Books of My Heart 4 Year Blogaversary @BooksofMyHeart #Blogaversary #GIVEAWAY

Posted November 14, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Misc / 62 Comments

I want to thank everyone who has worked with me and supported me and read the blog as we now reach 4 years.  I am  so grateful for all the support and connection with the amazing blog community.

I appreciate 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 very 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.  Most of the work is by Angela at Angel’s Guilty Pleasures.



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.  I also did The Hollows by Kim Harrison in 2014 when I was at Yummy Men & Kickass Chicks and it was new to me.
      • 2018 – Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews (re-read)
      • 2019 – Alex Verus by Benedict Jacka (new)
      • 2020 – Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs (re-read)
      • 2021 –  Psy-Changeling by Nalini Singh (new to me)
      • 2022 – Night Huntress world by Jeaniene Frost (half re-read, half 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.


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 – Ignite on Contact by Jaci Burton
  • New ARC – Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs
  • New ARC – The Wolf’s Call by Anthony Ryan
  • Used ARC – Planetfall by Emma Newman (read once)
  • New paperback – Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst
  • New paperback – Between a Wolf and a Hard Place by Terry Spear
  • New paperback – Wild Ride by Julie Ann Walker
  • Used paperback – Primal Possession by Katie Reus (read once)
  • Used paperback – Under Fire by Scarlett Cole (read once)



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Posted November 14, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Misc / 62 Comments

62 responses to “Books of My Heart 4 Year Blogaversary

  1. Elizabeth H.

    Hi Anne! Congrats to you and all your wonderful reviewers on 4 years! Wishing you many more! I remember the Book Nympho blog and I definitely can understand when a blogger needs a change or to reinvent themselves. I’ve had a few blogs myself. I’m loving your annual read-along with book series. I first found you during your Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson Read-along and have been hanging around ever since! I’m looking forward to the 2022 read-along with the Night Huntress series! I love Cat & Bones!

    I am thankful for are all the hard-working bloggers and reviewers out there supporting authors and sharing their love of books with all the readers out there! Thanks for your blog and all the books you showcase. I’ve found several new-to-me authors and books from your blog and newsletters.

  2. Anne

    Happy Blogoversary! I’m happy to read about the next choice for the read a long. I, too, have only read some of frost’s series and it’s been so long it will be like new. I’m also happy the holiday season is starting soon with lots of extra days off from work. More reading time for me!

  3. Eva Millien

    HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY! Congratulations on making 4 years of wonderful posts! I am thankful for all of the authors who write the books that help me keep my sanity and all the bloggers who help me find them! Have a wonderful holiday season and here’s to another great year with you!

  4. Jennifer Hess

    So thankful for a flexible job, with 4 kids and 2 grandkids its such a blessing.

  5. Danielle Hammelef

    Congratulations on 4 years! Something I’m thankful for is my family and our health.

  6. Woohoo! Happy 4th, Anne! I’ve loved my visits here since you got Books of My Heart going and even more after joining the review squad. 🙂 You do so many wonderful, bookish posts and work hard to have a fab blog. Wishing you many more wonderful years.

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  7. I’m thankful for my family and true friends. Happy blogoversary! I think I just found you in the last year or so and really started following you here enough to comment all the time! I’m glad I did! I need to participate in the Thrifty Thursday meme because I have too many free books and need to read more of them! lol

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  8. 4-Years is an achievement. Congratulations! Hoping you have many more. Thank you for joining in the Library Love Challenge. It’s been a big helping having someone to bounce ideas off of. Keep up the great work and Happy Reading!

  9. Happy Blogoversary, Anne! We have similar tastes and views so I always enjoy visiting your blog and chatting books with your! I’ve also enjoyed our read-alongs! I will have to look into your library challenge since I use it a lot. What a wonderful giveaway!

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  10. Congrats my friend!! It just feels like it’s been way longer – but probably because of your pre-BoMH blogging/reviewing. I’m so glad to call you friend! Here’s to another great year ahead.

    • Thank you Jen! yes I blogged 4 years before I had my own blog and now 4 years on my own. It also kind of seems longer when you have met people in person, usually at cons. But because of all my Harley travels I met a bunch of people just in towns where they live. I am so glad to have been able to meet you briefly and hope to see you at a Con in a future year.

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  11. Reese

    I’m thankful for all the `people in online fandoms who create content (recommendations, meta, fanfiction, art, memes…) and/or share their experiences with the rest of us so that we can all still participate even when we cannot attend events or buy stuff. Let’s say I’m thankful for all the good parts of fandom!