Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Starry-Eyed Revue is four years old! Well, technically, not till tomorrow, but we thought we'd get the party started early. You don't mind, do you? ;0)

When I started this blog, I didn't think it would become anything more than an online journal where I recorded my thoughts and feels on books and movies and the like. Never did I imagine that I'd meet so many awesome bookish people and find my little niche in this community.

There was a period where I wasn't sure if I'd continue, though. And then lo and behold, April mentioned wanting to blog WITH someone, and the rest, as they say, is history.

I felt the same way about blogging as Jen did early on. Just a little space to jot down my thoughts, but who cold have guessed all the amazing friends I would make. While I've only been blogging with her for a little over a year, I started up my own blog around the same time as she did. So we've been in this together from day one. The best experiences I've had blogging so far have been here with The Starry-Eyed Revue.

You have all been so wonderful and welcoming. The blogging community has changed so much over the last couple years. Just the feel of it all, but your love and support has remained steady and for that we are so grateful.

Truly. We know we haven't been around as much to respond to your lovely comments or to visit you at your own blogs, and we apologize for that. It's a struggle to find time to do all of that AND create new content on the blog, work full-time, and be awesome moms, too. :) We're not trying to make excuses...we just want you to know that we still value your thoughts and miss you guys terribly. 

Anyway, that's not why we're here today. (We'll get back to doing all of that and it will be like old times. :D) No...we're here to celebrate! We've both been blogging for FOUR years, some of that together and some of that separately, but dammit, we deserve to party like it's our birthday. [Incidentally, it is my birthday on Friday. ;0) ] And what better way to celebrate our FOURth blogoversary than by having Four dance a little jig for us?!? All in favor, say aye!


Whew, it's hard to follow up Four dancing, but I think we have something that will be just as enticing. For being the best followers ever, we have a few giveaways for you!



Last year for Jen's Bday, I sent her Jenny Hans' Summer series. It's one of my favorites and perfect reading for this time of year. So these are what I'm offering up...


Rules:
  • This giveaway is US only
  • One entry per household. 
  • Entries will be verified. Any entry found to be falsified will result in disqualification of all entries for that participant.
  • Please note that if you use your Twitter account solely for giveaway entries and you enter using the Tweet about the Giveaway entry, that entry will be disqualified. Please remember that this entry method is to spread the word about the giveaway, not simply increase your chances of winning.
  • Winner will be notified via email. Winner will then have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be selected. Please check your SPAM folder!!! 
  • We are not responsible for lost packages.  
a Rafflecopter giveaway

And I've just been over here collecting ARCs and little goodies for you guys. Some I've read and absolutely adored and others I've heard great things about and can't wait till I can read them myself. And, of course, I had to share some of my favorite bookish things with y'all, too. This giveaway is US only, so the same rules apply as above.

a Paddywax Jane Austen candle
the fantasy bookmark pack from craftedvan

a Rafflecopter giveaway

But we didn't forget about all of our international followers. For those of you outside of the States, we're offering up your choice of any book from TBD, up to $15 USD.

Rules:
  • This giveaway is international. As long as The Book Depository ships to your location, you are good to go. (You can double-check that here.)
  • One entry per household. 
  • Entries will be verified. Any entry found to be falsified will result in disqualification of all entries for that participant.
  • Please note that if you use your Twitter account solely for giveaway entries and you enter using the Tweet about the Giveaway entry, that entry will be disqualified. Please remember that this entry method is to spread the word about the giveaway, not simply increase your chances of winning.
  • Winner will be notified via email. Winner will then have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be selected. Please check your SPAM folder!!! 
  • We are not responsible for lost packages.  
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Just our way of saying thanks for following and reading our rambling thoughts over these last four years. Here's to many more!



69 comments:

  1. Happy Blogoversary!!! Cheers to many more years and thanks for the giveaway. I love the GIFs I know no other GIFs that can top Four dancing. ;)

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  2. Happy Bloganniversary!!! I love Theo's dancing by the way and I hope to see more GIF reviews! They always make me curious about the books you feature!

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  3. Happy blogoversary! My fourth blogoversary is coming up in a week, but I'm just getting back into blogging, so I don't think I'll be doing anything special for it. :P Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

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  4. Happy Blogversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Theo Jams is <3
    Thanks for this AWESOME giveaway! :)

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  5. Happy Blogsversay and Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the awesome giveaways! I love the gifs of Four dancing. He is incredibly hot!

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  6. Congrats on the blogaversary. I also started my blog as a way to keep track of my books and I can't believe what an amazing journey I have had. Keep up the good work! I love your blog!

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  7. Your gifs...SO perfect! Thank you so much for the generous giveaway, and congrats on having run your blog for so long!

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  8. Congratulations!!! It feels just like yesterday when you had your three year Blogoversary, which is kind of odd how I remember it, but I distinctly recall entering your giveaways while I was vacationing in Hawaii last year :) Thank you so much for the awesome opportunities to win!

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  9. Oh, congrats and happy blogiversary!! Four years is quite an accomplishment, I love stopping by and hope you continue for many more years! Thanks for all you do!

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  10. HAPPY BLOGGY BIRTHDAY!! *showers you with confetti and cake* OMG 4 YEARS!!!! THAT IS AMAZING. My blog turns 4 years at the end of next month. Omg, it feels old, right?! It's a long time to be a dedicated blogger, so you guys basically rock and woot for managing to find time to read AND blog AND review AND be fantastic mums AND do all the other things life demands of us. SO. CAKE ALL ROUND!!! And I hope here's to many more awesome years of blogging! XDXD

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! if i could i'd post a slew of birthday cakes (book birthday cakes :^)) but i dont know how so i'll leave a mundane happy birthday message instead

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  12. Thanks for the giveaways. Congrats on your blogoversary!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. Happy, happy, happy Blogoversary!!! Here's wishing you many, many more :) thanks for sharing with us!

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  14. Thanks for the giveaways :) love this blog xoxo

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  15. Happy blogoversary, you two! <3 I've actually been stalking this blog since way before I started blogging myself. :) And no worries about blog comments--we totally understand that real life goes first. :)

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  16. Happy happy blog birthday! May you have many more years of fabulous books ahead of you.

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  17. Huge congratulations for your Blogoversary! Four years is really a LOT on the internet, so I guess you're practically "old" bloggers! Thank you for the amazing reviews and weekly features! ;)
    Carolina M (on rafflecopter)

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  18. Happy blogoversary!
    Please disqualify my entries for stack of ARCs & bookish goodies. I entered by mistake. I am INT. Thank you :)

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  19. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for including an INT giveaway =) (Jamie Coudeville in the rafflecopter)

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  20. CONGRATS!!!! Our blogs are almost the same age :) My 4 year blogoversary is going on now too. That is such a huge accomplishment. I love your blog so I am wishing you guys many, many more years of reading fun ;)

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  21. Aww. Huge Congrats! I've been following your blog for 4 years now! <3
    (Shai Villanueva)

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  22. Happy blogoversary! Mine is just around the corner, too! My birthday, I mean. :)

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  23. Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on four years! I'm glad that you both found someone nice to blog with. :)

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  24. Thanks for all the amazing giveaways and happy happy blogoversary! :)

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  25. Four years is a HUGE deal! Congratulations!

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  26. Happy 4th Anniversary! How cool is that!!! I wish you many more :).

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  27. Happy blogoversary! I hope the next many years are just as wonderful as these past ones have been.

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  28. FOUR years is such an amazing amount of time to have been blogging. I'm so happy that I've gotten to know you and love your blog. I do miss you both though! I totally understand how much time it takes to not only blog but deal with all the social stuff too. It can consume every waking hour. Just know I love you and am so happy you stuck with blogging. And OMG Four dancing is something else. I'd not seen that and I'm all O__O

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  29. Congratulations, and I see you do NetGalley too

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  30. Happy Blogiversary! Can't wait to see what your blog has in store for the future. :D Thanks for the awesome giveaways.

    ~Kaitlin

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  31. Happy Four Year Blogoversary! It's great that you both have been doing this so long. I can't imagine how hard it is to do the blog, be moms and working full time. You're both amazing. Here's to another great year then! <3

    --Amber

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  32. What a fun giveaway! Happy Anniversary!

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  33. Happy blogoversary!!! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  34. Happy Blogversary! Thanks for the giveaway! 4 years is such a milestone!!!

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  35. Happy blogversary, you two! 4 years is absolutely AMAZING. Also, please ignore my entries for the US giveaways - I entered those by accident!

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  36. Congrats you guys! 4 years is so awesome!! I have loved your blog forever so I'm glad to see how far you've come. Here's to many more years of awesome blogging (and four gifs) ahead!
    ❤️Britt

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  37. I have been a subscriber for two years now! I love yalls blog and I hope the Starry has many more bdays to come!
    Mary Loki

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  38. Happy blogoversary!!!! Four years is one amazing achievement! Hat off to you girls :)

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  39. Happy, happy, happy blogoversary and wishing you many, many more amazing to come! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. Happy Blogoversary!To many,many more :)
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

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  41. happy blogoversary!!!! i really hope yoyu will take leasure reading and sharing with us for a lot more years!
    thanks

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  42. Happy Blogoversary!!! 4 Years!!! That's huge. all the best for many more years

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  43. Happy 4 year blogoversary and many more! Looking forward to continue following your blog. Also, thank you for this amazing chance! :)

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  44. Happy 4 year Blogiversary!! <3

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  45. Congrats on four years! Here's to four more!

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