Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Today is the one year anniversary of this blog! Wow.... I can't believe it's been a year already. It really hasn't seemed like that long.

I really never even planned to start reviewing. You hear people talking about how they debated and debated about starting a book reviewing blog, but I started mine very spur of the moment. This day last year, my school had no school due to a Cold Day. So, while I was sitting at home, I stumbled upon two very amazing book blogs, The Story Siren and The Page Flipper.

Those two blogs were my inspiration to start a blog. After reading those two blogs, I decided to start a blog... and I did, just minutes after seeing those two blogs. I thank both Kristi and Chelsea because they were both so nice to me when I started. They helped me because I really had NO CLUE what the heck I was doing. I have to thank Kristi for putting up with all of my HTML questions, and Chelsea... just for being Chelsea and giving me lots of good advice.

I never imagined that this blog would get this big: being sent AMAZING books in the mail for review, ARCs (I didn't know what they existed until I started blogging), talking with wonderful authors, posting everyday. Who ever thought I'd be able to post everyday? I surely didn't when I started.

It still surprises me when I get e-mails from people asking for advice with their blogs if they've just started, because I don't consider this blog old at all. I feel like I just started, and I still have so much more to learn about all of this.

But I think this one year anniversary calls for something special. So, I'm going to do an about me post. Leave any questions you have for me in the comments section, and either at the end of this week, or early next will, you will have an All About Hope post. :)

Finally... THANK YOU to all the readers who made this blog what it is today. :D



Storyheart said...


To your Blog

Erika Lynn said...

Happy Blogiversary!
Here is a question? Assuming you are in HS what are your plans for college? Where do you want to go and what do you want to study?

Also how long after you started did you start getting ARCs and how did you start getting them?

Ceridwen83 said...


TinaFerraro said...

Happy anniversary!

Here's a question for you: when reading and reviewing, how important is the cover art? I mean, does it make you want to read a book more, less, or not at all?

Merel said...

Happy anniversary!

I have a few questions;

- Do you ever read books twice?
- Is there on book that's absolutely your favorite?
- What do you like so much about reading?
- Would you ever like to write a book yourself?

Merel said...

Sorry, I've got one more..

- What makes a book really good for you?

Reader Rabbit said...

Happy One year :)

stargirlreads said...

Happy anniversary!

hmmm... Here are my questions:
Do you buy more books then you get for free?

What is your favorite book?

My anniversary is next month. I may have to copy you :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

YAY, happy aniversary!! :-)

Oh gosh, I'm not sure what question to ask. I'm so bad at this! Umm....

-other interests besides reading?


Shalonda said...

Congrats on one year! Here's to many more.

The Story Siren said...

wow Hope! Happy Anniversary! I'm glad I was able to help you out! You're such a great addition to the bloggin community!

Question: What would you do if you won a million dollars?

Bookworm said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your blog! My question:
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Where do you live? Have you lived there your whole life?

Congrats! You and your blog are awesome! (:

Thao said...

Congrats to your blog : D

beccaajoy said...

YAY! Happy Anniversary!

Okay, my questions: Where is your favorite place to shop? And, if you could be doing anything right now (besides reading/reviewing!) what would it be?

Em said...

Happy Anniversary! One Year, that's awesome! :)