Sunday, August 12, 2012

Parajunkee Designs The Nocturnal Library!


Hello, my dear book lovers!

Welcome to the new and improved Nocturnal Library. I am beyond thrilled with the new design, and I hope you will be too. 

Back when I started blogging, there were two things I wanted most of all, and no, they weren't arcs (double-edged sword, those). I wanted an interview with Ann Aguirre (done!) and I wanted a Parajunkee blog design (now done!). It would seem that I'm in need of some new major goals here, which scares me a little bit. 


Book Blogging at it's finest!


Here's what I can tell you about this entire process:  I always have trouble visualizing things and I went into this not knowing exactly what I wanted and not knowing how to explain the things I knew I wanted. I was very vague at best, and it must have been hard to figure me out, but Rachel somehow knew what I was talking about even when I didn't. She is quick, professional, a great listener and full of fantastic ideas. Oh, and I forgot insanely talented! Also, there's no one like a book blogger to understand the needs of another book blogger. 

If you already have TNL button on your blog, a) you're awesome and b) please be so kind as to replace it with the new one. It's so much prettier. :)

I can't wait to hear what you guys think. A huge thank you to Rachel for being quick (I am ever impatient!), kind and so very awesome. Blogging will be even more fun from now on. 

Love,


30 comments:

  1. HOLY CRAP! Maja, the blog looks beautiful! Rachel truly is such a talented designer and I loveee the new look! :D I just spent a good two minutes scrolling up and down and staring at your header and new blog button!(; I loved your old look as well, but the new one is definitely much more sophisticated. I'm thrilled that you were able to find someone who knew exactly what you wanted and I'm so excited for you! :) If I didn't visit the Nocturnal Library enough, the new blog design will definitely ensure I will! ;)

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  2. WOWeee! I've been wondering about your new design ever since you mentioned it and this is just breathtaking. I love the leather couch she's sitting on, haha. So gorgeous!

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  3. Oh Maja! This is gorgeous!! I'm drooling over your new design! :)

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  4. Wow! This new design is gorgeous! It still looks "nocturnal", but much more stylish... I know it's a small detail, but I specially love the social buttons inside the shields!

    I'm officially jealous. I've been playing with the thought of updating (or messing up) Stories of my life's design and now I think I just have to do it *laughs*

    I already grabbed your new button! ;)

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  5. It's gorgeous!!! I too dream of one day having a parajunkee design! I will replace the button right now! It's awesome!

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  6. Oh my god, Maja, your blog is utterly exquisite! It is so elegant and opulent and refined. And I love how it still has a 'dark' feel to it, yet it's so much more graceful and professional-looking. I think I may consider requesting a blog banner and button from Parajunkee now myself. :)

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  7. Wow!!!!! this new design is perfect!!!! Its beautiful, dark but not too dark. I love the magnificent carpet-like designed boarders, everything!!!!!

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  8. I was on Parajunkee's list for six months the I got impatient and then she contacted me...sigh I passed it up! Love the background! So pretty. I will definitley get the button traded out soon! Okay! Where is Lisa?

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  9. LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE! Wow I thought your old blog design was cool but this is just AMAZING. Parajunkee rocks!! Haha I just redecorated my blog too! I love the thrill of a new design. Lovely new design, and I'm so happy you still stuck with the darkish kinda feel. AWESOME SAUCE. That is all. ;) <333

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  10. I love this new look ladies, Rachel has the most rocking designs, and this one definitely seems to suit you guys so much. It's so pretty I just can't stop staring at it! :)

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  11. Oooooh, I think this is my favorite Parajunkee design of all time. So beautiful and atmospheric!

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  12. Oh my goodness. You've got to see my face right now, Maja! Totally priceless, with my jaw dropping to the floor and my eyes bogging out!! O.O Sweet Maja, I ADORE this new design!!! Soooo pretty. Insanely gorgeous! <33 When I visit this blog, I feel like reading old book with the fancy leather cover! And it's veeeery you. <3 I'm glad that Parajunkee can translate your wishes into such awesometastic-jawdropping design, Maja! Wow, I run out of words. I think I should invent new words just to express my adoration!! x)

    Beautiful design, sweetie! Congrats on reaching your two blog goals! I'd love to hear your new blog goals later! ;)

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  13. Oh I totally love it. Fantastic design! :D

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  14. Maja, I love the new look! It captures the essence of the last one but looks so much better (not that I didn't like the old design - I liked that one too!). The blog buttons look especially great. I hope you're happy with your wonderful new design. :)

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  15. Grats on the new design ladies! I love the color scheme in particular...though I'm not gonna lie, it's making me crave some caramel and chocolate in the worst way.

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  16. Ladies, you blog looks lovely! I like that you still have the window looking out into the night sky in the banner and the background pattern is gorgeous. Very nice!

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  17. Oh wow! I absolutely love the new look! The header is so gorgeous and even the signature at the end of the post look so classy. Awesome! :)

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  18. I think I already told you how much I loved your new blog design! :)
    Parajunkee does an amazing job at designing really unique blog layouts for clients! One of these days, if I decide to have a blog layout change, I'm definitely going to her. :)

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  19. I really like the new look! Very well done!

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  20. Your new blog is almost as beautiful as you. And since you are a stunning person this is by no means a shot. I will be glad to replace the old button with the new one. You're amazing!! I can't wait to see what your new goals are.

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  21. I love the new look! Congrats on succeeding on your initial blogging goals. :)

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  22. *squeeeeee*

    Yes, I'm old school, and I still squee. LOL

    I love it, Maja. Truth be told, I've always wanted a design by PJ too, I just couldn't deal with the wait list. LOL

    Love the new look.

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  23. You guys and Rachel did AWESOME!!!! I am so entirely jealous!! It is beautiful, easy on the eyes, a real pleasure to read!!! I grabbed a new button and it's going up later tonight :D

    I'm still waiting on my avatar so hopefully I'll be behind you guys someday on the PJ bandwagon, too!!

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  24. I am a new follower, love your blog, came from Parajunkee's site, seen she did your site, so came to check it out. I did mine myself, but want to do more, so been looking into getting it done for me. (i just want to keep my header, which I like)
    If you want to stop by, here is my blog
    Concise Book Reviews By Michelle

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