The Summer Solstice Celebration Begins! (Giveaway!)

In Libris Veritas'
My blog is turning four on June 20th, but I’ve been wanting to celebrate it with a bang for years and now I’m finally doing it! The Summer Solstice Celebration is a two week long event that will feature a new author every day, there will be lots of giveaways and plenty of new books to add to your TBR!

So I hope you’re ready for the fun! Stop by every day to support the authors and make this event a success!

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In Libris Veritas – 4 Years!

 Behind The Name

In Libris Veritas is a mouthful…and there are days where I regret using Latin to name it. When everyone asks me what the name of the blog is I actually wince, and instead of telling them I just write it down or give them my card. It’s a pain in the ass to say and spell, but by the time I realized how horrible it was going to be it was stuck. I had followers, I had made cards, and I’m stubborn.

I got the idea from a favorite band of mine, HIM, and their song In Venere Veritas which I happened to be listening to as I struggled to find a name that wasn’t already in use. Since I knew Veritas meant truth I decided to just go with it and thus the epically difficult name was born!

Why I Started Blogging

My First Post

To be honest I’m not really sure why I started. I do know that I started it about a year after I quit college, so I think it was simply something to keep me busy while I got my life together and tried to find a job. I do remember discovering Goodreads a few years earlier and discovering book blogs were a thing thanks to In Between Reading and Writing. I wasn’t very good at it back then and I was pretty infrequent with it, but the longer I sat at home the more I began working on it.

Where I Want to Go

  • Become a self hosted site! I want to have a nicer layout and use the Ultimate BB Plugin (because that would be such a big help)
  • Book Expo America! I’ve come close to going but life happened and it just didn’t happen, but this is on my bucket list so I’m going to make it happen!
  • Keep blogging! This doesn’t seem to difficult but sometimes it is. There are moments where the last thing I want to do is read or write reviews, but I still love it and I cherish the friends I’ve made over the years so I want to keep it going.


Blog Shoutouts!

I am constantly visiting new blogs and my blog feed is a mile long, but I still want to show love to those who have become friends or I can’t go a day without visiting. So be sure to stop by their blogs and leave them some love!


Prize: A $10 Amazon Giftcard or a Book(s) from Book Depository for $10 & under

Duration: June 16th -27th

International (as long as Book Depository ships to you)

Here is how it works! In addition to the normal entries there will also be chances to get more by commenting on the new feature posts every day.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Remember to check out all of the posts for more chances to win a giveaway!

Day 2 – Melissa Pearl’s The Fugitive Series  (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Day 3 – N.L. Green and Illusions Begin (Interview & Giveaway)

Day 4 – M. Clarke and My Clarity (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Day 5- Kelly Risser and Never Forgotten (Guest Post, Excerpt, & Giveaway)

Day 6- Amanda Moon and Stealing the Ruby Slippers (Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway)

Day 7 –  Jo Michaels and I, Zombie (Interview & Giveaway)

Day 8 – Sherry Ficklin and Losing Logan (Vlog & Giveaway)

Day 9 – Danielle Young and Guided (Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway)

Day 10 – Jessica Gibson’s The Harder I Fall and The Book Affair (Teaser & Giveaway)

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20 Responses to The Summer Solstice Celebration Begins! (Giveaway!)

  1. celeste says:

    Congrats!!! and Keep blogging! 😉

  2. miki says:

    Happy blogoversary!! yes i’m really interested to see what you have in store for us next and on another note i do hope you get to attend BEA at least one ( perhaps we will meet there if i’m lucky to realise that dream too)

    what book i would pick? hum good question i will probably try to continue a series i’ve started but i can’t decide right now as i need to check the price later ( it can change too often^^) it will be a book from my wishlist that i sure of^^

    thank you a lot for including international followers too

  3. Angie F. says:

    Of course I’m excited! Happy blogoversary! 4 years is quite the accomplishment.

    I’m trying really hard to go to BEA next year! Perhaps I’ll see you there. 🙂

  4. Happy blogoversary!!! So exciting to have made it 4 years! I’m coming up on my 1 year, so I can’t even imagine 4 years! I have to say, I love your blog name (but I’ve studied Latin pretty extensively and it just rolls off my tongue lol)

  5. Congratulations and happy blogoversary! Four years is nothing to sneeze at. Good luck with going self-hosted — I’d like to do that too!

  6. Christy says:

    Aw, 4 years. You’re not a baby blog anymore. 😛 Yeah, you need to get the UBB Plugin, because it’ll save a lot of time. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, Michelle! ❤

  7. lab1990 says:

    Happy Four Years! That’s awesome. I would get something off my wish list, I believe, if I won. It’s very long. LOL


  8. I would spend my $10 trying to find diverse reads for my plans of a month of diverse book reviews.

  9. Kate F. says:

    I am excited! I would spend the $10 on a book.

  10. Anj Garcia says:

    Happy Blogoversary! Wishing you more blogging years to come! 🙂 I’d probably buy Legend by Marie Lu. I hope i win!! 😀 Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Happy Blogoversary! 4 years is HUGE! Awe, and thanks for the shout out my friend. I will be sharing your celebration on my Sunday Post 🙂

  12. karins28 says:

    of course I am excited!!! and I would spend it on a book

  13. Lee Todd says:

    very excited (although it’s winter here lol)
    I’d buy books…as many as I can!

  14. Bonnie Hilligoss says:

    I’m always excited when a blogger hits a blogoversary – it’s a great accomplishment! Congrats!! I would buy whatever hits my fancy at the time, or save it for something special.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  15. Ada says:

    Congrats on your Blogversary!! I’d probably have to look through my TBR list!!

  16. Anita H. says:

    Happy Blogversary! Congrats on 4 fantastic years! I think I would put the GC towards getting myself an eReader (finally!) 🙂

  17. Shai Villanueva says:

    Yes, yes! Happy Blogversary! I would spend it on books of course. I need paperback copy of my favourite books so,, Anyway thanks for the chance! 🙂

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