April 11, 2011

Blogoversary Day One! All About Damaris & Giveaway!


OMG We still can't believe how far we've come. It's a been a year guys! I remember when we first started the blog we had no clue, and I mean no clue what we were doing. It took a lot of time and help from others to finally get the hang of it all. We loved the idea of reviewing books and everyone reading our thoughts and sharing their opinions with us. We truly have discovered a whole new world. We've made some greats friends along the way, and have even met and chatted with some of our favorite authors. We can only imagine what else is waiting for us. After all, everyday we learn something new about the blogging world. 

Before we get into anything else, we'd like to take a moment to give thanks to some of the people who have helped us along the way, and kept up with our craziness for a whole year. LOL

So a HUGE Thank you to:

Raquel @ Skyla11377
MundieMom Sophie

And finally, we cannot forget our followers. Thank you so much for keeping up with the blog, entering our giveaways, and all the wonderful comments you leave. It is so much fun sharing and talking books with you. :-)

I know we forgot to say thank you to many more, but a big Thank you to you as well.

Now, each day the girls and I will be sharing with everyone a little about ourselves and we will be giving away our favorite books. So we hope you will celebrate with us from the 11th to 15th. 

Random Information about Damaris...

Have you ever written a poem?

Yes I have. I remember as a teen thinking how horrible life was and always wrote a poem about my life lol. Looking back now, I actually had it pretty damn good lol. 

Have you ever been in the opposite sex's public toilet?

Ha! Yes I have! I was at a restaurant once and got up to take my oldest son to the bathroom and must have missed the WOMEN sign because I ended in the MENS. I was so embarrassed and the sad part, I thought they were in the wrong bathroom and was looking at them as if they were crazy LOL.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When I make plans with people and they never show, call or show up super late and make me late. I am the kind of person who, If I have to be somewhere at one, I am there at twelve hanging around LOL. I hate making plans with others. I tend to do things on my own a lot because I hate waiting for others LOL.

What makes you laugh?

Lot’s things make me laugh actually. I laugh at the stupidest things too. LOL I have a weird sense of humor. 

Would you ever parachute out of a plane?

No lol, but I have been thinking about this a lot lately. So weird! I was watching the movie Point Break with Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves, and there is a scene where they jump out of a plane, and got me thinking what it would feel like. I am adventurous and daring, but I don't think I can do that lol.
What is the one thing you cherish most in life?

What I cherish most are my two boys, Ethan and Adam. Without them I would seriously be lost. I have grown so much because of them and look at life from a whole different perspective. They are my world, my life and I would do anything for them.

What's the most daring thing you've done?

Probably the time my friend and I were in Florida for a weekend and we decided to jump into the hotel pool at like 2 am with only our panties on. Yeah, I was about eighteen at the time LOL. It wasn’t fun when the security guard came and asked us to please go back to our hotel room and get dressed lol. 

If you could relive any age, what age would you be?

Fifteen. That was my Backstreet Boys year and I was pretty much all over the U.S. for them going to concert from concert. I’m surprised my mother never called the cops and reported me missing LOL.

What is your favorite cartoon of all time?

Sailormoon!!! I love the Sailor Scouts and Prince Darien. I used to pretend I was Sailor Jupiter and whenever I was mad about something, I’d pretend I was shooting everyone with my thunder bolts lol. I have every single episode of Sailormoon on DVD. 

Have you ever been in a car that ran out of gas?

Yes, on one of our many road trips to see a boy band. We were on our way back from North Carolina and right on the New Jersey Turnpike the car just stopped. A cop came who then called a toll truck who then gave us a bit of gas to make it to a gas station lol. So embarrassing.

If you won a $5,000 shopping spree to any store, which store would you pick?

Ha, probably more make-up LOL. Mac store, BH Cosmetics, any make-up store. You have girls who are obsessed with name brand clothes or having lots of shoes, I am obsessed with make-up. I’ve always loved doing my make-up or doing everyone else’s make-up. The picture to the right is my new palette by BH Cosmetics lol.

Five things you are obsessed with.

You mean other than books and make-up? The Vampire Diaries, Facebook, Twitter, anything paranormal and Glee. Of course this list changes like every month lol.

Okay, enough about me LOL! I am going to giveaway three of my all time favorite books! I've read so many great books this past year and discovered so many new authors, but these three books is what really started it all for me. 

True Believer and At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks

I am a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks and out of all his books these two really touched me. So the lucky person who wins, make sure to have a box of tissues with you lol.

If it weren't for my obsession with The Mortal Instruments, I would have never come across MundieMoms blog. Because of my visit to their blog, I decided that reviewing books was an awesome idea and now we have Good Choice Reading. So I am giving away my audio disc of City of Bones, the first in Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series. 

How to Enter:

Just leave a comment below with your name, e-mail and BLOG URL (if you have one)

You do not need to be a follower, but we would love you lots if you decide to stick with us :-)

Ends April 22nd @ 11:59 PM

Well, good luck everyone and once again, lots and lots of thanks! Make sure to check back all week to see what the other girls will be sharing with you and giving away. 




  1. Happy Blogoversary and best wishes for years to come!!

    I was a huge Sailor Moon fan as well! I totally loved that part of your post. I still have the VHS tapes of them packed away somewhere. I remember one year, for Christmas, I got my parents to get me the doll versions of them. They had the hardest time finding Tuxedo Mask! Haha...thanks for sharing, that totally brought me back to 4th and 5th grade. (Oh, and I used to play/act that out too, but mine usually involved a broom as a magic scepter that I usually ended up hitting myself with by accident.) :)


  2. great!!another giveaway!!
    thanks for the chance..=)
    by the way congratulations!!
    happy blogoversary!!=))


  3. I only just founf this site today through Twitter, its so cute. i love it,
    i would never jump out of a plane, i find male bathrooms reallllly gross,


    The Book Mystress, xx

  4. An International giveaway ! Great, thanks very much.

    Interesting interview. I have actually jumped out of a plane.

    My hubby decided we needed to try it so we did three parachute static line jumps, then I hurt my ankle on the last one, so we left it at that.

    It is a fascinating and frightening experience but what an adrenalin rush.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

    I am a Follower via GFC

    Love the interview questions. I too have been in the opposite sexes public restroom. Mind you I was in college at the time ;)

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Jovial_1/status/57339146989076480

    I am a follower.


  6. Happy Blogoversary!

    I used to love Sailor Moon too! Lol.



  7. Happy Blogoversary! The interview was interesting to read about. I personally usually arrive at places at the designated time, so I hate it when I have to wait. :P

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    cc932005 at hotmail dot com

  8. Happy Blogoversary ! and thank you for making it internationally :)

    uniquas at ymail dot com

    - old follower

  9. Dear wonderful ladies of Good Choice Reading - HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! :)

    Thank you so much for being generous enough to be hosting a giveaway for US (readers/followers), when it is YOUR actions and efforts that have brought this blog so far! :)

    Dear Damaris, I cannot believe we have SO much in common! Like you, I too entered the men's room (and I don't even have kids to distract me!lol :P) Don't ask!!! haha...but like you, I stood there glaring & gawking at them until one of them said, "ahem, the ladies room is further down?" When I came out completely frazzled, the first thing my best (guy) friend asked me was "Didn't you see the URINALS? Girls don't pee in urinals, Hira!!!" Ummm...DOH! *facepalm* Also, I love, love, love makeup! I mean, not more than books...but almost just as much! lol :P I absolutely adore Glee, loved Sailor Moon, am obsessed with Twitter, and think Vampire Diaries ROCKS!

    Oh, and I love Nicholas Sparks and his novels IMMENSELY! So thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

  10. Happy 1st year Blogversary and many more to come I'm sure. :)
    Loved the interview questions and answers. GFC follower under Lucky 47. Love Nicholas Sparks and never will read his books without tissues nearby.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Carol L

  11. Happy Blogoversary and I wish you more many years to come for your blog!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway. I love Nicholas Sparks!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  12. LOL @ Enamored Soul! That is hilarious! I too have been inside a men's public restroom but I went in on purpose. Hey when you gotta go, you gotta go!! Damaris you did a good job on your "All about me" post.

  13. Hey Ladies! No need to enter me, I just wanted to say Congratulations on your Blogaversary(sp?). Damaris, your boys are gorgeous and I enjoyed reading more about you.

    I'm sure I'll see you guys soon!

  14. We have been cousins forever - and I never realized how much we have in common!! I love your questions! And I think my favorite one is the part about your pet peeve - mine too!!!

    You're awesome!!!

  15. Thank you everyone!!!

    @Maria, hahaha I realized we had a lot in common when you said you loved Lara Adrian's series hahaha.

    @Midnytereader, Thank you girl! Will I be seeing you Thursday?

    @Enamoredsoul, I call dibs on Sailor Jupiter! LOL

  16. Happy Blogoversary!!! I love your eye make-up Damaris. I've never been a shadow wearer because I never knew how to put it on. Love Nicholas Sparks too.Keep up the great blog!!!


  17. Can't believe its been a year, went so fast! And I'm still waiting for my make-up lesson lol

  18. Happy Blogoversary!! Love the Q&A!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  19. I loved Sailor Jupiter too! I think she rocks way better than Sailor Moon herself :D

    Happy Blogoversary!

    buoyread AT gmail DOT com

    Brush Up On Your Reading

  20. YEY! Happy Blogoversary! and many more.

    Thank you for the shout out, I say Ditto back. Can't wait to finally meet you in person in NY next month.



  21. Loved the interview, such a nice thing to know more about one of the person behind the site. It makes me more attached. And I love Mortal Instruments series too. If you'll check my review of the series you'll see how much I love the books. I just finished reviewing the latest addition to the series, City of Fallen Angels. I really adore the series.
    Btw, thanks for accepting me in goodreads. I'm also following you in twitter, fb & GFC. I like this site so much that I have to follow every updates from you guys. Keep it up!

    blackplum3 at gmail dot com

    Happy Blogoversary and more books to review.

  22. Happy Blogoversary guys!! How exciting!!
    It's also great to learn a little about the brains behind the book blog. I had to laugh at the questions for Damaris... especially about the boys toilet. There is a local cafe near where I live where you have to walk through the little boys toilet (with urinal) to get to the ladies loo! So, you sit there wondering when it will be safe to exit!! Urgh!
    Anyway, congrats again!!
    Best wishes
    Suzy Turner

  23. Happy Blogoversary!!! I enjoy our chats and reading your blog :)

    (no need to enter me, I have all 3 books :))

  24. Happy Anniversary!
    dhidey at aol dot com

  25. Happy Blogoversary!!!

    Damaris would u be willing to do my makeup sometime? I really suck at such things hahaha.

  26. Happy Blogoversary!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Happy blogoverary!! The first year of blogging for me went really quick (can't believe that I've been doing this for nearly three years already).

    Sailor Moon sounds really interesting, sadly though I have neither read nor watched anything for it.

    Old GFC follower

    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

  28. Happy Blogoversary to you awesome girls! I love reading your blog, definitely one of my favorites. :)

    And I'm a big fan of Sailormoon as well! I grew up watching that show, one of the first few anime I loved. I'm a total sucker for Sailor Moon & Tuxedo Mask's romance, and I used to pretend I'm Sailor Jupiter. :) I used to cry when my mom can't find me tapes of the show that she can buy. LOL

    And OMG, a backstreet boys fan? I was a total fangirl for Nick, until now!!!

    amaterasureads AT gmail DOT com

    Thank you girls for the giveaway!

  29. Happy blogoversary! I follow you guys' and love your reviews! I am always checking my rss feed reader. Thanks for the giveaway.

    candicerjames (at) gmail (dot) com

  30. Thanks for the giveaway, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

  31. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for the awesome giveaway


  32. Happy blogoversary! Great giveaway.

  33. Happy Blogoversary!!!

    Old GFC follower = Juana Esparza


  34. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :) amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

  35. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway!


  36. Happy Blogoversary! Here's to many more to come.

    I tweeted



  37. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  38. Happy Blogoversary!

    I'm a GFC follower. Thanks for the great giveaway chance too.

    BellaMarie @ tampabay . rr . com

  39. Happy Blogoversary!
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    adsanders77 at gmail dot com
    I am email and GFC follower.

  40. Love audio books and your pick is an excellent choice!
    lvsgund at gmail.com

  41. Hi there! Love the blog I am a follower


    lisasworldofbooks (at) Charter.net


  42. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway

  43. Sailor Moon is my favorite too!!! I would always pretend to be Sailor Moon, not Jupiter though.

    please enter me! arallison at gmail dot com

  44. Im a makeup freak too.. i spend too much money on makeup..


  45. Happy blogoversary! I'm a GFC follower.

  46. Happy first year of blogging! And I am a GFC follower. Thanks for the giveaway!


  47. Happy blogoversary! *throws confetti*
    It's fun to see fellow Nicholas Sparks lover. He is my most favorite author of all time! I always end up crying while reading his books. He has this unique writing talent that pulls you heartstrings and makes you tear up. His books are so romantic. I can blab about how much I love his books but that would take a loooong time. Anyway, thank you for this giveaway and may your blog be more successful as time passes :)

    Claudine San Miguel

  48. Happy Blogoversary! 1 year and many more!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Happy Blogoversary! Who doesn't love Nicholas Sparks?
    And Damaris, I loved Sailormoon too! I have no idea what it was about, but I used to love it. Also, I do get mad too when people don't show up.

    Thanks for the giveaway girls!

    vicky216n at hotmail dot com

  50. Happy Blogoversary. Thanks for reminding me about Point Break - I loved that movie and need to watch it again. I am like you Damaris - I get mad when people back out on things I also hate when my in-laws call me about 8 hours before they want me to do things. Hello - I have two kids playing baseball right now and it's hard to drop everything and be somewhere with little notice. But anyways - it was fun learning more about you - I really enjoy the blog an wish you many more blogoversaries to come!


  51. Congrats! Fun stuff! I also LOVE The Mortal Instruments. Just finished CoFA this weekend!


  52. Happy Blogoversary! The few books by Nicholas Sparks I have read I adored (I have not read these yet). The Mortal Insruments Series is the next on my list to start!

    Thank you for the chance! mmafsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

  53. Happy Blogoversary -- I enjoyed reading about Damaris :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  54. Nathalia

    AND... SAILOR MOON <3 YAY, I loved Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus!

  55. Sana Noor
    Happy Blogoversary! I love writing poems!!


  56. Happy Blogversary! I Love your make-up! Care to come to Italy and do mine?

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  57. Happy Blogoversary :)

    Great giveaway!

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

  58. Great giveaway! Happy Blogiversary!!!!!!!
    Count me in on your giveaway!
    Aurora M.

  59. Happy blogoversary!! Your boys are just toooo cute!! Could just eat them up! but I won't :)

  60. Yay Sailor Moon!


  61. Happy bloganiversary!

    I used to love Sailor Moon too (but I tried to watched it again few months ago and I couldn't!)

    Thanks for the international giveaway! ;D


  62. I laugh at the stupid things too...I'm usually the one who says them. lol
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

  63. Happy Blogoversary! I'm celebrating mine right now, too! Feel free to stop over and enter my giveaway!


    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  64. Dee -
    I'm AMAZED and delighted at how you've developed GCR. Love what you've done, girl and I wish you even more magical moments in the coming year!!! Thank you for the super sweet shout-out.

  65. Happy Blogoversary Good Choice Reading. Thanks so much for making me feel included in this. I love Good Choice Reading and love helping out when I can. Dee, our chats about books and pow wow session mean a lot to me. Thanks for being such a great person and someone you can depend on....^_^.

  66. Awww, thank YOU, Damaris!!! I owe you big-time for all your support!! And no wonder I like you so much--we're just alike, both book and make-up obsessed. I'm a Sephora addict. ;-)

  67. My pet peeves are procrastination and messiness and hubby is guilty of both big time >:(

    Thanks for the giveaway :)


  68. It was nice to know some facts about you.
    YAY for all backstreet boys and Sailor Moon.

    aleetha.ally at gmail dot com


    Happy Blogoversary

  69. I know I could NEVER jump out of a plane. I am so afraid of hights that I would probably pee my pants. Thanks for letting us get to know you better.

    ke7yca at gmail dot com

  70. Awesome giveaway! I love Nicholas Sparks!


  71. Amazing giveaway, can't wait to get my hands on these books. Thanks so much for the chance and happy bloggiversary

    Jolene Allcock

  72. Happy Blogoversary, I only had mine last month and I've got say One Year is a long time! Congratulations and keep up the great blogging! I continue to follow you for your awesomeness :P

    Ps- I LOVE Vampire Diaries


  73. I really enjoyed getting to know you better Damaris!

    Congrats on your boys, they look adorable, you should be proud :-)

    I'm an old and loyal follower

    ps. And I also LOVED Sailormoon! Loved to watch it with my little sister when I was in hi9gh school, we used to play the frisbeeing with our headbands too :-D lol

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  74. Happy Blogoversary! Very nice giveaway. Please enter me. Thanks!


  75. Happy Blogoversary! Aww your boys are such cuties.


  76. happy blogoversary! thanks for the giveaway I am a follower (Katie)


  77. Happy Blogoversary!!! I wish many years to come for your blog!!! :-)


  78. Happy Blogovesary!!:D
    Oo i-make-up?! I love them too!!..except eye-shadow i'm still haven't figured out how to put the thing without looking liking a zombie!:p..hey maybe you could upload a tutorial for dummies!(i know youtube had some..but i haven't perfected the art yet!)
    Thanks for hosting international! *hugs*
    im a GFC follower!:D


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