We are excited to join Making the Grade in their one year blogoversary celebration, Making the Grade's Bookapalooza Scavenger Hunt! This event was created not only to celebrate Making the Grade's one-year mark of blogging, but to celebrate the authors and bloggers involved in the young adult book industry and our mutual love of reading!
Emily's Blogging Experience and Love of Books
Blogging has become a very important part of my life in the past year. Since the start of Ed and Em's Reviews, I, personally, have made a lot of new friends from all over the world, I've met some of my all time favorite authors and I have been given opportunities that I never would've had, if I hadn't joined my GOOD friend, Edwin in the great endeavor that was the start of our blog!
Being a book blogger is great, but before I was a blogger, I was just your average, run-of-the-mill bibliophile.
I've always been a reader. I've been in love with books since before I was born. My mother instilled my love of literature while I was still in the womb. She read to me and listened to audio cassette (yes, I am that old) constantly. Growing up, I was surrounded by piles and piles of stories that would take me to different worlds and every night I would fall asleep listening to my Dr. Seuss's classics on cassette, until my tape was destroyed (I cried for a week). And when I spent my weekends at the library instead of parties during high school, my parents said, "Better books than drugs!" My family is nothing if not classy!
Books are a huge part of my life and always have been. Starting this blog, and being able to share my opinion on books, and connect with other people who loves reading as much as I do has been absolutely amazing. I wouldn't trade this past (almost) year for anything in the world (besides maybe a date with Garrett Hedlund).
I really want to thank those who have made this experience what it has been. Because of our friends and followers, Ed and Em's Reviews has flourished into the blog it is today. We hope to have many more years with you!
And joining in the celebration and bookish spirit, we are having, what we consider to be, a great giveaway below!
- One winner will receive a paperback copy of Everneath and an ARC of Everbound by Brodi Ashton
- Open internationally
- One entrant per household
- Cheating results in immediate disqualification
- Winner has 48 hours to respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen
- We are not responsible for lost/damaged packages
- Ends 01/20/2012
Did you find our secret word in the post above? You can find the next secret word at Ketch's Book Nook! Take the nine secret words you gather from each of the participating blogs (find the blog roll HERE) and enter the words in the CORRECT ORDER in Rafflecopter forms for 25 bonus points! And if you can correctly name the author and/or book from which the quote is from, you can get an extra 10 bonus points for Making the Grade's giveaways!
The following two giveaways, hosted by Making the Grade are open to US/Canada citizens only, to entrants aged 13 and older.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Bookapalooza Signed Books by the Dozen Giveaway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Big thanks and congrats to the Making the Grade gals for letting us participate and for their one year blogoversary!
And don't forget to head over to Ketch's Book Nook to obtain the next secret word!