What A Nerd Girl Says Three Year Blog Birthday and Giveaway!

May 23, 2015 General Nerd 19

OMG GUYS!

Can you believe my blog is celebrating THREE YEARS of existing today? I have had this little ‘ol thing for three years now. I’m still trying to wrap my head around this because I seriously can hardly believe that my blog is three years old. THREE years old. If it was a child, it would be walking and talking, and maybe learning to count and eating cheerios and watching Disney Jr and probably throwing tantrums…its insane.

I literally just had a mental image of my blog throwing a tantrum right now and it made me laugh out loud because how ridiculous does my imagination truly have to be to imagine my blog throwing a tantrum…

I gotta say, when I started this blog three years ago, it really started as a way for me to be like, look, come to this website and watch me ramble on how much I love books and nerdy things and also listen to me defend YA literature over and over and over and over and over again.

And those things are still a HUGE reason why I blog but my blog has morphed into something much more. Now I’m reviewing the actual books that I read…and I’m part of teams that support them and get the word out about them. WHAT? That’s insane. Totally normal to me now, especially with ARCs of book showing up in my snail mail and email inboxes on a weekly basis, but if you would have told me that was a thing three years ago, I would have been…wait, what?

If you would have told me three years ago that I would have over 300K views on my blog, and over 2000 followers, I would laughed. I have 1538 followers on Facebook, 1345 followers on Twitter, 1997 on Tumblr and 2346 followers on Instagram. And yeah, in the grand scheme of things, I have such a small following. But I adore each and every single one of you because you guys are so enthusiastic, SO encouraging and just plain awesome. And the fact that I’ve had several of you write me letters and emails and come up to me at events and tell me good things and ask to take pictures with me? Just absolutely blows my mind. I’m not famous in the slightest (oh and I know this) but hearing things like that from you guys means the TOTAL world. You guys are the ultimate rock stars.

I gotta throw some shout outs to my fangirl besties: Sylvia, Alex, Cassie and Steph. You guys are so awesome, you are there throughout every fangirl adventure, whether its a book event, a movie premiere, an insane road trip for ONE day at a book convention (I still can’t believe we did that) or just eating a TON of food and talking about books. This blog wouldn’t be what it is without these girls because they’re the ones that get me into all these adventures and ridiculousness and they help keep the reading passion alive. When you can talk for HOURS about fictional characters as if they’re totally real? They’re the winners!

Also a huge shout out to every single blogger that I’ve come across, because you are all awesome and you work just as hard, if not more, than I do and all of your blogs and beautiful and inspirational and this blogger community is so kickass.

Thanks to Courtney and Allison for being the most badass librarians around and for believing in me and supporting me and talking about me in their presentations because that’s pretty cool.

My dad because seriously I don’t know how many other dads put up with the fact that their 27 year old daughter lives at home and takes up most of her space with her ever growing book collection. One day, there won’t be enough room for me to even sleep in this room. I’m still deciding if that’s a bad thing or not ;)

Every single YA (and NA) author out there who has written an amazing book. You guys are the reason this blog even exists. You guys have become my friends (which still blows my mind, every, single, time) and my encouragement and as long as you guys keep writing these awesome books, I’m gonna keep promoting the hell out of them.

Lastly (I feel like the music would be turning on at this point if I was saying this at the Oscars or something…), a shoutout to ALL the nerd girls out there. Let your nerd girl flag fly high and proud. You can be girly and badass and you can do your hair and make-up and curl up with a book. You can be anything you want to be and don’t let the haters (cough cough boys cough cough) get you down because you all ROCK!

Okay

Now to the fun part ;)

The Giveaway!!!!!!!

SO many prizes :)

Prize #1

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-A Copy of Cora Carmack’s All Lined Up, A signed All Lined Up postcard, a signed All Broke Down postcard and an ecopy of Elle Kennedy’s The Deal

Prize #2:

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-A Signed Copy of Jessica Brody’s Unremembered, a Signed Unremembered poster, a Unremembered bookmark, an Alienated bookmark, a Trust Me, I’m Lying postcard and an Ex-Gen button

Prize #3:

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-A Signed ARC of Robyn Schneider’s Extraordinary Means, an ARC of Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall, a Signed How We Fall by Kate Brauning postcard, and a bookmark and magnet for Michelle Levy’s Not After Everything.

Prize #4

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-A signed copy of The 100 by Kass Morgan, a signed copy of Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver and an ecopy of Tonya Kuper’s Anomaly!

Prize #5:

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-The ultimate swag pack with bookmarks, buttons, postcards, sneak peeks and more from authors such as: Michelle Levy, Jennifer L Armentrout, Danielle Paige, BT Gottfred, Shannon Messenger (signed), Tonya Kuper, Sabba Tahir, Victoria Aveyard, Cora Carmack (signed), Sara B Larson (signed), Lindsay Leavitt (signed) and Mary Elizabeth Summer! Includes a tote bag!  

The Rules

Because, yes, there have to be rules!

The contest will run from today, May 23rd until June 6th!

The winner will be contacted within 24 hours of contest end. If winner(s) do not respond within a 24 hour period of contact, their prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen.

Come back every day to share on Twitter and Instagram to earn more entries!

This giveaway is in NO way endorsed by any authors, their publishers or any other affiliates.

What A Nerd Girl Says is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged prizes. It HAS happened before, but only once!

How to Enter!

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Thanks again guys for showing all your support, as always. You guys are rock stars and I can’t wait to be celebrating FOUR years next year!

PS. This is the image you need in order to enter the Instagram portion of the giveaway!

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19 Responses to “What A Nerd Girl Says Three Year Blog Birthday and Giveaway!”

  1. Amy

    Hmm I would love to invite… AHHH HOW DO I CHOOSE!!! Umm ahhhh, okay PERCY JACKSON… And don’t ever make me choose again

  2. Michelle

    Any one person I could invite to my party…that is a tough one. I am going to have to say John Dee from the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel

  3. prettylittlecook

    Congrats on your blogoversary! Such an awesome moment and what an awesome giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance. :) Also, I’m trying to follow via e-mail but it says there has been an error in subscribing. :/

  4. Erin

    It would have to be some hot book boyfriend, but I couldn’t narrow it down to just one because there are too many of them to choose just one! ;P

  5. Shikha

    If I could invite a fictional character to my birthday party, it would be Daemon from the Lux series. He is such a good and strong character! And Lux series is one of my favorite book series ever!

  6. Hanna Smaglis

    I would invite Sutter Keely from “The Spectacular Now “to my party cause he would know how .to keep it going when I wouldn’t know how. Also congratulations on three years!! That’s huge>

  7. Kristen K.

    That’s super tough! I think maybe Claire Fraser from Outlander because she’s just so worldly and strong and I need some of that to rub off on me! :)

  8. Laura M

    Well my birthday was a couple of days ago and I would of loved for Magnus Bane to be there. He’d be the life and soul of the party! Not to mention make everyone have tons of fun! :D

  9. Meleika

    Jem Carstairs from The Infrenal Devices series written by cassandra clare because who wouldn’t want there future husband at the birthday party but all jokes aside, I’d love to get to know him and learn his spectacular shadowhunter skills and honestly learn how to sway people with his second language Chinese Forever a Jessa shipper lol yeah I’m done ahahaha

  10. Misti

    Happy Blogoversary! That’s awesome. Three years is fabulous. I hope you have many more years ahead. I’m not sure which fictional character I’d want to attend my birthday. Maybe Trey Allairis from Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol or Reed from Amy’s Premonition series so I could hit on them and have myself a love triangle. ;) Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  11. Danielle D.

    I’d invite Jason Bae from Hello, I love you! He’d be hot and fun to hang out with. Happy Blogaversary!

  12. Lauren Swayne

    Congrats on 3 years!! Love your insta account ❤️ That question is way at to difficult so I’ve narrowed it down to either Daemon from Lux series, or Katy from Lux series, Celena from the Throne of Glass series or Will Herondale ❤️❤️

  13. Hana

    If I could invite anyone if want it to be Hermione because she’s my all time want to be bff and also she could do some cool spells and potions and stuff to make a party awesome!

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