Notice for Review Requests

I receive review requests weekly. However, my personal schedule is hectic and I no longer review actively. (I also manage another blog called The Toronto Cafe and Food Blog). I do read every request sent but I apologize in advance that I do not reply to them all.

If I do take on a request, I will forewarn that it may take some time before I can review it. I am now looking to review adult fiction and self-help books instead of young adult fiction because I have grown out of it. If you are to request a review for either adult fiction or self-help, I will more likely to give it a shot.

In the meantime, Stop, Drop, and Read! serves as an archive book review blog. When I have the time, I may post a review. Thank you for understanding.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Birthday to...

STOP, DROP, AND READ! //throws confetti// Yay!! Today's my first blogoversary! Oh I'm so proud of myself! //wipes away pseudo-tear// Please watch my little (failed attempt) video below!



(Oh god, I'm such a dork! First vlog for Stop, Drop, and Read! ever and I'm just spewing nonsense! Forgive me as this is also my first ever video on Youtube...)


Yep, yep, I am having a blog bash! AND EVERYONE IS INVITED! You live in the States? You're in (aren't you always?). In Vietnam? You're in. In Antarctica? You're in. Saturn? Hell, you're in too!


Summary of the blog for those who are lazy to watch or can't work the link:

~I have asked a few of my favourite YA authors to participate in my blog by writing up a post through any of their character's point of view!
(You can learn more of your favourite characters!)
~Originally, it was planned to go on for two weeks but a few authors have not yet replied with their post (I'm working on it!!). So over a week has been filled up so far.
THE BASH WILL GO ON FOR TWO WEEKS!!
~The bash will run through Monday to Friday and repeat the week after. I'd like to keep my Saturdays for reviews and Sundays for my In My Mailbox meme.

~There will be giveaways! YES, GIVEAWAYS! (International readers: Told you that your time will come soon!)
~Hint: Become a follower now (clicky follow in the sidebar) so you can get two extra entries in the giveaways I am holding!
~Come back this Monday, August 3, for the first author post!!
(Which authors are participating? Well you would have to hang around to find out! But I'm sure you'd recognize a few!)

I have not decided on an ending date for the giveaways yet but no worries, I will announce it when I have smoothed everything over. They will all end at the same time.


I would like to thank all of my readers! You guys have brought Stop, Drop, and Read! alive! It wouldn't be here today without you! LOVE YOU ALL! ♥


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32 comments:

Amanda said...

Congrats on your blogoversary!!

Diana Dang said...

Thank you!

a flight of minds said...

Cute vlog! I love all your posters in the background- and your t-shirt. :)

Congrats on your first blogoversary!

Diana Dang said...

Aww, thank you! o3o~ Now you can see how manga addicted I am! Haha!

deltay said...

Congrats on the first blogoversary! Looks like it'll be a fun celebration, I'll be sure to check it out! (The short stories from a character's POV sound esp. intriguing :)

Diana Dang said...

See you there! And thank you!

♔ jessica.marie said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! :)

Diana Dang said...

Thanks!!

austenfan said...

Stumbled on your site!

Congrats on your blogoversary! :)

towerofbooks said...

Congratulations! I look forward to your bash, and I loved your vlog. You are adorable. :P

Diana Dang said...

Thankies xP ♥

Color Online said...

Happy blogoversary!

You know you're a regular stop on my bloggy jaunts.

Here's to another fantastic year.

Diana Dang said...

Thank you Susan! <3

C.K. said...

Happy first blogversary! I brought some virtual cupcakes :)

http://tinyurl.com/lsmtuj

Diana Dang said...

Food that won't make me fat! I like! Thank you so much C.K.! ♥

wdebo said...

Happy blogoversary!! :)

Diana Dang said...

Thank you!! ^0^

Lee Bantle said...

Diana - Getting authors to tell something from the point of view of a non-POV character is an inspired idea. For the next two weeks I am going to Stop, Drop and Heed!

Diana Dang said...

Haha, thanks! :) I really wanted to see more about the characters instead of the authors themselves. It's not often that you get a sneak peek of the life of the side characters!

lianaleslie said...

Congratulations Diana! :)

Diana Dang said...

Thanks!

Fantastic Book Review said...

Congrats Diana! You're so cute! I love the posters in the background!

Diana Dang said...

Thank you x))

Thao said...

Congrats Diana~! Keep up the great job :)

Diana Dang said...

Thank you Thao!

Shalonda said...

Congratulations on your first blogoversary! And I hope you have many more!

Sassy CC said...

congrats on the blogoversary

Seahn

Bookworm said...

Congratulations! Keep up the good work! I love your blog, and I'll definitely be checking out those guest posts and giveaways...(:

Diana Dang said...

Thank you guys! ♥

sharonluvscats said...

awh how cute! Congrats! My anniversary is at the end of the month. Don't really have anything huge planned for it though.

*sings the happy blogoversary song*

Diana Dang said...

Haha, thank you Sharon! //hugs//

TheGhostBlogger said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

HAPPY HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY DIANA!!! I am a noobie to your blog, but wow - so very nice and congrats on your success! A LOT of work, I imagine :) I'm kinda fuzzy (not uncommon for a late nite book owl like me) on what to do to enter your giveaway, but I'll try to figure it out lol

Hugs and CONGRATS to Ya ~