Sunday, May 8, 2011

Impressions is 2!!! Celebration + Giveaway

Hey, I've been hanging around here for 2 whole years already! Where has the time gone?

Two years ago I began my blog under the name Impressions... (now Impressions of a Reader) as a place to keep track of my reads. I wanted a little corner of the blogosphere with a blank page where I could write down my personal thoughts -- not necessarily reviews. Well, the place has evolved in two years, as has the name  of the blog itself. I ended up writing those reviews after all. However, it still feels like that small, intimate corner of the world where I can write those personal thoughts and impressions whenever the mood strikes.

I've made some great on-line friends and this past year met some of those wonderful ladies in person! Thanks to all of you who stop by on a regular basis -- readers, bloggers and authors -- to comment or just to visit me. :) It has been a lovely two years.

To celebrate my 2nd Blogoversary I'm giving away 2 - $25.00 gift cards to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (your choice) to 2 lucky winners. Please leave a comment before Sunday, May 15th, 1:00 p.m. to enter.

Oh, and isn't it great that my anniversary falls on Mother's Day? Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms out there! I hope you're all having the best of days.

ETA May 15th: The giveaway is officially closed.


  1. I'm not entering but happy blogoversary, Hilcia!

  2. Happy Anniversary Hils!

    Also, no need to enter me in the contest.


  3. Oh! congratulations!!
    Happy blogversary!!! :D
    *gives celebratory cupcake*

  4. Congratulations, Hils! Has it really only been 2 years? You review as if you've been doing it for years more. :)

  5. Happy anniversary Hils! *throws confetti*

    I love reading your insightful and in-depth reviews - here's to another 2 wonderful years!

  6. Dear Hilcia, congrats on your's so peaceful you know, it's always a pleasure to come here!8Even when I don't comment, I see it *wink*)

    Take care!!

  7. Ms. Crane! Thank you! I still have little CJ hanging around here somewhere from that first year. *g*

    Indi, Alex, thanks so much. :D

    Tabitha, Orannia, you're both too sweet. I hope to stick around for at least 2 more. :D

    Sonia, lol! The rustling leaves, the wind blowing... the peace. *g* Thank you!

  8. Happy Blogoversary, Hils!!!
    I'm so thankful for our online friendship and am so happy and honored to be among the blogging friends you have met in person!

    All the best for another great year sharing your impressions of the books you read here on your blog and let's get together soon.

    p.s. I see you started War for the Oaks! I'm going to try to get to it asap too.

  9. Happy blogoversary!

    I love reading your thoughts / reviews / impressions and I'm so glad you started your blog :-)

  10. Happy belated Mother's Day and Happy Blogiversary!!! Only two years?!? Are you sure, Hils? It feels much longer :) I'm so happy you're blogging :) Love to read your thoughts and what you're reading!!

  11. On the other hand, I can't believe two years have passed so quickly, Hils. It seems like only a few months ago we were on the Phade. Thank you for all your reviews.
    Please enter me in your contest.

  12. Another ex-Phader here. Congrats on your two years. I may not comment a whole lot but I do read your reviews and, seriously, how is it possible for you to finish so many books! I'm lucky if I finish one per week :)

  13. Happy blogiversary!! Here's to many more.

    I love to read your thoughts - always so insightful :)

  14. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. :)

    Happy Blogversary! It feels like its been longer than 2 years. So happy you decided to start blogging.

    Here's to many more years for Impressions of a Reader. :)

  15. Happy blogversary! I hope you have any happy years of blogging ahead of you.

  16. Christine! I loved meeting you too! War of the Oaks is going to be my slow month read. Thanks for all your great support throughout the year!

    Li, thank you, it's good to be here.

    Nath, thank you for the Mother's Day wishes, I had a good one! Only 2 years,! It does feel longer sometimes. Thanks for all the great book discussions.

    Reny, I know! The years just seem to melt away sometimes. Good times, though.

    Kylie, hello! I'm so glad you stopped by. LOL on the amount of books, you know I read every single available minute. It's my passion. :D

    Lori, Leslie, Blbliophile thank you so much for the great wishes!

  17. Happy Anniversary! Who knew I would meet such a cool person on the internet ;) Wishing you many more years blogging :)

  18. Happy Anniversary!!!! Has it been 2 years already? Wow time goes by fast! lol I'm so glad you blog and I've had a great time getting to know you and swapping book recommendations. Here's to many more!

  19. Mariana, one of the highlights this last year was meeting you! Talk about cool people. Hope we can meet again soon. :) Thanks for the good wishes.

    Tracy!! Can you believe it has been 2 years? Love swapping those book recommendations. :D Hope to continue on... I'm still having a good time.

  20. Congrats!! I love your reviews, here's to many more rewarding years of blogging.

  21. Congrats and Happy Anniversary, Hilcia! :)))

    Your blog first encouraged me to think about doing it, too. (I haven't started yet and am not sure I ever will, though. *lol*)

    No need to enter me in the contest, too.

  22. Em, thank you so much!

    Lilli! Thank you for stopping by and for those wonderful words! If you do decide to start a blog, please let me know. Yes? :D

  23. Wow! Happy belated blogiversary!!


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