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Six-Month Blogoversary Celebration and Giveaway

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I can't believe I've survived six whole months of this book blogging madness without, you know, getting lazy or tired or too busy. Not that I haven't been all three of those things at one point or another- I have. Most of the time. ;)

But today I get to celebrate the fact that I didn't give in to any of those excuses and kept going. And you know what? It's been a blast! I met fellow book fanatics from all over. I entered the mysterious, addictive world of ARC's. I discovered a wonderful, friendly, thoughtful book community full of brilliant people that love reading. I also learned a bit of HTML and CSS in the adapting of the new blog design. Shiny! :D

And how am I celebrating this milestone? I'll tell you. By eating a buffalo chicken cheese steak. With extra hot sauce. There were onion rings, too, but they're no longer with us.

However, since you may not like extra hot sauce, I found another way for you to join in the celebration: my first official giveaway!

Up for grabs is a $30 Amazon gift card! I wanted to do something with the number 6 for my "six-month" blogoversary, but $60 seemed a tad high; so I figured it's half a year, thus $60 divided by half is $30. Smart. :)

Contest Rules: The giveaway will run from May 23rd - June 2nd. US only, must be 13+ to enter, winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Winning entries will be verified, so no shenanigans. Anything that goes wrong after I email the gift card is between you and Amazon.

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A big humongous thank you to all of you out there who have helped make this such a great experience! Now go tell all your friends there's free book-buying money to be had, and best of luck!

Also, check back tomorrow for this week's edition of Fan Art Up!

36 comments :

  1. WOOHOO! Congratulations, Kel! Six months is awesome! Also, I didn't notice your new blog design. LOVE!

    I didn't stop by for the giveaway, but since it's there... I've had octopus. It was weird. Kind of chewy. I vastly prefer shark.

    Thank you, congratulations, and have a fabulous weekend!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like the new design. :D

      Agreed. I grabbed octopus at a sushi place once, and it was way too chewy. But I've never had shark.

      Thanks again!

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  2. Top Job!! What an achievement!! I wish I could enter, but I'm Australian. Good luck everyone!! :)

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    1. Aww...now I feel bad. :( But thank you so much for the congratulations! And, assuming I don't bungle this whole gift card giving thing, I would definitely love to do an international giveaway sometime soon. I think Book Depository is the preferred international method? Maybe? Ah well, research time! Thanks again for stopping by! :D

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  3. congrats on 6 months. you dont look a day over 2. (hehe) The stragnest thing i ever ate was alligator. Tasted like chicken with the consistency of lobster. It was in New Orleans so all the food was amazing!!
    ~britt

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    1. I've been reading your blog for the past 45 mins. You definetly have a new fan :-)

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    2. Thank you so much! I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. Alligator? I almost tried some gator jerky last time I was in Florida but didn't get to it before we had to leave, but it sounds pretty good. New Orleans food!

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  4. The craziest thing I've ever eaten - was a BUG at a hotel party when I went to World Con last year! Or at least that's the craziest thing i can remember right now

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    1. A bug. ... Was it crunchy? :)

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    2. It was totally crunchy...and yet had goo in the center which might have been the worst part. Legs and things got stuck in my teeth, it was awful. Lol

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  5. Yay!! Congrats on 6 months!!! I'm such a picky eater, I can't even think of anything crazy I've eaten because I'm too scared to try! lol... but I think I tried Alligator one day.

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    1. You too? I'm beginning to think alligator is a normal snack. I must track it down next time I'm in the South.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  6. 6 months. At six months I think we had all of three readers. So big congrats!

    I have eaten mealworms and gutted the worm at the bottom of the mescal bottle. So...worms.

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Hmm, can't say I've eaten worms yet. At least not on purpose. But people do say they're a great source of protein. :D

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    2. Worms and bugs and...yeah just yuck. Give me chicken any day

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    3. Chicken sounds good! Or sushi. That's my special comfort food. :)

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  7. Strangest food...turtle soup? Kind of normal, I'm now realizing.

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    1. I've never had it, so it sounds strange to me. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Pig intestines (chiterlings) very nasty and smells awful never tried it again lol

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    1. Ooh, thanks for the warning! I'll try just about anything, but if it smells bad, there's a very good chance it'll taste bad.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Happy Blogoversary!!
    I'm not adventurous when it comes to eating.. :) Had gator meat once and didn't like it at all.

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    1. Haha, no worries! I have a whole family of, shall we say, diners who prefer the known and comfortable? Though I'm starting to think everyone has tried gator...new goal! When next I visit my sister in Florida, gator will be at the top of my list. Right after stealing the signed Cress book she's been holding hostage. ;)

      Thank you so much for stopping in!

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  10. Yay for 6 months! Totally awesome!! I haven't posted a comment before. I'm notoriously a silent reader but things are changing ;-) I love eating strange things, so It's had to choose one. I guess it's not all that strange to eat fried crickets, but maybe it is if you buy them at the pet store and then season and fry them yourself! (Yes, that was crazy me!)

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    1. Haha, I know exactly what you mean! Leaving more comments is one of my big goals for this year.

      I've never had fried crickets, so they sound strange to me. And congrats! You fried them yourself? Congrats! You have officially put more work into cooking than I do! *pushes button on microwave* ;)

      Thanks for stopping in and I hope to talk to you again soon!

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    1. The kind that sting you? Ooh. That actually sounds kind of good! :) Thank you so much for dropping in!

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  12. Happy Six Months! I think the the strangest thing I've eaten is a clam.

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    1. Thank you! A clam, huh? That reminds me of a local restaurant; they serve nothing, and I do mean nothing, but seafood. If you want salad, bread, pasta or anything, it's BYO.

      Thanks again for stopping in! :D

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  13. Congrats on the six months! The strangest thing I have eaten is probably some type of seafood. I've also eaten an elephant ear. Which is basically deep fried dough with icing sugar. (It's not really strange but the name is.)

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    1. Thank you! A lot of people seem to be mentioning seafood. I guess there are some weird things in the ocean. And the elephant ear sounds delicious!

      Thanks for stopping in!

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  14. the strangest thing I ever eaten was beef liver

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    1. Can't say I've ever had that. Was it any good? Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  15. Kimberley Thomas:
    I would say it's between Kimchi and Rattlesnake !

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    1. Nice! I've had kimchi before, but never rattlesnake. Thanks for stopping in! :)

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  16. Well I'm a very picky eater so I don't really eat any weird food but I did finally eat lamb for the first time on my honeymoon and I'm very ashamed to say that I liked it.

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    1. That's okay! It's a good thing to be ashamed of. They use lamb in traditional gyros, which I love. :D

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