Welcome to 125Pages’ 1st blogiversary!! I am so excited and can hardly believe it has been a full year since I went down the internet rabbit hole and discovered book blogging. It has been a busy year, but it has also been fun and rewarding. To celebrate my first year I have a packed schedule of reviews, guest posts, surprises and giveaways for you to enjoy.
I have reviewed 204 books so far this year and will add another 24 by my official anniversary date (April 22) for a grand total of 228 reviews my first year.
I will have had 20 authors participate in Author Tuesday by the end of April.
I started the United States of Books with a bunch of amazing bloggers.
I have a whole new look from when I first started. The Wayback Machine has a great archive if you really want to check it out. It is very different now, and I am very thankful that we have an amazing graphic designer at the office who just emailed me my (current) header one day as he said he could not take the boring of the old one.
Now on to the fun stuff. I am celebrating, but you are the real winners. Here is the list of guest posts and giveaways for the month. (Date links take you to the posts and those specific giveaways).
April 1 – A guest post by author Amy Avanzino on how she finds inspiration for her writing. This post will feature two Kindle copies of her fantastic novel Wake-Up Call for grabs. Will run April 1 – April 7.
April 8 – Grace over at Rebel Mommy Book Blog will talk about how and why she chooses the books she does to review. A shiny $20.00 Amazon Gift Card will be this weeks prize. Will run April 8 – April 14.
April 15 – A guest post from author C.H. Armstrong about a historical event that ties in with her fantastic historical fiction book. There will be two prizes. The grand prize will be a signed copy of The Edge of Nowhere and an Oklahoma Cherokee Rose Rock (US only) and first prize is a digital copy of The Edge of Nowhere. Will run April 15 – April 21.
April 22 – I Was Told There Would Be Surprises… Bookish Prize Pack – T-Shirt, book, dvd, coloring book and journal — Ends Apr 26th, 2016 (US Only)
April 22 – Hayley from Rather Too Fond of Books will come and tell us how she goes about blogging and the kinds of things that seem to attract more followers (she is at over 2,000 in just about seven months). This post will feature your choice of 4 Clamshell candle tarts from NovellyYours* (US Only) as your reward. Will run April 22 – April 28.
April 29 – Nicole from Feed Your Fiction Addiction joins us to walk us through running her fantastic Monthly Wrap-Up meme. Your choice of a BunnyHell* mini book necklace (INT as long as the shop delivers to your country) is on tap for one lucky winner. Will run April 29 – May 5.
I will also have my two regularly scheduled Author Tuesday giveaways. April 12, 2016 – Amy Avanzino author of Wake-Up Call with two Kindle copies, and on April 26, 2016 – Tegan Wren author of Inconceivable with a print copy (US only) and an ebook copy!
All of my April Soapbox Saturday discussion posts will have a $10.00 Amazon gift card reward drawing for participating. Just comment or link to your recent discussion posts to enter. All giveaways will be open till the next Soapbox Saturday posts. April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23 and April 30.
Now if that’s not enough for you, we have the actual blogiversary giveaway! One winner will receive a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card and 2 winners will receive a copy (Kindle or physical) of any book mentioned on my site. It can be a review, a Top Ten Tuesday, a Waiting on Wednesday, in a wrap-up, whatever! If you can find it, you can have it! (Provided it is already published, as I cannot provide ARCs and if physical that Book Depository* delivers to your country.) (INT) Enter this one via the Raffle copter below. Giveaway will be open April 1 to May 6, 2016.
Thank you all for your support and kind words over the last year. Year one has been amazing and I’m sure year two will be even better!
*I am not affiliated with these companies, I just like their stuff.