February 9, 2015

1 Year Blogoversary + Huge Giveaway!

ONE YEAR, that's how long I've been blogging as of today and I still can barely believe it. When I first got the idea for this blog and started writing I never thought it would lead to more than one or two people reading it. But in the span of that one year I've met awesome other bloggers and authors, been to book events in three different states and so much more! I've gotten more acquainted with the publishing industry as well as all the processes and things people have to go through to become authors. I had no idea what I was doing when I first started but slowly learned along the way until I came to the point I'm at now.

I had no idea what ARC's, blog tours, or events like BEA were but thanks to all the awesome members of the book community I learned about all of those within my first month and more. At the same time I was frustrated many times and messed up more than once, agreed to do more reviews than I should have and requested too many e-ARC's among other things. I've had multiple blogging/reading slumps and hiatuses but in the end writing this blog and getting to talk about books with other people on Twitter, Goodreads, etc. is something that I would never give up.

So I want to thank all of you readers who gave my blog a chance or even read it once or twice, all the authors who sent me books to review, had discussions with me on Twitter, and who generally were awesome. Hopefully, this year I will be blogging much more with less slumps and more writing! I will be getting back to commenting on other blogs again and try to get back to using Twitter as much as I used to. Here's to another year (or five) of blogging and being with the book community!

As you guys may have noticed as of today I have a new blog design and name! Dystopian-Books is now Never Ending Books! I've been meaning to change the name of the blog since it didn't reflect the fact that I review all YA books, not just dystopian and get a custom blog design so I decided to coincide it with my 1-year blogoversary. Huge thanks to Hazel @ StayBookish for the amazing design and the fact that she made it on such a rushed time frame (20 or less days I think).

Blog stats as of February 9, 2015:

  • Posts: 130
  • Page views: 9522
  • Followers via email: 57
  • Followers via Bloglovin': 64
  • Twitter followers: 1041
  • Instagram followers: 2306

To thank all of you awesome people I'm having my biggest giveaway yet (U.S. only) with 10+ things to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Great new design! Thanks for the giveaway! I've been blogging since 2011, but only book blogging since 2013.

  2. Happy anniversary!!! Hope you'll have another successful year! ^-^

  3. Congrats on 1 year... I just starting blogging... About to go on three months. So far it has been exciting and confusing. If you have any tips please drop me a line. I know I would appreciate it.

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  5. Happy Blogoversary!! I love the new design! I used to blog, but I don't anymore. There's no time for it. :/