Yay! I cannot believe my eyes when I looked at the calendar earlier today!
My book blog on Blogger just turned ONE!
I've always loved reading and doodling even as a kid. I would grab a book and pretend reading even if I didn't really know how to. I also would play around as a secretary and write or doodle words as if I was signing an important document. My dad loves writing, he has a ton of journals, so probably I got that writing thing from him. I started loving books when I first laid my eyes on a ginormous set of old school encyclopedias back then. The set was dazzling.
Then as I enter high school, I started reading some adult fiction. Paulo Coelho's Veronica Decides To Die and 11 Minutes were my first reads. Then I collected (and lost) 30 issues of Candy Magazine. I loved reading their love and fashion tips and other informative columns. There was also a house few blocks away from mine that has an entire living room full of Sweet Valley High novels that we rent. Harry Potter series that I just borrowed also hooked me up but I eventually stop reading because life happened. Been on a horrible reading slump for years but the most important and special novel that made me go back to reading was Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. (I will forever be proud that am a fan!).
Early in 2011 was when I started blogging. I've always dreamed of becoming a "blogger". There's so much pride in it. So I ventured onto Tumblr. I loved it so much and it made me appreciate not only writing but how I run my life. I blog mostly about my personal day to day life and a little bit about books. Since I was earning a little, I started indulging in stacking titles I've always wanted to get. I had no idea about book blogging back then so all I did was just post pictures of my new books and forget whatever the feels were. I wasn't really content with the chaotic mixed blog, so I decided to make one on Blogger. The OCD in me kicked me in the butt that made me transfer blogs, then changed URL and finally settled with this one. (As I am writing, I am still trying to figure out how to move to Wordpress.). My bookish online adventure started early 2011 but this account was created MAY 27, 2012 and I just transferred everything from the old blog (manually and messily) to this one.
The ups and downs I've gone through were the very main reasons I am still here blogging. Blogging have taught me so many things and allowed me to have people in my life who are all worth keeping. I've met people from all around the world! It is just an exhilarating and invigorating experience that the humbleness in it is overwhelming! And looking back, my bookish dreams did come true!
And without my blogger friend's (namely: Kai, Precious, Dianne, Dani, Leslie, Kazhy, Eunice, Chyna, Tiff, Alyanna, Geraldine, Maricar, Nicole, 2 Michelle's and Louisse) support, I'm not sure if I would have lasted this long. Also, to all of you who drops by, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart especially to Erwin who never fails to like every book-related thing I post on Facebook! I would also never forget the person who helped me and guided me back when I was still starting, Liz, you know how much am thankful to you, right? Thank you also to Giselle of Booknerd Canada and Braine of Talk Sup. ANDDDD, to Lucy of Fully Booked, thank you for always being a tweet away whenever I needed a title and to JB of National Book Store, I feel a legit blogger more than ever because of you! How about Christine and Sarah of HarperCollins and Elizabeth Richards? Love you guys! You are the best ever! Jodi Meadows, Tahereh Mafi, Ransom Riggs and Kathleen Peacock, I love you forever!
So here's a little giveaway for all of you for making my first year such a success!
THANK YOU ALL SO SO MUCH FOR YOUR ENDLESS SUPPORT!
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