Friday, September 25, 2020

3rd Blogoversary!

 

THREE YEARS?! I feel like I just started blogging again! I also blame 2020 for this post being late. I feel like I am constantly playing catch-up this year. My husband has a weird hybrid schedule (half here teleworking, and half in-person at work), we bought a house, my son is doing school online, and all three are participating in socially-distanced soccer (it weirdly works, so yay). I feel like I never have any time for myself, and I'm constantly having to choose which aspects of my life get the most attention. Sadly, reading and blogging have taken a backseat to most things. Regardless, I love blogging and the community I am a part of! I plan on sticking around for many more years, but hopefully those will be less chaotic. ;)

Thank you for being patient with my sporadic posts and less-frequent comments! I know everyone is dealing with their own issues while the world steadily increases in insanity. I appreciate and value each of you, and I really love visiting your blogs whenever I have time. Thank you for being such good friends, funny tweeters, and stunning photographers. Your presence in my life has been a bright spot, even if you think those posts and comments aren't making a difference. 

This year I will be giving away two vastly different books: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones & Saucy by Cynthia Kadohata. I thought The Only Good Indians would be a good scary fall read, and I really wanted to support an indigenous author. Saucy is an ARC and just sounds super adorable, so it's an option for my fellow scaredy cats. ;)


Rules: This giveaway officially starts on September 25, 2020 and ends on October 9, 2020 (two weeks!). The winner will be announced on October 10, 2020 on this post within the Rafflecopter form, and also notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or I will have Rafflecopter choose another winner (read my full giveaway policy here).

International entries are okay as long as The Book Depository ships to you. Click here to check! You can choose either of these two books, and an additional US winner will be chosen for the physical copies I already have.

To enter – fill out the Rafflecopter form and let me know which book you would choose in the comments. Easy!

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26 comments:

  1. Congratulations on three years, and way to go being superwoman right now (and making soccer work!)

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    1. Thank you! I don't feel like super-anything right now, haha. I just want to sleep for a week and then wake up and read for a week. ;)

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  2. Happy Blogoversary! :)) I would love a copy of The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones. Glad to find your blog.

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    1. Thank you! I haven't had a chance to read The Only Good Indians yet, but I've heard it's super spooky. :)

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  3. Happy Blogoversary! Life really is even crazier now, isn't it? I would choose Saucy (I read the first chapter of the other book and it's definitely not for me). Thank you for the chance!

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    1. Life is batshit bananas right now, haha. Ohhh, I wonder if I'll be able to read The Only Good Indians if you stopped after a chapter? I can't handle animal cruelty, and I've heard this book has quite a lot! However, I have heard wonderful thinks about the story as a whole, and thought it would be a fun fall giveaway.

      I think I'm going to read Saucy with my kiddos! :)

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    2. Right after I posted here, I saw your awful news and have been keeping you all in my prayers. As far as the book goes, I remember just not liking the writing style--I couldn't connect, so I let it go (you know, so many books and not every book is for everybody).

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    3. Thank you! I really appreciate it. <3 You're so right! We're all different, so it makes sense for us to have different reading tastes and preferences.

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  4. Happy blogoversary Lindsi!! Id idn't know you got the house! Congrats.

    I have The Only Good Indians on audio but I'm kind of afraid to read it. I hear there's a lot of animal cruelty. But I've also heard that it's fantastic.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Yes! We did! I've been meaning to call you, but there is way too much happening in my life right now. I've been super forgetful too. I'll try to give you a call this week. Eeep - - someone else mentioned the animal cruelty to me, and I don't think I can handle that...

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  5. Happy (belated) blogoversary! It's great that you still manage to find the time and strength to blog at the end of your busy, demanding days! Here's to many, many more...🎉🎊🧨

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    1. Thank you! I've been cramming my blogging in on the weekends, or late at night once the kids have gone to sleep. I had to buy a second planner to keep up with everything going on in my life right now! 😂

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  6. Happy blog birthday!! What a great accomplishment!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, I think I would choose The Only Good Indians!

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    1. Thank you! We'll have to do a buddy read of The Only Good Indians, if you win. :)

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  7. Congratulations on your bloggy birthday!

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  8. Congratulations on 3 years!! I feel you with hoping that subsequent years will be a bit... calmer hahah. I REALLY want to read The Only Good Indians, so I would definitely love that one!

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    1. YES. I need some calm in my life! Hopefully things will settle down once we've gotten the new house remolded and we've moved in. Right now I'm trying to juggle too many things at once. Good luck with the giveaway! If you win TOGI, we'll have do a buddy read. :)

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  9. Congratulations on your third blogoversary! I can relate to the craziness of life during this time. I've been slow with blog posts too and visiting, but I love following your Instagram and checking in on the blog when I can.

    I would choose The Only Good Indians. I keep hearing great things about it!

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    1. Thank you! <3 I can't wait for all of the remodeling to be completed at our new house. I'm ready to move in and settle into a new routine.

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  10. So sorry I totally missed this, happy blogoversary! If it makes you feel any better, I missed my OWN 5th blogoversary, lol

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    1. No worries! I've been behind on everything this month! ;)

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  11. Happy Blogoversary. How exciting :)

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  12. I could have sworn I commented here already! Apparently not. Happy belated three years!! :)

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