Two Year Blogoversary Q&A and Giveaways!

Can you believe it’s been two years since I first started blogging? I’ve met so many great friends (happy 2 year blogoversary to my blogging twin, Aentee @ Read at Midnight) and had so many awesome opportunities along the way. Thank you to everyone who has been reading and commenting on my posts, even though my posting schedule has been sporadic at best and I’ve been a complete failure at replying to comments.

But to thank you all, I have some exciting giveaways and I also posted on Twitter a few weeks ago asking for Q&A questions, which I’ll answer today.

Q&A

I don’t know what this girl is talking about because she reads even faster than I do and churns out reviews like a machine! And this is on top of her hectic schedule as a senior in high school and all of the extracurriculars she does. I’ve actually read much fewer books this year than usual because of my reading slump and busy work schedule. But I’m on track to meet my goal of 100 books this year.

I’ve actually written a blog post before on why I read contemporary and why it’s my favourite genre. You can check out the post here. But to summarise, I love that contemporary is usually relatable and realistic and I love that I can usually connect with the characters and their stories more than I can when it comes to fantasy.

As much as I would love to say that my one true pairing is me and Draco Malfoy, my #1 OTP is actually Will Herondale and Jem Carstairs. Theirs is just the ultimate bromance and their parabatai bond can never be severed. If you’ve read The Infernal Devices, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

I’ve gotten to do a lot of cool things since I’ve started blogging but my favourite is being able to meet my fellow bloggers in person. I’ve been lucky enough to have met both of my Happy Indulgence co-bloggers, Jeann and Aila last year. I also got to see Aentee a couple of times last year and once this year. I met Jesse @ Books at Dawn and Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts when I was in Toronto last year (and will be hanging out with them for 3 months when I move temporarily to Toronto next month). And later this month, I’ll be seeing CW @ Read Think Ponder when she visits Sydney for a few days. There’s nothing better than getting to hang out with like-minded people and going book shopping together.

This question is literally torture. (For those of you who don’t know, Werner is the lead male character from my favourite novel, All the Light We Cannot See). As much as I love Draco Malfoy, I probably wouldn’t marry him because I’ll be marrying Will Herondale, my ultimate book boyfriend ❤ . Will loves to read and is extremely loyal and loving so it’s gotta be him. Argh I dunno. This is too hard. Okay I’ll kiss Draco and cliff Werner. SORRY, I DIDN’T MEAN TO.

Let’s never speak of this again. Haha, in case you don’t know what this is about… when I stayed with Jeann for a weekend last year, she talked me into doing two booktube videos with her. I was so unnatural and I literally was a bobblehead the entire time.

I’m not sure that I’ve ever done anything that I would consider to be super crazy. But I’ve gone to meet up with bloggers in different cities on my own. The first time I met Aentee, she got mad at me that I didn’t tell anyone where I was going in case she was a serial killer HAHA.

I’m going to be working in Toronto for three months so it’s the first place that comes to mind. But if I could choose any other place right now, I’d probably say Sweden… or just Scandinavia in general. One of my friends is currently holidaying in Europe and her pictures from Sweden look AMAZING.

Haha not at this moment. It’d have to be beyond spectacular to knock All the Light We Cannot See from its spot as my favourite book of all time.

I’ve had a really great blogging journey so far and I don’t think there’s anything that I regret. There are definitely things that I wish I could do better, like posting more regularly and commenting back promptly, but those are just my shortcomings and not really regrets.

Well this is the million dollar question. I’m not sure yet. There is a lot that I can do so I’m trying to keep my options open right now. It would be really cool to be able to work abroad but I’m also really happy to just stay here in Sydney and keep doing the things I love.


GIVEAWAYS

Just like last year, I’m running three giveaways to celebrate my 2 year blogoversary. Two of the giveaways are international and one is for Australian residents only.

Giveaway Rules

  • Giveaways 1 and 2 will end at 11:59pm AEST on 3rd July 2017. Giveaway 3 will end at 11:59pm AEST on 1st July 2017. This is because I will be shipping the prize for Giveaway 3 myself and I need to do that before I fly out to Toronto.
  • Giveaways 1 and 2 are open internationally but Giveaway 3 is open to Australian residents only. I will disqualify you if you enter a giveaway that isn’t open to you.
  • There will be ONE winner for each giveaway and the winners will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter.
  • I will contact the winners for Giveaway 3 on July 2nd and Giveaways 1 and 2 on July 4th and if I don’t receive a reply within 48 hours, I will choose another winner. I will be checking all entries so please don’t cheat!
  • I will require a postage address so please make sure that you have parental permission to give me your address if you’re under 18.
  • Book Depository will be sending out the order for Giveaway 1. For Giveaway 2, I will choose an online retailer depending on the postal address of the winner (e.g. Barnes & Noble if you live in the US, Book Depository if you live in the UK). I take no responsibility for lost or damaged parcels as they will be sent by the retailer. I will send you a shipping confirmation and keep you updated on the process though.

Giveaway 1: $35 AUD for Book Depository (INTL)

Click the image above oR this link to go to the Rafflecopter giveaway page.

Giveaway 2: Your Choice of One of My Favourite 2017 Reads in Hardcover (INTL)

Click the image above or this link to go to the Rafflecopter giveaway page.

For this giveaway, you need to choose one of the five books shown above:

Giveaway 3: Paperback set of Passenger and Wayfarer (Aus Only)

Click the image above or this link to go to the Rafflecopter giveaway page.

Thanks for visiting as always and good luck!

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44 thoughts on “Two Year Blogoversary Q&A and Giveaways!

  1. BooksatDawn says:

    HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY JENNA! Wooo. We’re all turning 2 this year. Little baby blogs 😛
    The greedy goblin I am, I entered both giveaways mauahahaha! There are so many books I want to get my hands on this year! Pick me 😉

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      HAHAHAHAHA you can’t let the Canadian guy idea go can you? I’ll take one for the team and try to lure Justin Trudeau here but no promises. I’m glad I joined the blogosphere too and got to meet you and Aentee, who are some of my closest friends. I hope we have many more years of blogging together! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. Zaira F says:

    Happy blogversary!!! Here’s to many more years of blogging ❤ ❤ I love your post about why you love contemporaries!! I definitely relate! If I win, I would choose The End of Our Story! It sounds like the type of stories I would enjoy.

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  3. Zoe says:

    JENNA! Your blog is one of my favorites – your posts are always so intelligent and you’re such a sweet person. I always get so excited when I get a notification that you’ve written a new post. ❤

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      Thank you so much Zoe! *cries happy tears* Thanks for always checking out my posts and commenting – it makes me so happy! I feel terrible that I haven’t been blog hopping as much lately but I’m going to try harder because I absolutely love your reviews and posts too!

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  4. Reg @ She Latitude says:

    Happy two-year blogiversary, Jenna! It’s such a milestone and I almost can’t believe that it’s been that long. Here’s hoping that your third year of blogging is a fabulous one and that you’ll get to meet up with even more book bloggers. That’s definitely one of my favourite parts of blogging too. ❤

    And I still need to read All the Lights smh. 🙈 And thank you for the giveaways!

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    • Jenna @ Reading with Jenna says:

      It really really does! It feels like yesterday that I decided to start a blog out of the blue but I’ve had so much fun in the blogosphere that it also feels like I’ve been a part of it forever. Let’s hope there are many more years to come!

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  5. angel says:

    Happy Blogoversary Jenna! Whenever I see someone posting about a milestone, I always hope I’ll be able to keep my blog active for that long.

    Is it okay if I entered two giveaways? And if I do win the second giveaway, I’ll choose Always and Forever, Lara Jean.

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  6. duskangelreads says:

    Congrats on 2 years!! Such an awesome giveaway! Love that there is options for both Aussies & International!

    For giveaway 1 I would order The Night Circus, I just read Caraval so I am in a circus/carnival high and need to get my hands on The Night Circus!
    For giveaway 2 I would chose When Dimple Met Rishi!

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  7. Emma says:

    Congratulations on reaching 2 years! Cheers to many more years of success!

    While just about every book you have pictured is on my TBR list XD I think I’d have to choose When Dimple Met Rishi! Because I have heard too many good things about that story and I NEED it in my life LOL

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  8. Lois says:

    Congrats on the 2 years. Time has literally flown by!!!

    I think the world would end the day a book dethrones All the Light We Cannot See haha. Your devotion to that book is admirable. 😛

    Have fun in Canada. When do you leave? If you meet a nice Canadian fella and he has some cute and single friends send them my way. 😉

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  9. Marie says:

    Happy Blogoversary, Jenna! It’s so great that you got to meet up fellow bloggers, that had to be so much fun – I hope you’ll be able to do that more and more, and obviously to keep on blogging, giving us book recommendations and making my TBR grow and grow with your every positive reviews 🙂
    Thank you so much for hosting these giveaways and making them international, that is so sweet of you! I would love to order The Secret of a Heart Note, I keep hearing amazin things about this book ❤ ❤

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  10. Whimsically Meghan says:

    Happy 2 year Bloggiversary! What a milestone! 😀 I hope you enjoy your time in Toronto! I live just outside of Toronto & as you already know from being here last year, it’s a prety great city! What will you be doing?

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  11. Ayunda says:

    Congrats on 2 years blogging in this blog! Here’s to more years to come, and hopefully you’ll gain so many more experience and happiness from blogging in the future 🙂

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  12. Aila @ One Way Or An Author says:

    OMGGG, SO MANY GIVEAWAYS????? Haha, I love that your 2017 faves have been contemporaries! So predictable, Jenna 😉

    Reading this post was a monthly reminder that I need to start all over for All the Light We Cannot See because I literally stopped like 100 pages in and haven’t finished it yet. 😥 I’ll try to!!!!

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY; what a time for celebration! Still can’t believe you’d throw Werner off the cliff.

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  13. Analee @ Book Snacks says:

    Happy two year blogoversary!! I really have to read All the Light We Cannot See now haha. OOh and Geekerella and Always and Forever Lara Jean were SO ADORABLE I loved them so much. ❤ Thanks so much for the giveaways!!

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  14. Cass, Words on Paper (@cc9309) says:

    Woo, congrats Jenna! 😀 Happy Blogoversary!! ❤ I think I would get a copy of "Under Rose-Tainted Skies" which I have already read with the library but I'd love a sparkly, brand-new hardcover version of it for my shelves! As for your favourites, I think I'd go for The Secret of a Heart Note. It sounds so adorable and cute, and I love the unique concept! Thanks for the giveaways. 🙂 Also, I hope whoever wins the Passenger book set really enjoys them – I loved the first book (and I don't need a second copy of both books, so I didn't enter!).

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  15. Grace says:

    Have a happy blogiversary, Jenna! Hope RWJ celebrates many more!
    I’ve entered the INT giveaways, thank you so much for them! And even though I’d love to read every single one of your favourite 2017 reads, the BD prize is just… AAAAAAAHHH! 😀 😀 I have many books on my wishlist, but I’d definitely pick Heartless, by Marissa Meyer. But, either way, I’d be happy with a new book ^^ Congratulations, girl!

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  16. Ann S says:

    Happy Blogoversary! What I’d order? Hard question! I’d probably include something by Rebecca Yarros or Amie Kaufman. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. _Sandra_ says:

    Happy, happy, happy blogoversary and wishing you many more amazing to come! 🙂
    Giveaway #1 – I would love to get my hands on collector’s edition of A Darker Shade of Magic because 😍😍
    Giveaway #2 – it’s a tie between The Secret of a Heart Note and Geekerella

    Thank you for a generous giveaway!! 🙂

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  18. Antonela says:

    HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, JENNA!! TWO YEARS!! I’m so happy for you, and wish you many more anniversaries and years of blogging! ❤
    I loved this Q&A! To be honest, I'd have asked you the same question from Aila. I mean… You tend to have some pretty big wrap ups! 😍 I still remember the one from December of last year *I felt pretty bad for the two books I had read ahaha*
    And thank you for the giveaways! I don't know which books I'd buy *I want so many!*, but I'd use those $35 as much as I could! 😀
    Take care, Jenna! And have a fantastic time in Toronto!

    PS: I remember those videos with Jeann!! 😉 And I really liked them!

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  19. aentee @ read at midnight says:

    Happy blogoversary my beautiful Jenna! You’re one of my first memory of blogging, and you’ll forever be one of my favourite people of the Internet and beyond. I hope we can both continue to blog for years beyond this ♥️ Can’t wait to meet up with you again next year!
    OMG POOR WERNER WHY WON’T ANYONE LET HIM LIVE?!

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