One Year Blogoversary Giveaway!

You guys, it’s been a year since I started blogging!  Okay, okay, it’s actually a little over a year, because it took me a couple weeks to get myself together to plan a giveaway.

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Anyway, can you believe it’s been a year?  I know I can’t.  I still can’t believe how much I love blogging, and how that feeling doesn’t seem to be going away, or weakening in any way.  Before I go into the details of the giveaway, I thought it would be fun to share some of the ways that blogging has affected me.

  1. Putting avid readers to shame, everywhere!  Okay, I’ve always been an avid reader.  But since I started blogging I began to read more than I was before.  Partly it is because I am always wanting to make sure I have material for blog posts, but it’s more than that, too.  I’m not wasting away my evenings watching TV or cruising around the Internet.  Okay, I do waste some time that way, but I feel like I am so much more productive now because I spend so much time reading.
  2. Blogging Friends!  You guys, I can’t tell you how wonderful it makes me feel having made blogging friends.  I’m going to get a little personal here.  I had a falling out with my best friend a couple years ago, and it really really, left me feeling insecure.  I was around 27 at the time.  It’s hard to make new friends at that age just because I’m not meeting people all the time like I was in college.  I was really shy at first (and sometimes I still am), but I finally feel a little more confident talking to people in the comments, in other blogs’ comments, and on twitter.  And I feel like I’ve made some friends.  And it feels so freakin’ good.
  3. Something Special!  It feels so good that I’ve worked so hard on my blog.  It’s certainly not fancy in appearance, but it’s my baby, in a way.  It feels good that I’ve been doing this, and working on it, and it isn’t for work.  It’s all mine, and that feels good.  I feel proud of myself.
  4. Reading outside my comfort zone.  You guys, I can be kind of picky about what I read.  But since I started blogging I have been reading some books outside my comfort zone and I ended up loving them.  Cinder is a perfect example.  I really really dislike anything even slightly resembling science fiction so I never really considered reading Cinder even though I love fairytale retellings.  But after repetitively hearing how amazing it was, I decided to give it a try.  And oh my gosh, it’s now one of my favorite books.

Okay, now onto the stuff you guys care about – the giveaway!  🙂


There will be two winners.
Each winner can choose ONE of the following books to be sent from Book Depository.  This list comprises of some of my favorite books I’ve read since I started blogging.  The book covers are all linked to Book Depository.

pushing the limitsbombTexas Gothicsun and moon

eleanor and parkalso known asEvery Boy's Got Onefault in our starsbook of a thousand dayscinderscarlet meyertouchedwonderpaper valentinebeauty queens


  • This giveaway is international for the most part.  As long as Book Depository ships to your house, you are eligible to enter.  🙂
  • You must be 13 years or older, or have the permission of a parent/guardian.  I will need your mailing address, so if you still live with your parents, make sure it’s okay.
  • You must follow Quinn’s Book Nook (new subscribers are welcome).  I promise to have a giveaway soon open to everyone, but since this is to celebrate my blogoversary, I want to reward those who follow Quinn’s Book Nook.
  • Once the winners are chosen, I will contact them.  From the date I sent out the email, the winners will have 72 to respond to the email.  If I don’t hear from a winner in that 72 hours time, I will chose another winner.


About Quinn

I'm a twenty-something children's librarian at a public library in Central New York. I've long left my teen years behind me, but I love to read YA and children's books. I have two adorable dogs. Ginger is a mix between a poodle and havanese, and Daphne is Bichon Frise. Other things I love: Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Favorite TV Show: Monk
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51 Responses to One Year Blogoversary Giveaway!

  1. Robyn Jones says:

    I would love to own Pushing the Limits. I have entered so many giveaways to win that book! Happy first year. That’s wonderful!

  2. Jessica says:

    Congratulations on your first year!

  3. Congratulations! One year of fun reads from you! Looking forward to a lot more years. I like the look of Sun and Moon and Ice and Snow. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Congrats! I am so glad I got to know you and that we became friends 🙂

  5. Asti (A Bookish Heart) says:

    Congrats on celebrating one year! And I’m glad book blogging has been so positive for you. I just started, but I can already agree with the things you mentioned about friends and more reading. 🙂 If I had to choose a book, it’d be… Cinder. I’ve heard a lot about that series but haven’t started it yet. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  6. Congrats on reaching one year of blogging! You’ve read some great books in your first year of blogging so I think I’d choose either Paper Valentine or Eleanor & Park 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway and happy reading!

  7. Kristia says:

    Happy blogoversary! 🙂
    I would choose either Scarlet or Paper Valentine. Thank you for the giveaway!

  8. Congratulations!! 😀 I’m thinking about Sun and moon, Ice and snow or The fault in our stars!

  9. cerianh says:

    Congrats on the blogoversary!
    I think I would choose Cinder. Like you said, I’m not so much into sci-fi but I’ve heard such good things about it, that I have to try it soon!
    Thanks for the giveaway 😀

  10. Veronika says:

    Happy Blogoversary! I think I would choose Scarlet!

  11. Happy Blogoversary! If I won, I would probably want Eleanor & Park because I’ve heard so much about it. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  12. Liesel Hill says:

    Congrats on one year! I’m coming up on mine in a few months too. 😀 Thanks for the Giveaway. I think I’d go with The Fault in Our Stars or Cinder. Both are high on my TBR list but I don’t have either. 😀

  13. Lisa says:

    I totally get what you mean about how nice it is to have blogging friends. I went through the same thing a few years ago and it basically shredded my relationships with my “IRL” friends, and internet/blogging friends made it way better. Ah, what the internet does for us. (That was so corny. Hahah.)

    Also, I would probably choose Eleanor & Park. (Or Pushing the Limits, TFiOS, Cinder, Paper Valentine… I have a hard time choosing.)

  14. ramydul says:

    Congrats! I would choose Cinder or The Fault in our Stars.

  15. Dovile says:

    Book of Thousand Days seems interesting

  16. Elisa says:

    congrats! It’s so hard…probably “Sun and moon, Ice and snow ” 😀

  17. Joy F says:

    I’d love Pushing the Limits. Thanks.

  18. Amy Brewer says:

    Probably either touched or texas gothic

  19. Merin says:

    Yay, happy one year of blogging! ❤ I think I'd go for Paper Valentine, because I LOVED that book and want a copy for my shelves. But you also know I adored Also Known As, so … yeah. Hard decision!

  20. Kim says:

    Congrats on 1 year! That’s awesome! I agree that one of my favorite things about blogging is the blogger friends I’ve made. It’s very hard to find new friends in your late 20s. I’ve gone through the same thing as some of my past friends and I have gone our separate ways. Here’s to year 2 in blogland! Anyway, I might pick Paper Valentine from this list if I won.

  21. Congrats on blogging for a year, Quinn! I hope you enjoy year two as much – if not more – than year one!
    And I’d probably pick Paper Valentine.

  22. Bea Tejano says:

    Congrats on your one year blogoversary!:) I would love to get Paper Valentine. Thanks so much for the giveaway!:)

  23. Alyssa says:

    Congrats on one year!! Also YAY because I think we will be living close to one another soonish!!

    I was going to go with the obvious and say Scarlet but you know what…I hear that Eleanor and Park is AMAZING and it’s a tad out of my comfort zone so I bet that I wouldn’t pick it up if I didn’t win it so let’s go with that one!

  24. Kelly L. says:

    Congrats on your one year blogoversary Quinn! 😀

  25. xxangela says:

    Happy Blogoversary!!! I think I’d choose Pushing the Limits. 🙂

  26. Chenise J. says:

    I would love to win Eleanor & Park!

  27. Christina T says:

    Congrats on your 1 year Blogoversary, I wish you many more and many more great books to read & review!!! I would choose either Scarlet or Also Known As!! 😀

  28. Maria says:

    Happy blogoversary, Quinn! more to come 🙂

  29. Nara Lee says:

    I actually own a lot of your recommended ones haha. But one I don’t have is Eleanor and Park, so I’d probably choose that 🙂
    Congrats on your blogoversary and thanks for the giveaway!

  30. I’d love to win Eleanor and Park! I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it! Happy blogoversary, and thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Marketa says:

    Congratulations! I´d probably choose Pushing the Limits.

  32. Rabiah says:

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I would pick either Beauty Queens, Paper Valentine or AKA 🙂

  33. Ashfa Anwer says:

    Happy blogoversary! I’d love Paper Valentine!

  34. Happy blogoversary! Let’s see, if I was a lucky winner, I would choose Wonder. I’ve heard so many great things about it, but never had the chance to pick it up.

  35. caitlore says:

    This is definitely a hard choice between The Fault in Our Stars, Wonder, and Also Known As. All three on high on my TBR list! I’d probably go with Wonder though because I’ve heard amazing things about it AND I love me a middle grade read.

  36. Cee says:

    Happy blogoversary!

    I would pick Also Known As by Robin Benway or The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

  37. Daphne says:

    i would like to win either Wonder or Cinder

  38. Candice says:

    So sorry I missed this when you posted it! Happy blogoversary! So so happy I found your blog all those months ago and we’ve become friends since then! I know what you mean about it being hard to make friends when you’re older, so the blogging realm (as odd as it may sound) has really been wonderful helping to find friendships that have been really special!

  39. Weeee CONGRATS on your blogoversary & here’s to many happy returns 😀 Thanks for the SWEET giveaway & chance to win! If I won, I’d pick Scarlet!

  40. Happy blogaversary! There are a lot of good books there. I think I would go for Touched. It looks like something I would really love to read. =) I’m pretty sure it’s already in my TBR.

  41. Happy blogoversary! Yay! And thanks for the giveaway! If I win I’d choose The Fault in Our Stars. ^_^

  42. Happy blogaversary!!!! And thank you for the giveaway! If I win, i think I’d choose TOUCHED.

  43. Kaitlyn Weaver says:

    I’d pick Pushing the Limits. 🙂

  44. Playing Jokers says:

    I think I’d pick Cinder just because I’ve been meaning to read it for a while and I don’t know when I’d get another copy. 🙂

  45. Congratulations on your one year blogoversary! I think I’d pick Scarlet. I already have Cinder (still unread), but I’ve heard such great things about these books.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Janita says:

    Congradulations on your one year blogoversary! I’m stuck between Beauty Queens (huge fan of Libba Bray), and A Fault in Our Stars, because I’ve never read anything by John Green 🙂

  47. Happy blogoversary! I think I would choose Wonder or Book of a Thousand Days – I’ve heard AMAZING things about both. =)

  48. Isa says:

    Happy Blogoversary! It’s great how this community brings people together and you’re able to find friends who love books as much as you do. I’d love to read Wonder, I’ve heard amazing things about this book. Thank you! 🙂

  49. Lucy says:

    Congrats on reaching this blogging milestone, Quinn! So glad you started blogging! Keep having fun with your blog 🙂

  50. Kassandra says:

    Congrats. I would pick Eleanor & Park.

  51. Becky says:

    Congratulations!! And if I won I would probably pick Cinder =D

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