It’s never too late for change.

That’s exactly what I did to my blog, A Reading Collection. Since last year I wanted to do something new in the blogging world. I really couldn’t figure out what exactly it was at first. I changed my background, and while I loved the pink and brown combination created from the wonderful and talented folks of Cutest Blog on the Block, I realized that something was missing.

Yesterday while I was book blog hopping, I came upon this post by Mark David from Absorbed in Words. The post was in reference to Dolce Bellezza’s thoughts on basics of  book blogging.  When I started my blog last year in April, I was so excited to meet book lovers like me. Let’s face it. Books weren’t something that some people I knew got excited about like the latest episode of American Idol. (By the way, Mark David’s Absorbed in Words and Dolce Bellezza are two of my favorite blogs so visit them when you have the chance.) 

Going back to Dolce Bellezza and Mark, their outlook was really the same as mine: That was being true to blogging. While I have been honest when it comes to book blogging, I haven’t been honest when it comes to sharing about my love for writing. Lord Byron said, “If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad.” Amen to that.

My love for reading and writing will be the main themes of this blog so I hope that I’ll still see some of my fellow book bloggers who visited my old blog.  To those who are just visiting Haven for Thoughts for the first time, welcome.  

I moved from Blogger to Word Press. A change that I was a bit apprehensive to do but it turned out to be smooth. I’m still learning how to navigate around the dashboard, and I’m still trying to figure out how I delete the About this Site section on the navigation bar on the right. So bear with me here.  I also updated my policy  on how I rate my books so please read on that when you have the chance.

Before I go, I just want to say thank you to Mark and especially to Ms. Bellezza for opening my eyes and helping me realize how important it is to be honest to myself when it comes to blogging.

Again, welcome to my new blog. I hope you will enjoy your stay.