My ONE YEAR Blogaversary and Giveaway!

Posted May 7, 2014 by Wendy in Giveaway, Personal / 26 Comments

Today is my ONE YEAR Blogaversary!

I thought I would have something big planned for this momentous occasion. I’d put thoughts toward it a few months ago. Then life got really really super crazy and I wasn’t even on the blog for a whole month! So most of my plans went out the window and now I’m trying to finish this post the night before. Ha!

(I was totally going to make graphics for this post but I just don’t have time. Don’t worry, to make it up to you all, I will be including some of my favorite hot men! Pictures that is, they are not included in the giveaway — sorry.)

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I can’t believe that it’s been an entire year since I started my blog! A year ago I didn’t even know what book blogging was! Then I read Jennifer Armentrout’s Covenant and Lux series, the FIRST YA books I’d read in years and years. Just like that I got sucked back into reading YA (thank goodness I got out of the dark ages of not reading during college!) Anyway, after I finished reading Deity, the 3rd book in JLA’s Covenant series, I was DYING to find out what happened next. So I googled around to find out when the next book would be out and stumbled upon all these book blogs talking about some sort of “book tour” for Apollyon, the next book. I was like what the hell is a book tour?

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And from there I hopped around from book blog to book blog and was like what, people read and review and flail over books?? Where have these people been all my life?? And then I was like, I want to do this! Thus, Book Scents was born. So, thanks to Jennifer Armentrout for not only getting me back into reading but also finding out about book blogging! (My first review ever was of her book Wait For You!)

I am SO happy that I have been introduced to so many new authors and books. I love having all these new WONDERFUL bookish friends! I love having this little niche in the blogging community and having amazing people to talk with and flail with about anything and everything!Β In the past year I’ve not only reviewed books, but made vlogs for the first time! I even got to go to some amazing author events and signings! And in a few weeks? I will be going to the most EPIC bookish event ever — BEA!

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Who knew what amazingness I was in for a year ago??

I have to give a shout out to my GwB girls. I am so thankful we all spontaneously came together for that read along oh so long ago! I had barely started blogging when I “met” you all and it really helped me feel more at home having you girls to talk to! I love chatting with you all on twitter and I love our conversations, be it about books, book boys, life or ANYTHING! I can’t wait to meet some of you guys at BEA!

My next shout out is to the best author friend a girl could ask for — AVEN! I don’t even know where I’d be if I hadn’t met you! No one understands my love of candles, coffee, and Sherlock like you do! (To name a few) I love helping you “research” for your books and contribute or just benefit from your extensive files. πŸ™‚ The last few months of my life were crazy and I’m so glad you were there to talk to and thank you for always being so encouraging!! This next one’s for you. πŸ™‚

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Okay I’ll stop rambling now. YOU lovely readers can help me celebrate by checking out these giveaways!

Giveaway #1:


a Rafflecopter giveaway
(This will be U.S. only. Must respond within 24 hours of being notified of winning.) Β 

Giveaway #2: $15 Amazon GC

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(Open to U.S. and International!)

Thank you guys for reading this past year!!

I’m going to end this blogaversary post off right with some Luke Bryan gifs… now, just to let you know, I was legitimately looking for oh, I don’t know a waving gif, something like that… Except I got sucked down a black hole of gifs of him dancing. Now, maybe you guys don’t listen to country. (That’s okay, we can still be friends — maybe). Some quick facts:

1: I freaking love Luke Bryan
2: He is freaking adorable
3: His voice and accent will put a smile on your face
4: He has a song called “Country Girl (Shake it For Me)”
5: I would like to change the song to “Luke Bryan (Shake it For Me)”

luke bryan shaking it gif

luke bryan shimmy gif



26 responses to “My ONE YEAR Blogaversary and Giveaway!

  1. Wow, congrats on your one-year blogoversary! I haven’t read any Jennifer Armentrout books yet but I’m hoping to get to Don’t Look Back as soon as I can! She definitely is up there on the list of ‘YA authors I can’t believe I haven’t read yet’.

  2. Jaz

    Happy 1 year blogoversary lovely!

    I had no idea it was JLA that got you back into YA but I’m so happy to hear that – JLA fans unite. Convenant is my one of my fav series of all time, Ahhh Aiden!

    Isn’t the bookish community so wonderful?

    Here’s to many more years (:

  3. Congrats girly! So excited for you! *throws confetti* I am so happy that you blog because I LOVE talking about books and book boys with you! I can’t wait to meet you in real life in just a few weeks! *squeals*

  4. First, and most importantly, HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! One year is so exciting. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you on twitter. I joined Judith in September if last year, & I’m still constantly in awe of how wonderful everyone in this community is.

    Secondly, LUKE BRYAN. *drools* He dances like that for almost his entire concert. If you ever get the opportunity to see him live, DO IT. He puts on an amazing show πŸ™‚

  5. Yay for one year!!!! You go girl! It’s been a blast being part of virtual book club with you (haha) and you are definitely one of my favorite people to discuss book boyfriends with! AND– I can’t wait to meet up at BEA!! πŸ™‚

    Total bonus– I can come to you for advice about teeth. LOL

  6. AHHH THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!! I’m going to bake you cake. And then eat it myself because you live really far away but STILL it’s the thought that counts, right? πŸ˜‰

    No offense to Luke Bryan, but I’m still stuck looking at that Stiles gif. Oh, Stiles. How I miss you!

  7. YAY and congrats on one year!! I think it’s funny that we share the same author for our first review!

    I’m so glad we met this year and I can’t wait to meet you face to face in 3 weeks!!!!

  8. Congratulations on your 1 year Blogaversary Wendy! Thank you so much for your kind words above, that means the world to me. And most of all, thank you for taking a chance on my a review request from an uknown author which lead to a great friendship.

    But on top of all that THANK YOU FOR THAT SUPER KICK ASS TYLER GIF. Whew!!


  9. HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY, WENDY!!! I have loved getting to know you the past few months on Twitter and I’m so excited to see what other awesome things the next year will bring you —– including BEA and Seattle awesomeness! ;D <33

  10. Kierra

    Happy blogoversary!! This is my first time-“grasp”- that I’ve ever visited your blog( though I think I may have seen you a couple times on twitter). Anyone, I definitely intend to keep updated on your blog now that I know you have a blog ;D

  11. Happy Blogaversary, Wendy! Best of luck with the move too. Hope it all goes smoothly!

    And I am lovin the gifs πŸ˜€

  12. I had the same experience as you, discovering book blogging. I have found so many new books and great people! Happy Blogoversary! Hope you have another fun year!

  13. Kyla Alyanna Fontalva

    HAPPY HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! More years to come and good luck. Thanks for being so generous.

  14. Ashfa

    Happy Blogogversary!!! Those GIFs are just AWESOME!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway. πŸ™‚

  15. Tammy

    Congratulations! What a busy month with school, now moving and a Blogoversary. I hope some peaceful times are ahead of you.

  16. Happy anniversary Wendy! Love the gifs and I’m so happy you rediscovered a love of reading and I got to ‘meet’ you. Maybe next year I’ll make bea and really meet you :). Oh and I’m reading my first JLA book this month, I’ve huge expectations of it!