Saturday, August 3, 2019

Giveaway: Celebrating Lauren's @Shooting Star Mag 12 Years of Blogging!

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I've "known" Lauren @Shooting Stars Mag for a lot of years now through blogging, first when I started back in 2012 on another blog and now here at Waves, and I've always enjoyed her fun, varied posts! She "shows" me around her city, shares a nifty bookish product or tempts me to add another tantalizing book to my TBR, and she's always around to cheer me on my posts!  I knew Lauren had been blogging for a while but had no idea it was TWELVE years! I wanted to join in to celebrate her blogoversary with a giveaway and I thought it would be fun to get to know Lauren a little better with an altered version of "Three Things Tag".

As a side note, I first saw this Three Things Tag on Grace @Rebel Mommy Book Blog, the sweet woman who left a hole in the book blogging world (and my heart!) with her passing.  I guess originally came from this blog.

And here we go, Three Things with Lauren:

Three things I’d never give up: Books, Chocolate, and Naps

Three favorite vegetables: Cucumber, Cauliflower, and Tomatoes (even if they are technically a fruit)

Three favorite fruits: Apples, Pineapple, and Cantaloupe (the orange kind)

Three shows I watched faithfully from beginning to end: I'm actually bad at doing this, so I can only think of one and that's Psych, which is my all-time favorite show.

Three places I want to visit inside the US: Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Portland, Oregon.

Three places I want to visit outside the US: Canada, Greece, and France

Three things I always have with me: Almost always - chap stick, something to read (book or kindle), and mints!

Three qualities I like about myself: Kind/Loyal/Imaginative

Three most recent movies watched: Avengers: Endgame, Always Be My Maybe, and I can't think of the third one. So many movies I NEED to see still.

Three books I read and loved in high school: Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (technically I read that for the first time in 7th grade, but I did read it in high school too).

Three most often used makeup products: foundation, mascara, eye-shadow (I don't wear makeup everyday though)

Three things that make me laugh: the comedian John Mulaney, the show Psych, and certain friends of mine

Connect with Lauren:

Okay, I agree with one of Lauren's Three Things I'd Never Give Up: (books, obviously!) but I'd have to go with coffee and wine instead of chocolate and naps, lol! 
Loved getting to know Lauren a little better!

So to celebrate I'm giving away a $10 Gift Card to either US Amazon or US Barnes & Noble or up to $10 at The Book Depository.  The giveaway is International as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.  Click HERE for a list of countries. Fill out the rafflecopter for a chance to win!

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  1. Wow, 12 years is amazing! And it was fun to learn more about Lauren. I so agree with the naps... I won't give them up, either. LOL Thanks for the giveaway, Rachel!!

  2. Happy blogoversary, Lauren! So happy for you and am looking forward to reading more of your blog posts.

  3. Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  4. Congratulations Lauren, on 12 years!!!

  5. Fun celebration post! Wow, 12! Loved seeing the tag answers and getting to know Lauren a bit better.

  6. They can take my life, but they can never take my choco and books!!!

    Congrats lauren :D

  7. I love how Lauren is celebrating 12 years! It's awesome. I'm with her in that I'd never give up chocolate, naps or books but you can keep cauliflower! Belch!

  8. Now I am feeling all nostalgic for Psych. Happy Blogiversary, Lauren! Wow! 12 years and counting. That's an accomplishment.

  9. Big congrats, been a visitor on this site for 2 years now

  10. Thanks so much for celebrating with me, Rachel! This was a fun post to do. I'm sharing on Twitter and it will be on my blog tomorrow!


  11. Happy blogoversary, Lauren! I also love Psych, and I couldn't give up books either!

  12. What a fun post Rachel! Congrats to 12 years of blogging Lauren :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  13. Happy blogoversary Lauren! Wishing you all the best!
    Megan S.

  14. Congrats Lauren! I wish you many more.

  15. Happy, happy, happy blogoversary Lauren 🎉 and wishing you many more amazing to come!