I love books - browsing, reading, trying to think of which friends and family members might enjoy a particular story or book. Even as a kid, I would spend a large part of my allowance on books. When I lived in the Philippines and studied in the U.S. for boarding school or college, I would fill my suitcase and backpack with the hard to find books. Months worth of reading. I would stockpile books for the day that I'd graduate and relocate to Asia.
These months of book reviews have been an unparalleled experience for me. There's the excitement of looking at a beautiful cover and interesting blurb, then receiving the book - wading through it and describing it to friends here on Starting Fresh.
I've always had immense respect for writers. I've loved interviewing and hosting guest posts. I hope that you've come across new books and writers at Starting Fresh. I'm incredibly grateful to the publishers, authors, book tour promoters and agents that have generously given me the chance to review these books. (Thank you!!)
It's hard to fit in everything that I'd like to do - visit other blogs, read all the books that interest me, write reviews, read up on authors, and do the other things that occupy my life. For the other bloggers out there, how do you balance everything? How has this year been for you?
I also just wanted to thank you guys for visiting, reading, and commenting. You've made this a wonderful experience for me. If you have any suggestions on how to improve this blog, I'd love to constructive criticism. Feel free to comment below or to write me at gaby317nyc at gmail.com