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1st Blogoversary + Giveaway!

Hi everyone!  I can’t believe it has been a year since I started The Overstuffed Bookcase!  I feel like a real blogger now that I’m having a blogoversary!

So, if I had thought about this earlier, I would have made some fancy graphs about all the things I’ve done this year on the blog.  But I didn’t think ahead, so I’ll just make a list.  I like lists!  Graphs are cooler, but lists are good, too!

What’s Happened at The Overstuffed Bookcase This Past Year

  • 212 posts
  • 52 reviews
  • Read 56 books
  • 47,245 page views
  • 3,505 unique visitors
  • Visitors from 93 countries
  • 407 GFC followers
  • 43 Linky Followers
  • 41 Networked Blogs followers
  • 15 email subscribers
  • 461 Twitter followers
  • Number 1 keyword search leading to the blog:  “overstuffed bookcase”
  • Received 10 books for review (4 from authors, 4 from NetGalley, 2 from publishers, all were ebooks)
  • Participated in tons of events (Busting the Newbie Blues, Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-Thon [twice!], Bout of Books Read-a-thon)
  • Attended the Tour de Nerdfighting (John Green book tour), Book Bloggers and Publisher’s Online Conference, and the 2012 Austin Teen Book Festival
  • Co-hosted two readalongs
  • Had 2 giveaways, plus the ones that went with the readalongs
  • Started my own feature (Blind Reads–I need to do more of those!)
  • Had one guest post on another blog
  • Followed hundreds of blogs, left tons of comments
  • Met lots of other book bloggers, many of whom I now consider friends

Wow.  Lots of stuff!  This tells me I need to read more this year so that I can write more reviews, and that I need to start doing my Blind Reads feature somewhat regularly.  And I should get on NetGalley more! Plus, I have so many awesome followers! Thank you all so much!

I look forward to another wonderful year of blogging.  I hope to have more readalongs with Jessie from The Daily Bookmark (as long as she doesn’t get tired of me!), participate in lots of other events, and read some more awesome books!
1st Blogoversary Giveaway!

Okay, now to the good stuff!  I’m having an INTERNATIONAL giveaway for my blogoversary!  There will be 3 winners!  

One winner will receive a book of his or her choice from ANY of the books I’ve read or reviewed this past year, as long as they’re $15 or under at The Book Depository.  If The Book Depository doesn’t ship to you and you win, you can get a $15 gift card to Amazon instead.  You can go to my Review Archive to see all the books I’ve reviewed this year, plus you can also choose from the following books, which are books that I’ve read but have not yet reviewed:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, Dirty by Megan Hart, Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone, Origin by Jessica Khoury, Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne, Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan, Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan, Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor.

So there are several books to choose from, and if you have any questions about what books you can choose, leave me a comment or shoot me an email and I’ll let you know!  

Just because I want to have some pictures, here are some of my favorite books from this year, and you could choose one of these if you win!

Remember, those are just SOME of the books you could choose from. See above for details.

The other two winners will each get a swag pack with several bookmarks, many from my favorite books I’ve read this past year! The swag packs will each include a bookmark for A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont, a SIGNED bookmark for The Collector by Victoria Scott, a SIGNED bookmark for Ten by Gretchen McNeil, a SIGNED bookmark for Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone, and a Time Between Us sticker.  Plus there will be a couple other random bookmarks thrown in.

Giveaway Rules (Please see my Contest and Privacy Policies on my My Policies page for more info.)

  • Giveaway is INTERNATIONAL.
  • Ages 13 & up.
  • One winner will receive a book of his or her choice, $15 or under from The Book Depository.  Winner can choose from any of the books listed in my Review Archive, as well as the following titles that I have read and have not yet reviewed:  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, Dirty by Megan Hart, Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone, Origin by Jessica Khoury, Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne, Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan, Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan, Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor.  If The Book Depository does not ship to the winner’s country, the winner will then receive a $15 gift card to Amazon.
  • Two winners will receive a swag pack with a sticker and more than four bookmarks, many of which are signed by the authors.
  • Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter.
  • The winners will be contacted via email as well as announced on this blog following the end of the giveaway period.
  • The winners will have 72 hours to respond to the email or new winners will be selected.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks again to everyone who follows my blog, or even if you’ve just stopped by once or twice.  I really appreciate it!  Here’s to another awesome year!


  1. Lissy

    January 14, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Oh happy bloganniversary!! Thanks for the giveaway :)
    I think I would choose The fault in our satars :)

  2. Erleen Alvarez

    January 14, 2013 at 7:34 am

    I would love to have Ten by Gretchen McNeil! Thanks for the giveaway!


  3. Lynn K.

    January 14, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Happy Blogoversary! (I kept spelling it as 'blogversary >_<)
    I think I'd choose Cinder.

  4. TayteH

    January 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Happy Blogoversary!!! I'd pick Crewel. :)
    Thank you!

  5. Jessie Marie

    January 14, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Happy Blogoversary, Andrea! : ) Yayyy! Of course, I am not tired of you and would love to do more readalongs – too much fun! I'm not entering the giveaway, just dropping by. Cheers to many, many more fun years!

  6. Bella

    January 14, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! I've been following your blog for ages, and just wanted to say congratulations!

  7. Livvy

    January 14, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Congrats on your first year of blogging. Those are some great achievements! Happy Blogoversary and hope next year is just as great! :)

  8. Sam

    January 14, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I would love Time Between US :D Congrats on all the followers!

  9. Andrea @ Cozy Up

    January 14, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Happy Blogoversary Andrea, congrats on an amazing year, and all the best in the future! It's definitely been great reading your reviews! :D

  10. Sarah Elizabeth

    January 14, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! 1 whole year!
    I'm not sure which I choose as there's a few there that I haven't read yet! I really want monument 14 though so maybe that ☺

  11. Ana Death Duarte

    January 14, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    happy blogoversary xD

    I'd choose Spark or Crewel maybe


    Thanks for the giveaway =]]]

  12. _Sandra_

    January 14, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Happy blogoversary and thanks for an awesome giveaway! :)
    I'm not 100% sure which book I would choose, kinda torn between The Fault in Our Stars and Time Between Us.

  13. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    January 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Happy blogoversary! Making it a year is an awesome accomplishment. Hopefully there will be many more bookish years to come :)

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      February 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks, Kim! And I hope to be doing this for a good long time! :D

  14. Elizabeth Di Benedetto

    January 14, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I think I would chose on the island, many friends say it's one of their faves!

  15. rivie bleu

    January 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Happy blogoversary! I hope you have an awesome year, have fun!
    Divergent is one of my favorite series as well. I still haven't read Pandemonium, or Delirium for that matter but I am looking forward to reading them.

    I think I'd choose Origin by Jessica Khoury.

    Rivie @ Bookshelf

  16. Lacey T

    January 15, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Congrats and Happy Blogoversary!!
    I'd choose Spark or Gravity :)

  17. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    January 15, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Andrea, I am so, so happy that you've become a book blogger- you've helped grow my book blogging friendships too! It's hard to believe you haven't been doing this forever, you're a natural!!

    And I would choose Timepiece if I win, I'm kind of sad I don't already own this one and haven't read it yet!

  18. Cordelia Fitzgerald

    January 15, 2013 at 3:48 am

    I would love Crewel!!!

  19. Kirsten!

    January 15, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Congrats on your blogoversary!
    I'd pick either Divergent or What's Left of Me :)

  20. mariska

    January 15, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Happy Blogoversary..

    i'd pick either Timepiece, Ten, or the fault in our stars :D

  21. Natasha

    January 15, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I would choose Ten. Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. ChaDanielle

    January 15, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I'd choose, Time between Us :) Thanks!

  23. LisaILJ

    January 15, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I would probably pick A Million Suns.

  24. Dovile

    January 15, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I'd probably pick Die for Me, Delirium or Across the Universe.

  25. Debz

    January 16, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Happy Blogoversary! I remember bumping into you right after you started you blog. I can't believe it's been a year (Oh snap, that means my 2-year blogoversary is coming up soon!) It's been nice seeing how your blog has changed over the past year.

    And I'd probably pick Crewel (:

  26. Preet @ A Written Rhapsody

    January 16, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I think second helpings or the lover's dictionary! Great giveaway!

  27. Sharon Stogner

    January 17, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Congrats! Definitely Cinder. Thanks for the fun!

  28. Aline Tobing

    January 17, 2013 at 3:46 am

    Still torn between Gravity and Time Between Us >_<

  29. Anubha

    January 17, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Lovers dictionary or the statistical probability of love at first sight

  30. Justine

    January 18, 2013 at 4:52 am

    I'd choose The Lover's Dictionary! :) Thank you!

  31. nurmawati djuhawan

    January 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    i wil choose TEN…
    thx u so much :)

  32. Antonia Jujnović

    January 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    A million suns or On Jellicoe road.Thanks!:)

  33. Sam Kasbrick

    January 18, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Probably The Fault in Our Stars. Thanks for the giveaway and happy blogoversary! :)

  34. Sarah Bauman

    January 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Veronica Roth, Divergent is my pick.

  35. ohdamnbooks

    January 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I would choose Divergent! :D
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  36. Grace T. Lindo

    January 20, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Cinder or Across the Universe!

  37. Angie

    January 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Probably The Statistical Probability of Falling in Love at First Sight

  38. Anatea Oroz

    January 20, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! I'd probably choose Divergent or Cinder. Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Sophie Hedley

    January 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Possibly Time Between Us, but there's so many I want! x

  40. Debbie Hercock

    January 20, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    I would choose the book 'Glimmer' by Phoebe Kitandis

  41. LHughes

    January 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! It must be so fun to look at your numbers/stats and realize how much your blog has grown in just one year! Congrats! I've definitely enjoyed reading your blog this past year :)

    Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

  42. juLie tearjerky

    January 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Happy blogoversary! May you have more years of awesome blogging to come! :)

    I'd definitely go for The Fault in Our Stars. Thanks!

  43. lissajean

    January 21, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Hey Andrea! I can't believe this is the first time I've been to your blog! I meant to check it out during NaNo! :) oops… I'm looking forward to reading the reviews so I can find the books I just have to read!

    1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

      February 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Hey, Alissa! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be stopping by your blog soon! :D

  44. Bittner

    January 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Congratulations on everything you accomplished this year! You should be very proud because you put so much work into this!

    If I won I'm leaning towards picking Time Between Us because I just read your review and I really liked it.

  45. Farhana

    January 22, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I'd choose Cinder or The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

  46. Ileana A.

    January 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I'm between Cinder, Across the Universe and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight!
    It's hard to choose!

  47. Abby

    January 24, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Maybe The Fault in Our Stars?? One of my first few picks!


    raffle name: Nikki O

  48. Ash

    January 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Happy Blogoversary! I'd love to get Crewel.

  49. Kristia

    January 25, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Happy 1st blogoversary! :) I would choose Across the Universe. Thank you for the giveaway :)

  50. Reena H.

    January 26, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I think I'd pick crewel :)
    Congratulations on your first blogoversary!!!

  51. Roxana Z.

    January 26, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Happy blogoversary!!!
    I'd choose Across the Universe. Thank you for the giveaway!

  52. Natasha Areena

    January 27, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I would love Monument 14!
    Congrats on your first blogoversary! I'm definitely going to read some of your old posts!

  53. Alyssa Susanna

    January 27, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Happy blogoversary!!! Now that I think about it, mine is so far away…


    I would love, hmmm… I have like, all of those books. Well, not all of them. But the ones that I WOULD really want, I have lol. So, I guess I would go with TIME BETWEEN US or THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT (*phew* what a long title!).

    Congrats again, and thank you for the amazing giveaway!

  54. WinterFaerie

    January 28, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Hmmm.. I'm not sure what I would pick. I just read Monument 14 & it was so good! I got it from the library though so I'd like to have my own copy! haha. BUT maybe I should pick a book I haven't read!? Decision! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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