Two days shy of 2013, I decided to look at my 2012 and hope the best for my 2013.
2012 was a great year: I took a new approach to blogging and realised there was still too much to be done regarding my reading and my writing. I subscribed to a lot of book blogs (thank you Google Reader!), but I also started to write more often here. At first it was difficult, for I didn’t know what to post, but as time went by, Books and Reviews earned a weekly space in my routine no matter how busy I was. In 2012 Books and Reviews grew and I grew with it.
I also started writing fiction again. However, I am still coming to terms with my writing because it has slowly become something necessary in my life. I don’t remember when or how I started writing either fiction or non-fiction, but in recent years, I have developed a greater love for words. If I don’t write, I get cranky. So, I hope to write more and better in the following years, no matter what my path in life is, I’m sure it will involve reading and writing, of that I’m sure. Meanwhile, I’ll keep practicing for it is a huge part of learning: I believe in natural inclinations but I also believe in hard work, a desire to learn and improve and the many benefits that come out of it.
For 2013 I only wish to experiment with this desire and need to write and I hope to improve with every text, learn from my mistakes and above all, keep the exchange of opinions and ideas over here. It has been great and incredibly enriching to read all your comments and find new approaches to anything I posted here.
I would like take some time to thank all the publishers who trusted me and sent me review copies of their books. I have developed an amazing relationship with some of you and it would be a pleasure to continue those relationships in 2013. Via these publishers, I have also met authors, some of whom have supported me, Books and Reviews and even my academic choices in ways I could never have imagined. A big thank you goes to them for taking their time to become my readers when I only expected to be one of theirs.
Finally, I would like to thank all my readers, commenters, subscribers and Twitter followers. If a text only becomes alive when read, this blog is still alive thanks to your support.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!