2nd Anniversary Celebration + Giveaways!

I know what you are thinking.... The Best Books Ever? 2nd Anniversary?  Huh? Who am I? Where am I?  Well, I can't help you with those last two questions... but I can tell you that Short and Sweet Reviews... or was it One Minute Books... is now THE BEST BOOKS EVER!

Why The Best Books Ever?  That is obvious to our followers- we have a weekly feature entitled... Best Book Ever.  It is such a fun feature that we wanted to highlight it on our new site.  Gone is the confusion of what our site is called, gone is having two names for one site!  

Welcome to our 2nd Anniversary Celebration and site Relaunch!  For the next week (or maybe more) we will be sharing thoughts about our past two years on the site, where we are heading, and a few of our favorite authors and books!  We will also be sharing the love with our followers and we have tons of giveaways that you WON'T want to miss!

So what are we talking about for our first day?  Where we have been of course!  As you know, I (Amanda) started this blog way back when.  (2 years ago- duh!)  I have been a member of Live Journal since 2002 (Sarah even longer!), but I wanted to separate my reviews from my personal writings- and unless you are a member of livejournal, there really isn't a chance for community.  (That has changed since the creation of Open ID).

So here is a look back at all of our previous "looks".  This is our fifth redesign of the site and our first professional design- we love it! 


Winter 2012

Summer 2012

Winter 2013

(...with special thanks to Reg for the Winter 2013 design -- go to Reg's website to check out a portfolio, photos, other design projects, etc.!)

We have come a long way baby!

So what is our first giveaway?  You are going to LOVE this!

So Elizabeth Fama- the author of Overboard and Monstrous Beauty and Plus One (Did I mention Monstrous Beauty?)  is one of our favorite people in the YA world- and she is hooking one of our followers up with an absolutely unique and one of a kind copy of Monstrous Beauty.  She is going to doodle and write all over her book- add her comments and drawings throughout her novel.

I only wish I could steal this awesome giveaway away and hide it and not share it with anyone.  Alas, that would defeat the point of the giveaway... (I must REALLY love our followers!)

So enter below to win a marked up, doodled on copy of Monstrous Beauty!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Ahh! Congratulations! Also, I wanted to say thank you for showing screen shots of the layout transformations. I absolutely love when people do that to show all of the incarnations a blog has gone through.

    1. That was all Sarah! Thanks for commenting! :D

  2. Congrats on the two years! That's awesome. I really like this design. It's my favorite out of all those you have had. Simple, but fun!

  3. Three cheers for Two Years! YAY!

    I've really enjoyed checking things out and seeing the transformation to this point. I look forward to many more reviews to come.

    1. Hurray~! And hurray for you- you have been awesome to stick by us for so long! <3

  4. How wonderful! I love the screenshots of what the site used to look like. :)

  5. Congrats and oh my goodness, your redesign is too cute!

  6. Only read the US only after entering =(

    1. No worries- if you win, we will figure something out :)


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