Fantasy is More Fun is Turning One!

July 9, 2014 Blog Updates & Misc 26


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I can’t believe that Fantasy is More Fun is turning one y’all! I guess it’s really true – time flies when you’re having fun!

A year ago today I decided it was time to take my love of books that extra step. I setup a blog on Blogger and started posting reviews for all the books I had written reviews on over at Shelfari already. The first day I didn’t post anything – just got setup. Then the second day, bam! I posted 5 reviews! I was a little over ambitious and learned fairly quickly that it would be wiser to spread out those reviews.

My blog also looked so incredibly amateurish. I’ll admit- it was kind of ugly. To this day, if you type in (so add in that www) and you’ll get a brief glimpse of the old blog before getting bounced here. Thankfully I talked my brother into redoing my design for me and isn’t it so much better? I quickly realized that this wasn’t a hobby that was going to fade out. I very quickly became blog obsessed – I would stay up half the night writing posts, reading other blogs, etc. And then I’d wake up super early, excited to read comments and reply to them. I swear, I went on hardly no sleep for weeks because I was too excited about my blog.

I also started reading horror stories about Blogger during those first few weeks – and since I knew this was something that I wasn’t about to quit – I made the very rash decision to setup my blog at WordPress. I didn’t have more than maybe 10 followers and didn’t know a thing about self-hosting, but I was going to do it! And by August 10th I was setup at WordPress. It’s amazing how much I’ve learned since then – I didn’t know a thing about html and now I write all my posts that way. I didn’t now anything about CSS – had never even heard of it – and now I actually know how to add my own details through a child theme. I’ve learned so much in this past year and the blog has been an incredible treat for me.

One of the biggest treats has been making blogger friends – like my COYER Co-Host Michelle @ Because Reading – and exposure to books I doubt I would have discovered without the blog. I’ve come to know some really fantastic authors and I’m so lucky that several of them have gladly handed over copies of eBooks for me to share with y’all this month.

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There will be a grand total of (7) Seven Winners – first place gets first pick, second place second pick, so-on and so-on. Links will take you to my 4 and 5 star reviews (where applicable).

Prize One

the holdout

The Holdout by Laurel Osterkamp (eBook donated by author)

Prize Two

The Granet Dagger by Andrea Cooper

The Garnet Dagger by Andrea R. Cooper (eBook donated by author)

Cursed in Shadow

Cursed in Shadow by Andrea R. Cooper (eBook donated by author)

Prize Three

Kissed by a Dark Prince

Kissed by a Dark Prince by Felicity Heaton (eBook donated by author)

claimed by a demon king

Claimed by a Demon King by Felicity Heaton (eBook donated by author)

Prize Four

Crimson NIght

Crimson Night by Marie Hall (eBook donated by author)

All Hallows Night

All Hallows Night by Marie Hall (eBook donated by author)

Prize Five

Prize Six

The Diamond Thief

The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling (paperback donated by Michelle @ Because Reading)

Prize Seven


Night Broken by Patricia Briggs (hardcover donated by me)

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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

26 Responses to “Fantasy is More Fun is Turning One!”

    • Berls

      Thanks Kathy! I’m glad you’re enjoying COYER, it’s been fun seeing our wacky ideas come to life. :)

      It was scary to switch to WordPress so quickly but it really is great to have so much control. I love all the plugins!
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    • Berls

      Thanks Lark! It doesn’t feel like a year yet honestly! I mean in some ways my blog is just part of me – as if I’ve been doing it my whole life. But most the time I’m shocked that it’s been a WHOLE year LOL. I’m not going anywhere anytime soon, that’s for sure ;)
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  1. Michelle

    Happy BLOG-BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND!!!! So very happy we meet and started COYER (it’s almost a year and we need to share the original email). I hope we are doing this until we are little old ladies. Lets hope we can meet in person before that :) I don’t think I’ll be moving to Texas but I am still trying to visit (RT in May?, maybe)

    You have an amazing blog to be very proud of!!! Congrats on your 1 year <3 oxoxo
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  2. Jason

    Happy Birthday!
    Well indeed it appears you have learned a lot in your one year moving from Blogger to WordPress.
    Don’t forget to have B-Day Cake with candle.

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