October 10th 2011… a blog has born :), and I can’t believe that Fanda Classiclit is turning ONE today! If you go through my archives, you are going to find several of my posts dated far before; I actually created this blog last year, then posted my reviews from my first blog using the original dates. Why I created this blog in the first place? I have answered this during interview for August Classics Clubber of The Month, I will quote it here:
“Around 2008 I have just been introduced to blogging world, and then I thought, why not blogging about books, since reading is always my biggest passion? So I created my first book blog on November 2008. I have read so many books, and I think it will be good to write what I think about the book, as well as their main plot, so I won’t ever forget them after years. My second purpose is to share my thoughts to the world. I blogged then in Bahasa Indonesia (my first language); so that other Indonesian bloggers who do not quite like reading, can have information about new good books. I started my Fanda Classiclit blog only last year, because I felt that my interest has been narrowing to certain focuses.”
In these twelve months many things had happened, and it’s all because of you, my dearest followers and classics clubbers, because you all have burnt my spirit to keep reading and blogging. One year ago I have never dreamt that I would join the coolest classics reading community in the blogosphere—that is The Classics Club :)—make a commitment to read 100+ classics in 5 years, socialize with classics clubbers around the world, create a Character Thursday weekly meme, and host events for classics readings! If someone foretold these a year ago, I would have said: wow…certainly not me! But then, here I am, doing exactly all of them. And being a non-English speaker doubled my amazement to myself (sorry guys, I don’t mean to be snob). But that’s the fact, and now….in the celebration of Fanda Classiclit 1st blogoversary, I would like to reward all of you and invite you to share my excitement…
1st Blogoversary Giveaway
The winner is: Astrid.. Congratz!
I am giving away any books from authors in my ‘Authors’ category at the right sidebar.
The book must be $10 or less, and will be shipped from Amazon (for US participant) or The Book Depository (as long as TBD ship to your country) for international participant.
The giveaway is opened for everyone, whether you are a follower or not (but if you do like my blog and want to get my updates, please feel free to follow me through GFC or subscribe by email). I won’t force anyone to follow me here, because I prefer to get followers who really like reading my posts.
All you must do to be entered in the giveaway is:
Considering of my personality, my reading taste, books I have read or books I have listed for The Classics Club Project so far, recommend one (or more) book(s) you think I’d love and enjoy, and why. It can be books beyond my CCP list, or if it is within the list, recommend me which book I should read first.
- Answer in the comment box, and let me know the book you'd choose if you win (I'm just curious! You can change the title later)
- Don’t forget to mention how I can contact you if you win (email/twitter/FB/blog).
- The giveaway will be closed on 24 October 2012.
- The winner would be picked randomly using random dot org.
- If the winner failed to answer back with the shipping details within 48 hours after my email, I will choose another winner.
P.S. This is not mandatory and not counted in the giveaway, but I would be pleased if you’d put little effort to tell me about Fanda Classiclit blog. What you like most of it? What you dislike? And what suggestion(s) can you give me to improve it? Many thanks if you’d like to do this! :)