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4th Blogoversary Celebrations Start Here

On Friday this little blog turns four years old! I’ll have a few posts in order to celebrate, looking back at some of my favourite books and some thoughts on blogging in general. But first up, let’s have a little giveaway!

Either £25 of National Book Tokens (UK/Ireland)
£25 worth of books from The Book Depository (International)

Photo taken in City Lights, San Francisco.

Please note, you don’t have to follow to enter but if you do select any of the additional entries I will check that you’ve done what you say you’ve done. If you subscribe via email you must also confirm the subscription when the email comes through.

You can use National Book Tokens in hundreds of indie and chain bookshops in the UK and Ireland* as well as online at Hive. If the winner is international they must give me a list of books to purchase as I cannot provide vouchers for The Book Depository.

*Irish tokens will be in Euro equivalent.

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  1. Shelbycat

    Fingers crossed

  2. Wise Ways

    I would love to read any one of Kathy Glass's books

  3. Mia

    I really want to buy myself a nice set of the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, but I might stock up our Pratchett library as a tribute to the great man instead.

    1. Ellie

      The clothbound Discworld editions are really nice (look better in person than online).

  4. Anonymous

    Congrats on your blogoversary! Not sure what I'd want, I've got a long list to choose from. 🙂

  5. buchanl

    I would let my daughter choose

    Lynsey Buchanan

  6. Tracy Nixon

    I would like to purchase some books by Victoria Hislop: The Island, The return, The Thread and The Sunsrise! Thank you x

  7. Jo m welsh

    Congrats on you 4th blogiversary I would get books for my children but I would try and get educational books for them

  8. Chris

    I would buy Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel. Currently reading Wolf Hall and loving every word of it.

  9. Angie McDonald

    I'd love some new James Patterson books!

  10. Anonymous

    I would like some Susanna Gregory books!

  11. mummy24

    I love Cathy Glass books!


  12. Mel

    I'd have to raid my to read list and buy the latest Peter Grant book!

  13. Karen Akhurst

    I'd buy my daughter If I Stay and Where I Went, I think she enjoy them!

  14. Heather Haigh

    I would buy some cook books. I love cooking and baking.

  15. miki

    perhaps the demin monde series by ash krafton book 2 or fangborn book 2 by dana cameron or some by laura kaye i 'm really not sure ^^
    thank you a lot for your generosity and happy blogoversary!

  16. Anita Yancey

    Happy Blogoversary! I would like to have Private Down Under or Private LA by James Patterson. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  17. LindaR

    I'm not sure what books I'd get as my 'want to read' list is forever growing!

  18. kj19

    the book token please so mu hubby can buy a racing book, or put towards x

  19. Anonymous

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I'm thinking of getting an illustrated version of Alice in Wonderland, a few books by Roald Dahl or a few Terry Pratchett Discworld novels. 🙂

    1. Ellie

      I have a really nice Penguin clothbound illustrated Alice in Wonderland, though the illustrations are quite modern and abstract.

  20. moonray

    I'm lusting after The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

    1. Ellie

      I hope to get round to reading this soon!


    I'm not sure what I'd buy – probably some crime fiction, knowing me! Or Ghettoside by Jill Leovy – some non-fiction for a change!

  22. Lindsay

    Congratulations Ellie! Four years has gone quickly! I must sort out some sort of blogoversary post soon too. If I won I would probably choose some lovely Richard Yates books in the Vintage red spine editions. x

    1. Ellie

      I love those editions, they match a couple of my bookcases perfectly!

  23. Ellie

    CONGRATULATIONS FELLOW ELLIE! I love the National Book Token/Caboodle games and emails, but I haven't had one to spend since I was about 13! If I won… hmmm… I'd definitely get All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, I've had my eye on that for ages. I'd probably treat myself to something a bit more expensive, like The Ship – that sounded great when you reviewed it and the hardback's so lovely! Or maybe that Asne Seierstad one about the massacre in Norway, that sounds excellent too. DAMMIT NOW YOU'VE GOT ME WANTING TO BUY EVERYTHING AGAIN. 🙂

    1. Ellie

      I wanted to do book tokens as it covers both the bookshop supporters and online buyers…plus if you give Amazon vouchers there's no guarantee they'll be spent on books.

  24. justine meyer

    I read anything so I might go for a murder or something or a mystery

  25. Unknown

    The girl on the train

  26. Celeste

    All romantic books.. thanks for the chance!!!

  27. jaffareadstoo.....

    I'd love to be able to buy more books in The Game of Throne series. Thanks fa great giveaway and happy Blogoversary …x

  28. Rich Tyler

    Divergent Series

  29. Carol M

    I would get books by J.D. Robb.

  30. Hanna @ Booking in Heels

    Tough question – I haven't bought books in a while so there's a fair few I want.

    At the moment I'd have to go for You by Austin Grossman – it's one of the books recommend if you loved Ready Player One, and I'm starting to get withdrawal symptoms from that now :p

    Also, it's my four year blog birthday next month – I didn't realise we'd started up so close to each other 🙂

    1. Ellie

      I have a feeling I've read something by Austin Grossman before but I can't think what.

      I've discovered this week that so many in my blogging circle (sounds like a cult) started the same time.

  31. kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews

    It will sound funny, Ellie, but I'd buy Earthbag Building book :))) This days I only buy hardbacks if it's something I can use – recipes, crafts, etc. The rest goes on kindle. Fingers crossed 🙂

    1. Ellie

      I try and buy something useful or a pretty edition if I get vouchers too.

  32. Unknown

    I would get Polaris, and maybe the pre-order of Saint Anything!

  33. Mary Preston

    I'm thinking Terry Pratchett.

  34. Catherine Siborutorop

    I've been dying to read A Darker Shade of Magic, Golem and The Jinni, and The Winner's Curse 😀 Thanks for the giveaway!!

    1. Catherine Siborutorop

      Oh and I entered a wrong entry on the tweet section;

  35. OnDBookshelf

    Believe it or not, I just read my first Harry Potter book (*ducks down in embarrassment*), so I will probably order books to continue on with the series.

  36. marmee

    I also have an extensive wish list…but would maybe plump for a book by Juliet greenwood.

  37. anarmchairbythesea

    Ooh Station Eleven! That answers my earlier instagram question about whether to read Throne of Glass too 🙂 happy four years! My blog was four in January,crazy how many of us started blogging around the same time!

    1. Ellie

      Both excellent books! Though you'll definitely need the other ToG books too once you've finished the first 😉

  38. Unknown

    Congrats on blogging so long! I hope I can keep it up as long as you 😉

  39. Eleanor

    Congratulations on 4 years! If I won then I'd probably buy Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones (love that series), I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson (I keep hearing great things, plus Gayle Forman recommended it at an event I attended), and Love Bomb by Jenny Mclachlan (because it sounds cute & fun and I enjoyed Flirty Dancing) 🙂

  40. Karen

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary, here's to many more 🙂 Many of the books I would like haven't been released yet but two on my list are The Monogram Murders Sophie Hannah and The Spice Box letters by Eve Makis – plus so many on my WL to choose from!

  41. maryom

    Happy 4th Blog-iversary 🙂 What wouldn't I buy if let loose in a book shop! Top of my 'want' list right now is If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor – I've just finished reading a library copy and I'm hating that it has to be returned.

  42. Christine Shelley

    Something crimelike for my brothers birthday

  43. Ailsa

    There are always so many new books I want…
    At the moment it would be the latest 'InCryptid' novel from Seanan McGuire, and two from Gail Carriger – the 3rd 'finishing school' novel and her new one about Prudence/Rue which just came out. But there are so so many on my tbr list 🙂


  44. Unknown

    i would let my children pick some

  45. Emma Lowe

    my daughter is just getting into reading proper books, so I would let her pick some new books

  46. Steph

    I have such a ginormous wishlist that I couldn't even begin to name any – I'd just have to see what would grab my interest that day. Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Ashfa

    Happy blogoversary!! I'd love to get Endsinger by Jay Kristoff, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and Cress by Marissa Meyer!

  48. Unknown

    Happy Blogoversary!! *throws confetti*
    I would buy A Thousand Pieces of You and some other books I had on my wishlist for a long time. Thank you for the amazing giveaway! 🙂

  49. Anonymous

    Awesome giveaway! Top of my list ummm…probably a Murakami, it's been a while. Or the new Danny Wallace…

  50. katie skeoch

    The Wool Trilogy, not got round to that yet!!

  51. Suz

    Congrats on your blogoversary!! Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win and get some Rick Riordan books!

    Suz Reads

  52. jade

    Divergent books

  53. Lit Addicted Brit

    I keep missing my blogoversary – I start out every year meaning to do something to mark the date and then completely forget by the time July comes around!

    I think I'd get the amazing looking Waterstones special edition of The Buried Giant – it's gorgeous and a book that I'm dying to read. It's a wonderful boyfriend gift – the last thing Andy got me as a "present" (and it was billed as that in a text) was a pack of bananas from one of his company's packing warehouses 😐

  54. karin

    i'm thinking about getting a darker shade of magic or throne of glass by sarah j maas

  55. Gigi

    The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons 🙂
    (Ileana A.-rafflecopter)

  56. Kamla L.

    I would love to get Anne Bishop's Murder of Crows.

  57. happysouls

    (don't know if it posted, sorry if I'm repeating myself!)
    I've just discovered Haruki Murakami and would like to get all his books!

  58. The Undomestic Fangirl

    I new release and something that isn't available here in my country.

  59. Unknown

    Probably a set of books for my son

  60. blue10

    I would buy Victoria Hislop and Liane Mariarty books.

  61. Jane Willis

    The books on my wishlist at the moment are a very eclectic mixture. I'd probably get either H is for hawk or the new Philippa Gregory book. Actually with £25 to spend, I'd get BOTH.

  62. snarepuss

    the girl on the train 🙂

  63. lisa

    I'd buy some of Sir Terry Pratchett's books.

  64. Laura

    A couple of sewing books.

  65. Kim Neville

    Would like to read some of the Sophie Kinsella books

  66. Unknown

    I would revisit To Kill a Mockingbird and probably buy some for my Mum, jemma x

  67. WeeWillieWilkie

    Some Terry Pratchett books – RIP

  68. Patricia Avery

    I would love a Lorraine Pascal cookbook 🙂

  69. Fibrogirl

    i would love the get some Kathy Glass books.

  70. Amy

    I can't even tell you how many books I want to buy. Fresh Off The Boat, The Secret History, The Hourglass Factory, the Divergent series, The Maze Runner series…lots of young adult, actually.

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