Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year! The Book Parade is back :D

Well, hello there, everyone!!! I can't quite believe it's actually 2014 now - it still feels weird saying that, I have a feeling I'm still going to be writing '2013' whenever I have to write the date for a while to come! - but actually I'm really excited about the fact that it's a new year as it brings the opportunity for a fresh start, a fresh approach to life...a fresh blog design!! 
I spent ages trying to figure out a new blog design and I'm really proud of what I managed to achieve. It's simple, but I think it looks quite sleek, and although I might tweak it a little in the future, for now I'm happy with it! :D

I am so excited at the prospect of blogging properly again. I really am going to try hard with keeping The Book Parade up to date this year, and do my best not to get too stressed out about things. I shall make the most of 2014!

I know it says 'tomorrow' instead of 'today' but I just found this so inspiring and motivating that I had to include it!
I wish everyone the best of luck for a happy and successful 2014, and here's to writing the best 365 page book of our lives so far! :D


  1. YAY, YOU'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND WITH A GORGEOUS BLOG DESIGN!!!!!!!!!!!! *hugs* *hugs again* *pops party poppers* Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2014! Eeeeeek, so excited you're back! xD

  2. You're new blog design is fantastic! :D
    I agree with you! I think consistency will be one of my main aims this year.

  3. Many happy returns! Your blog is so minimal and pretty--I absolutely love it :) I have done nothing in 2013 blog-wise and I hope to actually get back into blogging too! Glad to see you back!

  4. YAY!!!! I'm so glad you're back! And you are not alone. Last year was.....not my best :P But it's a new year and new beginnings. We can do it! And I love the blog design! I recently changed mine and I love it, but I'm still looking I think. I really want to clean it up with a nice template. If you know of any free templates I'd love to hear about em :) Good luck this year and may you be blessed with many books :)

  5. Catherine!!!!!!! So glad to see you pop up in my news feed again!!!!!! I've missed you *tackle hugs* 2013 wasn't a great year for me either, blogging-wise but I hope to make 2014 better (inevitably exams will get in the way AGAIN!) Here's to a great year for both of us :D

    1. Oh, loving the new blog design by the way! The header is really awesome :)

  6. CATHERINE! CATHERINE! CATHERINE! *runs up to you and gives you a big hug* YOU'RE BACK!!! :D I've missed you but I totally understand that being stressful can affect blogging. I'm back from my blogging break too *high five* I might be taking the ocassional week off when things get too much but it's great to be back properly. I'm catching up on blogs which is never a bad thing! Lots of posts to read :D

    I LOVE YOUR DESIGN! MOUSTACHES. Zoe approves ;) Are there too many capital letters and exclaimation marks in this comment? Nah... :D HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


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