Friday, 28 August 2015

Terrific Two - Happy 2nd Birthday to Sky's Book Corner


Hey my lovelies!!!

I can't believe it's been two years since I started this blog!I started small with a few reviews, it has grown into a lot of reviews, guest posts, author interviews and also Lifestyle posts. I love books and reading, but I also wanted to share other things - traveling, music, my hobbies, interests etc. This past year I've started some new features like Bookish Discussions, inspirational posts and more... What I've also discovered this year are Twitter Chats, they are great to interact and meet new bloggers - there are the #bookbloggers #lbloggers or #ltbloggers chat, of course there are many more, but these are my faves, I was even able to host a #ltbloggers chat, which was fab!

This year has been a great blogging year! The friendships I've built have grown and I've met some more wonderful people. It's awesome to share things and talk online. I had also a lot of connections with publishers building up. A year ago I got sent a book once in a while, this year I'm on several lists and they are also sending books to Switzerland. I was never the ape who emailed every single publisher asking to be on their list, I just took opportunities when they came up. I've been able to host some fabulous blog tours and I'm really grateful for that. There are a lot of wonderful people I'd like to thank for their incredible friendship and support. I'd would take me too long to name everyone though and I'd be afraid to forget someone - you all know who you are! LOVE YOU ALL!!!

In March I finally went to my first book event in London. The UK is not around the corner, otherwise I'd would go to so many bookish events ;) Rebecca Raisin invited some bloggers for some drinks, fun and Afternoon Tea, I had such an amazing time. I was able to meet Rebbeca, also talk to Karen Aldous and talk to some wonderful bloggers, it was so great to meet in person. In October I'm going to another launch party, really excited already.
In July I finally met up with my bestie Maryline in Berlin. We were fellow bloggers at first, but developed a deep friendship and it was awesome to meet in person. 

There are some people who deserve a special thank you:

- Aven Ellis: Thank you for always being there for me, it's so much fun with you! Thanks for being an amazing friend!
- Maryline: You're the best! I'm so grateful for your friendship!
- Holly Martin and Rebecca Raisin: You ladies rock!!!
- Jenny, Alba, Becca, Isabell. 
- Pat Elliott, Ellen Faith, Hilary Grossman and Karen Aldous: Thanks for everything ladies!

Now, it's time for the giveaway - Thank you to all the bloggers and authors who offered a prize. The ebook giveaways are INT and most of the other giveaways are EU, unless it says otherwise. GOOD LUCK!!!!

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PRIZE 1 - The Sun in Her Eyes by Paige Toon - EU
Paige Toon is one of my favourite authors and her latest book The Sun in Her Eyes is fab! There is also a cute notepad with the Harrods dog for you and a bookish bookmark. 
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PRIZE 2 - The Love Shack by Jane Costello - EU
The Love Shack by Jane Costello, her latest release. She's a great author! With the book comes a "Read Me" bookmark and a Harrods notepad. 
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PRIZE 3 - The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood - EU
The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood is one of the best books I've read this year! It's hilarious, gripping and just awesome!! With this book you can also win magnetic NY bookmarks and the classic Harrods notepad. 
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PRIZE 4 - The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond- EU
Here is your chance to win a Lucy Diamond book, another fab author! I also have a "book" bookmark and a notepad from Harrods for you. 
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PRIZE 5 - Choose between two fab Aven Ellis bundles - INT
One of my fave authors and dear friend Aven lets you choose. Do you the bundle around her Dallas Hockey Hotties or would you rather be in Chicago with William, Deke and Jack?
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PRIZE 6 - Fairytale Beginnings by Holly Martin - EU
Holly Martin has offered a paperback of her latest novel: Fairytale Beginnings, where fairytale meets chicklit. 
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PRIZE 7 - Book sculpture made by Ann Troup - INT
Ann Troup made a wonderful Little Red Riding Hood book sculpture and also added a charm of her book The Lost Child, I think it's gorgeous!
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PRIZE 8 - How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie by Gina Henning - INT
Gina Henning kindly offered the audio book of her novel How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie. 
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PRIZE 9 - The Heavenly Italian Ice Cream Shop by Abby Clements - EU
Laura from Laura's Little Book Blog has offered this wonderful Abby Celements book. I've read it and The Heavenly Italian Book Shop is really heavenly, heavenly wonderful! ;)
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PRIZE 10 - Thirteen Weddings by Paige Toon - EU
My bestie Maryline has kindly offred a copy of Thirteen Weddings by Paige Toon. She really liked the story and so did I!
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PRIZE 11 - The Out of Office Girl by Nicola Doherty  - EU
Nicola Doherty offered a signed copy of her book The Out of Office Girl.
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PRIZE 12 - Love Like the Movies by Victoria VanTiem - EU
Another signed copy at grab! Love Like the Movies by Victoria Van Tiem is fab, so take your chance!
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PRIZE 13 - Gut Feeling by Victoria Browne - INT
Victoria Browne has offered two prizes. The first one is a paperback of her first book Gut Feeling.
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PRIZE 14 - Third Time Lucky, The Honey Trap by Victoria Browne - INT
Victoria's second prize is her second book. Third Time Lucky - The Honey Trap. 
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PRIZE 15 - True Colours and Best Friends...Forever? by Krysten Lindsay Hager - INT
Krysten Lindsay Hager offered her two books: True Colours and Best Friends...Forever?
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PRIZE 16 - The Language of Spells by Sarah Painter - EU
And last but not least there is a signed copy of Sarah Painter's The Language of Spells up for grab!
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30 comments:

  1. My fave book is summer at beach st bakery

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  2. Favourite book this summer? That's hard. Loved both The Sun in her Eyes and Some Kind of Wonderful. Please don't make me decide. Happy blog birthday. Lx

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    1. I know it's hard, I wouldn't be able to pick ;) The Sun in Her Eyes is great! Some Kind of Wonderful is on my TBR, can't wait. Good Luck xx

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  3. You can't ask what our book of the summer is... but if you insist its got to be Pleasure Island by Anna-Lou Weatherley. I loved it so much. Happy Blogversary

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    1. Haha, I know ;) That one is still on my TBR, hope I can read it soon! Good Luck!

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  4. Congratulations Simona. Cheers to many more birthdays.

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  5. Happy Birthday! One of my favorite reads this summer was The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance

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    1. Thanks :) Oh I loved this book, good luck! xx

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  6. Happy 2nd Blogaversary Simona, you make such a lovely blog page and more often than not, your books you read are exactly what I would choose. I have to put 2 books for this summer, so far!!!
    1, From Italy With Love by Jules Wahe
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    2, Pippa's Cornish Dream by Debbie Johnson.
    LOVED BOTH OF THEM.......and so many more! Xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much my lovely! Haven't read either, but they are definitely on my TBR! xxx

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  7. Oh my goodness, what amazing giveaways you have put on for us lucky readers! Happy blogaversary and congratulations to you :)

    My book of the Summer SO FAR (it can't be over yet, can it?) has been Truly, Madly, Greekly by Mandy Baggot. It transported me to a sunnier place! Rosie xx

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    1. Thank you! Oh I loved this book!!! xx

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  11. Congrats Simona!
    I have a few favorite summer books :D
    Love Irresistibly by Julie James,A Highlander Never Surrenders by Paula Quinn,Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella :)
    Thank you all for the amazing giveaways!ppy Blog Birthday,to many,many more to come :)

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    1. Thank you!!! Oh I really enjoyed Finding Audrey, haven't read the other books. Good Luck!!! xx

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  12. This summer which is actually Rains in India, I absolutely loved the sweet warm story - Rebecca Raisin's Secrets at the Maple Syrup Farm.

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  13. Summer book - Secrets at the Maple syrup farm and
    Book of the month - which I read is This Child of mine -Sinead Moriarty's and the one on my pile that I can't find time for is Holly Martin's Fairy tale beginnings.

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    1. Awww, Fairytale Beginnings!!!! <3 Good Luck xx

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  14. Happy Blogiversary lovely lady, I'm looking forward to the next year of awesome posts from you.

    I think so far my book of the summer was picnics in Hyde Park - Nikki Moore!

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    1. Thank you so much! Picnics in Hyde Park is such a great story!!! Good Luck xx

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  15. my book of the summer is we'll always have paris by jennifer coburn

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  16. Congrats! My fav. summer book so far is Picnics in Hyde Park! xx

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    1. One of my faves as well and thank you. Good Luck :)

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  17. I love your blog, congratulations! My favourite summer book is The Summer We Loved by Wendy Lou Jones. xx

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