Monday 21 July 2014


It's kind of insane but "PRINTEDWORDSAND" has reached two years. The actual 2 year date was yesterday - 20th of July - but I've been so busy trying to balance life.

If you guys weren't here from the beginning, let's go through a little history shall we. I started off this book blog in 2012, during my final year of high school as a hobby. It probably wasn't the best year to start, but at the same time it motivated me to read whilst studying. The first URL was "Bibliophilism101", but towards the end of last year I decided to start up a YouTube channel and renamed by blog to match the channel name. I'm not sure it's THE best name, but it's still a lot easier to remember than the original.

So here I am, a lot further than where I was and definitely not imagining it to turn out like this. I love blogging about a passion of mine, and I especially love knowing that reading has not died as the years have passed.

I haven't been as dedicated as I would like this year, but I'm 100% positive this is something I want to commit to. There is only so much I can do with a book blog, so I want to enlist your guys help in suggesting me some ideas to write about! This anniversary marks a whole new look (and new platform) to PrintedWordsAnd, and new and better content.

To celebrate though, I would like to thank you guys for the support, by hosting a giveaway! WOO! This is my first giveaway and I am so excited. Rather than limit your choice, my giveaway is going to be - a book of your choice! You get to select any book you want and I will ship it to you via The Book Depository. Keep in mind that the value of the book should be $15 or under and the site is actually available to ship to your country. Yes, this is an international giveaway!

Other than that, simply follow the prompts below and you're good to go!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The giveaway is open for 3 weeks and the winner will be contacted a few days after. Good luck guys and keep reading! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE SUPPORT!
Nts: I've moved from Wordpress over to Blogger, just cause I think it'll be easier to expand my site (but also because I'm too incompetent with technology to use


  1. Happy blogoversary!!!! and thanks for the giveaway :D

  2. Aww, congratulations! It amazes me every time my blog gets another year older, so I know how special blog birthdays are :)

    I always like to see personal posts on book blogs - you know, "This is who I am, this is what I've been up to..."

    1. It feels so weird, but it makes me more motivated to go further! :) Thanks for your recommendation, I'm definitely going to be having some updates up here and there!

  3. Congratulations and happy blog birthday!! haha It's crazy how fast time can fly but I always love when I can look back at something that I wasn't too sure about and seeing how far things have come and what they've amounted to. I love your blog (and youtube channel!) but as for recommendations, I'd love to see more film + TV reviews and I second Hanna's recommendation of some more personal posts!

    1. Thank you so much :) I know exactly what you mean, I am so glad I started this blog! Mm, definitely keep an eye out for different content. I'm working on it!

  4. Happy blogoversary!!! I'm a new follower here and I love it!
    Thanks for the giveaway.