The Book Addict’s Guide: 6 months of blogging!

Hooray!!!! I’ve been blogging for 6 months now. I’m starting to feel like a real and legit blogger! And I guess that makes this my 6 month blogoversary…

Here’s a look back at what’s been going on for the past six months:

  • The Book Addict’s Guide was established 4/10/12 with a terribly boring first post welcoming you to my blog. Ah, the beginning.
  • In the past 6 months: I’ve had over 10,000 views, 180 followers, and almost 200 posts.

Posts and Views:



Thanks so much to all of my readers and followers for making my blog a success!!! It’s been an amazing 6 months and I’ve loved every minute of it!

And now, for the good stuff. How about some giveaways?

First up: The “I’m cleaning off my bookshelves” prize pack
These are all of the used books I’ve had on my shelves that I’ve either read or haven’t gotten around to. It’s time to clean up those shelves so the 6 month blogoversary is the perfect time to do that! Instead of selling them to the local bookstore, I’m putting them up for a giveaway in case any blogger is interested in them! There are a lot of chick lit titles, a couple mysteries, and a whopping two YA titles (sorry they’re not more interesting or popular titles!) but if those are your thing, these are free books!

Here are the titles up for grabs:

  • Fishbowl by Sarah Mlynowski
  • Mr. Maybe by Jane Green
  • Let’s Meet on Platform Nine by Carole Matthews
  • Singletini by Amanda Trimble
  • The Man I Should Have Married by Pamela Redmon Satran
  • I Did (But I Wouldn’t Now) by Cara Lockwood
  • The Rock Star in Seat 3A by Jill Kargman
  • Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger
  • Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
  • Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  • Death in a Wine Dark Sea (6/12 ARC copy) by Lisa King
  • 1st to Die by James Patterson
  • Conspiracy In Death by J.D. Robb

Since I know not a lot of these are terribly popular, let’s do this: If you win, choose up to FIVE titles listed. I will then contact the runner-up with any titles that are left over to see if they’re interested, and if there are still a lot after that, the third person will get a shot at the giveaway with what’s left after that. Anything after that I’ll update until all the titles are gone or no one else is interested and then they go to the used book store! Sounds complicated, but don’t worry, I’ll take care of all the work.
Other rules: Must be 13 years or older to enter, US entries only please! I’m shipping a big box o’ books.

Enter to win books from my shelf here: a Rafflecopter giveaway
The second giveaway is a little swag package! This include: various bookmarks (both signed and unsigned), Skylark card/tattoo/button, Struck tattoos, book cards, Something Strange and Deadly swag. Picture below. US entries, only please. Enter to win swag package here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Then the last giveaway is to pick from one of my favorite reads since I’ve been blogging. The choice is yours! If you’re the winner, pick from any of the books featureed below. I’ll have it shipped from The Book Depository and since they have free international shipping, yep, you guessed it – This one is an International Contest!

Enter to win book of your choice here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big thanks again to all of my followers, visitors, and commenters! You have no idea how much fun I’ve had with my blog the past 6 months and I’m so happy to have met so many great bloggers through this process. It’s been a great 6 months and I look forward to many more!

What’s coming up at The Book Addict’s Guide:
October 10-31: Something Strange and Deadly read along (not too late to sign up! Prizes for the participants!)
October 17-31: A Fortnight of Fright hosted by the Book Addict’s Guide and Books Take You Places

UPDATE 10/19: Congratuations to the three winners of the giveaway!!
Marissa (no blog listed) as the winner of the “Cleaning Off my Shelves” giveaway (I will announced a second winner to see if they want any of the books that are left over once Marissa makes her choices)
Katie from Inkk Reviews as the winner of the swag giveaway
Elizabeth from Don’t Take My Books Away as the winner of the “Favorite Reads” giveaway! She chose Where She Went as her book of choice.

Hi, I'm Brittany!
Hi, I'm Brittany!

I'm an avid reader, candle-maker, and audiobook lover! Here you'll find book reviews, fun blog posts, and my other loves of photography & craft beer!

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30 thoughts on “The Book Addict’s Guide: 6 months of blogging!

  1. Tee

    Happy 6 month birthday you fabulous girl! I love your blog. You have amazing taste and I think you’re quite funny. 🙂

  2. Lucy

    Cheers to you Brittany on your 6 months of blogging! I love your enthusiasm and all the fun you put into your posts. And looking at your favorite book giveaway, you have fantastic taste in books! Keep up the great work!

  3. vmcarswell

    Yay for 6 months of blogging! I have been blogging now for almost 1.5 years now, and when I first started blogging, I was worried that I might get bored with it, but that definitely is not the case. It has become part of my life and I have met some great blogger friends (obviously :-D) and I hope you have a great many more months of blogging to come!

  4. Candice

    Yay! 6 Months! Congrats! So glad we found each others’ blog and have become friends! I love getting to know you better and sharing our book love!

    Now on to enter for some prizes!

  5. Kelly

    Yay! Congratulations, Brittany! I am a couple of months behind you, my 6 months is in December. I love reading your posts, always something fun and interesting going on 🙂

  6. Quinn

    Yay! Congrats on your sixth month blogoversary! Lots of cheering and applauding coming from my direction 🙂

  7. Katie @ Inkk

    Congrats! I am new to the book blogging world as well, we have only been up a couple of months as well and can’t wait to get to our 6 month bloggaversary! congrats!

    Katie @ Inkk

  8. Elizabeth

    Happy blog day! I have really enjoyed getting to know you over the past few months and am SO impressed with what you’ve done with this blog! Keep it up, girl!

    1. Brittany

      Thank you so much!!!! 😀 I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you too. As always, thanks for supporting my blog 🙂 🙂

  9. Jenny

    A huge congrats to you on 6 months of blogging! I always love hitting a little milestone on the blog, and it’s amazing to me how quickly time passes. I sometimes feel like I started the blog yesterday but it’s been over 2 years. Craziness. Thanks so much for the amazing giveaways, and congrats again! *throws confetti*

  10. jen@ thebookienook

    Congrats on six months! I have only been around for about a month, and it’s actually gone by pretty fast. I’m sure that it’s flown by for you. Some of your favorites are mine as well. Glad I stumbled on your blog a few weeks ago. I really enjoy your posts!

    1. Brittany

      Thanks, Jen!! I’m so glad you found me 😀 I love meeting new bloggers! Thanks so much for your comments too 🙂

      1. Brittany

        Oh yay! I may or may not finish Anna lol. I found out I’m more terrified of ghosts than I really knew haha. I stopped and I may start again but who knows.
        Ahhhhh I hope that you love If I Stay!!!!! I adored it.

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