Saturday, January 25, 2014

6th Month Blogoversary and Giveaway!!! (UK/ROI)

WELL. SIX MONTHS. Six whole months. WOW. 

Created on a total whim, TAW was created on the 25th July 2013. As some of you who have been with me since the very very start, June 2012, I lost my enthusiasm for Life Through Rose-Tinted SunGlasses, my general blog that had no direction. And so, even though I always hated writing reviews, I created a book blog.

I've had a passion for reading since I was two years old. I've wondered for ages now, as to why I didn't start a book blog right back at the beginning.

So now I'm going to say thank you to those bloggers who have helped this blog, whether they've been here for me since the beginning of time TAW, or since right back in RTSG. And, I'm very sorry to my 2 Zoe's... But yes, it is in alphabetical order...

Amber: Amber is the best. An awesome, fangirly, pringly, vloggy unicorn who is my Twitter Aunt, and is also my book blogging idol. And she loves Lorde and got me into more of her music! She's just the best, and I love her so much for that! She also made me start City of Bones <3

Arianne: Arianne is the loveliest!!! As a freelance blogger, I love seeing her reviews and guest posts around the blogosphere, her writing is beautiful and she's just so lovely on Twitter <3

Crystal: I met Crystal on Twitter (does anyone see a theme yet?!) when I was about to post my interview with Erin Albert. Quirky and fun, Crystal is awesome!

Debbie: Debbie, Debbie, Debbie. As someone who needs to go to the BBA (Book Buying Anonymous), and has made me into just as much of a book-buying-aholic (just less regularly, of course, with less money and freedom), she's awesome. She sent me two books I'd wanted to read for ages for Christmas, and she's just all-roundly lovely! (and before you ask- yes, met her on Twitter...)

Fionnuala: Fi!!!!!! <3 Also met on Twitter (I'm beginning to facepalm now...), Fi is my Epic Recs partner and she sent me The Book Thief! Her blog is so pretty and she's all-roundly awesome!

Georgia: Georgia (Twitter, again...) is amazing!! Her blog is amazing and I love talking to her!!

Hawwa: Hawwa. What can we say about Hawwa?? Well, I met her on Twitter, but it turned out that I actually didn't- she used to comment on RTSG with her old blog! She's another fangirly unicorn, and she's awesome. I'm also totally jealous of her beautiful blog!

Holly: I didn't technically meet Holly on Twitter; she signed up for SRS <3 Holly is lovely and her blog deserves to be more recognised! Hol is embracing life like it should be, and I love her for that :)

Jack: Jack, Jack, Jack. As the only male on this list, he deserves a medal; he puts up with us lot, especially the Jamber (Jack and Amber, if you don't know) teasing! But no, seriously, when I met Jack (on Twitter...), I knew he was made of awesome! His blog is amazingggg, and I've debated many things, both bookish and non-bookish, with Jack, and he's very insightful! He's just amazing!

Kaitlin: Kaitlin is lovely! I met her on Twitter (shocker!) for #reviewparty and I just love talking to her.

Rita:Ritaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Rita is, like, the QUEEN of the Book Boyfriends. I love her blog and especially the Bring Out The Book Boyfriend's post... Most of which I feature quotes on :D she's amazing!

Ruby: Ruby's blog is PHENOMENAL. I'm so jealous of her graphics and design skills IT HURTS. Ruby was one of the ones on this list I've known since the beginning, way back in 2012, so she's epic in every way.

Sophie: Sophie is another I've known since way back, and I adore her blog. She's lovely and I adore her The World From YA Eyes discussions. I honestly don't know what else to say but the fact that she's just made of loveliness <3

Sunny: Sunny!! Sunny is awesome and I've bought quite a few books recently on her recommendations. Another who I've known since RTSG, Sunny is amazing <3

Zoe B: Zoeeeeee <3 Zoe is an amazing singer and I love her Stuck For A Book feature, which I have participated in.

Zoe C: Other Zoeeee!! We share our OTP of Scorose and fandoms in general. <3

 ALSO: massive thank you's and squishy hugs to Amy, Kate, Lucy, Orli, Sabrina and Octavia!

PHEW! If you read all that, wow. If you didn't. Meh.


This isn't a very big giveaway, but I thought I'd do one for all you guys. SO:
  • There will be one winner who will have their choice of the books listed
  • If there are over 200 entries, there will be 2 winners. The 2nd winner picked will get 2nd pick of a book. If their choice is the same as the 1st winner, I will contact them asking for a second choice.
  •  You must be 12 years or older 
    • TAW takes no responsibility for lost or damaged prizes on arrival
    • Winner/s will be chosen at random
    • Winner/s will be contacted within 48 hours of the giveaway ending. They then have a further 48 hours to respond before the giveaway will be redrawn.
    • Personal information will not be shared
    • I am at perfect right to change the prizes if this is needed. 
    • This giveaway is open to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
    • This giveaway ends on February 3rd 2014

    Now I have the boring stuff out of the way... The books! 

     Your choice from... 
  • Entangled by Cat Clarke
  • Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
  • Kiss by Jacqueline Wilson
  • Jasmine Skies (Artichoke Hearts #2) by  Sita Brahmachari 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, and thank you for an amazing 6 months!

Charli x


  1. CHARLI, CHARLI, CHARLI!! Congrats!!! Thank You for giving me the title: Queen of Book Boyfriends- I shall be prancing around using that title way too often... >.< haha! I love your blog too and thank you for being such an awesome bloggy friend on Twitter!! This reminds that I have to start planning my blogoversary... *procrasti ation*

    CONGRATS ON 6 MONTHS! i can't believe how awesome your blog is. at 6 months i had five followers (me (YES I WAS THAT SAD) my aunt, my brother, and two lovely bloggers) AND LIKE 4 POSTS.
    you see. i didn't book blog until 6 months so i had nothing to write about. lol!
    anyway. here's cake, and *throws blackberry in the air* may the odds be even in your favour for you to blog FOR MANY MANY MANY MORE MONTHS.
    thankidoodles for the giveaway as well, i have wanted Entangled FOR SO LONG. :D

    1. Penguin ;)

      THANK YOU. And you were awesome, I'm sure.

      *gobbles cake*


  3. Congratulations on your six-month blogoversary! Your blog has come so far in that time and you've achieved so much. So glad I 'met' you! Thank you for the lovely mention, IT GAVE ME ALL DA FEELS. *hugs* YOU'RE AWESOME! <3

    1. Thank you so much Amber!! <3 YAY FEELS *hugs back*

  4. Hi Charlie!

    Thank you SO much for my mention - you are made of lovely too! You know how much I appreciate your support, and you always end up making my day with the world's sweetest comments! I remember Jamber - that part made me laugh so much!

    Congrats on your 6 months!

    -Sophie :)

    1. *cough* that better be autocorrect *cough8

      Haha!! Anyway. Thank you so much! And yep, Jamber is my OTP <3

      Thanks <3

  5. Congratulations on the 6th month blogoversary! Hope you will continue to love blogging about books for a long time!

  6. Happy Blogoversary!
    Thank you for what you said. I thought it was lovely and so kind of you to say what you did. I like how you think I'm embracing life as I've never really thought of it like that but that's exactly what I want to do.

    Holly xx

  7. HAPPY SIXTH MONTH BLOGOVERSARY CHARLI! And thank you for mentioning me in your post.☺ I love talking to you too! Enjoy the second half of your first year of book blogging. It's going to be great. I just know it!

  8. CHARLI CONGRATS ON YOUR SIXTH MONTH BLOGOVERSARY! I remember being on Twitter the day you decided to create To Another World and it was just a spontaneous decision… but a very good decision, I might add. :) I LOVE your blog so much – from your reviews to your discussions – and I only know it can get better. :D

    Thank you so much for my mention too! I'm just grinning like a fool right now. ;D Aww those are such lovely things for you to say! And I definitely agree with all the other things you've said about everyone else (especially the Jamber part)! :D

    All in all CONGRATULATIONS on 6 months… if you've done all this so far, just imagine where you'll be when you hit one year! ;)

    1. I know, right!!! So on a whim, and yet, so amazing <3

      Thank you so much, this comment is just... you are awesome <3

  9. Great list of AWESOME people!! Congrats on 6 months!!! <3

  10. Happy Blogoversary! I would apologise for coercing you into buying books, but I'm not sorry at all :P BUY THEM ALL! #badinfluence

  11. So exciting!!!!! 6 months!!!!! I can't wait to see what awesomeness your blog holds in the next 6 months lady! <33

  12. Congratulations! 6 months is a wonderful mile-stone. ^_^ xx


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