I kind of reached my 1-year blogiversary?!! | Spotlight Saturday #4 (February 20th)

Helloooooo! It’s the weekend once again (THANK GOD) and it’s also a Saturday, so I’ve decided to participate once again in Spotlight Saturday! I hadn’t been anticipating the fact that I would leave such a long time in between my last Spotlight Saturday (back in January, I think) but I guess it happened anyway. Better late than never, am I right?!

Spotlight Saturday is a meme hosted by Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner. Here’s the official blurb from it on her blog:

Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner [aka, moi], dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the things over the week that have caught my attention more than usual, things I’ve particularly loved, etc.

Spotlighted Moment 2

Okay, so as you can probably understand from the title of this post, I REACHED MY 1-YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!! Well, kind of. I mean, yes I did indeed reach it, according to WordPress—I honestly can’t believe it’s already been a year!!—but I’ve decided it’s more of a kind-of blogiversary because it’s the date I created this blog—I didn’t actually start posting anything until near the end of March. Hence it’s my kind-of blogiversary. BUT STILL. 1 YEAR. I’m kind of in a state of shock?!! That I actually managed to keep this blog up for so long?? Especially since it did NOT feel like a year has passed, honestly.

I will actually be doing a giveaway sometime in March though, in celebration of my blogiversary as well as my own birthday! Two in one, I guess, haha. So keep an eye out for that! Technically my blog did start in March, so it’s totally justified—and my birthday, well, it happens to be around the same time (March 24th). My first post was, like, in March 11th? And then I think I took a 9-day hiatus or something and posted again on March 20th. XD So. Kind of confusing, but point is; look forward to a birthday and blogiversary giveaway coming sometime this March! ❤ My gift to you. 😉

But thank you so much for supporting me this past year! Even if you’re new here. I’m going to keep repeating the same thing, to be honest. I can’t believe a year has passed already! My blog and I have grown so much within that time… It seems like so much less, and I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for all of you, so THANK YOU. *Brings out confetti and chocolate and cake and party hats*

Spotlighted Blogger 2

As in last week’s Spotlight Saturday, I’m going to be spotlighting a few bloggers I’ve known for a while, as well as a few that I recently started talking to or would like to know better—because #BLOGGERLOVE!! 😀 Let’s do this.

Oldies, but lovelies (LOLLL sounds weird but you know what I mean)

Michelle’s blog is one I’ve been following for a LONG time—and her posts never get old. This girl’s blog is just amazing! (Read: Go check out her blog NOW.) I love reading her posts! 🙂

Another wonderful blog, Poulami posts insightful reviews of a variety of books, and they’re great to read! She also has many other entertaining posts. Go show her some love! ❤

I’ve been following Raven’s blog for a while now! I’m always envious at how much she keeps up with her reviews, haha. XD That’s something I’m still working on, oops! Her blog is filled with all sorts of great posts. 😀

Kat’s blog is filled with a variety of posts, and I love it! ❤ From TV, to books to tags to everything else, her blog is always lots of fun to surf around.

Blogs I’ve Discovered Recently or Want to Get to Know More…

Isabella is a more recent blogger friend I’ve discovered on the blogosphere and she is absolutely lovely! (She loves Harry Potter. And Percy Jackson. Enough said. :P)

I’m not sure when I found Anna and her blog—but I’m so glad I did! Anna is such a friendly person and her blog is wonderful. Plus, we seem to have a similar taste in books so yay!

I’ve been following this blog for a long time??? But I’ve only recently gotten the chance to actually comment, because TOO MANY BLOGS AND TOO LITTLE TIME. Gah. But I’d love to get to know both Trang and Lashaan more!

I’ve actually been following Becca for a while (I think???) but only recently have I really talked to her. Her blog is absolutely lovely and I love it! She is also a very nice person, and I’d really love to talk to her more often. 😉

Spotlighted Blog Post 2

Spotlighted Book 2

Glass Sword

Soooo, I finished Glass Sword?? And it was quite the roller-coaster of emotions by the end of it—but I’m kind of disappointed to say that I was left indifferent for a large part of the story.. Not exactly sure what caused it? But, up till the 40-50% mark, I was just kind of reading about it all, not as emotionally connected or absorbed as I would’ve liked to be. Indifferent at the beginning, intense at the end… overall a good read I suppose.

Spotlighted App 2

Ehhhh sorry, nothing for this one this week! Heheh I’m dreadfully uncreative when it comes to spotlighting apps…

Spotlighted Song 2

I’ve been listening a lot of Lindsey Stirling lately (seriously, her music is amazing), so basically her whole Shatter Me album?! Her skill with the violin is astounding! You should definitely check out her channel here.

Spotlighted Quote 2

More Happy Than Not Quote

More Happy Than Not is one of my reads this week (though it’s on pause as I started Gathering Darkness, heheheh..) so I thought it would be a good fit to have a quote from it this week! And I haven’t reached this quote yet, but this is such a lovely one. ❤


So that’s it for this week’s Spotlight Saturday! Once again, thank you so much for being with me on my blogging journey as it hits one year (I honestly still can’t believe it), make sure to look forward to a giveaway sometime this March! 😀 Unfortunately it won’t be of chocolate, but books are better, soooo you’re welcome. In advance. If you win. Ah, whatever. Point is, thank you!! Also, chocolate is delicious. That all made no sense whatsoever. Moving on, I hope you all check out the blogs and posts I mentioned above! ‘Cause they really are amazing. ❤ Have any of you read Glass Sword?? What did you think of it?

I hope you guys are all having an amazing Saturday!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

My Life in Books | Book Tag

Hello everyone! I wasn’t specifically tagged by anyone to do this, but I saw this way back on Bhramori’s blog, and I thought I might try it out. I really shouldn’t be doing this tag when I have so many other pending tags in which I was actually tagged in, but this one was in my drafts for quite some time, so why not? It seems like a pretty unique tag too, so let’s get to it, shall we?

My Life in Books


1. Find a book for each of your initials
.

There are lots of books I could choose! I’m going to go with:

Angelfall by Susan Ee

(A)

Saint Anything

(S)

2. Count your age along your book shelf- which book is it?

That would be 17… and the book would be:

The Truth About Forever


3. Pick a book set in your city/state/country.

I decided to go for the broad choice for this one, with a book that is set in my country (Canada, in case you didn’t know):

Anne of Green Gables


4. Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to.


Umm… basically every book?? I’m not even kidding. But I’m going to go with:

Anna & the French Kiss_bookcover2

I’ve always wanted to visit Paris, France! I haven’t read this book yet, but judging from the cover and what I’ve read about it, Paris is one of its settings. 🙂

5. Pick a book that’s your favourite colour. 


I love almost all the colors of the rainbow, so I guess the most accurate choices would be:

The covers for A Thousand Pieces of You and Ten Thousand Skies Above You are stunning!! Love them so much!!

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Probably Roald Dahl‘s books! I remember loving to read them as a kid. 🙂


7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading? 


Matched trilogy

I feel like I use this series way too much for these kind of questions, but I honestly can’t think of any that would suit this question more. It’s pretty sad when you think of it. To me, the series just got worse and it took me forever to complete the books.

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?

Game of Thrones Book

Probably the Game of Thrones series! Those books are really thick, and since currently I don’t even know if I’m going to read them, I imagine if I do finish the series, it would be quite satisfying.


This was a very cool tag! I hereby tag:

I’m sorry if I missed you on here! If you want to do this tag, please just tell me below and I’ll add your name to the post. ❤ I’d love to see your answers if you do it, so please link back if you do it! If you don’t want to do it and I tagged you, feel free to ignore!

So what did you think of my answers and this tag? Let me know in the comments! Hope you’re having a great Friday!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

I’m going on a vacation!

Hello my fellow bookish friends! I just wanted to let you guys all know that I’m going to be going on a family trip to Mont Tremblant and then Quebec this coming week! I’ll be leaving this Sunday (August 2nd), and am planned to be back next Saturday (August 8th). So what does this mean for the blog? Well, I’ll be bringing along my laptop with me (I think) and whenever I get the chance I’ll be doing my best to post! I do have my Top Ten Tuesday scheduled, but other than that, I can’t predict whether I’ll be able to do weekly memes. Sorry!

As for reviews, I will be trying my best to write up a couple, but I can’t guarantee anything much, other than a few blog tour reviews. However, I will be doing lots of reading (I will have a lot of time in the car!) while on the trip, so afterwards I will be having several reviews up. If I’m not too tired to write them up, that is. Here’s hoping!

Also, I will (hopefully) not disappear from the blogosphere; luckily I will have free Wifi in the hotel we’re staying at (Oh Wifi, how shall I ever live without thou!) and I will do my best to check out other blogs whenever I get the chance. But I might not be able to do so frequently, so do not be alarmed if you get a bunch of comments from me the following week instead. XD

So that’s it, folks! I hope you are all enjoying your summer! (Unless it’s winter or something for you, in which case, I hope you’re enjoying your current season.)

Analee 10