Thursday, 12 December 2013

Blogoversary Festival - Dream Blogoversaries

I asked some of my bloggy friends what their dream blogoversaries would be like. Here is what they had to say, starting with Jessica from Booked Up!

Hi Amber! Before I start talking about my dream blogoversary, I just have to say to you: Happy Blogoversary! Eeeeep! *blows up balloons and bakes blogoversary cake!* Haha, and thank you for asking me to be a part of this special day, too. :)

When you asked me what my dream blogoversary would be, I was actually pretty stuck on what to answer. There are just so many bookish things that I would love to do, and events I am dying to attend, that it was hard to narrow it down and pick one thing. But, after much deliberation, I decided that I would love to spend my blogoversary in London. I mean, come on, EVERYTHING fantastic goes on in London! There are so many bookish events and author signings that I've been kindly invited to - only to realise they are occurring in the capital, that I live sooo far away from. *cries* I would magically fly there (it's cheaper than the tube...) and spend the whole day trying to fit everything I could into my time there. First, I'd take an amazing trip to Waterstones Piccadilly - the LARGEST BOOKSHOP IN EUROPE! There are six floors dedicated to books, 150,000 titles in stock and over eight miles of shelving. I mean, can you imagine how wonderful that bookshop must be? You'd have to drag me out. :P

Then I'd do a bit of sightseeing and have lunch in some fancy restaurant, before flying back home to slightly less exciting East Anglia.

So that's my idea of a perfect blogoversary. Fingers crossed it will really happen someday. ;) 

That sounds so fun! I didn't actually know Waterstones Piccadilly is the biggest bookshop in Europe...can I come with you? And I had no idea we live in the same area! 2 hours on the train to London isn't too bad! :)

Next up is my friend Georgia from Books and Writers JNR.

Hmm... what would I do on my dream blogoversary? Firstly, I'd throw a huge party for all of the lovely publishers who send me things, the lovely people who read my blog, the lovely bloggers who read my blog and who I fangirl with, and my dad for introducing me to this book bloggy thing :D. Oh, and also at the party would be all of the book characters I love, because, you know... they are real! There would be cake. Obviously.

Then...  I'd hop on a private plane to New York City, where I'd go to the strand bookshop. For those of you who don't know what that is... how do you not know what that is?! It's a massive, famous bookshop for having eighteen miles of books collectively! I would spend all of this money that I magically gained on countless books and bookish things. Than I'd probably go grab a time turner off of Hermione Granger and spend countless extra hours reading books. And tweeting. And writing up blog posts. And that's about it, I think! What's more to life than blogging, reading, shopping for books, and tweeting, guys? 

I agree! Now I want 'What's more to life than blogging, reading, shopping for books, and tweeting?' on a t-shirt...

What would your dream blogoversary be like? If you're not a blogger, what would your dream birthday be like?


  1. I LOVE this post, Amber! Jessica, London is really cool, and I hope you get to visit one day! I've always wanted to visit Waterstones Piccadilly and of course, I think everybody knows how much I want to go to NYC one day!

    My dream blogoversary would involve Book Expo America along with my best-blogging buddies, Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Patrick Ness and John and Hank Green!


  2. Aw, thank you for letting me be a guest on The Mile Long Bookshelf Amber!! I really enjoyed typing up that little post:D

    Oo, I'd love love love to go to New York City too and go to the strand! It looks fantastic:D Another thing to add to my To-Do List. ;)

    Thanks again Amber! And sorry for not being in touch for so long, I just haven't really been active online at the moment - I'm missing our tweet conversations tons :(



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