Sunday, August 7, 2011


It's my One Year Blog Anniversary (& you get the present)!!!
In anticipation of the start of last school year and wanting to have a central place to put my thoughts about books to share with my students to get them more motivated to read, I started this blog on August 10, 2010. Little did I realize how much I would enjoy doing this, and the connections I would make with authors, publishers, teachers, and other bloggers through this process.
I've had so much fun, and one of my favorite parts of doing this book blog over the past year was getting my custom design from fellow book blogger @loriimagination of Use Your Imagination Designs. See my post here to read my thoughts after launching the new look.
Lori was awesome to work with and gave me a blog personality to match what I wanted and fit me so well. celebrate my first year of blogging and one of my favorite parts, I'm hosting a giveaway for a free custom blog design for one lucky winner!

One person will win a custom blogger blog design package from Lori at Use Your Imagination Designs:
Including: Custom header, custom background, link bar, signature, blog button with code, custom rating system for reviews, custom colors to match new design and installation.
(If you win, you're welcome to communicate with Lori to upgrade at your own cost.) 

CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!!! Oh, and if you have any thoughts about my blog design, I'd love to hear them in the comments so I can pass them on to Lori.


  1. I love your design! I entered, but I don't know if she can work with blogs. Hopefully she can :)

  2. I entered, but I highly doubt I am going to win!
    P.S. I love your blog layout!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! Would LOVE to win this! :)

  4. Thank you so much! I love your design and I have been wanting to re-do mine for the longest time but I dont have the money. This would be amazing!

    -Michelle @ Book Briefs

  5. Happy one year blogoversary!!! Thank you so much for this opportunity! Here's to another year!!!

  6. Hey! This is such a lovely idea. I won't fill out the form or anything, just wanted to say: CONGRATS!

    New follower, too! :)

    All the best,

  7. Happy blogoversary! What an awesome idea for a giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. Happy Blogoversary!! Glad you've had such an awesome year in this amazing community :) And thank you so much for the fantastic giveaway! I absolutely love Lori's designs. I think I'm entering with just a little time to spare, but if I messed up with the time zones, just delete my entry!