Tuesday, May 19, 2015

They Say It's My Birthday...

This is me right now. Minus the cake. I have donuts,

And they would be right. Today I get another year older. Today my age no longer starts with a 2 and I may be freaking out a little bit. At a young age my birthday was my favorite holiday. It was all about me, there was cake and presents, and I got to have a party with all my friends. Then at some point that shifted and I started dreading my birthday. There was still cake and presents plus there was still a party with all my friends. Since joining the blogging community a year and a half ago I feel like I have found my people. Everyone I chat with on Twitter and everyone I have met in real life has been nothing but amazing and sweet. So today I want to spend my birthday with you.

It's been an amazing year and a half of blogging. I'm still amazed that people read my reviews and posts. I'm even more amazed that people comment them and read books that I recommend. I feel like a very small fish in the book blogosphere but I'm just glad to be in the pond. Every interaction with members of this community has been nothing but positive. You are all amazing and supportive. I can't wait for BEA next week where I get to see some of you again and some of you for the first time. It's going to be so much fun.

If you want to hug me at BEA I will be playing the role of Chandler

I know you're supposed to get gifts on your birthday but I wanted to give you something. To say thanks for being so amazing and kind and welcoming. So to celebrate my birthday I am doing an international giveaway of a book that was also born today! As long as The Book Depository ships to you, you can enter. If you need suggestions her are a few I recommend.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik - Goodreads
A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin - Goodreads
Illusionarium by Heather Dixon - Goodreads
The Improbable Theory of Zak and Ana by Brian Katcher - Goodreads
Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt - Goodreads
Conviction by Kelly Loy Golbert - Goodreads
Scarlet Undercover by Jennifer Latham - Goodreads

Thanks to everyone for making my time blogging so great and joining me in my birthday celebration! The winner will be contacted on June 1st and asked what book they want. I will be double checking all entries and if your entry isn't valid you will be disqualified, let's play fair friends. Good luck, Happy Birthday to me, thanks for stopping by, and HAPPY READING!


  1. Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy yourself at BEA and get yourself a lot of bookish gifts :)
    My favourite part about birthdays is when I get together with friends/family I haven't seen in awhile!

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

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  3. Happy Birthday Cassi! I hope it's as awesome as you are as well as filled with books and cake! Because the cake and ice cream are the best part of a birthday!

  4. I love celebrating with friends and family.

    Happy birhtday!!!!

  5. Happy Birthday! My favorite part about my birthday is I can stuff myself with cake and it's perfectly acceptable!

  6. Happiest Birthday Cassi!!! <3 <3 I love birthday cakes lol! I have a sweet tooth so the cake makes me extra happy~ I don't mind getting some presents too Especially if they're books ;)

  7. Happy birthday!!!! I love reading your reviews and articles and I hope to be doing so for a long time to come. I'm also going to be at BEA, and I'd love to say hi!

    Best part of birthdays? Um, how about spectacular giveaways from awesome bloggers?

    Sarcasm & Lemons

  8. Happy Birthday, Cassi!! I hope you had a fantastic day. And man, if only I were going to BEA too, then we could meet in person and talk books!

  9. Happy happy birthday. My age won't be starting with a two anymore this year, and I'm already freaking out! Hope you had a great birthday!

    1. You know what I love about birthdays, just that overwhelming sense of celebration of me! It's nice to have a day that people think about you! :D

  10. Happy birthday! I hope you have a great time at BEA! I'd love to go one day!
    I'm not sure what my favorite thing is about my birthday. Maybe the cake? My birthday is late in the fall, and I've always wanted to have an ice cream cake, but no one makes them in late November. :(
    Oh my god my age will be starting with a two this year! Time to make my mom feel old. Hehehe...

  11. Happy birthday! :) I LOVE FRIENDS. I actually laughed so hard at that episode when Joey couldn't stand his 30th birthday. But hey, don't be afraid to grow old :) Sure, people age up and all, but that shouldn't stop them from enjoying life, right? I hope you have an awesome day! Here is some CAKE. *hands you cake with confetti* Have fun!!! :)

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

  12. Happy Birthday!! Hope you have an amazing one! My favorite part is just spending time with family and friends. Also, who wouldn't like a delicious cake or ice cream cake! haha thank you for this amazing chance! :)

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