Monday, July 27, 2015

Blogoversary and Giveaway: Goldilox Four Years Ago and Four Years From Now



Here at Goldilox and the Three Weres we are celebrating our 
4 YEAR BLOGOVERSARY!

In honor of the four wonderful years this blog has had, we are having authors share with you what they were doing four years ago at this time and what they hope to be doing four years from now. Of course, we thought we should share our own answers with you guys too! Each post, including the ones from us, will include a giveaway, so be sure to check back every day for the next two weeks!


Today's Post Comes From:
Goldilox


       Four years ago I discovered that the books I enjoyed reading the most had something in common - they all had that something extra. I came across a little site called Goodreads and learned that this something extra was what put all these books in the genre of speculative fiction: fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, dystopian, etc. I started chatting with other readers through comments on Goodreads, began writing short reviews for the books I was reading, and eventually built up a nice little community of reading buddies. This led to the creation of the blog, Goldilox and the Three Weres in the summer of 2011. I'm a teacher, so summertime seemed like the smartest time to start something like a book review blog. I was inspired by bigger blogs like All Things Urban Fantasy and Parajunkee

       The past four years have been SO AWESOME. There's really not a better way to describe them. This blog has been a lot of work at times, but it has absolutely been worth it. I have been so amazed by the world of book blogging. Bloggers are some pretty damn cool people. The friends I have made through blogging have become people that I consider real, true, lifelong friends. I've also loved going to book conventions and meeting bloggers from all over the country. As a regular reader I probably wouldn't have attended most of these conventions. And the authors!!! Meeting the people behind the books that I love has been amazing, and that never would have happened without this blog. But, the most wonderful thing about being Goldilox has been just having an outlet to discuss books. It's still so surprising to me that people care at all what I thought about the latest release, and that people actually read my reviews!

        Four years from now I hope to still have the blog, of course! Hopefully my co-bloggers will still be with me and maybe we'll even have some new reviewers join us by then! I don't know where I will be in my career or in my personal life, but I hope I will still be reading, still be blogging, and still be celebrating blogoversaries like this one!



Below I have pictures of some of my favorites books/series of the past four years. 
One winner may choose TWO books from below (hardback, paperback, or Kindle/Nook book) or any other books in the same series as the book shown, or a book by the same author. Both books chosen do not need to be in the same series!
Enter on the Rafflecopter below!
- Winner must be 13 or older. -
- International winner will be limited to books available through Book Depository or ebooks. -
- US winner will be limited to books available through Amazon, Book Depository, or ebooks. -


Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts, #5) Dark Debt (Chicagoland Vampires, #11) Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7) 
The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6)Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8) How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back (White Trash Zombie, #4) With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7) 
Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3) Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) The Sharpest Blade (Shadow Reader, #3) Banishing the Dark (Arcadia Bell, #4) 
The Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3) Opposition (Lux, #5) Bound by Flames (Night Prince, #3) Archangel's Shadows (Guild Hunter, #7) 
Burned (Fever, #7) Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin, #11) Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles, #3) Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8) 
Deadly Spells (Prospero's War, #3) Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements, #3) The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #13) Dark Skye (Immortals After Dark #14)


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25 comments:

  1. Congrats! That's a great list.

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  2. Happy Blogoversary!!! Here's wishing you many, many more :) thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  3. Y'all rock...I've been following you for about 2 years and LOVE your blog! Y'all have introduced me to some awesome authors and great reads! Cheers to many, many more years!

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  4. Congrats!!!! Wow, four years is a great accomplishment! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  5. Happy Blogoversary! I love your blog. Here's to many more years to come.

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  6. Congratulations! and Happy Blogoversary 4 years is amazing.

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  7. Happy blogoversary!! and Congrats! 4 years that's not something little and i enjoyed every step so thank you a lot and i hope you will enjoy sharing with us for many more years as i'm sure there are still a lot of series you will make me discover

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  8. Congratulations! Hopefully you'll enjoy many more years of blogging!

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  9. Happy blogoversary! And thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  10. Happy Blogoversary! Here's to many more years to come.

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  11. Happy Blogoversary!!!! Congrats!!!!!

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  12. Happy Blogoversary! Four years is awesome! =)
    //Linda

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  13. Happy Blogoversary and Congratulations!!! :)

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  14. Happy Blogoversary. Some of the books listed are my favorites too.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  15. Happy Blogoversary and here's to many more years of blogging fun. :D

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  16. Congrats on four years of awesomeness!

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  17. Happy 4th blogoversary! Thank you for the international giveaway :)

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  18. Heyyy, happy blogversary!!! Congratulations on the four years, wow! Amazing choice of books you've got on the list, too! :)

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  19. Happy blogoversary & many years to come!!

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  20. Happy 4th blogoversary! May you have many more!

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  21. Congrats on 4 wonderful years! Amazing choices!

    Thanks so much!

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  22. Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on four wonderful years.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

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