Happy Indulgence Turns 2 + Giveaways

July 11, 2014 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Chatterbox, Features, Giveaways


Happy 2 Year Blogoversary! 

2 years ago, I started blogging as a way to create my own space and share my reviews away from Goodreads. Back then, I didn’t realise it would expand into something I would be proud of and a platform where I would connect with fellow readers and bloggers. Blogging is something I have done all of my life, and my first foray into hobby blogging has turned out to be a worthy pursuit.

That is because I’ve gotten to meet, connect with and chat with so many wonderful book bloggers, publishers, and readers, and that is something that I am thankful for. Who knew there was such a passionate and supportive community of bloggers out there? A community who knows exactly what ups and downs I would face in book blogging, never-ending TBRs, commenting pressure, and more?

You guys are not only people that I fangirl and gush over books with, but you are part of my support network. Connecting and chatting over books has allowed me to get to know some of you and the individual quirks that make up who you are. Book bloggers as a whole, are an incredibly supportive and welcoming community. Sure, there may be some bad eggs out there, but you’ve been nothing but supportive for me.

Book blogging itself, has been an amazing and unexpectedly encompassing experience. I started this not knowing that one day, I’ll be reviewing for some of the world’s major publishing houses. That I’ll be on the street team of one of the most amazing, inspirational authors (David Estes). That I’ll have people out there who would actually read what I post on the internet, and even take the time out to comment and share their opinion.

And most of all, that I’ll have people, like you, who come to this blog everyday and inspire, support and motivate me. To continue blogging and to share with you my passion, and to let me know that it’s okay to have a hobby that you are absolutely passionate about.

Thank you to each and every one of you for reading, commenting, visiting, interacting with, linking and sharing my posts on Happy Indulgence. I wouldn’t be doing this without you, my readers.

A special shout out goes out to:

  • My girl Kelly @ Diva Booknerd, for being the hilarious and brutally honest you.
  • My girl Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity, for our talks, Theo fangirling, and movie going.
  • My girl Bec @ Readers Wonderland, for your hilarious awkwardness, Layton fangirling and being there to chat to when either of us need it.
  • My fellow Aussie YA bloggers for being such an amazing and supportive community: Nara, Laura, Joy, Sunny, Francoise, Kate, Kristy, Gina, Eugenia, Cait, Cyn, Ely, Shirley, Rochelle, Mands, Brea, Angel, Sarah.
  • My fellow Estes Angels, Dre, Jenny, Karen, Kelly, Lola, Michael and of course David, for the funny stories and the support.
  • My supportive Filipino bloggers and our Google Chats and Twitter DMs, Faye, Aimee, Amir, Jules, Francine, Ella.
  • To Dani and Michelle, for being there from the very beginning.
  • My loyal commentors and bloggers who consistently visit and comment on my blog: Emily, Cait, Braine, Siiri, Kaitlin, Jessica, Joy, Amanda, Carmel, Rashika, Faye, Aimee, Dre, Kelly, Allie, Melissa, Mel, Celine, Larissa, Chyna, Kimba, Glass, Nick, Alise, Melliane, Tanja, Pili, Zoe, Lisa, Stephanie, Marianne, Jennifer, Sophia, Tabitha, Tammy, Cristina, Purple, Lexxie, Christy, Henrietta, czai, Wendy, Ana…there are just so many of you and I fear I’ve probably missed out on people but THANK YOU.
  • To all the amazing Australian publishers for putting your faith in me, to offer my thoughts on your books to my readers.
  • To Aisha @ Brisbane Libraries, for letting me guest blog and holding amazing YA events.
  • To all of the authors who I’ve worked with, who are ever so grateful.

The thing about doing thank you posts is that I am so terrified that I have forgotten someone, but even if your name isn’t listed here, thank you so much. I appreciate each and every one of you.

Mushy part over, it wouldn’t be a party without a giveaway!


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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Twitter @happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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133 responses to “Happy Indulgence Turns 2 + Giveaways


    Congrats Jeann, so sorry I wasn't there to celebrate your 2nd blogoversary! 🙁 🙁 *tackle hugs* I'm so grateful to have met you on this blogging journey because you are just one of the sweetest and loveliest people ever. <3<3 I will continue to stalk your blog always 😉
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  2. Kara

    Happy Blog Anniversary! Congrats on the milestone & I wish for many more great years for this blog! Awesome giveaway & thanks!

  3. _Sandra_

    Happy, happy, happy 2nd blogoversary and wishing you many, many more to come! 🙂 Thanks for a great giveaway!

  4. Lori Hopkins

    Happy Blogoversary! I am a recent follower, but I hope to see many more with you!

  5. Stephanie T.

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY -throws confetti everywhere- Congratulations! I hope to see your posts for many, many more ^-^

  6. Gabbie Pintac

    Congratulations on this awesome feat! And thank you so much for the generous giveaway 🙂


    I'm a pretty new reader to your blog, but I'm still proud of how far you've come these past two years — the number of loyal readers you get each day is proof of that! I'm so glad that you've found book blogging to be such an awesome experience; I feel the same way as well. I hope this means that you'll be sticking around for a longer time! <3
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  8. Lisa Vazquezanzua

    I want to wish you a very Happy 2 Year Blogoversary! And many more good years to come!

  9. oriana


    i hope ypu celebrate more years!!

    thanks for all the reviews!


  10. Ashfa

    Happy Blogoversary!!!

    2 years is an amazing achievement! I've been a follower for some time now and love the reviews!!!

  11. Talina

    Happy Blogversary! Your blog looks so pretty. I wish you a life of happiness and more good things to come. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  12. Alyssa

    Woah!!! Happy Blogoversary. Wish more followers for you to come and a lifelong healthy journey on your book-blogging! Keep up the great work and thanks a lot for the generous giveaway. 🙂

  13. Carla Bosch

    Happy Blogoversary! 🙂 Your blog is so pretty! Thank you so much for the giveaway, it's so generous of you 🙂

  14. Suz Reads

    Happy Blogoversary! I think it's great that this blog has been everything you hoped it would be! I enjoy reading your reviews and of course entering your contests! Thanks for sharing everything with us!

  15. Larissa Holt

    2 years is definitely a big deal c: It just shows how much you've grown and changed in the blogging world. It also means that you've produced so much high quality posts eeep <33 I can only hope that I'll get the time to truly stick with this blog for another year and see all that you have to offer.

  16. Samantha Wallace

    Happy Blogoversary!! Thanks for the great giveaway and I love your blog!! 🙂

  17. Eva Millien

    Happy 2nd Blogoversary! Good luck and Good Fortune for the coming year! Thank you for sharing.

  18. Happy 2nd Blogoversary, Jeann! It's amazing how time flies, right? I agree with all of your points, connecting with other readers is so great, and I think it's even more special because most of my RL friends don't read very much at all.

    I hope you'll be around for many more years, Jeann. With reviews, discussions, memes and fun.
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  19. Ahhh! Our blogoversaries(is that a word?) our right next to each other. Too cool =) You are braver than I was, listing out specific people's names that you wanted to thank. I totally chickened out in doing that for fear of forgetting someone D:

    Anyways, happy blogoversary Jeann!!
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    I'm happy with what you've achieved for 2 years, I always love to read your reviews and I have endless wishlist & TBR because of you. I recently love chatter box too! Happy Indulgence is so inspiring and I hope you will keep blogging for more and more years. Your blog encourages me to keep blogging, to see how awesome this blogging community. I'm so glad this community has a sweet and kind person like you <3

    ANNNDDD I also join David Estes group, although I'm not very active.

    Once again happy belated blogoversary!!!

  21. Melanie (YA Midnight

    Ah big hugs! I absolutely adore your blog, Jeann so you better keep on blogging! No pressure or anything 😛

    Happy blogversary, lovely! <33

  22. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY JEANN! Imm so thrilled for you! I remember just a few months ago when I stumbled upon your blog purely by chance and since then I've made a lovely friend whose saved me from some treacherous reading experiences with her reviews and had helped me narrow my TBR down to only reads I'll absolutely love! 🙂
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  23. Happy 2nd blog birthday Jeann!

    I have to thank twitter because without twitter I wouldn't have met you and your amazing blog. You're a nice person and although we barely hangout at "Hangouts" I like knowing that I have an awesome blogger friend in you 🙂

    I love your blog, really. You always came up with interesting topics and it helps that your blog's really adorable. (and you're nice too) 😀

    I hope to meet you one day, SOON!

    Congrats and thanks for being an inspiration to newbies like me 🙂
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  24. Thank you so much Laura, that really does mean a lot to me and I am so glad to hear that! Lol don't worry, I just get a little sentimental at times. I can't imagine quitting blogging!

  25. Awwww thank you so much Aimee, that really means a lot to me! I just love seeing everyone's blogging presence's grow over time and it really makes me proud and happy. Thank you! ONE DAY AIMEE

  26. AMIR!!!! HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY!!!! You're one of the first people who really befriended me here on the blogopshere, and I'm truly thankful that we were able to meet! You're one of the most insightful people I know and I wouldn't trade our friendship for anything else. Thank you for being you and for pushing everyone of us to give the best in whatever we do. Hope you continue blogging for many more years to come. WOOT WOOT!!!
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    Even though I've only been following your blog for a couple of days now, I have to say I really enjoy all your posts, especially since I also love video games, anime, AND BOOKS. And you're right, the book blogging community is amazing! I've made so many bloggy friends over the past 8 months 😀
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  28. Congratulations! Happy Blogoversary!

    2 years is an amazing achievement and I hope you're proud of your blog because you should be! Even though I am relatively new to your blog, I'm glad to have been able to talk to a fellow aussie blogger. We all have to stick together! And I also have to thank you because through you I've been able to meet others and I think it's special that we have such a close knit community.

    Happy Blogoversary and I hope you continue on for at least another year! Make it to the big 3!
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    • Thank you so much Francoise, I am so proud of the 2 years I have been blogging! It's been wonderful to chat to my fellow Aussie bloggers and bring the community together. Thank you lovely! I cannot wait to reach 3 🙂

  29. Oh my gosh! HAPPY BLOGOVERSERY JEANN! <3

    Gah.. Jeann…I can’t tell you how awesome you are! You’re so kind, and every time when I see your name mentioned – whether it be on Twitter or in my feed – I always smile because I know I’m in for a treat. You never discourage or put anyone down, and I, personally, wish I could be more like you. The kind of person who takes the time to always leave a sweet note / comment / Tweet, the person who helps and advises others without a second thought. Jeann, you’re such a wonderful person, and I can’t tell you how elated I am to have found my blog. I’m so honored to call you a friend, because you’re just amazing beyond words. Thank you for all you do!

    Happy blogoversery Jeann! You deserve it! <3
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    • Oh thank you so much Zoe! I always really enjoy your blog posts and your comments as well and most of all you! That is such a lovely, lovely comment and you really did brighten up my day with it. I am so glad we are friends and have met each other Zoe!

  30. Dorothy Teel

    Happy two year anniversary, I enjoy reading your blog, it is clear and easy to read on old eyes, thank you for taking the time from your days to post.

  31. YOU'RE TWO!!!!!!!! Well, YOU'RE probably a lot older than two. BUT YOUR BLOG IS TWO. *Happy dances*. Here, my dear, have some confetti and glitter and ALL OF THE CAKE 😀 😀

  32. Happy blogoversary, Jeann! 🙂 Here's to a 100 more years of blogging!

    Thank you so much for mentioning me. I adore you and your blog and I am so happy to have discovered you and your blog. You and I share very similar tastes and it's always fun meeting bloggers from different parts of the world. 🙂

  33. Happy Blogoversary Jeann!

    Wow I totally didn't realise you'd been blogging for two years! (Then again, I hardly know how long most bloggers have been blogging lol)

    Hope that you can continue enjoying blogging as much as you have in the two years that have gone by, and that this time next year we'll be celebrating your third blogoversary! 😀

    And thanks so much for your giveaways!
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  34. JEAAAAAAANN! <33 Thank <i>YOU for being such an awesome friend, blogger, and human being in general. 🙂 You and your blog have definitely inspired me to keep blogging and to be a better blogger. I'm so glad you grew a lot as a blogger and that you realized how awesome blogging is! <3 Many, many, many more years of blogging to come for you, girl!

    ONE DAY, we shall meet. One day.
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  35. My blog is older than yours?!?! Woah! I did not know that HAHAH! Our birthday is on September so that'll be 3 years of book blogging <3 Thank you so much for the mention, love. <3 It means so much that you pay attention to my awesome comments LOL I said awesome. HAHA *Cheers*

    I hope we get to meet personally! :3
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  36. WOO! Happy 2nd blogoversary!

    Book blogging has TOTALLY been an amazing experience, and I've only been doing it for about 7 months, I can't imagine 2 years!! One of the best decisions I've made, though. Congrats on sticking with it; and many more years to come!
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  37. Super mega congratulations and happy birthday Jeann! Your blog is one of my absolute favourites. I love it so so much and I hope that I can say happy birthday to Happy Indulgence Books in another few years. You deserve so much more love and support and seriously, just wow!

    For a second there, I thought you were saying goodbye because it was all so deep. And I started panicking and was all OMGOMGOMG and then I read to the end and realised that it was all okay. Phew.

  38. Congratulations on two great years!! You've gotten involved in so much book wise and it's fantastic. I hope you have more fantastic years to come 🙂

  39. Happy blogoversary!!!! *throws confetti*

    Thank you for being awesome – and thank you for being there and supporting me when I first started – you have no idea how much it means to me!

    I cannot wait for the next 2 years (and more) of amazing posts at Happy Indulgence 🙂

  40. Melissa Tosh

    Congrats on turning 2. I just found your blog and I'm loving it. Thank you for the giveaways.

  41. HAPPY BLOGVERSARY, JEANN!!! *throws party cake at you…because of reasons* Eeep!! Least to say I obviously 1000% adore your blog. It's usually a race between Emily and me to see who comments first, right? 😉 (Except for today, for some reason I've been slack, lol!) XD You must keep up this epic blogging and I can't wait to see the awesomeness you come up with for your next year of blogging. Huzzah!
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    Happy Blogoversary, my darling Jeann! <3 I can only imagine how quickly two years goes by, because my first year went by in a FLASH! :O

    I feel pretty much the same way as you when it comes to blogging. It's been such a journey, and the community is so fabulous.

    We need to see more movies together, Jeann! I love the fact that i know you outside of blogging, it just makes everything more special ^.^

    Here's so many more years of blogging to come! <3
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  43. Ty Wilson

    Happy Blogoversary! I've enjoyed your blog for a long time and hope to enjoy for even longer going forward. Thanks!

  44. Catherine T

    Yayyy congratulations!! 🙂 And thanks for hosting the awesome give away ;D.

  45. Woohoo!!!!

    Although I only just started out my own blog, I've been following yours for quite some time. You post unique and entertaining reviews and I love all your features and following blog tours, and your great personality seeps into everything you write. Kudos on 2 years!!! And good luck for the future of this blog 😀
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  46. I discovered your blog not so long ago and I keep visiting it; it's so lovely! It's nice that you met so many great people! I just started blogging (co-blogger) like 1.3 months ago (XD) but I love it as well. Hope we'll get to interact sometime!

    Anyway, keep doing your great job and happy 2nd year blogoversary! 😀

  47. P.E. @ The Sirenic C

    Congratulations on two years! That's an incredible milestone. We just got to one year, and it's honestly so cool to see how far you've gone. Blogging is awesome, and I wish you many more happy bloggevarsaries! (I totally butchered the spelling for that lol ;). Thanks for the giveaway too!
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  48. Happy Blogoversary!!!

    I agree with everything you said about the blogging community! I love the people I've met through having a blog, and all the books I never would have found if it weren't for others. It's one of the most rewarding hobbies. Also, bonus points for the Theo James gif. 🙂
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  49. CONGRATULATIONS on your blogoversary Jeann! <3 *throws confetti and presents cake* Happy Indulgence is such an amazing blog because of all the hard work I'm sure you put into it. I hope that the next year in the blogosphere is just as fantastic for you! 🙂
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    *sends celebratory cupcakes*

    I'm so glad that somehow I stumbled upon your blog and we have connected via Twitter and the blogs! You are one of my canaries and I always weight your opinions on books when I can't decide if I want to read it or not!

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