4-Year Blogoversary! Celebration and Giveaway

July 6, 2013 Uncategorized 26

Four years ago today, I started The Bookwyrm’s Hoard with a post titled “Introduction, or, Why On Earth Am I Doing This?”   I was a pretty erratic blogger for the first several years, averaging only a few posts per month, and sometimes none.  But I had fun, even if hardly anyone was reading the blog back then. 

About a year and a half ago, I got more serious about the blog.  I’ve been posting more, developing more of a schedule, joining a few memes, participating in one or two blog tours, and interacting with other bloggers.  I’m still having fun — actually, I think I’m having more fun!  I’ve met some great people, made some lovely friends, had some interesting conversations, and stretched my reading horizons a bit.

So today, I want to say thank you to everyone who makes this such a rewarding experience. To celebrate, I’m throwing a book-themed virtual costume party, complete with door prizes!  Come dressed as your favorite character.  I’ll supply the virtual food and drinks: coffee, tea, iced tea, raspberry lemonade, and chilled wine; sandwiches, deviled eggs, crab dip and homemade bread, fresh fruit salad, scones with whipped cream and jam, fairy cakes, homemade cookies (biscuits, for my friends on the other side of the pond) and a great big chocolate cake.

I’ll be giving away four prizes, one for each year I’ve been blogging: a $15 Amazon or Book Depository gift certificate, Sherryl Woods’ Sand Castle Bay (Kindle ebook released this spring, which I enjoyed), an ARC of Gwen Cooper’s Love Saves the Day, and a handmade bookmark.

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below.  I’ll draw four names at random from your responses.  (If you live outside the US and Canada, you’re only eligible for the gift certificate and the ebook — sorry!)  The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on June 12.

ETA: Oh, and what about my costume?  I’m dressed as Beauty from Robin McKinley’s Beauty, because I’ve always wanted that library with all the books in it — even the ones that haven’t been written yet.

26 Responses to “4-Year Blogoversary! Celebration and Giveaway”

  1. Lianne @ caffeinatedlife.net

    Happy blogoversary! It sounds like you’ve had quite the journey with your blog and with book blogging. I’ve had a lot of fun discussing books with you both through TTT and outside–may you have many more blogoversaries to come! 🙂

  2. Lianne @ caffeinatedlife.net

    (Btw, forgot to mention, I’d be dressed up as a member of the rohirrim from LOTR for the costume party–like a female version of Eomer, lol–because I always wanted to dress up all bad-ass in armour ;))

  3. Jennifer Hartling

    How exciting! 4 years is amazing, congrats!! I’d love to come as Anna Karenina because omg THE CLOTHES would be amazing 😀

  4. Bea

    *nibbles on deviled eggs and sips raspberry lemonade*

    I’m dressed as Bilbo Baggins. 🙂

    Happy anniversary! You’ve changed a lot in those four years and I’m happy we got to ‘meet’.

    *throws soap confetti*

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Bilbo would love deviled eggs and raspberry lemonade, wouldn’t he? (Before switching to ale, anyway!) I’d love to see your Bilbo costume! 😉

      I’m glad we’ve “met”, too! Thank you for coming to my party. 🙂 (But what is soap confetti?)

  5. readerholicnotes

    Congratulations…four years is great! Crab dip and homemade bread sounds yummy. I can’t decide what costume to wear. I guess I probably come dressed as Mercy Thompson all tattooed and ready to shift to a coyote!

  6. Belle Read

    Congratulation on your anniversary. I discovered you from The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. I look forward to your posts.

    • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

      Belle is another favorite of mine — though actually, I prefer Beauty from Robin McKinley’s first retelling of the story. Come to think of it, I forgot to mention that’s who I’m dressed as! I’d better go add that into the post!

      So glad you stopped by, and enjoy the scones! My daughter makes them, and they’re delicious.

  7. Ashfa

    Happy Blogoversary!
    I’m coming as Elizabeth Bennet and hopefully on Darcy’s arm! Thanks for the amazing giveaway.

  8. Herding Cats - Burning Soup

    Aw happy 4 years!! It’s a lot of fun isn’t it?

    Alright I’m totally drooling over the cake. Ahh I’d do naughty things for some cake right now. LOL 4am and nothing is open here and not a sweet in sight at the house. So not good! Hmmm I think I’d come as a vampire. They have the best clothes 🙂

  9. Shannon R

    I am dressed as Scarlett O’Hara just because I’ve always wanted to wear a dress like that