Last Week on Inked Brownies

It’s my Blogiversary!!

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Okay, so technically I got the WordPress notification yesterday, but I didn’t start posting things until the 17th. Plus today is my dad’s birthday so I think the 16th is the perfect compromise to celebrate it!

Blablabla, the year has flown by and I never believed I would actually make this work the way it’s working now. I gave it three months to be honestΒ because that’s usually when I start getting bored of things. There are obviously exceptions to this, and blogging turned out to be one of them. I’ve met some of the most amazing people on here. Even in real life! *waves atΒ Cindy* And the books, ohmygawd, the awesome books I’ve discovered through blogging!

I also went from being a random Goodreads user to a half arsed social media expert with a little knowledge of HTML and CSS. So yes, this might be a very time-consuming hobby (sorry hubby), but so far, it has been well worth my time!

Thank you all for sticking with me through thick and thin (especially thick since I got fat in no time after getting married last year)!! ❀

In the spirit of celebrating, I’m doing a giveaway of stuff I’ve collected myself. It’s a mishmash of little things I hope one person gets to enjoy it as much as I would if I could sign up for this giveaway myself (maybe I should hm *strokes chin* πŸ˜‰ ).
Apologies to my male subscribers for having lots of ‘girly’ items in here, but hey, you can see it as a chick magnet! Give it to a girl you like or sit somewhere on a bench with your colouring book and come off all artsy. Chicks also love it if their man can bake cookies *nods*. I’d just keep the chocolate to myself if I were you…

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– Dutch Droste chocolate Dutch edition

– A magic towel

– A colouring book to go for ‘adults’ with colouring pencils included

– 4 boxes of differently flavoured Cup Cake tea

– Cup Cake tins with authentic Dutch prints on it (a.k.a. “Look, it’s a windmill!”)

– A dough stamp with one extra bonus stamp to make those cookies look extra cool

– A white and golden notebook

– Stick-it notes

– A facial mask

– A tote bag designed by yours truly (okay, so I stole the text off the interwebz obviously)

– An unbelievably cute Jip and Janneke stamp set with 8 ink pads included (Jip and Janneke is a Dutch children’s book series with illustrations made by Fiep Westendorp. As I said in my book review of Tow-Truck Pluck yesterday: I luuuuuurvΒ her illustrations!)

It wouldn’t be a giveaway to celebrate a book blog anniversary if there wasn’t a book included ammiright? Well, there most certainly is one! If you win this giveaway, you can pick a book of your choice from all the books I’ve rated with 5 brownies over the past year*(ain’t nothing girly about those guys) and get a hard copy (if possible) of it, unless you prefer a paperback or e-book, of course ^^.

*Tow-Truck Pluck isn’t on this list because it won’t come out until January, 2017. If you want it, you can have it, but it means you’ll have to wait a while πŸ™‚

There will be one winner of the total prize package (filled tote bag + book) AND anotherΒ winner of just one of the selected books. The giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLYΒ from the 16th of August until the 26th of August.
(See general terms and conditionsΒ HERE).

You can sign up by clicking on the Rafflecopter linkΒ HERE.

My question for this giveaway is (you can get 5 entries by answering this one):

Which of these books would you like to win and why?

Let me know in the comment section below and don’t forget to validate the 5 entries by using the Rafflecopter link πŸ™‚

About Anne (231 Articles)
Dutch book reviewer who reviews in English. Grammar nazis beware!! I like brownies. And chamomile tea.

141 Comments on It’s my Blogiversary!!

  1. Happy blogiversary Anne !! Congratulations with this great achievement and I hope for many more years of your entertainment! What a great giveaway too ! There are actually 3 books that I’d like to win so any of these three (All The Light We Cannot See, Ink and Bone or Frank Friendship nΒ°2) would please me very much as I’ve heard great things about them all apart from your 5* rating.

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    • Thank you!! That’s great to hear because I had doubts for a minute that I didn’t provide enough books to choose from this way πŸ˜€

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  2. Happy blogiversary! πŸ™‚ (and happy birthday to your Dad too, I hope he’s doing ok).
    Gosh, it’s so hard to choose from those books. I’m a bit obsessed with the cover of Lucky Strikes, but I think I’d definitely enjoy Ink and Bone… hmn. Lucky Strikes. Yes. Definitely. Probably. No, yes, Lucky Strikes πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you!! πŸ™‚ (he fell asleep all day while we ate his cake) Hahaha, you still have about 2 weeks to think about it from now on should you win ;). Choose wisely!! hits floor with Gandalf’s staff

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  3. Congratulations on the year blogiversay and massive congratulations on writing a post with no swearing!

    Hhhmmm, not to sure about the strokes chin part though, that more applies to males with beards debating something evil! πŸ™‚

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    • LMAO! Thank you!! I don’t think WordPress gives out achievements for the latter one yet pouts :’).

      Who says I don’t have a beard?? Can’t wait for Movember so I can match it with my awesome mo! πŸ˜‰

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  4. HAPPY BLOGGIVERSARY TO YOU! HAPPY BLOGGIVERSARY TO YOU! HAPPY BLOGGIVERSARY, HAPPY BLOGGIVERSARY, HAPPY BLOGGIVERSARY TO YOU!!!! Congrats to the both of you! You’re awesome ^_^

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  5. Big big big congratz on the blogiversary! You are an amazing blogger and I hope you’ll continue for a long time to come!
    Love the giveaway as well, even though I’m not that into baking. My boyfriend is though (and it’s true what you said about girls, guys and baking!)
    Choosing one book is so hard! But I think I’d go with either The summer that melted everything or Ink and Bone. I like both premisses and read some awesome reviews on both. Maybe Ink&bone just a little more because of the beautiful cover!

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    • Thank you so much! blushes Haha, my hubby sent me home made muffins by mail before we started dating. It’s a dealbreaker, really ^^.

      Ink and Bone has a gorgeous cover indeed! And it’s somewhat more lighthearted than TSTME. But I can highly recommend both, obviously ;).

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  6. Happy Blogiversary!!! If I had to pick a book I would go for ‘Ink and Bone’ since I like the cover and title very much. It sounds mysterious and I’m really curious about the story ^^

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  7. Hey! Congrats on the blogiversary. I literally laughed out loud. I’m just starting my own blog and I literally said to myself “see if I make it past three months, then I will know if I’m serious” lol.

    Regardless. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! All of these books sounded so intriguing but the one that grasped my attention the most was Ink and Bone.

    But I actually made note of several of them because they sounded so interesting.

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    • Thank you!! πŸ™‚ Haha, they say 3 months and 2 years are the two crucial moments where people decide to quit or go on anyways ;). I hope you’ll stick around for the 2 year-mark at least! πŸ˜€

      Excellent choice nods (but they all are!)

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  8. Happy blogiversary!!!

    I would have to pick Ink and Bone, purely because I had an ARC copy and loved it, so why not get it in hardback too, eh? πŸ™‚

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  9. kulmona // 16/08/2016 at 16:31 // Reply

    Congrats on your milestone! I would choose The Summer That Melted Everything. I like the whole devil angle. Somehow anything devil-related appeals to me :

    . Lucifer, the TV show
    . Devils food cake
    . My daughter — no, she’s not the devil but we call her “2/3 devil” because she was born 6/6/05.

    Thanks πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you!! πŸ™‚ Oh myyy, you were destined to read this book then! πŸ˜‰ Keeping my fingers crossed! πŸ˜€

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  10. isisthe12th // 16/08/2016 at 16:33 // Reply

    Happy Blogiversary Anne β™‘ I would like to read Light we cannot see because it sounds like a good read. Thank you

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  11. Happy blogiversary!! Omg.. That’s an amazing list of goodies!!! I would love to get the summer that melted everything!

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  12. Happy blogiversary! I’d love to win All The Light We Cannot See becuae I’ve heard so many positive reviews, and this book is on my to-read shelf πŸ™‚

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  13. Happy blogiversary! I’ve heard amazing things about The Serpent King from such a diverse number of readers that it’s probably my favourite from your list, although Lucky Strikes and Ink and Bone are also high on my list. Hmm decisions, decisions…

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  14. Happy Bloganniversary! And thank you for the giveaway! If I win I’d like to get Ink & Bone because I like anything that has to do with libraries!

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  15. dez | the fun in reading books // 16/08/2016 at 17:05 // Reply

    Happy Blogiversary Anne! Continue blogging and happy reading!! πŸ™‚ And thank you for the giveaway (and making it open internationally!) I would want to win the copy of The Summer That Melted Everything because I’ve been reading a lot of good things about it. So, yeah, happy blogiversary again! πŸ˜€

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    • Thank you!! πŸ™‚ I sure as hell will! πŸ™‚ Haha, I just hate it when I see a nice giveaway and it’s only open to US residents! Excellent choice πŸ™‚

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      • dez | the fun in reading books // 17/08/2016 at 11:45 // Reply

        Right?! That’s why thank you for giving a chance to those who live outside US. πŸ™‚

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        • You’re very welcome! ❀ Oh, and I decided to watch the rest of The Last Ship anyways and am glad that I did so! That Japanese actor is so good! (and kinda hot, but lord knows why I think that way :o)

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          • dez | the fun in reading books // 17/08/2016 at 12:12 // Reply

            Haha. I’m glad you did! I haven’t watched the latest episode but so far this season is full of surprises. And I’ve forgiven them for killing off Dr. Scott! And I agree that Japanese actor is good! I’ve seen him in other movies and yes, he’s good. πŸ™‚

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  16. Happy Blogiversary you half arsed social media expert 😊 I would have to go with The Summer That Melted Everything. Your review for that one won me over πŸ€— but you had me at chocolate! I am easy πŸ˜‰

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    • Thanks Danielle! πŸ™‚ Hahaha, it was the chocolate that made the difference between shipping it in an old Owlcrate box or a massive long boots’ shoebox. I went for the latter because, chocolate ^^

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  17. Happy Blogiversary! πŸ˜€

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  18. Happy Blogo. You make the day brighter.

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  19. WOOOHOOOO HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY POTTY PAL! And a happy birthday to your dad, I hope he’s doing fine πŸ™‚
    That’s a fine pack of goodies you’ve gathered here! Pursue Friendship sounds like fun, and fun is good! I was expecting a smutty good in the lot!

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    • Thank youuuu x2! πŸ˜€ My dad went to bed when my niece was lighting his birthday candles in the kitchen. He such a social person :’).
      ❀ Haha, I might just throw in a smutty item if you win πŸ˜‰

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  20. Happy happy Happy BLOGIVERSARY!!! Love all your reviews and looking forward to more. Also entered your comp because… well why wouldn’t I You’re amazing and so generous and the prize is crazy brilliant. I’d be an idiot not to enter πŸ˜€ Think If I got the book though it would be the kids book “Tow-Truck Pluck” so I could read it with the kids πŸ™‚

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    • Thank yooou! ❀ Yeah, I wouldn’t see why not idd at all! πŸ˜€ My niece said she liked the items as well yesterday and then pouted “But I can’t enter the competition because we’re related”. I was like wtf, of course you bloody can! It’s all based on drawing a random winner! πŸ˜€
      Right back at ya!! πŸ™‚ Ooh, I’m sure they’d enjoy it because the characters are sooo funny (and completely dysfunctional xD)

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  21. ichabod2014ic // 16/08/2016 at 23:52 // Reply

    Congratulations, Anne!
    I would pick ‘Ratqueens’, because,… you know, …. hot chicks and stuff.
    Happy Reading!
    Your pal,
    ~Icky. πŸ™‚

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  22. ladymagnolia99 // 17/08/2016 at 03:20 // Reply

    Happy Blogiversary!! Hope you have many, many more in the years!! I would pick Ink and Bone because it is still on my TBR list and I love Rachel Caine’s books.

    Judy Cox

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  23. Happy blogoversary! I’m glad you stuck with it. I had to take a hiatus my first year, and I’m so glad I found the time to come back!

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    • Thanks Charlie! πŸ™‚ I took several short breaks which were really necessary to keep it from becoming a chore, that’s for sure! Glad you stuck around for so long as well!

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  24. Yay, high fives on making it through the first year. You’ve definitely added spark and excitement to the bookbloggers community and… raises champagne glass– here’s to you! ❀ And here’s takes a second sip, starting to get drunk to many more years of Anne-certified books to be found by Anne-specific megareviews!

    Belated birthday wishes to your Dad! And I hope he is feeling better!

    What a fricking giveaway eh? πŸ˜€ That’s an awesome prize so of course I need to try my luck… and the book? Hmm… The Summer that melted everything.

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    • high fives! πŸ˜€ How long have you been doing this by now? 2 years? 3 years? Now THAT’s an achievement, really. Hahaha, thanksees and cheers!! ❀

      He slept through most of the day, but more cake for us that way ;).

      Glad you like it! Keeping my fingers crossed! πŸ˜€ Also, I would really like to see what you make of TSTME ^^

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      • Well, sleeping is good right? Let the body and mind heal and then come back stronger and eat all the cake in the world! What cake did you have? I’m thinking of cake now…
        Yeah, TSTME sounds like right up my alley… πŸ™‚ I’ve seen plenty of good reviews and some not so good and I’m properly intrigued! πŸ™‚

        Heh, a couple of days ago I actually got a notification for my 3 year blog anniversary… meh… it’s not really that big a thing for me. I’ve blogged for over a decade and was on Blogger before where I had some crazy stuff published, but I deleted the site! XD No evidence!

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  25. Happy blogiversary!!! Congrats on a whole year… So many people only blog for a couple months and then quit! I’m glad you haven’t! You really make this feel like a community and I love that about you!
    I’d love to win Serpent King because I’ve heard so many great things about it!

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    • Thank you!!! πŸ™‚ I know and even though I don’t feel any real competition in the blogosphere, I’m still always feeling a sense of pride when I see someone dropping out (unless it’s one of my favourite bloggers of course). Then I’m like, HA! I still haven’t given up! πŸ™‚ Awwe, thank you <3. I think everyone needs to experience laughs and positive vibes every day and if we can do it this way, perfect eh? πŸ˜€ The Serpent King is great! πŸ™‚ (but I’d say that about any of these books of course πŸ˜‰ )

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  26. katelynnhillier // 18/08/2016 at 06:16 // Reply

    HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!
    I still can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for a year. I definitely thought you’d been blogging for at least three. Or maybe two. But basically I just figured you’d been awesome and brilliant from the start (which I’m sure you were! ;D)
    There are so many good books on here…! I’m glad I already have All the Light we Cannot See, but I think it’s a toss up between Lucky Strikes and the Summer that Melted Everything. They both sound so intriguing and magical! And I loved your reviews for both of them. That’s always the biggest selling feature. πŸ˜‰

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    • THANK YOU!! ❀ Hells no, I still have no idea what I’m doing, but as long as I’m having fun and no one’s throwing rotten eggs at me shrugs who cares?! πŸ˜€ (I read an early review on here yesterday btw…oh man, I almost fell asleep O_o). Aaaah, Lucky Strikes is easier to read, but TSTME will stay with you for a while longer. Choices!! #firstworldproblems Thank you!! :3

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  27. Hey! this is pretty awesome girl! I am proud of you for coming a long way in your blogging and happy birthday to your dad! Hope he enjoys his big day! Obviously you are one of the most awesome book reviewers around (rumor has it).. I won’t say who spread this rumor because it could have been me, but the world may never know! LOL. Didn’t realize you had gotten married last year, so congrats to that as well!!! big accomplishments! You are growing up so fast, I remember when you were just a young lad trying to find her way and now you are a force to be reckon with! LOLOL cliche, I know. no judgement please, I prefer being cheesy when necessary. I will make mention that the book of choice I would want is the “summer that melted everything”, based on the book review that you have done for it, I thought it seemed like a good read! I only read fitness magazines now in order to get ideas for blogging to see why someone is throwing a bitch fit about some celeb who faked their way to weight loss. Lmao! kidding! but seriously.. I haven’t read a good book in a while!

    Hmm what else can I say to make sure I have written the longest paragraph in the comment section.. thinking . Oh yes, so if you have any leftovers from the prizes.. ya know crumbs or if you get a paper cut reading a book and get pissed and decide to rip a page out and want to send it to me, no complaints πŸ˜€ Again, congrats, you have been grand to follow and speak to! keep up work and continue to enlighten us with your personality and love for books!

    Shay-lon

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    • Thank you! :3 He mostly slept his way through it, so someone else had to blow out his bday candles, but hey, more cake! HAHAHAHA, why, thank you!! I’d like to thank the person who did spread the rumour! πŸ˜‰ And Lana Del Rey. I bet it was her all along anyways…
      Awesome! I’d be honoured to deflower you on the world of books again :’).

      Hahaha, it wouldn’t be you if you hadn’t written the longest paragraph πŸ˜€ <3. If I have any leftovers, I’ll make sure to send’em your way! :’) Thank you for the lovely comment!

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  28. Happy blogversary!!
    I am so behind with visiting blogs, I had no idea that you’re celebrating something.
    Anyway, now when I’m here I figured out I could enter the giveaway as well.
    To answer your question, I’d probably choose All the Light We Cannot See.

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  29. bookheathen // 20/08/2016 at 12:44 // Reply

    Belated congratulations!! Been busy writing other things besides WP.

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  30. Ooh I’d love to win the Serpent King or the Summer that Melted Everything (I haven’t decided yet πŸ˜‰ ) cos I’ve wanted to read them for ages! HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY- this looks awesome!

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  31. Congratulations to my blog twin. I feel a tiny bit strange each time I visit your blog! (in a good way, as you always make me chuckle).
    A brilliant giveaway you have there. The cupcake tea sounds strange but so tasty. If I win, I would choose ‘The Summer that Melted Everything’. it sounds like a really interesting idea for a book.
    Congrats and here’s to many more blogging years. (and lots more chocolate and brownies).
    Amanda.

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    • Thank you!! πŸ™‚ Haha, I still have the same thing, I don’t think I’ve come across anyone else with this theme so far. It’s also no longer available and even though I’m curious to try another theme, the idea that I can never go back to this one…yeah, no, sticking with Choco! πŸ˜€ I have no idea what the cupcake tea tastes like but I’d love to hear from whoever wins it ;). Cheers! πŸ™‚

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  32. uptilmidnight // 20/08/2016 at 15:40 // Reply

    Congratulations!

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  33. Reblogged this on The Old Fossil Writes and commented:

    (WHAT A BRILLIANT IDEA, ANNE!!! Urging everyone to Enter & Share!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜)

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  34. Happy Blogiversary!!! Btw. the prizes look awesome, expecially the magic towel, llike what??? Does it grand wishes and if it does, I’d like a money machine, lol. πŸ˜‰

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    • Thank you!! πŸ™‚ Hahaha, I’d keep it myself if that were the case XD. But who knows?! The only think I know is that it’s a towel the size of a cookie, but if it gets wet, it grows into a big towel for the rest of its happy towel life xD. I don’t know if you can fly on it as well, but you could always try πŸ˜‰

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  35. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! This is such a brilliant idea, Anne, and you can bet I’m putting my name in the hat😁

    Besides ALL the books? Serpent King or TSTME. Or Ink and Bone. Or….πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

    Re-blogged This, Pressed This, Shared This…commented on this!!!

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    • THANK YOU!!!! ❀ Yay! πŸ˜€ Hahaha, I’m so curious to find out who’s going to win this! :3

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      • YW😁 So how do you go about picking the name out of the hat? You shake the hat & niece plucks the name-bearing slip of paper?

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        • Hahahaha! Noooo, oh dear, I didn’t see it until now but you didn’t click on the link to sign up! Unless your name is secretly Sheba ;). You have to click on the link https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6040bd519/ and that tells you exactly what to do. I think you’ve got all of’em covered already anyways :3. It works like a raffle, you put your entries in and in the end, the program picks a random winner. As far as I know, I have absolutely no influence over it :D. My niece…chuckles, she didn’t even sign up in the end because the book she wanted to win wasn’t translated into Dutch sighs. I might be the brightest of my family, and that says a lot really XD.

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          • I eas finally able to get my laptop to go online and took care of the rest of it in Rafflecopter. Still can’t login to FB but was able to see your page, notwithstanding. I saw your post about the little girl’s encjanted forest bedroom; I shared that, too, only months ago…is that just the most awesome??!!!

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            • Whoo, I saw your name in the virtual hat! xD That bedroom…oh my god, I want an adult version (read:bigger) of that tree!

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            • …orrrr instead of a bedromm looking like an enchanted forest, how about a place in a forest made to look like an enchanted bedroom?!!😊

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            • Hahaha, now that would be something XD. If only I lived closer by to an actual forest…

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            • My closest real forest is about 900 miles away, in the Appalachian Mountains 😦

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            • Okay, you win when it comes to living the furthest away from a real forest then :’)

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            • Meh…we have the Ocala National Forest here in Florida, but pin oaks, scub pines and palmetto bushes does NOT a forest make, at least not to me!

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            • No, forest is Canada forest. Not a couple of bushes πŸ˜€

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            • πŸ‘ REAL oak leaves, not these little 1/2″, crispy, oval things we have, and REAL live fir and pine and Normandy spruce (although our scattered stands of Australian pines are nice) and willows and cedar, sasafrass and elm and real maples with full sized leaves…and DIRT, omg, COOL DIRT instead of the hot sand with its encumbant sandspurs that you must sit on under our “trees” here!!

              Give me eagles and hawks instead of vultures!

              Don’t get me wrong…Florida is a great place……(to visit. I just never wanted to come back to live hereπŸ˜•)….with the beautiful beaches and hot summer sun. Keywords: Beaches. Sun. Hot. SUMMER.

              Here’s the dealie: the above summer in FL, but with wonderful trees to hide under when necessary, “Frost on the Pumpkin” autumns where you can taste the coming winter on your tongue when you breathe through your mouth, ice crystals in your face when you stand outside in a softly falling snow, but a warm fire when there’s a blizzard.

              Four distinct seasons in a place that has all the types of land I love: tropical style beaches, huge mountains, flat fields and meadows and glorious waterfalls.

              Oh! I just described Hawai’i, with a side order of Maine!!!

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            • Hahaha, when I think of Florida, I always think of The Golden Girls. And unbearable heat. Which would be great for my parents since we’re currently right in the midst of a heatwave here and they’re still wearing woolen sweaters, but for me…oh lord no! Sooo, I guess you can’t move because of your hubby’s health right? If you ever get loaded from writing, you could buy a 2nd house on Hawaii! πŸ˜‰

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            • (his health and our retirement incomeπŸ˜•)

              2nd home in Hawai’i and pay to haul Maine across the continent and over the Pacific Ocean to join it!!πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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            • Oh boooo :(. Keep the dream alive, though! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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            • πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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  36. Happy Blogiversary! Mine was at the start of this month 😊 I hope the coming year proves to be amother successful blogging year for you.

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  37. Congratulations, Anne!!!
    I’m so, so sorry for being late to the party (there’s a party right?) but I was busy with life in general.. I feel terrible!!
    I’m so happy for you! hugs you and gifts you all kinds of good chocolates and brownies
    To answer your question, I’d like to win The Serpent King because of how famous it is and everyone loves it!! Also, because the book has been on my tbr for a loooooong time. πŸ˜€
    Congrats again!!!

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    • Thank you!!! πŸ™‚ Dude, I’m still only half around myself as well, so there’s absolutely no need to apologize to being late for the party (of course there’s a party). Hahaha \Γ΅/. The Serpent King nods eeeeexcellent! ❀

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      • You’re most welcome. I’m almost busy the whole time and when I’m not busy, I’m writing blog posts to keep my blog alive. And that’s why I’m always late to reading my friends’ posts 😦
        But hey party!! dances

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        • Busy binge watching them awesome shows? πŸ˜‰ ❀ Did you start your practicals yet btw? I’m always late as well because reading everything takes up SO much time!

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          • Hahaha nope. I’m so busy these days there’s no time for binge watching anything. 😦 I’m, however, rewatching Friends and that’s because it won’t take a lot of my attention since I have watched it before. I have a lot of practicals to do. A lot of homework so I just watch the episodes and do the homework most of the time.
            And then there are so many assignments and I have exams next month.. I honestly have no idea how I’m still alive!
            I know, right?

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  38. Dawn O'Brien // 21/08/2016 at 17:24 // Reply

    happy blogiversary! if I was lucky enough to win, I’d pick all the light we cannot see because I’ve had it on order at my library for months and still not got it!

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  39. Hey Anne, I already entered the giveaway and all that jazz, but I just had a need to tell you that I finished The Summer That Melted Everything this weekend and Oh my God, that book was perfection, it broke me into thousand little pieces, so I changed my mind about the book I would choose, but that’s not why I am leaving you this comment now, but to just tell you how I also think that book was amazing! The best read of 2016 for me!

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    • Haha, high fives! I’m glad you likedloved the book as well! πŸ˜€ And the author is sooooooo friendly, it makes it even better! Thank you for telling me about it πŸ˜€ I’m looking forward to reading your review! (and you can obviously pick any book from the list if you win <3)

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  40. Happy Blogiversary,best wishes for many more great and wonderful blogging years ahead πŸ™‚
    Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine – Paranormal,Action,Library,and Sorcery – great combination!
    Thank you for the amazing giveaway! πŸ™‚

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  41. Happy Blogiversary! I would probably choose All the Light We Cannot See or Ink and Bone because I’ve heard great things about them. They are already in my TBR list.Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Happy blogiversary!!!

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  43. The first year is the hardest, so you are home free! Congratulations! I would pick The Serpent King because I LOVED IT and I want it in hardcover for my shelves. My Kindle jumped and my Twitter went through as only @LaLaT and not @LaLaT0adstOne. Sorry. Thank you for the stellar giveaway. πŸ™‚

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    • Haha! Thank you! πŸ˜€ I know what you mean there, I read the e-ARC and then found a hard copy in one of my Owlcrate boxes. Hubby said “That’s lame, you already read that”. But I was like, SO? I loved it and now that love is on display for everyone who enters my house to see. No probs, I’ll figure it out when I see a LaLa popping up ;).

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  44. Happy (if late) blogiversary!

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  45. Happy blogoversary! I’d pick The Serpent King

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  46. Happy, happy, happy blogoversary and wishing you many more amazing to come! πŸ™‚
    I would pick either All the Light We Cannot See or The Serpent King, both have been on my TBR list waaay to long and it’s about time I read them.
    Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

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  47. Congratulations! A year of blogging! This is amazing!
    Thanks for the giveaway, you have one book on your list that I’ve been meaning to read for quite some time now – The Serpent King. I read so many great reviews of this one and I’d love to read it myself.

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