Saturday, 22 August 2015

Olivia Snaps #1, Blogiversary & Giveaway!

Hello there everyone :)



On this fine Saturday I wanted to share some photography with you! Today they are all going to be book-related and I am sure you will have seen some of these on my instagram if you follow me there.


Without further ado, here they are! (They have all been watermarked because I share my images on Pinterest and wouldn't want them to get stolen.)




The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski - a book I have read but never actually reviewed on here. I was at a hotel in Switzerland and decided it looked so nice resting on my bed covers beside me!


My Lunar Chronicles collection! I took this one on my shelf before I marathoned the series. Now I love them all and cannot wait for Winter to come out!


This the collection of three of the four books I have in the Gone series by Michael Grant. I took this one inside a tunnel at a park where I love to read. I just liked how it looked.


This is my faithful park bench called Bennie. If I want to read outside, you can usually find me on that bench with my books. Bennie has been good to me.



My blue book collection! I think this one speaks for itself. 


This picture was made for the instagram book and a toy tag. It's also my collection of Judy Blume books about growing up I received when I was 12. They'll forever be remembered as part of the my pre-teenagerhood. Oh, and Deenie is still a favourite book of mine ^.^

That's all for this post! I hope you liked the pictures :3

Blogiversary and Giveaway! Now, this is only a little bit of the blog post because I almost forgot it was going to be my blogiversary today! Can you believe that? I have been blogging for 2 years now and I almost forgot!

I am never good at remembering anniversaries and birthdays anyway :P I would make a list of people I would love to thank for commenting and being my friends, and those who helped me get started. But to be honest, I think you all know who you are and how much I love you :) So this is for all of you guys!

Feel free to enter my paperback giveaway of the book The Beckoning of Gyanganj by Chandan Pathak! A romantic and mythical Indian mythology book. Open internationally, of course! 

Olivia's Question: Do you like doing photography as well?

Olivia-Savannah x

75 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures!!! :) Happy Blogoversary!!! :) Mines in a week or so and I forgot and have NOTHING planned!!! >.<

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    1. Thanks so much Charnell! I hope you have enough time to quickly throw something together ;)

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  2. Wow congo girl.. Happy blogoversary!!! Wish you luck for the future and have a great bloggy day!! And Olivia I must say, the pictures you took are really cool!! Keep it up girl!

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    1. Thank you <3 I hope to be blogging for a long time in the future.

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  3. Great post, I enjoy seeing your beautiful book pictures! :) Happy 1st blogiversary and thank you for the international giveaway.

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    1. Thanks Kristia, and thanks for being with me throughout so many months!

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  4. Great pictures! I love the locations for the pictures as well. Happy 2nd Blogoversary! I didn't celebrate my 1st back in March, but look forward to my 2nd in 2016!

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    1. I hope you will be able to celebrate it next year :) A year of blogging is a good time ^^

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  5. Happy blogoversary! Keep up your great posts!

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  6. You have your own personal bench. Hope Bennie continues to be good to you and may you have lovely weather to sit on your bench and read, read, read. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I do love my Bennie and we have a great many hours together of blissful reading. Thanks Diane, especially as you have been reading with me for over a year ^^

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  7. Love your photos Olivia :) And Happy Blogiversary!!! Wish you many more years of happy blogging ^^ Looking forward to reading all the posts and watching all the videos you have in store for us!

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    1. Thanks Soudha! I am enjoying your new instagram as well. Thanks so much for all your support <3

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  8. Happy Blogversary, Olivia-Savannah! <3 Two years already! How the time flies, eh? :)

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    1. It really does go quickly! And I have loved every moment :D

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  9. Happy Blogiversary gorgeous! What a fun two years that was. Hopefully we'll have lots of more stories and friends to mention in our next blogiversary. So glad I found you and your blog. Big <3

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    1. Thanks so much Eli! It really means a lot to me that you have been around since I began -- all through my two years. You've been a true friend. All the love xx

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  10. I love yor photographs of books. Well done.

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  11. Lovely photos Olivia! You're very creative on where you to take them too! And Happy blogoversary! Don't worry, you're not alone...our first blogoversary I forgot it for about a week! LOL! Thanks for the giveaway hun! :)

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    1. Thank you Amir! Oh good, I am not the only one who forgets! :D

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  12. Congratulations!! Happy blogiversary!

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  13. First time here, and I enjoyed myself. :D I love those pictures, and your little synopsis of each. How cool for you to have a special bench for reading. Congrats on your blogiversary!

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    1. It's nice to meet you Denise! I am glad you liked it :)

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  14. Happy Blogiversay! 2 years is quite an accomplishment. I wish you many more years of successful blogging to come. You take wonderful photos by the way.
    ~Chioma @ Blue Books and Butterflies

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    1. I am hoping there are many more in my future as well, Chimona :D

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    1. She's a childhood favourite of author of mine for a long time.

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  16. Great pictures and happy blogiversary!!!

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  17. Happy 2 year blogiversary! Keep up the excellent work xx

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    1. Thanks Steffy! I have loved connecting with you on various social media.

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  18. Great shots, Olivia! I especially liked the Gone series by Michael Grant. :) Have a great week!

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  19. Your photography is so amazing! I absolutely love instagram and must give you a follow :D

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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    1. If you do I will make sure to follow you back :)

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  20. HEY OLIVIA! (my name's Olivia too, lol) Congrats on your blogiversary!! I really loved the Winner's Curse but I haven't review it either on my blog, but it definitely is a fave. It's so heartbreakingly beautiful :'') I loved your photography as well!

    Olivia @ Fictionally Obsessed

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    1. Ahahaha hello there name twin! Thanks so much ^^ I have actually read it but don't have my review up yet. I should try doing that some point soon!

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  21. Congrats on your Blogoversary! I have The Winner's Curse, but haven't read it yet. Need to do that soon! Hope you have another great year!

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    1. Oh, you definitely should read it! I didn't love it as much as many people do, but I did quite enjoy it.

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  22. Whoa happy blogoversary!! And pretty pictures <3

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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  23. Oooh, I really envy your Bennie bench. And great that you have a blue book photo. Is there any other color?!

    Congrats on the anniversary!!

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    1. Yeah, I have a few more colour coordinated ones coming in the future!

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  24. PS - where in the NL r u? Amersfoort here * waving her hands *

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    1. I would actually rather not mention on the blog (you can shoot me an email, top of the right bar on the side) but I have been to Amersfoort before ^^

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  25. Happy 2nd year!! :D And thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  26. I'm a little late but Happy Blogiversary. I'm bad remembering anniversaries, birthdays and even holidays. Anyways, congrats for blogging for two years and to many more.

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    1. Thank you, Lidy. I am bad at remembering those things too! Glad I am not alone ;)

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  27. Looks like you have books everywhere, just like me! I'm guilty of owning way too many books, but I'm not worried about it. Congrats on 2 Years!

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    1. Pfft nothing to be worried about at all! Fill your house with all the books, in all the crannies and all the nooks ;)

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  28. Happy 2 year blogoversary, Olivia!! :) Two years is definitely a long time - such a milestone.

    Julia Anne @ Peach Print

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    1. Thanks Julia Anne <3 I am glad to have come this far!

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  29. Happy Blogoversary Olivia! 2 years is such a great accomplishment! Also I love book photography! Tbh, I am just getting the hand of the hobby, but I am loving it already!

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    1. Oops, that was supposed to be the "hang" not "hand". Me and my typos! *facepalms*

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    2. It does take a while to get the hang of, but I have seen what you've done so far and I quite like them :)

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  30. Happy Blogversary Olivia!!!!! And thanks for sharing your pictures :) I need to read Cress ASAP because I'm dying to know how the story continues so I hope I will be able to do so in September. I cannot wait until the last book comes out although it will be sad to finish the series :(

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    1. Oh yes, read Cress really soon! There is so much more to that book! I can't wait for Winter but like you said it will be a bittersweet read... I don't want things to end DD:

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  31. Olivia, I can't believe I missed your blogoversary! Happy belated blogoversary! Two years - wow! That's an achievement! :)

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    1. And I have loved every moment of the two years so far ^^ Thank you for being a part of it <3

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  32. [ Smiles ] Happy belated blogoversary, Olivia-Savannah!

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  33. I love blue and I love books, so I'm happy.

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  34. Happy blogoversary! I couldn't remember the date I started my blog either, but I looked it up, because I knew it was during the holidays in August. I just kind of crack up laughing when I remember how TRULY HORRIBLE my blog looked then. :D

    It looks like you branded that bench nicely (at least in the picture). I love color coded books! I keep wanting to arrange mine that way, but it doesn't really work out because I don't have that many books for some colors and SERIES. But someday. When I have my own library in my house or something. :D

    I love to take photos and create graphics sometimes, but my blog is a mess when it comes to pics, because I just hate the uploading and formatting. I considered taking my blog over to Pinterest as well, but then I'd have to take good photos all the time, and I'm just way too lazy for that.

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    1. Oh goodness, don't even get me started on what my blog was like back then :P I think we have both come a very long way since.

      Ooh, I have let go of series. All about that coloured life and I love it <3

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  35. First off, happy blogoversary! It's lovely to know you and your blog, and I wish you many, many more. Secondly, your photography is jaw-dropping-ly gorgeous! Keep up the great work. Much love!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. Thanks, Sarika! Your blog is awesome too and I love reading it whenever I do :)

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  36. Congrats on your 2 year blogoversary! Loved seeing your photos. I still need to read The Lunar Chronicles. I have had them on my list forever. I adored Judy Blume books growing up and even had a Judy Blume diary that came with quotes from different books on every page. :)

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    1. Judy Blume has always been and will always be a great author of my childhood <3 That sounds so cool!

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