1 Year Blogoversary Q&A/Giveaway Announcement!

Good Monday morning my AMAZING Bookworm family! I am so excited to share this milestone with you all. On 5/24/17, LairOfBooks will have its 1st Blogoversary!!!! *confetti* HAHA! I honestly didn’t think I’d make it to the 1 year mark what with all of the curveballs life has thrown my way. SO many amazing things have happened this past year & this little blog has helped keep me centered. Before blogging, my audience for all things books was my hubby & he’s great and all but I realized he has to sleep too. I was in search of a community similar to Booktube minus the having to get on video cause that’s just not my thing *introvert* lol & I’m happy to have found all you amazing book bloggers/readers.


So now here’s where it gets innnneresting ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve never done one of these & I’m kind of hoping you all have fun with it. Starting today & running until Friday May 26th 2017 (12 Midnight EST.) I will be be accepting all of your questions be it blog related or personal, I’m a open book (see what I did there? jeje).ย Also, for those who submit a question I will count that as an additional entry to the giveaway.


This will be my 2nd Giveaway, my first being sometime in the beginning of the year for an Owlcrate box. One lucky winner will win a pre-order of 1 of the titles pictured below. I wanted to offer all of you some options while still making sure I stay true to LairOfBooks mission to read Diverse Books as much as possible. Two of these books aren’t diverse reads but I know they are titles EVERYONE including myself are looking forward to (eeeeeeK Wonder Woman!). The titles are listed after the rules & addtl’ entries. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL!!! *more confetti* So without further ado, I present to you the rules to enter:

  • Since thisย giveaway will be open to my INTERNATIONAL bookish peeps as well, you just have to have a valid mailing & email address that you areย willing to share with me
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Follow my blog of course ย (iโ€™ll be checking loves)
  • Simply comment down below that you’d like to be entered & it shall be done

For Additional entries

  • Ask a question, be it about books/blog/or personalย (1 extra entry)
  • Follow my Bookstagram account Lair_Of_Booksย ย (1 extra entry)
  • Follow my Twitter @LairOfBooksย 

*This giveaway will run starting today 5/22/17 til Friday 12 Midnight EST. 5/26/2017

Good luck to all those who decide to throw their hat in the ring. I’ve dusted out the old Mason jar & can’t wait to start filling it up ๐Ÿ˜‰



Author: LairOfBooks

"Between The Pages Of A Book Is A Lovely Place To Be"-Anonymous

104 thoughts on “1 Year Blogoversary Q&A/Giveaway Announcement!”

    1. Thank you Ishita for entering & following! may the luck be with thee ๐Ÿ’• I’m going to admit, your question made me dig deep & I’m proud of my answer but we’ll see that in the Answer’s post lol.


  1. *JUMPS UP AND DOWN* *WAVES ARMS FRANTICALLY* *SCREAMS I WANT TO BE ENTERED* okay so here is my question…. If you had to pick book boyfriends for your closest blogging friends i.e. Danielle, Gretchen, me and whoever else lol Who would they be and why????? LOL (If this question is to hard you may just pick one for me… it better be good though hahahaha)

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      1. I don’t mind short and round if the connection there. I am an attitude kind of gal. I need a man who is intelligent, likes good food and knows how to have fun but has a soft side. I think Bilbo falls into those categories ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. LOL! Oh Debby smh *giggles* I was about to say, I have no clue who I’d pick for Danielle but I see she’s already commented haha! I will sleep on this one & promise to make it innnneresting ๐Ÿ˜‰

      May luck be with thee ๐Ÿ’•!

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  2. Congrats on one year! Such an exciting milestone!! AND thanks for the awesome giveaway! You already know I want in, hahaha. And of course, I already follow you on Twitter and Insta.
    Some questions for you: what’s your favorite diverse book that you’ve read so far this year? What’s the most challenging part of blogging for you?

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  3. Congrats on one year, that is amazing!! Yesss I definitely want to be entered! As for my question…what is the one book (or series, I’m not that cruel haha!) that you love to read over and over?

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  4. WOOHOOOOOO 1 YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS TWIN!!! HERE’S TO MANY MORE! I am so very happy that you started this blog and the success of it all (ahem, ARC queen). I love seeing how this blog has flourished with your hard work and dedication you put into it. I cannot wait to see what you come up with in the near future. Please do not enter me in the giveaway, my questions are:
    – is there a book that helped you through a hard time? if yes, what book?
    – if you could vacation with one character, who would it be? and why?
    – who’s an author you feel like you can never get tired of?

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    1. THANK YOU TWIN!!!!!!! GAHHH! I’m seriously over the moon to still be here & again I can’t thank you enough for your friendship & motivation. You were just a face on booktube but one that I could relate to. I had no idea that stumbling across one of your videos would be the start of an AMAZING friendship! *teary eyed* As for my Alias…shHHHhH! it’s supposed to be our secret LMAO! LOVE these questions TWIN! โค โค โค XOXO!

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  5. A year!!!! I feel like everyone is all grown up except me ๐Ÿ˜› Congrats lovely โค Very exciting, and a real accomplishment. Blogging takes so much and you do it so well!!

    Of course count me entered. I am not sure if there is a link I should use? Not sure ๐Ÿ˜› Maybe I didn't follow instructions well. I am known for that.

    Hmmmm question time..

    1. Name one gulity pleasure you have when it comes to reading (i.e. I love dark family secrets – VC Andrews).
    2. Do you have any embarrassing stories centered around books?
    3. Please share one thing about yourself that you are pretty certain the blogging community does not know.

    Ok, some of these are more like request, but please respond haha โค

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    1. Thank you Danielle! I’m so happy to have crossed paths with you & Debby in the blogosphere & thank you for your kind words <3! You are def entered & may luck be with thee <3!

      P.S. Great "requests" ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lol


    1. Thank you Drew! it sure isn’t easy but happy to still be here ๐Ÿ˜‰ thank you for following & I have to ask…LOL…did you want to be entered into the YA book giveaway? I think I know the answer but figured I’d be polite anyways HAHA!

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  6. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽ‰ I would love to be entered in the giveaway! And thank you for hosting it! I already follow you on Twitter (@insidemylibrary) and I just followed you on Instagram as well ( @insidemylibrarymind). As for the question – What’s the best and what’s the hardest thing about blogging for you? ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. Yay! That’s exciting that your blog is turning one! ๐Ÿ˜€ I personally love your blog, so I am happy that you are still here even after a year! I wasn’t sure I would make it a year when I first started mine. But here I am, two years later. ๐Ÿ˜€

    What has been your favorite part of blogging?
    What’s your all-time favorite diverse book?

    I’d like to be entered in your giveaway! ๐Ÿ˜€ Dying to get my hands on When Dimple Met Rishi. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congrats! โค

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    1. awww that’s sweet of you Ashley! thank you for following & 2 years is #GOALS lol. so glad to have crossed paths with you in the blogosphere โค

      P.S. I'm also highlyyyyy anticipating When Dimple Met Rishi LOL, may luck be with thee ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. Congratulations on the anniversary honey๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰! , 1 year is so incredible๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„. I would love to join the Giveaway and I want to thank you for making it international it’s very sweet of you! My question: If you would have to read the same book forever, what would it be?โค๐Ÿ˜˜

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  9. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary Lilly. It’s an amazing achievement and you must be so thrilled about it! ๐Ÿ˜€
    My questions are below, I can’t wait to see your answers to all of the ones you’ve been asked as far;
    + Do you have any exciting plans for the next year of blogging on Lair of Books?
    + What has been your proudest moment so far as a blogger (apart from reaching your one year blogiversary)?
    + What book were you the most excited for this year that didn’t live up to your expectations?
    + What book are you the most excited for still to be released?
    + What book was the best discovery you made through blogging?
    + If you could visit one place; real or fictional, what would it be?
    Again congratulations on reaching your one year blogiversary! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

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    1. Thank you Beth! I was just telling Gretchen the other day that I couldn’t wait to see your questions lol ๐Ÿ˜‰ my hubby read them aloud for me while we folded laundry & you had me stopping to think every couple of socks HAHA! it’s been great getting to know you through the blogosphere, thank you for following me. May luck be with thee ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. That’s all right, and ohh, in that case I can’t wait to see your answers. Especially if you were stopping every couple of socks to think! ๐Ÿ˜€
        It really has been, and thanks for following me as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure it’s been a great year for you, and here’s hoping there are plenty more to come! โค

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  10. Congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary!! I am a few months away from mine and I am already excited about it. I would love to be entered into your giveaway. I already follow your blog, twitter, and Instagram (@mistysbookspace)

    Now the questions… I always have such a hard time coming up with questions but I’m gonna give it a shot.

    1. Have you read any diverse books about physical disabilities? If so, can you recommend some?

    2. What one piece of advice would you give to up and coming bloggers?

    3. Do you have any pets? If so, pictures please!!

    4. What is one book you would recommend everybody reading?

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  11. Happy Blogaversary Lilly!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ
    There’s at least three books here that I’ve been drooling over! I have a couple of questions which I don’t think have come up yet.
    1. What fictional character most resembles you?
    2. Is there a setting in a book/series that left you longing to live there?
    3. If you were shipwrecked on an island and could only have one book, which would it be?

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    1. Thank you Kim! I’ll tell you a secret…I’ve been cover lusting over all of them LMAO! smh These are some AWESOME questions & thank you for checking to see if they’ve been asked ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Thank you for following me & making me laugh hard with some of your gifs lol, may luck be with thee <3!

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  12. Happy one year, Lilly!! Thank you so much for the giveaway opportunity! All of the options are books that I’m really excited for! My question is, what is one underrated book that you’ve read recently that you loved but you never see anyone mention it? It can be a new or old book! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Happy Blogiversary and thank you so much for the giveaway!
    My question for you:
    First Question: If you were given a chance to live in a book for a day which book would you choose?
    Second Question: Who inspires you the most?
    Third Question: Name three of your top favorite fantasy books?

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  14. Damn, you know I want to enter! โ˜บ๏ธ
    But my question is this: how excited are you to meet me at BookCon?
    Just kidding. Seriously though, it is a BookCon question: what author are you most excited to meet?
    Aaaaand: what’s the best book you’ve read this year so far?
    Happy blogoversary and I can’t WAIT to meet you and Gretchen! You’ll have to help me navigate the event!!

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    1. Baha! with your juju, I wouldn’t be able to resist! lol as of right now, I am unsure whether I’ll be attending since my sitter cancelled for the weekend. Great questions Stephanie! & I’ve entered you in the giveaway, may luck be with thee <3!

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    1. Thank you Shanah! ๐Ÿ™‚ Wonder Woman is seriously #Goals haha! LOVE your question, I’m going to have to think about this one since I have a few special fictional besties lol. Thank you for following & may luck be with thee <3!

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  15. Ahhhh how exciting!! HAPPY (almost) BLOGIVERSARY Lilly! โค And thank you SO much for the giveaway omg all of those books sound amazing and I can't wait for their release. My questions :
    -If you could meet one fictional character who would it be?
    -Favourite underrated book?
    -Favourite/least favourite part of blogging?
    Can't wait to see your answers! โค

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    1. Thank you Analee! just 1 more day for the blog to officially be 1! *eeeeeK* thank you for following me & for the great questions ๐Ÿ˜‰ you’ve been entered in the giveaway & may luck be with thee <3!

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  16. I’d love to enter! Thanks for the opportunity! I follow you here (obviously), on twitter and on instagram. My question for you is: which character would you bring to life, even if that meant they had to leave their fictional world and would have to stay in ours forever?

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    1. Hi Megan! I’m glad you found me too lol. Thank you for following & for the question. I look forward to answering & have entered you in the giveaway. May luck be with thee ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’•


  17. Congrats on your blogiversary! I followed you on Twitter (and Insta) but just found your blog and I’m happy I did!
    I’ve seen a few people ask what your favourite read this year was so I’ll ask what was your favourite cover, released or not?

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  18. Happy Blogiversary Lily! I’m so happy for you! It’s always a pleasure to read your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ And thank you for the giveaway. My question for you: What diverse/or just general books would you recommend to read that are often underrated or that haven’t been featured too much in the blogging community?

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    1. Thank you Rachel! That’s really sweet of you to say โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’™these are some great questions and I look forward to answering them ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’•thank you for following & may luck be with thee ๐Ÿ˜‰


  19. Okay, it’s taken me this long because I wanted to come up with some good questions. And I wanted to read everyone else’s questions. And then I realize I was just procrastinating. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enter me for all the things!! your giveaway is AMAZING!!!

    Here is a slew of questions: What are your favorite pizza toppings? What is the last book your DNF’d? What is your favorite piece of book swag? What is your favorite aspect of blogging? If you had one completely useless superpower, what would it be?

    I’ll stop now.

    YAY! CONGRATS ON YOUR BLOGOVERSARY!!! I couldn’t be happier for you.

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  20. Ahhhh! Congrats on your 1 year blogiversary Lilly!!! I’m so happy I found you in the blogosphere โค

    I cannot believe I barely missed this!!!! Ugh! Just another time where I almost got burned because I'm always a few days (lets be honest, usually a week) behind on blog hopping. With less than 3 hours to spare, I'm throwing my hat into the ring lol

    My questions…
    1) As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    2) Worst dating experience?
    3) List your phobias…
    4) If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
    5) How did you come up with your blog name?
    6) List the book bloggers that are #goals for you (and you can't say Cait @PaperFury lol)


  21. One year!!! Congratulations!!! That is a really big accomplishment. Book blogging is so much work! So my question would be, after one full year of doing this, do you have any advice on balancing blogging/SM/and actually READING the books?


  22. Happy late Blogiversary, Lilly!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ƒ That’s so exciting and such an incredible milestone! I’m a little late on commenting on this so I hope I haven’t missed the Q&A lol.
    My questions:
    -What character from a book do you think best fits your personality?
    -What’s a book that you’ve really wanted to read, that has been on your TBR for a long time, but you just haven’t gotten around to yet?
    -What’s something that blogging has taught you this past year?


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