Hi everyone! Well, I’ve made it 3 years! I wasn’t so sure I was gonna make it to be honest. This last year has been one of the toughest years I’ve had for blogging and even reading. Personal life got busy along with losing motivation to blog in general because of many reasons. But, I’m glad to still be here and mostly active on Twitter where I love interacting with other fellow bookworms!
A few things this year to celebrate:
Since my last blogiversary, I’ve created 8 book trailers, two of which were official trailers made for Spencer Hill Press! So, this was my first year celebrating some paid jobs, which has been fantastic. I’m not gonna lie, doing freelance trailer jobs was tough, but Spencer Hill Press was extremely encouraging and wonderful to work with!
Check out my channel to view my trailers.
Another HUGE highlight to me this year was creating promotional swag and graphics for Jodi Meadows and her new release, Before She Ignites! Jodi is wonderful and I loved working on bookmarks, postcards, dragon cards (NOT the dragon drawing. That was done by the amazing Tiffie and quote card made by Jodi herself), graphics for blog tours, book tours and more. I had the privilege last year to make bookmarks for My Lady Jane but this was a step up for me in terms of more design and I loved every minute!
Most of all, the community and friends I’ve made make blogging worth it all! Special shout out to my friends Christy and Nancy at Tales of the Ravenous Reader, Kelly at Bookcrushin’. For Carrie and Lisa whom I’ve been friends with longest and who are the best! You ladies have this year worth it all. Others I’d love to thank are Emily who is my amazing co-host for the #BHPChat that will be celebrating two years of monthly blogging chats in November! To Kristen from My Friends are Fiction for being amazing and such a wonderful friend. Also, Jamie, Mishma, Joey, Kevin, Theresa and Sabrina for always knowing how to make me laugh or brighten my day. For the sweetest bloggers I know, Rebeca, Helena, Melissa, and Krysti, love you ladies! Ann and Carmen from YA Wednesdays you are always an inspiration! And to everyone else who had flailed with me on books or chatted with me online! A special shout-out to the ladies of the OQ Support Group!
Even though this is my blogiversary, it actually happens to be my 3rd Twitterversary so my giveaway will be done on Twitter. It’s open internationally and you’ll get a choice of THREE books listed from my favorite reads of this year OR a mix with ultimate favorite books!
Listed below are my top 6 favorite books so far I’ve read this year!!!!
All Time Favorites List!
If you’ve read all these, you can choose from my other favorite books!
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Enter by retweeting and following me on Twitter! Good Luck! Ends November 13, 2017
— Scare-ah Crow (@thebooktraveler) October 13, 2017