Welcome! I'm Riv Re, teenager and aspiring author. I post Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Tuesdays are for book reviews; Thursdays are for a weekly meme called "Character Dolls," which showcases character depictions I made online; and on Sundays I just wing it.
This blog is for my writing misadventures, my reviews, ramblings, and rants. My favorite genre is fantasy, so expect a lot of the unusual.

Warning: I've got an awful sense of humor. Don't blame me if you keel up and die from reading the jokes I crack.
Notice: I hold no responsibility for any deaths caused by previously mentioned jokes.

Enjoy and happy reading!

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Friday, December 31, 2010

The End of 2010

So Blogger Buds,
I was debating whether or not to post, but come on, I have to talk about the fact that we're approaching January    1st!
So, I'm not going to get all technical, but I need to tell you some of the highlights of the year.

So, top 10 in 2010: (I only started recording books in March or so, so I have no idea how much I read)(No order)

  • Crank by Ellen Hopkins-I can't believe it took me so long to read her books, Hopkins is wonderful!
  • Angel Experiment by James Patterson-This book was sitting on my pile for a while. Then I got an audiobook, but for a bit I couldn't use my iPod, so I picked up the copy I had hanging around, and kinda read the whole book (and went back to finish the audiobook) Great.
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater- I don't know what to say. LOVE HER
  • Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel-mind-blowing and beautiful
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore-She's my top author. Ever. (Beats even Shiver)
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins-of course HG is in here, but this was my favorite of the series.
  • Babylonne by Catherine Jinks-I'm really not much of an historical fiction fan. I mostly read the Roman Mysteries (MG) but I LOVED Babylonne. It's a companion to a quartet I never read, but I loved this book
  • Candor-I reviewed this a few days ago, gushing about the awesomeness.
  • Night Whispers by Erin Hunter-MG, but I've been reading Warriors for years. This book reminded me of a soap-opera, but I still really enjoyed it.
  • Iron King-just incredible with awesome characters
Top 11 in 2011 that I look forward to:
  • Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton-my longtime followers will know I've been drooling after this for a while
  • Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore-I need to explain?
  • Forever by Maggie Stiefvater-see "Bitterblue" above
  • Iron Queen+Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa-LOVE her, and I don't consider putting 2 books together ascheating
  • Enclave by Ann Aguirre-I've been waiting for this book back from the old name and cover
  • Steel by Carrie Vaughn-Swords and evil people? What can be better?
  • Shur'tugal by Christopher Paolini-remember that dude? Who sold millions of dragon novels? Well, he's supposedly publishing the last one this year!
  • Stolen Nights by Rebecca Maizel-look at the above list for proof of my LAV
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis-Sci-fi mystery? I've heard a lot about this one!
  • Vanish by Sophie Jordan-I spent ages waiting for Firelight, and it left me in suspense
  • Illusions by Aprilynne Pike-loved the first two Wings books, can't WAIT!

Now that books are done...
In 2010 I joined the book blogging community. I presently have >75 followers and found many great books. Looking at the 10 books above...
Thank you Blogger for: Candor, Crank
Thank you Goodreads for: Infinite Days
Thank you other internet places for: Maximum Ride, Hunger Games, Shiver, Graceling
Thank you library for: Babylonne, Iron King, Night Whispers

And of course...
Follow some sort of blog pattern
Write more
Finish a manuscript
Finish another manuscript
Do something great
Don't get all my posts in after midnight!

It's after midnight. Happy Friday!

Riv Re

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