WELL. SIX MONTHS. Six whole months. WOW.Created on a total whim, TAW was created on the 25th July 2013. As some of you who have been with me since the very very start, June 2012, I lost my enthusiasm for Life Through Rose-Tinted SunGlasses, my general blog that had no direction. And so, even though I always hated writing reviews, I created a book blog.
I've had a passion for reading since I was two years old. I've wondered for ages now, as to why I didn't start a book blog right back at the beginning.
So now I'm going to say thank you to those bloggers who have helped this blog, whether they've been here for me since the beginning of
Amber: Amber is the best. An awesome, fangirly, pringly, vloggy unicorn who is my Twitter Aunt, and is also my book blogging idol. And she loves Lorde and got me into more of her music! She's just the best, and I love her so much for that! She also made me start City of Bones <3
Arianne: Arianne is the loveliest!!! As a freelance blogger, I love seeing her reviews and guest posts around the blogosphere, her writing is beautiful and she's just so lovely on Twitter <3
Crystal: I met Crystal on Twitter (does anyone see a theme yet?!) when I was about to post my interview with Erin Albert. Quirky and fun, Crystal is awesome!
Debbie: Debbie, Debbie, Debbie. As someone who needs to go to the BBA (Book Buying Anonymous), and has made me into just as much of a book-buying-aholic (just less regularly, of course, with less money and freedom), she's awesome. She sent me two books I'd wanted to read for ages for Christmas, and she's just all-roundly lovely! (and before you ask- yes, met her on Twitter...)
Fionnuala: Fi!!!!!! <3 Also met on Twitter (I'm beginning to facepalm now...), Fi is my Epic Recs partner and she sent me The Book Thief! Her blog is so pretty and she's all-roundly awesome!
Georgia: Georgia (Twitter, again...) is amazing!! Her blog is amazing and I love talking to her!!
Hawwa: Hawwa. What can we say about Hawwa?? Well, I met her on Twitter, but it turned out that I actually didn't- she used to comment on RTSG with her old blog! She's another fangirly unicorn, and she's awesome. I'm also totally jealous of her beautiful blog!
Holly: I didn't technically meet Holly on Twitter; she signed up for SRS <3 Holly is lovely and her blog deserves to be more recognised! Hol is embracing life like it should be, and I love her for that :)
Jack: Jack, Jack, Jack. As the only male on this list, he deserves a medal; he puts up with us lot, especially the Jamber (Jack and Amber, if you don't know) teasing! But no, seriously, when I met Jack (on Twitter...), I knew he was made of awesome! His blog is amazingggg, and I've debated many things, both bookish and non-bookish, with Jack, and he's very insightful! He's just amazing!
Kaitlin: Kaitlin is lovely! I met her on Twitter (shocker!) for #reviewparty and I just love talking to her.
Rita:Ritaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Rita is, like, the QUEEN of the Book Boyfriends. I love her blog and especially the Bring Out The Book Boyfriend's post... Most of which I feature quotes on :D she's amazing!
Ruby: Ruby's blog is PHENOMENAL. I'm so jealous of her graphics and design skills IT HURTS. Ruby was one of the ones on this list I've known since the beginning, way back in 2012, so she's epic in every way.
Sophie: Sophie is another I've known since way back, and I adore her blog. She's lovely and I adore her The World From YA Eyes discussions. I honestly don't know what else to say but the fact that she's just made of loveliness <3
Sunny: Sunny!! Sunny is awesome and I've bought quite a few books recently on her recommendations. Another who I've known since RTSG, Sunny is amazing <3
Zoe B: Zoeeeeee <3 Zoe is an amazing singer and I love her Stuck For A Book feature, which I have participated in.
Zoe C: Other Zoeeee!! We share our OTP of Scorose and fandoms in general. <3
ALSO: massive thank you's and squishy hugs to Amy, Kate, Lucy, Orli, Sabrina and Octavia!
PHEW! If you read all that, wow. If you didn't. Meh.
GIVEAWAY!This isn't a very big giveaway, but I thought I'd do one for all you guys. SO:
- There will be one winner who will have their choice of the books listed
- If there are over 200 entries, there will be 2 winners. The 2nd winner picked will get 2nd pick of a book. If their choice is the same as the 1st winner, I will contact them asking for a second choice.
- You must be 12 years or older
- TAW takes no responsibility for lost or damaged prizes on arrival
- Winner/s will be chosen at random
- Winner/s will be contacted within 48 hours of the giveaway ending. They then have a further 48 hours to respond before the giveaway will be redrawn.
- Personal information will not be shared
- I am at perfect right to change the prizes if this is needed.
- This giveaway is open to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
- This giveaway ends on February 3rd 2014
Now I have the boring stuff out of the way... The books!Your choice from...
- Entangled by Cat Clarke
- Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
- Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson
- Jasmine Skies (Artichoke Hearts #2) by Sita Brahmachari