June 21, 2012

Today I am...One Year Old!


I can hardly believe it's been one whole year since I started A Room with Books. Then again, with everything that's happened sometimes it's hard to believe it's only been a year. Let's go over some of the highlights:

--I went from having about 5 books of my own to needing to acquire a new bookcase because they were overflowing
And the new one's almost full now :P
-- Gotten introduced to the idea of ARCs and have actually been lucky enough to receive a few :]

-- I've discovered tons of new blogs and made quite a few awesome bloggy friends including:
- Erika of Rescue Reads
- Erica of The Book Cellar
- Katie of Katie's Book Blog
- Heidi of Bunbury in the Stacks
- Meredith of Mint Tea and a Good Book
- The Ladies of Read. Write. Ramble.
and so many more that I couldn't possibly ever list them all :P

-- I've gotten over 150 GFC followers, 150 RSS followers, and 240 some Twitter followers :D
Chibird says it perfectly
-- Gotten a blog look I adore courtesy of Husband.

-- Attended my first signing (Kimberly Derting) and book launch (for Revived by Cat Patrick).
Me and Cat Patrick :]
-- Received signed books straight from one Miss Jennifer Echols (totally made my entire month when she sent me those).

-- Gotten @s from authors on Twitter that thank me for reviewing their books (I know, surreal, right?!)

-- Was featured on Blogger Behind the Book at Greads
You can go here if you want to
check it out :]

10) Reignited my Middle Grade love.

11) Participated in my first readathon (and discovered I'm and even slower reader than I thought).

...I should probably stop listing now since I could keep going :P Plus, that's only strictly blogging stuff. That's not to mention all the crazy things that have happened in my personal life this past year!

And now you guys are probably wanting to just get right down to the good stuff, so let's do that. I have a box full of mix-n-match ARCs and finished copies that I want to give away. It's completely random, but I figure that makes it all the more fun :]
Here's a pic:
There's a box of books (I won't list them all, but hopefully when you click and see the bigger image you can tell what they are) a kitten bookmark, magnetic cupcake bookmarks, and a print by the illustrator who did the artwork in The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls.
The box of stuff is US only, but if you're international we can work something out. Maybe a Book Depository book?

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I love to read and blog in the summer as well as a bunch of other summery things like going outside and stuff! That's my name! awah! *hugs* Congrats on your one year! Hope you have another great year, feel free to @ me on twitter, it's so much fun to talk to you!

  2. Happy 1 year Jasmine!!! I adore you & your blog :) Hmm.. I see Audrey,Wait & Amplified in that box of goodies -- two of my FAVORITES!! Congrats on an awesome year.. I look forward to many more.

  3. Congratulations on one year! I just love your blog and I'm SO glad I found you! :)
    My favorite thing to do in summer is read. I know, shocking, right? It's just really nice to not have school and actually have the time to read whenever I want. I especially like rereading all my favorite books. :D

  4. Congratulations on your one year!

  5. Hooray, Jasmine! Congratulations on your 1 year blogoversary. You're blog is awesome and please do keep up the great work. You have accomplished so much! You go girl. :)

  6. Congrats, Jasmine! *Hugs*

    Good for you, girl. Hehe, I'm like you, I had THREE books on my shelf before I started blogging (everything else is still at my parent's house), and now my parents offered to buy me a clearly needed bookshelf for graduation. THEY MULTIPLY LIKE RABBITS. o.O

    So excited for you, isn't it crazy this whole world that's out there that I'm pretty sure NONE of us knew about when we started this? Cheers. =D

  7. Oh and to answer your question--camping! It's my absolute favorite thing to do in the summer, and I haven't gone yet this year. Must remedy soon. I love it as I love to hike, eat food on sticks, and have plenty of time to read and play games...what could be better?

  8. Yay for your first blogoversary! It's such an exciting experience when you reach that first milestone. =) Of course, I just started out blogging, so I have a while to go yet. But I totally understand about the bookshelf problem, I only had a few owned books before blogging, and I already have gotten 2 bookshelves, and they're both just about full!

    Congrats!!! =)

    Oh, and my favorite thing to do in the summer is read. Summer is definitely when I read the most, because I'm free of school!

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  9. Read!

    Congrats on the blogoversary. Mine is coming up soon too!


  10. Can I participate in the raffle box of books, mesno not living in the U.S.? I hope sim.Eu really like your blog and reading your tips, I get to see where the new reading tips.
    I would love to win these books.

    1. I'm sorry, but the box itself is only for US residents. You can still enter if you're not a US resident, but we'll have to work something out with the Book Depository instead.

  11. Congrats!!!!!!

    My fav thing to do in the summer??? Sleep in!!!!!

  12. Congrats on One Year!!! That's such an awesome accomplishment! Here's to many more!!

    You're a doll and I adore your blog! Happy Blogoversary :0)

  13. Happy Blogaversary lady! Her's to about 10 more :) Love your blog - keep up the fabulousness! *HUGS*

    My favorite thing to do in summer is READ

  14. happy blog-versary! Wow, that is a mix and match box of book, looks good. Love the poster and the cat!

  15. My favorite thing to do in the summer is read or go to the movies.

    My blog - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com

  16. My favorite thing to do in the summer is curl up with a good book...or visit the local comic book stores with my boyfriend. <3

  17. Happy 1 year!! My favorite thing to do in the summer is sit on the front porch with my hubby and read while our kid plays in the yard :D

  18. Happy 1 year! I love going to the lake!!!

  19. My favorite thing is getting to read outside. Thanks for the awesome giveway!

  20. Congratulations! My favorite thing to do is read, honestly. I always tried not to take too many books to college with me, because they took up room/weight, so going home meant getting access to all my books again.

  21. Happy blogaversary! :D I love going to the lake. Any lake. Just as long as my boyfriend and dog can swim and I can read lol.

  22. My favorite thing to do in the summer.. hmm, I've only just become a fan of hanging out by the pool and reading. I have such fair skin that I usually burn! I'm loving the spray sunscreen though because it helps me remember to lather up so I don't become a lobster. :)

    Also, many congratulations on your one year anniversary! SO very exciting! :)

  23. Congrats!!! I bet it's just soo exciting! My fave thing to do is to relax and chill on my porch with a cold drink and a cool book. To many more blogoversaries!


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