#DianneTurns20: Happy birthday Precious + Giveaway


Today is a very special day because it’s the birthday of my dear friend and blogging mentor, Precious! Precious is the master blogger behind Fragments of Life and one of the administrators of Pinoy Book Tours.

Just a little background on why I love Precious to bits. She did THIS for me! (Thank you to all who gave a message!) But even before that…

I was deciding whether to have a separate book blog from then my personal blog. I’ve been tweeting a bit with Precious back then and felt comfortable because we go to the same school and we’re batchmates. I asked her for advice in that cringeworthy email and she was so kind! Really, so kind. She encouraged me to start my own book blog and from then on, she became my mentor. She even co-hosted a year-long event with me aka the 2013 YA and MG Time Travel Reading Challenge!

Not only that but she made me a part of Pinoy Book Tours and I am now an administrator as well. It was my first foray into organizing book tours and look how that helped me now! She even had these modules wherein she taught me about blogger etiquette, how to review, how to organize an event and a whole lot more. Isn’t she the best?

She’s also such a great friend and an awesome listener. I can’t remember how much I regaled her with the stressful tales of my thesis and my acads back when I was still an undergraduate. Then we talk about books and anything.

Precious is supercalifreakingreat and you should all get to know her! Visit her blog and follow her on Twitter at @precious_shusky!

Now, I don’t have anything special for her birthday because I suck but I’m dedicating this whole day to her! So that’s why I’m having a day of my celebration dedicated to her and all my fellow Filipino book bloggers as well! I HEART YOU ALL! Louisse, Kate, Kai, Sab, Rachel, Kazhy, Ly, Von, Tiffany, Chyna, Alyana, Dani, Michelle S, Nicole, Michelle T, Maricar, Leslie, Β Nina, Geraldine, Jesselle, Jenna, Kim, Alyssa, Lexie, Charlie, Hazel, Mary Grace, Kyle, Ellie, Lois, Eunice, Dea, Mary Ann, Jhed, Jassie, Charlie, Milly, Erleen, Athena, Elyssa, Celine, Haraiah, Algel, Kayla, Bryann, Meann and to anyone I forgot (I’m so sorry!), THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

To help me celebrate, you can also post the button for #DianneTurns20 made by the AMAZING Sab of Sab The Book Eater on your blog to support my event and it will also give you more points for the giveaways! Yeehaw!


Because I love my fellow Filipino bloggers and to celebrate Precious’ birthday, I’m having a PH-only giveaway!

There will be at least 14 winners! “At least” because I’m still trying to find more prizes so there will be more winners. Yey! Thank you to the following who have made this giveaway possible: Andrew of Pan Macmillan Asia, Angie of Tor Teen, Louisse of The Soul Sisters, Victoria of Hachette Children’s Books, Sarah and Megan of HarperCollins, Olivia of Hot Key Books, Page Morgan, Jessica and Mimi of Hardie Grant Egmont, Jesselle of The Lifelong Bookworm, Kai of Amaterasu Reads, Isa of Hachette Philippines, Danielle Sibarium, Cheyanne Young, Kristen Simmons, Clare C. Marshall, Aviva Orr, Tamera Wissinger, Carly Anne West, Erin Bowman, Jessica Brooks, JJ Howard, Mary Gray, Polly Holyoke, Julie Cross, Ingrid Seymour, Tamara Ireland Stone, Jennifer Iacopelli, Emi Gayle, Bethany Griffin, Lyla Payne, Kate Evangelista and The Book Depository. Good luck!

Come back tomorrow for the final day of #DianneTurns20!



  1. Eeeeeeeee! I HEART YOU TOO! Hahaha. I never expected my name to be on that list honestly (ASSUMING I am that Kyle. XD). Thank YOU, Dianne. Ever since I joined the book-blogging community just a couple of months ago, you've definitely been one of the best people I've ever met! Whenever I ask questions, you always assist me. I really appreciate how accommodating and kind you are. πŸ™‚

    Happy birthday again, Precious and Dianne! πŸ™‚

    Kyle @ The Selkie Reads Stories



  2. And oh, my favorite Filipino blogger will always be Kate from Bookaholic Blurbs. She was the reason why I made a book blog. I got inspired by her kasi. She was also the first Filipino blogger I tweeted on Twitter. And Chyna from Lite-Rate-Ture will be my 2nd favorite. Just because that girl is cray cray and she doesn't get mad at me even if I like to flood her mention on Twitter.



  3. Awww ❀ I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY!!! I HEART YOU TOO!! <33 Out of all those prizes, I badly want to win This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales! I've heard tons of good things about it which is why I really want to read it! πŸ˜€ Hihi thank you again for mentioning me!! ❀



  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND ME HEARTS YOU TOO! ❀ Thank you for mentioning me above, I feel so honoured! I'll print this up and add this to my book blogger memoirs! [did that creep you out? LOL] Actually, all the prizes are awesome, but This Song Will Save Your Life is the one that stands out because I've read such stellar reviews about it. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the giveaway! πŸ˜€ and again, Happy Birthday to you and Ate Precious ❀



  5. Hi, so I was trying to enter one of the giveaways, but I accidentally clicked the wrong one (this one – I'm not from the PH) and entered without checking, so if my name comes up (Jieru), just ignore it. Sorry x3



  6. Hee, you're so cute, Elyssa! And no, I didn't freak out. I still think I'm weirder than everyone else. Haha! I knew people would love This Song Will Save Your Life so I was so happy when I got it for the giveaway. Thank you for dropping by!



  7. I hope to win the signed copy of Uninvited by Leah Spiegel and Meg Summers because it really sounds good and I want to read it very much. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! πŸ˜€



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