Woofy Bloggy Birthday!

Happy bloggy doggie birthday! :D

Happy bloggy doggie birthday!

This book blog is four today, yay!

Four years ago, I decided to open this book blog because I wanted to write about books. And now, it’s still alive (although sometimes, barely), and well, look at that. :)

For the four years I’ve been blogging, I read a total of 422 books, not counting the rereads. I haven’t reviewed every single book I read in the past four years, but I have written a lot about books, even branching out to some more bookish writing for other websites. While my book blog isn’t really related to my book club life, I’d like to think that it was my blog that led me to find the book club I belong to now. And more than that, I also have other bookish blogging friends who are not necessarily in the same club, but we still talk books because it’s fun.

What a fun bookish life this is, yes? :)

I don’t really have much to say, and I don’t even really have plans, except that I just wanted to have a post for today because. :)

I remember on my blog’s first anniversary, I held a big giveaway. It’s been a long time since I had one, yeah? (Plus, I got inspired by my friend Angus’ giveaway for his blog’s birthday. Why not have one too? :D) Okay, so how about this: leave a comment, recommend a book (because that’s how I pick my books nowadays), and then I’ll send a bookish little snail mail package to one winner. I don’t know what the package will contain just yet, but I promise it’s book-related. :) Contest ends on January 17, 2014, 11:59pm.

All good? Alright. Here, have a cupcake:


Woofy birthday, I Like it Dog-Eared! :3

20 Thoughts on “Woofy Bloggy Birthday!

  1. Happy blog anniversary! For middle-grade/YA reading, I cannot recommend enough Gordon Korman’s I Want to Go Home. For fiction, Airport by Arthur Hailey. For chick lit, Sophie Kinsella’s Can You Keep a Secret? For classic, try Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. All really good books. :) Have a nice day!

    • Hey Goldie! Yay thanks for these recommendations! I’ve heard for Gordon Korman, and read several Kinsellas, too, but not that. I’ll keep all of that in mind. :)

  2. Happy woofy birthday! So nice to just write something bookish just because, huh? ;)

    I recommend A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley. You know you contemporaries!

    More years to your blog, Tina :-*

    • Yeah, it relieves the pressure of having to write a review and such. :D I have A Little Wanting Song in my Kindle already; I’ll bump it up the TBR. :) Thanks, Maria!

  3. Happy Woofy Birthday!
    Ok, I made a quick peek at your GR bookshelf…
    I recommend The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I think you’ll like the love story here. :)

  4. Happy Bloggy Birthday, Tina!

    Let me join your giveaway because giveaways are fun.:) Anyway, I’d highly recommend Self-Help by Lorrie Moore. I think you’ll like it because it talks about, primarily, being a woman in the modern age.:)

    • Bennard! I suddenly remembered that you’re not a fan of dogs, so I hope the (cute) retriever in the photo didn’t freak you out! :)

      Got it. I’ll watch out for that! We don’t have many books in common (I think?), but I’ve always liked your recommendations. :)

  5. WOOF WOOF! :)

    I am pleased to recommend Jeffrey Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides for future reading. I think you will appreciate the novel, among Eugenides’s works. :)

    Happy Bloggy Birthday again, ILID-E! :)

  6. Hi Tina! Since you’re venturing out other genres outside YA, I recommend Hinds’ Feet In High Places (yes, the one I sent you for Christmas, hihi). I think you’ll like it because of its spiritual themes and it speaks of courage and bravery. :D

    Happy bloggy, birthday! Woof! Woof!

  7. Happy Bloggy Birthday! It’s been 4 years! Wow! :D

    I’m going to recommend Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis if you are up for some children’s lit. I think you’ll like Bud, he has spunk. :)

  8. Happy blog birthday, Tina! I think you’ll like Helene Wecker’s The Golem and the Jinni :) It’s a lovely, immersive story.

    • Thanks, Chris! I read the synopsis of The Golem and the Jinni and it seems very interesting. :) I”ll add that to my wishlist.

  9. Hi Tina. You don’t know me, for sure. But I have been reading your blog for quite sometime already. I don’t usually comment on blogs, I’m more of a lurker and a blog hopper. So why comment here? Because of the giveaway! I don’t know if you have read The Devil and Miss Prym. If you have not, please give it a try.

    Happy Bloggy Birthday!

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