Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Three Cheers for Three Years! (And a Giveaway!)

Three mugs of caffeine being my battery on most days

It's hard to believe it's been three years since Blogger says I started this old book blog. When I began blogging, I had a lot of time on my hands and although I had health problems, I didn't want really want to talk about them, being that I had invisible illnesses and a lot of people have those. Even though this blog is still about books, I frequently recount my medical misadventures as well, because it affects how I feel about books and blogging. I used to be able to post four times a week without breaking a sweat- I just can't do that anymore, but I've learned to post when I can (especially when my fingers are working well).

The thing about the future is you never know what to expect from it- I would've never expected to be walking with a cane at 24 years old, but I am now, and although it's not the future I'd been told to expect, I'm still very much myself. I love books and sharing about books through this blog, and I hope to continue blogging for a long while yet, even though it may take me twice as long to muster the creativity to write a review.


As per usual, I'll be having a Better World Books or Amazon US gift card giveaway, as that was a cinch for me to put together last year. There are three freebie entries, though two of them do require a typed answer. Better World Books has free worldwide shipping and an excellent selection of used books, so if you don't like the evil empire you can always opt for their gift card. There will be three different winners, so you should have a fairly good shot at winning.

P.S. I usually comment back, but with my fingers and eyes misbehaving it may take longer than usual. Thanks for your patience!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Terms and Conditions:
Giveaway ends May the 4th (be with you) 2017 at 12:00 AM EDT. This giveaway is only open internationally- I am not responsible for lost packages. This giveaway is open to those 13 and older, as long as you have parental consent if you are under the age of 18. Winner must respond to the host's email **within 50 hours**, or a new winner will be selected. If you use multiple aliases and/or emails to enter this giveaway, you will be automatically disqualified. You may use any/all your previous comments on this blog as entries (by visiting daily), just make sure they are all from different posts, and weren't used in last year's giveaway. If you already follow me on any site below, it's a free entry, as long as you leave your profile URL. **May the odds be ever in your favor!**

Good luck with the giveaway, and thanks for sticking around!


12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on reaching three years! Definitely worth celebrating. :-) I am so glad to know you and to be one of your blog readers, Litha Nelle.

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    1. Thanks Wendy! I'm glad to be one of your readers, too! <3
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
      ~Litha Nelle

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  2. Congratulations on three years, Litha! I believe it's also been three years for me and it seems like forever. You don't realize how much you've learned about blogging in general until you look back at some early posts or reviews :) I've also declined how many times I post (I used to post every single day... the thought of it makes me exhausted) but so long as you still enjoy it, that's all that matters. I hope you have a wonderful fourth year and thanks for the giveaway!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. 2014ian book bloggers for the win! ;) I hate to look at the early stuff, because I feel like I could do better now, but as you say, you learn a lot. I never did every day posting because I lacked stamina/inspiration, but I would guess it to be very draining.
      Thanks for sticking around and commenting, Laura!
      ~Litha Nelle

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  3. Congrats on 3 years!! I definitely feel you on running out of time or inspiration to write, and its completely understandable with medical issues. I hope that you start feeling well again though and find some really great books to read! Having a slow year definitely dampens the motivation to read. I'll keep sending recommendations on Goodreads as I run into things. :)

    I'm not entering the giveaway since I already have a massive back log of books and a good number of outlets to get freebies, but I plugged the giveaway on Facebook and Twitter. Gotta share the reading and blog love!

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    1. Thanks, Jamie! I have time (in spades) but the inspiration and energy can be seriously depleted in my case (even with all my caffeine intake). I'm always on the hunt for good books, and hopefully I'll find some nice 5 star worthy reads soon. I always like Goodreads recs because before I buy any ebook I look at GR reviews (who's rated/read it, who likes it/hates it) and it factors into my buying or passing on a deal.

      I have a massive hoard and I still enter into giveaways (must feed the pile, or the pile may eat me in my sleep), but thanks for sharing my giveaway! It's nice to reach more people than just the usual suspects.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Jamie!
      ~Litha Nelle

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  4. Happy Blogiversary, Blogiversary Twin!

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    1. *throws more confetti* I hope we're still around next year to celebrate in tandem style, Rachelle!
      Thanks for sticking around and commenting!
      ~Litha Nelle

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  5. Hi! I just found your blog via Twitter since apparently we are both 41 according to buzzfeed ;-) I'm sorry about your invisible illness, that's another thing we apparently have in common (although maybe different illnesses). Happy blogoversary though! Three years blogging is awesome :-)

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    1. Well, I have all kinds of diagnoses but lately the medical mystery is why I have a spastic gait and why my hands drop things rather haphazardly at 24 years old (being 41 in this case would actually make a little more sense! ;) ).
      Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog, Kristen!
      ~Litha Nelle

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  6. Whoo hoo! I think after two years blogging becomes habit and that's why three years sneaks up on us. Thanks for plunking away in all kinds of "weather", your book recommendations are top notch! I still love that you talk about older books so much of the time. It is always a breath of fresh air from all of the latest, and sometimes not so greatest YA offerings. Here's to many many more years of book talk. <3

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    1. It must be so because I didn't really notice! Blogging keeps me a bit more social than I'd normally be, and also helps me remember things a bit better without having to journal, etc. I have so many older books I've collected in the pile that if I stopped reading and reviewing them now I'd probably have to give away half of my library! ;)
      Thanks for stopping by and congratulating me, La La!
      ~Litha Nelle

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