I don’t even remember the last time I had a birthday party. While I do enjoy them, I’m not the type to throw parties, really. But since 18 seems like a special number and I’ve received so much love today, I want to throw a huge celebration (via GIFs) to give the love back.

LET’S PARTY!!!!!!!!

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LET’S STUFF OUR FACES!!!!!

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LET’S DANCE!!!!!!

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Now, go and win something!!!

All the happy vibes are getting to me so I’m doing a giveaway! Not just one, but TWO! The first giveaway is open for everyone. You’re welcome to join as long as you live on Earth some place that The Book Depository ships to. Also, you must be 13 years or older to enter.

I’ll be picking two winners who will each receive a book! They will be able to choose from some of my favorite YA reads this year:

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For everyone:

My second giveaway is open for residents of the Philippines only. (Sorry, international friends!) The prize is a set of books! The titles will remain a secret for now- it’s a surprise! I promise they’re good! :)

For people in the Philippines only:

I don’t think I can thank you guys enough for all the sweet messages and wishes.
Hope you like the giveaway!

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134 thoughts on “18th Birthday Blog Party + Giveaway

  1. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:40 pm
    1. Thank you! :)

      Posted on September 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm
      1. Hi belated happy birthday :) I’m turning 18 on Oct 4, but I have no big plans on that day. I just want the people close to me to be happy as well. I just wanna celebrate it with my family and closest friends! :) Their presence would mean a lot to me. And of course go straight forward to church and pray to GOD, to thank HIM for this wonderful life and that HE may continue to guide and bless me with my life. :)

        Posted on September 24, 2013 at 4:38 pm
  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    You know, I don’t really remember 18 that well. Which makes me sound like I’m along ways from it, but I’m only 22. I didn’t really have an 18th birthday party because my 18th bday and my high school graduation were only a week and a half apart, so I decided to celebrate that instead. I went to college when I was 18, which was memorable, but it wasn’t because I was 18. I just graduated high school. *shrug*. 18 & 19–those upper teens–were both weird for me.

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    Posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:42 pm
  3. Happy Birthday! I totally forgot about having a birthday party through my blog! I should have though about that! Anyway… Great idea and have a great day!
    xx Iris

    Posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:43 pm
    1. Thanks, Iris! :D You can have a birthday blog party on your 20th instead! Invite me ok? ;)

      Posted on September 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm
  4. Oh … and my most memorable thing (that would be the last year since I recently turned 19). That’s a though question (apparently I suck at doing memorable things lol).
    No, that would be traveling to America on my own (from my own money) last summer! I’ve been all over California… found that I love traveling so I hope there’s much more to come!
    x

    Posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm
    1. Haha! I’m jealous! I’ve never traveled alone. That’s actually what I begged my parents for! I wanted to go to a near country by myself. But they’re too protective of me, I think. But ahh, traveling is awesome! Here’s to more adventures! Cheers! \:D/

      Posted on September 24, 2013 at 12:57 pm
  5. I know I’ve said it already, but Happy 18th Birthday, Hazel! :D *Hugs* You’re officially an adult now – Welcome to a world of suffocating responsibility and crippling self doubt. Just kidding!

    Like you, I don’t tend to do much for my birthdays and I can’t remember the last time I had a party, but birthdays have never been a big occasion for me. I find that as I get older it simply seems like another day.

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    Posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:48 pm
    1. I’ll never get tired of the birthday greetings! They make me smile. :) Haha, adulthood is scary but I’m hoping it’ll treat me well. :D

      I think it’s natural that birthdays (as you get older) tend to digress from celebration. Who wants to get older anyway? I’m embracing eighteen and refusing to get any older. *shakes head*

      Posted on September 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm
  6. I’m officially an idiot – I accidentally ended up entering the wrong giveaway (The one for those that live in the Philippines), which is clear evidence that I haven’t had enough coffee this morning. I am so sorry, Hun! :(

    Posted on September 23, 2013 at 10:55 pm
    1. That can be fixed, don’t worry! :) I hope you’ve had your coffee by now. ;)

      Posted on September 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm
  7. “17 & below – How would you like to celebrate your 18th birthday?”

    I would like to celebrate my birthday – with a simple setting. Attention through a debut party is nice, spending my money into certain shops is nice too, but I would want a simple celebration. Maybe, with myself only.

    Being alone is not being sad, maybe it’s just part of enjoying my own company – myself. And so I want a simple celebration, with myself. Not to be selfish though, but sometimes I need to have my ‘me’ time. With books, with some food, and just simply the ambiance of happiness and delight that I turned eighteen and I’m thankful that God gave me another year to live.

    And oh, if it’s a Sunday or a Saturday, I’d definitely party in our church! Because worshiping God is celebrating!!!!!! Yay!

    Happy birthday Ate Hazel! In case you haven’t, I messaged you on Tumblr earlier! (afternoon, I think). God bless you always and stay pretty and kind!!

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 12:44 am
  8. My favorite books would be – Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Delirium and Seventeenth Summer – if talking about fiction/young adult books. So far, John Green’s works totally hooked me. And I want to have some new books to fall in love with, that’s why I want to win this giveaway!

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 12:50 am
  9. Hi, Hazel! Belated Happy Birthday! You are now eighteen! A big yay for that! Enjoy living life.. go on indulge yourself, but always know your limit. :)

    What was the most memorable thing you did as an eighteen year old?
    Tbh, I don’t remember anything memorable. *blame my short term memory* Nothing special happened. Oh dang, srsly. I can’t think of any.. sucks to be me.

    Okay yes, I joined the two giveaways. *trying my luck*

    Some of my favorite books are:
    1.) If you could see me now by Cecelia Ahern – I was hooked with this book. It was so magical that I instantly fell in love with it. A thoroughly enjoyable and original novel. :)
    2.) Change of Heart, The Storyteller & Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult – Yes, these three books of Picoult. HAHA. These books made me think a lot about life and it made me bawl. Her books are beautifully written and I salute her for making my heart hurt so bad.
    3.) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – The very first book of John that I’ve read and good thing I made a reservation just to have a signed copy of this book! Green is a pure genius for coming up with this plot! Brilliant, nothing else to say.

    Again, Happy Birthday! xx

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 1:05 am
  10. When I turned 18 my most memorable thing was my first horrible drivers lesson. I really, really didn’t want to, but my parents forced me and it would look stupid in front of my family to make too much fuss about it :p

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    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 3:21 am
    1. and I clicked far too soon on enter *sigh*

      Happy birthday!! 18 is a fun age and I hope you have a great day :D Enjoy!

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  11. Happy Birthday!!!

    I’d like a simple party with my friends, I think. But I’d want good presents. Or maybe for my family to be here since they live in Brazil. I don’t really know…I would like a surprise party too. :P

    I hope you have a fantastic birthday <3

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    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 4:42 am
  12. going to a fancy restaurant with my friends then hanging out and making jokes! :P

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 5:21 am
  13. Happy eighteenth, Hazel! Party time! Woo hoo! And I’m loving that whipped cream bra! ;)

    I’m not eighteen yet but I can dream about my party! Which would last all day and result in me and my friends and family having fun and just doing really fun stuff! And sleepover! Because who doesn’t like sleepovers?

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    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 5:41 am
  14. Well on my 18th birthday, I’ll be looking forward for 18 books coming from my friends ;D Hahaha how I wish they could come up with that idea.

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 6:21 am
  15. My favorite books would be the ones by Lauren Oliver! ❤ :)

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 6:37 am
  16. My 18th year was pretty chillaxed, to be honest. I went to heaps of music concerts and gigs, like City and Colour, Boy and Bear, and Florence + the Machine, so I guess that’s pretty memorable :D Other than that, it was mainly spent doing university work – woohoo.
    Hopefully your 18th year will be super duper fun ;D

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 6:38 am
  17. Happy Birthday! I didn’t do much for my birthday either, my best friend was out of the country :C My grandparents flew in though, so that was fan. Hope you have an awesome day and get lots of books! :D

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 6:54 am
  18. Happy birthday!!!!!
    I hope that your adult life is filled with nothing but fun, happiness and books!
    My most memorable thing about being 18 – was being 18. Having fun, enjoying myself, spending time with friends, enjoying being an adult (before all the responsibilities kicked in). I hope the same for you!

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 7:00 am
  19. The most memorable thing I did when I was 18 was probably my freshmen year at college. I hate to say that I didn’t really do anything at 18. I did go to the Harry Potter Exhibition in NYC though but thats as exciting as it gets (i really was excited for that though). I hope you have a more exciting experience being 18 than I did!

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 7:08 am
  20. Happy Birthday Hazel!!! Hope you have a great day. May your wishes come true and staybookish. :)

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 7:21 am
  21. Happy birthday! :D :D :D I hope it’s wonderful.

    As for my 18th birthday/year, I can’t really remember much from it. It wasn’t THAT long ago, but nothing really special happened. I think the biggest thing was graduating from high school. Boooring! Haha.

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 8:17 am
  22. I think the most memorable thing I did is my decision to act like an adult already. I waited for that day. When the time said it’s already my 18th birthday, I didn’t ask for cakes, presents or anything. No body came to celebrate with me except for my bestfriends; because on that day, I finally told my parents that it’s okay if they want to separate already. On that day, I started packing up my stuff with my mom. All my pictures on my debut were taken inside our house, with all my packed clothes as my background. And yes, I’m happy. I hope, that on your 18th birthday, you’re as happy as me :) happy birthday.

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 10:13 am
  23. It was actually being able to go to places without my parents being overprotective over me. I mean, it’s one of the experiences where I feel free! :)

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 10:15 am
  24. I have a lot of favorite books! TMI series (Yep, I loved all the books from the series), Eleanor & Park, A Walk to Remember, Looking for Alaska, TFiOS and lots more! Eeeep. ♥

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 10:18 am
  25. I’m turning 18 next month! I’ll be having my own birthday party and giveaway (or giveaways) on my blog because I’m not the type to throw birthday parties either and I want to do something special. I usually read all day and have pizza or chinese food for dinner. And some sort of cake/dessert. I think that’s what I’ll be doing this year as well. My birthday is on a Saturday this year and I have no school the day before, so I have a longer weekend to celebrate. :-)

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. I hope you have (had?) a super awesome and bookish birthday!

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 10:27 am
  26. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAZEL!!!!
    I hope you have a good one. Being 18 is great. Well, there are mishaps but you just go along with it. =)
    I have a lot of favorite books. But I guess my most favorite ones are Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson because that book just changed my life, and recently, Divergent and Insurgent, because it’s loaded with psychological elements, something that I’ve always been interested in.

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 10:42 am
  27. Happy Birthday!

    Bloodline series is one of my favorites!!

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 10:51 am
  28. My favorite books aren’t usually picked because of the stories. They are usually chosen as my favorites ones because somebody special gave them to me, or if something special happened while acquiring that specific book. With that, my favorite is Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge, because I bought it as a gift for myself after winning some competition :)

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:52 am
  29. Happy 18th Birthday! I hope you did something super fun :D And you better have ate lots of cake!

    As far as the most memorable thing I did when I was 18 — what comes to mind is that I kissed a gross boy on New Year’s. It was memorable for all the wrong reasons. And he was gross for too many to count. But hey, it happened!

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    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 12:45 pm
  30. Oh my goooooodddd!!!! Happy Birthday!!! Wish you all the best. xx

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm
  31. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    I don’t know how I would want to spend my 18th birthday, I think I would want a massive party but strictly no drinking because I don’t need it getting out of hand. I think I would rent out a hall and hire a DJ for the night.
    If not that…I would want to go overseas with my close friends!

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    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 4:09 pm
    1. I think my fave series is Percy Jackson!

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  32. Hi ate Hazel! :D Belated happy birthday!:-) hope you had a great one! x I joined your giveaway btw!!:> hehe really hope i win>:D< nyahaaa :) God bless ate! x

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    1. Oh & I forgot to answer the qs haha fave books would definitely be the classics! Oliver Twist, To Kill a Mockingbird :) but I still like the new ones! The Hunger Games! & ofc, HARRY POTTER!:)

      Posted on September 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm
  33. HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY!!! I wish you all the best! And hope you had lots of fun and got many amazing presents!

    Also: welcome to adulthood. Is it scary yet? :D heh. Again, happy birthday!!

    (I tried to comment yesterday, but my Internet kept screwing with me. Sorry!)

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    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 8:25 pm
    1. Thanks, Eve!!!! *hugs* I did have fun, despite my simple celebration! My parents and relatives gave me money instead because they are not very creative when it comes to presents! Hehe, I’m spending that money on books of course!

      Nah, I don’t think being an adult has gone to my brain yet! Or maybe this is me in denial hahahaha!

      Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:33 pm
  34. Happy Happy Birthday! I wish you all the best :)

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 9:13 pm
  35. Hi, Ate Hazel!! OMG HAPPY BIRTHDAY *throws confetti everywhere* I’m glad I was able to meet you last May~ And to have you take pictures of me with your (beautiful) film camera. *hearts*

    Anyway, my favorite book as of this moment would be Battle Royale. Weird to hear from someone like me, yes? No? Okay. Haha! It’s full of gore and violence but it got me stuck onto my desk in school for 2 whole days!! (I went back home, of course.) Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares is really cute too! I finished it in one seating huhu + Boy Meets Boys + Will Grayson, Will Grayson!! hihi oh and It’s Kind of a Funny Story’s really cute too. *more hearts*

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN~ More power to your fabulous blog!! *glitters and sprinkles*

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:10 pm
    1. Hi dear! *basks in pretty confetti* I’m so glad I got to meet you too! I hope we see each other again soon! I really need to shoot with my film babies!

      Yep, I’m quite shocked! Haha! I’ve never read the book but I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it! I see you’re a Levithan fan! Me too! *high five* And It’s Kind of a Funny has got to be one of my fave coming-of-age stories. :)

      Thank you for the support!!!! <3

      Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:19 pm
  36. (Belated) happy birthday, you! :D

    Whoa, come to think of it, what did I do when I was 18? I can’t seem to remember much XP What I do remember is that when I turned 18, I wore an orange maxi summer dress for an org shoot and pretty much laughed the whole day. My blockmates also surprised me by giving me one candy/chocolate each and I got teary-eyed over it haha. Hmm, oh and I also decided to do a Project 52 wherein I wrote 52 drabbles of sorts.

    As for my favorite books, I know you’ll understand when I tell you that it’s practically impossible to choose only a handful! But, from the top of my head, there’s “The Missing Piece” and “The Missing Piece Finds the Big O” by Shel Silverstein, “The Giver” by Lois Lowry, and “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney (I obviously have a strong bias for children’s literature for the past couple of years).

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:18 pm
  37. First of all, happy 18th birthday Hazel!!! :) You’ll probably won’t remember nor recognize, but I’m thecreepywallflower (or was, rather, since I’ve been pretty inactive these past few months), and if my memory serves me right, I’ve been following you in Tumblr for, like, 2 years or so. Haha! It’s amazing how much you’ve changed and excelled in so many ways!

    SO. How I plan on celebrating my 18th year here on Earth. While almost all of my friends plan on throwing a debut or a party, I just kind of plan on throwing a reaalllyyy small gathering of my high school best peers. I guess you can say I kind of have a lot of friends, but I have a veeery relative few whom I know truly cares. They’re my second family, literally, and I know once I leave my alma mater, there’s a chance that we won’t see each other that frequently anymore, and I’d like my eighteenth to be an opportunity to spend time with my best buds again. They mean a whole lot to me.

    Happy birthday Hazel! Best wishes! x

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm
  38. OH. And as for my favorite books: I love John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Looking For Alaska, but Paper Towns will always be the foundation of my relationship with Mr. Green, since it’s the first one I’ve read that is his. I love Perks of Being a Wallflower. I also have this obsession with Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices and Mortal Instruments, and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series and Heroes of Olympus. Nicholas Sparks’ novels will always have a special place in my heart. But despite everything, Harry Potter will always, always, always be home.

    Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm
  39. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAZEL! :) I am so happy for you! I just turned seventeen so I totally understand how psyched you are to be eighteen. You should *actually* party hard now that you’ve hit the big 1-8 and are (technically) finally an adult!
    <3

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    Posted on September 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    1. Thanks, Stephanie!!! Seventeen was one of the best and most challenging years and while a part of me is happy to be an adult, a part of me wishes I could have stayed seventeen forever. :) I dunno about partying hard though, I celebrated my 18th quite simply. I think this blog party’s probably the most celebratory party I could manage, haha! :)

      Posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:53 pm
  40. Happy Birthday!
    Not long ago I was still 18 /I turned 19 in June!) and I guess the most memorable things I did were getting into medical school and getting my driver’s license (and a car!! :D). Good times! Hahaha :)

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  41. Happy Birthday!!
    When I was 18, I had participated in a group dance performance in the farewell party for our seniors. This is special because I was a shy person and there were these new friends of mine and we all decided to set a dance routine and perform it.

    Posted on September 26, 2013 at 2:01 am
  42. Happy 18th birthday, Hazel!~ I think the most memorable thing I did when I was 18 was to become one of the main cast for a musical play. It was quite a big step for me since I’m usually shy when it comes to facing a crowd. And my favorite book is The Host by Stephenie Meyer. It’s an amazing book!

    Posted on September 26, 2013 at 10:31 am
  43. Happy happy 18th birthday!
    When I turn 18, I would love to celebrate my birthday by wandering the streets of Amsterdam and Copenhagen [my favorite places], visiting every bookstore and coffee shop, and buying every book and map I want and also the Harry Potter series in different languages.
    In the realistic plane, I would go on a road trip with my friends to buy books, take pictures, and live the adult life. And attend book signings and book events and other bookish stuff, with my own car.
    For my favorite books, it varies…a lot. But currently, it’s the Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth and The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. Ya know, swoon worthy men and captivating plots. ;)
    Good luck with adulthood, Hazel!

    Posted on September 26, 2013 at 10:53 am
  44. I really want to win your giveaway, so badly. After being told that I would get all 3100 worth in tax if another book came internationally, I haven’t been entering giveaways, which hurts a little, because there are some that I really want a chance of winning. But this one’s local, and I really hope I’ll win, since I can’t really enter other giveaways.

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    Posted on September 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm
  45. Happy Birthday, Hazel! 18 is a good year – so many transitions and beginnings of the happy times ahead. I hope you enjoy it (and eat lots of cake)!

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    Posted on September 26, 2013 at 8:16 pm
  46. HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY, HAZEL! May God continue to shower you with blessings! And BOOKS, of course. ;)

    Hmmm. I didn’t do anything in particular on my 18th birthday! Just ate with family. It was the week of my Prelims Exams. :(

    I have a lot of favorite books!!! Slammed Series, Hopeless & Losing Hope, Something Like Normal, Pushing the Limits, The Sky is Everywhere, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and many more. :)

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    Posted on September 26, 2013 at 9:36 pm
  47. Oh, I just turned 18 last week! hahaha I don’t have anything to say. But, next week we will have a musical play about King Henry and I’m going to sing, I think that will be one of the memorable moments.

    Posted on September 27, 2013 at 7:05 am
  48. My favorite books: the fault in our stars, slammed series, divergent, flowers in the attic, the infernal devices, tell the wolves I’m home and sweet thing..

    Posted on September 27, 2013 at 7:09 am
  49. Happy Birthday ! Thanks for having this awesome giveaway on your special day :)

    Posted on September 27, 2013 at 10:15 am
    1. Oh and the most memorable thing I did when I was 18 was staying out late when I celebrating my birthday with my friends and knowing my parents won’t be too concerned about where I am because I’m legal. Honestly, I felt like I did a lot more memorable things now as a 19 year old like zip lining and parasailing. I just hope to continue to do more amazing stuff like that as I get older :)

      Posted on September 27, 2013 at 10:18 am
  50. Hey there! Happy 18th birthday! :)

    Posted on September 27, 2013 at 11:12 am
    1. I’ll be 18 next year and I’m really just looking forward to spending it with my friends and family. No grand debut parties for me. Just one whole day to celebrate with the people I love. I already told my parents that I’d just treat my friends out for lunch or dinner instead of holding some soiree and they very gladly agreed to it. :)

      Some of my favorite series are – I don’t think anyone would argue with me about this – the Harry Potter and The Hunger Games series. I also love the Vampire Academy series. As for standalones, my favorites would be TFIOS, Saving Francesca, Just One Day, The Sky is Everywhere, Anna and the French Kiss and many more contemporary books. I loooove contemporary and realistic fiction! :)

      Posted on September 27, 2013 at 11:25 am
  51. My 18th birthday is next year and I think I might celebrate it between friends. Or maybe with my family. Nothing big since I’m not a party person haha

    Posted on September 27, 2013 at 11:14 am
  52. HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAY! YAY. Will you have a debut? I’m 17 and I’ll be turning 18 in April. I think I’ll just ask my parents for a car instead of having a party hehehe :) I hope you enjoy your fantastic day and more birthdays to come! Thanks for the giveaway <3

    -leigh

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    Posted on September 27, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    1. Thanks, girly! Nope, I didn’t have one! I actually wanted a car too but I haven’t learned how to drive yet ugh. My birthday was a blast despite that it was uber simple. Sure thing! :D

      Posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm
  53. Happy 18 Birthday :) and thanks for the giveaway!

    my favorite books Gabriel series, Wait For You, The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden. The Sea of Tranquility, Hopeless, Twisted Perfection and more!! :))

    Posted on September 27, 2013 at 6:17 pm
  54. Happy Birthday!!

    My 18th birthday was pretty normal… I know boring me. :D I got a ton of books though!

    Posted on September 27, 2013 at 8:20 pm
    1. Aww, that’s okay! Mine was quite simple too. I’m making up for that with this blog party. :)

      Posted on September 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm
  55. Happy 18th birthday! <3

    Oh man, when I turned 18 I went to the mall and hung out with friends, lol. There wasn't much memorable about that year other than going to college. n__n

    Posted on September 28, 2013 at 12:21 pm
  56. Happy birthday! Hope you live happy with books and food! ♥

    Lillian
    Xxx

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  57. Happy Birthday!!
    My favorite memory from when I was 18 was actually probably my birthday. It was my senior prom and I was with my best friends and even though we ended up at Chick-fil-A for dinner (lots of drama ensued that caused half our group to split from us and take the limo and dinner reservation), we still had an absolute blast. Enjoy being 18, it’s truly a fantastic year full of new experiences and adult life! Hope you have a wonderful birthday! :)

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    Posted on September 29, 2013 at 12:55 am
  58. I would like to have a debut! my dream debut is a princess – inspired one because i’ve always wanted to be a princess <3

    Posted on September 29, 2013 at 10:46 am
  59. HAPPY BIRTHDAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

    *Cannot stress that enough, sorry :((*

    FAVORITE BOOKS:

    1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    2. The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
    3. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    4. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupere
    5.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
    6. A Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin
    7. Maze Runner by James Dashner

    and uhm, more books but I’m kind of intimidated by your book range that it’s quite embarrassing to list my favorite books. Ok I know, I’m uhhhh, shy. XD

    ANYWAYS, that was so rude to just list off all of my favorite books, without even writing on why I’m here.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May God Bless you with more beautiful days and more beautiful memories. I hope you continue on whatever it is you’re doing that makes you happy. Don’t change just for the fact you’re turning 18 lol. But yea, stay grounded and be a good teenageeeer. You legal now soooo…

    HAVE FUN WITH LIFE. GOD BLESS AND YEA, HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!! :)))))))))))))

    Posted on September 29, 2013 at 11:02 am
  60. I have a lot of favorite books — the Harry Potter set, Twilight set, Eleanor and Park, Fangirl, Attachments, The Little Prince, The Casual Vacancy and a lot more. I have a deep love for books that will never fade hihi.

    Happy 18th to you! I hope you enjoy this momentous day of your life. Just enjoy it, but also know that there are certain rules and boundaries now that you’re a lady ;)

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    Posted on September 29, 2013 at 11:18 am
  61. Hi, Hazel! Happy birthday to you! I hope you had a good one. Eighteen is indeed a memorable age and I hope you get to enjoy it with as many fun and adventures that you could have. Also, it’s nice to have another Filipina in the book blogging world! I’m really looking forward to reading your future posts and to talking more with you.

    Happy reading! x

    Tara @ The Crazy Bookworm (Who is from Zamboanga City, btw :D)

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    Posted on September 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm
  62. BTW. My favorite books are Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, The Vampire Academy, The Maze Runner, Divergent, Pivot Point, The Grisha Trilogy, and Skulduggery Pleasant. I also like contemporaries like If I Stay, Just One Day, and Hatelist. Also Dystopias like Not A Drop to Drink, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Angelfall.

    It’s really hard to pick favorites! Lots of titles keep popping up in my head, haha. But the books I listed above are the ones that stand out.

    Thank you for this giveaway and Happy birthday again. :)

    Posted on September 29, 2013 at 12:12 pm
  63. Woo, happy birthday! The best thing I did when I was 18? I’d have to say that was starting college. It was a new place and a fresh start and I made some of my very best friends there. I didn’t feel scared of trying new things, and I wrote a lot for my workshop classes, and I’m happy for every single day I spent there :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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    Posted on September 29, 2013 at 11:44 pm
  64. Hello! Belated Happy Birthday. :)
    When I was 18, I had a simple birthday celebration and that was the first I was able to “party” with my HS friends and College friends in one celebration. It was quite hard to go out with all of them together as they don’t know each other. But I was happy that with my simple celebration, both groups were present and they are cool with each other. :) I hope and wish that you’ll also be able to have more friends and grow your circle. :)

    Posted on September 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm
  65. Choosing my favorite books is quite hard. And I know that you somehow feel it. Teehee. :D It’s like having favoritism among your kids. Haha! Well, I like Sophie Kinsella Books. Funny and Romantic. :)

    Posted on September 30, 2013 at 12:03 am
  66. HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYY! *sings badly* I hope you got loads of awesome stuff and loads of booksies!
    Hmm…I’m not sure what I’d like to celebrate…Definitely something that’s loads of fun and different from all the other birthdays! Maybe something bookish related as well? Haha! I’m so indecisive…!

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    Posted on September 30, 2013 at 12:35 am
  67. Ooops (I entered the wrong one at first)
    Oh well.
    I haven’ t really thought about it!

    Posted on September 30, 2013 at 12:47 am
  68. :).Congratulations on your blog birthday!! Keep the awesome going!

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    Posted on September 30, 2013 at 4:01 am
  69. When I turned 18, I went to party with my friends in a local bar, I had a really good time.

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    Posted on September 30, 2013 at 8:10 am
  70. The Book Thief is my favorite!

    Posted on September 30, 2013 at 9:39 am
  71. (I used the wrong question earlier because I accidentally entered for the Philippines giveaway). I spent my 18th birthday at a concert with my mom.

    Posted on September 30, 2013 at 9:42 am
  72. Hello, I think the most memorable thing I did as an 18 year old was to celebrate my birthday in a ferry going to Romblon. Since my birthday is on April and it is summer, we are having our vacation there. But due to some problems fixing my enrollment in UP Diliman, our trip was delayed and it was on my birthday!!! Yes, we had a little party in a ferry and some people joined to celebrate with us :D

    My favorite book is Just Listen by Sarah Dessen and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

    I wish you all the best and have a happy 18th birthday!

    Posted on September 30, 2013 at 9:43 pm
  73. Hi Hazel! Belated Happy Birthday!

    My favorites are the Harry Potter series, Divergent series, Born at Midnight, Looking for Alaska, Anna and the French Kiss, Iron Fey series, Ghost and the Goth, Sing Me To Sleep and Saving June :)

    Congratulations also to the success of your book blog!!! This and filmsandreveries will always be my favorite blogs :D God bless you!

    Posted on September 30, 2013 at 11:05 pm
  74. Omg, I’m so sorry this is so late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I’m honestly just starting to catch up on my commenting and I’m so sorry I missed your birthday post!!!

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    Posted on September 30, 2013 at 11:35 pm
  75. Happy Birthday! The most memorable thing I did when I was eighteen…? I started college? LOL

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  76. Have a wonderful birthday! Most memorable thing….probably got a laptop :D Still use it and it’s been 3 years , we’re a very happy couple XD

    Posted on October 1, 2013 at 10:18 am
  77. To a fellow Pinoy who enjoys books and appreciates literature, a happy 18th birthday! Cheers!
    I’m not too comfortable celebrating my birthdays except for an intimate gathering, but my 18th was an exception, too. It was a garden party at my Grandmother’s house. Memorable! :)

    I have my eyes on both Rainbow Rowell books!

    Posted on October 1, 2013 at 3:28 pm
  78. Yay a filipino!! Hi belated happy birthday!! I hope you had a blast! I just found out this blog and it is so cool. Anyway I love The Infernal devices, all Kasie West’s books, All Rick Riordan’s books and also Sarah J. Maas’ books. AND AND OMG ANGELFALL BY SUSAN EE *SQUEALSSSS*

    Posted on October 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm
  79. I’ll prolly celebrate my 18th bday through out of the country hop! Like from one country to another. Hehe. It will costs a soul but why not. I really like to go to Japan, South Korea and Singapore for my 18th birthday teheee

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    Posted on October 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm
  80. Wow. I can’t even remember what I did for my 18th birthday! That’s sad! Lol

    Posted on October 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm
  81. Hi! Thank you for having this giveaway :D I’d celebrate my 18th birthday by going to a concert with my close friends. Or maybe we’ll go on a roadtrip or something?

    Posted on October 2, 2013 at 8:45 pm
  82. Happy Birthday!

    I love this GIF party post, made me laugh so much!

    I was 18 a long time ago (ok I’m only 24 but I feel older!) and tbh I had a boring life in college, I guess it would have been moving 200miles away to go to uni, that’s a pretty big deal to a 18year old. Right? :)

    Fiona @ Eventidereads

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    Posted on October 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm
  83. (Belated) Happy Birthday!!! :)

    I would probably want to spend my 18th birthday just with my friends and go one a cruise. :)

    Posted on October 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm
  84. Belated happy birthday!! Ohh I would want to spend my birthday buying books, clothes, and other things that interest me. And my favorite books are The Hunger Games trilogy, Slammed Series, Hopeless, Throne of Glass and many many more!

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    Posted on October 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm
  85. Okay, my favorite books are The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (my life has been changed after reading these masterpieces hehe) , The Truth About Forever (this is by far my most favorite among all of sarah dessen’s works) , This Lullaby, Just Listen (All by Sarah Dessen) The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, The Truth about Forever by John Green, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and of course! Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling! And I’m planning to add more in my list of favorite books! ♥♥♥

    Posted on October 6, 2013 at 1:26 am
    1. Oppps it’s The Fault in our Stars by John Green, not The Truth About Forever. Hehehe Sorry for that! ☺

      Posted on October 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm
  86. Hey Hazel! Welcome to the ‘minor-no-more’ world! Hihihi Well, My 18th birthday celebration wasn’t that memorable, it was boring actually. (siigh) The only thing that was memorable for me is when my best friend-slash-sister took me out for a date (3 days after my actual birthday). We watched a movie (her treat), ate at a certain resto (my treat) and had some quality time together! ♥

    Posted on October 6, 2013 at 1:38 am
  87. Happy birthday! Celebrate with friends at a restaurant

    Posted on October 6, 2013 at 11:18 am
  88. like pride and prejudice

    Posted on October 6, 2013 at 11:19 am
  89. I would like to go backpacking through Europe! :-)

    Posted on October 6, 2013 at 1:27 pm
  90. Books I love:
    Slammed Trilogy
    Delirium Trilogy
    Mara Dyer Trilogy
    Legend Trilogy
    Eleanor and Park
    Every Day
    TFiOS
    Looking For Alaska
    The Vampire Academy Series
    Bloodlines Series
    Divergent Trilogy
    Just One Day
    Just One Year
    If I Stay
    Where She Went

    …..and many more! :-)

    AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR AWESOME REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS!!! Neat layout by the way

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    Posted on October 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm
  91. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ATE HAZEL! :) MY FAVORITE BOOKS ARE:

    -All harry potter books, tfios, looking for alaska, miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children, the clash crash crush series by nicole williams. :D

    Posted on October 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm
  92. I just found your blog and tumblr, and they are both lovely. Your pictures are perfect, and basically makes me squirm with joy. Keep up the good work! :)

    Posted on October 7, 2013 at 1:36 am
  93. Oh, and the most memorable thing I did for my eighteenth birthday: my friends (twins who had turned the day before) went to a pub, and as soon as it turned 00:00 (and it officially became my birthday) we ordered drinks.

    Posted on October 7, 2013 at 1:39 am
  94. Happy 18th!

    Posted on October 7, 2013 at 9:14 am
  95. Happy 18th! Cheers! (with confetti!)

    Enjoy your day and your youth! Be happy and thankful for having an awesome blog and lots of folllowers!

    Posted on October 9, 2013 at 12:03 pm
  96. When I was 18 I graduated high school, started college, and said yes to dating my now fiance. :) That was almost 7 years ago! Thank you for the giveaway and I hope you have a really great 18th year!

    Posted on October 10, 2013 at 5:00 am
  97. Oh my, so much happened in my life when I was 18. It was a great year! I guess the best thing would be meeting my now husband. But, I also moved out on my own right after turning 18.

    Happy birthday! I hope your year is filled with happiness and excitement like mine was! :)

    Posted on October 10, 2013 at 11:20 pm
  98. The most memorable thing I did as an 18 yr old was probably going to college. I was totally scared out of my mind, but it’s so much better than high school, minus the tuition bills. :)

    And my favorite books are Alice in Zombieland and Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter.

    **Rachelle**

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    Posted on October 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm
  99. Happy birthday, Hazel!

    The best thing that happened when I turned 18 was definitely my 18th birthday party. Despite everything that we have been through to make it happen, the night was just magical! I’m hoping yours would be too! :)

    Posted on October 12, 2013 at 10:44 am
  100. I’ve loved loved loved The Time Traveller’s Wife, P.S. I Love You, The Fault in Our Stars, Every Day, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, Flipped, and The Five People You Meet in Heaven. :)

    Posted on October 12, 2013 at 10:51 am
  101. Happy belated Birthday Hazel! You’re absolutley lovely and I love your blog! I’m so jealous of your awesome design. Hope you had a great eighteenth. I’m not 18 yet but for my 18th I’d like something simple but fun with my family and friends and a lot of dancing and hopefully a lot of book recieving. If I was to win your giveaway I’d have to pick Fangirl as I’ve actually been longing for a copy for quite a while now. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    Posted on October 13, 2013 at 6:18 pm
  102. Oh geez, this is hard but prolly that time my friend’s and I went roadtrippin’for days, which we love doing, just being on the road, go to places where there’s good music & good people,sleep in the van. We even hitchhiked because the van acted out & we’re stucked. That’s basically it. It’s always the best when I’m out on the road. And happy birthday to you! Hope you have many adventures to come. *cheers

    Posted on October 14, 2013 at 9:53 am
  103. I looove Stephen King’s. Also J.R.R Tolkien’s. And anything that involves mystery/crime-related/ anything involving the human mind. What’s your favorite books? :)

    Posted on October 14, 2013 at 10:02 am
  104. AHH.. happpy birthday!!! :D
    I really love Harry Potter, Divergent series, Hunger Games and Taken series by Erin Bowman which you should check out if you havent! :D

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  105. THE MOST MEMORABLE THIND I DID ON MY 18TH BIRTHDAY WAS THAT I WATCHED MOVIE WITH FRIENDS, BOUGHT BOOKS AND ATE TIL WE DROPPED. AHAHA :)))

    Posted on October 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm
  106. HA! Saw what you did there. Favorite bookS. I know you don’t have just a single one as well. XD
    Hmm.. ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS(!!!!), Divergent + Insurgent, TFiOS (just because), SLAMMED, and The Infernal Devices!! :))

    Thanks for the giveaway, Hazel! ;)

    Posted on October 15, 2013 at 11:13 pm
  107. Happy birthday, Hazel! The most memorable thing I did when I was 18 was to pass my math subjects! Trust me, they were so difficult, I nearly got booted off my program, but glad I didn’t. :)

    And my favorite books are the Belgariad and Malloreon series by David and Leigh Eddings.

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway. Many happy returns! Keep on reading and rockin’ it!

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    Posted on October 16, 2013 at 10:59 am
  108. 17 & below – How would you like to celebrate your 18th birthday?

    Happy Birthday, Hazel!

    Coincidence, we just talked about it like 5 hours ago. Lol. Papa will give me some monnnneeeeh. Gonna go to bookstore and grab what I want. Go home and celebrate with my family. I’m not really fond of parties and such. Tehee.

    Tell me your favorite books! :D

    I’m such a lazy bum so I will include this question.

    1. Veronika Decides To Die
    2. Like the Flowing River
    3. I Am Number Four
    4. HP Books.
    5. Tagalog Pocketbooks. (Kristine Series. Thanks to Mom.)

    Thanks for the giveaway. Lovelots. <3

    Posted on October 16, 2013 at 10:47 pm
  109. Happy, happy, happy birthday!!! :) The most memorable thing I did as an eighteen year old.. I would probably have to go with road trip with my friends, we had a blast! :) Thanks for a giveaway! :)

    Posted on October 17, 2013 at 2:55 pm
  110. I will celebrate my 18th birthday on Saturday (October 19) I am planning to go to the church and attend the mass and thank God for giving me another awesome year :)

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    Posted on October 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm
  111. My favorite books are :
    The Body Farm
    The Fault In Our Stars
    Messenger
    Predator
    Cause of Death :)

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    Posted on October 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm
  112. I think the memorable thing I did as an 18 years old was to experience clubbing at Republiq. Yea. I’m a virgin party-goer but this first was really memorable and fun! I can still remember all the things I did and happened there. Yay!! ♥ My favorite books are Beautiful Disaster, Walking Disaster, The Fault in our Stars, 50 Shades of Grey, For One More Day, Safe Haven and A Walk to Remember. ♥♥

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    Posted on October 17, 2013 at 3:19 pm
  113. Hi!! I’m Joining!! :)
    Belated Happy Birthday btw,
    Some of my favorite books are
    I’ve got your number by Sophie Kinsella
    The Perks of being a wallflower
    Something Borrowed
    Memoirs of a Geisha

    Posted on October 17, 2013 at 6:52 pm
  114. First, I would like to greet you a HAPPY HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY! :))

    I just turned 18 this August and uhmmmm~ The most memorable thing happened when I turned 18 was dancing with my father. That’s on my 18th birthday party which is a blast. =))

    My favorite books are Looking For Alaska, Tfios, Hunger Games Trilogy and Perks of being a wallflower. :))

    Posted on October 17, 2013 at 11:59 pm
  115. Hi Hazel Grace! :)
    Wee~! I am tortured what’s in the super SEKRIT box :”>

    You are loved, my dear. :) Hope you’re enjoying your 18th… yes, til now :D Haha!

    Posted on October 18, 2013 at 11:13 am
  116. Hm. Memorable thing when I was 18. I was a senior in college <3 Haha! That was epic, since we had like vulgar professors who says cuss words and some twisted green jokes and most of the class will look at me. Hahaha! Some even say: Bata ka pa =))) HAHAHA!

    Books <3 I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak :) The Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher <3

    Posted on October 18, 2013 at 11:18 am