There are beginnings and there are endings. As much as I don't want to say goodbye to any thing that has been part of my life for so long, I know that sometimes some things are just meant to end. Books4Juliet was my first blog that opened so many doors for me--doors that led me to the big world of the "Bookworms". This world, also known as the Reading Community are consists of cool, amazing authors, awesome bloggers and passionate readers--who gave me the privilege of being a part of this growing and passionate community. When I first started my blog, all I ever wanted was to find good books, read more, and share my thoughts to maybe a few people who are patient and nice enough to stay a few minutes to hop and visit my blog. But I didn't expect that there would be hundreds of fellow readers and bloggers and authors too, that actually give time to read my blog, comment, and even ask for my reviews. More than anything, reading and blogging gave more than I could have asked for--FRIENDS. People who understand what it is to be a bookworm. People who truly cares about what you read and what you don't want to read. People who are generous enough to lend you a book, even buy you one or two hardbacks because you are you and they love you and they want you to enjoy the books that they enjoy and cherish. People who grows (and continuously growing) to be more than book-friends, but "real" friends who are always there to listen, running for you and embracing you with open arms whenever you need a hug (even if the hugs are from across the miles). Just send them a "pm", or a shout-out, or a tag... they're there. That means something. Actually, that means A LOT.
Thank you for everything. Saying "thank you" isn't enough to tell you how much I am grateful that you welcomed me. My life isn't the same as when I started blogging. My life has been fuller ever since. So, thank you. Thank you to my friends over at Starbooks especially to "my girls" (you know who you are). I will always thank God for this wonderful experience.
But... (there is always this)
To say goodbye to Books4Juliet is not a goodbye to reading or blogging. God knows I tried hard to keep the blog but I just couldn't maintain it anymore. I will truly miss the blog features, the blog hops, the meme's, but I need to just stop. What I need right now is a simple, quiet place where I can still write my thoughts without the pressure of keeping up with other blogs, meet schedules and expectations. I need some place where I can say what I think about a book, but not really having the need to "review" it. Just like a journal or a diary. Simple. Honest. Just the thing I need right now.
As I've said, this isn't a goodbye. It's actually saying hello to a new one...
There are endings, but there are always new beginnings... :)
You can now find me at Books4Juliet's Diary :)