Wednesday, April 13, 2011


It's here! IT'S HERE!!! My 1 year ANNIVERSARY!!!

I can't believe it has been a year! I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey wait a second...wasn't I hosting a giveaway to celebrate my 1 year anniversary?

Oh, Yeah I was!

drum roll please....



Whoo Hoo! Congratulations!

Wait, don't stop reading just yet! I have other things to talk about...

I thought I would take just a second to recap my top 3 favorite posts over the past year.

Each one of these means a lot to me so you should read them if you get the chance! I guess I am bias because I wrote most of them but still, I think they are pretty good.

So, in no particular order here they are:

1. Columbus Day: On Columbus Day I wrote a post where I declared the day to be in celebration of Chris Columbus! Chris Columbus the director that is! And although many may read it and call my crazy, it was actually really fun to write! It had me laughing and some times that is the best I can shoot for. I probably wont write a similar post for this years Columbus Day but you know I will be celebrating!!!!!!

2. One Day: The post for One Day is the one post so far that I have co-written. My friend Kate and I wrote it together over the course of many many emails and it was a lot of work. For all of those people out their that co-write their blogs I tip my hat to you!
The post reads really well and it is one of my favorites because not only did I get to write it with one of my best friends but it was also a really AMAZING book. I can't wait to re-read it this summer!

3. My review of Without You by Anthony Rapp and the musical RENT! I read Without You last summer when I was coming out of a really dark time, and it meant a lot to me. This post, compared to all the others, is the most personal. At the time I wrote it I barely had any followers at all, but surprisingly it was still hard for me to put all that information out there.

Lastly, I just want to say, I love being a part of this community! I love reading everyone's reviews and getting to post my own. I love getting comments and getting to leave them for others. It is a curious thing to think that not too long ago, reading was such an isolating and solitary activity!


Marg @ Clockwork Reverie said...

Thanks again for the giveaway! I already have my sights set on a particular book that the GC will now allow me to get my hands on.

I personally don't know if I could pull off co-writing something, even if it was with my best friend. I'm too much of a control freak, haha.

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

Sorry I missed your call, Bittner! I got really sick Tuesday, and spent yesterday kind of laying around the house making Aaron take care of me and didn't realize my phone was still on silent. I guess we must have missed each other when we were online too.

Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary! I love reading your posts because it's like listening to one of your voicemail messages- always entertaining! You have come a long way in the last few months with your blog and it's one of my favorites to read (and no, it's not just because you're my friend- it's because you're you!). Just a few more weeks, and then we'll be in Oklahoma!! Maybe we can do a joint post on our literary tattoos? :)

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Did you meet your goal? Even if you didn't, you got pretty damn close and that's awesome! Those 3 posts are probably my favorite of yours, too! I love the Columbus Day thing, the double post was so good that it made me really want to read One Day (and I'm so glad I did, it's great!), and although I've never seen Rent I know how much it means to you and I was proud of you for talking a bit about your dark time.
Way to go, Bittner, and here's to another great year if Abducted by Books!!!

Bittner said...

thank you guys for all your support! I have the best followers in the world!

Marg K. did you get the giftcard yet? I sent it to you last night from the amazon page and then I sent you an email from my email account. Then this morning when I checked my email I had a notification that my personal email to you didn't get sent. Let me know if you have any problems.

Unknown said...

Happy anniversary! It's quite a milestone and you've seen a lot of growth in the past year. I love your blog. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite post.

fakesteph said...

Happy anniversary! Very exciting! I love the titles of your blogs. It ties it together and since I read almost exclusively in google reader, I immediately know what posts are yours! :)

Annette Mills said...

Happy anniversary! You commented on my review of Shine, and yes, it comes out May 1. Thanks!

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