Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner of my 1st blogoversary giveaway! The winner is........
Rebecca from Rebecca-Books
She choose Arabella by Georgette Heyer. Congratulations!
I have sent out an notification email. Rebecca's blog is one my favourites and we have such similar tastes in books so make sure you stop by and check out her blog. She is also looking for guest posters for a themed week at the moment, so if you're interested then I'm sure it would be much appreciated.
Thank you very much to everyone who entered and spread the word- you're awesome! In the form I asked the question,
"What is your favourite thing about book blogging?"
and had some fantastic responses so I've shared my favourite ones below:
I love the fact, like you, that whatever mood you are in - sad, angry, happy - you can go onto Blogger and have this whole different community that makes you feel special and apart of something, like a special family. Even though you may not actually know them personally, it feels like a connection to talk about one of your favourite things: books.
And comments. I love them. They make the blog just feel worthwhile and that someone enjoys your writing and appreciates your views on things.
1.) Getting to find people who not only love to read but love the same books that I do.
2.) Getting to discuss books and bookish themes with like minded people :D
3.) Being able to spread word about the books that I love.
Jess- Jess Hearts Books
Gosh, all of it! I love the community feeling and that I can talk to other people about the books I read instead of getting blank stares. You all know what it's like to pine for a book and how you can get lost and read for hours and hours without a thought for food/water/other annoying necessities.
Oh, and have I mentioned my exploding to-read list? It currently has over 800 books on it...
The lovely community! When I first started blogging I couldn't believe how many other book lovers where out there, I didn't know what a Debut Author was, I didn't know anything about HTML, I didn't know half the things I do now!
The comments! I love hearing what readers think of Imaginary Reads and the reviews I write. It makes me feel like all the hours I spend blogging are more than worth it. So really, it's all about the warm, fuzzy feelings followers give me.
Hilary @ Imaginary Reads
I love being able to express what I have to say and think with people who actually care what I have to say. It's so nice to meet people who share my love and passion for books---it ignites my own at times!
~Rachel @ The Rest Is Still Unwritten
Being a book blogger has led me to discover so many great writers and books. I've read more titles in the last couple of years than I have in my entire life. I've made some new friends and have improved my vocabulary, too!
I love talking about books with other readers who appreciate them as much as I do! The sense of community is fabulous and it's fun to have other people who understand your passion for books and will get excited about them right along with you :)
Danya @ A Tapestry Of Words
I love the camaraderie between book bloggers. I love having a world of people to share my love of books with...people who know it is absolutely normal to gush over books.
Amber @ The Musings of ALMYBNENR
Having something to keep me grounded. I love that there's always something to COME HOME TO. You know, other than my family. :P
I love all of the sweethearts I've met while book blogging. Seriously, book bloggers are amazing. :)