Books of My Heart 3 Year Blogaversary @BooksofMyHeart #Blogaversary #GIVEAWAY

Posted November 15, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Misc / 80 Comments

I want to thank everyone who has worked with me and supported me and read the blog as we now reach 3 years.  I am doing a giveaway, where I will choose multiple winners.

My most grateful thanks to my team which writes reviews, retweets posts,  joins me on Read-alongs, and helps with memes like Series on Saturday and Top 10. That’s just to name a few things.  It’s a pleasure to have such good friends to join me in this blogging community. Thanks so much to Robin, Melanie, KC and Sophia!

A little bit about Books of My Heart:

Even though we have been 3 years, I was able to bring over all my posts from my 3 years reviewing at The Book Nympho.  So I have 6 years of reviews.  I do this as a hobby; I don’t make money on anything.  I spend my own money on prizes or get things donated by publishers.

Books of My Heart is the co-sponsor of the Library Love Challenge. I’m a big fan and avid user of the library so I am thrilled to be involved.   This feature has its own tab on the top menu bar.

There are several other features under the Feature tab on the top menu bar which I am proud to have developed.

  • Thrifty Thursday – where I review Kindle or Audo freebies.  I started this all the way back at Yummy Men & Kickass Chicks.
  • Friends on Friday – where I will be inviting blogger friends to contribute and link up reviews with their blogs (because friends is a big reason why I blog). We did this more in the early years but not as much lately, although I still like the concept.
  • Series on Saturday – This one is so much fun. We discuss monthly the best in a genre or theme. There is a vote and then I give away the first book in the winning series.
  • Top 10 – This is a meme I took on since others stopped doing it.  The lists run Christmas week in December. They include: Top 10 Books, Top 10 Audiobooks, Top 10 Characters, Top 10 Book Covers, Top 10 Books I Want Next Year and Top 10 your choice.   We share our lists for the year and let you link up your lists (one or all). It’s really fun to see everyone’s lists!
  • Read-along –  This is another one of my favorite things!  Each year I pick a series where we read about one book a month. We have discussions, games and prizes. Each month there is a prize and there is a grand prize. Usually the publishers donate something and I buy the rest of the prizes.  I alternate between series I have read and series I have NOT read.  2018 – Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews (re-read), 2019 – Alex Verus by Benedict Jacka (new), 2020 – Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs (re-read).  So 2021 is a new to me series, Psy-Changeling by Nalini Singh.  So far they have all been urban fantasy, a favorite genre of mine.  I also did The Hollows by Kim Harrison in 2014 when I was at Yummy Men & Kickass Chicks and it was new to me.

 

Some of us participate in Challenges. I always do COYER, but have also joined in the New Release Challenge, Beat the Backlist Challenge, the Audiobook Challenge. and of course, the Library Love Challenge.

Mostly on the blog we do reviews, features and occasionally discussions.  Cover reveals, spotlights and daily deals are posted on the Facebook page and to Twitter.

So I hope you will like us on the Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter and Goodreads,  and subscribe to our blog.  There are options on the right sidebar to subscribe by email to  all posts or a weekly digest, or to follow through Bloglovin or Feedly.

History of how I ended up with Books of My Heart:

The first blog I subscribed to was Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks.  I mean, seriously,  that’s what I want to read.  Somehow, I realized it was published by a Canadian and when I was riding my Harley up there for an event, I asked Julie if she lived nearby. It turned out she was right on my route, only 50Km from where I was staying, so I could meet her for dinner. She invited me to review on her blog, which I did for the next year until she closed. She taught me a lot and was a joy to have in my daily life.

A week later, somehow, Jennifer, invited me to review at The Book Nympho. I was there for three years. Jennifer and Jonetta were amazing. Jennifer was kind enough to let me dabble in pretty much any genre. I am so grateful for all her help and support. I have learned and admired much from her. Jennifer closed The Book Nympho at the end of 2017 and now reviews for That’s What I’m Talking About. Jonetta has her own new bog, The Blue Mood Cafe.

So I started my own book blog. I am challenged by graphics and know little about WordPress, so there are some bobbles here. Michelle at Limabean Designs is handling my graphics as she is a professional. Ashley has helped me through my additional learning about Ultimate Book Blogger and WordPress.

Giveaway:

I am going to choose multiple winners and you will have your choice of items remaining on the list.  Each winner can only win once.  To keep this open to Intl readers, I will offer them up to a $12 book at Book Depository.  US readers will choose from the list below. You need to be willing to provide your address for some prizes to be sent to you.

 

Prize list:

  • Up to $12 book from Book Depository (Intl only)
  • One Audible audiobook (I’ll gift to you with a credit)
  • $5 Amazon gift card
  • New ARC – Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence
  • New ARC – The Best Man Plan by Jaci Burton
  • New paperback -All or Nothing at All by Jennifer Probst
  • New paperback – Texas Homecoming by Leigh Greenwood
  • New paperback – Wild Ride by Julie Ann Walker
  • New paperback – Always My Baby by Martha Kennerson
  • New paperback – The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood
  • New paperback – Forever and a Duke by Grace Burrows
  • Used paperback – Primal Possession by Katie Reus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

 

 

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Posted November 15, 2020 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Misc / 80 Comments


80 responses to “Books of My Heart 3 Year Blogaversary

  1. Laura Lovejoy- Brunk

    Happy Blogoversary ! Congrats to one of my favorite blogs, one that actually reads the same books as me.

  2. Anne

    Happy Blogoversary! I’m a big UF fan too, but I read other genres too so I appreciate the variety of genres reviewed, as well as, formats (audio and paper).

  3. Happy 3 years to Books of My Heart! I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and getting to know you better this last year! 🙂

  4. Happy 3 year blogoversary! It was fun to read some of your history, I didn’t realize you started reviewing on another blog before starting your own.

  5. _Sandra_

    Happy, happy, happy blogoversary 🎉 and wishing you many more amazing to come!!

    Thank you for generous giveaway!!

    • Thank you! I’m glad you are here. As a reader, I always loved giveaways so I try to do some. I do the Series on Saturday and the Read-along each month which both always have giveaways. I participate in some blog tours with giveaways or publishers / publicity teams sometimes offer giveaways. And I also co-host the Library Love Challenge with several giveaways,

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  6. RO

    Wow! Congrats on 6 years of reviewing and 3 years to your blog. Kudos to you for keeping it going for all that time. Found you from a post over at Sophia’s facebook, and really love how you have your blog set up. Sending lots of hugs and well wishes. RO

  7. Jen

    WOW! I totally forgot about your history with Jennifer! It seems like you’ve had your own blog forever. So glad you decided to keep blogging after Jennifer shut down her site. Congrats on three years and here is to many more!!

  8. Reese

    Happy Blogaversary! I don’t know how you guys manage this level of dedication and organization (I barely remember what I ate yesterday and I have a fixed schedule for that), but I’m glad because by lurking around I see people raving about books that I’d never have otherwise found – it’s so cool.

    • (I just eat the same breakfast every day until I get tired of it and then I choose something else, right now it’s oatmeal. It was cottage cheese and fruit for 4 years or so)

      I love to organize and have lots of ideas. I have a really wonderful group on my team and they have regular posting schedules. The memes and challenges are regular things so that’s not so hard. Thank you so much for visiting!

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  9. Somehow I missed that you are THE Anne from Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks! I used to follow that blog as well. So I totally read your reviews back then! I of course loved The Book Nympho. So neat to learn your history and that I’ve known you longer than I realized! Happy Blogaversary!