It has been a very long time since I have written something for *my blog*, and I feel like this is a very special post…
Some of you may recognize me for my old blog, Mind Reader, which I managed for four years. It feels like a really long time ago, doesn’t it? I began my journey as a book blogger, back when I didn’t have a clue of what I wanted to do with my life, and blogging gave me hope. Hope of a new purpose, hope that I had chosen a path that would present new opportunities and connections.
I did not own a TV at that time, so I really had a lot of time to spare. And I will always be grateful for that, because that journey opened a lot of doors and introduced me to many people, some of which I now hold very dear.
However, as you all know, it cannot all be unicorns and rainbows, and with personal issues dragging me down a black hole, I was forced to interrupt my journey. All bloggers know that when book reviews begin to look like a burden rather than an escape, the best choice is to take a break.
Well, my break lasted two years. During that time, I rediscovered my love for books and what reading for pleasure is all about. I explored my other interests and overall, I simply took care of myself. Books are in my blood, though, and I realised I had to be true to myself and admit that I really missed blogging.
I had initially begun to give my old blog a new look, have some posts ready to schedule in advance, and simply give it a new name. However, after giving it a lot of thought, I reckoned the best option for me was to scrap everything and start entirely from scratch. Therefore, I thought it would be very appropriate to name my new blog Mind Reader 2.0, like a phoenix rising from its ashes. I got my own domain name and hosting (courtesy of Ashley @ Nose Graze), had my super awesome bestie Silvia @ Darkest Sins design my new look and I was ready to go!
So… What’s new with Mind Reader 2.0? This is now going to be more than just a book blog. Well, there are definitely going to be book reviews and bookish posts, but I will also be talking about everything and nothing… My other interests, for instance. There will be posts about anime and manga, recipes, movie reviews and anything else I feel worth talking about. The list is not exhaustive, though, as I don’t have everything figured out yet. You’ll simply have to come along and see what happens!
I look forward to reading your thoughts on the brand new look and rise of Mind Reader 2.0!