BookPics turns 1 TODAY!


T_T I think I have tears in my eyes...this is the one thing I'm completely proud of, though I'm not the best blogger at all nor have I managed to post as much as I'd like to, but here I and you are!
Because even if my family doesn't want me reading, even if I have a stinky day, I know I can come here and read a book, share my thoughts, share my pictures, or just simply talk to some of you on facebook/twitter or stalk a certain blog-#1stalker- I know I'll go to bed with a smile on my face.
Believe me when I tell you, you rock my world and you mean said world to me.
All your support, all the comments, all the thoughts, all the wishes, every single thing every little detail, things maybe you don't even remember saying might have meant a smile or a happy day to me.
I wouldn't be here continuing all this if not for those little things-for you- that actually made me stop, think and see how happy and amazing this community is.

Some days I thought my blog wasn't enough, that it hadn't enough traffic, that people didn't care about what I wrote but thanks to some of my closest book friends... I could rearrange my perspective and remember that the one reason I do this is simply and solely because books saved my life, because I love them and because I love sharing my love of them with all of you.
Whenever I stop enjoying this, that's the time I'll step back down. But for have a lot of my completely freak-outs and rambling reviews, stuck with you.

Hope you continue enjoying it here. Oh and special thanks to Kristina, if it weren't for her we wouldn't be wearing the amazing blog design from Parajunkee's >.<
See? How could I not love you and respect you all when you always are being good to me, when you stay professional even after the drama hits, when you go out of your way to help each other, when you make my jaw hit the floor by showing me how generous this community is!

My whole life... I was raised to be continuously watching my back. Where I live? It's not a safe place... So it'd only be natural to start learning to defend yourself from a young age. Always suspecting people and never believing that people give out of their good hearts without having some ulterior motive. I always get surprised, always, always by your generosity. Sometimes I really cannot believe it. I simply stare at my laptop's monitor and think... "Wow, I think this person got the wrong girl" or "Are you serious!?" or "You have GOT to be kidding me" and others I simply put my head down and cry... Yes! That's how much I love books and how much you guys get to me.
-This is SO not a pity party, I just really want the message to get across-
A lot of you who talk to me via facebook and twitter get that response from me. Specially you, you, you, and you oh and you too.

Thank you to all of you, wish I could have something better to say, or something exciting or pretty but it's just me and my never ending gratitude towards each and every single one of you that takes the time to read my posts or to leave a comment or to follow me on twitter or stalk me on tumblr, facebook or goodreads!

I love you all.
*My book Angels...-Special mention to Nat O_O my shelves have books thanks to you! Rachel T_T you have moved the equator of my world. You share your love of books in a way that inspires me to no end and both of you are too generous even for your own good X_X You have made me cry more times than I care to count, but rest assured that all those tears were happy ones.
*Book friends...E ~winkwink~
*My twin...
*All the authors that have endured my annoying stalking T_T I can't help myself, you all are the creators of worlds that help me escape real life! -Special mention to Leah Clifford who is always there to make me laugh when I'm down and blue and Daisy Whitney T_T for being so good to me & Mike Mullin because, I'll just NEVER forget what you did for me. NEVER.
-If I could name you all here I would but you'd probably fall asleep before finishing the list...

I thought maybe if I vlogged and TRY to make it short and stuff?? Of course. I didn't manage neither but I did vlog and here it is;

I cut my hair T_T

I know I missed a lot of things that I wanted to post. I hope I get to them on the wrap up post :D
Also, forgive my typos T_T

I'll have the giveaways open tomorrow :D I'll have it on another page and the button will be on the sidebar :D So be sure to enter if you want to win what I told you on the vlog :D


The giveaways are NOW open, just click HERE or go to the Blogoversary Giveaways page ;) ~winkwink~ GOOD LUCK!

I think that's it for me.
Thanks again for everything!



  1. Congratulations Alba!!! Thank you for sticking to blogging even the road is not always smooth! I remember that we used to push you into creating your own blog other than your fb page. Now, here you are celebrating your one year anniversary in bloggers' world! More years of reading & blogging for you. Keep sharing your thoughts to us!

    I can't believe you really cut your hair!!! I will miss it ^__^

  2. Congratulations again, Alba!!! You are so cute in your video!!! :D I can't wait to read all the guest posts. You definitely have me intrigued for the blogger interviews. ;) I hope the month of May will turn around for you and end up being awesome. You deserve it!!! Oh, and btw, I LOVE your balloon!!! :D

  3. @Blackplume
    Thank you so much!! :D
    Oh push you did! I can't believe it's been a year already!

    P.S.RE, YES T_T me too!

    Thanks, again lol. T_T ~blush~ I actually just watched it because of your comment OMG!!! Why didn't you TELL me I completely embarrassed myself on this one vlog?! lol
    Oh the interviews were fun! I hope May loves me too hehe.
    Thanks so much!
    I KNOW!! I love my 'Perry' balloon!

    Thank you both for stopping by!

  4. Im so glad you stuck to blogging!! We dont care how often you post, I love reading your reviews etc. I love your enthusiasm and love of the books you read :) That is more thanks than anything, I love sharing my books with someone who loves and cares for them as much as me!! You are awesome Alba and dont let anyone tell you different. Happy Blogversary and may there be many many more!!!

  5. Yay congrats and happy blogoversary! It can get pretty overwhelming sometimes but remember this is a hobby and don't let others or blog drama get the best of you. I love your blog!! <3

  6. Congratulations, you are too cute! Your welcome again and I can't wait to read all your fun posts going up.

    Happy Blogoversary!

  7. Felicidades! yo prefiero escribirte en español xD me alegra mucho tu primer año,espero que sigas igual o mejor! XOXO

  8. @Giselle
    Thank you so much! I'll try not to :D
    Thanks!! That means the world to me.

    >.< lol we look all dolled up thanks to you and PJ!

    Gracias! haha ya me di cuenta!
    GRACIAS!!!!! >.< ojalá que mejor!

  9. @Nat
    I just T_T
    Thank you :'( So very much!
    For everything!
    You just made me I don't know what to say...

  10. Congrats! Happy Blog Birthday! It takes a ton of work to make it this far.

  11. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!! New follower from

  12. Yay, go you!! Yo me acordaba que ya había comentando aquí el video y leí todo pero no comment. Oopps! :P
    You mentioned me on your video, *dies* like I said...the little things that makes me happy.

    And thanks Nat for the giveaway that you sponsored!! :) You're awesome for doing it...I hope I'm lucky with Sweet Evil, dying to read that book like I need air!!! haha Everyone loves it.

  13. You're welcome Ana!! Sweet Evil sounds so good and cant wait to read it myself :)

  14. Alba! My lovely sister! I love you, and am SO VERY PROUD of you! Thank you for being who you are! Loves! Congratulations on the ONE YEAR!

    Nat! Thank you for helping out and sponsoring the giveaways! You so rock! Love YOU too!!!!
    Alba, remember, I have 2books for giveaways!

  15. congrats on the one year alba!!!!!!
    thank you natalie you are wonderful :)

  16. Youre welcome Tiff, love you too girl <3. I agree with what you said of Alba!!!
    Bookangel09 you are welcome!!
    Good luck to all :)

  17. thanks Nat for the plus giveaway, that's very generous of you!! :))

  18. Thank you so much for your giveaway, Nat!!! You're really amazing and a wonderful friend to Alba!!! :)

  19. Happy Blogoversary, Alba. So happy for you. :)

  20. Congratulations Alba... :D

    thank you Nat for the super awesome giveaway... :)

  21. So many things on going here!!! You really prepared a lot for your blogoversary Alba!!! Love everything!!! and Thanks to Nat for supporting you by sponsoring some of your giveaways!!! Great choice of books to share!

    More year of blogging to BookPics!!!

  22. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I'm happy for you that you found such an outlet that makes you happy and hope it continues. Best wishes!

    (Found you through Claire LaZebnik's link up!)

  23. Congrats! And thanks for the donation Nat!

  24. Happy Blogoversary!!!! Thanks Nat for the books!

  25. Congrats! Happy Blog Birthday! I'm a new follower here and I really love your blog.
    Wish you many more years!

  26. And thanks Nat for the giveaway that you sponsored!
    Amazing giveaway!

  27. OMG CONGRATS!!!! I remember meeting Alba over at Sassy Book Lovers, and found this blog. I had so much fun getting to know everyone. So, congrats and happy blogoversary :)
    And thanks Nat!

    Alyssa Susanna

  28. CONGRATS ALBA!!!! Your blog is simply amazing and I'm so glad that I found it!! I hope you have another wonderful year!!! *hugs*

    Thank you Nat for the giveaway of 3 awesome books!!!


  29. CONGRATULATIONS ALBA!!! Way to go girl!!! I'm so happy you've reached this milestone in your blogging career. LOL
    You have been a wonderful book buddy this past year and I can't thank you enough for being one of those special people who i can discuss my passion with.
    Stay cool!!! Hahhaaa

    And many thanks to the amazing Nat for contributing and making Alba's blogoversary so much more special. You truly rock girl!!!


  30. Congrats on the blogversary! That is AWESOME!!
    And thanks Nat for the giveaway :D


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