3 years and Thank You

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


It's been 3 years since I started this little blog. It's changed, I've changed and I still love it. I've made such wonderful friends through blogging. You people have amazing taste in books! I've co-hosted a readalong and joined in lots of others. I became a moderator of the Classics Club, participated in readathons, and most of all I've somehow deepened my love of reading. I didn't know that was possible. 

So I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who stop by here. Your comments and emails always make my day. You all are the kindest, funniest people and I'm so glad that because of this blog I had the chance to meet you! 

As a tiny thank you I'm giving away a copy of the Penguin Clothbound edition of Jane Eyre. It's one of my favorite books and it's part of a series of editions I'm in love with, so it seemed fitting. 

The giveaway is open internationally. To enter all you have to do is comment and leave your email address below. You don't have to be a follower or follow me on twitter or anything else to enter. 

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED- Amy is the winner. Thanks guys!**

I'm only keeping the giveaway open until Sunday because the point is to thank the people who are regular readers. I'll post the winner here and I'll email them. They'll have 24 hours to respond with their address. 

Thanks again guys, you are all awesome. 

Image from here


28 comments:

Ao Bibliophile said...

congratulations Melissa and i wish you more blogging fun in the years ahead! :)
thank you too for such an awesome giveaway!

aobibliophile(at)gmail(dot)com

Cat said...

Happy Blogaversary, Melissa and may there be many more.

The Penguin Clothbounds are so beautiful edition of Jane Eyre - thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of Jane Eyre.

catsplace31(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

Bybee said...

I enjoy your blog so much. Has it really been 3 years?

Sandy Nawrot said...

That is so awesome! You know time in blog land is like dog years I think, so that counts for 21 years in my book. At least that is the way it feels to me! I am SO glad that we found each other, and can consider you not only a blog friend but one in real life too. I love this giveaway, please put me on the list!

rnawrot (at) cfl (dot) rr (dot) com

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Congratulations of this milestone Melissa.

annieb said...

What a lovely thing to do and congratulations on three years. I have been following for only a little over a year, but have read all of your back blogs and enjoy them so much. Here's to many more years of reading and blogging.

Jeanne said...

Happy blogoversary! (I have more editions of Jane Eyre than I can read, so don't enter me.)

Amy said...

I am in love with these editions! And I'm in love with Jane Eyre, too! Happy anniversary! I love your blog. My email is sunlitpages@gmail.com

Ricki said...

Love reading your blog. Congratulations on 3 years! Those books are so beautiful. Who wouldn't want to win one? :)

ricki_22@hotmail.com

NovelKatie said...

Happy anniversary, Melissa, and keep up the good work!

Alex (The Sleepless Reader) said...

Already three years?! Wow! Thank YOU for all the fun and insightful posts. My email thesleeplessreader (at) gmail.com

Cecelia said...

Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! It's quite a feat (and you should feel awesome).

Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Jane Eyre - I'm fairly sure the one I read as a teen was donated to Goodwill while I was away at college.

celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

Nikki Steele said...

Congratulations on 3 years! Can't wait to see what the next 3 years hold for your blog!

email: nkkvanry@gmail.com

Sasha said...

Needless to say: You've made our corner of the internet much brighter. :) [No need to enter me in this amazing giveaway: I share your love for Jane Eyre, and as much as I'd love to get my, um, seventh (?) edition, I'll pass, haha.]

wordsandpeace.com said...

congratulations, and happy anniversary!
any special blogging treat to yourself?
[nb: I;m NOT entering the giveaway]

bibliophilica said...

Happy Blogoversary! May there be many more!

Brooke said...

Yay for your blog. Yay for you. Yay for Classics Club. And Yay for Jane Eyre!

Keep doing what you're doing, and we'll keep reading!

contemplatrix said...

congrats! and best wishes for many a more and happy year blogging. what a beautiful edition of Jane Eyre!

L (omphaloskepsis)

l.marie.d[at]gmail[dot]com

Jenners said...

No need to enter me but I wanted to say congrats on three years and I look forward to many more!

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

Hurrah on your blogiversary, and I just wanted to say, I have a soft spot for your blog, as I used to use this template myself. Ahhh... memories!

Erin said...

I truly love look forward to reading your blog every week. I feel like you are a reader after my own heart because we enjoy so many of the same types of books. I know that if you recommend a book, then I will love it :). Happy three years!

erin.hernandez83@gmail.com

Ana @ things mean a lot said...

Happy blogging anniversary, Melissa, and thank YOU! No need to enter me in the giveaway, as I already have a really nice illustrated edition of Jane Eyre, but let me just say that's really generous of you.

Kristi said...

Congratulations Melissa! Three years is fantastic. I love your blog and hope there are many years to come! Hopefully you received some more of the lovely clothbound editions for Christmas this year.

klmickelsen at gmail dot com

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

*Big Grin* Thanks for all the sweet comments guys! I'll post the winner on Sunday!

Kerry M said...

Three years!? Time flies, doesn't it? I love the clothbounds and *sheepish duck of head* haven't read Jane Eyre (YET! But I will!). ofabookworm AT gmail DOT com

Amy said...

Congratulations! I LOVE the Penguin clothbounds, love Jane Eyre, and JE is one I don't have!
amy(at)wnireland(dot)com.

Kailana said...

Bit late, but Happy Blogiversary!!!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Thanks again guys for the lovely comments!