Sunday, 28 September 2014

IT'S MY HALF BLOGOVERSARY!! These Last Six Months and First Ever Frabjous Giveaway!!

I have been blogging for exactly six months since yesterday. And I don't quite believe it.



IT IS BOTH FRABJOUS BUT VERY SLIGHTLY SCARY AT THE SAME TIME.  WHY?  LET ME EXPLAIN IN A LIST:

1.) Let us do some maths.  There are 12 months in a year.  Half a year is six months.  I have been blogging for half a year.  THE TIME HAS GONE SO FAST.  

2.) I don't feeeeel like I've been blogging for six months! Time has flown by so fast!  It feels like a few months, yeah, but six...?  Can I scream, NO!?  

3.) I have hardly posted at all but you've stuck by me!  I have reasons for not being around much, of course!  Excuses!  Long essay length speeches on why I have been not the best most consistent blogger in the universe!  But you've all stuck by me and commented and chatted to me on ALL my posts!  Not a single one of my posts doesn't have a comment on it and I think that is pretty darn FANTABULOUS. 

4.) I have found so many utterly frabjous people in the blogging world!  I have met and now follow many wonderful amazing blogs run by wonderful and amazing people!  EVERYONE I have met is so nice and friendly, and I am truly thankful for that.

5.) People actually seem to like what I have to say! (They're obviously completely crackers, but WHATEVER.) Once Upon a Bookish Time has collected many followers, stats and comments since April and my little mind boggles at it all the time.  THANK YOU EVERY ONE OF YOU!!!!!!

The book community is such a fabulous one and I have met literally dozens of frabjous bookworms through their blogs or through mine!  It amazes me and makes me incredibly happy at the same time!  So without further ado, here is a (verrrrry long) list of all the fantabulous bloggers I love.


The 2 most frabjous fantabulous amazing people in the blogoverse I have to thank the most are:


ROMIIIIIII!!  You were my first ever follower and you've been with me since post one!  You always leave such beautiful comments that leave such a big smushy smile on my face and I love reading your posts!  You are seriously the most frabjous person I've met since I've started blogging!


CAIIIIIIIIT.  I know I don't comment very much on your blog but I read EVERY ONE of your posts and adore every single one of them!  I love you to Wonderland and back!  You're such an encouraging person and you have the most amazing sense of humour!  Talking to you is so fun, and I literally cannot wait for you become a published author!!!!!!!!
I have my money right here (I especially want to read Never, Never...can you hear me jumping up and down with longing through your computer screen?)!!!!! ;) 

The other frabjous people that have made my blogging journey so much fun:


Skylar @ Life of a Random

SKYLAR.  I miss your frabjous posts now you're at collage!  You were my first GFC follower which made me ridiculously proud and still does! ;)  You've been so nice to me, and I'm really thankful for that!

Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

ZOEEEEEEE.  Oh, girl, you are seriously one of the NICEST people I've come across these last six months!  I love how thorough you are in your reviews (yay!  I'm not the only critical reviewer put there!) but you always stay so nice at the same time (which I always fail with...it's either I love you or you're in the bin) and I also love most of all how I have a person to back me up when I tell someone I dislike City of Bones! *uses Zoe as a shield* 

Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer

EM! *bows*  You are the Queen of gifs!  I inhale EVERY word you write and I SO WANT TO READ YOUR WANDERLAND BOOK.  Oh, I hope it gets published one day so I can!  If you ever need a beta reader for it YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME. ;)  You are definitely going to be one of those ridiculously famous authors when you get published along with CAIT and I'm going to say to all these people when I show them your book(s), "Well, I not only KNOW this author, but SHE'S COMMENTED ON MY BLOG!!"  *insert smug expression*

Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

Yayyy, SOPH.  You've been absolutely SPIFFING to me these couple of months, and I'm really glad we met!  Coblogging with you is going to be FRABJOUS!

Hawwa @ It Was Lovely Reading You 

Haha, HAWWA you make me laugh so!  Your reviews are always beautifully written and sound more like a poem then a review!  Your comments are hilarious as well as your beautiful blog design that matches you so!

Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

JEANN, you leave such lovely comments and I really love reading your reviews!  I have read so many books that you've recommended that I've adored, and I'm really thankful to you for it!

Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

Ahhhh, SIIRI.  Hehe, you make me laugh so much!  You are seriously a professional fangirl, and I just adore how determined you can get over something!  If I ever give in about getting twitter it will probably be because if you. ;)  You are such an enthusiastic person and I love knowing you!

Kelly @ Diva Booknerd

Oh, KELLY, you are seriously so nice!  I love your blog from the content to the droolworthy designs! (They are seriously so pretty!  Wish I had you talent, lovely!)

Charnell @ Reviews From a Bookworm
CHARNELL.  Here, is a perfect example of where I silently stalk someone to death...but they have no idea.  THIS IS ME WITH CHARNELL.  I love Charnell's sense of humour and her use of gifs (GIFS!!) as well as everything else about her and her blog!

Mel @ YA Midnight Reads

MEL.  Your rant reviews make me giggle as does your obsession with MLP and Percy Jackson!  I should really get on to reading that series, shouldn't I?! ;)

Aneta @ The Graffitti On the Wall

ANETA!  Although you strongly dislike Throne of Glass and I am one of it's biggest fans, I FORGIVE YOU.  You have a frabjous personality and we have awesome banter! ;)

Those are all the people that been utterly fantabulous these last six months!!!  I am so freaked out I've forgotten someone (or ten, or twenty) but tell me in the comments if I have!

I was going to go over stats and comments and stuff, but I've decided I'll wait until my 1 year blogoversary to do that! ;)


The frabjous giveway!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is my first ever giveaway, so excuse my inexperience!  I wanted to give away physical books but I'm not made of money and overseas postage would wreck my bank account for life if I went international!  My readers seem to be smushed over the globe! So to thank everyone for supporting Once Upon a Bookish Time for the last six months 3 winners will be able to choose 1 ebook each of the following ebooks!!!  AND IT'S INTERNATIONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The choices are Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers, Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige and Every Breath by Ellie Marney!  These are all AMMMMAZING books and I hope the people who win enjoy them to!!!!!!!!


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Good luck Everyone!

31 comments :

  1. Happy half blogversary! How the time HAS flown- I remember your very first post, and it seems like no time at all when we first started commenting to each other. We shall start feeling dreadfully old and wise and any moment now, I'm sure of it. *back in the old days, when we blogged every three days...*
    Ah. I really have loved seeing your blog blossom, as I believe I predicted (I went back and checked and basically... I remembered well) it would- I'm always excited to see one of your posts, and love your unique writing style. I look forward to sharing many more bookish recommendations in the future!
    Also, I've never been called frabjous before. How nice!

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    1. HASN'T IT!! *cringes* I remember my first post to unfortunately >.< EMBARRASSMENT.
      I'm sure I'll feel old but wise...? NEVER. :P
      YOU REMEMBER EVERYTHING. How do you do that??!! I forget the day of the week >.> *tries to remember date* *fails*

      Aw, Romi, you are seriously the SWEETEST. I love reading your posts too! *hugs* Hehe, and I'm unique??!! WHY THANK YOU ;)

      YOU ARE FRABJOUS FRABJOUS FRABJOUS ;D

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  2. Whoot congrats on 6 months of blogging! They go by real fast, don't they? I'm glad you find my rant reviews amusing, lol. YES DEFINITELY START READING PERCY JACKSON. It's my favourite series ever--never ending action and just so much fun. And of course, you need to read it for the Percabeth feels!

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    1. *throws confetti* THANK YOU!
      Hehe your rant reviews are very funny ;)
      YES, I WILL GET ROUND TO IT SOON I PROMISE. *whispers* I actually have the first few books as keeping so I don't really have an excuse...

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  3. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BLOGAVERSERY ELLA!!!! (btw I still have no idea how to spell blogaversary). Six months DOES go by quickly, doesn't it??? It seems crazy that I'm coming up to two years of blogging!! Thank you so much for your kind words, too :) I really hope Wanderland will be an actual book one day.

    Dorothy Must Die and Every Breath are both awesome choices - now I seriously have to read Grave Mercy :D

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    1. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THAAAAAAAAANK YOU EMS!!!! (And neither do I. It changes practically every time I write it. So you're not alone. x))

      I STILL can't believe it. And whoah, I thought you'd been blogging for longer then that!! I thought it was 3 or 4 years or something...
      SO DO I!! I will be clawing at my local bookshop screaming "TAKE MY MONEY, TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!" Don't you worry ;)

      YES YOU DO. DO IT SOON.

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  4. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHH THANK YOU AND HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY AND HERE'S CAKE AND COOKIES AND CANDYFLOSS AND UNICORNS AND WOOOT LET'S PARTYYYYYYY. 6 Months though. DUDE. At six months I had 6 followers...*cringes* so HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND FOR YOUR FRABJOUS BLOG.

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    1. *smushes cake in your hair* THANK YOU HAWWA!!! I shall show of the unicorns to all visiters ;)

      AND YOU ARE FRABJOUS TOO.

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  5. Happy Blogoversary! I just found your blog (today) but I like it. :) I know, time goes so fast! Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks! :) And thanks for following me all the ways! :D Good luck in the giveaway!

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  6. HAPPY HALF BLOGOVERSARY!!!!!!!! I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY EXCLAMATION MARKS IN ONE POST!!!!!!!!!!! Here, have some virtual cake! (Less fattening than real cake, but for some reason less satisfying. Ah well. Needs must.)

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    1. *throws confetti in your hair* I KNOW. I WAS QUITE HYPED UP ON HAPPINESS SUGAR LATE NIGHT AND MORE SUGAR. Not the bestest mix in the world ;)

      And thanks for the cake! :P

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  7. AW, I'M SO PROUD. YOU'RE THE BEST. <3

    Your shout out to me made my day (and these weird fuzzies inside that i can't explain ;)). Congrats so much! And this giveaway, whew, it's AMAZING. I just sat here reading this post like HA I WAS HERE WHEN THIS BLOG WAS A BABY. XD Much love and keep on doing awesome things!

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    1. *grins hugely*

      Hehe, yay to those fuzzies! ;) Glad my shout out made you day! :D You've definitely been here since this blog was a baby! OH AND I WILL CARRY ON DOING AWESOME THINGS DON'T YOU WORRY ;D

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  8. OMG! BRB...I'M LITERALLY CRYING RIGHT NOW!

    Thank you SO much for your kind words Ella - it means so much to me! I am so glad we found each other in the blogsophere because you are so awesome! You never fail to make me laugh and I love everything you post! <3 Congrats on blogging six months, and here's to many more! xx

    PS All these other bloggers you've mentioned are AWESOME too! <3

    PPS I <3 being your City of Bones twin - ha! ;)

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    1. *hands you cake stained tissue*

      Oh Zoe, you are literally the nicest person out there so I had to mention you! *hands you medal* I couldn't have my list without you on it! ;) AND I MAKE YOU LAUGH??!!! <3 *skips in joy* Aww, that's SO lovely! :DDDDDDDDDD

      I adore being your City of Bones twin to! XD (We totally need to make matching teeshirts.)

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  9. OMG HOW DID I MISS THIS POST?!!! *flings cake and happiness at you* HUZZAH AND CONGRATS TO YOU FOR BEING AN OFFICIAL SIX-MONTH-OLD BLOGGER! But you're still a little wittle baby so no cake for you (it's bad for your teeth or whatever, my baby), but I'll eat it all so you don't feel too bad. *gnaws cake* And I seriously blushed when you mentioned me. OMG CAN I FEEL ANY MORE SPECIAL?!! YOU ARE THE NICEST. *tackle hugs* Okay, maybe you can have a little cake. *gives you a crumb*

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    1. *snorts cake out nose through laughing so hard* CAIT, DON'T MAKE ME COUGH CAKE DOWN MY FRONT. YOUR COMMENT MADE ME LAUGH SO HARD I NOW HAVE A CAKE STAINED TEESHIRT. *pokes finger* You do realize that refusing me cake just makes me wants to steal it off you, don't you?!! *slyly steals cake* LOOK IT'S GONE. HA.

      AND YOU'RE A VERY SPECIAL PERSON! Although not so special now that you stole my cake >.> Although maybe I should thank you for the crumb you've kindly given me? *eats crumb eagerly*

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  10. HAPPY HALF BLOGOVERSARY! You haven't read Percy Jackson yet?! We totally need to rectify that... as much as I need to rectify reading Alice in Wonderland, but PJ is FIVE books. And then some more.

    P.S. Aww Cait! *secretly gives Ella a cupcake* SHHH. DON'T MAKE A PEEP (though it's bad for a baby to eat cake. Should I decide not to be a single pringle in the future, I'll keep that in mind.).

    P.P.S. I'm so glad we met - it's going to be a blast to be working with you!!! (I still think I should have come across your blog in the past. Personally, I think you must be a top secret ninja.) ^_^

    So long as you don't actually accomplish squashing me.

    P.P.P.S. I can now stalk you (through GFC!). Yay!

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    1. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANNNNNK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *smushes confetti in your hair instead of squashing you* WE SHOULD READ PJ TOGETHER!!! YESSSSS, THAT IS A BRILLIANT IDEA.

      *snuffles cupcake* I AM SAYING NOTHING.

      I CANNOT WAIT AS WELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALTHOUGH I AM SO BADLY ORGANIZED WHICH YOU WILL PROBABLY LEARN IN THE FUTURE AHEM.

      *throws more confetti* YAYYYYY! ANOTHER WONDERLING!!!!

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    2. I've read PJ already. :D

      Technically I've already found out (AHEM. Ze intro post and about me. Technically I think you're just busy. It's midterms season after all.). Technically I should also send an unhappy flying squirrel after you.

      But I'm not going to... I think. Flying squirrels may still come after you. It's not by me... it's my evil twin.

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  11. i am completely ashamed i'm the last frabjous person to see this post i'm using lowercase as self inflicted punishment. chalk it upto a) bad wifi b) college goddammit.
    look at you running around already like you are the jabberwocky or something. act your age you six-month-old toddler. :p
    happy half-blogoversary ella! keep inundating by blogger feed please?

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    1. Glitchy Wifi is AWFUL. :( I feel your pain!

      I WOULD MAKE A FRABJOUS JOABBERWOCKY WOULDN'T I??!! :P I should make that a possible occupation x)

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  12. WOW Ella congratulations on your 6 month blogoversary, I remember when I first discovered you and your blog and I'm so proud that you've stuck it through! I just love your enthusiasm. Thank you so much for your lovely shout out girl, I really appreciate it! Glad I've helped someone out there pick out some awesome reads! <3 I'm so excited for you. Congrats again!

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    1. Aww, THANK YOU, Jeann!! :D Hehe, "Enthusiastic" is one word to describe me yeah. ;) Crazy, and possibly mad are just some others that pop to mind, hehe. ;)

      You have recommended me SO many fantastic reads which makes me insanely happy! Your tastes in books are wonderful <33

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  13. Happy Blogoversary!!!
    I'd love to get my hands on Dorothy Must Die!

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  14. Happy Blogoversary! I'd love to read Grave Mercy. And my favorite fairytale changes often, but right now it's Beauty and the Beast.

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  15. Thanks for entering and following!! :D Good luck in the giveaway!! XD

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  16. I was pretty much a million times sure that I had already written on this post! So I've had to come and comment again. Congratulations on the six month blogoversary!!! :) I am so pleased you enjoy my blog, that makes me ridiculously happy. Especially the fact you think I have a sense of humour, I was worried no one would get it ;) The time really does fly, I don't feel like I have been blogging for a year at all yet. Congratulations again :)

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    1. YOU HAVE THE BESTEST SENSE OF HUMOUR IN THE WORLD!!! Seriously: YOU DO.

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