A 200 followers thank-you note + a giveaway

Several days ago, I got this little notification I’ve been eagerly awaiting. Why, you ask? Well, if you’ve read my 100 followers thank-you post, you will know that I’d promised my first giveaway when I hit 200 followers. It has happened. I will gift you a book. One of you, lovely and amazing people, will receive a book of choice from Book Depository. But first let’s do the gushing and thanking!


Thank you readers and friends and all of you lovely people who’ve been following this little scrap of internet I own and use to promote my secret agenda (mainly Terry Pratchett and Sponge Bob related). Thank you! I love all of you, and I’m sorry if I can’t read all of your posts regularly, but there’s this stupid life thingie that constantly gets in my way. Have you heard of it? Tell me, how does it work?


Anywho, on this oh so glorious of opportunities I want to let you know that I’m still enjoying blogging, and reading, but the last month was so busy and rough it slowed me down. Summer is approaching fast and my mood is improving, so I look forward to all the books I’ll read and all the posts I’ll write, because everything tastes better in summer! I especially look forward to warm nights, outdoor parties, and sea… I haven’t been to the seaside in two years (because 2017 was just the worst), so I need to go this year (I envy all of you whose country is physically connected to a sea). And, as a total novelty, I plan to…. *drumrolls*…learn how to swim. Yes, I am 27 and freaking terrified of deep water, so I’m going to sign up for group classes soon and embarrass the hell out of myself in front small kids.



Okay, enough babbling, let’s cut to the chase! Last time I celebrated a rounded three-digit number, I gave all of you a gift of facts about me and my life. The saying goes, “Don’t look a gift-horse in the mouth”, but I’m 99% certain you’re fed up with my facts by now haha, so here comes a real gift! Not a horse, but if you’re looking for a book with horse characters, I wholeheartedly recommend My Lady Jane. Neigh, I insist!

I had no idea how a giveaway works, so I’ve spent significant hours thoroughly scavenging your posts, as many of you seem to get the hang of this. So here it is. An international giveaway (including all countries Book Depository delivers to). Starting on May 17h at midnight, ending on June 17th at midnight. Everyone age 18+ can enter. Check it out below and make sure to read my terms and conditions in entirety before entering the contest please. If you win, you can choose either 2 books or one, amounting to a maximum of $20 US on the day of buying it. Book Depository has a free international delivery, and I often shop there, so that’s why I chose it.

Β A Rafflecopter Giveaway

Good luck everyone! πŸ™‚ Which book(s) would you choose if you won? I’ve never won a giveaway myself, so I often fantasize about free books, betcha you do too. πŸ˜‰

49 thoughts on “A 200 followers thank-you note + a giveaway

  1. I missed the giveaway, but oh well haha!Love your blog, and congrats yo!So happy for you, and I love your writing style.Keep writing,I’d love for you to check my blog out too!<3

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  2. Congratulations! Your posts are always so lively and funny to read πŸ™‚ Good luck with the swimming lessons, you’ll be fine! It’s such an important skill to have. Living in a landlocked country at the moment is also the worst for me and I envy everyone with ocean access, although I have an irrational fear of sea-swimming. I just like looking at it. Big congratulations again!

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚ Thanks, I hope so haha. πŸ˜€ Me too, I have an irrational fear so that’s what’s prevented me so far, but with the right instructor I hope I’ll manage, even though we don’t have many areas for swimming here. Thanks! ❀

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  3. Hey Marina, did you get my message on Twitter? I think it might have ended up in the Requests folder of your Messages. Just wanting to make sure because I made a mistake with the giveaway, and apparently I have eight entries as well? I don’t know what the heck happened!

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  4. Congratulations on reaching 200 followers! You’re never too old to learn something so I admire you for doing this. All pupils have to learn how to swim in school.. don’t they do that with you? I hated it and I was scared most of the time so I’m terrible at it πŸ˜‰. I just placed my first order on Bookdepository for myself (I did a giveaway too this year) but I had to be very selective. If I’d win I’d.choose maybe the new Clare Mackintosh novel, or one of Sharon Bolton or a lovely ugly cry book 😊.

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    1. Thanks Inge! I know you’re never too old, but too scared..I’m a chicken πŸ˜€ My best friend planted the idea because she’ll do the same, and I’ve always prided myself on the fact I have friends who can’t swim either, but now I’m running out haha. πŸ˜€ Nope, we don’t have pools in schools here and they don’t teach us, though I think it should be obligatory! It’s a life-saving skill after all, but I guess they think that we can benefit more from a handstand, cause that -is- obligatory….LOL.

      Well good luck then! πŸ™‚ It would be very hard for me to choose haha, since I have a neverending wish list on Book Depository. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for the giveaway to start, it sucks that you have to do it at midnight if you don’t pay, so I’ll have to stay awake until then, but I want to see if everything goes smoothly as I’ve never done this. πŸ™‚ I’m both excited and terrified haha. πŸ˜€


      1. Ah that’s what friends are for 😊. We don’t have schools with pools either though.. they have to go (with a special bus) to the public pool and it’s reserved for two hours or so then..

        I just put in the date a day before so that when the post was published the giveaway could be entered right away.. When I logged into Rafflecopter I could see the giveaway was open. I bet it’s exciting but nothing can go wrong, you’ll see xxx

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    1. Thanks Flavia! πŸ™‚ Haha I love Mr. Bean, it was just a matter of time when I’d use a gif of him. πŸ˜€ Thank you for following me, and good luck! πŸ™‚ It starts in two hours, I should have maybe said midnight for my timezone eek πŸ˜€

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  5. Congratulations on 200 followers!! Good luck with swimming!! I absolutely love swimming. I honestly don’t know what book I would choose if I won. I have so many books on my TBR that I don’t own yet. Maybe I could go with another book in a series I’ve started but then I would have trouble picking which one lol.

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    1. Thanks Misty! And thanks, I’ll need luck on my side haha. πŸ™‚ Me too haha, that’s why I asked, so people can think about it in case they win πŸ™‚ I mean I do know, but it’s like 20 books in a narrowed selection, so how to choose from those? πŸ˜€

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