Thursday, July 26, 2012

MPB's Second Blog'O'Versary!


The Mod Podge Bookshelf is two years old today! 



Wow. 

That's the age of a toddler. 

I've managed to raise a toddler and not let it choke, or eat mud, or break an arm! 

Wow.

 I am so honored to work with such a wonderful crew of bloggers and authors and to write for such brilliant readers! 

The encouragement you all provide me is astounding. Truly. I would not have made it this far without y'alls Tweets, FB comments, E-mails and Youtube comments.



In the past year I have finished two novels, have queried those two novels and have begun hosting blog tours here on MPB.

Also, MPB has a new look, and will continue to primp in the coming weeks!

I've taken part in Change Write Now, meeting a few of my new favorite people, Pam from Bookalicious, Sarah, & CJ!

I've been able to support a new class of Debut Authors, the class of 2K12 and am excited that at least  two of my friends will be a part of the debut class of 2K13! 

I've made new friends! Both of my Kelsey's, of Reading or Breathing, and of Kelsey Sutton, my Cindy, of Books Complete Me, and my Miranda, of Just Read Books, are wonderful crit and support partners! 

Grace, from Words Like Silver, reminds me of how much has changed in the few years that separate us.

Amber, from Pageturners, Kristi, from The Story Siren, Katie, from MundieMoms, Andye, from ReadingTeen, Amy, also from ReadingTeen, Tara, from Hobbitsies, and Yara, from Once Upon a Twilight, continue to be stalwart supporters of MPB! 


If I tried to list the authors who have honored me with their support, their kind words and their faith this year I would inevitably leave someone out, so I'll just say thanks to you all, but especially to Kat Rosenfield, who trusted me with her very first blog tour when it would be mine, as well!

And lastly, my readers! Oh, my readers. <3 

Whether you lurk behind the scenes, are consistent tweeters and commenters or are friends who so lovingly read MPB to point out my grammatical errors, I adore you and if I could I would give you all a fresh-baked cookie. Though it would not be from my oven. Because eating a cookie I baked wouldn't be a gift, that would be an insult.

FINALLY! A GIVEAWAY!

Because of current family situations I was not up for hosting 2,000 Mod Podge Books this go around, but I am giving away two of the most highly-anticipated books of the year!



A finished copy of The Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and an ARC of Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry!

All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter below and I will announce the winner at some point. If you've been reading this blog for two years, you know I tend to fail at announcing winners "on time." Needless to say the giveaway will be up for a while. 



Thanks for all the good. 


<3


Gabrielle Carolina


105 comments:

Chey said...

Happy blogoversary! I think I've been following you for over a year now, which seems crazy to me because it definitely doesn't feel that long. :)

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I really want to read Throne of Glass. New follower to MPB and can't wait to see all the posts you write. First Time Reader. =]

May said...

For a couple of months. THanks for the giveaway :D

Lisa said...

I'm not sure exactely when I started reading MPB but I think around a year.

Danielle D said...

Congrats on the 2 years, just started following MPB. Looking foward to being part of the group for years to come :)

M.A.D. said...

Congratulations, girl!! You are one BUSY person (and successful, I might add)!

Not really sure, but I'm a long time follower so I'd guess close to two years <3

Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

Probably close to a year and a half. I'm not sure but it was right after I discovered book blogs and became addicted to them.

Congrats on 2 years! Wishing you many, many more!

Pica said...

I've been a follower of MPB for about a year. I love your reviews. Even though they are usually much shorter now, I find them as valuable as ever.

Myra C said...

Happy second blogoversary!

I am not really sure how long maybe a year in a half.

Vivien said...

Congrats!! I've been reading for about a year and a half :D

Tiger Nash said...

Shamelessly, I congratulate you on two years of steady work and perseverance. There have been days that have been hard to breathe, much less write. I am proud to call you my daughter and friend, and am so glad we read about Ms. Potter's bunnies the first day home from the hospital. I know you were listening! Love, Mom

Linda Trinklein said...

im NEW!!

Bookish in a Box said...

I'm not sure how long I've been following but maybe 18 months? That sounds about right.

You've done way more in your two years than keep your "toddler" from eating dirt. Congrats on the querying and blog reno!

Valia Lind said...

Happy blogoversary!!! I can't believe time flies!!! :) I've been around for about a year now, I think! I adore your IMM vlogs! ;-) Keep it up!

Ricki said...

I'd say 18 months.

TayteH said...

Happy Blogoversary! And i think a year or 11 months. One of the two. :D

Madisonnnn ^__^ said...

Happy Blogoversary :D To be honest, I've only been reading your blog for about a month. Love this blog though!

Daniela said...

Awesome giveaway! And happy Blogoversary! I've been following you for around a year... yep, that long :)

Tabby Williams said...

I haven't been keeping track, but my best guest would be about 5 months.

Anne Calayag said...

Just a new follower but Happy Blogoversary!

Vickie said...

I discovered MPB a little bit after I discovered the whole book blogging world and I have been getting the emails and visiting the blog since then. That was (this is a guess cuz there is no way I could actually remember!) about 6 months ago (ish!) I love your occasional vlogs and your thots and lots of other things! Your blog is unique and I do very much enjoy it ;) Happy blogoversary!

molly.frenzel said...

I have no idea when I started following this blog, but it's been awhile.

Carl said...

I just arrived a couple of weeks ago when you started hosting the Pushing the Limits Tour but I'm very glad to be here. Congratulations on the Blogoversary!

caitlin8251 said...

Oh wow that's a really good question. I started following a long while ago through email which is easier so I never miss anything. Happy Blogoversary I was thinking the same thing that it's the age of a toddler. That's funny lol. Thank you for this giveaway with two books I so need to read.

Maidenveil said...

Happy Blogoversary! :) I've been a follower for over a year now. :)

Mandee Wyrick said...

I'm not sure exactly how long, a few months at least! Congrats on the blogoversary!! I love your blog. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

nurmawati djuhawan said...

happy blogoversary !!
i'm a newbie here...i followed u about a couple of months...
thx 4 the giveaway :)

Jessy said...

Congrats! I've only been reading the blog for a couple of months now.

Jasmyn said...

I'm not entirely sure. I think it's been about a year. I didn't think to keep track of how long I'd been following people.

Congratulations on your Blogaversary.

vivalabooks said...

Happy blogoversary! CONGRATS! And, I've been following your blog for a couple of months.

vivalabooks said...

Happy blogoversary! CONGRATS!!!
And, I've been following your blog for a couple months.

Stephanie27 said...

Well due to a series I events I had to change my email address and re-follow all my blogs. So originally about a year but with my new address only a few months.

Leannessf said...

Cheers to 2 years! I have been a follower for a few months so far!

Thanks,
Leanne

Danielle B! said...

I think I've been following MPB for roughly six months to a year. Happy Blogoversary! :D

Taherah said...

Today found about your blog via Twitter :)

Escape2Books said...

I've followed MPB through email for about a year!! :)

Hwa Sun Kang said...

Around a week, I think.

Michelle said...

Happy Blogoversary! I think I started following your blog around December so about 8 months now. Your blog is defefinitely one of my favorites and one that I regularly visit(though it may not seem like it from my lack of comments.

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

Happy Blogoversary!! :D Umm.. i don't know to be honest. Maybe just a little less than a year? Idk, it's definitely been a long time though :D Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

Rabiah

Chi Kittie said...

Thank you for this giveaway. I have been a fan and reader for almost 14 months now.

- Beckie

Lili said...

I JUST discovered it and I'm kicking myself that I haven't discovered it sooner. I am now a follower so I can read more often!

Raelynn said...

I've only just found MPB when I started searching for Blog Tours not long ago! I'm so glad I found your site! Such great content!

Felicia Sparkles Files said...

I'm really new to the blogging community so I haven't been following that long about...6 months?

Molly said...

I haven't been with the family for that long. Probably only 1 month :P. It's still a really amazing blog and I can't wait to see how it'll grow.

Evie said...

I guess for a couple of months :)
Happy Blogoversary! And thanks for the giveaway!

Ash said...

I want to say like a year but I couldn't say for sure but it seems like I've been following you like as long as I've been blogging. You're just so awesome. :]

Jenny said...

Congrats on your Blogoversary!
I'm a newer follower - maybe a month or so? I can't tell.

Bridget Howard said...

So I think I have been reading your blog for about 6 months or so!!!!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Congrats on 2 years! I probably discovered you about 6-9 months ago. Keep up the good work!

Cherry said...

I don't really know but I recon I've been reading your blog on and off for a year now...

Cherry Mischievous

Erinberry said...

I've been reading for over a year. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on two years!

Marmaladelibby (aka Ange) said...

It must be at least a year. You blog was one of the 1st I followed! Love ya girl! Congrats!

Angelica Gomez said...

Congratulations on your second year. :) That's an achievement! :) Thanks for the great chance to get books! :D

DeeDee Griffin said...

I'm a newcomer, nice to meet you! Congrats on 2 years!

nrlymrtl said...

Just started following today - found you through twitter.

Lexi said...

I'm a new follower! Congrats on the two years!

Ning said...

congrats on 2 years!! that's an amazing feat!! I've follow you probably 6-7 months, since I started blogging!

Hushed Paradox said...

I've been reading your blog for a little over two months, give or take.

Amanda B. said...

I've been reading for about a year :) Congrats!

Nikki said...

2 years fly by so quickly, doesn't it?!? Congrats and here's to more years of great years!! T

Elizabeth N said...

I just started reading this awesome blog a week ago!

Elizabeth N said...

I've been reading this awesome blog since last week!

Bookie Bee said...

Congratulations! I'm not quite sure how long I have been reading your blog but I love everything about it!

fourheadjen said...

I am actually a new reader :) I love its format!

Stephanie T. said...

Im a new reader. (:

Erika said...

I'm a new reader. Found you on the blog hop! Thanks!

Kendra said...

I am not even sure. Most likely right after I met you at the Blogger House at BEA last year. So I would say just over a year.

Cari-Bella Creations said...

I've been a MPB reader for a couple of weeks now.

Eileen said...

I'm actually a new follower but I've heard about you on Twitter before and I can't wait to get to know you and your blog better! :)

javalotta said...

I think about 6 months. Yours is one of the first book blogs I discovered when I first got on Twitter. Congratulations and thanks for all of your great posts!;)

Anna Konradi said...

Awesome giveaway! I've been following the blog for about three months now:)

Antoinette said...

Happy Blogervesary! I am a first time follower. I just want to say I love your videos. :)

Elizabeth said...

About a month or two an ur blog is so awesome :)

deasuluna said...

Happy Blogoversary!! I'm a new follower but I love the background of your blog and the videos you have. I have to catch up! :)

Alysha said...

I just started reading today, I found your blog through a blog hop! Happy blog birthday. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christine said...

I actually just found your blog within the last month or so, but I quickly have become a huge fan! Congrats on such an amazing achievement! :D

Crystal said...

So neat-o. Thank you for the giveaway!

The Bumble Girl said...

Happy blogaversary :) How exciting and fun, congrats!!!
I've been following for at least 4 months or so! I love watching your videos too!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Sarah S said...

Happy Blogoversary! I don't know to be honest, but I have to say it's one of my favorite blogs! Thank you for the giveaway! (=

Dinky said...

Congratulations to your awesome 2 years! And Happy Blogoversary! (:
I found and started read MPD probably a two month ago.
Thank you for this giveaway very much. Can´t wait to read Pushing the Limits and Throne of Glass too. Both books looks like an amazing reads (:

Alwayslaughing said...

I've been following the blog for a little under a year. I love your reviews!

Cordelia Fitzgerald said...

Congrats! I honestly don't know how long I've been following, but ur site is awesome!

Gaby said...

Not long ago :)

C.J. Listro said...

I just discovered you but I'm excited to be a follower!

C.J.
Sarcasm&Lemons

Jennifer Haile said...

Happy 2 year blogoversary! I've been following for at least 4 months!

Denise Z said...

I am not exactly sure o_O I am more of a lurker and know have lurked around quite a bit. Congratulations on this milestone. I wish you all the best and appreciate all of your sharing of good books.

Angie said...

Been reading since last year in March... I think..

Kassandra Fuentes said...

I actually barely started reading your blog, because I found out about it in THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER hop. From what I have seen in your blog so far, it is freaking amazing :)

Stacy said...

I have been reading your blog for about a year now, maybe a little longer. I probably found you along a blog hop and decided to stay!

Disincentive said...

Two books that are on the top of my wishlist. But I'm not form the USA, arr. :<

Sara said...

Not sure, but I did just realize I don't subscribe. I'd say a few months at least. :)

Missa Goke said...

i am new to your blog and would love to see all of your posts i just love to read so when ever i can i try to get a new book but the fact that i am a mom my baby comes first

TwilightsDance said...

YEY!!!!!!! Hops inside your blog and throws CONFETTIIIIIII!!!

Congrats on hitting the 2 years marks, LOVE YA!!!!

Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight.com

Kayley said...

I am new to MPB. Congrats on two years! :)

It's A Hardcover Life said...

I'm a new follower but I can't wait to spend more time on your site!

--Markella

Kimber Shook said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks so much for the giveaway! Congrats on 2 years.

dragongirl said...

I'm a new follower! Love your blog though! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Beverly S. said...

I'm just "discovered" your blog. I like what I see too. :) Congratulations on blogging 2 years! Also congrats on raising your toddler...that's a feat itself! Wink. :)

Jillyn said...

I'm new follower :) Thanks for the giveaway

Steph said...

Happy 2 year blogoversary!! I've been following your blog for about 8 months now. :)

Beth DeRenzis said...

Um...maybe a month or a couple of weeks? It's hard to keep track for me! -forgetful-

Cricket said...

It's been several months.

Jolene and Family said...

Happy Blogoversary!! I think I have been following you for almost a year

Rachel said...

Happy Blogoversary!! I actually just found out about your blog within the last few months. So I'm new but I love it!

Sara said...

I am not sure how long. I know I just found the blog recently after starting my own book blog :)