February 21, 2016 • Cee • Events

Hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel HermitHazel of Stay Bookish, & Mel of The Daily ProphecyLove-A-Thon is an event—a lovefest—that is dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community.
FAREWELLS

You know the saying, all good things must come to end. I’m sad to say that the 2016 Love-A-Thon has officially wrapped.

This love fest has truly been one of the best events I’ve experienced as a blogger, and I sincerely hope that’s the same for you! There’s so much positivity and love; it shows you how awesome it is to be in this community.

With this Love-A-Thon, so many awesome things happened liked:

  • I got to co-host with these three awesome ladies—Alexa, Hazel, & Mel—who are an absolute inspiration and who I want to brunch with,
  • I was introduced to so many awesome people,
  • I tweeted + caps locked at so many people during the chat (+ I hosted my first one ever!),
  • I felt reconnected with the book community (since I’ve been feeling a bit distant),
  • I read a lot of awesome blog posts (and I will continue to even after this event has wrapped it),
  • I’m just brimming with love and caps lock for all ya’ll.

Love-A-Thon may have ended, but keep the love and positivity going. This event may be a two-day event, but it really is year-round. Everybody needs a fangirl/boy-ing flailing buddy or a support system, so keep interacting with each other. I hope everybody have found awesome new book lovers they can talk to, and I hope that everybody who has felt disconnected from the book community feel like they’ve reconnected with this event. Keep the love, joy, and positivity year-round! Stay connected, and stay in touch!

THANK YOUS

Alexa, Hazel, Mel, and I would love to thank all the participants who partook in Love-A-Thon as well as these following people (particularly for providing these awesome books for the giveaways):

  • Alicia of Awesome Book Assessment
  • Bloomsbury (c/o Emily Ritter)
  • Harper Collins
  • Macmillan
  • Merit Press
  • Random House (c/o Cassie McGinty)
  • Tor Teen (c/o Ksenia Winnicki)
  • Usborne Publishing
  • Claire LeGrand
  • Corey Ann Haydu
  • Erin Bowman
  • Fida Islaih
  • Heather Demetrios
  • Heidi Schulz
  • Jennifer E. Smith
  • Jodi Meadows
  • Joy Hensley
  • Lindsay Smith
  • Miranda Kenneally
  • Sarah J. Maas
PARTICIPANT SURVEY

Please help us make Love-A-Thon better next year! Tell us your thoughts and suggestions! What did you like or didn’t? What are your suggestions of getting more Booktubers and Bookstagrammers to join?

FILL THIS SURVEY OUT PLEASE

GIVEAWAY

We, the hosts of Love-A-Thon, present you these two awesome giveaway—one opened only to US residents and one for international folks!

US ONLY GIVEAWAY
prize pack consists of:

Truthwitch poster + pin
Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
Forged by Erin Bowman
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally
Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally
Breathe Annie Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally
Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz
The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright
Finding the Worm by Mark Goldblatt
Cassidy’s Guide to Everyday Etiquette by Sue Stauffacher
The Fearless by Emma Pass
Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
Riders by Veronica Rossi (+ pencils & bracelets)
Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally (ARC)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY
prize pack consists of:

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Hook’s Daughter (+ signed bookplate) by Heidi Schulz
Her Treasures (e-book) by Fida Islaih
Identity Crisis by Melissa Schorr
Half in Love with Death by Emily Ross
The Yearbook by Carol Masciola
The Fearless by Emma Pass
Unlovely by Celeste Conway
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
Finding the Worm by Mark Goldblatt
Cassidy’s Guide to Everyday Etiquette by Sue Stauffacher

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Thank you again to everybody who participated in the 2016 Love-A-Thon. Treat yourself to awesome and continue chatting with the lovely book lovers you met. I hope you can all join us next year again. <3 

You can still comment on Love-A-Thon posts, which I will be doing until I comment on everybody’s blog! *cross my fingers* Also, don’t feel shy to tweet at anybody who participated—even me! The book community is a welcoming one, and you gotta put one feet in and we’ll envelope you in welcomes and love.


 

10 Responses to “2016 LOVE-A-THON · That’s A Wrap!”

  1. this was such a fun and fantastic event; THANK YOU for being such a fabulous host! although ~technically~ love-a-thon is a year-round event, i’m already excited for next year’s love-a-thon! my favorite part was definitely interacting with others, reading blog posts, and chatting with all these friendly faces <333

  2. Definitely want to join next year as it looked like so much fun!

  3. Thank you for hosting this even. I had a lot of fun and discovered some new bloggers that I wouldn’t know of otherwise.
    My favorite part was chats, and book spine poetry challenge where participants showed us how creative they can be. I also enjoyed Tea challenge.

    I wish that next year this event would be longer, I believe even more ppl will enter and tbh, it does take time to visit all blogs. I still haven’t visited everyone and I was hoping a lot this weekend.

  4. Keanna says:

    This was such an amazing Love-A-Thon! ? Being a new blogger, I felt so disconnected, because I didn’t know how to make friends and the do s and don’t’s. But I made so many new friends and realized we had so much in common. I can’t wait to do the Love-A-Thon again.

  5. Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful Love-A-Thon! It was my first one, and I loved it! It was really nice to get to meet you :)

  6. Annika says:

    Thank you so much for being so awesome, Cee!! Also thank you for the sassiness, banter, and the all caps! The chats were definitely my favourite part! And the blog hopping. And the mini-challenges. And, so, basically, everything. I’ll definitely be back next year, and I’ll probably keep tweeting #LoveAThon all year… <3

  7. Hosting that chat was such an amazing experience. I loved the Love-a-thon last year when I participated, but it was even more amazing being able to host it with you guys <3

  8. Cassidy says:

    This was a blast, I am so unbelievably grateful I signed up!

  9. My favorite part of the event were all the chats! I participated in all of them and they were so much fun :)

  10. Alexa S. says:

    I WILL ALL CAPS MY COMMENT BECAUSE I LOVE YOU THAT MUCH. BUT SERIOUSLY, IT WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL THING TO HAVE YOU ON BOARD AS A CO-HOST. I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE WITH YOU OR HAZEL OR MEL, AND I DEFINITELY DON’T THINK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AS AMAZING AS IT TURNED OUT! HERE’S TO MORE LOVE-A-THONS TO COME <3


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