TWO YEARS!! My blog is now 2 years old! It has been an interesting time filled with new experiences. Mostly good but also several challenges that pushed me to new levels. I still have a lot to learn about the blogging world and the online book community but I feel as if I have come a very long way.
When I first started this blog, I was naive to everything it entailed. I didn't know the first thing about blogging, html, css, or even twitter! What I knew were books and that I wanted to share that love and knowledge with the rest of the world. So I created Vailia's Page Turner.
*Sidetrack story*- Sorry to interrupt this post but I thought I would throw a bonus tidbit at you. Many of you know me online as Jamie or Jay Riv. Jamie is my actual name (Jay Riv is something that was created years ago with google and now google won't let me change it, so alas, it stuck). So you may wonder where Vailia came from and why it's not Jamie's Page Turner. Well, years ago I was in a roleplay group and Vailia was the name of my character. While I have played in other games bothe prior to and since then, her creation was always my favorite. So I named my blog in honor of that character.
I still have so much to learn and do. I still an not tech savvy which is why my banner and backround don't change. Between being artistically impaired and not knowing coding, trying to legally change anything (I don't want to be a thief of someone else's protected work) is not easy. As you can probably tell, I still have yet to figure out buttons or banner creation. That is because the computer and tech aspect is not my passion. In reality technology and I do not mix ( I swear I was born in the wrong generation). But for the novels I do love, I try to persevere.
I hope that my blog has been enjoyable for others as well. Be it finding something new to read, getting information on a book or author or even if this blog is just a place to kill time entering giveaways...
To those of you who have been with me through my journey, thank you for your patience, loyalty and friendship! Especially to my repeat visitors and commenters. Without you I would have given up on this blog a long time ago. I look to a bright future here, as I delve further into this bookish realm. I hope to get to know many of you better and to gain more and new stronger friendships in our little community.
Meanwhile I have an amazing giveaway
will win 2 books of their choice from The Book Depository (up to $35 total per winner)
will win huge swag packs. From book plates and bookmarks to bags, tshirts, a hat, keychains, magnets and more will be given out.
1 grand prize winner
will be winning a new kindle or nook of their choice, up to $200 from Amazon or B&N!!!
I would have done 2 here as well to go with the theme, but sponsering and budget only allows for one.
All prizes are open Internationally! Yes even the swag packs. Normally I don't do this but as I have followers and friends worldwide, I cannot imaging celebrating this without them!
Be sure to check out my giveaway rules page! All follow methods can be found on the right hand column of this blog!
Due to the nature and value of the total prizes, this giveaway has a lot of entries available. The more you enter, the higher your odds of winning are.