July 22, 2014

Paper Charade's Turns 1! {updates, hiatus + giveaway}

July 22, 2014
Paper Charade turns 1!

So many bloggers are celebrating their first blogoversary as well, I had no idea I share such a monumental day with them! Technically, I created Paper Charade with only one blog post back in February of 2013, but hadn't started blogging religiously until July 22nd with my first review FRIGID by J. Lynn. The blog was actually known as Stolen Heartstrings until I changed it to Paper Charade in December. So it's only fair that July 22 is considered my blogoversary!

To celebrate my very first blogoversary and to thank you followers/readers for putting up with me that long, I will be giving away some books. The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL!!!

Here's the catch. This giveaway will run for about a month (so everyone has a chance to enter), but I may not be able to pick the winners until October. That ONLY depends if my plans to go to Australia for my birthday month (September) goes through. I might not have internet access there unless I find a spot with free wifi. If Australia doesn't happen, I'll pick winners near the end of August. Either way, the winners will be notified via email (make sure to check back here or check your junk mails to see if you won).

If you follow my blog, you'll notice that I haven't been posting regularly since May. There are a few reasons why. Although I've been trying to keep up with reading as much as I can this summer, I haven't found enough time to sit on my laptop to write reviews or post my coverage on summer music festivals, or anything at all for that matter. I haven't been able to keep to my reading journal either! You can tell that, not only did I cut back on posting reviews, I have also cut back on RDL's and Blog Tours considerably. 

My moms friend and kids moved all the way from Alaska to our house in California just at the end of May, so my family has been moving things around and throwing things out while moving their things in. In addition to that, my mom is pregnant (her due date is today!), so I've been helping her out with all the preparation and stuff. So, I've been juggling all of that on top of working, looking for a new job, re-applying to go back to college, and taking on a new project with Entangled Publishing (more info when I'm allowed to say so). Oh, and taking care of my 6-year-old brother as well.

That being said, I think I will be continuing this involuntary hiatus for a little longer. I can't say when I will be back, especially with my new sibling and starting school, but I will post when I can. I will also try to post on my Story Diary blog as well. Follow me on Twitter to know when I post something new.

Okay, so to the good part... The Giveaway!

~ This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL!!!
~ Any false entry without following each entry rules will be disqualified
~ I am not responsible for lost or damaged items when they are in transit to the winner
~ Some books are used (once) so they aren't going to be in pristine condition, but they are in good condition
~ If the winner is outside of the US, please keep in mind that it will take a while for the package to arrive

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Good luck, and thanks for putting up with me for a year. Let's go for another!
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