Monday, January 4, 2010

New year, new post!

(photo credit : Katie MaCue)
Happy BlogiversaryTo Us!!
Happy blogiversary dear maraduersssssss. Happy blogiversary to us!!

Hey there fellow marauders. Padfoot an Prongs here bringing you the very first post of the new year!!
It also happens to be the very first post since the official '1 year mark' since we made our blog. We CANNOT believe that we have had our beloved blog for one entire year. That is exactly 350 days longer than we expected it to last. We just wanted to say thank you to all of those who have been with us from the beggining, middle, and those who will continue to read us in the future. 2010 promises to be the year of the 'marauders' and we will be stepping up alot with our blog, business, and books!!

We know much has happened over the past couple weeks (feed burner over load, no postings, general lack to communication) that we are not even going to try and pretend like we can catch up. Instead we are just pulling the old 'rebel card' chalking our laziness up to Christmas endued food comas, and starting the new year fresh!!

And of course with a new year comes new resolutions, and we here at GBI have made a few of our own! Our resolutions this year are both blog and literary re
lated and we thought we would share a few with you (so in case we start to fail you can feel free to kick us you know where).

Blog Resolutions
- post at least THREE TIMES A WEEK. That is right THREE. Even if it is just a post saying we are to lazy to make real posts.
- spend at least a half an hour a day commenting and catching up with our favorite bloggers! We love to read every thing you all write we just never seem to have the time to keep up with them all!

- Diversify posts / authors that we review. We are sure you all get tired of us gushing about our certain favorite authors, so this year we promise to try and branch out a bit.
- more GIVEAWAYS!!! That's right folks in the up coming months we hope to be having giveaways out the ying yang since we are so dedicated to giving back to all of our loyal LOYAL readers. Keep an eye out for special chances to pick up some GBI swag as well as some other random things.

- Finally we resolve to just be better bloggers in general. That means more frequant posts, tweets, updates and general communication.

We appreciate those of you who check back frequantly only to be dissapointed when another week goes by with out a post. In the up coming year we hope that you never will be saddened again over staring at the same posts for weeks.

Don't forget for those of you who have contests or giveaways coming up this year that P&P are still offering up items to use as prizes free of charge!! To take advantage of this offer you need only e-mail us ( and get it set up! Thanks to all of you who have shown so much enthusiasm for this already and we look forward to seeing where all of our lovley items end up!

Lastly we wanted to give a HUGE, MONDO, GIGANTIC
to our good friend Tara over at 25hourbooks
If you have not been reading this blog you need to get your book lovin butt over there!! Not only is she one of the nicest bloggers out there, but she is also one of the most creative! Tara created for your marauders this BEAUTIFUL button...... just because she felt like it!? What an amazing blogger and friend!!
So check out her blog, and if you are in need of any banners or buttons make sure this is the girl you go to. If we hear from a little house elf that you have used Tara for any html purposes there just might be a special reward in there for you!

Well marauders that is all for now. We hope you all had a magical christmas and New Years and we are looking forward to the beggining of 2010 as well as our second year blogging!! So cheers to old friends and new borrowd and blue! You folks are the best!!


  1. Congrats on your blogiversary! Can't wait to see what 2010 will hold for you...Your blog is one the best!

  2. Happy blogiversary to youuuuuuu. So glad I read your blog!

  3. Thanks so much folks!! We are so proud and still a bit in shock! It has been quite a year

  4. Happy blogoversary, and that button is gorgeous!! :)

  5. Happy blogiversary! Can't wait to read more of what you guys are reading!

  6. Thanks so much Amanda and Robin! Yes isn't that button sexy?!?! We are still in utter shock. Tara needs to stay away from diabetics, her sweetness would kill them.

    Also we can't wait to tell you what we are reading as well.... as soon as we get back to that haha.

  7. Congratulations and happy blogiversary!! I love what you have to say and can't wait to see what 2010 holds for you!

  8. Happy Blogiverary, hope you last a long time to come!

  9. Happy blogiversary! And a happy new year!

  10. @Michelle - Thanks so much!! We are so excited to see how much we progress in the year as well!

    @ Korean Thanks so much we hope so as well. We hope to see yours around for quite some time as well seeing as it has been one of our long time favorites.

    @ Claire thanks so much and to you as well!!

  11. Happy Blogiversary!!! I think your resolutions are great ... and between the two of you, I hope you can crank out 1.5 posts per week. You guys are always so ambitious in your posts so think about short sweet and simple ... it might help.

  12. Happy Anniversary to you and your blog!


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