I tend to forget my blogiversary for the past few years but not this year; after all today marks the 5th year of my blogging with this blog and though it may not deemed to be a long time, it means a lot to me throughout these years. When I first started blogging in 2006, I didn't know there is such a bookblogging community. At that time, all I thought was to put my thoughts into words on the books I read since I don't own a journal. Plus, I am not particularly a journal person so I thought turning to an electronic tool would be ideal to me. That first book I mentioned on this blog was Unleash the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It is not even considered a review but merely my thoughts after finishing reading the book and looking back, I just want to cringe at my writing. However, the thought of blogging is both new and exciting to me, so I figured I would continue to blog my thoughts on the books I read and to hone my writing at the same time.

Although I didn't give much thoughts on readership then, but still there are times that I felt a bit self-conscious by the overall blogging stuff but that feeling was overcome by time and the fact that I have came to know many bookbloggers as I go along. This is what a book community is, and what most matters to me is many of these bookbloggers who I have not met have become my friends. Because we share the same passion in books and that I trust your opinions on the books you read, my TBR pile has now grown to a horrendous tower and I am sure no matter how many bookshelves I acquire now or in future, they will never be enough.

I wish I could express my feelings more eloquently, but at this moment all I can say is: Thank you, thank you and thank you! To all my bookblogging friends, thank you for your book recommendations and for being you! To the publishers/publicists/authors, thank you for sending the books to me for review! And to the readers who lurk at my blog, thank you for reading and I hope that after reading this post you will decide to leave a comment (a simple "Hi" will do if you have nothing to say).

Happy reading all!
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15 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Congratulations! 5 years is such an achievement:)

  2. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    5 years is a huge deal! Congrats Melody. I'm so glad to have met you!

  3. Iliana Says:

    Happy Bloggiversary Melody! Your blog is always such a delight to read. I'm wishing you many more years of blogging fun!

  4. Julia Says:

    Happy 5th Blogiversary, Melody! It been such a long years, and I congrats on you in many you have accomplishment here. We have been friend for such a long time, so am glad to know you both as book blogging friends and good close friend :)

  5. Melody Says:

    Thank you everyone! I really appreciate all your comments! Thanks for being such a great friend to me! :)

  6. joanna Says:

    Wow, 5 years is great! Here's to another 5!

  7. bermudaonion Says:

    Congratulations! 5 years is major in the blogging world! I'm impressed!

  8. Congratulations!!!! I really do understand what you are saying here. Thank you for sticking around for so long and for your lovely reviews and thoughts.

    I hope you have many more years ahead :)

  9. Violet Says:

    and thank you Melody for blogging and being a friend. Happy blog anniversary!!!

  10. The Bookworm Says:

    Happy Blog-versary!! I always enjoy visiting your wonderful blog:) xoxoxo

  11. Melody Says:

    Joanna, Kathy, Veens, Violet and Naida - Thank you so much, ladies! You've no idea how much your friendship means to me! :) I'm so very glad to know you all!!

  12. Anna Says:

    Happy blogiversary!!

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Congratulations! It's amazing how are online friends are real friends, isn't it? I feel like I've known you for years, oh wait, I have :)

  14. Melody Says:

    Anna & Stacy - Thank you, ladies! :)

  15. Alice Says:

    Congratulations on your 5 years of blogging! I'm glad we found each other and are friends through blogging. Cheers to many more years!

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