It’s My Blogoversary: Celebration and Fun Stats


November 1, 2013 by Alice in Readerland

It’s November and that means that it has been another year of Alice in Readerland!

Happy Cat

Virtual party hats all around! Here, I even sprung for virtual confetti since it’s a lot easier to clean up than actual confetti:

Because it’s my blogoversary, I thought I’d share some stats about the books I’ve read for the first time this year and reviewed here on Alice in Readerland:

My Favorite Main Characters I Met This Year

Their names: Rose (A Long, Long Sleep), Rose (yep, there are two, this one is from Cinders and Sapphires), Cinder (from Cinder, obviously), Em (All Our Yesterdays), and Persis (Across a Star-Swept Sea). 3 are from Science Fiction, 1 from Historical, and 1 from Dystopian. Three are brunette, two are blonde.

My Favorite Book I Read All Year Was

Hands down, out of all of the books I read for the first time this year, Cinder by Marissa Meyer totally wins! Not only is it a favorite of mine for 2013, but it’s now one of my top favorites and the Lunar Chronicles are now my favorite series. I also enjoyed Scarlet and am so excited for Cress to come out!

Favorite 2013 Book Quote

“He said he was going to terminate me!” I said, “What am I supposed to do, offer him tea and crumpets?”
~ Rose, A Long, Long Sleep

Favorite 2013 Debut Novels

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Review coming soon!)

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Top Five Things Blogger Friends Introduced Me To This Year

1. Downton Abbey

2. The Lizzie Bennett Diaries

3. Sherlock

4. Gifs

5. Pinterest

Favorite Book Recommendation Story

I recommended Cinder to an 11 year old girl who told me that she loved The Hunger Games, SciFi, and Fantasy. Before she was even a quarter of the way through the book, she emailed me to thank me for the recommendation and told me how awesome she thought it was! She kept emailing me her progress updates, about how she wasn’t even finished with Cinder, yet she couldn’t wait to get her hands on Scarlet and Cress. That made me so happy! I’m so glad she loved Cinder as much as I did; we’re currently chatting away about Scarlet now.

If You’ve Made it This Far…

…Then congrats! Your eligible for my giveaway! I’m giving away a choice of one of my top two favorite books I’ve read this year: Cinder or A Long, Long Sleep. The giveaway is open internationally, as long as The Book Depository ships to your country! The giveaway is open now through November 15th. Once the winner is notified, they will have 48 hours to respond. If not, another winner will be chosen.

—> Rafflecopter Giveaway Link <—

I hope you’ve all enjoyed wandering around Readerland with me this year!

32 thoughts on “It’s My Blogoversary: Celebration and Fun Stats

  1. Awww Happy Blogoversary girl!!! I love your blog and hope you stay around for a long time!! You should be proud about all you’ve done on here :)

  2. Rashika says:

    also so are you one of those rare people who enjoyed Cinder more than Scarlet?? PLEASE SAY YES! .. my reason is mostly because I like Cinder’s story better and… PRINCE KAI.
    I am halfway though Scarlet… so I could still like it better but I doubt it.
    I got obsessed with Lizzie Bennet and Sherlock this year as well so *high five* :P
    Honestly I watched the whole Lizzie Bennet series in a week and both seasons of Sherlock in 3 days. I am just waiting for season 3 to come out *rocks back and forth* and you know what sucks about the whole thing? in the end it’ll only be like 3 episodes after the long long long wait. *sigh*
    I have to ask though, is this is the same 11 year old you recommended Divergent too?

    I hope you stay around for a long long time and do more awesome things here :P

    • Thanks!!! :D YES! I am one of those! I don’t meet that many who feel the same way, but I love Cinder and Kai way more than Scarlet and Wolf! I enjoyed Scarlet, but Cinder is definitely my favorite book. I’m excited to see how Cress and Thorne turn out! I haven’t finished watching Sherlock yet, so I’ve got to finish watching before it starts again. I started watching Emma Approved too, although I liked the Lizzie Bennet Diaries better.
      Yes, this is the same 11yr old! Thankfully, she had been more interested in Cinder in the first place. After spending a day bemoaning the deaths in the HG books with me, I’m sure I would’ve gotten an angry earful if she had read Allegiant and never accepted another book rec from me again (not that I’d blame her at all).

      • Rashika says:

        You already read Cress?? Have you posted a review? And I KNEW IT! I knew Throne and Cress would get together. I love being right! :D FINISH SHERLOCK SOON SO YOU CAN JOIN ALL OF US IN THE LONG WAIT! you need to suffer with us :P
        .. I am going to go check out Emma Approved, I am not sure I’ve heard of it :P :P
        SAVE HER FROM THE PAIN. We must shield the ones that can be saved. :P

      • Oh man, don’t I wish! That was a major typo, sorry! Guess I was just thinking about Cress too much (& hadn’t had coffee yet) and I meant to say Cinder!
        I know, I’ve heard that a lot, and I’m really curious about the last episode (not, that I’ve, um, seen the spoilers for it, or anything).
        It’s from the same creators as Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I don’t like it that much, but I’m interested to see where the story will go. (Emma annoys me, but then again, she was supposed to in the book.)

      • Rashika says:

        yay I don’t have to wait alone while the rest of the world reads the book :P Honestly it’s like everyone is getting Cress. I probably don’t have the right to whine seeing that… I HAVEN’T FINISHED scarlet but STILL! I am half way through nothing will sway me from my Kai and Cinder love :P I love Wolf and Scarlet but … they don’t compare with Cinder and Kai.
        also *high five* for the LOVING CINDER better than SCARLET THING (EVEN IF THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE)
        .. I should read Emma then shouldn’t I? :P If they did something like that for Persuasion I’d totally be up for it :D

  3. Bella says:

    Aww, a big congratulations, Alice!!! :)

    I absolutely adored Cinder, and I can’t wait for Cress to come out! Your recommendation story was so cute.

  4. Congratulations on another year! Love your blog! :)

  5. Yeaaaaaay, congratulations! I love A long, long sleep, but I still haven’t got my own copy. This would be perfect :D!

  6. Cats, books, giveaways! Three of my favourite things, haha :D
    I still haven’t read Cinder yet – I am so behind. It seems like every one of my book blogging buddies has read it and adored it. D: I shall definitely read this book over the Summer break.
    I loved Em from All Our Yesterdays, as well. She was such an awesome character!
    Anyway, congratulations on your blogoversay – I hope I shall make it there one day!

  7. Happy Blogoversary! I LOVE Cinder so much! I am dying to get my hands on Cress! I really liked All Our Yesterdays! I have an ARC of These Broken Stars, but haven’t read it yet. Can’t wait to read your thoughts. A Long Long Sleep sounds amazing! I will definitely be checking it out, even if I don’t win the giveaway. :)

  8. Happy Blogoversary Alice!!!!!!! Loved the cat gifs. :D I also loved Cinder!!! I made my co-blogger read it and she loved it too. More so I think if that is possible. She is dying to get her hands on Cress as well. I hope there will be many more blogoversaries <— is that spelled right? lol) in the future! <3

    • Thanks so much!!! I had a lot of fun with the cat gifs, I’ve been trying to figure out how to fit them into a post for a while now. ;) I’ve really enjoyed meeting awesome bloggers like you this year! :D

  9. IrisjeXx says:

    Congrats! That’s a huge milestone! I love how you added the Top Five Things Blogger Friends Introduced To You This Year, especially the Gif’s!
    Happy Blogoversary!
    X Iris

  10. Happy Blogoversary! I have more than one person recommending me to read Cinder so I really should get to that soon! It’s so heartwarming when I read about young kids appreciating reading – so kudos to you for getting that 11 year old to pick up Cinder!

    And Sherlock is one of my favorite things ever so I’m glad that you have gotten into it! Your whole list is pretty awesome though – I am getting really addicted to Pinterest – and I don’t know if that is a good or bad thing. :D

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  11. Happy Blogoversary, Alice!!! The LBD and Sherlock are awesome and I’ve heard Cinder is amazing (I seriously just need to read it already!).

    Alice in Readerland is one of my favorite blogs so I hope you have many, many more blogoversaries!

  12. Sunny says:

    Haha, those gifs! Confetti really is a pain.

    I absolutely love this post and not only because SO EXCITING A BLOGOVERSARY!!! but also because I love seeing all the stats and how in depth you are (like with the MC description). It makes me incredibly happy that you were introduced to such wonderful things like the LBD and Downton Abbey.

    CONGRATS on another year, Alice! So happy that you’re still blogging your fabulous blog :)

  13. I love all your cat gifs :) Happy anniversary!

  14. Katie says:

    Happy blogoversary!!!

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