1 Year Blogoversary

It's officially been one year since I started Follow the Yellow Book Road!

If you have ever read a post, commented on a post, followed my blog, entered a giveaway, emailed me, tweeted or retweeted me, or supported me in some other way Thank You!

You all have welcomed me into this wonderful community of book bloggers and I love being a part of it.

When I started blogging, it was a way for me to organize my thoughts and connect with people who shared my interest in reading. I really had no idea what I was doing, but I've learned a lot.

And I've made a few friends! A special thank you goes to the following amazing people

  • Aneta @ Angelic Book Reviews who posted my very first comment on this post
  • Val @ The Innocent Smiley for answering my emails when I first started blogging and had no idea how to use block quotes! And for being one of my first consistent followers! 
  • Monique @ Mo Books for being one of my first consistent followers and always willing to share your wisdom!
  • Avery @ Avery's Designs for designing the current look of my blog and being infinitely patient with all my crazy requests.
  • AJ Nuest for being the first author that ever connected with me, shared her work with me, and asked me to join her street team.
  • Everyone who regularly follows and comments on my posts, Thank You!

Some of my book blogging accomplishments this year include:
  • 229 total posts 
  • 221 book review posts
  • 135 total followers via GFC and Bloglovin
  • approximately 13,000 pageviews
  • 2 Book Events where I met the following authors: Sarah J Maas, Alexandra Bracken, Dawn Metcalf, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Soman Chainani, and Gregory Maguire
  • My most visited post is the reveal of my blog design 
Thank you all so much for your support this year!

For those of you interested in helping me tackle one of my goals/resolutions for 2015, check out and participate in this Book BINGO Challenge!

To celebrate, I am hosting a givaway!

To earn extra entries, here is a book cover challenge (if the rafflecopter chooses a book cover challenge entry as the winner, only correct answers will count)
*HINT: all covers in this challenge have been reviewed by me this year!

Prize: Any book that I have reviewed on the blog (max $20)
To see the complete list visit one of the archive pages
The Rules:
Open Internationally as long as the Book Depository ships to you
Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to reply before an alternate winner is picked
All entries must be made via Rafflecopter and are subject to verification
Follow the Yellow Book Road is not responsible for prizes that are lost or damaged in the mail


  1. Wow!! Congratulations girl!! Bloggers like you are an inspiration for newbies like me! I hope I would be able to post a post like this a year from now!! I loved that Thank You list! Brought a huge smile on my face :)
    I genuinely say this with all my heart, I respect you as a fellow blogger for how you remembered and thanked all those people :D
    I love that blogging helps me to meet awesome people like you :)
    All the Best! Hope your keep grows even more! :)
    Eclectic Introspections @ Flickering Lights

    1. Thank you! I hope you stick with it!

  2. One whole year?! Congrats!! That's quite an accomplishment, to start and stick with blogging fo a whole year! :D Eek! Hope you get to celebrate your second blogaversary and more! :D Congrats again!

  3. Happy blogoversary! And thanks for sticking around this book blogging sphere. :)

  4. EMILY! HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! I'm glad you lasted a year because you're one of the few that I started out with that is still active! I AM SO PROUD. So CONGRATULATIONS! And thank you for the shout out! :)

    1. Thanks Val! you are definitely one of my blogging-besties! I know I can rely on you to faithfully stop by and comment. You are the best!!

  5. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for doing this great giveaway. I love this book cover guessing challenge and I think i know 5 of the books listed above. :)

    1. Thank you and you're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed the book cover challenge I wanted to make the entries a bit more fun than the usual ones you see.

  6. Happy blogoversary!!! YAY! *throws confetti*

  7. Happy Blogoversary!! Your blog is one of the first ones I've followed and I love to check back and see how you're doing. So keep it up girl :)

  8. Congratulations on 1 year of blogging Emily, whoot whoot! Thank you for the shout out darlin' ♥ I love visiting your blog and reading your reviews. You've helped me make the final decision on if I should or shouldn't read something many times.

    1. thank you! I'm so happy that you find my reviews helpful! That means so much to me :)

  9. Happy blogoversary! And thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  10. Happy Blogoversary, and good luck in year 2!


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