Today is Happy Indulgence’s 5th year, and I’m super proud about how far we’ve come since the very beginning! I would not still be blogging after such a long time without all of your support.
One of my favourite parts about blogging is definitely the people that I’ve met through our mutual love of books. I’m so happy to call you guys my friends and coming to blog at the end of a work day is like coming home after a long time away. Not everyone has a passion in life and it really keeps me going you know?
Our Celebration Video
Anyway, I’ve prepared something special for you today! Aila, Jenna and I jumped on Google Hangouts and answered a bunch of questions. It’s the first time we’ve done a video together (being in different countries and all) but we talk about what happens behind the scenes, funny co-blogger quirks, our favourite part about co-blogging together and some favourite book recommendations this year.
The video does contain some dodgy audio though, so sorry about that! Around the 15:43 min mark the video/audio does get clearer, thanks to Skype (boo Hangouts). You can watch the video here or below!
I hope you enjoy it! Please let us know what you think in the comments below, and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already!
Aila and Jenna will be with you later on this week to share their blog celebration posts too 🙂
List of books we talked about
Our favourite diverse #ownvoices books of 2017 (so far)
1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – Aila & Jeann
2. Starfish by Akemi Bowman Dawn – Aila
3. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee – Aila
4. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon – Jenna & Jeann
5. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – Jeann & Jeann
6. We Should All be Feminists – Jenna
What we’re currently reading
1. Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan – Jenna
2. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – Jenna
3. Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently by Beau Lotto – Jenna
4. The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson – Aila
5. Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh – Aila
6. Songs that Sound Like Blood by Jared Thomas – Jeann
7. Wreck by Fleur Ferris – Jeann
To celebrate our blogoversary, I am giving away a hardback of Empress of a Thousand Skies or a paperback of Strange the Dreamer, as long as The Book Depository ships to you!
- Just enter the rafflecopter form below (no cheating – we can tell!)
- Winner must respond within 48 hours and your name will be displayed on the widget below. We take no responsibility for lost or stolen packages.
- Giveaway ends 30 July 2017.
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I’m sorry I’m so late, I’ve been on hiatus. Happy Blogoversary!
You know, I started to follow Happy Indulgence when Jeann posted her “I’m looking for cobloggers” post, so I don’t really know Happy Indulgence “before”, but I really like “after” version.
I loved your video! It’s full of heart, happiness and positive emotions. It’s obvious how close you girls are, and you are amazing team. I’ve always been a solo blogger, but you’ve made me want to be a part of blogging team.
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Awwww, thank you so much for your sweet messages Ksenia, they definitely make my day! I’m so glad you have enjoyed our journey since then, it’s been amazing.
Happy blogiversary, ladies!!! I’ll be forever thankful for your reviews! They’ve made me buy several books! 😉 Here’s to many more years! 😀
YAY, thank you so much Grace! I’m so happy to feed your book buying hehe
Happy blogoversay, dearest!! I’ve always loved your blog and I admire you so much, Jeann!! <3
Awww Rachel I could definitely say the same for you, I’m so glad to have been blogging alongside you for so many years!
I started following the blog last year, and right after that, it became a favorite of mine, one that I check all the time ♥ Not only because of the content, the reviews and the books that you talk about, but also because of you, girls! You have an amazing relationship, and we can see that in the blog itself, in your tweets, your comments about each other. You’re co-bloggers and great friends 😀 And you put some much passion and hard work in every single post… Thank you for that! I wish you a very happy blogiversary, and I really hope to see you girls blogging for many, many more years! ♥ ♥
OMG Antonela you are just so lovely! I’m so glad that you enjoy our blog and our content. It’s made such a difference with both Aila and Jenna on Happy Indulgence, we have a blast blogging together. Thank you so much for making our week!
Happy blogoversary!! I always love reading your posts, and I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future! 🙂
Thank you so much Alice, that is so lovely of you!
Congrats on 5 years ladies. ❤
Thank you so much!
Happy Blogoversary ladies. I love your blog and I’m so happy I found it. Thank you!
Thank you so much Irma!
Happy Blogoversary!! I’ve had my book blog for 5 years too 🙂 It’s not easy but I’m glad you ladies stick with it. Love your blog too 🙂
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Yay, it feels like it’s been a long time but I couldn’t imagine doing anything else now! Thank you lovely!
Jeann, Jenna, and Aila, congrats!! Five years is such an amazing achievement!
Congrats on your blogoversary! <3 I'm so thankful to have gotten to know all three of you. You guys are lights in the book community, so thank you! <3
Sending much love to you, and hoping you have another spectacular year!
Thank you so much CW! I’m so thankful to have started blogging 5 years ago, I’ve met so many amazing people that I call my friends (including you!)
Congratulations! Happy Blogiversary and thank you for the giveaway.
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Thank you Sue!
Happy 5th blogiversary girls! I’ve just discovered your blog and I absolutely love what I’m seeing – everything’s so clean and neat and gorgeous 🙂 (And pink. I luuuuuuv pink!)
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Thank you Amy, I’m so happy you love our blog design! Thanks for dropping by.
WOW, five years, that is SO impressive! You have done such a lovely job with your blog, and then added in such fabulous co-bloggers! I love your video too, you guys are SO cute together. Hoping for many, many more years to come for you all! ♥♥
Thank you so much Shannon! I’m so glad that I’ve met you through blogging, it’s been an amazing ride so far! I hope so too.
WOW HAPPY 5TH ANNIVERSARY!!! ✨✨
You guys have come so far, extremely proud!!
Thank you so much Balie, I’m so happy!
Congratulations on 5 years, and thank you for the contest. ♥
Thank you lovely!
OMG!! First thing first girls Happy 5th Bookish Anniversary!!! This is sooo amazing and I am soo happy for you. Also thank you soo much for this opportunity as an International book lover I cannot express my gratitude for this giveaway <3 Additionally as mentioned already haha I love your blog and I will be doing a marathon hopping through your posts!
Thank you so much Lin, I’m so proud! I’m so glad to hear that you are enjoying our posts, good luck with the giveaway.
Ahh, huge congrats guys 5 years is such an awesome milestone to reach!! I remember finding this blog when I first started and feeling super inspired by it Sending all the good vibes for the future ♥♥
Thank you so much Lauren, I’m so glad to hear that it’s been an inspiration for you! <3 Lots of love.
Happy 5 year Blogversary!
Hoping your next 5 years will be even more amazing!!
Your reviews as always are awesome and very inciteful ☺
Thank you so much Nicole, that is so lovely of you! I’m so happy you enjoy our reviews!
HAPPY BLOGVERSARY YOU FANTASTIC BEANS!! I absolutely adore your blog and your posts and Happy Indulgence is just like one of my #1 blogs of everrrrrr. PLEASE KEEP GOING FOR MANY BILLIONS OF MORE YERAS.
ALL THE CAKE!! ALL THE SPRINKLES!!
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THANK YOU SO MUCH CAIT! I’m just so happy that I’ve had your amazing self to blog alongside with all these years!
JEANN <3 <3 <3 Two years and running for us as a team! Happy five years for Happy Indulgence! <3
Aila J. recently posted…5 Year Blogoversary Celebration Video + Giveaway
Yesss I am so happy I’ve had you girls by my side, I couldn’t imagine blogging without you two!
Happy five years of blogging!! This is such a great accomplishment, and I can only hope you’ll keep on blogging for a long time <3 <3
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Thank you so much Marie! I have loved my blogging journey and I’m so glad to have met you on it too!
I apparently followed you all on twitter and goodreads but not on your blog! But it’s now fixed 😛
Five years is so long, I’ve almost hit my 1-year milestone, which is already so exciting, but five years seems like forever! Congratulations!!
Thank you so much for following us Lia! It has been a loing time and I’m super proud. I hope you’ve enjoyed blogging too!
Thanks for this one – Happy Bloggiversary 5x over.
Thank you so much Andie!
5 years! That’s amazing! Let’s hope for 5 more!
Can’t wait to watch the video!!
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Thank you so much Savannah, I hope so too!
Happy Blogiversary!! <3
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Congrats! Happy 5 year Blogoversary. You blog is amazing already, but I’m sure with the next 5 years you guys will improve and become even better. Wishing you the best of luck in the future.
Thank you so much Aneta! That is so lovely of you.
Happy blogoversary! Today is mine as well, we’re twins! Here’s to another 5 years:-)
Omgosh, I’m sure we say this every year, but also happy blogoversary blog twin! I’ll drink to that 🙂
Wow! 5 years. That is an amazing milestone!! I can only hope that I too can make it to 5 years. Congratulations ladies on all that you accomplished together, and I hope you keep going strong!! Here’s to many more years to come!
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Thank you so much Jesse, I hope you will make it to 5 years too! <3
Happy 5 years bloggerversary Jeann, Jenna and Aila ✨ I love your reviews! And they often become my reference to pick up a book or not! Keep up the good work and I wish you all the best! ⭐⭐⭐
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Thank you so much Hana! I’m so glad to hear that you enjoy our reviews, that has totally made my day!