Thoughtful Thursday: Happy 14th birthday to us! (GIVEAWAY!)

Happy Birthday, FanLitHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

June 1 marked our FOURTEENTH birthday!

Yep, we’ve been hanging out together (well, some of us) since June 2007!

To celebrate, we’re giving away gifts!

FIVE commenters from the US will receive some FanLit BOOKMARKS (quite practical!) and a cozy FANLIT T-SHIRT (as long as supplies last, we have S,M,L,XL). Or, if you prefer, you may choose a book from our stacks, or a $5 Amazon gift card.

FanLit T-shirt

You can leave any sort of comment — a birthday wish, an admission of how many days/years you’ve been wasting your time edifying yourself at our site, suggestions for what you’d like to see happen at FanLit in the future, a festive natal day poem. Whatever! Just make sure to click the little notification box so you’ll know if you won, or check back in about 10 days.

Thank you for wasting spending your time with us!

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  1. Happy birthday to all of us rebellious teenagers! Although as I remember it, 13 was hell for me, and by 14 I’d settled down to sullen cynicism.

  2. Congratulations on 14 years!!! Make sure to mark next year’s with A LOT of CELEBRATION (you have to make up for 2 years of partying)!!!

  3. Happy birthday! Though I’m the one feeling older. This year, I have a son!

  4. Mary Henaghen /

    Have a happy birthday!!!

  5. Happy birthday! By far my favorite review site!

    • Sandy Ferber /

      Thanks, David! So happy to hear that you appreciate what we’ve been doing!

  6. Noneofyourbusiness /

    Please have a very Happy Birthday indeed, Fantasy Literature! Merry New Year!

  7. John Smith /

    Happy birthday on your Website! I have been introduced to a number of great authors here!

  8. Lady Morar /

    Your site has been a treasure trove!

  9. You know you’ve been my go-to for fantasy/scifi reviews…since 2009. Happy, happy website birthday to you! Hope you’re around for many more years.

  10. Congratulations and happy birthday to you all!

    I’ve enjoyed reading lots of the reviews.

  11. Happy 14th birthday 💕 Here’s to many more!

  12. The Distinguished Professor /

    Gefeliciteerd, as my wife would say!

  13. Katharine Ott /

    Congratulations on 14 years! I haven’t been tuned in for that long, but really enjoy your thoughtful book reviews and the “what’s going on in the SF/Fantasy world” posts. Keep it coming!

  14. Van P. /

    Happy Birthday!! To many more birthdays and great reviews!

  15. Jillian /

    Happy birthday yall!!!!

  16. Trey /

    Happy Birthday!
    What I’d like for the future? Encouraging readers and users to submit reviews.

  17. Susan Emans /

    Happy Birthday! I have lovely bookmarks and a t-shirt; I just wanted to thank you for the joy of your site has brought me.

  18. Andi /

    There once was a dragon named Fryes
    Who was baking a birthday surprise
    The cake went aflame
    When he sneezed–what a shame!
    So now he will bake you some pies.
    Happy Birthday!!!

  19. We all really appreciate these comments! Thank you everybody!

  20. Michael Voss /

    Happy Anniversary FanLit!

  21. Sethia /

    Wow, 14 years! I have loved spending my time with you guys! Congratulations!

  22. We have our winners listed below.
    If you want a T-shirt and the bookmark, please include your size.
    If you want a book or the gift card, include that in your email.

    contact me (Marion) with your US address:

    David Walton
    Lois Young
    Katharine Ott
    Lady Morar

  23. Lady Morar /

    Thanks! I’ll email you with my choice of book soon once I’ve sorted the options.

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