Goodbye 2010, Welcome 2011

The year 2010 may not have been the best year for me. Not entirely bad really, but mostly bittersweet I have to admit. Though one really good thing did come out of it, which is this blog. I have never known that I can have this space and still maintain it a year after, but yes - I did it! I believe it is an accomplishment in some ways as I am quite famous in starting something but not waiting long enough to see how that thing turns out in the end. 

One year ago, I marked the birth of The Bibliophile's Journal with this post without knowing where this path would lead me. My first review was for the book The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger and  I would like to think that I have improved in my reviewing style but that is of course, one of the things that only my readers could judge. Little by little, I garnered friendship with numbers of bloggers out there and also gain some blogging advices from bookaliciouspam, which had helped me tremendously through this year. I loved communicating with my readers, valued every single comments and really enjoyed all these bookish banters that we frequently have on Twitter. I guess it is easier to say that I am truly proud to be apart of this community.

Thank you to my readers, my followers for your unrelenting support throughout 2010. I believe that without you, this blog won't get this far. I know that my achievement is not as big as the other blogs in this community, but it is still an achievement nonetheless. Thank you for being apart of it and I hope that this friendship will continue on, in many more years to come. Happy New Year everyone. Here's hoping that you'll have a wonderful time, welcoming the new year with new hopes, treating it as a new beginning. Have a blast!

Goodbye bittersweet 2010 & Welcome 2011.
May this year brings more joy.
May this year brings more success.
May this year be more memorable than the last.


  1. Happy New Year !! U r a wonderful blogger and a very sweet bloggy friend :) I know u'll do awesomely in 2011...

  2. Happy New Year! I know what you mean about having a blog for a whole year; I never would have thought it could be something so substantial! I hope 2011 is exceptional for you :)

  3. Happy New Year! Hope 2011 is a fantastic year for you.

  4. Hi, stumbled upon your blog and glad to know that you're from Malaysia too! Love your reviews and decided to follow your blog. Feel free to visit mone, just started one and not much content yet.. hope to post a book review soon:

  5. hi Shy! A happy new year too my dear friend!Another year has gone and I cant believe we've been friends for that long.since I thought I know you like forever!Hope your every wishes come true and have a blast every day of the year.

    And read a lots of books too!

  6. Happy New Year Shy. I love your blog and your reviews, here's to another year of friendship! Wishing you mcuh love, laughter and special memories in 2011 my friend :)

  7. Happy New Year! Your blog is one of the ones I love visiting most!