Belated Birthday Bash!


Better late than never , but over a week ago when I found myself having to take a break, BVT and myself both aged 1 year πŸ˜‰ So today I am celebrating each of you who have made this year one that I will not forget!

What This Year Has Meant

When I first started this blog, it was a frightening time. Opening up to others and posting my thoughts can be challenging. I struggled to even share a review on Amazon or Goodreads. And I certainly had no idea what this journey would entail.

But as fate would have it, I have an amazing nonhusband who saw my passion and pushed me to take the leap. Since that time, I have discovered that BVT would soon become something more than just a blog. It quickly grew into an outlet and second home. I could never have been prepared for the amount of support and friendship that awaited me. Each of you have provided positive feedback and encouragement. You have listened when I needed an ear and you have taken time to know me and reach out when I was unwell. Each day has been filled with a newfound happiness that I have drawn strength from, even on the hardest of days. Truth be told, it is each of you who make this blog successful and all that I want it to be.

Thank You ❀


In order to thank you for all you have given me this last year, I am hosting a small giveaway. I have 2 drawings. One is for a $15 e-gift card to Teavana, which can also be used at Starbucks (unfortunately, this is open in the US only). The second is for up to $15 US dollars to spend on the book of your choice with Book Depository or Amazon which is open internationally to anyone that Book Depository ships to. Both giveaways are open for 1 week.

(This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Teavana, Amazon or Book Depository)

A couple small details:

  • You must be 18 years of age to enter and able to provide a valid email and shipping address.
  • You must be willing to have your name mentioned on the blog and social media (I will not share your email or personal details).
  • The Teavana gift card will be sent electronically through email.
  • The $15 to spend on a book will be open internationally and may be sent Amazon (if winner is US) or Book Depository (International).
  • I will notify winners in one week. You will have 7 days to respond before another winner is selected.

Enter to win $15 Teavana e-Gift Card here (US only)

gft2Enter to win $15 US Dollars to spend on a book of your choice (International)

Good Luck!

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109 thoughts on “Belated Birthday Bash!

      1. It was too long a post and I was sleepy. Probably dropped on my laptop and my nose must have hit the delete key. πŸ˜€


  1. Belated happy birthday! I’m so happy I found your blog and you! It’s great to see different perspectives on books, and I love how complete your reviews are without spoiling things. I look forward to the next year of BVT and many more conversations!

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  2. Happy Blog Birthday!
    Best wishes for many more great and wonderful blogging years ahead πŸ™‚
    Entered the giveaway.
    Thank you for the amazing opportunity to win πŸ™‚

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  3. Happy celebrations. And so glad BVT has been so enjoyable. Blogging is great for friendships and an outlet as you said. I hope there will be many more happy blogging years. Thank you for sharing a great giveaway with us.

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  4. Happy slightly late birthday to both you and your blog ❀ I think you've summed up perfectly how many of us feel about the blogosphere with the phrase 'second home'. Here's to another exciting year! ❀

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  5. Happy belated birthday AND blogiversary Danielle!!! So happy to have connected with you over the blogosphere. You are such a wonderful addition to the book blogosphere, and I wish you MANY more years of blogging happiness.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway! Good luck to all who enter πŸ™‚

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  6. Oh my goodness!!!! I completely missed both those big, important days by… well, by days!!!
    First of all- congrats to BVT! πŸ™‚ It has been great to be connected with you over the past year. So many wonderful book recommendations have come from you and you are one of those loggers to definitely look up to! ❀

    Most importantly! A belated happy birthday to you! ❀ I am so sorry I missed the celebrations closer to the day but I hope you had tons of rest and good, loving time with your family! πŸ™‚

    Here's a little something I wrote (just now):

    'Twas not a day like any other,
    but rather a day filled with joy.
    Cake and birthday cards, one after another,
    a virtual greeting from me- ahoy!

    Happy Birthday, Dear Dani,
    you deserve all the love.
    Best wishes from many,
    'cause you're the greatest of all!

    πŸ˜€ ❀

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    1. OMG Liz! Making me cry like a baby. You are the best, I swear! Thank you for all of the wonderful support and most importantly the friendship that I carry with me always. I love every moment that we spend trading thoughts or conversing. You are the man Stan πŸ˜‰ ❀

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  7. You can be proud of what you have created here, this blog is a treasure I love to visit ❀ You've opened my eyes to books I wouldn't have thought of picking up, you have made me drool with your tea posts, and most of all, you have become essential to my life. Happy belated birthday, BVT, I love you and I love the beautiful fingers putting their energy and creativity to make this place a fantastic blog.
    To the Doctor's Library and Back ❀

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  8. Your blog is beautiful and I am so blessed to have met you here. I entered the giveaway but I feel like I’ve already won because I know you πŸ™‚
    Happy Blog Anniversary and all the best for the upcoming year.

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  9. Honestly, the first time I met you (I believe you made a comment on a post of mine mentioning The Walking Dead), I thought you were a super new blogger that would only say one thing and then disappear from the face of Web. It’s insane how fast your blog grew and how quickly I became attached to it (and you hihi)! You’re definitely an amazing person and I would’ve honestly loved to have a friend who had such a huge passion for literature and so much more as a neighbour! ❀ Happy birthday again, Danielle! Don't ya ever drop BVT! Ever! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Aw Lashaan! You are making me all sappy and tear ❀ I believe it was TWD πŸ˜‰ Wow how the year has flown by. I never imagined so much would happen and have been overwhelmed by it all. You have been an awesome friend and I whole heartedly welcome and cherish each interaction. I think my neighbors are selling πŸ˜‰ Just saying.. ❀

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  10. So happy for you, Danielle! I can only imagine how difficult it is to put yourself and your thoughts out there, but something that we all discover in here, whether we blog or just visit, is exactly that: how friendly, supportive and loving this community is β™₯ I wish you and BVT many more years of fun, bookish friends and amazing reads! Aaaand, I hope you had a great birthday! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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