Welcome to the One Year Blogoversary of The Broke and The Bookish!
We started this little blog here as a result of my (Jamie's) unemployment situation and the desire to talk books. I put out the call in the College Students group on Goodreads that I created and moderate and sure enough many of my favorite members were enthusiastic about starting a blog together! We've come a LONG way....we've figured out the bumps and issues that arise with having a collaborative blog and we've figured out what has worked for us as a team of bloggers and readers. I'm so happy with the relationships we've made with other readers and the conversations we've had. I'm so proud of the way our blog has grown organically and how we've found our little corner here in the blogosphere.
In this year we've read some amazing books, had some amazing discussions with you all, gone to amazing bookish events, interacted with great authors and, on occasion, been able to share books we've enjoyed with other readers with giveaways.
A glance at the past year:
Our first review was posted on Monday, June 21, 2010. I reviewed 360 Degrees of Longitude. Our first Top Ten Tuesday was Top Ten Childhood Favorites. Top Ten Tuesday has grown so much since then!
We currently have thirteen contributors to The Broke and the Bookish. You'll get to know each of them individually this week as we will be having a "Get To Know You" interview with everyone and some giveaways of books that we've LOVED in this past year!
-As of this past Friday (June 17, 2011), The Broke and the Bookish have posted a total of 350 posts. We've had 251 reviews and 52 Top Ten Tuesday posts along with many other featured posts -- Bookish Jobs For Bookish People, Student Of The Month and LOTS of rousing literary discussions. We've read pretty much every genre in Adult and YA fiction and we've reviewed a slew of non-fiction! It's really been a great reading year...
And now for the first giveaway:
+ One lucky winner will win a $25 gift card to Amazon or (for international readers) $25 to spend at The Book Depository.
+ You don't have to be a follower but since it IS our blogoversary and we are celebrating our time in the blogosphere...we'd LOVE for you to check out the blog!
+ Open to International folks
+ Giveaway ends July 4
+ Fill out this form right hereeee. It's easy peasy.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check back all week as there will be great giveaways and chances to get to know all of the bloggers here at TB&TB!