Thoughtful Thursday: Happy 12th birthday to us!

Happy Birthday, FanLitHAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

June 1 marks our TWELFTH 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 we still have your size). Or, if you prefer, you may choose a book from our stacks.

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. Sethia /

    Happy happy birthday to you! I love spending time with you guys!

    • Thanks! We wouldn’t be able to keep doing this without support from our readers, and we really appreciate you all.

  2. John Smith /

    Fantasy blog fun/
    Books and posts galore for miles/
    An alien smiles.

  3. SandyG /

    Happy Birthday


    I love you guys! I have only recently discovered you, but I am not surprised that you have been here so long. You know your stuff!

  5. Paul Connelly /

    Best wishes for 12 more years (at least)!

  6. Happy Early 12th Birthday to You!!!

  7. Noneofyourbusiness /

    You’ve been a great site to keep coming back to!

  8. Charlie Fitzsimmons /

    Happy birthday! I’m happy to have found some cool books through the site.

  9. Lady Morar /

    Cheers! You cover such a range of beautiful and interesting books (and other media).

  10. Congrats on 12 years! My experience with your site…always consult Fantasy Lit when deciding on a fantasy/sciFi book to read or buy. Also, I love your monthly “Identify Last Month’s Covers” posts. Here’s to many more years down the road!

  11. Many Happy Returns!

  12. Erin /

    Happy Birthday!!!

    I only discovered this site a couple months ago and I truly love it!

  13. The Distinguished Professor /

    Happy Birthday! Keep up the good work.

  14. Von Berry /

    Happy Birthday and hope you have many more.

  15. Trey /

    Wow. Another year has gone by.
    In so glad you guys review so many books because I’ve discovered and enjoyed since here. And read reviews I like for books I’ve read and get an idea of other people’s takes on them. And the contests are fun too.
    So, Happy Birthday!

  16. Shawn Mansouri /

    Happy 12th birthday to each and all! Gracious and insightful as always, here’s to 12 more years!

  17. Happy birthday!

  18. Viki S. /

    Happy 12th Birthday! How exciting. Wishing you many more birthdays to come :).

  19. Dawn /

    Happy BD! The awkward teenage years start next year.

  20. Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth /

    The t-shirt is very pretty, but not much point in me commenting.

  21. Happy Birthday! So happy I discovered this blog to read about more upcoming fantasy books!

  22. Sunny Jackson, if you live in the USA, you win a book of your choice from our stacks.
    Please contact me (Marion) with your choice and a US address. Happy reading!

    • Noneofyourbusiness /

      *cough* “FIVE commenters from the US will receive some FanLit BOOKMARKS (quite practical!) and a cozy FANLIT T-SHIRT (as long as we still have your size). Or, if you prefer, you may choose a book from our stacks.”

  23. Why, yes! Yes, there should be four more winners! This is what happens when I do the Giveaway on my way out the door.

    The following four win your choice of a book or a T-shirt. (Please include size if that’s your preference- subject to availability.) We will also send you some bookmarks.

    Sunny, look for an email from me.


    Please contact me (Marion) with your choice and a US address. Happy reading! (And shirt size if approrpiate.)

  24. And thanks to those of you who tactfully pointed out the discrepancy!

    • Noneofyourbusiness /

      You’re welcome! Congratulations to all the winners!

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