You guys, the end is here! *cries* We have made it through another successful round of the Book Blogger Love-A-Thon. This year not only surpassed the amount of awesomeness that occurred last year, but it exceeded my wildest expectations for the event as a whole. Now before I get on to all the good stuff, there are a few thank you’s I’d like to get out-of-the-way!
First and foremost is a GIANT THANK YOU to Alexa! I don’t know what I would have done without her for this Love-A-Thon. She brought forth such a positive personality and she put up with my uber late emails, texts concerning the event, and general craziness. It takes a saint to deal with the madness I have likely put her through but regardless she has been and absolute doll to co-host with. I couldn’t ask for anyone better!
Second, thank you to all of YOU! You were so patient while Alexa and I tried to work the kinks out of the schedule, you got up at the butt-crack of dawn to begin commenting on blogs, you all brought forth such an effort to help spread blogger love all throughout the blogosphere, and you helped to make today an unforgettable event. As the day progressed I saw so many messages of support and positivity being spread among bloggers, I saw more and more people joining in, and you want to know what happened on Twitter? We got #LoveAThon trending like crazy! I can’t say if it was this for sure (it is quite possible the lack of sleep made me overly emotional) but honestly people, it made me cry like a little baby. We were able to reach SO MANY PEOPLE with the Love-A-Thon today, and introduce each other to the many, many AMAZING blogs out there, and that is all I really ask of the event. So thank you from the bottom of my heart, for making today fan-freaking-tastic!
And now on to the fun part: The Giveaways!
1) First things first, if you participated in the Mini Challenges, you were eligible to win an awesome prize! Here’s how it works:
I picked one random winner from each list of participants for each Mini Challenge (that’s 5 winners). I have them listed below and will be sending them an email shortly notifying them of the win. They will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. If the winner is outside of the US, he or she will receive a book of their choice from The Book Depository ($10 or less). If the winner is from the US, they will receive a book from our prize bin. The first to respond to the email gets first pick on their book, the second to respond gets second pick, and so on. Now, on to the winners!
Challenge #1- Liz @ Along For The Read
Challenge #2- Cayce @ Fighting Dreamer
Challenge #3- Diana @ Little Miss Drama Queen
Challenge #4- Jess @ Gone With The Words
Challenge #5-Betty @ Book Rock Betty
Congrats to you all!
2) If you helped to make the Love-A-Thon more special by hosting your own form of a giveaway, please link it here so everyone else can go enter to win!
3) If you participated in the Love-A-Thon, you can win a giant mystery box of goodies from Alexa and I! All that we ask in order to be entered into the giveaway is that you fill out the survey below. We want to know what you thought about the Love-A-Thon this year and what we can do to make it even more fun next year! Unfortunately our wallets cannot afford international shipping for this particular giveaway (I am truly sorry for any international bloggers! We appreciate your participation in the Love-A-Thon just as much, there’s just no way we could ship a giant box of goodies right now)
Again , a big thank you to you all for being such awesome Love-A-Thon supporters throughout the day!