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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Making the Grade's Bookapalooza Blogaversary!


 
YOU GUYS YOU GUYS! Today is the BOOKAPALOOZA marking Making the Grade’s one year Blogaversary Celebration! Everybody clap!
 


Happy Birthday, Making the Grade! How do you feel about this mighty occurrence?
 
 
Yes, it is very exciting. Congratulations all around. I think the very best part about joining the Wide World of Book Blogging is meeting OTHER BLOGGERS like the fabulous Jenna (and meeting you, bien sur, my precious readers). So whenever I have the chance to help another blogger celebrate a milestone in their blogging life, why, I do it. Because seriously. Becoming a book blogger?
 
 
Basically, Jenna over at MTG came up with the greatest idea for spreading the love of booking and blogging: a scavenger hunt blog hop thing! And I am the LAST STOP ON THE HOP. For more details, head over to the Bookapalooza page for the chance to win big prizes and see how all the other bloggers involved are expressing their love today.
 
The blogging community consists of some of the most caring, most supportive people I’ve ever “met”. They know just what I’m talking about when I yatter on about why YA is the bee’s knees.They geeked out with me when I met one of my favorite authors, Leigh Bardugo of SHADOW AND BONE fame (advice to readers: practice what you're going to say to your favorite authors if you ever get the chance to meet them. This is so you avoid the traumatic experience of shuffling up to said author's signing table and going, "UM, HI, UM... I like your shirt and your book and we talk on Twitter remember?! No? Okay. I told you I like your shirt, right?" It's a little bit embarrassing, to say the least).
 
And best of all, my fellow bloggers helped introduce me to you! *hugs readers*
 
Now that I've got you you'll never escaaaaape
 
I mean, what can I say? You're brilliant. You're bookish. You clearly have questionable taste, since for some reason you keep coming back to my blog and laughing at my jokes and nerding out over nerdy bookish things. And to all my new readers stumbling through Writer of Wrongs on an epic Scavenger Hunt, thanks for stopping by. Come back soon, because we should be friends! Your hair is shiny!
 
 
What I'm saying is, I would not have made it through the thorny wilderness of the interwebs without my fellow bloggers. You, dearest readers, were the promised land that awaited me on the other side of all those thorns. You’ve made 2012 a better year than I ever thought possible, and for that, I am rewarding you with LOVE, PRESENTS, and GIFS, my three favoritest things EVAR!
 
If I could reward you with him, I would. Okay, no, I'd keep him.
 
Making the Grade is hosting some spectacularly awesome giveaways. Jenna is offering so much stuff I can't even list it all here. Just trust me and head on over there and GET IT, except don't, because, like Damon, I want it all for ME. But I'm adding my own little giveaway to the mix as well! I'm giving away A MYSTERY BOX OF BOOKS!
 
Yes, sir, I am. Enter here to find out if it's the GOOD kind of mystery or the BAD. All the Bookapalooza giveaways run the whole month of January, but you should still enter now to get ahead!
 
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58 comments:

  1. Hahaha! FANTASTIC post! You certainly had me laughing.

    Thank you so much for being part of Bookapalooza! (Your hair is shiny, too!) ;)

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    1. Thanks for letting me be a part of this! Congrats on your Blogaversary!

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  2. Ugh, WHY ARE YOU SO AMAZING. Seriously though, this post was super fun! Your excitement is contagious.

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    1. Oh, it's just my certain je ne sais quoi... *flips hair modestly*. No, but seriously, thank you. And I get easily excited! I also get rant-y pretty easily, too, so it's a double-edged sword. I THINK YOU'RE AMAZING TOO.

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  3. You're such a cutie! <3 *fingers crossed for this one*

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    1. *crosses fingers for Lili too* *and toes too, just in case* *also eyes*

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  4. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Love your blog name and design. =]

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  5. I LOVE books, but I only just recently became a part of the book blogger community. I never knew! I love all the giveaways for sure, but I especially love the reviews from people I can trust to make educated evaluations. LOVE!

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    1. WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY! When I first started... um, four whole months ago... I was totally clueless. I learned really fast, and I'm still learning! And there are GIVEAWAYS GALORE and soooo many excellent reviewers!

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  6. Your GIFs always make me giggle. :) Tumblr is still difficult for me to navigate, so I applaud you. Love ya, Gilly!

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    1. If only I could use GIFs in every aspect of life. Or in books. "Ugh, can't find the right way to articulate how I'm feeling... INSERT GIF HERE!"

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  7. While reading your post I found myself laughing out loud. I'm definitely going to be checking out more of your posts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Your blog post made me smile. (I love the GIFs!) I'm glad to have found your blog through Jenna's Blogoversary Scanvenger hunt!

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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    1. I'm glad you found it too! I'm going to go stalk your site, because you seem awesome. I love making people smile, especially with the power of GIF!

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  9. Thank you! I love your blog design. :D

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    1. Thanks! Took me a little while to put it together, but I'm fond of it too :)

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  10. I love the gifs. Nice to meet you. I'll be sticking around, I think.

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    1. Yay! Do! I have a lot of fun round these parts. And there is no shortage of GIFs, that's for sure. It's nice to meet you too!

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  11. Love your post--your gifs are amazing (not sure why, but I automatically love posts with gifs like a million times more!). Definitely adding your email updates to my ever-growing avalanche of book-related emails ;D

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    1. I love how fifty-percent of my compliments are for my GIFs. I love all you GIF lovers. You're my people. Thanks for the add!

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  12. I'm a book maniac, I love cupcakes, it's too cold and um I wish I had the time to blog.

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    1. ...Are you me, by any chance? Because you sound like me. Cupcakes, books, too cold, no time? Or you may be my soul mate, possibly.

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  13. WOW a whole box of books!!! This is awesome, thanks for the giveaway!!

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  14. ~mystery~ giveaways are the best.
    And I see you found something to do with those 80,000 books of yours :P

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    1. PRECISELY! My generosity is completely self-serving.

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  15. Thanks for an amazing giveaway! :)

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  16. Thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway! I found you via the scavenger hop and your post certainly made me laugh. i love the GIFs you chose!

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  17. Thanks for the awesomely amazing giveaway ;D The gifs were laugh out loud!
    P.S. I love cupcakes, so I'll spread the love for them. The sugary deliciousness deserves some attention. ;D

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  18. The blogging community is the greatest! So many nice people and even a way to talk to authors. I can definitely see myself bumbling around, "I talked to you on Twitter. When? Um, like two months ago? You don't remember? Okay, well...okay." As always, the gifs make me smile!

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  19. why does books are ruining my life

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  20. Thanks so much for this giveaway! :)

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  21. That kitten gif is so bloody cute.

    Thanks for the giveaway.... :D

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  22. The giveaway is awesome! I love book bloggers, they are just awesome people! :)

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  23. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

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  24. I love books, bloggers, cupcakes, cookies, pizza, chocolate, icecream, more chocolate, and books, books, books galore. Thank you for participating in Bookapalooza, and the chance to win!

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway!! That cat gif is so adorable!!!!

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  26. I'm so exited for this blog tour! It's so fun and great and everything positive!!

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  27. Thank you so so much for an amazing giveaway!! I absolutely love to read! Wish you the best!

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  28. Great post! There's nothing quite like blogging about amazing books.

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  29. I love the cat hugging the stuffed cat! Priceless!! Thanks so much for the laugh, I needed it! Great post!

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway. And, congrats to MTG as well.
    BTW, love the Best Decision GIF!

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  31. Your GIFs are so much fun! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  32. Enjoyed reading this post through and through :) Thanks for your giveaway, and being a part of bookapalooza!
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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  33. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! I've been following MTG's Bookapalooza all month!

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  34. I recently left a blog that was growing a following because of some internal conflicts and pretty much decided to do it on my own. Although I wasn't allowed to say anything to the followers that I left, etc. I wish I had a chance to have said goodbye and where they could find me. You know I really like seeing all the blogs involved in bookapalooza working with each other, etc. It's so nice to see the blogging world together and I hope one day I can look back at my achievements and be proud of my decision to leave / embark on my own.

    Mystery books are great to send and to receive! I'm sure the lucky winner is going to be excited.

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  35. I love these giveaways because I get to discover books I've never heard of before! If someone's giving it away, it must be good!

    mestith@gmail.com

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mayabe23(at)gmail.com

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  37. Thanks for the fab giveaway! I do love a good mystery =D

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  38. great giveaway!! I LOVE Ian Somerhalder. He's gorg! :)

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  39. My goal is to read 120 books in 2013

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  40. Nothing better than having a box of books to read!

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  41. Thanks for the giveaway! Loving the gifs btw :)

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  42. I love that kitten gif! And my hair IS shiny, thanks for noticing! I found you through the Scavenger Hunt, but I will definitely be revisiting.

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  43. Probably late in coming to the party but whatever! The books sound amazing - I'm already imagining the fun times I'll have with them - curse my unavoidable 'getting ahead of myself' nature!

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