Who wants to help me do a little celebrating?
Let me explain. TODAY, January 28, 2011, my blog, That’s What I’m Talking About, is one year old – it’s my BLOGIVERSARY!  But wait… there’s more. In one short month on February 27, 2011, I will be celebrating my 40th birthday. YIKES! Yes… I will be the big 4-0! But no hiding for me – I want to celebrate!!
In the past year, my blog has blossomed and I have enjoyed every moment. I have had the opportunity to read over 80 books and stories, interview 17 authors, and give away several books and other fun stuff. My blog has grown to over 380 followers. Plus my blog has a review team now, with the addition of B. I am very thankful that I have the opportunity to share my love of reading with so many people.  I want to let you know that YOU have made a difference during this first year of blogging. Each one of you that has stopped by and read a review, made a comment, followed my blog, tweeted about a post… all of you have supported me and my blog, and for that I am extremely thankful! 
In order to celebrate both my one year blogiversary and my 40th birthday, I am planning a big ol’ blogging party! Today is the KICKOFF event – my 1 year blogiversary.  During the month leading up to my birthday, I plan to feature guest posts from fellow bloggers that have made a difference to me during the past year. In addition, some of my FAVORITE AUTHORS have generously donated some wonderful prizes for weekly giveaways. 
Week 1: Jan 31 – Feb 4
Lara Adrian Giveaway – Signed Copy of TAKEN BY MIDNIGHT

Week 2: Feb 7 – Feb 11 
Nalini Singh Giveaway – Signed Copy of PLAY OF PASSION

Week 3: Feb 14 – Feb 18
Larissa Giveaway –  Signed Copy of DEMONICA book (winner’s choice) PLUS assorted swag

Week 4: Feb 21 – 25 
Meljean Giveaway – Signed Copy of ALL SIX GUARDIAN SERIES full-length books
BUT WAIT that’s not all…  Since I will be turning 40 this year, I wanted to do something extra special for my readers. SO I will be giving away a $40 Gift Card to an online bookstore (Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Borders or Book Depository) to one lucky person. That contest STARTS TODAY, January 28, 2011 and runs until 11:00 PM EST on Saturday February 26, 2011.
Rules for $40 GC contest: You MUST fill out the entry form HERE. One entry per person. You do not have to be a google friends connect follower of my blog, but if you are, you get one extra entry (see form for details). Contest is open internationally. Winner will be selected using random.org. I will announce the winner here on my blog on my birthday – February 27, 2011.
I am really excited about my Month of Celebrating, and I’m so thankful to all of you that have helped make this possible!  
Thank you and happy reading!

46 Responses to “A Month of CELEBRATING!!”

  1. BLHmistress says:

    Congrats! Happy Blogoiversary! What a exciting month coming up can’t wait!

  2. host says:

    Congrats!!! Thanks for the giveaways!

  3. CONGRATULOATIONS on your blog’s success, and thank you for celebrating with us!!! 🙂

  4. Penny says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! And happy almost birthday!! The giveaways are great! Thanks!

  5. Julie says:

    Happy Blogiversary Jen! And wow, that’s quite the month you have planned. Sounds really fun. 🙂

  6. Congrats on your one-year blogiversary! (I’m happy to hear you’ll soon be joining me in the big 4-0 club! *grin*)

  7. Bells says:

    Congrats Jen! 😀

  8. Marq says:

    Congrats on the Blogiversary and the milestone birthday!! You are awesome! I think when I turn 40, I’m going to hide in my room and cry!! I’m working my way up to being *happy* about turning 40. I have two years so that should be enough time. LOL!

  9. Mandi says:

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!! What a fun month you have planned!!! 🙂

  10. Congrats and I turn 40 this year too! Plus we are both going to AAD–what a great year here in Texas!

    You are going to have a fantastic birthday and blogiversary!

    Whooo HOOOO!

  11. Trish says:

    How awesome is this! Congrats! I will turn 40 this year too, in August. We will be 40 & Fabulous!

  12. Twimom227 says:

    Thanks everyone!! I’m so excited. I want to thank you all for the support you’ve given me and the fun we’ve had over this past year!

    @Diana, @Felicia, @Trish: I cannot believe how many of us out there!! What a great age to be!

  13. robin says:

    That’s a whole lot of happy happy! Congrats on the Blogiversary. Congrats on the 40!!!!!

  14. Many congratulations on the Blogiversary and the upcoming 40th! (I seem to remember 40… 😉 And well done you on celebrating in such style.

    I’ll raise a glass of champagne to you!

  15. JoAnna says:

    Congrats on your blogiversary! A big Happy 40th Birthday to you! I will be right there with you, I hit the big 40 in May!

  16. Lynette says:

    Congrats. I’m so happy for you. I’m getting close to the 40 too! And what some great prizes!

  17. Congrats on both your milestones and as I’ve said before, I owe my blog all to you! I’ve got a big birthday coming up in February too so I’ll be celebrating right along beside you!

    You and your blog rock!

  18. Jill Myles says:

    Congrats! If you are 40, I will eat my own gray hairs in protest. 😉

    (but congrats on the blog birthday!!)

  19. CONGRATS!!!!!! AND Happy Blogiversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Kelly M says:

    Congrats on your 1 year Blogiversary!!!

  21. elaing8 says:

    Happy Blogoiversary!!!!

  22. Una says:

    Happy Blog-versary!!! This is so awesome. I’m glad you’ve made this milestone. This blog rocks! May I say, Sunday’s Snippets is one of my most favorite elements of your blog!

    Thank you for all your hard work!!! =)

  23. Oh my martini!! What a great month for you! Happy Blogiversary, and Happy 40th Birthday!! Thank you for introducing me to so many fabulous books and new authors. Cheers! -Westie

  24. Janna says:

    ::throws confetti::
    Happy blogoversary, Jen!!
    I did mention your month of celebration in my post earlier today, but I totally forgot to leave a comment here, so, better late than never…
    I really look forward to being part of your amazing celebration month, hon! xoxo

  25. Estella says:

    Happy Blogoversary!

    This sounds like a fun month.

  26. Jenny says:

    YAY! HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! Sounds like you have some fabulous giveaways coming up this month, I pretty much want to win all of them. Just saying. Thanks so much Jen!

  27. Robin K says:

    Congrats dear 🙂

  28. B. says:

    Congratulations! Happy Blogiversary!!

  29. Julie says:

    Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for celebrating it with us. 🙂

  30. Mama Kitty says:

    Happy blogoversary my love! In the past year, this has become one of my favorite blogs and you’re definitely one of my favorite people. xoxoxo

  31. deannalynnc says:

    Happy Blogiversary again! I’m very excited to be here to help you celebrate it and your 40th birthday in a full month celebration! Go big or go home right?!?!?!

  32. LSUReader says:

    Double congrats to you. Champagne and chocolate cake for the month!

  33. Shy says:

    Happy Blogoversary!

    Congratulations on hitting this milestone and I am pretty sure that there will be a lot more to come =) And HUGE thanks for not leaving us, your international readers, behind!

    Have a great weekend =)

  34. Congratulations! Happy Blogiversary!!

  35. You will LOVE 40! Forty is fabulous!!!!!

  36. Rock on. Happy blog anniversary and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it’s just the kickoff to an amazing year for you!

  37. Congrats. Happy Blogoversary!!! Also, happy Birthday. Thanks for the awesome month-long giveaways.


  38. AsianCocoa94 says:

    I think it’s awesome how you’re embracing your 40th birthday! I’m entering my late 30’s this year and am devastated. 😉

    Happy Blogiversary and Birthday!

  39. JoJo says:

    WOO HOO Congrats! and happy Almost birthday sweetie!!!

    Your blog has come along way and you have done a excellent job! keep up the good work sweets!


  40. Here’s wishing you both a Happy Birthday and a Happy Blog-o-versary!!

  41. happy blogoversary!!! This is amazing. I hope you have another great year!!


  42. Andrea says:

    Happy Blogoversary! Happy Birthday and welcome to the great 40. This is a great way to celebrate.


  43. erikafotis says:

    I love shapeshifters of any kind!! I don’t care much for vamps–though I do adore the dark hunters! And the guys from the ACRO series (FAR & AWAY my favorite) are all SUPER yummy!!

    Email is: ErikaFotis@hotmail.com

    Thanks to you and Larissa for this contest! Super cool!

  44. Giada M says:

    Happy Blogiversary and thank you for the awesome giveaway! 😀

  45. Rosie Hong says:

    Happy Blogoversary/Birthday!

  46. Thanks for the giveaway and happy blogoversary! I’m a new follower. 🙂

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