Three is a Magic Number – Blogoversary Giveaway

The Reading Date turned 3 today! Hooray! *Throws confetti*

3rd blogoversary cupcakes

I started this little book blog three years ago, not really knowing what I was doing. Copying over my Goodreads reviews to the blog and checking out library books to make sure my blog had a good stream of book reviews. I dove headfirst into the book blogging community then, and I still feel like I’m figuring things out as I go.

When I started The Reading Date, I concentrated almost exclusively on YA, and read a lot of Paranormal books. That evolved to Dystopian, to Contemporary, to Literary Fiction, to New Adult. Then when reading time was short, I fell hard over audiobooks. So, my little blog is more eclectic then it used to be, and I appreciate all of you sticking with me.

We also welcomed my husband Andrew to the blog, who has his own regular feature, The Movie Date! And guess what- today is also the 1-year blogoversary of The Movie Date! Congrats Andrew! His first movie review on June 20th was for Safety Not Guaranteed.

I don’t have a lot of personal posts on my blog, but I do feel like I’ve gotten to know many of you over the years, through our ups and downs. This blog was cathartic for me when I lost my mom last year, and I appreciate all of your kind words that help me weather the storm.

I want to thank all of you for making The Reading Date such a blast over the last 3 years. I so appreciate your comments, book recommendations, friendship and support.

Let’s celebrate with a book giveaway, shall we? There will be 3 winners!

And the winners are:

Giveaway #1 Book of your choice up to $15Β  from The Book Depository – International Giveaway. Winner: Joana, who chose Eleanor & Park.

Giveaway #2 Book of your choice from up to $15 from Amazon – US Giveaway. Winner: Christine, who chose The Book of Broken Hearts.

Giveaway #3 Audiobook of your choice from Audible – US Giveaway. Winner: Genevieve, who chose The Goose Girl.

Congrats all!


34 thoughts on “Three is a Magic Number – Blogoversary Giveaway

  1. Congratulations! The Reading Date has become a go-to website, I’m so glad you’re here.

    1. Lucy says:

      Thank you so much!

  2. fishgirl182 says:

    happy anniversary, lucy! three years is quite a milestone. i am so glad i found your blog.i feel like i have really gotten to know you through the blog and twitter, etc. so congrats and i hope the reading date continues for many more years!

    and yay for the one year anniversary of the movie date, too. i have not done a movie review in a long time but i love reading andrew’s. keep up the good work!

    1. Lucy says:

      Thanks for all your support, Thuy! It’s nice to have a great network of blogging pals, and your blog is a fave of mine.

  3. Happy Blogoversary!!! Cheers to another year.

    1. Lucy says:

      Thanks, Devan! πŸ™‚

  4. Charlotte says:

    Happy blog birthday!

    1. Lucy says:

      Why thank you, Charlotte! πŸ™‚

  5. BermudaOnion says:

    Woo! Congratulations on 3 great years! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

    1. Lucy says:

      Thanks so much, Kathy! I’ve enjoyed following your blog over the last year. I was trying to decide what to offer for a giveaway and figured people would probably prefer just picking out what they want πŸ™‚

  6. Julie S. says:

    Happy blogoversary πŸ™‚ 3 years is awesome, and so cool that your hubby joined you in blogging too.

    1. Lucy says:

      I welcome any of my family members to guest post on The Reading Date πŸ™‚ Luckily, Andrew is having fun with it and I like including movie reviews. Thanks for reading, Julie!

  7. Happy blogoversary! I love reading your blog (you were one of the first ones I followed) and know that you’ll have another fabulous year ahead! πŸ™‚

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    1. Lucy says:

      Thanks so much for the support, Alice!! I like all the contemporary I’m seeing on your blog πŸ™‚ Hope your blogging adventures are going great too.

  8. Amber Hughes says:

    Happy Blogoversary Lucy!! Here’s to many more years!

  9. Happy 3 years! What an accomplishment!!! Yours is one of the first blogs I’ve ever followed, and I still enjoy each and every one of your posts – even if I don’t comment nearly enough…. πŸ™

    Even still, you can count me as a follower for many years to come. πŸ˜‰ Congrats!

    1. Lucy says:

      Jenna, thanks so much! It’s hard to keep up on reading/writing/blogging/social media and I’m definitely behind in commenting, but I’m a big fan of yours and love your blog. Hope your summer adventures are going great πŸ™‚

  10. vmcarswell says:

    Happy 3 year blogoversary! And 1 year for The Movie Date πŸ™‚ It’s fun to see how our blogs have morphed over time. Hope you keep on blogging for the years to come and thanks for the great giveaway!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

    1. Lucy says:

      Happy blogoversary to you as well, Vyki! It is fun to see all of our blogs change over the years. A bunch of us started at the same time! Glad you’re still having fun with On The Shelf πŸ™‚

  11. Tammy Sparks says:

    Congrats, Lucy! You’re the reason I started blogging, so I will always be grateful for that. Here’s to another great year (imagine me raising a beer up!)

    1. Lucy says:

      Tammy, thanks so much! I impressed with all you do with Books, Bones & Buffy – keep up the great work!

  12. Amanda says:

    Congrats on your blogoversary! 3 years is quite an accomplishment if you ask me! πŸ™‚ Keep up the great work!

  13. wordsforthepictures says:

    Congrats to you my dear and thanks for having me on the blog! Couldn’t ask for a better “date” than you! xo (Signed, Andrew, your husband)

    1. Lucy says:

      Right back atcha, babe! Thanks for making me your movie date πŸ™‚

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  15. Happy anniversary! Congrats on 3 years… I’m so glad I’ve joined the party even if it’s only been recently. xo

    1. Lucy says:

      Thanks, Estelle! You may be new to the party but you’re already a rock star with what you’ve accomplished with Rather Be Reading. So glad to have found you this year!

  16. Congratulations on hitting 3 years of blogging! That’s quite an achievement, and you should definitely be proud of all that you’ve accomplished πŸ™‚

    1. Lucy says:

      Thanks so much, Alexa! Hope all your summer blogging adventures are going fantastic πŸ™‚

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  18. Evie says:

    Happy Blogoversary!

  19. Congrats on your blogoversary! πŸ™‚

  20. Kelley says:

    Weeee, congrats on your blogoversary! Three years — so awesome. πŸ˜€

  21. Brenna says:

    Congrats on the 3 years! I hope you and your hubs have many more to come!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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