One Year Anniversary? Thank you!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Oh my gosh, guys. It's a year since I started this blog. (Waaay back.) It's been an insane ride. I love blogging. Even if I complain a lot and get really down. I think I'm up for the challenge now! Yay!
Thank you so much for reading this!

Why I Started you'll probably hate me for this. But I started because of...drum roll...ARCS. 
Hahahah. Don't hurt me. 

But the thing is...I stay because I love it. I know my Twitter feed is full of me complaining and whining and threatening to go. But I've stayed. For a year. And maybe for more years to come!

Things I Did

You may or may not know that I like doing stuff. And stuff is vague for a reason. Because 
I've done blog stuff to anime stuff to book stuff. So yeah. A lot of different things. 

Convention stuff?

I went to BookCon 2015!
And I did TWO recaps.
Day Uno
Day Dos

Photo by Wren

Another book festival/convention I went to was North Texas Teen Book Festival. (My haul HERE!) I met so many amazing people: Naya, Liv, Avery, Sarah, Lizzie, and Whitney. Check them out!
I also got hugged by Adam Silvera. Life. Goals.

And blog stuff!

I started to do anime reviews. I'd link them all...but then I'd have to look for them. (And I'm now this anime addict. Sorry not sorry.)

I started a podcast for discussions as The Bookmato Chronicles. (Check out some episodes HERE!)
But I stopped. And changed my blog name.
BUT good news! I'll be doing a podcast called The Litaku instead! Which will be anime/book reviews, top ten/top five lists, updates, and whatever else. It'll be fun. I might slowly become a podcast, but I'll keep going with my blog.

I also started an (unsuccessful) YouTube. But check it out anyways. I'll do anime commentaries and all on there.

I started another blog called Bookish Eventravaganza. There are two events with this event blog. 
Check them out!

I also started a street team for my favorite author ever Victoria/VE Schwab! It's called the VElites. Check it out.

And now...the only writing thing I did during this time! NaNoWriMo 2015! 

And I won! (No clue where my certificate is. SOMEWHERE.) 

So onto some life stuff.

First things first...I moved! To Texas! Yay? So I met new people, of course, and i got new teachers and all. It wasn't too bad, I guess. But it wasn't FANTASTIC or anything.

I went to a Japanese festival. For the first time in my life. It was awesome. See my haul HERE

In case you're wondering, yes, I did go to Japan. I stayed in a capsule hotel. 

Photo by Wren
And I went to a rabbit cafe. Fun stuff really. I hope to go back one day!

Now, I am a blue belt in TKD. ALMOST THERE, GUYS. (I started a green when I moved to TX.)

I broke my glasses. For the first time in my life.

And I struggled without them. (As I write this, I have no glasses. So it's goddy awful.)
Also, it's TKD's fault for them breaking. True story.

I started to do page designs for my school newspaper! They look awful, by the way. But I'm working on it!

Editor applications came up, and I signed up to be the page editor. So yeah...gotta brush up on those editing skills.

Stats's where I start to cry. My sad, sad stats.

Followers (Bloglovin' + GFC + Feedburner): 89

Views: 14,727

Twitter Followers: 489 (ALMOST THERE)

GR Friends: 154 (I'm not really on this one...)

Top Five Posts

These posts are the posts with the most views on my blog. Maybe you can add another???
Why I Love Being a Blogger
An Interview with Brittany from Book Addicts Guide
BookCon 2015 Giveaway (CLOSED)
A Discussion about #booksfortrade
An Interview with Rachel from A Perfection Called Books

Thanks onto the good stuff. I'll be thanking all the bloggers who have helped me. SHOUTOUT TIME.

Thanks to Mishma from Chasing Faerytales. You are one of my best friends in the blogging world. You are so sweet and so kind. I love everything you do. Especially VE Schwab things. Our little, fictional family is so awesome. #Schardas4Life ;) You're my blogger waifu, and I can't believe I've never met you before. One day! Love, your #Schardas ally Wren.

Thanks to Em from Piplup's Shadowy Bookshelf. GIRRRLL. I love you so much. You introduced me to Haikyuu. You introduced me to one of my main anime loves Nishinoya. And we talk anime and drawing together. Thanks for lending your artistic eye to things and for my AMAZING profile picture. I hope we continue this awesomeness. Love, your anime buddy Wren.

Thanks to Briana and Angelina from TV Bros. You guys are so sweet. I'm sorry you left blogging (but have sorta come back.) I miss youuu. I know I kinda abandoned Miitomo (because I abandoned my iPad basically.) You guys are great. I love your support and kindness. Love, your kohai Wren.

Thanks to Joan from Fiddler Blue. You are my IBC queen! Your ideas are amazing. And your stories are always funny. Thanks so much for helping me with IBC. I love everything you've done. Love, your lost co-host Wren.

Thanks to Emily from Emily Reads Everything. You gave me the best gift a person could have. An ARC of TSS. Thank you. And thanks for all the support. I love it a lot. You're a great person to talk to. Love. the person forever in your debt Wren.

Thanks to Fallon from Seeing Double in Neverland. You heard me. And you gave me advice...and books. Thank you for this. It really makes me smile everytime I get a package from you. Love, your blogger without the books Wren.

Thanks to Nori from Read Write Love 28. You have SST. You have RQWN. You are the queen of blogging, Nori. And I admire you. You set the bar high for me, and I strive to be better. Love, your lowly friend Wren.

Thanks to Cait from Paper Fury. You are an inspiration to me. I love your stories. And your enthusiam. I can't wait for your next post, and I greedily gobble it up. I want to be that crazy writer who writes books in a day. But I gotta accept who I am. Thanks for making me reach for the stars. Also, food. Love, your dessert lover Wren.

Thanks to Christina from Books and Prejudice. You have been here from the start. You're always chastising me and really making me rethink all my name changes. But I know this one will stick. Love, your indecisive friend Wren. 

And I might be missing people out, but don't get down! You all are my FAMILY. Thank you so much for all you've done. 

Thanks to you! For reading my blog. And being my friend. Hope we continue this wild adventure until the end. Love, your Litaku Wren.


And no anniversary is awesome without a giveaway...or two.
So here they are!

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Twitter Giveaway

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