Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year and Happy 4th Blogiversary.

Firstly happy New Year to everyone! I hope you celebrated the turning year in style! Unfortunately ours was very quiet as my husband was ill all over Christmas with flu followed by the sickness bug going around. I am so thankful the rest of the family haven't caught it. I am pretty sure we won't forget this Christmas in a hurry.

Anyway today isn't just New Year's Day, today is also the 4th blogiversary for Serendipity Reviews. In the four years I have been blogging I haven't managed to celebrate it once as it falls on New Year's Day and I am normally busy. This year I have been super organised and written the post in advance.

When I began writing my blog four years ago I would never have imagined it would still be going strong and have as many followers as it now does. My first year of blogging wasn't as regular as it is now and it hardly had any reviews in it. I think I used to read about one book a week if I was lucky, not like now when I can usually get through up to four books a week. I used tto have more lifestyle posts too but as my children have grown older I felt uncomfortable putting them on the blog. I am happy with the way the blog is now and I am involved in a lot of events that supporting the every expanding YA market, which has just sprouted a new book market with the New Adult books. I am also a massive supporter of debut authors and have read lots of fantastic books by authors that I wouldn't have heard about if I wasn't blogging.

I want to thank all my blogging friends that have supported me over the years. Some old, some new but all very much valued. Thank you for always taking the time to stop by. As you are all just so wonderful, I wanted to give something back.

In order to celebrate my blogiversary I have 3 books to give away to 3  lucky winners. So that is one book per winner.  Enter your details below using the Rafflecopter form and let me know which book you would like to win the most. This competition will run until the end of January and will be international. So good luck everyone.
 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

84 comments:

  1. I'd love to win Level 2.
    Thanks for the giveaway! Happy New Year and Happy Blogiversary!

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  2. Happy new year :D and happy blogiversary

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  3. Happy blogiversary! My first one is in 2 weeks :) In to win From What I Remember

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  4. Happy Blogoversary and Happy New Year! Thanks for the giveaway and I would love to win Level 2.

    -Riz Bulatao

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  5. Happy Blogoversary, and thanks for the giveaway.
    I would love to win Level 2

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  6. I just wanted to stop by and wish you a fabulous New Year and a hearty congratulations on such a milestone blogiversary, Vivienne! I was rather absent in 2012, but I hope to be more "social" in 2013 :)

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  7. Happy New Year and Happy Blogiversary too!

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  8. Happy Blogiversary I would love to win North of Nowhere

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  9. Happy Blogiversary and Happy New Year!!
    The book I'd most like to win would be North of Nowhere, as I think the cover looks amazing.

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  10. Happy four years, Viv! I'd love to win Level 2 :) x

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  11. Happy Blogversary and Happy New Year Viv! Your blog is wonderful :)

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  12. Happy New Year! And Happy Blogoversary!!

    I would love to win Level 2

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  13. I'm actually only interested in Level 2, so yeah :D Happy New Year!

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  14. I'd like to win Level 2 please. Written by a fellow blogger, yes please.

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  15. Happy blogiversary, Vivienne! I'd be happy to win any of the books--thanks for this terrific giveaway! :)

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  16. Four years! Wow!!! You have had some amazing posts in the few years I've been following and I have loved reading your blog, here's to an awesome 2013 for you both on the blog and off it! Xxx

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  17. I'd love to win 'From What I Remember' .. Feel like I might be able to relate to the protagonist (by that I do not mean that I woke up next a boy with a wedding band around my finger!)
    Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  18. north of nowhere
    my name katrina day-reilly
    gfc name hotrod mum

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  19. Happy new year and congrats on the 4 years! I also hit my 4th year in April :D

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  20. Happy blogoversary Viv!! 4 years, wow!! Amazing. I'd really like to win North of Nowhere, it sounds really good!!

    Cait x

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  21. Happy 4 years! I would love to win any of these three, but I would say first From What I remember, then Level Two, and then North of Nowhere. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Happy Blogoversary and Happy New Year! I would like to win Level 2!

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  23. Happy blogiversary! 4 years, that's an amazing number!

    I completely understand how strange your Christmas must have felt. I think I might have had the same flu/bug, as I've been ill this Christmas too and only slowly recovering. I hope your husband is feeling better!

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  24. Happy 4 years of blog!

    I'd love to win Level 2 xD

    And may the odds be ever in my favour ^^

    Thanks for the giveaway =]

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  25. I think From What I Remember!

    Thanks and Happy 2013!

    Leanne :)

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  26. Happy New Year and Happy Blogiversary! :D I would love to win North of Nowhere. :)

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  27. Happy Blogiversary! I would love to win Level 2

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  28. Happy blogiversary (I somehow thought I had already left a comment yesterday, but perhaps that was a different post? *confused*) Anyway, as I'd love to enter for your giveaway I'm leaving another one. I'm definitely most excited for Level 2, of which I've heard so much!

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  29. Where the heck does time go. Congratulations on the 4 years of awesome blogging <3

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  30. Happy 4 years!! I'd love to win From what I remember

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  31. Wow - well done to blogging for 4 years!! :) North of Nowhere looks fab!!

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  32. Wow! 4 Years! That is amazing! i think i'd like level 2 :)
    Congratulations!

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  33. Happy blogoversary! I have heard great things about Level 2, so I'd pick that one. Thanks for the giveaway.

    - new follower -

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  34. Happy blogoversary:) I would like Level 2:)

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  35. Happy New Year! I would like to win Level 2 the most!

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  36. Happy 4th blog birthday!
    I'd love to win Level 2

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  37. Happy Blogaversary!!! I can't believe it's been 4 years!! I'm going for From What I Remember please.

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  38. Wow, happy 4th blogiversary! And it falls on New Year's Day! If I win, I would love to have Level 2! <3 Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. Happy New Year and congrats on your blogoversary!
    Thank you for the giveaway! I'd love to win Level 2 :)

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  40. Happy New Year and congrats on your blogoversary!
    Thank you for the giveaway! I'd love to win Level 2 :)

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  41. I would love to win Level 2, heard great things about it and it's on my TBR list. Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  42. For some reason this wouldn't work on MiPad. I'm pretty sure my entries have been processed fine though.

    I would lurrrv From What I Remember, especially after your recent review of it!

    Spanx Viv!

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  43. For some reason this wouldn't work on MiPad. I'm pretty sure my entries have been processed fine though.

    I would lurrrv From What I Remember, especially after your recent review of it!

    Spanx Viv!

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  44. I've tried this a few times and it hasn't worked. Apologies if I've doubled/tripled up.

    I'd lurv From What I Remember.

    Thanks!

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  45. Happy Blogiversary!I have been hearing all the rave about LEVEL 2 and definitely want to win it plus it is a Debut book and I am participating in the Debut Author Challenge so winning it would a definite plus!

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  46. Happy Blogiversary! They're all great books but I'd like to win From What I Remember!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. Happy blogoversary! Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!!!! I would love to Level 2! :3

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  48. 4 years? That's amazing- congrats! :)
    I'm most interested in Level 2.

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  49. Happy New Year! I would love Level 2 or From What I Remember

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  50. I would choose Level 2! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  51. Level 2. Thanks and congrats on your 4 years of blogging!!

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  52. Happy 4th! May the next 4 be equally good!

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  53. I would love to win Level 2!
    Happy blogoversary!

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  54. Level 2 looks amazing! I can't wait till I get to read it~

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  55. I'd love to win Level 2. :]
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Marijana Sitar

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  56. I'd really love to win Level 2 :D Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  57. Happy blogoversary! I would love to win From What I remember, thak you for the giveaway :)

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  58. I'd love to win From What I Remember--it looks so good! :)

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  59. I would love to win Level 2. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  60. Happy Blogo Viv and Congrats on making 2 years! I'd love Level 2 or From What I Remember. Thanks for the chance.

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  61. Level 2... it's on my TBR list and I've read some good reviews on it. Looking forward to reading it.
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  62. I'd love to win Level 2! It sounds very interesting! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy New Year!

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  63. i would like to read North of nowhere
    thanks
    gfc: oriana

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  64. I think North of Nowhere, thanks for the giveaway and happy blogoversary!!

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  65. I would love to win From What I Remember!

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  66. Happy Bloggaversary! I would love to win Level 2

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  67. First off, happy blogoversary! Second, I think I'd very much like to win Level 2. Thanks!

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  68. Congrats!!!!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    I would love to win Level 2

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  69. Congratulations - you must have read a serious amount of books in that time! I would love to win Level 2 but actually they all sound like good reads. :)

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  70. Level 2--I've heard so many great things about it!

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  71. Can't believe I only just saw this! Would love North of Nowhere :)

    And happy (belated) blogoversary Viv!

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  72. I would love to win Level 2.

    Happy Blogoversary!

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