IT'S OUR SECOND BLOGOVERSARY + A Giveaway


Blogging is an incredibly personal and vulnerable hobby. Throughout these two years I've learned so much, not only about books, but also about the publishing industry, writing, the world, and myself. Never did I dream I would embed myself so deeply into an online outlet, but I'd found a place that made me comfortable. I'd found a place that shaped me into a better person. I'd found a place that allowed me to connect with other readers, interact with publishers, and make friendships to last a lifetime.

Now on March 1st, 2016 it has been two years since I started A Perfection Called Books! This. Is. Surreal. Time flies, doesn't it?

APCB over 2 years:
262,973 Views
419 GFC Followers
133 Email Subscribers
3,100 Twitter Followers
1,600 Facebook Likes
784 Bloglovin' Followers
6,216 Comments
404 Published Posts

Blogging Highlights:

Discovering my love for debuts, #FAC16, ALA Mid-Winter, Philly book events, friendships, co-bloggers, blog design, APCB in book acknowledgments!!

Thank Yous:

I have so many people to thank. First and foremost I want to thank my inimitable and sensational co-bloggers Mishma and Julia Anne. Thank you so much for joining APCB!! I'm forever thankful to share this blog with you, and I'm so proud to call you co-bloggers and friends. May we meet in person some day. <3

The blogging experience wouldn't have been the same without these wonderful people:
Kris, Britt, Jaime, Nori, Brittany, Zoe, Jess, Crys, Alyssa, Jen, Olivia, Xanie, Melissa, Nova, Jeann, Kaitlin, Karina, Nikki, Montana, Danielle, Shannon, Holly, Val, Amber, Nicole, Jamie, Alex, Jess, Katie, Mel, Faye, Aimee, AenteeJacquelyn, Mel, Cait, Tehlor, Ri, Amber, Jess, Meredith, Katie, Andye, Pili, Sarah, Kyra, Alise, Jillian, Kara, Hannah, Ava, Jess, Alexandra, Aila, Ella, Hannah, Anneqah, Grace, Rhea, Lizzie, Lisa, Sam, Alexa, Brittany, Damaris, Steph, Sue, Siiri, Olivia, Lauren, Charnell, Sophia, and many more.

Thank you for writing wonderful stories and inspiring me every day. I value your friendship and support so much:
Julie Eshbaugh, Roshani Chokshi, Heidi Heilig, Ashley Herring Blake, Katie Purdie, Erin Summerill, Janet B. Taylor, Emily Henry, Nicole Castroman, Romina Russell, Laura Tims, Stacey Lee, Stephanie Garber, Alwyn Hamilton, Marcy Beller Paul, Evelyn Skye, Bri Cavallaro, Ava Jae, Jess Cluess, Kathleen Glasgow, Shannon M. Parker, Mary E. Pearson, Nikki Kelly, Lee Kelly, Becky Wallace, Darcy Woods, Karen Fortunati, Adriana Mather

Thank you to the publicists and publishers we've worked with:
Macmillan, Bloomsbury, Tor, Penguin, Random House, Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, Hachette, Month9 Books, St. Martin's Press

To anyone who ever read this blog, left a comment, sent a nice tweet, shot me an email expressing your thoughts, your questions, your responses, thank you. You fill me with joy and happiness every single day.


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A Message From Julia:

When Rachel asked me way back when last summer if I was interested in joining the blog, there was absolutely no hesitation when I immediately responded with a resounding YES!  I was (and still am) a newbie blogger, but for some reason, she wanted me to join her APCB family.  I've only been part of this wonderful blog for a handful of months, but I remain grateful and indebted to Rachel for granting me this opportunity.  In a mere two years, Rachel has built up something anyone would want to be a part of.  She has poured her heart and soul out into this blog, and it shows everyday through her never ending treasure trove of well-written posts.  I wish I could take credit for some part of APCB's success, but this is totally all "Miss Perfectionist."  Happy, happy blogoversary, Rachel, Mishma, and APCB!  Cheers to another year of blogging with the both of you!

A Message From Mishma :

I was a half newbie blogger with only 5 months of blogging at my own blog Chasing Faerytales under my belt, when I was asked by Rachel whether I would be interested in joining her at A Perfection Called Books. I was unbelievably surprised, but didn't hesitate to say yes, as APCB is not only one of my favourite blogs ever, Rachel is also one of the sweetest and friendliest bloggers I've ever met, and it was a honour for me to share this journey with her. I've been part of the APCB family for seven months now, and there's never been a time where I've regretted making the choice to accept her request. Rachel has been an understanding, wonderful and amazing co blogger, and Julia and I have never been anything least of being completely at ease. And you, our lovely readers, thank you for welcoming me with open arms when I joined last year! Thank you Rachel and Julia for being amazing! This is a truly special day for all of us! Here's to many more successful years at A Perfection Called Books!

Giveaway

1. Only 1 entry per household.
2. Must be 16 or older to enter unless you have parental consent.
3. We are not responsible for prizes lost in the mail. 
4. You have 72 hours to respond before your prize is given to someone else. 

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82 comments:

  1. AHHHHH. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY RACHEL!! I'm so happy I can call you a friend. You are such an incredible person, and your blog reflects that. You SHINE. You're just full of sprinkles and sunshine and unicorns, and talking to you makes me so happy. I'm in awe of everything you do, and just who you are. Your posts and your personality on Twitter make my day. I just adore you. All the love and hugs, and here's to another amazing blogging year at APCB! <3 <3 (also, thanks for the mention ;))

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  2. Awwww thanks for the shout out Rachel! And happy blogoversary!! Hope you keep blogging FOREVER. :)

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  3. Happy Blogoversary!!! I just recently found this lovely blog and I'm loving it so far. Congrats on everything! :)

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  4. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!! <33 *throw confettis* I can't believe that it's already 2 years! I still remember the time when I read your first blogoversary post ;) Anyway, hope you have a great day and looking forward to read all your posts in the future!

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  5. YAYYYYY HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, YOU GUYS.

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  6. Yay!!! Happy Blogoversary!!!! Hope there's many more happy blogging years to come!

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  7. Happy Blogiversary ladies!! This blog was the first blog I ever followed, thank you for putting up amazing posts!

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  8. Happy blogoversary! It's so cool that you're now two year old. Your blog is totally awesome. I love all your posts and am always happy to see a new post. It's always super exciting. congrats! You're a special bunch. I can't wait to see what you have in the future! You are all amazing, all three of you. Your blog is something I aspire to be one day. Congrats!

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  9. This is #bloggoals! Happy 2nd blogiversary! I'm also celebrating my blog's (1st) anniversary this month! Congratulations Rachel, Julia and Mishma! <3

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  10. Love this blog so much!!! Always guaranteed great posts and thoughtful reviews! Congrats on two great years, and here's to many more!!! <333

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  11. Happy blogoversary! *brings cake to the party* Congrats on making it two years and here's to many more years to come.

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  12. Happy blogoversary!! I love your blog. Keep up the good work ladies! <3

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  13. Had to pop over here and say it again: Happy blogoversary, Rachel!! Thank you for all you do! <3 <3

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  14. Happy Blogoversary, girly!! Here's to many more to come ^_^ I'm so thrilled that we became friends; you're such a lovely person! And of course, your blog is amazing <3

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  15. HAPPY BLOGGY-VERSARY! I adore you and I'm so grateful for your amazing talents that have brought together so many readers and authors. You're a genius and I'm happy that I know you!

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  16. Congrats Rachel! Your blog has grown so much and you deserve all the success :D

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  17. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, FELLOW SENIOR AND BLOGGER! ^_^

    Here's to many more! <3

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  18. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for hosting the M1debuts chat last night! Great questions ☺

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  19. Happy blogoversary!! I love your blog. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  20. Happy Blogoversary! I can't believe it's only been two years! Wishing you many more!

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  21. Happy, happy, happy blogoversary and wishing you many more amazing to come! :) Keep the good work!
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  22. Congratulations to you all. You girls are doing an awesome job of spreading good book reading. I have found many greats books thanks to you. I hope you have many more blogging years ahead. Thank you!

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  23. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, RACHEL!!! Congrats on all the amazing things you have accomplished in 2 years - WOW! I absolutely love your blog and you, Mishma and Julia are such lovely people! Looking forward to reading your future posts! <3

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  24. Happy blogoversary!!! I hope you have many more in the future. :D

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  25. Wow, congratulations, you guys! 2 years is huge, and you've accomplished so much! Glad to have you part of the community!

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  26. It's been a great 2 years. Here's to many more!

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  27. Happy Happy!!! blogoversary!!!

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  28. Happy Blogoversary! Congrats on all the success!

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  29. Happy blogoversary!! This is so exciting! You've done such a fabulous job designing APCB and writing posts that I love reading :) Here's to another year!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  30. Happiest of blogoversary's you guys! You've done so much in just 2 short years and it's AMAZING. I wish you all have the best of success in the future <3

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  31. Happy Blogoversary, or something! Terrible two's! Congratulations on two years in this bloggy world, and I hope there are many more to come. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  32. Happy second blogoversary or something!Hahah but you guys are doing so great so thanks for everything!

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  33. Happy blogoversary! hope you continue to make great blog articles!

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  34. Yay 2 years!!! I can't believe how long it's been but at the same time I can't imagine you not blogging. You've done great things in the community and I can't wait to see what you do next! So honored to call you my friend <3

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  35. Happy blogoversary!!!! Love reading what you have to say. Keep it up.

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  36. Happy blogoversary! Rachel, I have to admit that you triggered my love for debuts, I'm excited for so many and if you didn't talk about them so much, I probably wouldn't have discovered all of them. ;) I love APCB and never miss a post. I wish you all the best for the future :D

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  37. Congrats on THREE whole years!! Great reviews, great job!! Keep up the good work. :)

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  38. I looove your blog, so I'm so happy you're still going strong (and stronger every day)! Happy blogoversary!

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  39. Happy Blogiversary!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and for all your great posts!

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  40. Happy blogoversery!! Doesn't seem like its been 2 yrs already

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  41. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

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  42. Happy Blogoversary!! I've been following this blog since the start and it really has grown so much. <3 Here's to many more years!

    ~Cari @ myaddictionbooks.blogspot.com

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  43. HAPPY 2 YEAR BLOGOVERSARY and many more to come! :)

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  44. HAPPY TWO YEARS OF BLOGGING! <3 I'm so glad that we actually got to meet in person, and I'm wishing you many more years of blogging to come :D

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  45. Happy Blogoversary!!! :] Wishing you a thousand more! :))

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  46. Congratulations on your second Blogoversary!! It is really vulnerable isn't it?? You just throw yourself out there and hope someone likes you lol

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  47. Congratulations and happy blog anniversary☺

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  48. Happy Blogoversary! You've built such a great blog over the past two years, here's to another 2! (and hopefully more after that!)

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  49. Congrats! Keep up the awesome blog! <3

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  50. AHHH! Happy belated blogoversery Rachel! You know how much I adore you and your blog. I seriously don't know what I'd do without you. Thank you for being so sweet and supportive and for being such a light in the blogosphere. Here's to even more years of APCB! <3

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  51. Congrats on your blogoversary, and isn't it great learning as you go? Your stats are pretty darn good!!

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  52. Happy Blogoversary! 2 years is an amazing milestone. Here's to more!

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  53. Happy Blogoversary, Ladies!!! So exciting, and thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  54. Happy Blogoversary to you both! I actually can't believe you've only been at this for two years. It seems like much longer than that as you've really become apart of the community and are great supporters of debuts. Wishing you many more happy blogging years to come!

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  55. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, LADIES! This blog is one of the first blogs I ever sub'd to and I always come back for more. Y'all are one of the best co-bloggers I know <3.

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  56. Happy Blogoversary, my little darlings!! And to Rachel, congrats on two years! That is such an amazing accomplishment! And you're also too sweet for the shout out, you kind of made my day ♥ So happy for you all, and I hope you have many more years to come!!

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  57. Happy blogoversary! That's amazing that you've kept going for two years, and here's to another two years of awesome here at APCB. :D

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  58. Happy blogoversary!! I love reading your posts :)

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  59. Hope you have an awesome blogoversary!

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  60. I love yalls blog and I hope APCB has many more bdays!!!! :D
    Samantha D

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  61. Happy Blogoversary! Sometimes I forget that you haven't been blogging for longer, you and your blog are so prominent in the community! Can't wait to see what's to come in year three! ~ Danielle D.

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  62. Happy blogoversary! You've had an amazing two years and I hope you have a great year ahead of you!

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  63. Happy Blogoversary :) Here is to many many more :)!
    zanes_mommy08(at)live(dot)com

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  64. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY GUYS! What a fantastic achievement, you must all be so proud of yourselves and so you should be! I look forward to seeing more awesomeness from you all and the blog!!!

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  65. Congratulations! Two years is such an achievement! =]

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  66. Happy, Happy blogoversary! I still think your blog design is one of the prettiest I have seen in a while :)

    -Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  67. Happy blogoversary! "I've learned so much, not only about books, but also about the publishing industry, writing, the world, and myself." Same! Learning about the publishing industry is interesting for me -- there's so much I know I definitely wouldn't know if I didn't blog -- but also about myself. I've been blogging since 13 (I'm now 17) and I cannot think of a better to way to document my growth over my teenage years.

    Here's to more happy years!

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  68. Happy blogoversary! I'm so happy for you guys. Congratulations. *sends you guys virtual hugs*

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  69. I know I'm pretty late, but happy blogoversary from a new reader! :)

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  70. Happy blogoversary! What an amazing accomplishment! Here's to many more! :)

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  71. Happy blogoversary! And thanks for the giveaway :)

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