Monday, January 12, 2015

Blogoversary: Fiction in Fiction in Fiction Turns 2

Fiction in Fiction in Fiction is officially 2 years old today! Wao I never expected to make it this far when I officially joined the book blogging community back in 2013. I have to celebrate and give a huge thank you to the publishers and readers (YOU) who have supported and put up with me these 2 years. I didn’t start blogging at the most ideal time lol.This is also celebrating my finishing uni and starting a new blogging chapter where I will hopefully have so much more time to read and review books.

2014 was a great bookish year for me –
  • I SHOOK HANDS WITH ZOEY DEUTCH AND LUCY FRY when I won a competition to meet them and they signed my copy of Vampire Academy and...
  • I went to the red carpet premiere of Vampire Academy (both thanks to PTA)
  • Invited to the Australian premiere of Divergent by Harper Collins Australia
  • Saw Jessica Shirvington again at her Disruption launch and she remembered me and gave me a hug AND asked for a photo *faints from fangirling*
  • I was one of the first people in the world to see TFIOS in cinemas thanks to the Bookworld competition
  • Finally met Eugenia at PTA Live (which was awesome and I saw so many awesome bookish pl)
  • That random moment where I met Kristy at Kino :D
  • I MET LAINI TAYLOR at the Hachette YA Bloggers night
  • My review of These Broken Stars, one of my fav books ever, was blurbed in the sequel This Shattered World. 
Yup, suffice to say 2014 was wonderful!

Fiction in Fiction in Fiction for those of you that don’t know is the line from my favourite song FICTION, by my favourite band – a Korean boy band named B2ST (pronounced Beast). A part of the chorus roughly translates to:

“I will hold on to you (fiction in fiction)
I won’t let you go (fiction in fiction in fiction)
Even today, I’m in the story of you and I that hasn’t ended still, in fiction”

It’s my favourite line of the song and it’s sung by my favourite member *bites lip* and I think it perfectly encompasses all my YA ships/OTPs – Yes/Yes? Hence why I named my blog this! Pixelski is just something I came up with in gaming – pixel and added ski because it sounded cute LEL.

This post will therefore be a fusion of my love of books with my love of B2ST. Yes I am going to sic K-pop on you, links are to YouTube vids with English subs. The overall theme song for this post is THANKS TO.

"You, you, it's you, thank you, for you."

Without further ado, with THANKS TO:

Mariam my habibi for introducing me to the blogosphere. I wouldn’t have found out about this loving and supportive community without you and your encouragement. Thank you for convincing me to go on Twitter and meet Aussie bloggers, for pushing me to use my Goodreads and recommending me YA when I was out of books to read. Wallah can you hurry up and come back already?

Saz without you, my blog wouldn’t have any followers. Simple as that. You helped me get word out about my blog and I will be forever grateful for the tips and kind words you gave me.

Shirley you fabulous person! Where do I begin? From the beginning you had faith in me, gave me great advice when I had doubts about my blog, and you were the one who encouraged me to contact publishers and tell me about book events. You. Are. A. Star.

All 3 of these amazing ladies who helped me are not really blogging much these days and I miss them like heaps. I love you guys so much <3

The absolutely fabulous, lovely, hilarious and just plain awesome Aussie publishers who I’ve had the extreme privilege to work with over the years. Thank you for giving me a chance, for putting up with me, for the fangirling moments. Bloomsbury Australia, HarperCollins Australia (Between the Covers), Penguin Teen Australia, Hachette Books Australia (Date a Book), Allen & Unwin, Harlequin Teen Australia, Simon & Schuster Australia, Walker Books Australia, Pan Macmillan Australia, Hardie Grant Egmont and Random House Australia (Penguin Random House?). Special shout out to Sonia (Bloomsbury), Manda (HC) and Floss (PTA) for the fantastic Twitter convos and emails.

There are so many wonderful bloggers I would like to thank but alas I’d be going on forever, just know that you’re in my thoughts and I’m forever grateful to you, my readers. I do, however need to mention a few lovelies.

MEL. WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT YOU AND OUR ICE CREAM DATES? I am so happy I got to meet you when I went to Melbourne this year. You are like one of the coolest and sweetest and bestest bloggers I know and I feel like I’ve known you forever we have so much in common. Thank you for being for there for me when I wasn’t feeling the best emotionally/mentally. Love you 5ever.

Joy you funny gal. I love your sense of humour and our book chats even though our tastes differ a lot lol. It’s so fun going on bookish outings with you, especially watching movie adaptions of books :D the feels are real.

Youdith (Judith) I don’t actually know how I met you only that suddenly you’re in my life (sort of) and I wanted to be Dutch (I still do to be honest). I am so jealous that you live in the Netherlands. You are just plain cool and I love our fangirling moments AND OMG CAN YOU NOT WITH MY CHAOLAENA SHIP? Our best conversations are the ones in caps.

Alexa I can’t believe I only met you late last year. Just in time for Heir of Fire thank god. I am so so so glad we bonded over our love of Throne of Glass. And my gosh do we have so much in common! Not only in our taste in books but music and KINGDOM HEARTS <3 I love all the book recommendations you give me and I trust your opinion very much :D

Ellis you are one of the sweetest people I know - you and Mel’s frenemy Twitter conversations are one of my favourite forms of entertainment. Armber (Amber) I love our talks but you can keep Dorian for yourself, I’ll take Chaol – love you! Vi my JLA buddy :D Aiden St Delphi forever <3 Christiney my k-pop buddy, love our boyband fangirl moments :D And so many other cool people who I’d love to mention but I’d never stop typing.

All the Aussie YA Bloggers – Kristy, Kelly, Laura, Nara, Emily, Eugenia, Shaheen, Jeann, Becca, Gina my Aus TOG buddy <3 The Maas Thirteen including Rachel and Katie. The cool authors I get the honour of talking to frequently. Kat and Amie you guys get a special separate mention because you’re just… Something else. Do not even.

Giveaway


So after all that THERE IS A GIVEAWAY. Because how could there NOT be? My blog turns 2 and I spread the love and give you guys books ;D

The bulk of these books were kindly donated to me by Aussie publishers for my blogoversary! Thank you Allen & Unwin, Bloomsbury, Harper Collins Australia and Penguin Teen Australia! The rest I’m adding in and will go out to buy (shown are my copies lol I haven’t been out since I just got back from 2 holidays). These are books I love and would to love share with you.

Each prize pack has a separate theme, please enter for the one you want, or ENTER THEM ALL.

Rules


Prize packs 1, 2 and 3 are AUSTRALIA ONLY. Any international entrants will be disqualified.

Prize pack 4 is INTERNATIONAL NON-AUSTRALIA ONLY. Any Australian entrants will be disqualified. Aussies you have 3 other chances, give the others a go okay? We’re all about a fair go anyway. Omg did I just make a lame Aussie joke? I ain’t even mad. I love you all enough to do this even though the shipping on this is going to make me go broke.

Aussies this applies to you: You can only win ONE of the prize packs. If Rafflecopter picks the same winner for more than one prize, I will redraw for the subsequent prize. But you can enter them all as many times as you like. Sorry I don’t think it’s fair that 1 person wins multiple packs.

NO GIVEAWAY/SPAM ACCOUNTS ALLOWED. I will be checking. Any entrants from non-main accounts WILL be disqualified. This rule applies to the entries that require a Follow. As so many lovely publishers have contributed prizes, it’s only respectful that when you follow for an entry, you follow from an actual account. I shit you not the shipping on this (especially that international one which is >0.5kg) is going to cost me a fortune so at least follow me from a real account?

HERE ARE THE PRIZES:


Prize Pack 1 – Across Time and Space featuring books dealing with time and space/physics, or set in a different time | Theme Song – 12:30


"Right now we are like the clock hands at 12:30
We have our backs turned to each other, looking at different places and trying to let go of everything"
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (from Bloomsbury Australia)
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  • All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
  • Falling into Place by Amy Zhang (from HarperCollins Australia)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prize Pack 2 – Written in the Stars featuring books about 2 unlikely people coming together| Theme Song – Lights Go On Again


"When the lights shine on me and it wakes me up once again
It moves my heart again
Lights go on again"
  • The Fault in Our Stars (Australian Limited Edition) by John Green (from Penguin Teen Australia)
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (from Penguin Teen Australia)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prize Pack 3 – Stand Tall featuring books with kick-ass female heroines | Theme Song – Unbreakable by BAP



"I won’t ever break
I won’t ever fall down
Even if the storm tries to swallow me
I’m unbreakable"
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (from Bloomsbury Australia)
  • Looking for Alibrandi (Australian Children’s Classics edition) by Melina Marchetta
  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (from Bloomsbury Australia)
  • Disruption by Jessica Shirvington
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Prize Pack 4 – Why Are You So Far Away featuring great Aussie YA | Theme Song – VIU (Very Important You)


"I love you you you you you you you
Beautiful my you you you you you you"
  • Every Breath by Ellie Marney (from Allen & Unwin)
  • Every Word by Ellie Marney (from Allen & Unwin)
  • Additional swag I will throw in
a Rafflecopter giveaway

GO FORTH MY MINIONS AND ENTER TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT. MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOUR.

Ohmygood look at all the bookish awesome...


42 comments:

  1. I must confess to entering all of the Aus giveaways. There are so many great titles on this list! (I definitely recommend the Every books by Ellie Marney, SO GOOD.)

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  2. Happy blogoversary!

    I'm INT entrant so I'd pick priza pack 4. :)

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  3. Omg congratulations Jaz! It's been so lovely meeting you and following your blog! Cheers to many more awesome years to come. Our blogs are still babies! I entered for 1 and 3. :3

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  4. I entered for prize pack1!
    Thanks for an awesome giveaway but most importantly, CONGRATS ON 2 YEARS!

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  5. *TACKLE HUGS* YAYYYY Jaz, congrats, congrats, congrats on reaching the big...TWO! Hahaha! I'm so glad to have met you last year and bonded over our love of book to movie adaptations! I know our tastes are totally different, but we do share so many similar loves as well (mainly YA fantasy books heh). Here's to a brilliant 2015 full of bookish/bloggish fun, and I hope to see you posting more this year. Or I may have to bring out the pitchforks. :P

    Thanks for the hellavu generous giveaways! I will only be entering prize 2. Fingers crossed!

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  6. Congratulations on your Blogoversary!!
    I'll pick Prize Pack 4..

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  7. Id love to win the 4th prize pack :3 this is such an amazing giveaway, and congrats on all on all of the things for 2014! It was all so amazing! Its just gonna get better :)

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  8. Happy Blogoversary, Jaz! You're giving away some awesome books. I want to enter that intl giveaway because I haven't started that series but I CAN"T. So I'll just have to settle for the first prize pack because I own most of the other books XD

    Can't wait to read more posts from you! And I really need to start fangirling with you more about Throne of Glass (among other things)

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  9. Oh wow, when did you do a blog redesign?! So pretty!
    Happy Blogoversary Jaz! 2 years really just flew by :o
    It was fantastic meeting you through blogging and finding that we share the more of the same interests (anime, kpop). Here's to many more years to come :D
    I only entered the first giveaway!

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  10. Happy blogoversary!!!

    What an awesome year you have had...naturally the best part was randomly bumping into me ;)
    Okay, okay, I am not that vain.... I will admit that meeting Laini Taylor was better than meeting me.
    Wishing you all the best for the next two years of Fiction in Fiction in Fiction - and more!!! *throws confetti*

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  11. HAPPY HAPPY BLOVERSARY MY FAVOURITE PERSON EVER <3333333 TRUST ME IT'S LIKE ON MY BUCKET LIST TO GO UP TO SYDNEY TO VISIT YOU! IF ONLY MY PARENTS DIDN'T MAKE US MOVE WHEN I WAS ONE <.< THEN I'D JUST LIKE STALK YOU EVERY DAY OR SOMETHING HAHAHAHAHA

    ANYWAY WE NEED A ICE CREAM DATE SOON NOW THAT YOU'RE BACK FROM YOUR HOLIDAY (SECOND ONE, I MIGHT ADD. *IS ENVIOUS* AND I CONVENIENTLY JUST BOUGHT A TUB OF ICE CREAM YESTERDAY WHOOOP. I LOVE YOU 5EVER TOO GIRL <3333 ACTUALLY MAKE THE 6EVER OR 7EVER OR LIKE 100000EVER (YES I JUST MADE THAT A THING, DEAL WITH IT PEOPLE)

    ALSO JAZ YOU NEED TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND: WHO'S SWEETER? ELLIS OR ME (I MEAN, OBVS ME BUT JUST SO ELLIS IS CLEAR WHO IS THE SWEETER ONE HERE) (YOU BROUHT THIS QUESTION ON YOURSELF FOR CALLING US BOTH SWEET. THAT'S NOT ALLOWED. NOPENOPENOPE.)

    ANYHOO CONGRATS ON TWO YEARS, JAZ. YOU'RE NEVER ALLOWED TO STOP BLOGGING BECAUSE I FORBID IT, OKAY? *SMOOSHES YOU WITH LOADS OF CHOCOLATE ICE-CREAM CAKE*

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  12. Congrats on your blogoversary Jaz! It was great to meet you in person last year, hope to see you again at more bookish events :) Best wishes for blogging in 2015! <3

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  13. Okay, please tell me how you're only 2 today! I think you're lying, you've been around waaaay longer! Basically 2014 was a fantastic year for you XD Not entering the giveaway because I don't need more books but CONGRATULATIONS MY LITTLE AUSSIE KOALA <3333

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  14. Happy 2nd blogoversary!! I'm entering the international giveaway thanks for the chance to win these great books :)

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  15. Wow, this is one of the most epic bookish giveaways I've ever seen! And i love how you've themed them as well! Congratulations on your blogoversary, you are one of the kindest, most generous and supportive bloggers I know. I don't know anyone who is as active in bringing authors, bloggers and publishers together as you are, and you deserve every success for your blog and yourself Jaz! I am so glad I met you and can't wait for many years of blogging.

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  16. Being international, number 4 :)

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  17. YAY HAPPY TWO YEARS. ONE OF THESE DAYS I HAVE TO MEET YOU IN PERSON OKAY???? I HAVE TO MEET EVERYONE!!! It sounds like 2014 had SO MANY exciting things :D :D :D

    Oh, and I would like please Prize Pack 3. Because that edition of Looking for Alibrandi is beautiful :D

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  18. WOW WOW WOW! Your accomplishments are amazing. You got to meet awesome people!! Laini Taylor!!!! <333 Congrats on your two years! I hope you have a great year ahead! And, oh, prize 4. I've been wanting to read those books :)

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  19. Prize pack 4 because I'm INT entrant. Thanks for the giveaway! (Valentina -on the raffle)

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  20. Happy*Blogoversary :-) That's quite a kick ass year!!! Cheers <3

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  21. Happy blogoversary! More bookish awesomeness to come! :)

    Prize pack 4 because I'm international. :)

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  22. Jaz! Huge congrats on two years! Here's to many more. (Also, love the revamp, very nice! Have you moved to WP or just changed to .com? #allthequestions)

    Thanks for the giveaway :)



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  23. Prize 4, and not only bc I'm US but because as much love as those books have gotten I NEED them!!

    Congrats on turning 2!!!! AND OMG your year in 2014 was AMAZING!!!! I'm super SUPER jealous of all the VA stuff you got to be involved in. That seriously would have made my year!!!!

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  24. I live internationally, and the books sound really interesting, so Prize 4.

    Congratulations on your blogoversary!

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  25. I can only participate in the international one, but I've seen a few great book in all the packs :)

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  26. The number 2 would be my dream come true. But yeah, still hoping I'd win number four! :)

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  27. I am from the Philippines and since I am far from AU, even if I want to win a copy of All the Bright Places, I can't join. But still, I want to take the opportunity of winning the books from Pack 4. Because I want to widen my genre when it comes to book and it's nice to discover new authors outside my comfort zone. I hope you'll give me a chance to win and Thank you so much for this giveaway/ Xx

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  28. Pack 4 please :) Even though I wanted the other packs, I can't because I live outside Australia T.T tis is some unrequited love from other books </3

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    1. By the way congratulations to your Blogversary :)

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  29. prize pack numbe 4# because I don't live in australia :)

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  30. Happy Blogversary! I would choose prize pack #4 because I love mystery books!

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  31. Happiest blogoversary to you! [I would love all the prize packs] but sadly, I am an INTL resident, so I'd go with prize pack #4!

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  32. WOW, I am 14 years old, can I join?

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  33. HAPPY TWO YEARS OF BLOGGING! I'm so, so thrilled we were able to meet (virtually, anyway. Maybe in person one day) because of this community. Our friendship might have developed out of a mutual love of Sarah J. Maas, but I love that we've discovered other things we have in common. So, so excited to see what 2015 holds in store for us book-wise, blog-wise and life-wise! <3

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  34. I'd love to win Prize Pack #4. Happy 2nd Blogoversary! :D

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  35. Yay for your blogoversary!!! I'd love pack #4 since I'm in the US!

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  36. Happy Blogoversary! It's so cool to see where you got your blog name from :) I'm so happy I got to meet you my TOG Buddy, with all our fangirling and obsessing haha. Ohh, I need to read the Every Breath series and Falling into Place! Thank you for the amazing giveaway and I can't wait to see what's in store this year :)

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  37. Happy Blogoversary! I really enjoyed reading about your blogging history. thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. My choice is absolutely Prize Pack 4!!!

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  38. I would love to win any prize pack. They are so awesome.

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