Word Press 1 year Anniversary ワードプレスの一年記念日

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1 year of blogging! Woohoo! 😄 I can’t believe I’ve made it this far. Thanks to Word Press for making it possible.
I still remember when I started out blogging exactly a year ago.

A friend of mine asked me, “Why don’t you start a blog?” and it got me thinking, “I never thought of that before, why don’t I start a blog?”  Of course there was a reason behind that.

Reason #1: I have no idea how to start a blog.

Reason #2: I don’t have confidence with my writing.

Last year, as I was scrolling through facebook in my newsfeed, an advertisement of Word Press caught my attention and I saw it as a sign to start blogging.

So I did. With my first post as a book review of Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.

With 74 blog posts and 387 blog followers, a year has passed since I started this blog. I would like to put into words my heartfelt thank you to those who read my posts and followed me. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

一年間のブログ!ここまで出来るなんて信じられません。ワードプレスのおかげでブログを始めて続けられてありがたいです。一年前ブログを始めた時の事をよく覚えています。

ある日、私が友達にこう聞かれました、「ブログ始めればいいんじゃない。」その質問で私はこう考えました、「そうだね、そんな事考えた事が無い。始めた方が良いかも。」もちろんそれに理由がありました。

一番目の理由: どうやって始めるか分からない。

二番目の理由: 私の書く能力に自信が無い。

去年、フェースブックでスクロールしていたらワードプレスの広告を目に入ってそれが運命だと思ってブログを始める事に成りました。

だから始めました。一番最初のブログポストは、ジョングリーンとマウリーンジョンソンとローレンミラクルが書いた「レット•イット•スノー」と言う本の書評でした。

一年間でブログポスト74、そしてフォロワー387人。読んでくれている皆さん、そしてフォローしている皆様のおかげでここまでこられて本当にありがとうございました。これからも頑張ります。よろしくお願いします。

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What Book Should I Give as a Gift this Christmas?

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Haven’t decided yet what book to give this Christmas to your book-loving friend? Or a gift for yourself?

Then you’ve come to the right place. These are my personal favorites and I hope you’ll like them too!

1. My True Love Gave to Me by 12 authors edited by Stephanie Perkins


If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with “My True Love Gave to Me” Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers (Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de La Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Tayler and Kiersten White), edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa, there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.”

2. What Light by Jay Asher

“Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon. It’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other. By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. But as disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra can’t help but wonder if love really is enough to overcome every obstacle…”

Book Review here.



3. Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle


Let It Snow is a compilation novel comprising of three separate stories that intertwine with one another. A trio of bestselling authors – John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle – brings all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away. The stories include The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson, A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green, and The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle.

Book review here.



4. Christmas Legends to Remember by Helen Haidle


Three tales of true Christmas spirit come alive in the hands of award-winning children’s author Helen Haidle. Legend of the Candy Cane opens with the lonely candy maker seeking the truth in the Christmas season. As he finds warmth in the laughter and bustle of the village children, a thought occurs: What can he give to show love for those in need? Unexpected inspiration leads to a sweet and meaningful answer.



5. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella


Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true a shopping friend for life! But it s trickier than she thought two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.

She can create havoc everywhere from Harrods to Harvey Nicks to her own christening. She hires taxis at random, her favourite word is Mine , and she s even started bidding for designer bags on ebay.

On top of everything else, there s a big financial crisis. People are having to Cut Back including all of Becky s personal shopping clients and she and Luke are still living with Becky s Mum and Dad. To cheer everyone up, Becky decides to throw a surprise birthday party on a budget but then things become really complicated.

Who will end up on the naughty step, who will get a gold star and will Becky s secret wishes come true?



6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney


Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of.The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?

Happy Holidays and cheers to more books! 😄🎄🎁📚❤
Love,

Flexi

Book Giveaway Winner

Hey what’s up readers? I’ll be announcing today the winner of the book giveaway I held from November 9 until the 29th of November.

First of all, I would like to thank all those who joined the giveaway and made it a success. It wouldn’t have amounted for nothing were it not for your participation.

The Instober and Blogtober Success Book Giveaway Winner is Mystique of the_mystique_reader. Congratulations! 😄📚❤🎁🎉

I have read and enjoyed every comment you guys wrote on my blogposts and Instagram posts. I want to make all those who participated and those who followed the rules be the winners but I only have one book to giveaway.

To all those who joined but didn’t win, don’t worry, I’ll be doing another giveaway soon so stay tuned. 😊

Cheers to more books! 😄📚💖
Love,

Flexi