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Sunday, August 4, 2013


Those of you who do not like swearing, I apologize for making it so avert, but I simply couldn't restrain my excitement. As of today, August 4, 2013, I've been blogging for three full years. It's been a pretty wild ride, and I've made a lot of mistakes and dear friends along the way. Never have I really been a hobby person, but now I've finally found one that suits me. I've also found my kindred spirits, people who get just as involved in pop culture as I do. This means so much to me.

As I've mentioned before, I'm not doing anything special just yet, though I hope to have some sort of combo blogoversary/OMG-my-blog-looks-real-now-guys celebration when I'm all moved to Wordpress with my custom design by Cindy Pepper. I'm not a hundred percent sure when that will be, but hopefully by September. *crosses fingers*

For now, in this post, I have three agendas.
  1. To mark the occasion, which I have done already.
  2. To give you the chance to get to know me better. Leave questions about me, anything you want, with me having ultimate veto rights on anything so inappropriate even I'm raising my eyebrows, and I will answer it in a post that will go up later this week or early next, depending on how scheduling goes. So, friends, what would you like to know about me?

Thank you all for supporting me and caring at all what I have to say. That never ceases to amaze and honor me. HUGS FOR EVERYONE.



Blogger Tez Miller said...

I'm late to the party - I only discovered you this year ;-)

August 4, 2013 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Steena said...

Best GIF collection EVER.

What I want to know: Sum yourself up in a GIF. Just one!

August 4, 2013 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger Lili said...

Happy blogoversary! <3 I celebrated my one year in May and I hope to still be around in another two years haha Hope your move to wordpress is fine!

August 4, 2013 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger lisseth Torres said...

OMGGGGG 3 YEARS!!! Love your blog so much Christina! Especially cover snark XD I was never a hobby person either and totally agree you have an awesome knack for blogging and reviewing! Happy blogoversary, LOVED the gifs party and can't wait to see what Cindy Pepper designs for you when you move to wordpress :D MUCH <3

August 4, 2013 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger Christina @ Christina Reads YA said...

What house are you in HP? or do you think you'd be in?
to quote the book you hate, what would your fear landscape look like?
I think I already sent you this question on twitter - I don't know if that means it was vetoed but: if you could live anywhere, where would you? would you move? and if you had to live in another time period, which one would you pick? I love those kind of questions. I have a headache right now - otherwise I would write more. I might come back to this post later.
weeee~~ congrats!

August 4, 2013 at 1:15 AM  
Blogger Debby said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww happy blogoversary!!!! :D I'm so glad I got to know you this year. I'm blanking on questions right now... might come back to that later then. :)

August 4, 2013 at 4:48 AM  
Blogger Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews said...


I cannot wait to see your new blog design! Cindy's designs are incredible :)

August 4, 2013 at 5:15 AM  
Blogger Alessandra said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing your new blog design.

August 4, 2013 at 6:22 AM  
Blogger Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

Haha, great gifs. Happy blogoversaaaaaaaaary! I'm really looking forward to your new blog design - it's always fun to change it up :D

Ā Mel@thedailyprophecy.

August 4, 2013 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books said...

Congratulations on 3 years!!

You always choose the most awesome GIF's.

Now for a question...

You read Ready Player One right? What movie do you know so well you could recite all the lines for it in real movie time?

August 4, 2013 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Ha, you're not alone. Almost no one knew of my blog until 2012 anyway. But it was there.

August 4, 2013 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Why, thank you!

That sounds hard, but I shall attempt this endeavor.

August 4, 2013 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Awwww, glad we found each other, even if it took a while!

August 4, 2013 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thanks so much for the kind words! Glad you enjoy Cover Snark. I'm so excited to see what she does too. :-D

August 4, 2013 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Oooh, HP question!

Nope, I actually wrote up the answers already, but decided I wanted more questions. Haha.

August 4, 2013 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm glad to know you as well. Thanks to Madison for helping us all find you! At least SG brought people together.

August 4, 2013 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Aren't they? *spins in excitement*

August 4, 2013 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

So am I!

August 4, 2013 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

And goodness knows I need to change it up.

August 4, 2013 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Christina said...


I did! I love that question!

August 4, 2013 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see your re-design. Question: marry, shag, kill Harry Potter edition, who would you? And is there any author that makes you totally nervous in person to meet?

August 4, 2013 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger AD Starrling said...

Congratulations! I only discovered you this year :D

As for questions, where do you want to be in another 3 years, re:this blog?

August 4, 2013 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger GillyB said...


Happy Blogoversary, Christina. Three years is like... an eternity. You are like... ancient. A blogging grandmother. Full of wisdom and stories about walking ten miles in the snow just to get to the nearest blog post. Or... something.

ANYWAY, QUESTIONS. Ummmm... if you could only watch ONE Disney movie, say, while visiting someone who owns all the Disney movies, which would it be?

Also, if you could only pick three book boyfriends to have in your real life boyfriend harem, which would they be?

What food are you craving RIGHT THIS INSTANT?

Boys and Disney and food. That's all my brain cares about. AND YOUUUU HAPPY BLOGOVERSARYYYY <3

August 4, 2013 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

That's an awesome gif party, Christina! :) Happy blogoversary!!! :)

August 4, 2013 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Disquietus said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!

August 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Congrats!! I've been blogging for three-ish years myself (different blogs but still!) and we're totally grandmas of the blogging world and it is awesome! However, I am thrilled in the past year we've become closer, which leads me to not have any questions for you. Mostly cause I would just ask you on twitter.

August 4, 2013 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger alice-jane said...

Congrats!!! Whoa, three years! So excited to see your new blog design since I love Cindy's designs!

August 4, 2013 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger erin said...

Happy 3 year blogoversary!!! Here's wishing you many, many more :) I discovered you this year too and I look forward to each new post! Thanks for all of the hard work and dedication you put into this fun blog!!!

August 4, 2013 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Shelver506 said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY MY FRIEND! I'm so glad you started your blog, because the internet would be a much sadder place without you. Much less snarkier, too.

August 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Yay! *throws confetti* *cuts cake* Shouldn't pick favorites but you're in the top 5. So glad you do what you do, Christina. You have a way with words and write such great reviews. I've picked up books that I'd never have gotten it it weren't for you. And Cover Snark is one of the highlights of my week! Happy blogoversary!!!

August 4, 2013 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Kayla Beck said...

Happy blogoversary! <3

August 4, 2013 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Bibliosaurus Text said...

Gif partaaaaay! Congrats! You do such an amazing, tireless job at blogging, and I trust your reviews above so many others. Thanks for keepin' it real and just for general awesomeness.

August 4, 2013 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Kat Kennedy said...

Wow! That's amazing! Congratulations on 3 years and I look forward to the new site design!

August 4, 2013 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

Happy Blogoversary!

August 4, 2013 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Lynn K. said...

Happy Blogoversary!! 2013 seems to be year of Wordpress migrations. :)
Looking forward to what Cindy churns out. Her design for Novel Sounds is so pretty!

Q: What do you think of a series with human eating titans (giants) and the humans who use Spiderman-like maneuver technology to defeat them?

August 4, 2013 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

If you were a donut, what kind of donut would you be?

I know this question shocks you, especially coming from me. Sorrynotsorry for being a weirdo :)

Also, go eat a cheesestick to celebrate this occasion.

August 5, 2013 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Bookworm1858 said...

Congrats on your third anniversary-looks like you're celebrating in style!

August 5, 2013 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Ha, that question is made of win.

August 5, 2013 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Ha, you and most of the world. And by world, I mean tiny corner of the internet.

August 5, 2013 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Bonnie R said...

Happy Blogoversary! Three years is HUGE! I only discovered you and your blog fairly recently but it's definitely become one of my favorites to visit. Wishing you many more happy years of blogging to come... can't wait to see your new design!

August 5, 2013 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Jon Pilgrim said...

Happy Blogoversary! Here's to another 3! I only recently began to stalk (I mean read) your blog, but I absolutely love it. I can't wait to see your new Wordpress design!
-Scott Reads It!

August 5, 2013 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Alexia Boesen said...

Happy Blogoversary lovely! 3 years is SO awesome and I can only hope that I'll get there myself. You know I only found your blog recently (as in about 3 months ago, right after I started this book blogging thing) and it's still a blog I visit (okay you caught me,stalk every day) Cannot wait to see the new design.

You rock SO much!

Okay so what is your favorite movie of all time?

August 5, 2013 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Heather Roddenberry said...

Congratulations Christina!! Three years, wow, that's quite an achievement and an enormous amount of dedication on your part. Nice job, chica:)

August 5, 2013 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Ellis said...

I'm totally late to the party but HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY. (Think of it as bridging the period between the occasion and the celebration. I try to use that excuse...) Congratulations on three years! Okay, questions. The originality has more or less returned to my brain, so...

Question 1: Do you play or have you ever played any musical instruments?
Question 2: If you had a favourite author who originally wrote their works in a foreign language that you don't know (well), would you be willing to learn that language simply to adore the genius in its original format? I imagine it might be difficult with Solzhenitsyn, for instance, because Russian is another alphabet entirely, but maybe you have a hidden talent for it ^_^

Anyway, congratulations!

August 6, 2013 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Kami said...

Congrats, and I SO SO SO LOVE that Singing in the Rain one!

August 6, 2013 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

Can't wait to see your blog makeover when it is ready. And congratulations on 3 years. That is amazing! I will hit that number next year. You're old!!

August 6, 2013 at 8:06 PM  
Blogger Rachelia said...

Ahh, sorry I missed this but CONGRATS! 3 years is AH-MAZING! You're a rockstar ;) I'm also looking forward to your new blog design!!!

August 10, 2013 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Kristilyn (Reading In Winter) said...

I'm soooo late, but congratulations!! :) Love the Gene Kelley gif!

August 13, 2013 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger fakesteph said...

Happy blogoversary!

August 13, 2013 at 9:53 PM  

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