Books, Biscuits, and Tea is 1 year old!

1-Year Blogoversary

Hello everyone! I’ve some great news on this grey and rainy morning: as of today, Books, Biscuits, and Tea is officially 1 year old! This week I’m going to be posting about some of my blogging highs and lows, some of my favourite books and  bookish highlights and I’ve a fun interview planned as well. If you have some time then feel free to grab a cuppa tea and a slice of cake and join the celebrations!

When I started blogging in last September, I had no idea what I signed up for. I stumbled upon someone’s blog one day and started thinking about what a great idea it was. Most of my friends don’t like reading as much as I do and those who do read have quite a different taste, so I was desperate for a place where I could meet like-minded people and talk about books without being labelled as a nerd. Still, I wasn’t sure if I should give it a try or not, and even if I did, how long would I manage to keep it up. Well, in the end I did sign up and I never looked back. There were some highs as well as lows but I enjoyed every minute of it. :)

But all this wouldn’t have happened without you guys. Your encouragement, all your lovely comments and feedback, and the fact that you take the time to read my bookish ramblings mean an awful lot to me – thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for sticking with me in the past 12 months, encouraging me when I wasn’t feeling well and being such fun!

Also, I’d like to say a massive thanks to some of my fellow bloggers who have been with me from the very beginning and who have become my bookish best friends:

Nat from Besotted with Books
Celine from Nyx Book Reviews
and Bex from Kindle Fever

And an enormous thanks to all of you for the hundreds of comments, letters and all the feedback. Many, many thanks to:

Melissa from Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf
Kimba from Kimba The Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Juhina and Farah from Maji Bookshelf
Hannah from Once Upon a Time
Dani from Pen to Paper
Jenny from Chocolate Chunky Munkie
from The Book Galaxy
Marie from Ramblings of a Daydreamer
Tiffany from Book Cover Justice
Henrietta from Leisure Reads
Kristilyn from Reading in Winter
Kelsey from Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf
Daphne from Winged Reviews
Sam from Realm of Fiction
Carly from Fiction Fascination
Kat from The Aussie Zombie
Pragya from Reviewing Shelf
Mel from Mel’s Random Reviews
Theta Sigma from Resolution Corner
Sally from Always Lost in Stories
Marina from Chick Library Cat
Karin from Life of Karin
Mel from The Daily Prophecy
Veronica from Mostly Reviews
Jasprit and Rachel from The Readers Den
Katja from YA’s the Word
Sana from Artsy Musings of a Bibliophile

and all of you who took the time to read my posts, left me some comment love or got in touch. We’d spend the rest of our lives reading this post if I mentioned everyone but I really appreciate all your support! ♥ Without you and your encouragement running Books, Biscuits, and Tea wouldn’t be as much fun as it is and I really can’t thank you enough.

To celebrate this one-year milestone, I’m giving one lucky follower his/her book of choice (up to $10) from The Book Depository. The giveaway is of course open internationally, as long as TBD ships to your country. Just fill in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win – and best of luck! Now grab a plate and a cup of tea and let the celebrations begin! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

75 Responses to “Books, Biscuits, and Tea is 1 year old!”

  1. Rebecca says:

    Aw, Happy 1 Year Blogoversary!! I still remember coming across your blog when you were only a “baby” and starting out. This totally takes me back! Enjoy your special day and heres to many, many more to come :D

  2. Eustacia Tan says:

    Congrats on reaching your 1st year anniversary! Your blog is really beautiful and your reviews so fun to read!

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  3. Happy happy blogoversary! Congratulations on such a great milestone! And thanks for the fantastic giveaway. I look forward to what you do in the future! :D
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  4. Congratulations Vicky, well done, your blog is wonderful and you have worked so hard and established a great place for readers and writers on the web.
    Lindsay x
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  5. Hi
    Love your home page cover art and try to visit to peek at reviews when I can. Thanks for the GR invite and hope you enjoy your blogversary! Sooz

  6. Happy blog birthday, Vicky!!!
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  7. Leanna says:

    Happy blog birthday! Here’s to many more! :)
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  8. Kelsey says:

    Congrats on blogging for 1 year! It feels great to know you can keep something so fun going that long eh :) Thank you for the giveaway as well!
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  9. congrats on your blog’s 1st birthday! i wish you all the best and thank you for the giveaway!
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  10. Agatha says:

    Happy 1 year :) my blog (which is a Polish blog, but also with book reviews) had it’s 6 months anniversary two days ago :)

  11. Happy 1st Blogoversary! Here’s to many more!! :-D I LOVE the design of your blog, so cute and memorable :-)

  12. Alison Sheehan says:

    Happy Blogoversary, hope many more to come xxx

  13. Pragya says:

    Happy Blogoversary, Vicky!

    I love all your bookish ramblings and reviews. Also love the RCC challenge that you do! And the chatting with you on Twitter, be it RCC or Bout of Books. Gosh, I am nostalgic already! ;)

    Aww, thank you so much for mentioning me in there, it must have taken a lot of time, jogging your brain to remember and write all those names. You’re so sweet.

    Hope you have an amazing day and cheers to the blogging in the year ahead! :D

  14. Shelver506 says:

    Happy blogoversary, dear!
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  15. Melissa says:

    Huzzah!!! Congrats on an awesome year Vicky!!! You know I love you and your blog!!! Thanks for the shout out!

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  16. Happy one year anniversary!! I’m not subscribed to a LOT of book blogs, but I love yours. :D

    Hope you have many more years to come!
    Ang @ The Next Chapter recently posted..Book Review: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare BlakeMy Profile

  17. Happy anniversary Vicky! Your blog is fantastic, thank you for the shout out and here to support all the way through! x
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  18. Angie says:

    Happy blogoversary! :D
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  19. Pepca says:

    Congrats and happy blogoversary! One year is a big milestone! :) I hope you continue enjoying it for many more years.

  20. Congratulations! That there may follow many years :D

    I will sing a nice Dutch song for you :p
    “Lang zal ze leven,
    lang zal ze leven,
    lang zal ze leven in de gloria!
    In de gloria, in de gloria!”
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  21. Happy blog birthday, Beautiful!! :D Love you x
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  22. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the great giveaway.
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  23. Karin says:

    Happy Blogoversary Vicky and thank you for all the fun Blog and Twitter conversation we had. I really love talking (books) with you and I hope one day we’ll meet in person :)
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  24. Melissa says:

    Happy Blogoversary Vicky!!!
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  25. Happy blogoversary!!! I’m so excited for you. :D
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  26. Woot woot, I am on the mentions!!! :)
    I am just making the post for my blogoversary and thought I should drop by and wish your blog a happy birthday! I need to say that you are one of the few reviewers I follow closely that reviews a lot of not YA books and whenever I feel like I need to read something different, I come here for recommendations. I had already picked up 3 books just from your reviews that I wouldn’t even know they excisted otherwise.
    Keep up the awesome work!
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    • Vicky says:

      Oh, you’re so sweet, thank you so much! Yeah, it’s actually funny because most people I know via blogging or Twitter read YA books (well, mostly YA). And even though I like to mix things up a bit and I read both YA and adult books, I think I’ll always prefer the adult ones – and it’s good to know that people (like you :)) actually do care and even if these books are not books you’d normally pick up, you still read my reviews. Thank you! *hugs*

  27. Congratz on the blogaversary! Gahh, I can still remember Bex and I’s first WWReadathon and how awesome it was having you and Nat and Kimberly and Melissa – and everyone else there with us, I still think it was one of the most special ones we’ve had! I know I’ll never forget it :D

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  29. Kat B says:

    Happy happy blogoversary Vicky! You’ve achieved an amazing amount and it’s been a pleasure to be part of it. You rock :-D
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  30. Jenna says:

    Congrats! And thanks for the giveaway’
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  31. Congratulations on 1 year!
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  32. Happy Blogoversary Vicki! I am so glad we became friends and always delight in reading your blog. May you have many more celebrations. {{{Hugs}}}}
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  33. Bex (Kindle Fever) says:

    Aww, I so love that I met you! My lady awesomesauce. :D *huggles*

  34. Henrietta says:

    Happy Blog Birthday! I love reading your reviews and checking out what books you get. Have lots of fun celebrating :)
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  35. Kim says:

    Congratulations!! Happy Blog Birthday!!
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  36. Congrats! Hope you have many many more blogoversaries!

  37. Jasprit says:

    Now I’m in the right place! Congratulations on your blogoversary Vicky! I absolutely adore reading your blog posts! You’ve reached such a great milestone and I’m sure there’s many more yet to come!

  38. L.B. Schulman says:

    Congratulations, Vicky! Your blog is so cool, I am surprised it’s only a year old. You have done great work with it.

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  40. Liam Maiden says:

    hi Vicky!
    I love your blog and can’t believe it’s only one year old you really have put a lot of effort in to building it up could I ask what software you use to build it?
    Thank you for creating this blog!

  41. Tiffany Drew says:

    Woohoo! Congrats on your blogoversary! Your blog is among my top favorites, I wish you many more years of blogging bliss.

    And also a big thank you for mentioning me in your thank yous, you totally made my day :)
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  42. Megan K. says:

    Congratulations, Vicky! Honestly, time flies so fast, don’t you think? It’s like you’ve been around for so much longer. :) ANYHOW, you have an amazing blog, and you deserve every single comment and follower. Here’s to many more years!

    I’m on that list, too! Really brightened up my day. :) I’m so happy for you, girl! *huggles*
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  43. Dovile says:

    Oops! I accidentally pressed Follow via Networked Blogs, but I’m not on NB! Now I can’t recall my entry! Sorry!

  44. Olivia Tan says:

    happy blogoversary
    thanks for the giveaway ^^

  45. SweetMarie83 says:

    I’m horrible for not commenting sooner (life has been craaazy), BUT I’ve been reading your posts via email every day and I wanted to wish you a happy blogoversary! I can’t believe it’s been a year already! You know I adore you and your blog, and I feel honoured to call you a friend. <3
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  46. Love you so much mama. So sorry I wasn’t around to celebrate with you. I’m so proud of you and how amazing your blog is. I am so happy to have been a part of your journey and am so happy to call you a friend. Loves you x
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