Showing posts with label Blogaversary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blogaversary. Show all posts

11 November 2015

{Fantastic Fives} Me, My Shelf and I is Turning 5!

By: Me My Shelf And I | 11 November 2015 at 5:46 AM | | | 14 Comments so far


Welcome to the third stop on the Fantastic Fives tour! I can't believe how many amazing and wonderful blogs are turning 5 this year, and I am beyond honored to be in such incredible company!

You can follow along the list of blogs by checking out the schedule at the bottom of the post. You will also find a short interview with me, all about the blog and a giveaway to help celebrate!! Thanks for stopping in today!

Hey, I'm Amber!


11 September 2015

{Fantastic Fives} Will Your Blog Turn 5 In 2015?

By: Me My Shelf And I | 11 September 2015 at 1:30 AM | | 4 Comments so far


Hey Book Bloggers! Has your blog, or will your blog turn five in 2015?

Me, My Shelf and I and Two Chicks On Books is hosting a massive birthday celebration for all book blogs turning 5 this year, and we want you to join us! Meet new people, gain new followers and CELBRATE!


5 years is quite a milestone in the book blogging community! I'm sure you've seen blogs you love come and go over the time that you have been here for many reasons. We all know it can be hard to keep up, to read as much as you feel needs reading, finding the time to post – and so we want to put the focus on those that have made it to 5 – like Jaime and I!

17 December 2014

Fictitious Delicious on {This One Goes Out To The Blogs I Love}


Part 2 of my Blog Features for this month is Fictitious Delicious and the blogger Jen Strand Photobehind it, Jen Strand. I'm a little behind, because the flu has over taken my house – don't worry, you can't catch it through a blog post. I checked. Wrong kind of virus.

Jen is someone I know IRL (that's "in real life" for those not down with the hip slang of todays youth) We have tried to remember HOW exactly it is we met, but neither one of us can pin point it. All we know for sure is that Twilight had something to do with it, and likely alcohol based on the memory loss….

So next time we take tea with Stephanie Meyer, (she has tea, we have beer…) which we often do, (have beer, with or with our Stephanie Meyer) we are going to be sure to thank her for her amazing friendship making abilities!

PS: Don't you just love this picture of Jen? She looks like someone…who is it though.. *wink*


Tell the nice people who you are

Hi, everyone! I’m Jen and I matriculate a lot. I also run a sweet, little blog called Fictitious Delicious where I post reviews and general nonsense pertaining to Young Adult and New Adult books. You can also find me hanging out at the mostly quiet for now fansite for the Shade series called Kilt & Keeley. I raise three children with my awfully understanding husband in my spare time.

How long have you been blogging?
Since May of 2011, or about 30,680.3 hours

Where can all these nice people find you?

Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Fantastic Fours

4 Things we can find you doing when you’re not blogging/reading:

1. Selling software. I gotta pay for these books somehow.

2. Watching Supernatural. I started watching this series earlier this year and am currently finishing up Season Six. I’m a Dean girl. More specifically, I’m a Destiel girl.

3. Trying to build the perfect playlist on Spotify. I’m building the perfect combination of Muse, The 1975, Martin Sexton, Dr. Dre, Pitbull, The Twilight Sad, Walk the Moon, Duran Duran, Britney Spears, Pantera and One Direction.

4. Going to a concert. I’m lucky enough to live in a city that is home to some of the best music venues out there. I love going down to First Avenue or the Varsity Theater and catching a local or national act in an intimate setting. Minus the candlelight. I’ve also been known to travel around the country following various UK bands around their US tours.

4 Things you will not leave home without:

1. I’d say my wallet, but several people will be able to attest to the fact that I often leave home without my wallet. So…car keys? (I know that’s boring. Sorry.)

2. Pants. Except for that one time in college, I always put on pants before I leave home. You’re welcome.

3. My phone. I don’t care if I realize I forgot my phone 99 miles into a 100 mile trip—I’m turning the car around and getting my phone.

4. AMC Stubs Reward card. Guys. AMC has the best reward program out there and you never know when the urge to go to a movie will hit. I’m always prepared for my free popcorn upgrade.

4 Wishes you would make if you found the only genie in the world that provided 4 wishes instead of 3.

1. I would bestow empathy on every individual on this planet.

2. I would make all of my blog posts on Facebook visible to every person who likes my page.

3. I’d wish for Louis Tomlinson to stop by our house and have tea with my daughter.

4. I’d wish for the current Axl Rose to look like he did in 1987.

4 Book boys you would let fight over you:

Let’s be clear. I don’t want these boys to fight over me. I want them to share me. :)

1. Zachary Moore. My number one book boyfriend of all time. (Shade series by Jeri Smith-Ready)

2. Dean Holder. (Hopeless series by Colleen Hoover)

3. Adam Wilde (If I Stay series by Gayle Forman)

4. Etienne St. Clair (Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins)

Books you want the world to know are out there, and they NEED to read.

1. Any book by Jeri Smith-Ready. I am baffled by the fact that Smith-Ready isn’t an international bestseller every day of the week. Most certainly the most underrated author of the century. People! Go pick up SHADE and then send me a thank you card.

2. Every Ugly Word by Aimee Salter. As far as I’m concerned, this should be required reading for every high school student in America. A story centered on bullying that blew me away with its amazingness.

3. Nantucket series by Leila Howland. Something about this YA contemporary series latched on to my soul and still haunts me. I’m a huge fan of Cricket Thompson, our heroine.

4. Split by Swati Avasthi. I had no idea what to expect when I picked up this book and ended up devouring it in one sitting. Beautiful and heart-wrenching story of a victim of abuse in a boy POV.

Totally random facts about yourself.

1. My thumbs are double-jointed on Tuesdays. (OK, fine. They’re double jointed every day, but wouldn’t that be really weird to be double-jointed just on certain days?)

2. I have avoided avocado my entire life because I’m afraid that I’ll love them and want to eat them all the time. Yes, I know how stupid that sounds. So what.

3. I married a boy who was raised by wolves. JUST KIDDING. I always tell people that so that it doesn’t sound so weird when I tell them that I married a boy who has never eaten meat, not even a teensy bite, in his entire life. He eats a lot of avocado.

4. Fans of MMSAI probably won’t find the fact that I have book related tattoos weird, but plenty of people who are not book nerds in my life find it odd. I have tattoos that were inspired by the Shade series by Jeri Smith-Ready and the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward.


In honor of Jen, and our wonderful friendship that is based off of mutual love for the 3 B's = Books, Beer and Beats (music) I'm giving away a box set of the first season of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's HITRECORD on TV! Since he has his own books, this series is has a lot of music in it and I'm sure he's consumed beer at some point in his life, based on my convoluted theory, it's the perfect prize for today's stop.


What's in this Box Set You Ask?


Must be 13+ To Enter | Ships in US Only.

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04 December 2014

{Blogaversary Spotlight + Giveaway} AMP Journal Designs

By: Me My Shelf And I | 04 December 2014 at 12:01 AM | | | Be the first to comment!

You might recall, I put a call out to people who made bookish things last month – well this is why! Continuing my Blogaversary month by focusing on all the amazing people out there who keep this community moving forward, I am so excited to bring you a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY from AMP Journal Designs!! Best of all, if you win she will have the items to you in time for Christmas!! Hello holiday gifts!!


Meet AMP Journal Designs and it's creator Amanda:

Photo Dec 22, 5 50 04 PMI'm just a girl who likes blogging and reviewing books, and somehow, designing journals found its little niche among all my bookish sensibilities. For the most part, I just do journal designs for fun (I've been doing them for myself the past 3 years) and I decided, due to the encouragement of friends, to start a simple Etsy store. I've quite enjoyed it, and I've even discovered new bloggers because of my shop, since the people who buy from me are generally bloggers and other awesome bookish folk. 

I am currently blogging at Of Spectacles and Books and have been doing that for about a year now. I'm in grad school getting my MA in Creative Writing (and eventually go on to get my PhD it British literary studies), so busy doesn't even begin to describe my week right now (papers and finals, oh goodie!) I hope to one day break into the YA genre as an author, and become one of these lovely people we feature on our blogs! :)

Find Amanda:
AMP Journal Designs Etsy Shop| Of Spectacles & Books Blog | Twitter | Instagram


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This image is of Amanda's workspace and is used to show you a sample of the type of journal you will receive.

We are giving away 2 Custom Journals!
There will be 2 winners, the journal will feature ANY quote you choose on the front!
Must be 13+ To Enter | Ships in US only

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03 December 2014

Fiktsun on {This One Goes Out To the Blogs I Love } + Giveaway

By: Me My Shelf And I | 03 December 2014 at 12:02 AM | | | 11 Comments so far


You do not need to have been part of the book blogging community for long, before you realize you can't get very far with out a little help from your friends. Other bloggers help you learn the ropes, share books, inspire you, post for you when people flake out on tour stops…okay that last one maybe is just something that happens here….regardless you get the point – bloggers help each other out.

Over the month of December, my Blogaversary month, I'm going to be featuring 5 bloggers who have inspired, helped and cheered me on over these past 4 years! With out them, I wouldn't be me, or Me, My Shelf and I!

To kick things off I give you the wonderful Rachel over at Fiktshun + a fun giveaway at the bottom!!


How We Met:
A long time ago, author Leah Clifford used to do these live web chats. We could see her, she could see our chat room, and we'd talk to her and the other fans and bloggers. This is where I met Rachel.

Tell the nice people who you are:

Hi everyone (and hi Amber)! I’m Rachel, the blogger at Fiktshun and now at Reading YA Rocks.

How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging about books since November 2010, so just over four years.

Where can all these nice people find you? (links!)

Okay, I’m all over the web, so I’m only going to include a few of my book blogging links.

Fiktshun | Reading YA Rocks | Twitter | Facebook

All About the Fours!

4 Things we can find you doing when youre not blogging/reading:

Sailing, sailing, sailing and sailing.

Okay, well I guess that should only count as one. So… binge watching TV series, working, going to the movies with The Dude.

01 December 2014

{Blogaversary Day 1} $40 Gone Reading Gift Card Giveaway

By: Me My Shelf And I | 01 December 2014 at 12:02 AM | | | 16 Comments so far

- Blogaversary Day 1 -

Few places offer so many amazing bookish gifts all in one place. None offer book shaped plates, which happen to be my favorite items sold by Gone Reading. And absolutely none of them pledge 100% of after-tax profits to reading-related charities. Buying their products helps spread the magic of reading!

Seriously – you can actually say that buying from them is helping the world!

Gone Reading is your one stop shop for all things gifts for the reader/writer in your life! Don't believe me? Just look at some of their new and notable items:
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Just in time for your holiday shopping, Gone Reading is giving one of my lucky readers a $40.00 gift card!

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Gone Reading is a fantastic company, and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for being a supporter of Me, My Shelf and I! I hope you'll become as big of a fan of them as I am!



25 November 2014

{Blog-aversary} Get Ready To Celebrate With Us!

By: Me My Shelf And I | 25 November 2014 at 12:01 AM | 3 Comments so far

We're Turning Four!

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I simply can't believe it. Next month, Me, My Shelf and I turns 4. FOUR! Not only is that the name of a super hot book boyfriend of mine, but seriously – FOUR YEARS OLD!

When I sat down to plot out my blog-aversary month, one common thing kept popping up – look at all these people that have helped me get where I am

So that's EXACTLY what I am going to do. Over the month of December, I'm turning the attention back onto YOU! I want to look at all the fantasitc people who have been there for me – instead of putting all the focus on me! SO get ready for, Bloggers, Publishers, Bookish stores I love! I wouldn't be here with out all of you! You've helped me shine and now I'm putting the spotlight on YOU!

I'm filling as many days in December as I can with giveaways and interviews – sometimes both!!! On deck so far you can plan on seeing:

  • Gone Reading Gift Card giveaway, just in time for holiday shopping!
  • Interview with an Associate Publicist at HarperCollins, giving you the low down on her job and showing you around the new digs + an epic giveaway.
  • Some love from Atria Books, with a book pack giveaway for you!
  • Giveaways for ad space and design work from MMSAI Tours and MMSAI Design.
  • Me, My Shelf and I Cleaning Off The Shelves Surprise Box of Books Giveaway
  • Get to know some of my favorite bloggers!
  • + so much more!!!

And I'm not done – do you make anything bookish? Having a hard time getting your name out there and making sure that people know you're there and you have AMAZING stuff!? Or just love what you do and want to share it? Let's show them your stuff? E-mail me before November 30th, and let's do this!

Get ready for a great blog-aversary celebration everyone!! Thanks for being with me this far!!!


06 January 2013

{2 Year Blogaversary} Giveaway Day 8

By: Me My Shelf And I | 06 January 2013 at 12:01 AM | | 1 Comment so far

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This is it, the final day of the 2 Year Blogaversary Giveaway Bash!!
As we get ready to switch our blog to WordPress in the coming months, we hope you will all keep up with us by joining our weekly newsletter that will start mid January. If you’ve entered any of the contests, you will have already signed up as it’s the only thing required.

And if we’ve not said it before, from our whole team to you – thank you for making us successful and stopping in as often as you do! We love you all!


-- 2 SETS --
Of the first two books in the A Touch Trilogy by Leah Clifford SIGNED!
is paperback
A TOUCH MORBID is hardcover


If you love the series and haven’t had the chance to meet Leah for a signed copy, or if you haven’t yet read the series but want to before the February release of the FINAL book in the series A TOUCH MENACING, this is the giveaway for you!

As always the only thing required is to join our WEEKLY Newsletter that starts in mid January, Do that by following the link in the Raffelcopter or by clicking the purple bird:

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And remember! A TOUCH MENACING is out in February!
Pre-Order Your Copy today!




Eden is dying. For real, this time.
She is crumbling to ash, and an unnatural plague is ravaging mortals and immortals alike. With both Heaven and Hell out to destroy her, Eden can no longer tell the difference between good and evil.
Friends become enemies. And enemies are everywhere.
But don't underestimate Eden. She'll fight for her life, for the lives of those she loves, and for every life she has ever touched.
She'll fight for revenge. For redemption. For—just maybe—the chance to be mortal again.
Everything began with forbidden love.
What will be sacrificed at the bitter end?
The dramatic conclusion to Leah Clifford's dark, alluring trilogy of life, death, and epic love.

05 January 2013

{2 Year Blogaversary} Giveaway Day 7

By: Me My Shelf And I | 05 January 2013 at 12:01 AM | | Be the first to comment!

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Day 7 here on the giveaways and this one is simple – a gift card for $10.00 USD to EITHER Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Winner will choose and gift card will be delivered electronically!


Just like all our other giveaways for the Blogaversary, all that’s required is the joining of our Weekly Newsletter delivered via e-mail, that will begin in late January.

Copy/Paste the link from the first entry option in the rafflecopter form or just click on any purple bird you see to sign up!

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04 January 2013

{2 Year Blogaversary} Giveaway Day 6

By: Me My Shelf And I | 04 January 2013 at 12:01 AM | | 2 Comments so far

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Day 6 is here in our Giveaway Bash and we’ve got something awesome!

A Hardcover copy of TEN by Gretchen McNeil
- complete with -
Autographed coordinating bookplate & TEN Swag which will include a bookmark + MORE!

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TEN has made the:
- Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers List
- Los Angeles Public Library Best Teen Books of 2012 list
AND was Nominated for RT's best contemporary Young Adult book of the year
don’t let the word contemporary fool you, it’s a creepy horror fest in there too!

Don’t be the only person who hasn’t read this book!




As always all you have to do to enter is sign up for our weekly newsletter that will start in mid-January. If you’ve already signed up, you’re good to go, just enter the e-mail you used to sign up and GOOD LUCK!! If you’ve yet to sign up, follow the link in the Rafflecopter or just click this purple bird!

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