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3rd Blogoversary Celebration + Giveaway!

Hi everyone!  I’m so excited to be celebrating my third blogoversary!  This is definitely a hobby that I’m happy I started and will continue to work hard at for as long as I can!  I have a new baby on the way and I know it’ll be hard to keep the blog up, but hopefully I can do it!

Yesterday I held my Second Annual Bonus Points Awards, and today I want to share some of the things that have happened to me and the blog over the past year, plus have a giveaway!

What’s Happened at The Overstuffed Bookcase This Past Year

(Note: The first number is the data for the past year, and the second number is the total number as of January 7, 2015 for my blog.)

  • 139 posts (539 total) 
  • 51 reviews (161 total) 
  • Read 49 books (166 total books read in 2012, 2013, and 2014) 
  • 664 comments (5025 total) 
  • 85,653 page views (208,758 total) 
  • 7,705 unique visitors (18,309 total) 
  • Visitors from 13 new countries (137 countries total) 
  • 18 new GFC followers (526 total) 
  • 2 new Linky Followers (51 total) 
  • 5 new Networked Blogs followers (53 total) 
  • 2 new email subscribers (30 total) 
  • 336 new Twitter followers (1,132 total) 
  • 65 total subscribers via Feedburner (so sad how this went down so much because it included Google Reader stats) 
  • 150 new Bloglovin’ followers (353 total) 
  • 179 total Facebook likes (previous data unknown) 
  • 392 total Instagram followers (previous data unknown) 
  • Number 1 keyword search leading to the blog: “letting ana go” 
  • Received 16 books for review, excluding BEA books (1 from author, 1 from Edelweiss, 14 from publishers) 
  • Participated in tons of events (Book Blogger Love-a-Thon, Levithan Loveathon, one Mini-Bloggiesta, one full Bloggiesta, one Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-Thon, NaNoWriMo, etc.) 
  • Attended BEA, and co-hosted the 2nd BEA Book Blogger Picnic and the 1st BEA Book Blogger Meet & Drink 
  • Had 4 giveaways 
  • Followed several more blogs, but failed to comment as much as I did in 2012 and 2013 
  • Met lots of other book bloggers, some in real life, including my BBFFL (Best Blogger Friend For Life), Jessie from Jessie Marie Reads! 
  • Got pregnant with my 2nd baby (and ended up taking some unintentional time off from reading and blogging)

Wow, lots of stuff!  My blog didn’t grow quite as much as I wanted this year, since I took some time off and failed to comment as much as I should have, but I hope that 2015 will see lots more growth!  I just want to thank all of my followers, whether you stop by often or only once in a while or hardly ever, because you all help to make this blog what it is, and I couldn’t do any of this without you guys!
3rd Blogoversary Giveaway!

Okay, now to what you’ve been waiting for–the giveaway!

What you can win:

There will be TWO winners!  One winner will receive the surprise stack on the left, which is all YA contemporary ARCs, and one winner will receive the surprise stack on the right, which is a mix of genres, Adult and YA, ARCs and finished copies.   This giveaway is US ONLY, please. Sorry, international friends!

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

  • Giveaway is US ONLY.  (Sorry international friends, I’ll try to have a giveaway for you guys soon!)
  • Ages 13 & up.
  • There will be TWO winners. One winner will receive a surprise box with 6 YA contemporary ARCs, and one winner will receive a surprise box with 6 books which are a mix of genres, Adult and YA, ARCs and finished copies.
  • Fill out the Rafflecopter(s) below to enter. There are two different Rafflecopters, one for each surprise box. Fill out one or both, the choice is yours!
  • The two 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


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck to everyone who enters, and 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. Roseanna Overstreet

    January 14, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Congratulations!!! So awesome of you to giveaway such a big stack of books! I thank you :)

    Rosie xx

  2. pagesunbound

    January 15, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Congratulations! I've loved following you for the past three years and am looking forward to more awesome posts in the future!

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