Of Pens and Pages turns 1 + GIVEAWAY!

Wow. Of Pens and Pages is finally a year old!

I started a blog a year ago (Pride, Prejudice, and Stories) to post photo collages inspired by my favorite Pride & Prejudice books and fan-fiction, and recommend some of the ones I’ve recently read. I never thought that that small Tumblr blog would turn into something much more.

Reading and book blogging helped me through some tough times—specifically depression and losing a close friend. I’m not sure I would have handled it as well as I did if I didn’t have this blog to distract me. Not only did it help me keep my head up, it gave me the chance to discover books I never thought I’d enjoy, talk to amazing authors I never imagined would acknowledge or be aware of my existence, meet bloggers I never knew could change my life, and join a wonderful community I never expected would be so open and welcoming.

To the readers, authors, bloggers, and friends, if you’re reading this now…

thank you.

My life has become more colorful because of you. I know I have a long way to go, but I promise to stay as honest and hard-working as last year. Maybe even more.

To thank you for visiting the blog and taking the time to read my reviews, I have a few giveaways this month, including a signed paperback of one of my all-time favorite books!


To start off this month-long celebration, I am giving away one (1) $20 Amazon GC to one reader. Ends on May 14th, 2017, 12:00 AM EST. Open international.

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22 responses to “Of Pens and Pages turns 1 + GIVEAWAY!

  1. Azalea

    Happy Blog Anniversary !!!

    I always love your graphics and had no idea you started or with pride and Prejudice collages.

  2. I am new to following your page, so I will just say what I like to see from book blogs. I love teasers and excerpts for new releases. I love giveaways, of course. I also really enjoy deleted scenes or bonus content from authors.

    Thanks for the giveaway chance. And, Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!

  3. Nightmarish-Moon

    Happy Blog First Anniversary !!!!
    And I guess… I’d just like to see more reviews this year =p ?

  4. Congratulations on your first anniversary Nissa. Having only recently discovered your blog, I wish you all the best for years to come and hope that the bad times are now behind you.

    Nearly all the book blogs I follow focus on the world of Jane Austen Fan Fiction, so whenever you feature books, authors, reviews and giveaways along those lines, the chances are that I’ll pop up then.

    Best wishes, Anji

  5. Glynis

    Happy Anniversary. I read P&P stories about Darcy and Elizabeth and enjoy blogs about them so thank you.
    I don’t tweet so can’t enter the competition (I never have much luck with rafflecopter anyway!) Congratulations again.

  6. Sheila L. Majczan

    Happy Anniversary. I have narrowed down my interests to mainly JAFF books about Darcy and Elizabeth. I can’t seem to become jaded at all reading about them over and over again. But…once in a while I do branch out as in reading Outlander books and variations on North and South. I don’t use Twitter very often as my e-mail have become so back logged. I let them go when I am reading a good book. I don’t delete them but they do pile up unread. Good luck with your blog. And thank you for your generosity.

  7. J. W. Garrett

    Happy Anniversary!!! Having just discovered your blog, although I have seen your name as you comment on other sites, I am wondering… where have I been to miss this blog? I love JAFF and have been reading it for sometime now. I have only been writing reviews for a couple of years. I love the JAFF community and… at last… have people to talk to about it. That is so refreshing. Even if we talk about other books… still, it is not like the blank stares I get when people realize I read… AND… write reviews about what I have read. Have a blessed day and a great celebration on your Anniversary!!

  8. Ginna

    Hi, Happy 1st Blogiversary! Since it’s for your first year, shouldn’t you have a small personal-sized cake that you get to smear all over your face?
    Thanks for your awesome giveaway. I only read JAFF, so I would be very pleased to see more of this!

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