My Friends Are Fiction is 2 Years Old!

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Two years ago today I had the idea to start this blog. I didn’t really think things out but dived right in. The name came to me as I was trying to fall asleep and I knew it was right. The domain was purchased and My Friends Are Fiction was born. I can’t believe the journey I’ve taken these last two years.

Like most folks who start a blog I had no clue I’d ever have anyone actually reading what I write. And the idea that publishers wouldΒ send me books to review still floors me. That will never, ever get old. In these last couple of years I have interviewed some of my favorite authors and artists and teamed up with my husband to incorporate our love of Lego into the blog with our Lego cover redos.

The most shocking thing to have come from this experience are the relationships I’ve formed with other bloggers. I never expected to find some of my favorite people online-but I have. There have been so many of you that have been incredibly kind and become real-life friends. I can’t thank everyone enough for all your well-wishes and support these last two weeks with the loss of my grandfather.

I had hoped to make it out to BEA this next year so that I could meet a good amount of you but it doesn’t look like that’ll be happening now. Hopefully 2016 I’ll be able to make it. I would love to see all your beautiful faces in person and give you a big, awkward hug.

I wanted to thank all of you for following my blog with a giveaway. I am so honored that Macmillan and Disney wanted to help me celebrate by providing my winners an ARC. I will have 5 separate giveaways- one for each ARC and one for my international friends. Here they are…

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This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner, Tangled Webs by Lee Bross, Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert and The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski. Feel free to enter all 4 of the ARC giveaways. Thank you so much Disney and Macmillan-what an amazing assortment of books.Β My international winner will get to choose a pre-order of any of these books provided by me.

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Again- THANK YOU for all your support over these last 2 years. I’d love to know what you’d like to see more of in this next coming year? Sound off in the comments…

Comments

  1. says

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, FELLOW DECEMBER BLOG TWIN! *throws you more*

    I wish you many awesome years to come! (And busy freaking out because YOU HAVE CONVICTION?! I DIDN’T KNOW THERE WERE ARCS OUT! I NEEEEEDDDD.)

    (also, I accidentally entered the Tangled Webs one b/c I thought it was Conviction, so disqualify my entries for that rafflecopter. LOL.)

    • says

      I don’t have Conviction but Disney will send my winner an ARC. I’ve not heard all that much about it but I might have to request it since you are so excited about it!

      And back at you my December blog twin!

    • says

      Congrats on starting your blog! I’ll drop by in a bit to visit. It is so much fun and the people really make it worth it. I hope you have a great adventure blogging πŸ™‚

  2. says

    HAPPY 2ND BLOGGY BIRTHDAY!!! *throws confetti and birthday cake in the air* WOOOOOOT!! I had no clue how to blog when I started to and I’m exactly the same as you with so many bloggy friends I never thought I’d had! Omg! The blogging community is so nice and I can’t imagine life without it really. xD SO glad I stumbled on your blog one day. Haaaaaappy blogversary!

    • says

      *noms birthday cake* Yes! The blogging community is amazing. I’m so glad you stopped by my blog and commented! I love that avatar and it totally drew me to your blog (along with your thoughtful comments). I love everything you’ve done in the community. Keep on rocking!

  3. says

    Congrats on hitting the 2 year mark. Connecting with other bloggers and getting to continue your reading obsession is definitely a plus! Enjoy the next year even more πŸ™‚

  4. says

    WOOOOHOOOO!! HAPPY SECOND BLOGOVERSARY!!
    I know we both are looking forward to 2014 to end, and I’m hoping we’ll both have an amazing 2015!
    I’m sad to hear you won’t make it to BEA 2015 because I was really looking forward to meeting you in person, but hopefully in 2016!!

    And what do I want to see more in the blog?? MORE LEGO COVERRSSSS!! You know I simply adore them!!

    • says

      Thank you dearest Pili! We WILL have an amazing 2015–I demand it. haha I so wish I’d get to go but it just doesn’t look like I can with finances πŸ™ But maybe 2016. We have so many plans for Lego covers we now just need the TIME. Thank you for always being so amazing and such a great friend.

  5. says

    YAY πŸ˜€ Congrats on two years of blogging Kristen. <3 That is all kinds of amazing. And oh. I adore you and your blog so much πŸ™‚ Have loved getting to know you. <3 and hoping you will continue blogging for a long time still πŸ™‚ Thank you for always being so kind and amazing. <3 You are the best. And eeeek. Thank you so much for this giveaway πŸ˜€ Entering the International one, hih. <3 Though.. so jealous about print ARC of The Winner's Crime πŸ™ want it more than anything. Sigh. One day, I hope. <3 Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3

      • says

        I wish you could enter to win The Winner’s Crime *sobs* I wanted you to get a print ARC so badly. Maybe eventually someone will have it up to trade? Thank you for being such a great friends these last 2 years! You were one of the first folks I got to know on this blogging adventure.

  6. says

    HAPPY SECOND BLOGOVERSARY KRISTEN! -throws all the confetti and books and chocolate at you-
    I hope you and your blog will be here FOREVER so you know, 20 years later we can chat about how awesome THAT book was, how boring that other book was, and how both our blogs are soooooo old. ;D<3
    Now -crawls back into a hole to study for finals-

    • says

      YES Kelly! I can’t imagine life without chatting with you now. And I must know your opinion about ALL the books. How did I survive before these two years? I have no idea.

  7. says

    Happy Blogoversary! And welcome to the terrible twos. πŸ˜‰

    I love your use of Lego art and it’s such a unique feature! I’m so glad I came across it because I admit, it’s my favorite! It’s been awesome reading your reviews for books we’ve both read and I loved getting to know you. Like you, I had hoped to make BEA 2015, but alas that’s a no go for me.

    Here’s to another year of great blogging!

    • says

      Oh, so sad for both of us that we can’t make BEA this next year. Maybe 2016 *crosses fingers* Thank you so much for your kind words! I pretty well incorporate Lego with all things, haha. I hope to do much more this next year…now if I can find some time…

    • says

      Thank you Kelley!! I’m so glad we became friends and I hope I get to run into you (awkwardly of course) at some events this next year. I only made ONE in 2014. Isn’t that crazy? Life has been busier than I expected!

  8. says

    Congrats, two years is quite the accomplishment!!! I just recently started blogging and your post makes me excited for the future, for the possibility of making many great friends in the book blog community. :)))

    • says

      Congrats on starting a blog Elizabeth! It’s a ton of work but so worth it. The friends I’ve made have been the best aspect and really keep me keeping up with it. I hope you enjoy your journey!

  9. says

    I subscribed to your blog after I found out about it through a retweet about the giveaway on twitter today. Your blog is great! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I hope it’s okay I entered them even though I just subscribed.

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