionternational it's greatly appreciated

  3. Umm, GFC doesn't appear to be working for a while now (it was up on their Google forums too). Is there another way I can follow and unlock the rest of the entries in the rafflecopter giveaway?
    Oh, and Happy Blogoversary!!

  4. Congrats on your accomplishments, how you kept a blog and did everything else, a big wow to you.
    How nice of you to have an int. giveaway.

  5. Happy Blogversary, Cassie! I'm so glad we've reconnected over writing! :)