Tag Archives: blogoversary

HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY, BLOG! | A Thank You Giveaway

Okay, a heads up – this post has been written very much in advance. As you’re reading this, I am drowning in piles of revision guides and exam papers, because it’s mere days until my GCSEs start.BLOGOVERSARY

However, it’s a pretty special day, because not only is today The Bibliomaniac’s blogoversary – but it’s the fifth blogoversary. The Fifth. FIFTH. FIFTH!!

I’ve had this blog for half of a decade. That is insane.

That’s the entirety of my secondary school life… And just under a third of the time I’ve been on Earth… Whoa, okay, all this maths is scary. I’m gonna stop now.


Writing a blogoversary post is hard, because I never know what to do, exactly – last year, I just highlighted the blog posts I was most proud of. Seeing as this year is a big number, I wanted to do something a little more exciting.

In the past two to three years, especially, I’ve worked super hard on making this blog a bit more professional; making it look all snazzy and creating content that’s managed to reach a number of people eleven-year-old-me never would have dreamed of. And, of course, everyone who has read this blog has been so awesome over that time – I’m still overwhelmed with every comment and retweet and nice piece of feedback I get.

So, here’s to all of you super lovely people who have been following, reading, liking and sharing the awful, rambling stuff I put on this blog –  here’s a giveaway! You can win two of my favourite books I’ve discovered from reviewing, plus some bookish swag.


Prizes: Paperweight by Meg Haston, Alex as Well by Alyssa Brugman, chapter samplers of various books, bookish badges and an Electric Monkey tote bag

Terms and Conditions:

  • Unfortunately, this is a UK only giveaway, because otherwise shipping prices will be quite high.
  • This giveaway will close at midnight on the 30th of May.
  • I will choose as winner via random.org so it’s fair, and reply in the comments of this post to alert the winner or tweet them.
  • I will contact the winner within a week after the closing date, and mail the prize out within the first two weeks of June.
  • If the winner hasn’t replied within a week of me alerting them, I will pick another winner, again at random.
  • Ideally, if you have a Twitter account, please leave your @handle so if you win the giveaway, I can contact you quicker.

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment!

(Tell me what you’ve read recently! Something completely random! How you discovered this blog!  What kinda of posts you’d like to see in the future! Your comment can be about literally anything, so long as you’re nice :P)



I’M FOUR YEARS OLD! Blogoversary and giveaway

That’s the blog’s age, by the way, not mine… If I was four years old and blogging that would be an achievement….

Anyway! Four years ago this week, I was eleven and started my blog with the help of my dad. Back in 2011, this blog started as a kind-of sister blog to my dad’s – his was Books and Writers and mine was first named Books and Writers JNR. I had no idea how to navigate the blogging world and my firsts posts are pretty laughable – but looking back over what I’ve been able to do over these four years has been awesome.

Through blogging I’ve been able to do so much. I’ve never been a very snazzy blogger with a self-built website or anything, but have redesigned this blog so many times – even with a name change, to the current The Bibliomaniac. I’m so happy with the way this blog is right now and hope people who read it are, too.

I’ve learned a lot over four years, from web skills to graphic-design dabbling and building audiences over social media. I’ve also been lucky enough to meet people from the publishing world and the blogging world IRL – which is probably the best thing. All the people I talk to over emails and Twitter and Facebook are the coolest people to talk to. Thank you so much to all of the people who have sent me books for review – and also of course to everyone who reads and comments and shares!:D

I’m not one for organising cool events and things because a) time and b) procrastination so I’m going to celebrate this blogoversary with a little giveaway. Le winning prize pack:




I won’t ask for a reason to win or something like that; your comment can be about literally anything like go ahead talk about unicorns whatever you want as long as it’s nice obvs 😛


Terms and Conditions and stuff:

  • ONE winner will receive the prize– which consists of two books (pictures above) plus maybe book swag.
  • I will pick a winner on the last day of May and will announce them on the same day or the first of June.
  • I’ll announce the winner on my Twitter and Facebook pages so check those when the giveaway’s over!
  • The prize may have to be sent in two packages due to the size of one book. We’ll see how easily I can get hold of a big enough jiffy bag.
  • Sorry to everyone else internationally, but due to postage costs I can only afford to send this to somewhere in the UK.
  •  I will be picking a winner at random so it’s fair – by putting names into random.org.

Aaaaand… Yep that’s it! I am bad at writing this kind of post. I can never express my thanks enough. 😛 So again – thank you so, so much to everybody who I’ve met and who has helped me through blogging – whether publicist, blogger or reader. I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for four years. Time has gone so quickly but I’ve never gotten bored of doing this thing. 😀

Good luck if you’re entering the giveaway!