Monday, 28 September 2015

Three Year Blogoversary

Today marks the third anniversary of Bookshelf Butterfly. In this past year since my last blogoversary I quit my job and went travelling, got a new job on my return and have somehow still found time to continue blogging! 

Well, technically I did have a little break whilst overseas but during that period I still continued to read. I loved finding some gems in hostel bookshelves and was fascinated by what other travellers were reading. 

Since I’ve been back, I’ve noticed that I’ve become drawn to books featuring travel and significant personal journeys even more than before. I’ve found that books in far flung locations ease the craving for travelling, although on the other hand it does then add to places that I would love to visit! 

Over the last year I’ve managed to attend a couple of events this year; the Black Eyed Susans author meet-and-greet and the Headline Rooftop Book Club. I got to meet some lovely fellow bloggers at both – as nice as it is to have some great online relationships, it’s even nicer to meet some of those people in real life too! 

I’ve been trying to up my Features game by writing more articles alongside reviews and hopefully I’ll be able to participate in more blog tours with added extras over the coming months. I’m still aiming to read more diverse fiction as I feel there are some great stories out there from different cultures that might be getting the exposure they deserve. Having had a taste of translated fiction recently I would love to read more of that also. 

I still have my ups and downs with the blog but I am still very much enjoying it and have a few interesting things in the pipeline which I hope readers will like. I appreciate every book sent by generous publishers and authors, as well as all the recommendations that are added onto my book shopping list! I also love and appreciate every like, share, tweet and comment and am always working towards more of all the above! 

The biggest thanks as always go to readers of this blog; thank you for your continuing support and interest in Bookshelf Butterfly and I hope to keep you engaged with more reviews and book posts in the future.


I have three books to give away to three lucky readers. The books up for grabs are Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill, The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman and The Hunt by T.J. Lebbon – a selection of titles that I have particularly enjoyed this year. There are two ways to enter. 
1: Follow @booksbutterfly on Twitter, retweet any tweet about this giveaway and tweet me name of the book you would most like to win. 

2: Like my Facebook page and comment on a giveaway post with the name of the book you would most like to win. Easy peasy! 

Multiple entries are accepted and this giveaway is open internationally. Competition is open until midday Wednesday 30th September 2015 (GMT) and winners will be announced that day. Good luck to all entrants! 

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