Traveling With T turns 2! Happy Bloggy Anniversary/Birthday (+ GIVEAWAY!)

TWT turning 2

That’s right, folks- Traveling With T is turning 2! 2 years of bloggy goodness. Bloggy fun. Bloggy giveaways. And yes some days of being bloggy confused- wondering how to make buttons, what is SEO, do I REALLY need multiple forms of social media, and a million other things.

Has it been fun? Absolutely? Is it worthwhile? 100 percent. Is it all super fun, cupcakes with sparkles, unicorns and rainbows and glitter everywhere? NO. Some days blogging is hard work. But I LOVE it- and the good days outweigh the bad by a million percent.

So- to honor my 2 year bloggy anniversary- my bloggy birthday(I’m totally treating myself to a HUGE cupcake today- because I’ve totally earned it) I’m giving away a slew of books. A pile of books. Books, books, books, and hold on——— 2 of them are signed!! Yes, yes, yes- last Saturday (when the temperature was around 32 degrees- but felt like it was in the mid 20’s) I braved the cold and I got 2 books signed. For you, my darling readers!

Here’s the giveaway line-up:


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Yes. This is the signed book. YES (you are welcome!) But wait…. there is a bit more- I also bought the short story Joshilyn wrote- the story that accompanies SELS- MY OWN MIRACULOUS (which is also SIGNED!) The winner of this wins both- since they are a package deal!

morning glory

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Sarah Jio’s latest. Seriously, you can thank me later. Here is the Goodreads summary (just in case seeing Sarah Jio’s name is not enough to say “Good golly, I NEED that!)

the returned fb

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This book caught quite a bit of attention. Several bloggers I know RAVED about this book. I have 2 copies of this book for you lucky readers! Here is the summary (just in case you aren’t aware of this book!)

read it and weep

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I LOVE cozy mysteries. I LOVE Jenn McKinlay. The Library Lover’s  series is a great one- and this is the latest in the series! Here is the summary on Goodreads.

Topped Chef - Cover

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Lucy Burdette’s latest- Topped Chef– is great. Fun. And Hayley is delightful (and might be finding a romance. Maybe. Possibly. We’ll see!) Here is the Goodreads summary.

murder of stacked librarian

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Denise Swanson’s latest. Another great cozy series. Here is the Goodreads summary.


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And lastly…. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Note: This was a Kindle Daily Deal a week ago and I bought a copy as a “gift” for a lucky commenter. So you need to have a Kindle or Kindle app to read this book! Here is the Goodreads summary.

So, there you have it. My birthday- but you get the presents 🙂 🙂 It’s my way of saying “thank you” for sticking with me, for taking a chance and following my blog, for being a commenter, for retweeting- for all the things you do that make me want to wake up and blog, baby, blog for another day.

You, my dear readers, like me for who I am. And I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart.

Giveaway details:

The giveaways are US only. To win, comment and list the prizes in order of how much you want from 1 (I really want this!) to 7 (I’d be cool  with winning this!) Giveaway begins December 14th and ends Dec 23rd.

69 thoughts on “Traveling With T turns 2! Happy Bloggy Anniversary/Birthday (+ GIVEAWAY!)

  1. Happy Anniversary! Wow, two years! I hope you bought yourself a goodie or two also 🙂 Here’s my list in order. 1.The Returned, 2. Read it and Weep, 3. Topped Chef, 4. Morning Glory, 5. Someonelses Love Story, 6. Murder Of A Stacked Librarian, 7.Goldfinch. Enjoy your weekend.. I’m off to send a few shout outs for ya 🙂

  2. carlrscott says:

    Happy Birthday T! and thanks for taking the time to fill us in on your exploits, bookish and non, for the last 2 years. I’ve certainly enjoyed your posts since I’ve been following.

    It’s my Birthday tomorrow so I’m hoping to win one of the following books:

    1. Someone Else’s Love Story and My Own Miraculous,(thanks for your fortitude in getting these signed)
    2. The Returned,
    3. Morning Glory,
    4. The Goldfinch.

    The other three are not on my radar at the moment so they would be better off in the hands of someone who really wants them.
    Thanks again for all your hard work and this huge giveaway. Happy Birthday to Us!!

    • Aww TY! I’ve enjoyed filling in everyone on the exploits 🙂

      Gee whiz was it cold last weekend when I went to pick up the Joshilyn J book- but I HAD to have them for ya’ll! Had to!

      Thanks again for the well wishes! 🙂 And happy b-day to you!

  3. anne says:

    Happy Anniversary! Best wishes. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway and post. My birthday is today. The books that are of interest:
    1. The Returned.
    2. Morning Glory.
    3. Someone Else’s Love Story.
    4. Murder of a Stacked Librarian.
    5. Read It and Weep.

  4. Christine says:

    Congrats, T! What an awesome giveaway. Here’s to many years more!

    1. Morning Glory
    2. The Returned
    3. Goldfinch
    4. any of the others

  5. Congratulations on two years of blogging!
    1. Someone Else’s Love Story
    2. The Returne
    3. Morning Glory
    4. The Goldfinch
    5. The other three

    Enjoy that giant cupcake!

  6. Found you blog through giveaway and enjoying it! My order is 1.)The Goldfinch 2.) The Returned 3.) Murder Of A Stacked Librarian 4.) Someone Else’s Love Story , 5.) Morning Glory, 6.) Read it and Weep, 7.) Topped Chef

  7. Happy Anniversary T!!! I’m so happy to have stumbled across your blog via twitter and am so glad we’ve become bloggy friends!!! This is an awesome giveaway!!! No need to enter me in the giveaway – just wanted to stop by and give you my best wishes for many more years of bloggy happiness!!! xoxo

  8. 1. Murder of a Stacked Librarian
    2. Goldfinch
    3. The Returned
    4. Morning Glory
    5. Read it and Weep
    6. Topped Chef
    7. Someone Else’s Love Story

    I’d say you have pretty good taste in books 🙂 These all look great!

  9. First of all Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on 2 YEARS!

    1. Topped Chef

    2 Morning Glory

    3 Someone Else’s Love Story.

    4 Read It and Weep.

    5. The Returned

    6. Goldfinch

    7. Murder of a Stacked Librarian.(already have but I can’t ever have too many Denseise Swanson 🙂 LOL

  10. Louise H. says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    1.Murder of a Stacked Librarian
    2.topped chef
    3. Read it and Weep
    4. Morning Glory
    5. Goldfinch
    6. The Returned
    7.Someone Else’s Love Story

  11. Congratulations on your Blog Birthday, T! Thank you for two years of terrific posts! Wishing you continued success in all you do. (I already have several of these wonderful books, so I’ll opt out the drawing. Thanks so much!)

  12. Robyn says:

    Congratulations. Happy Blog Birthday and thank you for giving us this opportunity! I would be happy and grateful to win any one of these wonderful books! 🙂

  13. Elizabeth Dent says:

    Happy Anniversay for your two years . Thanks for the giveaway . 1.Read It and Weep 2. Top Chef
    3. Someone Else’s Love Story 4. Morning Glory 5. The Returned 6. Stacked Librarian 7. Goldfinch
    Thanks and blessings .

  14. Rhonda says:

    Happy happy anniversary.first choice morning glory I have goldfinch &someome else’s love story.the others any order.have a wonderful christmas&new year.

  15. JJT says:

    My list is: . 1.Murder Of A Stacked Librarian,, 2. Read it and Weep, 3. Topped Chef, 4. Morning Glory, 5. Someonelses Love Story, 6. The Returned, 7.Goldfinch.

  16. Happy blog birthday! How exciting 🙂 I would be most excited about
    1 – Morning Glory
    2 – The Goldfinch
    3 – The Returned
    4 – Read it and Weep

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Melanie Johnson says:

    I live to read, so I would love to win these books! Looking forward to reading Joshilyn Jackson’s book this Christmas. On a scale from 1-7, winning books is always a 7!

  18. Congrats on the blog birthday and thanks for the generosity! 1. Someone else’s love story 2. The returned 3. Goldfinch 4. Morning glory 5. Murder of a stacked librarian 6. Topped chef 7. Read it and weep

    They all sound great and are books I haven’t read yet.

    • Thank you! That means so much to me. You KNOW how I’ve felt and wondered and questioned myself about my blog- and to get here, to get to 2 years and still love blogging and be pretty satisfied with the blog- well, I just feel great!

  19. Happy bloggy birthday, T! I look forward to many, many more!! Thank you so much for this fabulously fun giveaway! 🙂 texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

    1. Someone Else’s Love Story
    2. Morning Glory
    3. Murder of a Stacked Librarian
    4. Read It and Weep
    5. Topped Chef

  20. GinaD says:

    Happy Blog Birthday 🙂

    My list would be:
    1. Someone Else’s Love Story
    2. Morning Glory
    3. The Goldfinch
    4. Murder of a Stacked Librarian
    5. Topped Chef
    6. Read it and Weep
    7. The Returned – have this book so pass along to another – it’s in the TBR stack!

    **Wishing you many more years of blogging fun (more cupcakes with sparkles, unicorns and rainbows and glitter everywhere)

  21. simplyblake says:

    Happy, happy blog birthday! My, what a great giveaway you have!:) These all look good, but since you asked for a numbered list…

    1. The Returned
    2. Morning Glory
    3. The Goldfinch
    4. Read it and Weep
    5. Murder of a Stacked Librarian
    6. Topped Chef
    7. Someone Else’s Love Story–a friend already gave this book to me for Christmas! 😀

    Wishing you many more blog birthdays and Happy Holidays!

  22. Roberta says:

    Happy anniversary have enjoyed reading your blog and posts. Thanks for the always need books! 1-morning glory, 2-someone else love story, 3-the returned, 4-top chef, 5- read & weep, 6-murder of a stacked librarian anf I already have goldfinch. Merry Christmas and have a happy new year

  23. Hey everyone: The winners (randomly selected by have been chosen:

    Here they are:
    Wendi- Read it & Weep
    Alicia- Topped Chef
    Blake- The Returned
    Doing Dewey: The e-book copy of The Goldfinch
    Sarah Miles- Murder of a Stacked Librarian
    Lindsey- The Returned
    Tanya- Someone Else’s Love Story
    Cindi- Morning Glory

    *I will be emailing you all today to let you know that you won. Please reply to emails ASAP.
    ** The prizes will be sent out in the next few days- some will be mailed by USPS and some will be mailed via Amazon. Kindly let me know when your goodies have arrived!

    Thank you all for entering- and for making my bloggy giveaway the best ever!

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