Saturday, January 19, 2013

Reading Lark's 2nd Birthday Celebration!


It's that time of year again! Time to celebrate another year that the Larks have been giving you the scoop on great reads. On behalf of all the Larks, I'd like to thank all of our readers. We also would like to thank all the wonderful authors and publishers we have had the pleasure to work with over the past year. We know that Year #3 will be even better!

First, the Larks compiled some stats to showcase our accomplishments in Year #2:

* On January 2, 2012 - We expanded and opened up Reading Lark After Dark to showcase our romance and 18+ reviews.
* Two new Larks, Jen & Michele B., joined The Nest
* We pride ourselves on posting new content daily. You can always expect a review or an author/book feature every day of the week. We take two days off for Christmas, but that is the only days you will not see amazing bookish posts on our site.

From 1/19/12 until 1/19/13:
* 314 book and novella reviews were posted
* 110 giveaways were posted 
* 53 What's Your Status posts kept you updated on the Larks' reading lists as well as all of the reviews and other happenings
* 53 Magic Lamp Sundays featuring bookish wishes from our current reads
* 53 Cover Crazies showcasing covers that have caught our eyes
* 52 Teaser Tuesday posts gave you a taste of what we've been reading
* 52 WOW posts helped you increase your TBR lists
* 50 Shopping Larks to keep you updated on the books hitting the shelves each week
* 41 authors stopped by to chat
* 25 Book Boyfriends graced your presence and stole your hearts
* 23 Book BFF's hung out with us
* 21 authors wrote guest posts for us
* 19 covers were revealed
* 6 characters stopped by The Nest to hang out and chat

It has been an amazing year for us and we cannot wait to bring you even more amazing content this year. Thanks for celebrating our birthday with us! A birthday wouldn't be complete without presents, right? We are offering our readers a chance to win a $25 gift card to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Chapters. The winner gets to choose their favorite store. This is open internationally as long as you are able to use a gift card at one of these merchants. You must be 13+ years old to win.

60 comments:

  1. I just love following other blogs who share the same reading interests that I do! I'm a paranormal reader and for the longest time, I never had anyone to talk to about the paranormal books because my friends didn't read them! So I am just happy being the in the blogosphere surrounded by other paranormal readers!

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  2. I like reviews best :)

    COngrats on the great milestone!

    Tynga (cindyB)

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  3. My favorite thing about most blogs is the book reviews, and Reading Lark is no exception. I think you do a great job. Thanks!

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  4. One of my favorite things about Reading Lark is your book reviews -- I'm always on the lookout for what other people recommend. It's been great to add to my TBR list!

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  5. YAY!!! Happy Birthday to us!!! It's been a wonderful year and I work with the greatest group of ladies ever! xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  6. I love the reviews here at the Lark--keeps my TBR pile overflowing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  7. I love the name of your blog. And you also give great book recommendations. Happy Birthday!

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  8. To our WONDERFUL blog followers...you guys are ALL AWESOME!!!!! We love sharing our love of books with you all and always love your comments!! YOU ALL ROCK!! Good luck!

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  9. Happy blogoversary Larks! Wishing you many more years of wonderful bookish blogging!

    I love the reviews most on your blog, as well as the memes, interviews and giveaways. I can't pick just one, but the reviews are always at the top of my list!

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  10. My favorite thing was the reviews and teasers that helped me find new books to read!

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  11. WOW! Your accomplishments for 2012 are amazing!! You so deserve to celebrate!! CONGRATS! and HAPPY 2nd BIRTHDAY to all of you who are part of the Reading Lark!! I'm very lucky to have found you through some giveaway hops and I'm very happy I did. I know I'm a new follower but I will be here for you next birthday!! I totally love your blog. And the main reason it is such a good blog is all the hard work you all put into making it this way. I love your reviews and the books you choose. Again Happy 2nd Birthday Reading Lark!!

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  12. I love the way you do book reviews. If i am interested in a book I will come to your blog and read your review (if you have it) prior to buying the book. If your review on it isnt very high then I tend to not purchase the book. WE have alot of the same likes and dislikes when it comes to books.

    Thank you for the amazing blog

    Happy Birthday!

    Ryver

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  13. Happy Blog Birthday! Thank you for sharing your love of reading with us! I love finding new books here. Sometiems it's just a cover, a review and already the book is on my radar :)
    Raffle name: Fiery Na

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  14. Loved all the great reviews you posted this past year. I may not comment on all of them but I do read them.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  15. Congrats! I like the format of the blog.

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  16. Definitely the reviews!! It's hard to find a blog that doesn't give every book 5 stars. Variety!!!

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  17. Congrats on your 2 years!! Here's wishing you guys many many more to come!!

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  18. I really like the reviews. Y'all give such great reviews, telling the good and the bad.
    Thank you!

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  19. i love the reviews, the book rating system and your giveaways! :)

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  20. I always remember your blog. I follow a lot, but yours is one I come back to again and again. I think it has a lot to do with the writing style and the books that are reviewed.

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  21. Happy Birthday! Great reviews and giveaways! I enjoy your enthusiasm and great posts! Thanks!

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  22. Congrats on your second Birthday and best wishes for many, many more!!! I appreciate the Shopping Larks. I need to know what's coming up and what to look for. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. I love the reviews. I've found several great books I wouldn't have heard of otherwise. Thanks!

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  24. Thank you for all the lovely comments. They are truly making my day. I love Reading Lark and all the Larks so it's nice to see others do as well. Thank you from all of us. We can't wait to keep bringing you the things you love in 2013!

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  25. I enjoy the reviews, it gives me a chance to learn about books that I might otherwise have missed out on reading. Happy Birthday!!

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  26. I absolutely LOVE the format of your reviews! It's unique to your blog and adds a very nice spin to the blogosphere. You cut straight to the chase and I loooove that! :) As a fellow blogger, I'm always inspired by how other bloggers write their reviews.
    Happy birthday!! :D

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  27. Reading all these comments warmed my heart on a cold January morning!

    Thank you all for enjoying the blog with us; we'd do it anyway but it is great that you are all with us too! :)

    Also, the Larks are the most awesome book chicks ever... I love talking books with these ladies!! They kick birdie butt! :D

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  28. I love that there's several of you reviewers, so there's some insight into personal tastes and different review styles. Your reviews are never generic, so I feel I get a pretty good idea of whether I'll like a book or not. Rock on, ladies! :)

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  29. Reviews, and I love your lil birdies at the top of your blog!

    raffle name: Nikki O

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  30. love the Author Interrviews and giveaways. Like the reviews when I am on the fence about a book or author.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

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  31. Congratulations.

    It's not just one thing. It's a great blog to read through the posts & the comments. Find great books & authors.

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  32. I love how Reading Lark has multiple reviewers (especially since you all have fab tastes in books), because it gives you more variety in writing and perspective.

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  33. Ever since I first started following this blog I fell in love with your banner, it's so pretty :) I also like your reviews a lot. I actually discovered some new books from you reviews :)

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  34. Congrats! I love that you post a lot of reviews and not just tours and memes. I also think your banner is adorable!

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  35. I don't comment much, but I love checking out the reviews to find out some new books out there that might be worth reading.

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  36. I love the mixed genres that you all read and review, it makes it nice to have a variety. But honestly, the first thing that drew me to your blog was the book boyfriend and book bff links, those kinds of things are fun! Love to see all of your favorites too in the about me section (getting Pushing The Limits this week, thanks for the heads up that I maybe crying)!
    Happy 2nd Birthday ~ so happy I found this blog!

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  37. Thank you again for all the kind comments. We appreciate each one and your feedback. :)

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  38. I love that you read and review a variety of genres. I also love the layout of the blog- it's easy to navigate and very cute!

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  39. My favorites are the reviews and giveaways, and that this blog is so easy to navigate, some are not.

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  40. I love finding new books, and reading your honest reviews, not to mention all of your giveaways. :) Congratulations on your 2nd birthday!! An amazing milestone to have reached.
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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  41. I love the books you review and especially have up for giveaway. They actually sound really good. I went to Goodreads after checking your blog and added some under to read. lol. I'm always excited about updating that. ;)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  42. The reviews! I like getting new recommendations from books fellow readers love :)
    Happy 2nd birthday and thank you for the giveaway!

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  43. reviews interrviews and giveaways! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  44. Happy blogoversary
    I love the reviews and the giveaways, of course! :D

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  45. Happy two years!!! I love all your reviews and the amazing giveaways!

    Jolene A

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  46. Congrats on your blogoversary. I hope you have many more.

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  47. Congrats on two years! Wishing you many, many more!

    I love all the great reviews!

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  48. Happy Blogoversary!! I'd say Reviews!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Froggy

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  49. First off, Happy 2nd Birthday! And thanks so much for this generous opportunity!

    The thing I enjoy most about Reading Lark, is your reviews! They help me decide if I should read a certain book or not!

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  50. I Love your logos birds ;) and your reviews are great

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  51. I love my daily email updating me on blog happenings

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  52. I absolutely love the design, everything is very pretty.

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  53. I like the reviews the most! It's hard to keep up with all the books being released sometimes, and you do a great job of selecting the best!

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  54. I love the reviews. They are very thought out and informative.

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