Guess what? Guess what?
Two years ago TODAY, I got this crazy idea to start a book review blog. I’m in good company with my friends Sydney from Singing Librarian Books and Beth from Faithfully Bookish, who also started their blogs in April!
What a wild and crazy journey this has been! I’m so thankful for each of you – authors, readers, lurkers – who make this blogging thing so very fun 🙂
To show my appreciation and love for all y’all, I decided to do a giveaway. And in thinking back at my most popular posts, I’ve noticed a trend 😉
Book Boyfriends & Kisses
Yep. that’s what y’all love to read about the most haha!
In case you’ve missed out, here are some of my fave Book Boyfriends & KissingBooks posts from the past two years:
- Top Ten Tuesday: Best Book Boyfriends
- Swooniest Heroes (a conversation with Pepper Basham)
- My Dream Book Boyfriend Panel
- Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Book Boyfriends of 2016
- Top Ten Tuesday: Kissing Books 101
- Top Ten Tuesday: KissingBooks 101 Lesson Two (plus a HUGE Giveaway!)
Soooooo (drum roll please) I’m giving away a Book Boyfriends & KissingBooks candle prize pack!
Winner will receive one Book Boyfriend candle (8 oz tin) from Novelly Yours and one True Love’s Kiss candle (9 oz jar) from Kona Candle Company (or, if you’d rather – one Romance Trope candle from Novelly Yours instead of True Love’s Kiss). Click the pics below for more info!
Candle Giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only. But! International readers! If you win, I will send you a $25 Etsy gift card (digital) instead. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found on the Disclosure page.
What about you? I want to know: What’s your favorite thing about this blog and what are some things you’d like to see more of?
Happy Blogaversary! I’m sure that’s a thing.
it is! lol! and thank you 🙂
Congratulations!!! Two years!! And I’ve known you LOTS longer than that! 🙂
I’m new to the blog, but my favorite thing, I think, so far, is “First Line Fridays.” It’s always fun to reach over and grab a book and see what IS that first line? Will it make sense? Will a first line that someone else posts hook me to the point of “I MUST FIND THAT BOOK?”
yes! gosh, how long HAVE we known each other? About 10 years? Wow – time flies.
I’m so glad you enjoy FLF! I had no idea how fun it would be when I started doing it, but I’ve definitely developed a new appreciation for first lines!
Congratulations!!! And thank you for the giveaway!
I enjoy everything on this blog. It always brightens my day!
Hi Kailey! Thanks so very much 🙂
So happy for you, friend! Congrats!
thank you, my sweet friend!
Congratulations! I’m pretty new to the blog, so I don’t have a favorite thing…yet.
lol Hi Lora 🙂 Hopefully you’ll find something you love here!
Congratulations. I love your blog.
thanks so much, Jan! I love having you here 🙂
Congratulations! Happy Birthday RIMSP!
I love all things about this blog! My TBR has grown by leaps and bounds!
I’ve met so many wonderful authors here.
Keep up the great work Carrie!
I love Kissing books. We can’t have candles in the house though 🙁
oh phooey! Well, if you win, I’ll send you the etsy gift card instead! Love you, sweet friend!
Happy Happy Blogiversary, Carrie and Reading is my Super Power!! I’m so excited for you and THRILLED to have been following you on this ‘super duper’ journey! You are amazing and wonderful and fun – thank you for sharing all of your awesomeness in this blog!!
Happy happy birthday!!
YOU are ‘super duper’ 😉 and I love you!
I love your top tens… keep up the great blogging.
thank you so much, Arletta!
You do realize I had to go back and read that ‘Swooniest heroes’ blog post again during my school break. Oh yes, I did!! And I didnt’ mind at all!
LOL well of course! That’s only logical 😉
I couldn’t find where to comment on the Book Boyfriends links.
My faves from Top Ten Tuesday Faves from 2016 are Samuel Heath and Nicholas Lowe.
yeah, apparently they don’t have comments set up. Not sure why… need to figure that out.
Happy blogiversary, Carrie! I love First Line Fridays, Top 10 lists, Favorite books of the month (or year), and… well, everything about your blog really! Having followed your blog since just after CFRR last year, my TBR pile has grown exponentially and I have discovered some fabulous authors that I never would have known if it wasn’t for your blog. So thank you so much for what you do!
thank you so much, Haley! I’m honored 🙂
A very happy blogiversary to you! My fave things about your blog are your end of year best books lists as well as the what I’m looking forward to next season lists. You have introduced me to some great books and authors. Thank you!
yay! Thanks, Courtney! 🙂
I love your book reviews and lists (even if they are a hazard to my wallet and to the stability of my foundation).
I love your interviews. They’re always interesting.
I’m amazed by how many books your read and how that still leaves to time to write reviews (much less eat and sleep and stuff).
Here’s to many more years and many more kissing books! 😀
thank you, my friend! “the stability of your foundation”, huh? I didn’t know I had such power! haha!
Love everything about the blog! You are amazing! Happy blog birthday!
thank you , my sweet friend!
I couldn’t find anyplace to comment on your other posts. 🙁
hmmm… checking that out right now!
well… hmmm… removing those entry options until I figure it out. Thanks for letting me know!
Congrats, Carrie. I enjoy your posts and the books you feature. I especially like the lists you post with new releases and other info. Great blog!
thank you, Dianne! I love having you here 🙂
Happy 2 years! I enjoy reading your posts. My favorite is probably reading upcoming new releases to make sure I haven’t missed getting any on my TBR & find new things to read. So, thanks for the great information! 🙂
yay! Thanks, Susanne 🙂
Happy almost anniversary (kind of coincides with my birthday at the end of the week! woot! woot! We can celebrate together.)
I’ve only found you in the last couple of months, but I really enjoy the book reviews you do. You really bring out the interesting points in the books and make me want to pick up a whole bunch of them. And you’re so efficient!!!!
Best of luck as you continue this adventure.
thank you so much, Laurie! 🙂 And Happy Birthday!
Happy blogiversary, Carrie! I love everything about your blog–your creativity and fun sense of humor shine through and make it so enjoyable to read. I really enjoy your top ten (or thereabouts with your creative counting) lists. Your author interviews are great. I even love your book-pushing, TBR-list-exploding posts–even though I complain about having too many books to read!
So happy I found your blog and your friendship, my BFFF! Hugs!
“or thereabouts” hahaha love it! And I love YOU, my dear BFFF! HUGS
CARRIE, congrats on two years! You blog is FANTASTIC! You have made my word a better place!
Oh Caryl! How sweet!! Thank you 🙂 HUGS back to you! You are such an encouragement to me!!!
I enjoy your posts
thank you, Gwendolyn!
Congrats! My favorite thing is finding out about new books and seeing your reviews.
thanks, Paula!! 🙂
Happy Blogiversary!! ????
I love your author interviews and your book reviews (especially historical fiction). A few of my favorite things about your blog are book boyfriends, swoon worthiness and how many fans we need for the kissing.
I also love your Saturday Goodreads giveaway list. It helps me enter more contests (love) and read more books (double love)!!!
yay! Thank you so much, Connie! 😀
Ahhh this giveaway!!! So much love <3 I'm new but I like your design and your approach to books. Kissing Books <3 Your reviews are really great
thank you so much, Abigayle!
Happy 2 years Carrie! My favorite thing about this blog is – you! I love how you write your reviews, your top tens, your end of the year favorites, and your monthly favorites – I could go on and on. Mostly though I love how you respond to everyone and emails!
I have read the best books that I’ve ever read since finding your blog. You are much appreciated!
Kim! You are the best! I’m so glad to know you through this blog (and your bff emails 😉 haha!) You are such an encouragement!
introduces me to new books and authors
thanks, Marlene! 🙂
Congratulations on your birthday. I love your blog. The interviews are tops. I would love to discuss children’s books.
Thanks, Marilyn! I’ll try to add some more of those into the mix 😀
What I like are your reviews. I am always trying to find out the “clean” reads a local library can buy for the Amish and Mennonite patrons.
thank you so much, Stacy!
Happy Birthday to your blog! Yours is one of my favorites to read and one I have recommended to other Christian fiction book lovers. You do a super job of reviewing a variety of books. I also like the Saturday feature of the book giveaways on Goodreads because I usually find some I didn’t know about. You have great interviews and, of course, I love your giveaways. The first line Fridays are fun too. I have to laugh at your “kissing book” swooning and “book boyfriends” but you are on target there too. Keep up the great work, Carrie. Thanks for all you do.
Pam! Thank you so much! I am honored 🙂
Congrats on two years. You have been an inspiration to me in my relatively new blog journey.
thank you so much, Jane! I am honored 🙂
I love the variety of books reviewed. As head librarian at my church and an avid reader, you’ve given me many books to add to my TBR pile and my Must Purchase for the Church list.
oh i love that, Mallori! Thank you!
Happy blogoversary!! Congrats! I like your thoughtful top ten-like posts. You always create such great categories!
thank you, Charlie!!! 😀
Happy Blogoversary Carrie!! You know how much I love your blog and I would be lost without you……my TBR mountain might not be so high…..but who cares! Hahaha great job!!
LOL! Thank you, dear Susan 🙂
Congratulations!! Your blog is so much fun! You’ve introduced me to new books and authors. I LOVE your top ten lists.
thanks so much, Amanda!
Congratulations on two years and a great blog! My favorite posts are done by or include Zuzu.
Zuzu is wagging her tail in delight at your shout-out. There’ll be no living with her now 😉
I’m relatively new, but I love everything you do. Please keep it up! I find out about some of the wonderful authors and great new books through your posts. Congratulations of 2 great years and may you do many, many more. <3
thanks so much, Kay! I love having you here 🙂
Happy birthday, RIMSP! Dear Carrie, my favorite part of this blog is YOU! I will be back tomorrow to check out all your top Kissy posts 😉
I adore you, my sweet friend!
I’m not sure It does look easy to navigate though so that could be my favorite thing for now 🙂
Oh and Happy 2nd Anniversary
thank you, Linda!
Happy Blogiversary!!!! Yay for 2 years!!! Thankful for your friendship and that we met via this blog and our love for books and authors. And we got to ‘fan girl’ together with our pocket Pepper and we’ve been growing our friendship ever since! It’s been so much fun watching your blog take off and blossom brightly!
POCKET PEPPER!!! hahahaha! Yes! Love you, my friend 🙂
My favorite thing (besides the giveaways) are the Author Interviews. What else would I like to see? Not sure….maybe more Cozy-type book reviews? Recipes? I like things the way they are, actually.
thank you, Carolsue 😀
Happy 2nd Anniversary for your blog, Reading is my super power. I enjoy your reviews and all the amazing books you have time to read. I enjoy learning about authors on blogs, too.
God bless you richly, Carrie. See you at #2017 CFRR.
Thank you so much!! YAY!
Two years! Congrats!!! I don’t know how you do it all, but you do it so very well. 🙂 Here’s to another awesome year!
thank you, my sweet friend <3
Happy 2nd birthday! I love the new author interviews and book reviews of books I didn’t know about, especially contemporary romance and mystery/suspense. And your humor on the interviews!
thank you so much, Michelle! 🙂
Congratulations, Carrie!! 😀
I really enjoy the reviews & author interviews– and the Goodreads Giveaways posts too! 🙂
What a fun idea for a giveaway to celebrate the second year of your blog. I will be there in May!! It is a good felling and a surprising feeling when you hit these “landmarks”. Congratulations.
Happy early blogiversary to you, Alicia 🙂
I love everything about your blog! I especially love the interviews and giveaways. I enjoy learning about new authors and new books. Congratulations on two years!!
thank you so much, Donna!
My favorite thing is that you are generous and share by having giveaways for your readers.
i’m so glad you enjoy that, Annamarie! 🙂
Carrie, CONGRATS! It’s amazing to see what you’ve accomplished in two years! So happy for you. Looking forward to what other creative outlets, plans and posts you have in store. Thanks for all you do in this community. 🙂
thank you so much, Rissi!! You are so very appreciated and loved <3
Favorite thing about this blog is of course YOU!! I feel soooo blessed and grateful to have met a fellow bookworm like me in you! Love your take on books, and Zuzu!!!
awww my sweet friend! I love you <3 Thankful for you!
Happy 2nd Birthday ??
This is such an enjoyable blog?
you’re so sweet! thanks 🙂
My favorite thing about this blog is learning of new books/authors!
thanks, Diane!! That makes me happy 🙂
I’m new. Would like to win this for my wife as she loves candles and is a big time reader, so I’ll tell her about this blog.
That’s so sweet! Welcome, Jim!
Happy 2nd Birthday! Happy Blogaversary! I am so thankful that I found you and I appreciate so many things! Your love of Jesus; your willingness to support and encourage authors who also love Jesus; the devotion you have to finding giveaways that will allow us to have our own reading material and your unfailing ability to view the glass half full. Thank you for being such a strong advocate for the written word!
Carrie, please forgive me if thos appears more than once. I posted and it was no where to be seen!
Happy 2nd Birthday! Happy Blogaversary! Carrie, I am thankful for this blog for multiple reasons. You love Jesus and God’s Word; you showcase authors who offer us worthwhile reading material; you devote tremendous amounts of time to sharing Giveaways that will allow us to own books that we can’t afford to buy and you seem to be able to see the glass half FULL. Thank you for being such a strong advocate for the written word!
Connie, THANK YOU! You’re such an encouragement to me 🙂
I used to read a lot of book blogs and life got in the way. I found you through a Seekerville visit and just love your joy. It brought my own joy of reading back. 🙂
Kelly!!! I am so honored & touched by this. Thank you!
Congrats!!! I love learning about new books
YAY HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY!!! (HOW did I miss commenting before now?) I love the interviews and reviews you do. Your personality makes everything so much fun! As for what I want to see more of…..??? Girl you do SO MUCH haha! I can’t think of anything else! 😉
You’re so sweet! LOVE YOU!
I love your support of the authors and your top ten post. Congrats Carrie!