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Monday, January 8, 2018

Second Anniversary Post & Giveaway



By Suze

Two years ago Anniek and I started With Love for Books. I ran a blog for two years before that on my own and was ready for a change. I love writing book reviews and Anniek and I share that passion, so it was easy to decide what we were going to do, run a book blog together. I'm still grateful every day that we made that decision. It's fun to make With Love for Books a happy place to visit. I love the regular book chats I have with Anniek, authors and readers and the wonderful books I'm allowed to read keep putting big smiles on my face.

I write a large amount of reviews, but those wouldn't be possible without help. Anniek is always there for me and her cheerful spirit is one of the best parts of With Love for Books for me. We are a good team and complement each other. We learn from one another on a daily basis and that's something I really like. However, what makes With Love for Books work is positivity. We are both optimistic people, we like to say kind words about the books we read and we look forward to writing every review, to starting every story and to hosting every giveaway.

Kindness is important to us. We are here to recommend books and say something nice about them. I love our system and wouldn't change it for the world. Finding gems for our readers is such a joy. It's wonderful if authors come to us and ask us if we'd like to review their books and their messages are brightening up our days. Behind the scenes Anniek and I also do a lot of searching, so we can select the best possible books for our readers. It's a fun system that creates versatility. The joy of browsing, finding and communicating is a daily dosage of happiness for both of us.

With Love for Books is even more enjoyable to run for me now than it was at first. We've found our pace, we're doing what we love the most and we still feel like we're growing. We have many plans for our next year and are hoping you'll feel our enthusiasm when you're reading our posts. I love the sweet comments and messages we receive. It's something that definitely cheers me up and that makes With Love for Books a more positive place as well. I like that this interaction with our readers reflects on our posts. 

I want to thank you for visiting With Love for Books and hope we can bring you many interesting reviews, interviews, guest posts, giveaways, contests and more in the next year. I'm definitely looking forward to another year filled with love for books.

Giveaway

One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive books of choice worth $50.


The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.

70 comments:

  1. They mean treating others as you want to be treated. What goes around, comes around and paying it forward:)

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  2. Congratulations on your anniversary! What a lovely giveaway!

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  3. To me, positivity means focusing on the good, not the bad, the solutions, not the problem and trying to make the best of whatever life hands you. Kindness means caring for other people, animals and the environment. It means considering how our actions and words affect others and being thoughtful and sensitive to their needs.

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  4. For me they mean wanting the best for others, realising how our actions affect those around us & hoping that we all get to live as full a life as possible, without pain, suffering or anguish.

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  5. Positivity and kindness to me, means having a good outlook on life and always trying to do the right things for yourself and others, each day :)

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  6. Congratulations on your Anniversary and thank you for the chance. :)

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  7. "What do positivity and kindness mean for you?" A nice change of pace! We could all use more of those!

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  8. A lot, especially if it comes from a stranger becasue it's as rare as unicorns these days.

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  9. For me positivity and kindess mean seeing life half-full, trying to see the best in circumstances, things and people, being caring towards others and trying to spread love and happiness in the world. This is what I try to do every day!! Your blog does that for me - I LOVE it! I feel surrounded by warmth and positivity whenever I come on here. So many of your giveaways feature beautiful products which are very uplifting, and so many of the books I find very interesting as well as often beautiful covers. :D It is often a highlight of my day when you do a new post and fun and relaxing to enter the competitions! I'm so happy you've had this for 2 years now and look forward to another wonderful year, God willing! :D BEST WISHES!!!

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  10. Happy blogaversary. I can’t believe how quick two years have gone. You can see such a great relationship between you both through this blog. I hope to enjoy it for many years to come. I am also blessed by being able to call you both my friends. Xx

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  11. Happy Blog Anniversary!
    To treat others how you would wish to be treated and try to focus on the good things rather than the bad bits.

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  12. What a great milestone, congrats! *throwing confetti*
    Positivity: to me it means that you should always focus on the sunshine and not the shade in your life.

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  13. Happy Blogiversary, Suze & Anniek! I love your message of positivity!

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  14. Happy Anniversary! I love you site and followed your other site. It's cheerful and happy.

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  15. happy anniversary! love your blog, and you always have fab giveaways!
    Kindness means giving without expecting anything in return and positivity is making sure everyone around you feels good too xx

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  16. They mean everything! I try and stick to these everyday! Happy Anniversary!

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  17. Happy Anniversary!

    For me, the little things, yes there is positive with a big P and generosity :D But at the moment oh the little things are great. Small acts of kindness

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  18. Happy anniversary to two lovely ladies! Xx

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  19. Treating other people as you would like to be treated and having a "glass half full" approach to life in general. Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES, congratulations on your second blog anniversary!

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  20. Happy Second Anniversary! Kindness makes you feel good inside. When you are kind and caring to others it will bring you much happiness.

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  21. Right now, for me, kindness means someone who's willing to listen, even if it's some thought you disagree with, I feel like a willingness to listen is such a kindness at this point in time where everyone's so eager to go at each other's throats without hearing one another out first.

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  22. Happy Anniversary!

    Something to include as much as we can in our life because it makes us better.

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  23. Positivity and kindness is how everyone should live, to try and treat others as I'd like to be treated. Congrats on your anniversary!

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  24. I can't believe it's only your 2nd anniversary, congratulations on a super blog so professionally done and I love every minute I spend here. :-) I do believe that positivity and kindness are two traits that everyone should have, as well as politeness which should be a given. Both have the same effect as a smile, when that smile is returned from a stranger it warms your heart and so do positivity and kindness. Making someone else happy should be everyone's aim.

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  25. Woo hoo!
    Happy Blogiversary Suze and Anniek,best wishes for many more great and wonderful blogging years ahead! :)
    Kindness is everything,and much more precious,because is very hard to find,and positivity also,because in this world it is necessary!
    Thank you for all fantastic post,giveaways and wonderful reviews :)

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  26. Happy blogiversary! Kindness for me is respecting everyone, acknowledging those behind the scenes who are seldom seen and rarely thanked.

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  27. Positivity to me is being thankful for what you have regardless of any bad things that may be going on in your life. Kindness is a genuine passion for doing good to others. I think that both of these are important in every day life. Happy anniversary!

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  28. For me it means being a good person.

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  29. Positivity means to look at the happy side if things, to always look for the best in things and to not let yourself get dragged into the negative. To be kind is to treat others than you would want to be treated, to open doors for others, let others go first and to remember to smile at everyone and to keep negative thoughts, sarcasm and rude comments to yourself. Saying nothing is better than saying something you or the receiver will regret.

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  30. Positivity and Kindness means to look at the the bright side even when you are in the darkest. To be kind is to treat people the best way you ever can, to crack a joke when someone is feeling low, to compliment someone about the simplest things. To be positive is to not let yourself get into the mess of negativity. If we all were kind and positive this world would be much better it could even be the best.

    Also, Happy Anniversary! Wish you two all the best

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  31. Congratulations on two years. I love reading your blog and try to visit daily.
    Positivity is something I need to have more of to be honest. There is always someone worse off that you. Kindness is treating people nicely and how you would like to be treated.

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  32. Being Respectful and Showing that by Actions

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  33. Happy Anniversary! Positivity and kindness can be little things, just being there for people if they need you.

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  34. We should be expressing positivity and kindness to ourselves as well as others.

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  35. To me they mean treating others as you would have them treat you and looking on the bright side of everything :)

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  36. Caring and making feel others special

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  37. Living alongside everyone else and not against them

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  38. Right now its been hard for me to be positive (too much has happened in 2017 that was out of my control) TRYING to see the positive when every time you turn around something else bad happens is hard on a person. Happiness can be little things but too much negative can take away from that. I do believe in karma and how you treat others though. Just opening a door for someone or offered a helping hand to a stranger. Smiling when you meet someones eyes instead of glaring ....

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  39. Positivity, to me, is being able to see the best in a situation or future. Kindness is being aware of other's feelings and acknowledging them through your words and actions in a way that will make the other person feel good/better.

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  40. Kindness is caring about others' happiness not because it will make you feel better, but because you can empathize with their situation! Positivity is choosing to plug into the good in this world, and seeing the best in people.

    --Trix

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  41. Positivity is seeing the glass as half full instead of half empty. Kindness is treating others the way you'd like to be treated. Happy blogaversary!

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  42. A little late, but happy blogiversary! I enjoy your reviews and giveaways! <3

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  43. It means being kind to everyone, despite their words and actions to you.

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  45. Accidentally put the social media share link instead of Twitter one! Here's the Twitter share link: https://twitter.com/MoonValleyRose/status/954078251248508928

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  46. Trying to be in the world with a compassionate spirit.

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  47. It means live with your heart and respect the others! :)
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    God luck :)

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  48. Happy Anniversary! Optimism and being there for others.

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  49. A lot! It costs nothing and does wonder.

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  50. Being kind is showing empathy and treating people how you would want to be treated. Being a positive person is being optimistic and hoping showing confidence that things will work out for the best

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  51. Happy Blogiversary! The love walk is very important.

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  52. Treating others how you would like to be treated

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  53. I have just read The French Girl by Lexie Elliott. Its a mystery thriller, predictable and full of suspense

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  54. It's loving unconditionally. Without hesitations, just mere pure intentions.

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  55. Happy Anniversary, I love this blog! I think it is a good thing to remain positive to lift other peoples spirits, and sometimes that is very hard to do when they are always down. Kindness is helping people even if its a very small thing and just saying please and thank you and being nice!

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  56. Positivity does wonders for a person, when I'm around someone negative it just gets me down. Kindness is wonderful, a kind gesture no matter how small can make a persons day.

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  57. I think you should treat everyone how you want to be treated.

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  58. Kindness is something what I was raised in by my mom. As a basic Christian value. Positivity is something what is not so natural to me but I learn to be more positive every day. Lubka

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  59. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Blogoversary!! Kindness is something rare that I don't see to often and positivity is something that we should strive for because life is good. ;)

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  60. Both positivity and kindness are rare in people today so the ones that still share them are precious.

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  61. They are feelings and ways of living that are meant to be shared with all those around you, so that we can all share in happiness.

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  62. getting a long with each other and being kind it's think positively that's the hard one having hope for the future would be easier if people wore kind to each other.

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  63. Without positivity and kindness we would all live a miserable lonely life. We need to spread some more positivity, kindness, and love around.

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  64. Happy Blogiversary!!!
    I think positivity means looking the good side of everything, looking for solutions and always try your best to be happy. I always try to be kind and cheer other people, I just hate when someone treats you badly

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  65. I wish you a happy anniversary, I have seen this blog grow in the past few months

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